Oct. 1, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson


Michigan Educators to be Honored with a Green Mass, Oct. 4

YPSILANTI --– Lawyers have a Red Mass, law enforcement officers have a Blue Mass and health care workers have a Rose Mass. Educators also have their own special service, the Green Mass.

Thanks to efforts by the Eastern Michigan University Catholic Faculty and Staff Association, the second annual Green Mass for education personnel is Saturday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. at EMU’s Holy Trinity Student Chapel, 511 W. Forest, Ypsilanti. A reception will immediately follow. The service is open to the public.

Bishop Carl Mengeling, of the Archdiocese of Lansing, will be the principal celebrant.

“The Catholic community has a long tradition of hosting special Masses for specific professions,” said the Rev. Francis Mossholder, pastor of Holy Trinity. “It’s important that we honor educators with their own special Mass. It’s a wonderful way to start the academic year.

“It’s also fitting that Bishop Mengeling will participate because he has a strong commitment to educators and students, at both the university and K-12 levels.”

The Archdiocese of Lansing serves Catholic educators and students at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, in addition to numerous other colleges and schools, said Mossholder.

For further information, call Holy Trinity at 734.482.1400.