The Red Mass, to mark the opening of the legal year, will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 27 January 2021 at 9.00am.  The Committee is pleased to announce Archbishop Comensoli will be saying the Red Mass.

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

After Mass and subject to any COVID-19 restrictions that maybe in place at that time, the judiciary, members of the legal profession, staff and their families are invited to join Archbishop Comensoli for morning tea in the in the presbytery grounds adjacent to the Cathedral. 

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Lisa Edwards by email: or by phone: 9602 5440.

Please RSVP by 14 January 2021.

Judges and counsel robe and medals are worn.

Red Mass Committee

Mr T McFarlane, Chairman

The Hon Sir James Gobbo AC, CVO, QC

The Hon Justice Cavanough

The Hon Justice Tim Ginnane

His Honour Judge Paul Cosgrave

His Honour Magistrate A McKenna

Mr P Willis SC

Mr B Avallone

Ms Deborah Siemensma

Ms Christina Warren, Melbourne Catholic Lawyers' Association

Mr Michael Tehan



Stay tuned for details about

our upcoming Lenten Retreat on 14 March 2021!