2019 Red Mass


Origins of the Red Mass

 The celebration of the Red Mass originated in Paris in 1245 and spread to England around 1310 to mark the opening of each Court term. The priests and the judges of the High Court wore red robes for the Mass, giving rise to its name. The tradition of the Red Mass has continued in the United States where judges and elected officials of all faiths seek God’s guidance in the administration of justice, including the annual celebration in Washington, D.C., where members of the United States Supreme Court join members of Congress and other officials to herald the opening of the Supreme Court’s term.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 Red Mass

 We hope that you will join us for this occasion.  Archbishop Charles C. Thompson of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will celebrate the Red Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church. St John's is located at 126 W. Georgia Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (corner of Capitol and Georgia).  

The Society extends its invitation for the Mass and Dinner to people of all faiths and professions.

Couple for All Seasons Award

This year we are honoring Brent Dickson and Jan Aikman Dickson. Together they founded the National Judicial Family Institute. Brent Dickson served on the Indiana Supreme Court for 30 years. 

Fundraising Dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom

Following the mass we invite you to attend a reception, (6:45 p.m.) and dinner (at 7:15 p.m.) at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, located at 140 W. Washington St. (corner of Capitol & Washington). Dinner is $75.00. A table sponsorship is $600.00. 

 If you would like to attend or sponsor a table you can use this link:  http://the-red-mass-indy.eventbee.com 

 If you or your firm or company is interested in sponsoring a table:
Katherine Althoff at (317) 236-5924 or Katherine.Althoff@icemiller.com
Greg Cafouros at (317) 777-7411 or GCafouros@kgrlaw.com
Patrick Olmstead at (317) 884-8524 or polmstead@patrickolmsteadlaw.com
John Moriarty at (317) 637-0700 x232 or jmoriarty@psrb.com.
Checks may be made payable to the St. Thomas More Society and sent to:

Patrick Olmstead
P.O. Box 1067
Greenwood, Indiana 46142.

If you need an invoice, please contact Patrick Olmstead at (317) 884-8524 or polmstead@patrickolmsteadlaw.com.

We look forward to seeing you at this great event.