Red Mass

31 January, 2022   


The Red Mass, to mark the opening of the legal year, will be celebrated by Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 31 January 2022 at 9.00am.  

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 processionshould assemble between the Presbytery and the Cathedral by 8:45 am.

After Mass, and subject to any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place at that time, congregants and their families are invited to join Archbishop Comensoli for morning tea in the presbytery grounds adjacent to the Cathedral.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by 14 January 2022 to Lisa Edwards by email: or by phone: 9602 5440.

Judges and counsel : Robes and medals are worn.


Red Mass Committee

Mr T McFarlane, Chairman

The Hon Justice Cavanough

The Hon Justice 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