Feast of the Presentation; Candlemas Day
Happy Feast of the Presentation! Today the Church celebrates the presentation of the infant Jesus to Simeon in the temple. It is also the official end of the Christmas season, and this feast day is also called Candlemas. Jesus is the Light of the World and the Catholic Church celebrates this by bringing candles into the Church and blessing them, lighting them. Once again, the Church makes a feast day of an event in the life of Jesus that reinforces the gospel. Jesus is the light of the world, illuminating the darkness of sin and giving us the opportunity to live with Him if we choose to.