Ocean Waters blessed off of Seaside Heights…

The Statue of the Blessed Mother Mary is paraded to the ocean, as part of an annual ritual of the Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean off of Seaside Heights.

Ocean Water blessed off of Seaside Heights: In an annual ritual, the ocean waters off of Seaside Heights were blessed in a special ceremony, Friday August 15th. Directly following the 8 a.m. mass, a flock of faithful followed the group of parish priests to the shoreline, where the water was blessed. The smell of incense could be smelled as the ritual was performed. The blessing is held annually to commemmorate the Catholic Feast of the Assumption and for the safety of all the persons who use the ocean.

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