With national police week ending, Clearfield County officials say they’re bringing first responders together to pray for their safety during a ‘Blue Mass’ at St. Francis Catholic Church in Clearfield.
Clearfield County District Attorney and Blue Mass Committee Member Ryan Sayers said, “Not often do all first responders get together like this unless it’s a sad or tragic event.”
Officials said that beside praying for first responders, the gathering is also about showing them that the community cares.
“This is good for the community to pay respect to them, to honor them, to really just give a little bit extra for a day to show them really how everyone in the community takes part and truly appreciates their service their service to us.”
First responders said they can feel the appreciation from the event.
“This area shows a lot of support to police and first responders. It’s just something you don’t hear of at other places, It’s great to have that feeling from the community that we are appreciated and that we’re looked up to.”
Clearfield County officials said they plan on continuing this annual tradition around the same time next year in DuBois.