Hartford: Ninth annual Blue Mass honors courageous service to community

  • Source: Catholic Transcript
  • Published: 09/13/2017 01:47 AM

On the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, as the country cleaned up after Hurricane Harvey and was enduring Hurricane Irma, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair thanked emergency responders throughout the state and the nation for their valiant service to others. “We give thanks to God and to all of our first responders who step up every day to be their brothers’ and sisters’ keepers in life-and-death situations,” he said, “as well as in moments of personal need brought on by accident, injury, danger or distress. “We have only to think of what has happened and what is happening with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to realize what a tremendous debt of gratitude we owe,” the archbishop said.


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