The Creighton University School of Law invites the campus and community to the traditional Red Mass to mark the opening of the fall term of the courts at 5 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 1 in St. Johnís Church. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., President, will preside with concelebrating members of the Jesuit Community. Gregory J. O'Meara, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Community will provide the homily.
The 800-year-old tradition commemorates the opening of the Common Law Courts. 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 then by judges and doctors of law.
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. People of all faiths are welcome to attend the Red Mass.