February 2 – Candlemas, The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

February 2 – Candlemas, The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Thursday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, commonly known as Candlemas.  There will be a Solemn Mass at 6 pm at St. Vincent Ferrer for which the Schola Cantorum will sing Missa in honorem Beata Virgo Maria de Loreto, Op. 25 by Vinzenz Goller; Vox dicentis: Clama by Edward W. Naylor; and Virga Jesse floruit by Anton Bruckner.  

The Solemn Mass will include the blessing of candles traditionally offered on this Feast.

Afterward, there will be a light reception in the cloister walk followed by Solemn Compline at 8 PM.

If you would like to have candles for your home to be blessed, please place them in the Holy Name Chapel before the 6pm Mass, and they will be blessed at the beginning of the Mass.