Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston honors area firefighters

October 20, 2013

By Catherine Rogan, Media Relations Specialist, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
October 17, 2013

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston honors area firefighters

Every day, firefighters dedicate themselves to protecting the citizens of the Galveston-Houston area and their property.

This Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 11 a.m., Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will thank and pray for them at the Annual Firefighter Mass. The Mass will be held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston.

In addition, during the Mass, sponsored by the Saint Florian Society, a special tribute is given to firefighters who have passed away during the previous year. Mass organizer and Houston firefighter Joseph Schmidt says ““Remember to Never Forget” describes how firefighters attending the Mass recall those who offered service and sacrifice in their duties as a firefighter.”

“The Saint Florian Society of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is proud to sponsor the Annual Firefighter Mass,” he adds.

It is open to active and retired firefighters, their families and the general public.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves 1.2 million Catholics in 10 counties. It is the largest Roman Catholic diocese in Texas and the 12th largest in the United States.

The Saint Florian Society is a group of fire service members who desire to promote Christian values, live by God's commandments, and share a devotion to God and the Fire Service. The group also performs charitable acts to help firefighters and their families when in need.

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