Major Feasts of February: Candlemas and Septuagesima Sunday

The Christmas Season comes to a close with Candlemas, which is the "Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary," on February 2.  Only a few weeks later (this year on February 17) we celebrate Septuagesima Sunday and start preparing for Lent.  Following are some reflections on these two important feasts, one that closes the Easter Season, and one that begins our preparation for Advent and the season of Lent.  

Walk for Life West Coast 2019

Meet up at the 15th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco with others from the northern California apostolates of the Institute of Christ Sovereign Priest. Event schedule lists four opportunities to attend a traditional Latin Mass and pray for life before and after the walk. The Vatican has granted a plenary indulgence for those who participate ...

San Jose Epiphany Home Blessing 2019

On Sunday, January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, after the 12:30 Mass Canon Ueda will bless chalk and distribute it so the head of each household can follow the tradition of blessing the home by marking the door lintel or the riser on the top front step with: 20 + C + M + B + 19. Epiphany water that will be blessed on January 5 will also be available on Sunday to take home with the chalk for the house blessing, and the faithful are encouraged to use the Epiphany water for blessing the family and the sick throughout the year. More about the significance of Epiphany and the custom of blessing the house on that day ...

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