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Blue Mass to be celebrated Sept. 27

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

CATHEDRAL DEANERY — The annual Blue Mass honoring all Greater Cincinnati police, fire and public safety personnel will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 27, with the blessing and procession to begin at 10:45 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.

Father James Bramlage, center, and Deacon David Klingshirn, at left, at the 2008 celebration of the Blue Mass in Cincinnati. (Courtesy photo)

Persons of all faiths are welcome.

Refreshments will be served after the 11 a.m. Mass.

Blue Mass celebrations are held throughout the United States. The homily/sermon contains a message of appreciation, encouragement and solidarity with the safety personnel as keepers of order in our civil society and honors them for their value to all the people.

The Blue Mass occurs annually in September because Catholic tradition looks upon St. Michael the Archangel as the patron of safety personnel and his feast is celebrated each year on September 29.

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