For Immediate Release
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November 8, 2011 – A traditional Red Mass was celebrated recently in the King’s College Chapel of Christ the King. The Mass is held on the same day as the opening session of the Supreme Court to invoke God’s blessing upon members of the legal profession, including members of the King’s College community and the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association.
The name “Red Mass” comes from the color of the vestments worn by the presider and co-celebrants, thescarlet robes of attending justices, and the gowns of law professors. Members of the Luzerne County legal community attended the Mass and luncheon that followed. A Red Mass has been hosted atKing’s since 2002.
Members of the local legal community participating in the Red Mass at King’s College, were, standing from left: Nicole T. Buchman, student rep., King’s College; Deacon John E O’Connor, Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association; William J. Joyce, Jr., student rep., King’s College; Atty. Joseph S. Falchek, chair, Red Mass Committee; Atty. Richard C. Shiptoski, adjunct professor, King’s College; Robert D. Schaub, president, Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association; Joseph P. J. Burke III, secretary/treasurer, Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association; Rev. John J. Ryan, C.S.C., president, King’s College; Joseph F. Saporito, Jr., vice president, Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association; and Hon. Joseph M. Cosgrove, Judge Court of Common Pleas Luzerne County.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.