Red Mass at the Diocese of Corpus Christi 2015
The Corpus Christi Bar Association and the Diocese of Corpus Christi join many throughout the United States and the world who celebrate this tradition annually at the opening of the judicial year, to emphasize the legal profession’s vital role in promoting justice and peace.
A Historic Tradition
The Red Mass, which dates to 13th century England, has the name because the celebrants wore red vestments, symbolizing the fire of the Holy Spirit's guidance to all who pursue justice
This important historic tradition was introduced into the United States in 1928 in the church of St. Andrew, located in New York City. It was presided over by His Eminence Patrick Cardinal Haves, who strongly encouraged and supported the involvement of the legal community in spreading the Word of God.
The Red Mass is currently celebrated in dioceses throughout the United States to invoke God’s blessing upon the members of the bench, bar, legislature, and governmental agencies.
All are Welcome
The public is invited to join in this community-wide celebration. Bishop Michael Mulvey will preside and concelebrate the Mass with Priests of the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
Judge Kevin Yeary, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will be the keynote speaker.
Thursday, September 15
The procession will begin at 6 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral
505 N. Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi
The Most Rev. Michael Mulvey, STL,
DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Corpus Christi
with Special Guests:
Rabbi Ilan Emanuel, The Congregation Beth Israel
& Pastor Greg Hackett, First United Methodist Church
Judge Kevin Yeary, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
RECEPTION AND JUDICIAL DISCUSSION:
A reception and a Judicial Discussion Panel
will follow Mass at the Cathedral.