February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord which coincides with the forty days after Jesus’ birth. The Feast is known as Candlemas to signify Christ as the Light of the World as foretold by Simeon when he held the Christ Child in his arms and blessed God, saying: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” It is customary on Candlemas to bless the candles that will be used during liturgies throughout the year and candles for home use. Join us for a bilingual Mass and the blessing of candles at 6:30 PM. Please be sure to bring candles if you wish to have some blessed for your home.
Blessing of Candles