Second annual ‘Blue Mass’ will be Sunday to offer blessing on first responders

Staff Reports Posted 19 October 2017 at 7:53 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Firefighters and other first responders, including Rocky Sidari (center), Orleans County coroner and past Albion fire chief, file into St. Joseph’s Catholic Church last October for a Blue Mass. The church will again have a mass for first responders throughout the county on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

ALBION – Police officers and first responders from throughout Orleans County are welcome to a “Blue Mass” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Holy Family Parish).

The Albion Knights of Columbus Council 1330 is sponsoring this Mass, and encourages police officers, firefighters, medics, coroners, correctional officers and other first responders to attend.

“The Knights would like to take this opportunity to demonstrate their respect and gratitude for all that have and for those currently serving through the offering of this Mass,” said Greg Dugan, the grand knight. “In addition, we remember our fallen who have given their lives protecting us.”

The Knights of Columbus Color Corp and The Gates Keystone Club (Pipers and Drums) will be participating. First responders are urged to arrive a half hour before the Mass and gather outside the church for a solemn processional inside St. Joseph’s on West Park Street.

Following the service there will be a reception next door at the rectory.

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