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10/20/2021 5:30 PM | Anonymous

39th Annual Red Mass of Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 5:30 pm

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012

The St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles (“STMSLA”) cordially invites you to attend the 39th Annual Red Mass. The Red Mass is an ecumenical, civic celebration which honors judges, lawyers, legislators, and legal professionals. Members of all faiths and traditions are invited to attend.

We are pleased that our homilist will be Archbishop Christophe Pierre, who serves as the Holy See's Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and will join us in person from Washington, D.C. Los Angeles County Superior Court Presiding Judge Eric C. Taylor will deliver closing remarks after the Mass, followed by a hosted reception with members of the clergy, bench, and bar.

First celebrated in Paris in 1245, the Red Mass is a tradition celebrated annually at the opening of the Judicial Year, significantly that of the U.S. Supreme Court each October. Judges and lawyers attend in a body, joined by public officials and law faculty members. The Red Mass received its name from the Celebrant’s vestments in red, and the Lord High Justices robes of brilliant scarlet. In Los Angeles, this annual tradition is sponsored by STMSLA. Federal and State judges, as well as local public officials, normally attend the Mass and lead the entrance procession.

We hope you will join us on October 20 at the Red Mass followed by our traditional complimentary reception with drinks and hors doeuvres immediately after Mass. The Mass will be in person with a hosted reception (as permitted considering COVID-19 protocols) and livestreamed. For more information, please visit

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