2018 Red Mass & Reception

  • 02 Oct 2018
  • 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Holy Name Cathedral (735 N. State St., Chicago)


84th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit
Co-Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 5:15pm

Holy Name Cathedral
735 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Loyola University
Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Lewis Towers
111 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago would like to cordially invite all lawyers, judges, and law professionals to the 84th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit, traditionally known as the Red Mass.

This year the Red Mass will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, with a procession of judges and lawyers starting the service down the aisle of Holy Name Cathedral. If you are interested in joining the procession, please plan on arriving by 5:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Mark BartosicThe homily will be offered by Fr. Dave Kelly, Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministries. A reception will follow just a few short blocks away at Loyola University’s Regents Hall, 111 E. Pearson, 16th Floor. Appetizers and drinks will be served. 

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. For almost ninety years, the Catholic Lawyers Guild together with the Archdiocese of Chicago has sponsored the Red Mass in Chicago. It is one of the largest gatherings of Guild members, their families, friends, and guests. We welcome all those who are involved in our legal system in any way, along with their families and friends. Please consider joining us for the beautiful event!