The Lafayette diocese’s first “Red Mass” will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
Bishop Timothy L. Doherty will be principal celebrant of the Mass. A dinner reception will be held after Mass. The evening also will include a presentation by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.
The tradition of the Red Mass was begun by Pope Innocent IV in 1243 for the Ecclesial Judicial Court, asking the invocation of the Holy Spirit as a source of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude and strength for the coming court term.
The color red signifies the Holy Spirit and martyrdom. St. Thomas More is the patron saint of lawyers.
For more information or to register to attend the upcoming Red Mass, visit the Web site at www.dol-in.org/red-mass-registration