Candlemas: ‘A light to the revelation of the Gentiles’

Simeon must have stunned Mary and Joseph with what he foresaw for the infant Jesus. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Feast of Candelmas, we remember that ancient ceremony consecrating Jesus to the Lord with the blessing of candles. The following day, Sunday, Feb. 3, marks the healing Feast of Saint Blaise, which will include the blessing of throats at all Masses. Learn more about Candelmas at About.com – Catholicism.

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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