The Roman Catholic Church sets aside certain days and seasons of each year to recall and celebrate various events in the life of Christ. The liturgical year begins with Advent, the time of preparation for both the celebration of Jesus’ birth, and his second coming at the end of time. The Advent season lasts until Christmas Eve on December 24th.
Christmastide follows, and ends with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2, also known as Candlemas. This feast recounts the 40 days of rest Mary took according to Mosaic Law for purification and the presentation of her first-born son to the Temple in Jerusalem. Click on “Why the Presentation is more important than you think” Under the Links Tab on the side panel for more information:
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A beautiful spiritual event! Lessons and Carols was performed by the St. Bernadette Choir on Saturday under the Direction of St. Bernadette Music Director Marie Celso and was angelically sung by the Choir: Linda Monahan, Lisa Pietrosimone, Irene Ruggiero, Vivian Baker, Kathy Izzo and guest soprano Elizabeth Graham.
The Readers did a wonderful and inspirational presentation of the Word of God. Thank you to Mike Fimiani, Deborah Thorson, Rico Diamantini, Kathy McManus, Mark Pietrosimone, Vandelina Esposito, Gabriella Esposito, Deacon George McCarroll, Kristen Bayer.
It was a joyful, uplifting presentation and we are all looking forward to many more Lessons and Carols.
Mary born without Original Sin to become the Mother of God.