On February 2nd, the Church celebrates the rite of the blessing of candles, with the procession, which reminds us of the Presentation of Jesus, light of the world, in the Temple of Jerusalem. The presentation of Jesus to the temple is the symbol of consecration.
Consecrated life is the highest form of commitment to God and to the Church, but it is not reduced only to religious people who live in the convents or monasteries; it is a calling for all the baptized. At baptism, all Christians are “consecrated” with the holy Chrism.
The Parish itself could be the “convent” where the consecrated baptized lives and works. As we have many groups of committed parishioners, we could have a group of consecrated people in the parish.
Come to the celebration of THE PRESENTATION OF THE BABY JESUS to the Temple of Jerusalem; he is the light of the World. At the evening mass (7:00pm) we will celebrate the procession with lit candles.