Opening of the Legal Year
Red Mass

The Red Mass, to mark the opening of the legal year, will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 9:00 am by Bishop Peter Elliott, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne.

A procession of judges, magistrates, tribunal members, judicial registrars, court officials and barristers will precede Bishop Elliott into the Cathedral. Those taking part in the procession should assemble between the Presbytery and the Cathedral by 8:45 am.

After Mass the judiciary, members of the legal profession, staff and their families are invited to join Bishop Elliott for morning tea in the Cathedral Presbytery.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Lisa Edwards by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: 9602 5440.

Please RSVP by 15 January 2019.


Mr T McFarlane, Chairman
The Hon Sir James Gobbo AC, CVO, QC
The Hon Justice Steward
The Hon Justice Cavanough
The Hon Justice Tim Ginnane
His Honour Judge Cosgrave
His Honour Judge (Chief Magistrate) Lauritsen
Ms J Forbes SC
Mr P Willis SC
Mr B Avallone
Ms Christina Warren, Melbourne Catholic Lawyers' Association
Mr Michael Tehan

Annual Dinner - Friday 1 March

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 1 March and that our Special Guest Speaker will be Archbishop Peter Comensoli.

Further details to be posted shortly.

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