Father Edward Blanchett, left, and Father Michael Santangelo pray for medical staff of Brick Hospital on Holy Saturday, April 11. Courtesy photos
Father Edward Blanchett, left, and Father Michael Santangelo pray for medical staff of Brick Hospital on Holy Saturday, April 11. Courtesy photos
Medical staff came together in the parking lot and patients looked on from their hospital room windows as two Brick parish pastors blessed those at Brick Hospital on Holy Saturday, April 11.

Father Edward Blanchett, pastor of Visitation Parish, read a prayer, and Father Michael Santangelo, pastor of Epiphany Parish, blessed all while holding a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament.

“[It was an] opportunity to actually pray with and for members of the hospital staff,” Father Santangelo said. “It is one thing to tell the staff that they are in our prayers – and it is important to tell them – but to give them the chance to be present while being prayed for was something special for all of us.”