| Blue Mass set for Oct. 9
Police, firefighters and first-responders from throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties will gather at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 for the annual Blue Mass. The public is invited.
The Blue Mass, said Father Jayson Landeza, Oakland police department chaplain, offers the opportunity for first-responders, many of whom are Catholic, to "ritually receive our gratitude, support, honor, recognition, prayers and blessings from the Catholic community of the East Bay."
Perhaps most importantly, Father Landeza said, "we ask God's care and blessing upon them and their families."
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