Springfield diocese holds special Mass - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

Springfield diocese holds special Mass

Posted: Updated:

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has held its first special Mass to offer spiritual support to people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia as well as their loved ones and caregivers.

The so-called Purple Mass was held Saturday afternoon at St. Michael's Cathedral.

The event was organized by Joy Danita Allen, whose mother has Alzheimer's, as well as other members of the Ladies of St. Peter's Claver Auxiliary.

She noted that the diocese holds several special Masses already - including the Pink Mass for cancer survivors, a Blue Mass for police officers and a Red Mass for lawyers.

She hoped the event will bring people together to share their stories.

The Mass was open to people of all faiths. Attendees were encouraged to wear purple.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.