The Gonzaga University School of Law’s Red Mass for the Legal Profession, already celebrated annually in Spokane at St. Aloysius Church, will also be celebrated in Seattle at 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 at St. James Cathedral located at 804 9th Ave.
The GU School of Law cordially invites all members of the Seattle area’s legal community, their families and the public to the Mass, which will be celebrated by the Most Rev. Alexander J. Brunett, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Most Rev. Brunett also will serve as presider and homilist, while Gonzaga University President Rev. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., will be principal concelebrant.
A reception will immediately follow the Mass.
The Red Mass is celebrated annually in many cities nationwide and throughout the world. It is an occasion of prayerful petition and thanksgiving for all members of the legal profession, regardless of religious affiliation.
The term “Red Mass” dates back to 14th century England, when priests and judges wore robes in the color of ecclesiastical seasons and events. The Red Mass was held in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the beginning of Michaelmas, or fall term of the King’s Bench. The gathering was an occasion of pageantry and solemnity as judges, barristers, and members of Parliament invoked God’s blessing and guidance for themselves and their profession.
For more information, please contact the Gonzaga School of Law alumni office at (509) 323-3605.