is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which is also known as "Candlemas." In our video reflection this week, I talk about why this particular feast is associated with candles and the significance that candles have in our faith.
A couple of things of note about this Sunday: We will be starting a special Sunday devotion to St. Joseph this week. Bishop Jugis has declared the year 2020 to be the
Year of St. Joseph
in our diocese. As part of our observance of this special year, we will participate in the Seven Sunday Devotion that consists of special meditations and prayers on the seven Sundays leading up to the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. We will include these prayers after our rosary before Mass, so if you are not normally here at 3:30 for the rosary, I encourage you to arrive about ten minutes before Mass begins to join us in these prayers.
At the end of Mass this Sunday we will also be offering the special blessing of throats that is associated with the Feast of St. Blaise. This will be especially welcome for anyone who is suffering from a sore throat during this cold season!
Finally, this Sunday is Superbowl Sunday. Some of our students are planning a Superbowl watch party Sunday evening starting at 6:30 at CCM. Anyone who wants to watch the game with us is most welcome to join us. We will still have our
discussion after Mass, but we will wrap up a little earlier than usual to enjoy the game.
In Christ's Peace,