Maine Bishop Robert P. Deeley, in red at right, was the principal celebrant during Friday morning’s Red Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Judges, lawyers, canonists, government officials and people of all faiths were invited to attend the annual Mass. The bishop asked for God’s blessing upon those who serve in the legal profession and public service and for God’s guidance in the administration of justice. “By gathering together at the Red Mass, we will see the practice of the law as service, as our way of bringing God’s love into our world,” the bishop said. “By so doing, we will witness to the truth which is Jesus Christ, who is the bearer of God’s love, and we will change the world we live in as we faithfully pursue justice.”

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