St. Blaise was Bishop of Sebaste. He was martyred in Armenia in 315. Since the eight century he has been venerated as patron of those who suffer from diseases of the throat.

The traditional blessing of throats is done using candles blessed the previous day on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the blessing will be done online at the 10am morning Mass.

Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from all ailments of the throat and from every other evil. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.