Celebrate the Feast of the Purification, February 2, with a stained glass coloring page. This is the last of the feasts that are included in the Christmas liturgical season.
Joseph and Mary presented Jesus in the Temple and this picture shows the High Priest Simeon and the Prophetess Anna.
This feast has several names. It is also the feast of the Presentation and Candlemas. Your children will love the Mass for Candlemas Day with all its pretty candles and procession!
See the coloring sheet at the bottom of this page.
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The feast of the Purification of Mary is February 2 and is the same as Candlemas Day.
Guess when the Catholic Church blesses candles? On the feast of the Presentation, February 2, Candlemas Day. The candle part comes from Mary's part in the ceremony.
If you can, please be sure to take your children to Mass to see the priest bless the candles for the year. It's a wonderful time to have your family candles blessed, too. It is also a good time to practice walking in procession with little ones who are preparing for First Communion.
Blessed candles are good for sacraments like Extreme Unction and the Prayers for the Dying, many devotions as with the St. Martha novena, and other Catholic prayers.
The Feast of the Presentation is the same day as the Purification of Mary, February 2nd.
It is what we remember in the Fourth Mystery of the Rosary, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple for an increase in the supernatural virtue of purity.
The very next day after the Presentation is February 3, the feast of St. Blase, patron of those with throat issues. If your parish has the Blessing of Throats, remember to go after Mass or when the Blessing is scheduled.
Sometimes parishes will also do it the next Sunday, so everyone in your family can have their throats blessed.
A hint for young parents about this Blessing: It's a great time to teach your children to proceed in a line just like they will for their First Communion because they go to the altar rail and kneel just like they would to receive Communion.
If you're teaching First Communion, both St. Blase day and Ash Wednesday are good times to practice walking in line and kneeling at the altar.
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