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A Blue Mass will be held for police, law enforcement, firefighters, and other emergency and safety officials at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens. The Most Reverend Gerald Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, will be the celebrant. The Mass is open to law enforcement and safety officers of all faiths. The Mass is coordinated through the diocese and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The diocese encompasses five counties, and we are grateful for law enforcement officers and other safety personnel who work daily to keep our communities safe. This special Mass is held purposely on September 29, as it is the feast day of the archangels, Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, who are the patron saints of police officers/first responders.

The Mass is open to all active and retired law enforcement personnel in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties, from local municipalities to the state and national level. Those of all faiths are invited to attend, in addition to the support staff of these organizations. As always, we encourage family members to attend, as well as families of those who have fallen.

In addition, please make plans to join us after the Mass for fellowship and refreshments in the parish hall. For more information, please email communications@diocesepb.org or call 561-775-9561.

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