71st Annual Red Mass

The 71st Annual Red Mass, sponsored by the John Carroll Society, will be held at the Cathedral on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 9am. The Red Mass is open to the public but with very limited seating.

Note that the 7am Mass is canceled on the day of the Red Mass. See the full schedule of Masses for October 1, 2023

Red Mass 

The Red Mass is celebrated annually at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, traditionally on the Sunday before the first Monday in October, which marks the opening of the Supreme Court's annual term. Its purpose is to invoke God's blessings on those responsible for the administration of justice as well as on all public officials.

His Excellency Juan Esposito
Titular Bishop of Tabla and Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
Principal Celebrant and Homilist

To learn more about the history of the Red Mass, please click here.

Music begins at 8:45 a.m.

Mass begins at 9:00 a.m.

John Carroll Society calendar entry for the 2023 Red Mass