Blue Mass honors police, firefighters
October 13, 2021
Before Mass an honor guard proceeds up the aisle at the cathedral.
Omaha Police Chief Schmaderer, left, and Fire Chief Olsen read the names of retired and active police officers and firefighters who died since the last Blue Mass in 2019. The Mass was not offered last year because of COVID-19 concerns.
Third-grader Catherine Neuman was among the St. Cecilia students who brought forward a rose in honor of each deceased firefighter and police officer named during the Mass.
After the Blue Mass, Archbishop Lucas poses with St. Cecilia students outside the cathedral. Circling around him from left are fifth-grader Darian Samuel, sixth-grader Catie Tran, third-grader Felicity Anderson, fourth-grader Diego Andrew, sixth-grader Sofie Gerken and fourth-grader Hudson Koesters.
Archbishop Lucas talks with Omaha Police Officer Adam Fisher after the Mass.