TRENTON, NJ - Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., Diocese of Trenton, will celebrate a Mass honoring law enforcement personnel in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties March 19, 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, 151 N. Warren Street, Trenton, followed by a luncheon in the church hall.

The 14th annual event is held to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifice made by the women and men in law enforcement and for their families and communities. The Celebration of Law Enforcement, or Blue Mass as it has come to be known, is sponsored by the diocese each year and is coordinated by the Blue Mass committee, among others.

Some 600 members of law enforcement are expected to take part in the Mass, including color guard units, bagpipers, and drum and bugle corps from throughout the region.