“Perhaps it is only coincidental that the Gospel episode of John’s beheading and the blessing of throats on the feast of St Blaise occur on the same day! In any event, at the end of Mass I will offer the traditional throat blessing asking God the Father to keep us in good health and on the road to holiness, as we, the family of the Knights of Columbus, pursue the mission of His Son, Jesus.
“In fact, this is exactly where our Scripture readings and the feast of St. Blaise lead us: deep into the mission that Jesus came into the world to accomplish. So, what does today’s liturgy tell us about the Lord’s mission and our role in it?”
Read the complete homily HERE.