CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – It’s your chance to come together and honor the memory of the innocent victims and brave heroes who perished in the tragic terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. Bruce Broyles is a member of the 9/11 memorial mass committee and he joined us with the details.
“For the departed souls who perished on 9/11/01”
The 10th Annual deanery-wide Memorial Mass, honoring the memory of the innocent victims and brave heroes, who perished during the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, will be offered at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 11th at Ste. Rose Church, located at 600 Grattan St. in the Aldenville section of Chicopee. This solemn service is sponsored, annually, by the Catholic Parishes of Chicopee and Ludlow ~ 9/11 Memorial Mass Committee.
Members of police and fire departments have been invited to attend, not only to thank them for their service, but also, by their presence, that we may honor the memory of those first responders … police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, who, selflessly, gave their lives in an attempt to save others on that horrific day. Similarly, members of veterans groups and current members of our military have been invited to thank them for their service, past and present, and, by their presence, that we may honor the memory of those members of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan as they responded to the events of 9/11/01.
Please join us as we gather, together, to raise our voices in prayer, not only for the victims … who, simply, went to work on that day, 9/11/01, and never came home, whether they were in the towers, on the planes, at the pentagon or, were the brave first responders … but, also, for the families and friends whom they have left behind. A light meal will follow, in the parish hall, immediately following the Mass. All are welcome! A free-will donation will be accepted, for the benefit of the hunger ministry at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry, to help “feed the hungry” in the greater Chicopee area.