02. Candlemas Day ~ 2018

On 2nd February the Church celebrates the Feast of The Presentation in the Temple and also the Feast of Candlemas. At the beginning of Mass on the Friday evening, Fr Neeson blessed all the candles for use in the Church and Parish. There were also some St Brigid’s Crosses available from the previous day.

Prayer when lighting a candle

Lord, may this candle be a light for you to enlighten me in my difficulties and decisions.

May it be a fire for you to burn out of me all pride, selfishness and impurity.

May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into my heart towards my family, my friends and all who meet me.

Through the intercession of Mary, Virgin and mother, I place in your care those I come to remember, especially…

Lord, I cannot stay here long with you. In leaving this candle, I wish to give you something of myself.

Please help me to continue my prayer into everything I do this day.

Amen.