Bishop John Barres was the principal celebrant of the  annual Nassau County Red Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Garden City, on October 2.

A Red Mass is celebrated for all members of the legal profession — judges, lawyers, law school professors, law students and government officials — to mark the opening of the judicial year.

Organized by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Nassau County and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the evening included Mass and a dinner reception held at Chaminade High School’s Activity-Athletic Center, in Mineola.  At the dinner, Elissa and Joseph Metz of Rockville Centre were recognized.

Ed Casey photos.