The Red Mass is celebrated annually at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, traditionally on the Sunday before the first Monday in October, which marks the opening of the Supreme Court's annual term. Its purpose is to invoke God's blessings on those responsible for the administration of justice as well as on all public officials.
His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory
Archbishop of Washington
Most Rev. Gabriele Caccia
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
To learn more about the history of the Red Mass, please click here.
Masks required in St. Matthew's Cathedral
& in the Capital Hilton until seated at your table.
Music begins at 9:45 a.m.
Mass begins at 10:00 a.m.
We will honor several individuals and law firms for the pro bono support of the Catholic Charities Legal Network immediately following the Mass at a brunch at the Capital Hilton.
Purchase brunch tickets here.
Series Theme: "The Pandemic Challenge: A Renewed Appreciation of the Eucharist"
Talk Title: "The Eucharist: The New and Eternal Thanksgiving"
Retreat Director: Rev. Patrick Lewis
Pastor, Saint Philip's the Apostle
The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated the first Sunday in December at the 5 pm Mass at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, MD.
The John Carroll Society is an organization of Catholic professionals united in their desire for an ever deepening and enriching knowledge of their Faith and in service to the Archbishop of Washington.
Pope Francis recently published an encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," on fraternity and social friendship.
Read it here!
Our Chaplain, Monsignor Vaghi, will offer his thought-provoking spiritual reflections during his First Thursday talks.
This year's theme is "The Eternal Word in a COVID-19 World."
The theme last year was "Back to the Basics of the Faith."
The themes in past years, inspired by the writings of St. Francis de Sales, were "The Devout Life: A Snapshot" and "The Devout Life: An Ongoing Gift."
To listen to recordings of Msgr. Vaghi's past theological reflections, please visit the Chaplain's Corner.