His Eminence, Seán P. Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap.
together with the Board of Directors of the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild
of the Archdiocese of Boston cordially invite you to attend
The Celebration of the Red Mass and Brunch
to be held on
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.
Seaport Shrine of our Lady of Good Voyage
51 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
Brunch to follow immediately afterward
The Plaza Room, The Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston
featuring our Guest Speaker
Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez
Miami-Dade County Commission, District 7
A genuine “idea man,” Xavier L. Suarez was elected to serve on the Miami-Dade County Commission as District 7 Commissioner on May 24, 2011, representing numerous municipalities including the City of Miami, the Village of Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, South Miami, and Pinecrest.
Commissioner Suarez was born in Las Villas, Cuba in 1949 and has lived in Miami since 1975. He attended Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated summa cum laude in 1971. Subsequently, in 1975, he received joint degrees: a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in Public Policy, from Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He published a law review article on congressional immunities and performed a consulting study for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the issue of performance standards for new sources of pollution.
Suarez served as Mayor of the City of Miami beginning in 1985 and was subsequently reelected in 1987 and 1989. During his tenure, he worked diligently towards the construction of affordable housing, prioritized community neighborhood improvements and received national praise for his effective handling of civil disturbances.
Suarez joined the Miami-Dade County Commission in 2011 and has focused on the issues of affordable housing and job creation by fostering a positive and supportive environment for current and future entrepreneurs and workers in various high-demand trades. Understanding that the children are our future, Commissioner Suarez also has spearheaded a number of innovative youth programs such as the Miami-Dade Youth Pre-Apprenticeship Career and Technical Training program, the Youth Summer Jobs Program, and the Envelopes of Safety afterschool program offering free STEAM activities to District 7 students.
Suarez also is the author of six books. The first, A Unified Theory of God: Mind and Matter, was published in 2005 by AuthorHouse. He is married to Rita Suarez and is the father of four children: Miami Mayor Francis Xavier, Olga Marie, Anna Teresita, and Carolina.
Validated parking is offered on Sundays at a discounted rate of $9 for all-day parking with a validation ticket or sticker.
One Seaport Garage
75 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210
(Across the street from the Shrine)
To take advantage of this special rate, please ask a Shrine employee for a chaser ticket or validation sticker after Mass.