The St. Thomas More Society of Phoenix Arizona welcomes you!

We are an organization of Catholic attorneys and legal professionals that seek to inspire and strengthen the faith of the Maricopa County legal community by following the example of St. Thomas More, our patron saint and martyr.  The organization is led by a Board that offers events and continuing legal education seminars, including the annual Red Mass, to support the Catholic legal community.  

We invite you to learn more about our association of Catholic legal professionals who seek to integrate their faith in their legal practice.

2022 Red Mass

The Red Mass is a tradition that dates back to the Thirteenth Century and was held in support of the legal community, especially its lawmakers. In Phoenix, this special moment of prayer marks the beginning of the legislative year. 

Mass Details:
Tuesday, January 1, 2022 at 5:30 PM
St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. Third St., Phoenix, AZ

Red Mass Breakfast
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 7:30-9AM
The University Club
39 East Monte Vista Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Please RSVP by purchasing tickets by Wednesday, January 5th
$35 per person
Click Here for more to buy a ticket for the Red Mass Breakfast

Become a Red Mass Sponsor
Click Here to Learn more about how to become a Red Mass Sponsor

Lunch and Learn Series

Is there a topic you are knowledgeable about and would like to present? Are you a subject matter expert or passionate about a charity? If so, let us know and we will consider it for a future Lunch and Learn

Please contact us at stmsphoenix@gmail.com. In the subject line, type “Future Lunch and Learn Topics.”

We hope to hear from you!

Catholic Bar Assocation

The Catholic Bar Association will hold its annual conference soon. We are posting the link here for your information.

Catholic Bar Association 2021 Annual Conference

Catholic Lawyers: Navigating Turbulent Waters

Oct 21-23, 2021

at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida

https://catholicbar.org/2021-Annual-Conference

Events

Lunch & Learn

A monthly gathering that begins with Mass at the Diocesan Pastoral Center at Noon, followed by an informational presentation about an issue of importance to Catholic attorneys such as discussions about pro bono opportunities, service projects, and analysis of state and federal appellate cases that intersect with Catholic teaching. Presentations last for one hour and free lunch is provided from a grant by the State Bar of Arizona. RSVP is required.

faLL mASS & bREAKFAST

An annual Mass for the Society’s members with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at the Diocesan Pastoral Center Chapel. Mass is followed by a full breakfast and a speaker focusing on a topic of importance to Catholic attorneys. This presentation is CLE-eligible and RSVP is required. 

2021 REd Mass

An annual event sponsored by the Society celebrating the new legislative year with statewide officers, legislators, judges, and other distinguished guests.  Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted (along with a guest homilist) presides over Mass at St. Mary’s Basilica in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. A reception follows at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, adjacent to the Basilica. All attorneys are welcome to attend and no RSVP is required for the Mass or reception.

Prayer to St. Thomas More

Pray that, for the glory of God and in the pursuit of His justice, I may be trustworthy with confidences, able in argument, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, ever attentive to conscience.  

Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my clients’ tales.  Read with me in my library and stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose my soul.​

Pray that my family may find in me what yours found in you: friendship and courage, cheerfulness and charity, diligence in duties, counsel in adversity, patience in pain – their good servant, and God’s first.​

Amen.