Blue Mass

This years Blue Mass will be on Thursday October 1st, 2015blue_mass_inside_basilica

Since October 2001, the University of Notre Dame has held an annual Mass honoring police officers, emergency medical technicians and firefighters who have lost their life in the line of duty and those who serve and protect us on a daily basis. The Blue Mass is named for the predominant color of uniforms worn by police officers and firefighters nationwide.  The date for this observance is chosen annually to be as close as possible to the the "month's mind" events of September 11th, 2001, in accordance with an ancient tradition of the Catholic Church in which the souls of the faithful departed are remembered in a special way thirty days after their passing. 

The 2016 Blue Mass will be celebrated October 6th, at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. University of Notre Dame President, Fr. John Jenkins will preside. A reception will follow at the Main building after Mass.