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Archdiocese of Washington DC Red Mass

  • Sun, October 06, 2024
  • 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

72nd Annual Red Mass

Sunday, October 6 at 9:00 AM

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
Principal Celebrant

Deacon Darryl Kelley, Homilist

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.

This years honorees are:

Thomas J. Kelly
Faegre Drinker

Fabian A. Zetina
Baker Hostetler

Denis C. Mitchell
Stein Mitchell

Kathleen Merlo

Solo practitioner

Law firm: Wiley Rein

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