The Red Mass

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Date and Time

  • Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


Founders Chapel

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Members of the San Diego area bench and bar and the University of San Diego School of Law community will gather in USD's Founders Chapel to participate in the Red Mass—a liturgy held to mark the opening of the judicial year.

The Red Mass is an occasion of prayerful petition and thanksgiving for all members of the legal profession, regardless of religious affiliation. Legal professionals and law students of all religious traditions are invited to attend.

The 2016 presider will be The Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, CA.

A reception will follow in Founders Foyer. Registration is not required but is requested. Please respond by September 26, 2016.

Parking Information

Guests to campus must pay to park in the Mission Structure and the West Lot. Payment is required Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests may also pre-purchase daily permits using the online customer portal. All paid parking at USD operate as pay by plate. This means that a vehicle license plate number is required when making a payment at the pay station. Once you have made your payment, there is no need to display your receipt on your dashboard. Rates for metered parking are as follows:

  • 30 minutes - $0.75
  • 1 Hour - $1.50
  • 2 Hours - $3.00
  • 4 Hours - $4.00
  • Full Day - $8.00

Founders Chapel on the campus map.

Red Mass at Founders Chapel

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