POLL: St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats – 2020

Tomorrow, Monday 3 February 2020, is the Feast of St. Blaise, upon which we traditionally have the blessing of throats.

However, in some places, because so many are in church today for Sunday Mass, the St. Blaise blessing was given.

Let’s have a poll.

Did you receive a St. Blaise Day blessing of the throat on Sunday or on Sunday 2 February, or Monday 3 February?

Pick your best answer.  You are registered and approved, use the combox to explain what happened.

NB: ALSO, today I have a setting that should allow you, tomorrow, to come back and click ALSO the BONUS option if you wind up getting the blessing on both days.  (In other words, check two boxes.) But be aware: if you vote today, and click submit, then you won’t be able to add your BONUS tomorrow.  If you think you will be at Mass also tomorrow, you might wait until tomorrow to vote.

Meanwhile, if you are registered here, then both today and tomorrow, you can add a comment!  You don’t have to be registered to vote… sort of like Chicago. Unlike Chicago, you do have to be alive.

Did you receive a 2020 St. Blaise Day Blessing of the Throat? Either on Sunday 2 Feb, or Monday 3 Feb, or both?

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  1. 1jacobo5 says:

    After Mass today, all the engaged couples were there to listen to their music options for their upcoming nuptial Masses so our pastor didn’t do the blessing. He planned on doing it the following weekend, but I let him know (I’m on our Worship Commission) that according to the Big Book of Blessings it’s only allowed to be done on 2/2 or 2/3.

  2. PostCatholic says:

    What do you bless on the feast of St. Joseph Calasanz?

  3. mysticalrose says:

    The blessing was given after low Mass today, but I couldn’t make it. February is the cruelest month … for sick children!

  4. PaulusFranciscus says:

    I just got back from daily Mass at a different parish, where the priest was offering the individual blessing again.

    I didn’t know you could receive it twice, or I would have gone a second time.

  5. Imrahil says:

    The vote was “no, I didn’t or couldn’t go”. But I’m fairly sure I’m still going to receive it.

    Both at my TLM home-community (community because not technically a parish), where I couldn’t be anyway, and at the TLM someplace else which I did attend and where we had a really beautiful Candlemas ceremony and Mass, there was no Blessing of Throats. I guess they both thought this loads the day too much with ceremonies.

    Of course, there was a blessing on St. Blaise’s Day itself. I couldn’t make because it was… er… early in the morning, and I didn’t go somewhen mid-day (I had a day off for another reason) or in the evening because somehow I think it bad style to receive twice:

    and there’ll be a Blessing of the Throat next Sunday after the Mass for Septuagesima at my TLM community (and also, by coincidence, at the TLM community where I attended for Candlemas), which I intend to receive.

  6. JonPatrick says:

    I was on board the Church Militant Retreat at Sea. Since we were disembarking early on Sunday Feb. 2 they offered a Vigil Mass Saturday Evening at which Father blessed throats en masse. Due to being shipboard lighted candles were not allowed per the cruise lines regulations against open flames.

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