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October 30, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church


St. Thomas More Catholic Society
(972) 977-9989


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Jill Chance
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St. Thomas More Catholic Legal Society at the University of Mississippi School of Law cordially invite you to the Annual Red Mass.

Bishop Jospeh R. Kopacz, Diocese of Jackson, presiding.

Followed by a Dinner Reception in the parish hall.

Sponsored by St. John Knights of Columbus.

Guest Speaker Andre de Gruy,of the Office of State Public Defender Capital Defense Counsel Division discussing the death penalty and the Catholic perspective.

Entry is a free-will offering with proceeds going to the Thomas More Society to support its mission to include Catholic teaching in law and public policy.

Please RSVP or make inquiries to Jill Chance, jechance@go.olemiss.edu by October 26, 2015.

The Red Mass is a Mass of the Holy Spirit which is celebrated annually at the opening of the judicial year. This Thirteenth Century European custom received its name from the red color of vestments worn by the celebrant and the scarlet robes word by the Lord High Justices. In the United States today, a Red Mass is celebrated in many dioseses across the nation and is attended by judges, lawyers, public officials, law faculty, students and graduates.