YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Annual Red Mass on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12:10pm, in St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. This annual event is for all men and women involved in legal and judicial professions in the six counties of the Diocese of Youngstown (Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Stark, Portage, and Ashtabula) and is sponsored by the diocese and the Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Youngstown. Due to COVID-19 precautions, this year’s event will not include the customary luncheon.
Commenting on twenty-five years of the Red Mass in the Diocese of Youngstown, Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin, Vicar General, and Chairman of the Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Youngstown, remarks that. “This event allows us to gather all who are involved in judicial and legal professions, and to highlight how essential their vocations are for the common good. Over the years, our gathering has allowed us to engage in ethical and moral reflection, through a Catholic Christian lens.”
Bishop David Bonnar remarks that, “This has been a year of many ‘firsts’ for me as Bishop of Youngstown, and I am looking forward to this opportunity to gather with judges, magistrates, attorneys, paralegals, and all who participate in this important work. As I wrote in my pastoral letter, ‘Testify to the Light,’ prayer needs to be at the foundation of all we do, including our vocations in the world.”
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FOR FAITH AND VALUES SECTIONS: Bishop David J. Bonnar invites all men and women involved in the Legal and Judicial Profession across the six counties of Northeast Ohio to join in prayer for their important work for the common good of our local communities and society. All judges and attorneys, particularly those who are Catholics are encouraged to attend the Twenty-fifth Annual Red Mass on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, in St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, Ohio, at 12:10 p.m. Social distancing and masks will be required in the cathedral. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin at (330) 744-8451, ext. 225. Responses are appreciated by November 1, 2021.
MORE INFO: Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin, Vicar General, Diocese of Youngstown; and Chairman, Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Youngstown; and Justin Huyck, Coordinator of Media Relations (330) 744-8451; firstname.lastname@example.org