Monday, April 28, 2014
Blue Mass to be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph May 4
The sixth annual Archdiocesan Blue Mass will begin at 11 a/.m. May 4h at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.
"According to the Archbishop, the Mass is an opportunity to come together as the People of God and recognize the sacrifice of police, firefighters, Department of Correction personnel and other safety employees, and to give reverence to those who have given their lives in service to their neighborhoods," the release said.
Thee Mass is open to the public, and people of all faiths are welcome to attend.
“It takes a special person to put the well-being of others ahead of him or herself,” he said, also in the release.
"This year a memorial candle will be given to the family of Donavan Alden, a paramedic who was killed in a car accident in March on his way to work. The candle will be engraved with his name and feature the scripture passage, 'No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).'"
“The Archdiocesan Blue Mass has become a tradition in the Archdiocese of Hartford. It brings family and friends together to pay their respects,” Sticca said. “We hope that friends and families will be part of this special prayer service.”
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