Blessing of the Fleet
The 2017 Blessing of the Fleet is made possible by the
Shipbuilders of Bayou La Batre & Coden
The custom of the Blessing of the Fleet can be traced back to Old World
European fishing communities where God was publicly acknowledged and
asked for a bountiful harvest and the safety of the men at sea...
- Blessing of the Fleet
The Blessing of the Fleet by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop
of Mobile will take place immediately following the 2pm Land Parade.
- Traditional Bayou La Batre Seafood & Vietnamese Menu - shrimp, oysters and fish along with a full Vietnamese menu prepared by "the locals".
Come Hungry! There's plenty to go around.
See the full menu
- 2017 Fleet Blessing Queen and her Court
- Vendor Space Available
Do you have a product or service you would like to showcase at the Blessing of the Fleet? Vendor Space is available.
|Cash Raffle & Quilt Raffle
Purchase raffle tickets all weekend.
All drawings held Sunday at 4pm.
(About the quilt)
- Blessing of the Fleet Gumbo Cook-off
will be held Saturday, May 2nd. Contestants register today and start
planning for the competition. Get your “ROUX ON” and join us for a
tasty fun day! (read more)
Fleet Blessing Prayer
"May God in Heaven fulfill abundantly the prayers which are pronounced
over you and your boats and equipment on the occasion of the Blessing
of the Fleet. God bless your going out and coming in; The Lord be with
you at home and on the water. May he accompany you when you start on
your many journeys: May he fill your nets abundantly as a reward for
your labor; And may he bring you all safely in, when you turn your
boats homeward to shore.... Amen"
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