The Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, DC
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
To learn more about the history of the Red Mass, please click here.
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.