Candlemas Day - South Portland

Friday, February 2 from 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM

In celebration of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which is also known as Candlemas Day, parishioners are invited to bring candles to the February 2, 7:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road in South Portland, to have them blessed.

Candlemas Day, which is celebrated February 2, commemorates the occasion, 40 days after the birth of Jesus, when the Blessed Mother, in accordance with Jewish law, went to the Temple in Jerusalem to be purified and to present her firstborn son to God. Candles are traditionally blessed on this day in acknowledgment that Christ is the light who came into the world to dispel the darkness.

Holy Cross Church

124 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME 04106
United States

Contact Person:
St. John Paul II Parish