Saint of the Month – February – St. Blaise


Feast Day – February 3

Little is known about Saint Blaise prior to his mention in a court physician’s medical journal.  The physician spoke of Saint Blaise’s aid in treating objects caught in the throat.  He was also mentioned in the book of Acts, where he was aided by animals and treated people and beasts alike.

Saint Blaise is often depicted holding two crossed candles in his hand, or in a cave with wild animals. He is also often shown with steel combs.  The similarity of the steel combs and the wool combs made a large contribution to Saint Blaise’s leadership as the patron saint of wool combers and the wool trade.

Saint Blaise is the patron saint of throat illnesses, animals, wool combers, and wool trading.

Today, the Church continues to have the Blessing of Throats on February 3.

Learn more about St. Blaise here.

Mass Schedule


  • Saturday          5:00 p.m.        Mass at St. John Cantius, Wilno
  • Sunday            8:15 a.m.        Mass at St. Dionysius, Tyler
  • Sunday           10:00 a.m.       Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul, Ivanhoe

St. Dionysius Building Campaign

BUILDING CAMPAIGN AT ST. DIONYSIUS:  Thank you for all of your donations!

Total Goal Needed for Project: $1,030,000.00
Amount Needed to Begin: $780,000.00
Total Pledged:  (3 years)    $667,295.00

Total Cash Received:         $455,046.00

Thank you to everyone for all of the pledges and contributions to date supporting the St. Dionysius building project. So far the total amount on hand is $455,046.06. This is terrific; we all know about the water leaks we’ve had when it rains or snows. We need to deal with that as soon as we can’ however, with the proposed project it is difficult to do one phase at a time because everything ties together. So please continue to support the project so we can raise enough money to get started. Remember this is a three year project and we now have one year behind us. Please pray for our building project’s success and completion. The Diocese of New Ulm will not let us begin until we have 75% of the money on hand and 25 & in pledges.
-The St. Dionysius Finance Council

You can find out more information about the Pride in Our Past – Preserving Our Future Campaign for St. Dionysius by clicking here.