The Red Mass

The Red Mass

Date and Time

Monday, October 2, 2023

  • Monday, October 2, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 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 event is free and registration is requested.

6:00 p.m. - Mass in Founders Chapel

7:00 p.m. - Reception in Founders Courtyard

  • Parking Information

    All guests to campus must have a valid USD parking permit OR pay at a pay station or on the ParkMobile app. The following locations have no maximum time. 

    • MPS (Main Parking Structure) the closest structure to Founders Chapel
    • WPS (West Parking Structure), W1 (West Parking Lot), and W2 (Gravel Lot)
    • E3 (Jenny Craig Pavilion West Lot) and E6 (Manchester Village Field Lot) 

    Pay By Plate

    All paid parking areas at USD operate as pay-by-plate. This means that a license plate number is required when making a payment at the pay station. It may be helpful to take a picture of your license plate after you park your vehicle. Once you have made your payment, there is no need to display your receipt on your dashboard. 

    Payment at all metered space locations above may also be made from your smartphone. Simply download the Parkmobile App on the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

    Parking Rates

    The rates for parking in metered areas are $2.50 per hour and $18.00 for the full day.

    • 30 minutes - $1.25
    • 1 Hour - $2.50
    • 2 Hours - $5.00
    • 4 Hours - $10.00
    • Full Day - $18.00*
    The pay stations on campus accept coins as well as Visa & Mastercard credit/debit cards. They do not accept cash or American Express cards.*There is a $2.00 discount for purchasing a full day

    Founders Chapel on the campus map.


Red Mass at Founders Chapel

This event is open to the public

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(619) 260-4735


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