The Catholic Lawyers Society is a special interest bar association consisting of lawyers, judges and law students committed to advancing members' spiritual growth, promoting high ethical principles within the legal profession and addressing social and moral challenges within our society, through works of charity, mercy and justice, following the example of Jesus Christ.

In furtherance of these goals, the Catholic Lawyers Society sponsors several events for its members throughout the year including an annual retreat, masses, Lenten and Advent evenings of reflection and various service projects. Additionally, the society presents an annual scholarship as well as the Monsignor Malloy Award. We invite all who are interested to join us for one of our events. Pax tecum.

Catholic Lawyers Society Pro Bono Service Day at H.E.L.P.: May 12, 2015

CLS will staff the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.) Program on Tuesday, May 12th from 9 to 11 am at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church & Warming Center in Detroit. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the homeless in collaboration with the Ss. Peter and Paul Warming Center. The H.E.L.P. flier, information sheet, and intake form give you more detailed background on the program. If you wish to participate, please contact Lawrence Paolucci at lpaolucci@wcpc.us or call him at (313) 224-5602 to confirm. If space is filled for that Tuesday, we will try to schedule you for another Tuesday in May.

CLS Annual Meeting: May 17, 2015

The CLS Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at St. Clare Montefalco in Grosse Pointe Park. We will be attending the Parish 11 am Mass with a brunch and our meeting to follow in the Church Social Hall.

Save the Date: Summer Picnic; Focus Hope; Bishop Gallagher Society

Summer Picnic: Sunday, July 26, 2015 will be the date of the CLS Summer Picnic at Grosse Pointe Shores Park. More details to come.

Focus Hope with the Irish Lawyers Society: The next Focus Hope event with the Irish lawyers will be on May 9, 2015 starting at 9:00 AM. More information coming.

Bishop Gallagher Society Event: The annual Bishop Gallagher Society event will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak. Mass will be celebrated at 6pm followed by dinner and award program at the Shrine grade school gym across the street.

First Friday Mass

Please join the CLS for mass on the first Friday of every month at 11:40 A.M., at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church downtown (438 St. Antoine St.). This is a perfect opportunity to begin or continue your First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart with your fellow Catholic lawyers. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to her of His Sacred Heart (click here). Among the promises Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary, the 12th specifically referenced practices for Fridays:

In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.