Special Sunday Mass on September 9 to Honor Police, Law Enforcement and Fire Service Professionals...
Join St. David of Wales parish on Sunday morning, September 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. for a special Sunday Mass to pray for and remember all those who serve in law enforcement, fire safety and medical. Such a Mass is traditionally known as a "Blue Mass" in acknowledgment of the color of law enforcement and fire uniforms, and are held in dioceses nationwide annually. All who serve in any of these fields — both active and retired, Catholic or not — are welcome to attend, preferably in uniform or lab coat. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the parish hall.
Although those in the medical field are typically honored in a separate, White Mass, St. David of Wales parish chose to include them in this special Blue Mass since most in the medical profession either directly or indirectly help in First Response efforts. The Pinole Assembly Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Color Guard will be in attendance as an honor guard.
See news release here.