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Blessing of the Throats at Saint Mary's Church this weekend

MARNE, Mich.—Cold and flu season is here, and Saint Mary’s Church is looking to a saint for help.

This weekend after masses, Rev. David Gross will lead the parish in a “Blessing of the Throats”.  Rev. Gross will be asking for Saint Blaise to protect his flock from ailments of the throat and other illnesses.

The special blessing comes as the Fest of Saint Blaise approaches.    According to catholic.org, Saint Blaise became the patron saint of throats after healing a boy who was about to die from a fishbone stuck in his throat.

Saint Mary’s Church is located at 15164 Juniper Dr. in Marne.