Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to Host Mass for Law Enforcement Officers

September 25, 2009

For Immediate Release: Sept. 25, 2009
Contact: Jenny Faber, Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to Host Mass for Law Enforcement Officers

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will host its annual Blue Mass for Law Enforcement Officers on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. This Mass is an opportunity for sworn and civilian criminal justice employees to receive prayerful support for their tireless work to protect and serve the people throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate the Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston. Officers are invited to wear dress uniform to the Mass.

Join the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Sept. 29 – also the Feast Day of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the Archangels – in offering thanksgiving to the men and women who guard our Gulf Coast cities and keep us safe from harm.

WHAT: Blue Mass for Law Enforcement Officers for all of the municipalities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Civilian and sworn employees of criminal justice agencies and their families and supporters are invited to attend.

WHERE: The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston

WHEN: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29

DURATION: 1 to 1.5 hours


  • Civilian and sworn officers will line up for a procession at 9:30 a.m. Dress uniform has been encouraged for law enforcement employees.

  • Non-obstructive photography and general videotaping (b-roll) is only allowed before and at the end of the Mass. No photography or videotaping will be permitted during the Mass.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves 1.5 million Catholics in 10 counties. It is the largest Roman Catholic diocese in Texas and the 11th largest in the United States.