Last night candles were put in place ready for a Solemn Mass which will be celebrated this evening on the Feast of The Presentation of the Lord.







The Mass begins with the traditional Blessing of Candles.








Candlemas marks the closing of the Christmas cycle. In remembrance of the divine gifts bestowed by the Christmas mystery, the Church gives us a candle. The candle’s message is that we always retail Emmanuel – God-with-us.

More photos and text tomorrow!