The Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, DC

Register for the Brunch here.

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
Principal Celebrant

His Excellency John O. Barres
Bishop of Rockville Centre

To learn more about the history of the Red Mass, please click here.

Music begins at 8:45 a.m.

Mass begins at 9:00 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. Register for the Brunch here.

Mount St. Mary's

25th Annual Fall Retreat

Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Mount St. Mary's Seminary

The retreat includes two meditations, private reflection time, confession, and Mass.

Retreat Director: Msgr. William King

Seminary Vice-Rector & Director of Human Formation

Principal Celebrant: Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi



Church of the Little Flower

The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated on the first Sunday in December at the 5 pm Mass at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, MD. Rev. Tom Robertson, Homilist.

A reception with St. Nicholas will follow in the Parish Hall. All are welcome and please remember to bring an unwrapped toy or gift card for the Toy Drive.