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Creighton University’s Red Mass Celebrates New Court Term

Creighton University’s Red Mass Celebrates New Court Term

Creighton University’s School of Law Red Mass is an 800-year-old tradition commemorating the opening of the Common Law Courts. The event will take place Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church on campus. Presiding will be the Most Rev. Elden Curtiss, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Omaha, assisted by members of Creighton’s Jesuit community.

Members of the legal profession in the community are invited along with faculty, staff and students of the law school to celebrate God's presence and action in the world, and to invoke the aid of the Holy Spirit in their work with the community. The name of the Mass is derived from the red vestments worn by the priests to signify the fire of the Holy Spirit, and by the scarlet robes worn in times past by judges and doctors of law. People of all faiths are welcome to attend the Red Mass.

Posted: 9/22/06