69th Annual Red Mass

The 69th Annual Red Mass, sponsored by the John Carroll Society, will be held at the Cathedral on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 10am. Public seating for the Red Mass is very limited.

See the full schedule of Sunday Masses for October 3, 2021

Red Mass (from the John Carroll Society calendar webpage)

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 Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory
Archbishop of Washington
Principal Celebrant

Most Rev. Gabriele Caccia
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

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

Masks are required inside the Cathedral.