Fort Worth Red Mass

September 24, 2020

The Fort Worth Red Mass Committee regrets to announce that the 2020 Red Mass has been cancelled due to continuing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to seeing you at the 15th Annual Red Mass in September 2021.

The Red Mass Committee of Fort Worth, Texas cordially invites all attorneys, judges, public officials, and their families and staffs to attend the Red Mass on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth.

The Red Mass is an ancient tradition of the Church and Bar and is offered to invoke divine guidance and strength through the coming year. Read more about the history of the Red Mass.

A reception and guest lecture will immediately follow Mass at the Saint Patrick Parish Center adjacent to the Cathedral. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served at the reception. There is no cost to attend the Mass or the reception, but we gratefully accept donations to underwrite the event.


This year's guest speaker is Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J. The topic of his talk will be “Appealing to Conscience as a First and Last Resort.” Fr. McTeigue is a member of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. A professor of philosophy and theology, he has taught and lectured in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia and is known for his classes in both rhetoric and medical ethics. He has long experience in spiritual direction, retreat ministry, and religious formation and is a member of the National Ethics Committee of the Catholic Medical Association.