Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Red Mass to be celebrated Oct. 13 at basilica

Published October 6, 2016

ATLANTA—The annual Atlanta Red Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Atlanta. The basilica is located at 353 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta.

Clergy, local judges, attorneys, and members of the legal community of all faiths are invited to attend this traditional celebration, which marks the beginning of a new judicial year and during which God’s blessings are invoked for those entrusted with the administration of justice. The Mass is sponsored by Atlanta’s St. Thomas More Society.

An awards banquet will follow the Mass at the Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Boulevard at historic Harris Street. St. Thomas More Society members (who have paid 2016 dues) can attend the lunch free of charge. For other attendees of the awards luncheon, the fee is $40.

This year, the society will present the St. Thomas More Award to the Honorable Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court, and in memoriam, Jeffrey O. Bramlett, former partner of Bondurant, Mixon & Elmore LLP and past president of the State Bar of Georgia.

In addition, the society, who recently began awarding the St. Francis of Assisi Award to a non-lawyer for outstanding promotion of justice and peace, will honor David O. Brown, Chief of Police, of the Dallas, Texas, Police Department, for his handling of the recent crisis that occurred in the city.

Luncheon seating is limited. To attend, please respond on or before Oct. 5 by visiting the St. Thomas More Society website at For more information, visit the website or contact Carter Stout at or 770-349-8201.