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2018 Red Mass and Dinner

This year's Red Mass was held on Thursday, October 18, at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. This annual event is organized by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire, during which numerous members of judicial, legal, law enforcement, and legislative communities gather with those who administer law in the Church for an evening of prayer. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Peter A. Libasci and Reverend Patirck J. Conroy, S.J., was the guest homilist.

Following the Red Mass, the Guild held a dinner at Bishop Bradley Hall at the Cathedral at which the Guild honored Attorney Michael J. Tierney, recipient of the Saint Thomas More Award. 

Prior to the Red Mass, the Guild held a free Continuing Legal Education presentation by Michael J. Tierney, Esq. on “Religious Liberty and Free Speech in 2018” (90 min. NHMCLE credits) at the Cathedral Library.

Continuing Legal Education Presentation

Prior to the Red Mass at the Cathedral Library at the corner of Union and Lowell Streets, the Guild held a free Continuing Legal Education presentation by Michael J. Tierney, Esq. on “Religious Liberty and Free Speech in 2018” (90 min. NHMCLE credits). This CLE examined recent cases touching on religious exercise including Masterpiece Bakery, NIFLA, and Janus and how these cases have refined the First Amendment. 

Saint Thomas More Award

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire presents the Saint Thomas More Award to a lawyer or judge who is a practicing Catholic and who embodies the spirit of Saint Thomas More in his or her courage, dedication, integrity, civility, and compassion toward others.

Information about the Guild

For more information about the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire, visit the Guild’s website at www.nhclg.org.

2018 Red Mass Photo Gallery

View a photo gallery of this year's event. Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., was guest homilist at the Red Mass, and the Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, was the celebrant.