Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ
Mass for the Presentation of Christ in the Temple will be offered at Holy Cross on Wednesday, February 2 at 12 noon. The Feast of the Presentation marks the 40th day since Christmas.
Traditionally it is the last day to remove all the Christmas greens and décor from the church. It commemorates the day on which the first born male child would be presented in the Temple in Jerusalem, in accordance with the law. It demonstrates to us, among other things, that our Lord himself fulfilled all the requirements of the law, that having fulfilled the law he might offer us.
It also marks the time when the Blessed Virgin Mary would undergo the traditional rites of purification and return to her normal public life.
Join us in person or online at 12 noon for this feast.