October 12, 2023

Red Mass of the Legal Profession 2023

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, Oct 12, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Event Link



School of Law


St. Aloysius Church 330 E. Boone Ave. Spokane WA


Myonne Davis-Nicholson at 509-313-3742 or davis-nicholson@gonzaga.edu

Event Type & Tags

  • Alumni
  • Arts Culture
  • Faith Mission

About This Event

We invite you to celebrate this year's Red Mass of the Legal Profession with us on Thursday, October 12 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 2023 Distinguished Legal Service Award will be presented at the mass.

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.