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Candlemas Candles Pick-up

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 10:30am

Following 9:30am and 11:30am Mass

We will bless the candles we will use during our liturgies this coming year and we will have candles available for pick-up free of charge. These candles can be lit at home when we find ourselves in a difficult time so they may give us hope as their light breaks the darkness.

Come to the rectory on 17th Street, where you will receive a prayer card. You will then proceed to the front of our School building to receive candles while you remain in your car. We will distribute candles from approximately 10:30-11:00am and 12:30-1:00pm.

Forty days after Christmas, on February 2, we celebrate the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of Mary. Both commemorate events in the life of Jesus and Mary related to the observance of Jewish Law as narrated in the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The day is also known as Candlemas because on that day, the mid-point of winter candles are blessed for use in church as well as in our homes.