Deborah Pernice Knefel 714-937-2035

Thomas More Society RED MASS

Orange County attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, legal professionals, law enforcement, government officials, family, friends, and even strangers are invited to join us for the Orange County Annual Red Mass, offered by Most Reverand Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, at the Holy Family Cathedral in Orange.  

Pope Innocent IV initiated the tradition of the “Red Mass” in 1243 on behalf of the Ecclesial Juridical Court, asking the Invocation of the Holy Spirit as a source of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude and strength for the coming term of the court.  The color red signifies the Holy Spirit, and Martyrdom. St. Thomas More is the Patron of Lawyers. 

Everyone and their family and friends are invited to pack Holy Family Cathedral and enjoy fellowship and a free buffet dinner after Mass.