60th Annual Red Mass
Thursday, October 25, 2012
6:00 PM (CT)
San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas
School of Law: Campus Ministry
The legal community and people of all faiths are invited to the 60th Annual Red Mass, which marks the beginning of the judicial year.
The tradition of Red Mass dates back to 1245 in Europe when both the bench and bar attended the mass together at the beginning of each judicial session. The name is derived from the scarlet robes worn by judges and red vestments worn by priests in honor of the Holy Spirit. Red Mass is celebrated throughout the country for the purpose of requesting God’s blessings and guidance on the administration of justice.
The tradition is coordinated annually by St. Mary's University School of Law, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of San Antonio and representatives from San Antonio legal organizations, the judiciary and the State Legislature.