The Red Mass is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The special liturgy invokes the blessing and guidance of the Holy Spirit upon the courts of the State.
A noon luncheon will immediately follow the Red Mass at Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, 44114 where Justice Terrence O’Donnell will receive the 2017 St. Thomas More Award and Bernadette Boguski, and the staff at AM 1260 The Rock will receive the 2017 Special Recognition Award. For tickets to the luncheon, please contact Colleen Rigo (216) 696-6525 x4080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lawyers Guild fosters spiritual growth and fellowship within the legal community, encourages observance of high ethical standards, and calls attention to legal and societal issues that affect morality, justice & faith.
St. Thomas More (1478-1535) was an English statesman who served as Chancellor under the reign of Henry VIII. More opposed the King’s attempt to divorce his wife and refused to renounce the authority of the Pope. For that he was beheaded. In 1935, Sir Thomas More was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church and is considered the patron saint of lawyers. The St. Thomas More Award is named in honor of this Catholic statesman who served with integrity and held on to his values in spite of fierce resistance.