Distribution of Candles before Mass
Blessing of Saint Blaze the next day
THE ONLY CANDLEMASS IN GEORGIA
Unfortunately, the only place to assist at Candlemas or receive the traditional Saint Blaze Blessing in our state will be at the FSSP parish in the Atlanta Archdiocese. There will be a high Candlemas at St Francis de Sales in Mableton Wednesday 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 priest's 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.
For directions see: St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - Latin Mass Atlanta (fsspatl.com)