Red Mass: 2009 Homily

5 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2011

Date Written: June 1, 2010


This homily was delivered by Fr. Kalscheur at the Detroit Red Mass celebrated at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Detroit, Michigan on September 29, 2009. The Red Mass (a Mass at which red vestments are worn, marking the beginning of the new judicial term and invoking the guidance of the Holy Spirit), is attended by judges, lawyers, and public officials of all faiths asking God’s blessings in their work as servants of the law seeking to work more effectively for justice and freedom for all. The homily invited those present to reflect on a critical question: who are we becoming as people as we live out our vocations as lawyers, judges, and public servants? The challenge is to live lives that do justice with humility, gentleness, and civility, responding in gratitude to all that God has done for us with a life that reflects God’s faithful love in all of our relationships.

Suggested Citation

Kalscheur, Gregory A., Red Mass: 2009 Homily (June 1, 2010). University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 4, 2010, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 234, Available at SSRN:

Gregory A. Kalscheur (Contact Author)

Boston College - Law School ( email )

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Newton, MA 02459-1163
United States

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