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An American flag and a flag of mourning hang from between two Cincinnati Fire Department ladder trucks Sept. 14 before a Blue Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. A Cincinnati police SWAT vehicle is also visible. These vehicles, and others, were blessed prior to the Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
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

An American flag and a flag of mourning hang from between two Cincinnati Fire Department ladder trucks Sept. 14 before a Blue Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. A Cincinnati police SWAT vehicle is also visible. These vehicles, and others, were blessed prior to the Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14, was the day of the 10th annual Blue Mass, held to thank and pray for the men and women who serve as police, firefighters and other emergency personnel. Before the Mass, people gathered