PORTLAND, Maine– Every year given that the 9/11 attacks, the Catholic Diocese of Portland has been holding a ‘blue mass’ to honor Maine’s very first responders.
This year was no various but there were safety procedures in place like increased hand sanitizers, social distancing, and only 50 individuals in the church.
A lot of those who were there were first responders themselves, dressed in uniform.
Senator Susan Collins was also there. She decreased to speak to press reporters later relating to the Supreme Court job however released a declaration on Saturday.
During the mass, Bishop Robert Deeley discussed the obstacles that included being a first responder, some difficulties that are different this year including COVID-19. Deeley spoke about the very first responders who head out and do their jobs, although they could be exposed to the infection.
He likewise spoke about a few of the current demonstrations occurring throughout the nation.
“Those difficulties have actually likewise included violence and attacks on police officers. even more does that make an event such as this even more required. it is a tip of the great that is done for those who help to keep order in our society,” Deeley stated during mass.