The blessing of sneakers

The blessing of sneakers


THE MOST EXPENSIVE IS IN ANN
ARBOR, $2.74. ARBOR, $2.74.
>>Jason: ASK ANYONE WHO HAS RUN>>Jason: ASK ANYONE WHO HAS RUN
A MARATHON AND THEY’LL TELL YOU A MARATHON AND THEY’LL TELL YOU
THEY’LL TAKE ANY BOOST THEY CAN THEY’LL TAKE ANY BOOST THEY CAN
GET TO GET TO THE FINISH LINE. GET TO GET TO THE FINISH LINE.
NOW HOLY SPIRIT, AND WHAT THE NOW HOLY SPIRIT, AND WHAT THE
BLESSING OF THE SNEAKERS IS ALL BLESSING OF THE SNEAKERS IS ALL
ABOUT. ABOUT.
>>Kim: THE DETROIT FREE PRESS>>Kim: THE DETROIT FREE PRESS
TCF MARATHON IS LESS THAN TWO TCF MARATHON IS LESS THAN TWO
WEEKS AWAY. WEEKS AWAY.
AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE BIG AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE BIG
RACE, A LOCAL CHURCH IS INVITING RACE, A LOCAL CHURCH IS INVITING
ALL RUNNERS TO THEIR PARISH FOR ALL RUNNERS TO THEIR PARISH FOR
A SPECIAL TYPE OF SERVICE A SPECIAL TYPE OF SERVICE
PERFECT FOR RUNNERS. PERFECT FOR RUNNERS.
IT’S CALLED THE BLESSING OF THE IT’S CALLED THE BLESSING OF THE
SNEAKERS AND CAME TO BE A FEW SNEAKERS AND CAME TO BE A FEW
YEARS BACK THANKS TO A NEW YORK YEARS BACK THANKS TO A NEW YORK
PRIEST. PRIEST.
>>PARISHIONERS KEPT SAYING, I’M>>PARISHIONERS KEPT SAYING, I’M
GOING TO RUN THE MAYTHON, WILL GOING TO RUN THE MAYTHON, WILL
YOU BLESS MY SNEAKERS AND HELP YOU BLESS MY SNEAKERS AND HELP
ME GET THROUGH THE MARATHON. ME GET THROUGH THE MARATHON.
>>Kim: LAST YEAR, THEY BROUGHT>>Kim: LAST YEAR, THEY BROUGHT
IT HERE. IT HERE.
IT’S NOW HELD AT PETER & PAUL IT’S NOW HELD AT PETER & PAUL
JESUIT CHURCH, THE OLDEST CHURCH JESUIT CHURCH, THE OLDEST CHURCH
BUILDING IN THE CITY OF DETROIT. BUILDING IN THE CITY OF DETROIT.
>>WHY DON’T WE BRING IT TO THE>>WHY DON’T WE BRING IT TO THE
PEOPLE AND THE RUNNERS IN THE PEOPLE AND THE RUNNERS IN THE
CITY. CITY.
>>Kim: THE CHURCH DOVE RIGHT>>Kim: THE CHURCH DOVE RIGHT
IN. IN.
>>WE HAVE SNEAKERS, FINISHER>>WE HAVE SNEAKERS, FINISHER
MEDALS. MEDALS.
>>Kim: IT’S A CATHOLIC MASS BUT>>Kim: IT’S A CATHOLIC MASS BUT
ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THEM ON ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THEM ON
OCTOBER 19th AT 5:00 P.M., THE OCTOBER 19th AT 5:00 P.M., THE
EVENING BEFORE THE BIG RACE. EVENING BEFORE THE BIG RACE.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE IT TAKES A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE
TO SUPPORT A RUNNER AND THIS IS TO SUPPORT A RUNNER AND THIS IS
ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO GAIN ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO GAIN
COMMUNITY SUPPORT. COMMUNITY SUPPORT.
>>HAVING A FAITH AND SPIRITUAL>>HAVING A FAITH AND SPIRITUAL
COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THEM IN THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THEM IN THE
RUN ADDS ANOTHER DIMENSION. RUN ADDS ANOTHER DIMENSION.
>>Kim: BRING FRIENDS, FAMILY,>>Kim: BRING FRIENDS, FAMILY,
THE WHOLE SUPPORT SYSTEM, SO THE WHOLE SUPPORT SYSTEM, SO
HOPEFULLY THE DAY BEFORE THE BIG HOPEFULLY THE DAY BEFORE THE BIG
MARATHON, ALL OF THESE PEWS WILL MARATHON, ALL OF THESE PEWS WILL
BE FULL. BE FULL.
REPORTING FROM DOWNTOWN DETROIT,

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