The Red Mass


Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Celebrant and Homilist:
Bishop Kevin Rhoades
Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese

The Red Mass is an ancient tradition which is celebrated primarily for those of any faith who work in the legal or political arena. The Mass is celebrated in honor of the Holy Spirit, from whom flows the wisdom, understanding, counsel and fortitude necessary for the administration of justice. The Mass takes its name from the red vestments worn that represent the tongues of fire of the Spirit of God. The Red Mass is open to the general public.