Receiving Blessed Candles at beginning of Mass
THE ONLY CANDLEMASS IN GEORGIA
There will be a high Candlemass at St Francis de Sales in Mableton Tuesday February 2nd at 7:00 pm. The blessing of candles and procession precede the mass. Bring your candles for the blessing and make sure your name is on them. When you take a candle from the priest, you kneel then you kiss the candle first then kiss the priests hand and take the candle. Your lighted candle is held during the Gospel. At home these candles are lit for prayers after dusk on All Saints Day, Extreme Unction, and during storms. These candles will be used by the priests on the following day for the blessing of throats on St Blaze's day. It is traditional to eat crepes on this day.
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