Photo by Roger Gavan Parishioners receive the blessing of throats administered by Rev. Jack Arlotta (left), pastor of the Church of St. Stephen, the First Martyr and Parochial Vicar Father Reynor Santiago. "Through the intercession of Saint Blase, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."