87th Annual Votive Red Mass
of the Holy Spirit
Monday, October 4, 2021 | 5:15 p.m.
The Feast of St. Francis
MassHoly Names CathedralVirtual Event
The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago would like to invite all lawyers, judges, and law professionals to the 87th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit, traditionally known as the Red Mass. The Red Mass has been celebrated annually in churches throughout the world since the twelfth century. It brings together members of the community from all faith traditions to pray for all those responsible for the administration of justice.
We invite colleagues of all faiths, their families, friends and guests to join us. This year the Catholic Lawyers of Chicago will bestow four awards to members of our Chicago legal community, including a sitting judge. Judge Ramon Ocasio III, Circuit judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, will be honored with the Catholic Lawyer of the the Year for his dedication to public service. Attorneys Matthew Simon and Elizabeth Clarke will both be honored with the Guild’s Special Service Award. Simon for his dedication to Restorative Justice and the passage of SB 64. Clarke will be honored for her commitment to ensuring human rights for all children and young adults in conflict with the law through her work with the Juvenile Justice Initiative. Professor Michael Seng, co-executive director of UIC John Marshall Law School’s Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long career of work focused on discrimination in housing and our Chicago community.
In Person Component: We welcome all those who would like to attend in person to attend. No prior notification needed to confirm attendance. Masks, covering both nose and mouth, are required for the duration of the event.
Procession of Judges: The in-person component of our event will include the traditional procession of judges. We encourage any judge who wishes to participate to arrive with robes to Holy Name Cathedral at 5 p.m.
If you have questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org