About The Event:
Blue Sunday Mass is celebrated annually for all First Responders employed in the public safety field and includes police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, EMS personnel and our military. The colour blue relates to the blue-coloured uniforms predominantly used by these services. The service is an opportunity for our community to show gratitude to first responders and their families. “Blue Mass” started in 1934 in Washington D.C. and since then the celebration has grown and continues in many parts of the world.
This year is the 15th celebration of “Blue Sunday” in St. Albert. The Knights of Columbus and St. Albert Parish wish to invite all First Responders to this special Sunday event. This is one way to recognize and say thank you to all serving and retired personnel who have served and have protected us and who, on a daily basis, make the community a safer place to live in. Because of Covid, the past two years have been incredibly difficult for the medical community. They have been tasked with keeping us healthy and alive and have had to work long and emotionally draining hours. This resulted in many being fatigued both physically and mentally. Consequently, this year we are hoping many of the medical community will also attend so that we can express our thanks to them.
On October 2nd, there will be another “Blue Sunday Mass” at St. Albert Parish, 7 St. Vital Ave at the 11 AM Mass. There will be a special intention for our guests and, after Mass, all First Responders will be called to the altar area for acknowledgement and a special blessing. Afterwards, a “pancake breakfast” will be pro-vided for all who attend. This acknowledgement is a small gesture and our way to say “THANK YOU, WE APPRECIATE YOUR WORK” and an opportunity for personal interaction with the community. This is also an opportunity for First Responders to experience the support and appreciation the community has for them and the work they do.
This invitation is extended to all serving and retired First Responders. Those who wish to attend are asked to come in uniform if possible, but that is not required. This invitation is also extended to their families. It is not necessary to be of the Catholic faith to participate. All are welcome.
Please plan to arrive prior to Mass so seating can be arranged for you to sit with your coworkers and/or your families.