Today, Saturday Feb. 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise.

Saint Blaise is the Patron of Throat Illnesses and much of this has to do with a legend that a boy was brought to Saint Blaise who had a fishbone caught in his throat. The boy was going to die, however Blaise was able to heal him. An invocation to St. Blaise and a blessing of the throat remains in practice today The blessing is done by using two candles, held open slightly and then pressed against the throat.

We will have throat blessings today after the 5:00 P.M. Mass