The Annual Red Mass

The St. Thomas More Society

The Annual Red Mass

Wednesday,  November 4, 2015

Where & When
Date: Wed., November 5, 2015
Time:  5:30 PM Evening Mass, Dinner to follow

Location:  St. Benedict (Mass)

VHS (Dinner) 

The Most Reverend Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, and The Saint Thomas More Society cordially invite you to join in worship and fellowship at the 32nd Annual Red Mass and Dinner on Wednesday,  November 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM.  

The Red Mass is the Liturgy of the Holy Spirit, traditionally celebrated in the fall at the beginning of the judicial year for the purpose of invoking God's blessing and guidance in the administration of justice.  

The Red Mass: 
5:30 P.M. Holy Mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 300 North Sheppard Street.

Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Monsignor R. Francis Muench, J.C.L., Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Richmond. 

The Red Mass Dinner:  7:30 P.M. Dinner will be held in the Halsey Lecture Hall at the Virginia Historical Society,428 N Boulevard.  

  The Red Mass Speaker: We are pleased to announce that Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D will be our guest speaker at the Red Mass Dinner. Dr. Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy with the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He also focuses on justice and moral principles in economic thought, healthcare, and education and has expertise in bioethics and natural law theory. You can learn more about Dr. Anderson by following the links herehere, and here.

Cost:  $50 per person (including dinner). Please mail all payments to: 
The Saint Thomas More Society
2711 Buford Road #204
Richmond, VA 23235

RSVP: Please direct all questions to:  

James E. Schliessmann, President, The St. Thomas More Society

Cell: (804) 873-1035 


Please reply by October 26, 2015.  Seating at the Dinner will be limited - advanced registration will be required on a first-come, first-served basis. 

St. Thomas More, ora pro nobis.

James E. Schliessmann

President, The St. Thomas More Society

(804) 873-1035 (cell)



Eric A. Gregory

Past President, St. Thomas More Society

804-306-2072 (cell)