Red Mass 2023

Red Mass Sydney

Time9 am
DateMonday, 30 January 2023
VenueSt Mary’s Cathedral, College Street, Sydney
CelebrantArchbishop Anthony Fisher OP
RobingJudges and counsel may robe in the Crypt beneath the Cathedral from 8:30 am.  
Morning TeaMorning Tea will be served in Cathedral House after the Red Mass, at which time there will be an opportunity to meet Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. 
OtherThe Red Mass has been celebrated annually in Sydney since 1931.  The first recorded Red Mass was celebrated at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, in 1245.  The Red Mass takes its name partly from the scarlet robes worn by the royal judges attending the Mass in 14th century England. In London the tradition began around 1310, during the reign of Edward II. Very often lawyers attend some or all of the services as a way of celebrating the common values which underlie both Australian and international law, and as a way of demonstrating respect for the many different people, with different histories and traditions, who make up contemporary Australia.

Red Mass Parramatta

Time7:00 pm
DateMonday, 6 February 2023
VenueSt Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Marist Pl, Parramatta
CelebrantVery Rev Peter Williams, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Diocese of Parramatta
SupperSupper will be served in the Cloisters after the Red Mass.