As the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term today, justices also attended the Annual Red Mass in Washington D.C.
Area lawyers, judges and elected officials also celebrated here at home at St. John's Church in Utica.
The Red Mass is a yearly tradition for those of the faith to remember the Holy Spirit to ask for guidance and justice.
The ceremony within the Catholic Church dates back to the 13th century.
"Our local courts, politicians, legislation is also very important to stay focused on the Holy Spirit and what he does and to remember our values and our purpose," SAID Oneida County Bar Association President, Elizabeth Snyder Fortino.
The Oneida County Bar Association says the attendees wore red to signify the fire of the Holy Spirit's guidance.