February 2nd is the 40th day after Christmas Day. It is the last day of the Christmas Season. This holy time of year always comes to an end with a very important Church Feast, The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this special day we commemorate Mary and Joseph bringing the child Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem for the first time, 40 days after His birth.
The feast is commonly known as Candlemas Day because of the blessing of candles, which takes place at the beginning of Mass. The lighted candles are carried in procession in church to remind us that it is Jesus Christ who is the true Light of the World, a Revelation to all the nations and the glory of the People of Israel.
Here at Saint Mary Church there will be a Solemn High Mass, February 2, 2018 at 6:00PM.