October 06, 2022

2022 Red Mass for the Legal Profession

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, Oct 06, 2022 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


School of Law


St. Aloysius Church


Bryn Boorman, Manager, Special Events


Event Type & Tags

  • Faith Mission
  • Student Life
  • Alumni

About This Event

We invite you to celebrate this year's Red Mass of the Legal Profession with us on Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 PM in St. Aloysius Church. All are welcome to join us for an occasion of prayerful petition and thanksgiving. A reception is to follow at Cataldo Hall. 

The 2022 Distinguished Legal Service Award will be presented at the mass and members of the Washington State Supreme Court, along with local judiciary officers, will be present. 

Kindly RSVP by October 1 to Bryn Boorman at boorman@gonzaga.edu or 509-313-3742. If you wish to submit a name for the Prayers of the Faithful portion of the mass, please email Bryn Boorman at boorman @gonzaga.edu before Sept. 23, 2022.

Originally held in 1310, Red Mass marked the beginning of the Michaelmas (fall term) of the King’s Bench during the reign of Edward of England. It was an occasion of pageantry and solemnity as judges, barristers and members of Parliament gathered to invoke God’s blessing and guidance for themselves and their profession.