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Start: Feb 3 2019 8:00 am

The 8:00am Low Mass will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.  Proper on page 263.  Preface of the Holy Trinity on page 884.

The 10:30am High Mass will celebrate the Purification and Candlemas Day.  The Blessing of the Candles and Procession will take place before Mass.  Proper on page 1164. Preface of the Blessed Virgin on page 879.

Please join us in the hall for refreshments after either Mass.

 

 The Feast of Candlemas, which derives its origin from the local observance of Jerusalem, marks the end of the Feasts included in the Christmas cycle of the Liturgy.  It is perhaps the most ancient festival of Our Lady.  It commemorates not only the obedience of the Blessed Virgin to the Mosaic Law in going to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of her Child and making the accustomed offerings, but also the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, and the meeting of the Infant Jesus with the old man Simeon—the Occursus Domini, as the Feast was anciently termed.  This is the principal theme of the liturgy on this day:  Jesus is taken to the Temple "to present Him to the Lord."  So the Lord comes to His Temple, and is met by the aged Simeon with joy and recognition.

The procession on this day is one of the most picturesque features of the Western Liturgy.  The blessing and distribution of candles, to be carried lighted in procession, precedes the Mass today—a symbolic presentation of the truth proclaimed in the Canticle of Simeon: Our Lord is the "Light for the revelation of the Gentiles."  The anthems sung during this procession, eastern in origin, will express the joy and gladness of this happy festival, and the honor and praise we give to our blessed Lady and her Divine Son by its devout observance.

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Start: Feb 4 2019 12:10 pm

Proper on pages 1175, 1023. Common Preface on page 886.

 

 

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Start: Feb 5 2019 7:00 am

Born in Sicily of noble parents, St. Agatha suffered dreadful torture at the hands of her persecutors, but she was healed on the following night by a vision of St. Peter.  Other sufferings were inflicted upon her, and from these she died A.D. 254.

Proper on p. 1175, 1048, 886.  Common Preface on page 886.

 

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Start: Feb 6 2019 12:10 pm

St. Titus, Bishop of Crete, was one of the most faithful disciples of St. Paul.  The Apostle wrote to Titus a letter included in Holy Scripture.  He died A.D. 101.
Also the Commemoration of St. Dorothy, Virgin & Martyr.  St. Dorothy of Caesarea in Cappadocia was beheaded at the end of the third century.  She died A.D. 275.
Proper on p. 1178, 1023, 886.  Common Preface on page 886.
 

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Start: Feb 7 2019 12:10 pm

St. Romuald founded the Order of Camaldoli, one of the branches of the Benedictine Order, in which the eremitical life is united with the cenobitical.  He died at the age of 120, A.D. 1027.

Proper on p. 1448, 1179, 1043, 886.

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Start: Feb 8 2019 7:00 am

Proper on pages 1179, 1037.  Common Preface on page 886. 

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Start: Feb 9 2019 8:00 am

St. Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, fought with his pen and his eloquence against the Nestorians.  He presided in the name of Pope Celestine at the great Council of Ephesus, where the heresy of Nestorius was condemned, and he successfully defended the truth concerning the Mother of God and our Savior in His twofold nature of God and Man.  He died A.D. 444.

Also: Commemoration of St. Apollonia, Virgin, Martyr

St. Apollonia, Virgin of Alexandria, after having her teeth broken, cast herself into the flames prepared for her, under the emporer Decius, A.D. 259.

Proper on p. 1180, 1032, 1048.  Common Preface on p. 886.

 

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