Blessing of the Fleet

After 25 years, priest returns to bless the fleet

The Rev. Michael Russo, a native of Patterson, blesses a boat during the Blessing of the Fleet Sunday morning. Russo blessed the fleet 25 years ago after being ordained.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sunday’s blessing of the fleet ceremony was very meaningful to celebrant the Rev. Michael Russo, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette.

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