Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s senior class as well as members of the Middle School Student Government Association joined the state of Alabama’s Unified Judicial System officials in celebrating the 37th Annual Red Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in downtown Montgomery. The Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile, celebrated the Mass.
The tradition of the Red Mass goes back many centuries in Rome, Paris, and London. It is the Solemn Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated generally near the beginning of the Judicial Year and attended by judges, lawyers, and court officials of all faiths for the purpose of invoking God’s blessing and guidance in the administration of justice.
Above, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Middle School SGA officers spoke with Alabama Supreme Court Justice and 1970 Montgomery Catholic graduate Patty Mungenast Smith, at left, at the reception for the Red Mass.