Presentation of newborn children to the Virgin. Sunday 31 January
The Tuesday 2 February the Church celebrates the feast of the Purification of the Virgin or Presentación of Jesús Temple (La Candelaria): “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).
There will be candelas blessing at all Masses.
For this reason, the Sunday 31 January (also First Sunday of S. Jose), After the Misa de 12h 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.