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FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION ‐ “CANDLEMAS DAY” February 2
Traditionally on February 2nd, we celebrate the Presentation of Jesus. In the temple were Simeon and Anna who had prayed for many years to see the Messiah. Simeon then holds the child Jesus and proclaims: “Lord, you may dismiss your servant in peace, for my eyes have seen your salvation, a light for the gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.” On this feast of light, the Church blesses candles as a sign of the light of Christ breaking the darkness of the world. All are invited to please bring a candle from home for a special procession and blessing at every Mass.