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Law enforcement officials recognized for faith, service at annual Blue Mass
Gathered in Prayer -- Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered for the 19th annual Blue Mass that was celebrated April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., as principal celebrant. The Mass provided an occasion to pray for those who serve in law enforcement. Craig Pittelli photos

Gathered in Prayer -- Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered for the 19th annual Blue Mass that was celebrated April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., as principal celebrant. The Mass provided an occasion to pray for those who serve in law enforcement. Craig Pittelli photos

The rumbling and powerful sounds of the pipe and drum corps, the solemn sense of honor of the color guard and the community of believers gathered together in prayer. 

This was the scene witnessed by those who attended the Diocese’s 19th annual Blue Mass April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. The Mass, which recognized law enforcement personnel throughout the Diocese, was celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

19th Annual Blue Mass
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