51st Annual Blessing of the Fleet. St. Mary Parish, Stonington, CT. Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote offered the Mass of St. Peter to intercede for the deceased fishermen and the ongoing safety and success of the fleet harbored in southeastern CT. Concelebrates included Fr. Geogan (St. Mary's), Fr. Tumicki (Norwich) & Fr. D'Silva (Washington DC) along with the altar servers and the Knights of Columbus. A colorful parade followed St. Peter's Mass and included a staging area in front of St. Mary's Church where each band performed for the Bishop. Dignitaries included local politicians, fire and police chiefs, Congressman Simmons and widows of several of the deceased fishermen. Bishop Cote was then paraded down to the town docks for the Blessing of the Fleet. All in all, it was a beautiful event honoring our seagoing friends.
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Keywords:blessing of the fleet, parade, stonington
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