All active and retired employees of criminal justice agencies, their supporters and their families are invited to attend the annual Archdiocesan Blue Mass, Satururday, Sept. 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston. Bishop George Sheltz will be the presider. Everyone is encouraged to come and pray for those that put their lives on the line daily for our protection.
Officers are encouraged to wear dress uniforms without the hat; agencies are encouraged to bring equipment for the public to see and to be blessed after the Mass. Agencies invtied to attend include Police Departments, Sheriff Offices, Constables Offices, Correctional Agencies, Probation and Parole Agencies, Children and Adult Protective Agencies, Criminal Justice Education, Institutions, Military Police, Homeland Security Agencies, U.S. Coast Guard, FBI, DEA, DPS, TABC, TPW LEF, and TSA.
Father Ron Cloutier blessing the Houston Police Department helicopter parked outside of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
This will be the eighth year the Blue Mass is celebrated by the Archdiocese. The event actually dates back to 1934 in Washington, D.C.
For more information, contact Deacon Alvin Lovelady, Office of Correctional Ministries at 713.741.8745, or e-mail Bluemass@archgh.org.