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Friday 30 January 2015

Candlemas and St Blaise

The Feast of Candlemas on 2nd February is one of the most beautiful in the Church's year. It commemorates the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem after forty days of life according to Jewish custom. It is a feast rich in meaning. God comes into his Temple.images-4

On Monday there will be Mass as usual at 8am and 12.10pm and a Sung Mass with the Blessing of Candles in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm.12hp0062

On the following day, the commemoration of St Blaise, we will have the customary blessing of throats after the 12.10 Mass.