Members of the legal community gathered for the annual Red Mass with principal celebrant Bishop Alberto Rojas at St. Francis de Sales, Riverside, on Oct. 20. At the reception, keeping with tradition, awards were given to members with extraordinary service to the church, community and justice.
This year’s recipients were Luis E. Lopez (left), who received the St. Thomas More Award, and the Honorable Tara Reilly (center), who received the St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award.
The St. Thomas More Award is given to those whose profession is an extension of their faith, being legal advocates for those in need through kindness and generosity of spirit. The St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award is given to those who give hope to people in need, are generous in spirit and are overall exemplary human beings.