Safety forces Mass set Saturday in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — St. Patrick’s Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., will have a Blue Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday for safety forces. Celebrants will be the Rev. Ed Noga, church pastor, and the Rev. Edward J. Neroda of St. Stanislaus.

A police and firefighter honor guard will be present.

Catholic popes have long taught that collective bargaining is a fundamental human right.

In February, before Senate Bill 5 became Issue 2, the Catholic Bishops of Ohio, including Bishop George Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown, issued a statement in support of collective bargaining.

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