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Lawyers and members of law enforcement of all faiths and their families are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Where: St. John the Evangelist Church
148 Hamilton Avenue
White Plains, New York 
United States
Contact: Althema Goodson
914-761-37007 x20

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Annual Red Mass

The Red Mass is a solemn Mas invoking the guidance of the Holy Spirit on the deliberations of the Courts and on the endeavors of all all members of the legal profession and law enforcement.  Tradition holds that it came to be called 'Red" symbolizing the scriptural "Tongues of Fire" decent of the gift of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. 

This venerable custom began in Europe in the 13th century.  From the time of Edward I, the mass was offered at Westminster Abbey at the opening of Michaelsmas Term.  Similar celebrations in Paris and Rome.  

In the New World, the practice was instituted by the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of New York in 1928, with Patrick Cardinal Hayes presiding.  It provides a unique opportunity for the legal profession to seek the special gifts of the Holy Spirit; wisdom, understanding, counsel, and fortitude.  

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
 at 6:00 P.M.

St. John the Evangelist Church
148 Hamilton Avenue

White Plains, New York


The Mass Will Be Celebrated by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

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