Feast of Saint Blaise

Feast of Saint Blaise - February 3

Friday, February 3 is the Feast of Saint Blaise. Saint Blaise was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the fourth century. According to legend, he cured a young boy who was choking on a fish bone. Out of that legend developed the Church's tradition of blessing throats on the Feast of Saint Blaise. In honor of this holy saint, all are invited to attend the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, February 3. After the Mass, all who wish may have their throats blessed. The minister will hold a pair of entwined candles against the throat of the person being blessed whil saying: "Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." Please come and participate in this unique part of our Catholic faith and heritage.