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2019 Red Mass and Reception

This year's Red Mass was held on Thursday, October 24, at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. This annual event is organized by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire, during which 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.

Following the Red Mass, the Guild held a reception at Bishop Bradley Hall at the Cathedral at which the Guild honored Attorney Diane Murphy Quinlan, recipient of the Saint Thomas More Award.

Continuing Legal Education Presentation

Prior to the Red Mass, the Guild held a free Continuing Legal Education presentation by Marc Guillemette, the Director of the Office of Catholic Identity at Catholic Medical Center, and Attorney Anu Mullikin of Devine Millimet on “Catholic Perspectives on End-of-Life Decisions” (90 min. NHMCLE credits) at the NH Institute of Art.

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

2019 Red Mass Photo Gallery

View a photo gallery of this year's event. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, was the celebrant.