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Release Date: April 7, 2020
Mass for Frontline Workers Serving the Community
A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral for Frontline Workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fr. Steve Angi, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Police Chaplain will be the celebrant for the Mass. He will impart a special blessing of protection for Frontline Workers during the Mass.
The Mass will be said for the protection of the people who are faithfully serving the community during this crisis, including, police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, doctors, nurses, medical personnel, researchers, public health officials, those who drive trucks with supplies, technicians, journalists, those who faithfully stock our shelves with needed foods and medicines, and so many more.
Deacon Dr. Marc Alexander will assist in the Mass. Sgt. Jeff Dunaway of the Cincinnati Police Department will lector the Mass and Rachel Vogel RN, an Emergency Room Nurse at University of Cincinnati Hospital, will be the cross bearer for the Mass.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.