21st Anniversary Blue Mass this Sunday

BRIDGEPORT–The 2022 Diocesan Blue Mass honoring fire, police and rescue workers who serve in Fairfield County will be held on Sunday September 11, 10:00 am at St. Augustine Cathedral, 399 Washington Avenue in Bridgeport.

The Mass will be offered in commemoration of the 21st Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel of all faiths in Fairfield County along with members of the general public are invited to attend the Mass and reception.

The Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, will be the principal celebrant. Police, Fire and EMT chaplains serving in towns and cities throughout the diocese will also be in attendance.

“The annual Blue Mass is a special moment to honor the bravery, courage and service of our First Responders and to remember all those who were lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks,” said Bishop Caggiano. “In a special way we pray for the uniformed personnel who protect the health and safety of people every day of the year in Fairfield County.”

The Blue Mass takes its name from the blue uniforms worn by police, fire and emergency services personnel. Founded by Bishop William E. Lori, the Blue Mass was initiated to celebrate the life and heroism of those who died during the 9-11 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D. C.. Each year it also recognizes local First Responders.

Fr. William H. Atwood, Organist and Diocesan Director of Music Ministry, will lead the choir.

The Blue Mass is open to all. For further information contact Patricia Hansen, at Phone 203.416.1342.