Today we celebrated the External Solemnity of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before mass started, Canon Moreau did the blessing of the candles which was followed by a short procession outside the church.
Before the Mass
Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (later to be carried in the procession)
Canon Moreau incensing the candles
Distribution of candles. The faithful can kiss the hands of the priest then the candle.
Procession outside the church
Flower girls accompanying our Blessed Mother
On the way back to the church
My son, Paul Benedict Marie, getting his first blessing of the throat after Mass (good timing, he had been coughing these past few days!). More photos of the procession can be found here.
Video: Blessing of the candles and procession outside the church
Video: Canon Moreau's Sermon