Blue Mass for the Public Servants

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This is an email from David Boyer (Roanoke City Police) concerning the Blue Mass on October 19th at St. Andrews Church 7pm. Everyone is welcome and unless someone else would like to do one of the Readings, yours truly will be up there Reading. Don’t get me wrong, I love talking especially when I have a captive audience.

Hello Everyone,
The Knights of Columbus, Roanoke Council 562 wants to recognize Catholic first responders(Police, Fire and Rescue) with a ” Blue Mass”. This tradition started back in the 30′s to honor primarily police officers and fire fighters, but now has grown to include sheriff’s deputies,federal and state agents and rescue workers. This invitation to specifically honor the Catholic public safety officers in the Valley is open to all departmental members and their families of all faiths. This is the first year that a “Blue Mass” will be celebrated and we hope that it will become a tradition for years to come. Please help me to spread the word, I don’t know a lot of the younger officers and there may be more Catholics that I’m forgetting about, so we can have a large turn out. The KofC wants to recognize public safety officers with a small token of their appreciation, so RSVP me or the Grand Knight, Brian Ripple by Oct. 10th to get a head count. His email is or work number 563-6410. There will be a reception following Mass and special music by the awesome Irish pipe band “Warpipe”.If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Office 853-2607 or cell 537-6830.

When: October 19 @ 7:00pm
Where: St. Andrew’s Church
I look forward to hearing from you all,
Dave Boyer

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