Candlemas; St Blaise

Sat 2nd Feb
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
(Candlemas)
Forty days after his birth, Jesus was brought to the Temple to be presented to the Lord, following the law which prescribed this for all firstborn males.
While there, the old man Simeon prophesied that the child would be ‘a light to enlighten the nations’.

Candles will blessed at the 10.00 Mass in Kilbrittain on Sat morning next. Candles can be left in the church, beside the sacristy door, during the week.

Sun, 3rd Feb: St Blaise
He was a bishop who was martyred for his faith. During his life he had a reputation as a miraculous healer.
Throats will be blessed at Masses on Saturday night next (8.00 pm) and on Sunday Morning (10.30 am).