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.
Most Rev. Mario Dorsonville
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
Rev. Msgr. Peter Vaghi
Chaplain of the John Carroll Society
Past of the Church of the Little Flower
To learn more about the history of the Red Mass, please click here.
We will honor several individuals and law firms for the pro bono support of the Catholic Charities Legal Network at a brunch immediately following the Mass.
2018 Pro Bono Legal Services Awardees
Ari Fitzgerald, Gerard Mitchell, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Jones Day
The brunch is at the Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave NW) this year. Brunch tickets are $60 each or you may purchase of table of 10 for $700. Priority seating is given to table purchases.