The Red Mass

The Red Mass

 

The Red Mass is a traditional way of beginning the judicial term by asking God's guidance for all the members of the legal profession. Dating back to the thirteenth century, this Mass invokes the Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom in upholding justice by the Bench and Bar.

The red vestments and gowns worn by the priest and the attending justices centuries ago gave this Mass its name.

Today, the Red Mass is attended by judges, lawyers, and officials of all paths asking God to bless, strengthen and enlighten all servants of the law in order to better achieve "the blessings of liberty and justice for ourselves and our posterity."

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Programs from 2017

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Red Mass Invitation 2017, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2016, Notre Dame Law School

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The Red Mass, Notre Dame Law School

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Tradition of the Red Mass, Notre Dame Law School

Programs from 2014

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Red Mass 2014, Notre Dame Law School

Programs from 2011

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Red Mass Invitation 2011, Notre Dame Law School

Programs from 2010

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Red Mass Invitation 2010, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass 2009, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass 2008, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2008, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2007, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass 2006, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2006, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass 2005, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2005, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass 2004, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2004, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass 2004, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass 2003, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2003, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2001, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 2000, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 1999, Notre Dame Law School

Programs from 1978

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Red Mass 1978, Notre Dame Law School

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Red Mass Invitation 1978, Notre Dame Law School