Honoring our First Responders

Each year we honor the First Responders of our Eagle Pass and Maverick County community. We take time to recognize the often dangerous and important work that they do in times of emergency. We invite the Police Officers, Firefighters, Sheriff’s Personnel, State Highway Patrol Officers, Paramedics and EMTs, Customs Officers and Border Patrol Officers to join us for a special blessing on Sunday, September 10th at the 10:00 am & 12:00 pm Masses. After the Mass the trucks, ambulances and other vehicles will be blessed.

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Blessing for First Responders

Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Lord Jesus Christ, we give you praise and thanksgiving for all the first responders in our communities and around the world who bravely serve to protect us from harm. Send down your blessings on these your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping others. Grant them courage when they are afraid, wisdom when they must make quick decisions, strength when they are weary, and compassion in all their work. When the alarm sounds and they are called to aid both friends and strangers, let them faithfully serve you in their neighbors. Also Lord, Be with them and protect them always as they continue their diligence on the streets and fields. We ask Our Blessed Mother to always be their Mother ready to protect them. For those who have given their lives, we ask that their families are healed and protected from more harm. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.