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
By Lois Rogers | Trenton Monitor Correspondent
For the third time in as many years, the celebration of those in law enforcement known as the Blue Mass, unfolded during the Octave of Easter in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.
There, on April 18, hundreds of police officers, their families and those in related fields, gathered with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., the principal celebrant, in the flower bedecked nave where only two days earlier the Cathedral’s faithful had observed the triumph of their Savior’s Resurrection.
Among those attending this 18th annual event sponsored by the Diocese and coordinated by the Blue Mass Committee, were officers from scores of departments and associations from throughout Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties and the greater metropolitan area. They filed in smartly after forming a long, blue line outside the cathedral. [Continue reading...]
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.