St. Mary’s University and School of Law Dean Stephen M. Sheppard, J.S.D., invite members of the legal community from all faiths to join in the celebration of Red Mass. Reflecting the color of the priests’ vestments and judges’ robes from the 13th century, Red Mass marks the beginning of the judicial and academic year by calling all to join together in prayer for the cause of justice.
The Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Former chairman of the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees, Martin Beirne (J.D. ’69), will offer welcome remarks.
Red Mass is coordinated by the St. Mary’s University School of Law, the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of San Antonio, and representatives from San Antonio’s legal organizations, the judiciary and the Texas Legislature.