On Tuesday, February 2nd, we will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord with holy Mass at 2:15 pm at Saint Mary’s Church. This will be an all school Mass during Catholic Schools Week. Grandparents have been invited to attend Mass with the students.

Gloria Singers and the Sacred Heart Youth Choir (those members who attend Norfolk Catholic Schools) will team together to lead the music for this Mass. We will be singing brand new music that was composed for the new edition of the Roman Missal.

Light is a dominant theme for the Feast of the Presentation, for when Mary and Joseph present Jesus at the Temple, Simeon, a devout Jew who was awaiting the Messiah, recognizes and acknowledges Jesus and says: “…my eyes have seen your salvation…a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” Luke 2:22-40

Also called Candlemas, the Feast of the Presentation includes a blessing of the church candles to be used in the coming year and a candlelight procession.

Here are clips of the Sacred Heart Youth Choir learning the music for the Presentation:

Behold, our Lord will come with power

A Light for Revelation to the Gentiles

Responsorial Psalm: Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord. Psalm 24

We are Marching in the Light of God