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Candlemas

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

This Sunday is February 2 and the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This feast commemorates when Mary and Joseph came to Jerusalem forty days after Jesus’ birth to present Christ in the Temple and offer sacrifice. This feast is also called “Candlemas” — the Mass of Candles. Why? What do candles have to do with the Presentation and our Christian faith? Watch this week’s video to find out!