Bagpipes played a reverent tune at the annual diocesan Blue Mass honoring fire, police and first responders who serve the diocese. The Mass was held on Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Church in Danbury in solemn commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 9-11.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was the main celebrant along with diocesan priests who serve as police and fire chaplains in Fairfield County. Father Charles Allen, special assistant to the president of Fairfield University, served as chairman of the event.
Four members of Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 dressed in regalia along with other Sir Knights from Fairfield County. FN George Ribellino, Color Corps Commander Scott Criscuolo, SK Mike Colaluca and SK Scott Mazzo made the trek from Norwalk to Danbury to honor local police, fire and emergency services personnel. The Blue Mass takes its name from the blue uniforms worn by police, fire and emergency personnel. The Blue Mass is sponsored by The Fairfield County Councils and Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus and other generous benefactors throughout Fairfield County.