The Annual Red Mass will be celebrated by the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Diocese of Palm Beach for members of the legal profession. It will be held at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral with the Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach. Those in the legal profession, their family and friends, and the community are invited to attend.
The traditional Red Mass, an annual event in most dioceses and archdioceses, asks the Holy Spirit to guide all those who seek justice. It is a special Mass for judges, attorneys, law professors and their students, as well as government officials in the legislative and executive branches. Dating from the Middle Ages, the Red Mass gets its name from the red vestments worn by the celebrant and from the English tradition of red as the academic robe or hood color for those with law degrees.