Diocese of Norwich to Celebrate Mass Honoring Connecticut Law Enforcement Professionals

Sunday, September 24, 10:15 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Norwich, CT

Norwich.     Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate the 27th Annual Blue Mass for all law enforcement officers (federal, state, and municipal – active and retired) Sunday morning at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.

Groton Town Police Chief Louis J. Fusaro, Jr. and Norwich Police Chief Patrick Daley, co-chairs of the special tribute Mass committee, invite parishioners from across the Diocese along with friends and supporters of all faiths to join the honored officers and their families as we gather together in prayer. 

In a Nation and a world increasingly divided, anxious and facing so many social crises and security dangers, law enforcement is more critically important than ever before.  The courageous men and women carrying the responsibility of protecting us are deserving of our highest honor and respect.  They serve with bravery and valor.  They serve and protect law and order around the clock.  Sunday’s church service is an opportunity to show them our gratitude and support.  We thank God for the men and women in blue, who are “True Blue” – in preserving the peace even on many occasions under the most tense and intimidating conditions. They stand on the front line.  On Sunday, we will stand together.

Deacon Christopher Deskus, Director of Prison Ministries, Diocese of Norwich, and Deacon at Saint Jude Church, Willington and Saint Philip Church, Ashford, will deliver the homily.

All are welcome to join together at Sunday’s Blue Mass and to enjoy a reception afterwards in the cathedral hall.

God bless the men and women of law enforcement. 

Contact Information:

For more information, please call Chief L.J. Fusaro, Chief Daley, or Monsignor Robert L. Brown at 860-887-9294, ext. 232.