ASCENSION DAY, THURSDAY, May 13, 2021
Blessing of the Vessels that make their Living on the Sea, behind Brotula's Restaurant in Destin
This Destin, Florida tradition was created more than 63 years ago to ask God's blessing over each boat in the Destin Fishing Fleet. It has now expanded to prayers for any vessel, captain and crew THAT MAKES THEIR LIVING ON THE SEA. In 2020, 131 boats were blessed.
Boat Captains/Owners may now register their commercial vessels by calling 850.837.6324 or by emailing their Boat Name, Captain's Name, Mailing Address, Email Address and Phone Number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the past 17 years, Destin-area churches, civic leaders and businesses have joined together to offer a variety of additional events during the week of Ascension Day. "Destin's Week of Blessings" offers faith-focused family-oriented activities which create greater opportunities to bless and support the Destin community. 2020 schedule TBD.
As always, Thursday's Blessing of the Fleet is hosted by Immanuel Anglican Church. Immanuel is excited to team with other area churches who share the vision of preserving Destin's character as a faith-and-family-oriented community.