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Feast of Light
1 February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holy Spirit Parish would like to invite you to celebrate the Feast of Light with the Faith and Light Community of Canberra.
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Holy Spirit Parish Amaroo
*Please bring along a battery-operated candle or light to use during the Feast of Light liturgy, as well as some food to share for afternoon tea and money for the raffle.
After the Feast of Light liturgy, the Faith and Light Community will participate in the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday 1 February. Among other things, the group will accompany Father Mark for the entrance procession, read the Prayer of the Faithful, Readings and the signing choir will perform a reflection hymn. We invite all to attend and join in this this wonderful celebration.
About Faith and Light
Faith and Light is an international Christian Association with Communities made up of persons with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends, particularly young friends, who meet together on a regular basis in a Christian spirit, to share friendship, pray together, fiesta and celebrate life.
About Feast of Light
The Faith and Light community adopted Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple on 2 February (the day Jesus was presented as the Light of the world) as their day of celebration around the world and celebrate it as the “Feast of Light”.
At the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, as at Faith and Light, parents are reunited with their small child and his/her friends, Simeon and Anne.
The parents, members of Faith and Light, are felt and feel more often still in their flesh, the prediction of Simeon to Mary: ‘A blade will pierce the heart’. And we see that their child is a sign of contradiction. He reveals deep thoughts which hide in the hearts. The person weak, disabled, ill, dying… deeply disturb us but it transforms us if we want to put our hand in theirs.