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Blue Mass on Saturday at St. Francis of Assissi

Many police officers, firefighters, emergency services personnel and their families are expected to attend a Blue Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish and the Knights of Columbus Council #16369 at 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park.

The Blue Mass is a Catholic tradition celebrated since 1934 for police, firefighters, EMS, dispatch and other emergency and law enforcement personnel and their families. It is intended to honor and pray for all active, retired, and deceased men and women who dedicated their lives to the protection and safety of our communities.

The name of the Blue Mass is related to the blue-colored uniforms worn by many first responders. The Blue Mass will also commemorate the victims and families of the 9/11 attacks. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. All sworn-in personnel are encouraged to attend in uniform.

The Mass will also be livestreamed at: https://www.kofc.org/secure/en/join/join-the-knights.html

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