4/16/2018 OUR DIOCESE TODAY: Blue Mass to celebrate law enforcement
With its upcoming Blue Mass, the Diocese of Trenton is inviting the Catholic faithful and all people of good will to support their police by remembering them in prayer, standing with them in worship and thanking them for all that they do to keep our communities safe.
The Diocese invites you to prayerfully participate in the Mass by livestreaming the event ondioceseoftrenton.org.
The 19th annual Blue Mass – a Celebration of Law Enforcement – will take place April 17, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will serve as principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass, and will ask God’s protection for law enforcement personnel in the four counties of the Diocese and around the state. As many as a dozen diocesan priests are expected to concelebrate.
Coordinated by a committee of law enforcement representatives, among others, the diocesan-sponsored event is held to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifice made by women and men in law enforcement as well as their families and communities. The Mass will include participation by law enforcement representatives who will read Scripture, offer petitions and lead the congregation in song. Bagpipers, fife and drum legions, color guard members and others will also be featured.
For more information, visit www.bluemass.org or contact Jennifer Britton, communications assistant, at 609-403-7199.