Blessing of throats

Starts: Wednesday, February 3rd 2021 at 10:00 am
Ends: Wednesday, February 3rd 2021 at 10:25 am

Tomorrow Wednesday, 3rd February, is the feast day of St Blaise who was a physican and bishop of Sebaste, Armenia.

On St Blaise’s feast day many people come to church to have their throats blessed. As we cannot physically attend Mass due to government restrictions Fr Kevin will recite the traditional prayers and give this blessing online before the end of the 10am Mass.

Using two crossed and unlighted candles Fr Kevin will recite a short prayer asking St Blaise to intercede with God to deliver us from every disease of the throat and from every other illness. The blessing of St Blaise is a sign of our faith in God’s protection and love for us and for the sick.