Bishop Edward M. Rice invites ALL First Responders to join him in celebrating a "Blue" Mass on Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral in Cape Girardeau at 5:30p.m. The invitation includes all law enforcement, fire and rescue teams, etc. The Mass will include a "Color Guard" and a moment to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. While this will be in the context of a Catholic Mass, non-Catholics are most welcome to attend. We would be honored by their presence. We invite all first responders to wear uniforms and process into the cathedral at the beginning of the Mass. Special prayers will be offered for our first responders and they will be recognized during the Mass. Please share this information within your communities.