LITURGY 2 FEBRUARY — CANDLEMAS

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Readings: 

First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4 The prophet foretells the entry of the Messiah into the Temple; the Baby Jesus is shown as ‘the One who is to come’

Second Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18 Christ became human so that he could, from within, as it were, save human flesh from the power of the devil

Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Jesus is presented in the Temple as required by the Law of Moses; Simeon prophesies concerning him, and Anna proclaimed him.

Mass music for 2 February, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Entry hymn:           747 The Light of Christ
Penitential rite:     Sprinkling with holy water (Asperges)
Gloria: Lourdes 527
Alleluia: Lourdes
Offertory : 603 Blest are you, Lord, God of all creation
Holy, Holy, Holy: responsorial, unaccompanied
Acclamation:  responsorial, unaccompanied
Our Father: said
Lamb of God: Lourdes
Communion Music:  Instrumental Cantilène religieuse (T. Dubois)
Communion Hymn: Christ be beside me 910
Final Hymn: Now let your servant go in peace 177 (tune 679)