Candlemas : Catholic All Year : Kendra Tierney

By | August 17, 2019

[music] [match strikes] Hi, I’m Kendra from Catholic All Year and today, we’re going to talk about Candlemas. Today we celebrate the Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the Temple by his parents, Mary and Joseph. Holy Simeon called Jesus “a LIGHT for revelation to the gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” From these words comes the traditional Catholic practice for the day, which is the blessing of candles. Today, if you wish, you can bring a candle or a year’s supply of candles to Mass with you and ask Father to bless them for you after Mass. If that won’t work, you can bless them at home yourself with holy water, and a blessing for candles. We like to observe the day by not using electric lights. [music] Very good, yes. [music] The traditional French food for the day is crepes. Crepes can be found in the refrigerated section of some grocery stores, but they’re also not too hard to make yourself. [baby coughs] This is Bobby, he is our family’s official pancake slash crepe maker. So he’s going to show us how he makes crepes for Candlemas. [music] It’s only lights that we don’t permit. We use electricity. [laughs] [blender whirs] [grill sizzles] Woo hoo! [baby squawks] Alright, did somebody make George a plate? Crepes are done! Yay! [music] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, bless these candles. that, wherever they are lighted or placed, the princes of darkness may depart in trembling from all these places, and flee in fear. [singing] This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. [music]

6 thoughts on “Candlemas : Catholic All Year : Kendra Tierney

  1. Melanie Vogel Post author

    Very sweet <3 Okay, I do a lot of cooking but I've never made crepes. I just find the whole idea intimidating! But I think we will have to give them a try!

  2. Jennifer Grady Post author

    Keep these awesome videos coming! I have your book and I’m really enjoying learning about all your ideas for celebrating these amazing Catholic traditions.


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