Red Mass Gathers Atlanta Legal Community

The St. Thomas More Society on Thursday, Oct. 4, hosted its annual Red Mass.


  1. The celebration dates to the the Middle Ages to mark the opening of the courts. Today, it is held in many major cities.  
  2. The city's Catholic basilica in downtown Atlanta hosts the celebration. 
  3. Nearly 30 judges from various court rooms attend the service. It also includes representatives of Atlanta's Jewish and Protestant communities.  The name comes from the red worn by the judges and the clergy. 
  4. Scripture readings came from Micah 6: 1-4, 6-8; Job 19: 21-27; and Luke 10:1-12.
    Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory gave the homily.

  5. You can read more about the Red Mass in the upcoming Georgia Bulletin.