2016 Blue Mass, A Celebration Honoring All First Responders NA16072SF

April 18, 2016

WHAT: The Los Angeles Police Department Community Relationship Division (CRD) and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are proud to announce the Blue Mass. The Blue Mass is a celebration of the Catholic Mass honoring all First Responders in the Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Paramedic fields. Family members, friends and the general public are all welcome to attend the Blue Mass. All faithful Denominations are invited to attend.

WHEN: Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:00 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Blessing of the Badges

WHERE: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 W. Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO: Chief Charlie Beck Deputy Chief Beatrice Girmala, LAPD Operations -West Bureau Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, LAPD Operations -Central Bureau Commander Jon Peters, LAPD Office of Operations Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Archbishop José H. Gomez, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Captain Ruby Malachi, LAPD Community Relationship Division Family members and friends of public safety personnel

WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department Community Relationship Division is dedicated to enhance the trust and unity between communities, and those who safeguard them. In addition, the Blue Mass is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to connect with our public safety personnel in a collaborative effort to strengthen relationships.

VISUALS: Los Angeles Fire Department Cross Ladder Display

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Lieutenant Giselle Espinoza, LAPD CRD at (213) 792-4650. You may also call Police Officer Dennis Padgett, CRD at (818) 632-6517.