Sixth annual Blue Mass to be celebrated at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey


The sixth annual Blue Mass for police officers, firefighters, rescue workers and their families will be celebrated at5:15 p.m.Wednesday (Oct. 11) in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins., C.S.C., will preside at the Mass, and Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry, will give a homily.Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, adjunct professor of political science at Notre Dame, will offer a brief reflection after Communion.Sacred music will be provided by Notre Dames Liturgical Choir.

The Blue Mass, to which members of all the police and fire departments in the area are invited, is named for the predominant color of uniforms worn by officers in police and fire departments nationwide.It was first celebrated at Notre Dame in 2001 as the traditionalmonth’s mindMass for the victims of the attacks of Sept. 11 and for the police officers, firefighters and rescue workers who died while serving and protecting others.

* Contact: * _Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry, at 574-631-9704

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