Annual Red Mass

86th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit

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

Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

700 W Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago would like to invite all lawyers, judges, and law professionals to the 86th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit, traditionally known as the Red Mass. The Red Mass has been celebrated annually in churches throughout the world since the twelfth century. It brings together members of the community from all faith traditions to pray for all those responsible for the administration of justice.

For almost ninety years, the Catholic Lawyers Guild together with the Archdiocese of Chicago has sponsored the Red Mass in Chicago. It is one of the largest gatherings of Guild members, their families, friends, and guests. We welcome all those who are involved in our legal system in any way, along with their families and friends. This year, in light of the COVID pandemic, we will join as a community virtually. Mass attendance in person is very limited and priority will be given first to the Red Mass award recipients and their families and friends. Please consider joining us for this beautiful event.

Livestream Link

Livestream link will be sent to registrants and made available on the CLG website.


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

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