Sisters of Saint Dominic Host Second Annual First Responder Mass


By Katie Beckmann, Communications Manager

For the second straight year, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York hosted a Mass for the Safety of all First Responders in the Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary at St. Dominic Convent.

First Responders, including local police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians, family, and friends, gathered with Sisters and Associates on Saturday, November 10th, where Father Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A., celebrated the Mass.


“At the Mass for the Safety of all First Responders, we were delighted to see many members from the local community who gathered with us in prayer as we asked God to bless every one of our heroic first responders,” commented Sister Loretta Lynch, O.P.


Along with the Mass for the Safety of all First Responders, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, have previously honored local First Responders with prayer.

In December 2016, Sister Loretta organized a prayer card project to honor the Orangetown Police Department. The Sisters hosted a few officers at a luncheon, where they presented them with Saint Michael The Archangel prayer cards for all of the officers in the department. On each card, there was a photo and prayer of Saint Michael the Archangel, along with the name of an officer, and a Sister of Saint Dominic who is praying for that officer.

Sister Loretta added, “The Sisters of Saint Dominic are grateful to our local First Responders for the many ways they serve our communities. We pray daily for them and their families, that they will be safe from harm.”


The Sisters of Saint Dominic plan on hosting a Mass for the Safety of all First Responders in Fall 2019.



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