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Priest asks God to keep ships, crews safe - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 30, 2014

Priest asks God to keep ships, crews safe

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 12:15 am

KEMAH — Local shrimpers and boaters got a little touch of the divine on Sunday as the Clear Lake Elks Lodge held the 45th annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Kemah Boardwalk.

With the toss of the wreath into the waters neighboring the Boardwalk, and a reading of Matthew 8: 23-27 from The Rev. Paul Felix of Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston, a parade of brightly decorated yachts, shrimp boats and pleasure craft sailed past the crowds along the Boardwalk.

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