Sunday, February 3, 2013

OF COURSE, IF YOU HAD ANY DOUBT, SAINT JOSEPH BLESSED EVERYONE'S THROATS TODAY, THE FEAST OF SAINT BLAISE

In place of the normal recessional, as the recessional hymn was being sung, we invited parishioners to come forward for the traditional blessing of throats in honor of Saint Blaise. And I must say everyone came forward and then departed.

Did your parish bless throats today??????????

Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, may God deliver of every disease of the throat and every other illness, in the name of the the Father + and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

9 comments:

TLW said...

Yes Father, throats were blessed at all the weekend Masses at our parish, except at the Extraordinary Form today, the blessing was said in Latin. Also, Father used candles that had been blessed yesterday for Candlemas.

Joe Potillor said...

Yes, throats were blessed after Mass today :)

Pater Ignotus said...

We blessed throats, but someone said that we might be a greater need for the blessings of joints - shoulders, knees, hips...!

Anonymous said...

At our parish lay people were blessing throats after Mass. We have seven deacons and two priests...disappointed.

RG

ytc said...

Anon, were they? I wouldn't be confident my throat was anything'd if it was done by a layperson.

Joseph Johnson said...

At St. Joseph in Waycross, Ga., Father blessed the throats of most of our parish. It was rather lengthy as he did not rush through things but did it with care and reverence! We are very fortunate to have Father Paul.

qwikness said...

My daughter's middle name is Biagia, the feminine form of Biagio which is Italian for Blaise.

Anonymous 2 said...

Pater Ignotus,

Aren’t joints covered by the generic “and every other illness” in the blessing? I certainly hope so. That is the way I wanted to hear it anyway. =).

Gene said...

"All them dry bones...."