Yesterday, Bishop Stika and over 400 parishioners helped celebrate Red Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Red Mass which is traditionally celebrated each year, coincides with the beginning of a new U.S. Supreme Court term. The purpose of the mass is to help invoke the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to those charged with the administration of justice and all public officials.Many judges and public officials were in attendance as Bishop Stika gave a moving homily about the importance of those in the judiciary, legal, and law professions.
Many judges and public officials were in attendance as Bishop Stika gave a moving homily about the importance of those in the judiciary, legal, and law professions. The main difference between a Red Mass and a traditional Mass is that the focus of prayer and blessings concentrate on the leadership roles of those present.
This upcoming Saturday, October 15, at 11:00am, Bishop Stika will celebrate White Mass. The purpose of the White Mass is to invoke the blessing of the Holy Spirit upon those serving in the health care profession. That mass will be held at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, located at 214 East 8th Street in Chattanooga.