Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Doylestown, hosted a Red Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
The Principal Celebrant was the Most Rev. Michael J. Fitzgerald, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia. Fitzgerald is both a canon and civil lawyer, and he oversees Catholic Education throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The Red Mass enjoys a rich history. Originating centuries ago in Rome, Paris and London, its name also exemplifies the scarlet robes worn by royal judges who attended the Mass centuries ago. The Red Mass historically marked the official opening of the judicial year.