Eleventh Annual Red Mass


Red Mass


The judicial year in many jurisdictions around the world is traditionally opened with a Red Mass. The celebration of the Mass is designed to provide judges, attorneys, civic leaders and academics of all faiths the opportunity to reflect on the powers and responsibilities that are part of their offices. Together, Red Mass participants ask God to grant the virtues and gifts necessary for the proper and just administration of their duties. 

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
Where: Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery,
St. Joseph, Minnesota
Cost to attend: $25 per person

Mass Celebrant and Homilist:
Abbot John Klassen, OSB

Music by College of Saint Benedict Women’s Choir

A reception with hearty hors d’ oeuvres will follow the Mass at the Gorecki Center.  The Fidelis Apparitor Award will be presented to Richard Pemberton, senior partner in his western Minnesota law firm, past president of the Minnesota State Bar Association and memorable speaker.

Please register by Nov. 10, 2012. Questions may be directed to mxopitz@csbsju.edu or 320-363-5020.

Sponsors of this year's event:

CSB/SJU Benedictine Bar Association
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
Gilbert Mediation Center Ltd., James Gilbert
Gray Plant Mooty Foundation
Hall Law, PA, Mike and Mary Hall
Hon. Sharon L. Hall and James M. Page
Elizabeth Hayden and Charles Flinn
Thomas Joyce and Annette Atkins
Jacobson, Buffalo, Magnuson, Anderson & Hogen
Mary Magnuson and Joseph Hallor
Winthrop and Weinstine, John Knapp
Hon. John and Mary Lindstrom
The Eugene McCarthy Center for Public Policy and
Civic Engagement , Saint John’s University
Sieben Grose Von Holtum & Carey, ltd.
Space Center, Michael Urbanos
DePaul Willette and Judith Willis




Contact Information
Maureen Opitz
(320) 363-5020
Date & Location
Date: 11/17/2012
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: College of Saint Benedicit