Saint Blaise has been invoked on behalf of the sick, especially those afflicted with illnesses of the throat. For decades U.S. Catholics have sought the traditional Blessing of Throats on his Feast Day. In conjunction with his Feast Day our partner parishes have each scheduled a Saint Blaise Blaze or bonfire.
Saint James Parish
Saturday, February 1
after the 4:30 p.m. Mass
The bonfire will be held behind the volleyball court and the blessing/refreshments will be in the activities center.
Our Lady, Queen
of Peace Church
Sunday, February 2
after the 11 a.m. Mass
The bonfire will be held in the lot next to the parking lot. The blessing/refreshments will be in the parish garage [social hall is not available due to bingo preparations].
Ashes will be distributed at the following:
Saint James Church
7:30 a.m. Communion Service
7 p.m. Mass
Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
12 Noon Mass
Partner Parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg --
Staffed by the Benedictine Monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey