Caregivers to be Honored at White Mass
Nearly 70 volunteer and salaried people will be honored for providing exemplary care at the 9th annual White Mass for healthcare workers at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati Sunday, Nov. 3rd.
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate the 11 am Mass, which is sponsored by the Caregiver Assistance Network of Catholic Charities, Southwestern Ohio, and the Knights and Ladies of Malta.
“White Masses” are offered around the country for healthcare workers, typically in November (National Family Caregivers Month) just as special Blue Masses are offered for police officers, fire fighters, and first responders, and Red Masses are offered for judges and politicians.
People of all faiths are welcome at the Mass, which will include the recognition ceremony. Each member healthcare organization nominates one salaried and one volunteer worker of any religious faith who exemplifies compassionate caring. Honorees will each be given a white sash and a white rose, along with a certificate of recognition. People honored in previous years are encouraged to attend and welcome the new honorees.
This year’s nominated caregivers are engaged in a wide range of responsibilities and professions: nurses, spiritual advisors, home health aides, music therapists, physical therapists, patient advocates, and more.
A reception will follow. “We would like to thank the Order of Malta, Catholic Charities, and the cathedral volunteers for all they do to make this such a special event,” say the organizers.
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