Sunday, February 2nd

Candlemas Day/Presentation of the Lord

This Sunday for the 10:30AM mass, we will have the Blessing of the Candles & a small procession for Candlemas.

Join us Sunday, February 2nd after the Spanish Mass for a special Hispanic tradition for the Candlemas Day/Presentation of the Lord.  (Spanish Mass starts at 2:00pm)

In Latin America Día de la Candelaria is a follow-up to the festivities of Three Kings Day on January 6th, when children receive gifts and families and friends gather together to eat Rosca de Reyes, a special sweet bread with figurines of a baby (representing the Child Jesus) hidden inside. The person (or people) who received the figurines on Three Kings Day are supposed to host the party on Candlemas Day. We will meet in Leppert Hall after the Spanish Mass, Tamales are the food of choice, but you are welcome to bring a dish to share.