“Kindness and good nature unite men more effectually and with greater strength than any agreements whatsoever, since thereby the engagements of men’s hearts become stronger than the bond and obligation of words.”
Two decades after the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Archdiocese of Miami was dissolved, a group of attorneys is working on re-establishing an association of Catholic lawyers in Miami-Dade County called the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild.
Jose I. Rojas, a litigation attorney, is part of the committee that is working on the project and kicking off the launch of the new group with a Red Mass Thursday, April 23, noon, at Gesu Parish in Miami.
“It is going to be our first major event and we’ve invited members of the judiciary, practicing lawyers and all those in the legal profession. So far the feedback has been very positive and very encouraging,” Rojas said.
The Red Mass is an annual Mass for those in the legal and judicial professions, as well as those who teach and study law. The tradition dates back to 13th-century Europe. The name refers to the red vestments worn by the celebrants to signify the Holy Spirit. Participants pray for wisdom as they endeavor to seek justice.
- Prominent placement in Mass program
- Mention in all electronic invitations and reminders
- Mention on MCLG Facebook page
- Opportunity to speak as sponsor at the reception after the Red Mass