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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Candlemas Day

Happy Candlemas Day!

          Today, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, when we remember Mary and Joseph taking the Baby Jesus to the Temple (Luke 2:22-38).  In some cultures today is the day the Christmas decorations come down.  It is also Candlemas Day.  Though not usually a public celebration today, historically Candlemas Day is when all the candles to be used during the year were blessed, and given to the clergy and laity.  It was marked by a candlelight procession.  Though it would be profitable to meditate on the Presentation of the Lord today, may we also have a happy Candlemas Day!

Also, please follow the link below to see Bishop Dolan’s statement as head of the USCCB in response to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate that denies freedom of religion to individuals and specifically targets the Catholic Church.

The bishops have also provided us a simple way to contact our representatives on this matter at the link below.