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
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, regardless of religious affiliation, with a special invitation to our entering 1L class and our Carl Maxey Social Justice Scholars. 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 4 to Bryn Boorman at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.