Blue Mass honors public safety officers

The annual Blue Mass is held St. Patrick Catholic Church, Washington, D.C., to pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety and marking the beginning of National Police Week.

A rose and an officer's hat are placed at a lectern as Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, second from right, arrives at the start of the annual Blue Mass held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The Blue Mass is held to pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety, remember those who have fallen, and support those who serve at the beginning of National Police Week.  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

A rose and an officer's hat are placed at a lectern as Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, second from right, arrives at the start of the annual Blue Mass held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The Blue Mass is held to pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety, remember those who have fallen, and support those who serve at the beginning of National Police Week. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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