Photo gallery: Blue Mass pays tribute to people in public safety

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People walk out of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica after Sunday Blue Mass in Lewiston. Attendees included Governor Janet Mills, US Senator Susan Collins and former Governor Paul LePage. Blue Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those who work in public safety, including police, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS personnel, and all others who are the first to to intervene. Bishop Robert P. Deeley presided over Mass. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun

Organist Scott Vaillancourt leads the choir at the start of Sunday’s Blue Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Blue Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those working in public safety, including police, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS staff, and everyone else who is the first to respond. Bishop Robert P. Deeley presided over Mass. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun

Governor Janet Mills, US Senator Susan Collins and former Governor Paul LePage join other members of the public at Sunday’s Blue Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Bishop Robert P. Deeley, wearing his miter, is surrounded by the procession as the organist and choir join in at the start of mass. Blue Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those who work in public safety, including police, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS personnel, and all others who are the first to to intervene. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun

A colored guard made up of officers from the state, county and Lewiston police and fire units return after placing the colors at Sunday’s Blue Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Blue Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those who work in public safety, including police, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS personnel, and all others who are the first to to intervene. Bishop Robert P. Deeley presided over Mass. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun

Members of the Border Patrol Honor Guard greet attendees of the annual Blue Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Blue Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those who work in public safety, including police, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS personnel, and all others who are the first to to intervene. Bishop Robert P. Deeley presided over Mass. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun

People walk out of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica after Sunday Blue Mass in Lewiston. Attendees included Governor Janet Mills, US Senator Susan Collins and former Governor Paul LePage. Blue Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those who work in public safety, including police, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS personnel, and all others who are the first to to intervene. Bishop Robert P. Deeley presided over Mass. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun

Bishop Robert P. Deeley, in the middle carrying pink zucchini, stops in front of the altar during Sunday Blue Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Blue Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those who work in public safety, including police, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS personnel, and all others who are the first to to intervene. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun

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