Posts Tagged ‘Blue Mass’

The Blue Mass: Saluting and Praying for Men and Women in Uniform

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Every moment of every day, a legion of dedicated men and women stand ready to come to our aid, even putting themselves in harm’s way so we might live in freedom and security. How can we ever repay these people in uniform who give so much, standing vigil for us and responding whenever duty calls?  […] [Read more]

In Remembrance and Thanksgiving: the Blue Mass

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Earlier today, it was my privilege and honor to celebrate the 23rd Blue Mass at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church.  With all the pageantry of a procession with honor guard, bagpipe and drum corps, officers on horseback and fire ladder trucks outside, this yearly liturgy in the Church of Washington is offered for all those who […] [Read more]

With Prayers and Gratitude: The Blue Mass

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Throughout the year, our Church of Washington celebrates various special Masses for the people who serve our community.  On May 6, at Saint Patrick’s Church in downtown Washington, I will be celebrating the 20th Annual Blue Mass, which takes its name from the color of traditional police uniforms and honors all those who protect and […] [Read more]

The Rose Mass – Providing the Witness of Christ’s Love in the Healing Professions

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Just as the color of priests’ vestments can reflect the liturgical season, so too do four annual Masses named for colors highlight important work and outreach in our Archdiocese of Washington. The Red Mass, sponsored by the John Carroll Society on the Sunday before the Supreme Court begins its term on the first Monday of […] [Read more]