Red Mass

Red Mass 2019

Every year, Bishop Jaime Soto presides at the annual Red Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento. The 2019 Red Mass was held on Tuesday, October 1, at 5:15pm.

Attorneys, judges, elected and appointed officials and all those working in the legal system or involved in the process of government in the five-county Sacramento region are invited to attend the Mass.

The Red Mass is the traditional gathering of members of the legal profession and elected and appointed officials to invoke the aid of the spirit of God in their deliberations for the year to come.

Following the Mass, a social hour and dinner event will be held at the Sutter Club (1220 9th Street, Sacramento, 95814), where Bishop Soto will present the St. Thomas More Award. The annual award honors a member of the legal profession within the diocese who has shown integrity in the practice of law, leadership in the community, and faithfulness to gospel values in his or her personal and professional life. The 2019 St. Thomas More Award was presented to Deacon Sergio Diaz.

Dinner tickets are available for $85 each. For more information, please contact Gina McAdam at 916-733-0274 or

Co-Sponsored by the Diocese of Sacramento & The St. Thomas More Society of Sacramento, an affiliate of the Sacramento County Bar Association

Learn more:

St. Thomas More Award
Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities
Annual Bench and Bar Award Dinner Tickets