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First Responders Blessing

St. Rose Dominican continues Feast of St. Michael tradition of bestowing blessings on Police, Fire and Paramedic crews who defend our community


First Responders Blessing on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican invites First Responders to a blessing on the Feast of Saint Michael, the patron saint of all those who defend the community. The blessing is open to all faiths. As First Responders pass through the Ambulance Bay at the San Martín Campus, Adrian Dominican Sisters, priests, chaplains, and lay persons from the St. Rose Dominican Spiritual Care staff will offer individual blessings over crews, their vehicles, and all those they will transport in the coming year. 

The Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, Ph.D., Bishop of Las Vegas, is scheduled to participate and offer a blessing at noon. 

NOTE: This event is for First Responders only. Event is not open to the public.


Friday, September 27, 2019 

  • Media availability between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Bishop George Leo Thomas scheduled to arrive at 12 noon



Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, San Martín Campus
8280 W. Warm Springs Road, 
Las Vegas, NV 89113 (Warm Springs at Cimarron)
Ambulance Entrance - Media Parking near Emergency Room entrance


St. Rose Dominican, southern Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based hospital system, carries forward this years-long tradition as part of its healing ministry which began in Henderson in 1947. First Responders and their rigs will receive blessings from Spiritual Care staff, as well as a keepsake medal of St. Michael to carry with them. Lunch will also be provided. 


  • Police, Fire, Paramedic, Ambulance units passing through ER bays
  • Spiritual Care Staff – priests, nuns, chaplains - engaging with First Responders
  • Mercy Air Ambulance, Metro Police Search & Rescue Helicopter
  • Bishop Thomas blessing helicopters and crews



About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:
As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 22-state Dignity Health network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics.


Publish date: 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Media Contact

Gordon Absher, External Communications Manager

p: (702) 616-4840

[email protected]