SJSO joins parish first responders for Blue Mass

Published 11:41 am Wednesday, November 10, 2021

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre and his officers with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office joined other parish first responders for a Blue Mass celebrated by Rev. David Ducote on November 9, 2021 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in LaPlace.

“… We want to lift you up today … with our prayers asking our Father to watch over you, to protect you as you perform your duties,” Rev. Ducote told the first responders, “ and to thank you for all that you do for us to keep us safe.”

Deacons Dennis Obienu and Maurice Casadaban assisted Rev. Ducote. Students from St. Joan of Arc also attended to show support for first responders. The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus served as Honor Guard. Parish President Jaclyn Hotard welcomed everyone to the celebration.

Sheriff Tregre said he appreciates Rev. Ducote and his staff and congregation and the SJA students for their support of first responders.

After the Mass, the clergy led a blessing of police units and emergency vehicles. First responders also enjoyed a delicious jambalaya meal in the Family Life Center.