Presentation of newborn children to the Virgin

The next Sunday 2 February the Church celebrates the fiesta de la Purificación de la Virgen o Presentación de Jesús en el Templo: "So were the days of purification, in accordance with the law of Moses, they led him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, según está escrito en la ley del Señor que “todo varón primogénito sea consagrado al Señor,” y para ofrecer en sacrificio, According to the law of the Lord, un par de tórtolas o dos pichones… (Lucas 2, 22-40).

Habrá bendición de candelas en todas las Misas.

For this reason, on Sunday 2 February (también Primer domingo de S. Jose), After Mass 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 bless the children and present them to the Virgin.

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