Join the Guild for our upcoming event…
Annual Meeting & Election
DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CDT
Zoom meeting details will be sent prior to event
|You are cordially invited to participate remotely in the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago at which the election of officers and members of the Board of Governors of the Guild will be held. |
Hon. Edward Washington, II (ret.) will be sworn in as president of the Catholic Lawyers Guild May 26. The Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman, U.S. District Court, NDIL will swear in Judge Washington and all of the officers at 5:15 p.m. In addition to Washington, members of the Board of Governors will also be sworn in at the meeting, along with Officers of the Board.
With an abundance of caution on account of the Covid-19 virus, this meeting is being held electronically. The Annual Membership Reception that typically accompanies the Annual Meeting will be held on a subsequent date.
All are welcome to attend.
Providing opportunities for reflection and union with God has been a crucial part of the Guild’s life, accomplished through retreats, days of recollection, and the Red Mass.
God has been a crucial part of the Guild’s life, accomplished through retreats, days of recollection, and the Red Mass.
Some notable services provided by the Guild have been pro bono service to immigrants at the request of Cardinal Samuel Stritch in the 1960s and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in 1970s , the hearings on sexual abuse conducted at the request of Cardinal Francis George in 2002, and our recent adoption of the Catholic Charities Legal Clinic as a service opportunity for our members.
Annually we organize the Red Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, the Mass that has opened the Fall Term for courts since 1245 A.D. asking the Holy Spirit’s help for lawyers and judges. In tandem with the Red Mass, we celebrate with a reception with lawyers who have incarnated Christ in the world through their work.