September 30, 2013
Red Mass Speaker:
The Most Reverend Mark L. Bartchak
Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Canonist and former Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Erie
Diocese of Greensburg and Saint Vincent Archabbey & College
The Red Mass is celebrated annually in over 25 cities across the United States to invoke God’s blessing on members of the bench and bar at the start of the legal year. The Red Mass takes its name from the fact that celebrants of the 13th century in Europe were vested in red, and the lord high justices of the day dressed in scarlet.