The Garaventa Center invites all faculty and staff to this year’s Red Mass, which celebrates those entrusted with the law in our nation, on Monday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The Mass is also open to the public. University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will be the principal celebrant and Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C. university relations, will offer the homily.
The Red Mass is an ancient tradition in the Catholic Church, going back to medieval times, wherein the Holy Spirit is invoked at the beginning of the legal season to guide all those administer the law. The red vestments worn by the priests symbolize the Holy Spirit who descended on the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire on Pentecost and whose wisdom is implored to guide the Church and the Nation.
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