The Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Bishop of Trenton
Lt. Howard Allaire (Ret.)
Trenton Police Department
Det. James P. Vuocolo (Ret.)
Dover Township Police
Chief Jeff Thompson (Ret.)
Ocean County Sheriff’s Dept
D.O.T. Communications Office
Chris Burgos, President
Michael Zanyor, First Vice President
State Troopers Fraternal Assoc.
Ptl. Brian Carvale (Ret)
Hamilton Twp. P.D.
Patrick Colligan, President
N.J. State Policemen’s Benevolent Assoc.
Frederick Deickmann, Undersheriff
Monthmouth County Sheriff's Office
Robert W. Fox, President
N.J. Fraternal Order of Police
Lt. Craig Johnson
Sgt. Anthony Pereira
Ocean County Sheriff’s Office
C.O. Daniel Kemble
Pete J. Stilianessis, President
DSFC Frederick J. Gordon (Ret)
DSG James Regan
N.J. State Police N.C.O.A
Rev. Msgr. Philip A. Lowery
Joseph L. Mannucci, Jr., Deputy Chief (Ret.)
Rudolph A. Frank, Commander
US Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos
Admin. Analyst, US Marshals Service
S.S.A. Michael Mohr
Deacon Andrew Strus
Stephen J. Montgomery
Kenneth Shuey (Ret.)
Special Agent, F.B.I
Ocean County 200 Club
David P. Rible, Assemblyman
NJ State Assembly, District 11
Rev. Msgr. Joseph Roldan, Rector
St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral
Rev. Michael Hall
Diocesan Dir, Office of Worship
Mitchell C. Sklar, Executive Dir.
N.J. State Assoc. of Chiefs of Police
Agent Rick Prihoda
N.J. State Parole Board
For more information on the Blue Mass,
call the Office of Communications and Media at 609-403-7199.
A Mass honoring law enforcement personnel in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties will be celebrated on April 18. 2017 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton at 10:30 a.m.
The 17th annual event is held to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifice made by the women and men in law enforcement and for their families and communities. The Celebration of Law Enforcement, or Blue Mass as it has come to be known, is sponsored by the diocese each year and is coordinated by the Blue Mass committee, among others.
A luncheon donation of $20 per person requested. Immediate families of law enforcement personnel are free. Reservations required by April 11 by emailing JBritt@dioceseoftrenton.org or calling 609-403-7199.
To order lunch tickets, submit checks made payable to: Diocese of Trenton-Blue Mass and mail to:
Attn: Jennifer Britton
701 Lawrenceville Rd.
P.O. Box 5147
Trenton, NJ 08638-0147
O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, watch over all policemen and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm in the performance of their duty.
We pray, help them keep our streets and homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage in their daily assignments.
Holy Father, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended. In Jesus’ name we pray.