Annual Blessing of Vehicles and Mass for Police/Fire Being Held this Weekend
Police Chaplain and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Rev. Steve Angi will be the celebrant again this year for the annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. This is the 16th annual Blue Mass, in honor of police, fire, and public safety personnel. A blessing of first responder vehicles will take place outside the cathedral basilica before the Mass begins.
This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, only first responders and their families are encouraged to attend the Mass. This Mass will be live-streamed on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati YouTube channel:
Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains: (513) 421-5354
Captain Bridget M. Bardua, CPD (513) 564-2219
Fire District Chief Jason Vollmer, CFD (513) 564-1743
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.