Join us for the Blue Mass on Sept. 29 to honor our local heroes

Law enforcement agencies from throughout Central Florida participated in the Blue Mass at St. James Cathedral on Sept. 29 to gather and pray with the community. (GLENDA MEEKINS | FC)

Each year, the Diocese of Orlando celebrates the Blue Mass in honor of our local heroes who often risk their lives to protect those in harm’s way.

With the regalia of bagpipers, a color guard and even police officers on horseback, more than 1,000 people and 150 law enforcement officials attend to thank God for these men and women and to bless them in their next year of service.

Our 16th Annual Blue Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, September 29, on the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel, St. Rafael and St. Gabriel.

If you are not able to join us at the Cathedral, join us online in prayer. The Blue Mass livestream will be available via facebook.org/orlandodiocese and live.orlandodiocese.org