September 16, 2020 — (Wilmington, DE) — The Annual Blue Mass to honor those who serve our community in the public safety sector (police, fire, EMS, and military), will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, in Wilmington. Although first responders and military are encouraged to attend, due to attendance limitations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mass will also be live-streamed on the Diocese of Wilmington’s YouTube Channel – YouTube.com/DioceseOfWilm.
The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will preside at the Mass. The Very Reverend Michael Murray, OSFS, Assistant Provincial of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales and Chaplain of the Wilmington Fire Department will be the homilist.
Although this will be a Catholic Mass, those of other faiths are warmly welcomed to attend, either in-person or via YouTube, and pray for those who risk their lives for the sake of public safety. Those in attendance at Saint Elizabeth Church are required to wear masks and social-distance. More information is available at cdow.org/bluemass.
The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions and 30 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. More information is available at www.cdow.org.
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Contact: Bob Krebs