71st Annual Red Mass

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  • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and the John Carroll Society
  • [email protected]

All are welcome to join us Sunday, October 1 via livestream!

Main celebrant and homilist: Bishop Juan Esposito

The Red Mass invokes God’s blessings and guidance in the administration of justice under the power of the Holy Spirit, and is a tradition that dates back many centuries to Rome, Paris and London. The name comes from the color of the vestments worn by the celebrants and the color of fire, a symbol of the Holy Spirit. It 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.
Red Mass


The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

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