Annual Parish Celebrations
Feast Day of The Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)
This day the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, which occurs 40 days after the birth of Jesus, when Mary in obedience to the Jewish law, went to the temple in Jerusalem, both to be purified and to present Jesus to God as her first-born son. It is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing (and procession) of candles is part of the day’s liturgy.
Founded by St. Pope John Paul II in 1997, this day is the world day of prayer for consecrated life. He attached it to Candela day because consecrated men and women are to be a light to the world, imitating Jesus, the light of the world.
In the Catholic Church we have an old tradition where we bless candles (baptism candles) on this day.
If you would like to have your baptism candles, or other candles blessed, please bring them to this mass.
Blessing of the Throats
The Feast of St. Blaise, is on Friday, February 3rd.
Blessing of the Food
According to an old tradition (mostly, but not only, Polish) on Holy Saturday we will have a Blessing of the Food. If you would like, bring your food in a basket to be blessed.