Blue Mass urges blessings on first responders

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 October 2021 at 9:05 am

Photos courtesy of Alan Worgo

ALBION – Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are shown with Rev. Richard Csizmar, pastor of Holy Family Parish, and members of Gates Keystone Club before a Blue Mass on Sunday at Holy Family.

This is the sixth year the parish held a Mass to honor and pray for law enforcement officers, corrections officers, coroners, firefighters and medics.

The Gates Keystone Club (Police Pipes and Drums) provided music for the service. The band formed in 1998 to “for the purpose of honoring our fallen brothers and sisters and to participate at official ceremonial events.”

The Knights of Columbus, Council 1330, has pushed for the Blue Mass locally.