Annual Red Mass

86th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 5:15 p.m.
Virtual Event

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago held the 86th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at Old St. Patricks Church. We had over 180 virtual attendees and 50 in-person socially distanced attendees. This year, Guild President Kevin Murphy (center left), honored (from left) Tanya Woods as the Catholic Lawyer of the Year, Deacon Dan Welter for the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Judge Patricia Mendoza for the Special Service Award.  We thank them for the extraordinary service to our Chicago community, our church, and the CLG!

Livestream Link

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There is no cost to attend this virtual event, but we do encourage you to make a registration donation if you are able.


2020 Red Mass Honoress

Lifetime Achievement Award

Rev. Mr. Daniel G. Welter
Chancellor, Archdiocese of Chicago

Catholic Lawyer of the Year Award

Tanya D. Woods
Executive Director of the Westside Justice Center


Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry
Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago

2020 Special Service Award

Hon. Patricia Mendoza
Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County

2020 Red Mass Sponsors

Jim Convery
Kevin & Alisa Murphy
Daniel Murray
Fr. Dan Smilianic
Elisa Rodriguez
Sr. Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 Red Mass, please contact