The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Red Mass Committee cordially invite all associated with the study and administration of justice to join our annual celebration of the Red Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6:15 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston.
The Red Mass tradition dates from the 13th century. It is named for the red vestments worn by the priest-celebrants and the scarlet robes worn by the Lord High Justices. Liturgical red is proper for a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit and symbolizes a willingness to defend the truth. In the United States today, a Red Mass is celebrated in most major metropolitan areas and is attended by judges, lawyers, public officials, law faculty, and law students.
Following the Mass is the optional Red Mass Dinner at Cathedral Centre. For more information and to purchase tickets to the dinner, please visit www.archgh.org/redmass