Polish Easter Blessing of food, Burnley

Polish families from Burnley gathered at St John’s, Ivy St., for the traditional Easter blessing of food.

Fr Robert Pytel, Polish chaplain, sprinkled holy water on
brightly decorated basket containing, bread, eggs, sausage and seasonings.
Mrs.Jadwiga Labeda said, “This is an old custom when we pray to the
risen Lord Jesus for our parents and children, especially those back at
home in Poland, so that we feel near to them at this special time of

Fr. Michael Waters

St John’s RC Church, Ivy St., Burnley. 01282 423824

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