CINCINNATI – November 10, 2017 – Caregivers from across Greater Cincinnati will be honored at a special Mass 11 a.m. Sunday November 19 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati. Called the “White Mass” in honor of the clothing traditionally worn by members of the caring professions, the Mass and a reception that follows will recognize those who care for others. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Joseph Binzer of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Now in its 13th year, the White Mass is sponsored by the Caregiver Assistance Network, a program of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, in partnership with the Cathedral and the Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The event is held each November, which is National Family Caregivers Month.
The recognition is open to all caregivers – salaried, volunteer and family members regardless of religious affiliation. The honorees will receive a white sash and a white rose along with a certificate acknowledging his or her exemplary care and service. Nominees from previous years also are invited to participate in welcoming new honorees for 2017.
Honorees exemplify the mission of compassionate caring. Nominees represent a wide range of responsibilities – nurses, spiritual advisors, home health aides, music therapists, physical therapists, patient advocates, and more.
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, a United Way Agency Partner, has been serving the most vulnerable in our community for more than 100 years. Our programs serve the poor, protect the vulnerable and welcome the stranger regardless of their religious background or country of origin. Our mission to enlighten, serve and empower is enabled by the generosity of donors and volunteers. Together, we brought hope to 120,000 people last year. Visit www.ccswoh.org to learn more.