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Candlemas of Innocents: opportunity for parents to grieve and heal

Megan Marley A healing Mass for parents who have lost a child in miscarriage, infancy or abortion was held on the feast of the Presentation February 2 at St. Mary’s parish in Independence. Over 80 people attended the Saturday night Mass in Latin, which began with a candlelit procession into the main church from the […]

Candlemas of Innocents: A remembrance of lost infants

The tradition of Candlemas takes its roots from Luke’s Gospel, when Mary completed a ritualistic cleansing 40 days after Jesus’ birth

Mass of Innocents remembers lost infants

Like the original Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Candlemas this February 2 at St. Mary’s Church was bittersweet.

August 13, 2020
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph