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