Introduction of children to the Virgin, 31 January
Next Tuesday 2 de febrero la Iglesia celebra la fiesta de la Purification of the Virgin or Presentación of Jesús Temple: “So the days of purification are fulfilled, in accordance with the law of Moses, they led him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, as it is written in the law of the Lord that “every firstborn male is consecrated to the Lord,” and to offer in sacrifice, According to the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons… (Lucas 2, 22-40).
For this reason, the Sunday 31 January (also First Sunday of S. Jose), After the Mass of 12 all marriages with children baptized in the last year may approach the altar to be blessed. Some parents made an offering and then the priest He will bless the children and present them to the Virgin.
Tuesday day 2 (Feast of the Presentación of Jesús in the temple) There will be blessing of candles at all masses.
Also held this day of S. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians and remembered as “Apostle of the children”.