Thank you to all who attended either the Red Mass Sydney, or the Red Mass Parramatta. You can watch the Red Mass Sydney below:
This was the 90th year the Red Mass has been celebrated in Sydney. We are grateful to Bishop Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, who celebrated the Red Mass Sydney for us.
We are grateful to Fr Don Richardson, the Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, Jennifer Foo, Special Liturgies Officer, and to Tim Goonan, Events Manager of the Archdiocese for their consistent support. Our former President John McCarthy QC, Emeritus Ambassador to the Vatican, and now Chair of the Sydney Archdiocesan Anti Slavery Taskforce, reminds me that the 100th anniversary of the Red Mass will be celebrated in 2031. That is a year to be looked forward to. It was great to see friends, old and new, at the Red Mass, including Greg Smith SC, former Attorney General for NSW, and former President of the St Thomas More Society. Richard Perrignon, another former President of the Society, and Master of Sacred Music St John’s College within the University of Sydney, conducted the Capella Sublima which has provided the choral accompaniment at the Sydney Red Mass for over 20 years. The Red Mass Sydney would not be possible without Giles Tabuteau, the Society’s Co-ordinator of the Red Mass, without Anthony Herro, the Society’s Secretary, and without Robert Colquhoun, the Society’s Treasurer.