Red Mass to feature speaker from The Catholic Climate Covenant

FAIRFIELD—Mr. Jose Aguto, Esq., associate director of The Catholic Climate Covenant will be the speaker at this year’s Diocesan Red Mass and Breakfast set for Sunday, October 27, at 9 am at Fairfield University’s Egan Chapel.

The celebrant and homilist will be Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport and the breakfast program will be in the Oak Room immediately following Mass.

Mr. Aguto will provide insights on the Catholic Church’s approach to climate change and how Catholics can contribute to climate solutions, as the mission of The Catholic Climate Covenant is to advance the U.S. Catholic Church’s efforts in the care for God’s creation.

Prior to joining the Covenant, Aguto worked for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the National Congress of American Indians and EPA’s American Indian Environmental Office on climate, energy, Native American, environmental and natural resource issues. Jose served in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Infantry Division and is a graduate of Brown University and Villanova Law School. Jose and his family are parishioners at the Basilica of St. Mary in Alexandria, Virginia.

This year’s St. Thomas More Awardee is Attorney John L. Altieri, Jr. a partner with Altieri & Firriolo PLLC in Fairfield, Connecticut. John is a proud graduate of St. Joseph School in Norwalk, Fairfield Prep, Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law School. John has had a long and distinguished legal career, serving as the head of the New York litigation department at O’Melveny and Myers and as a founding member of Boutin and Altieri, now Altieri and Firiolo. Throughout his legal career, John has made pro bono legal service a major part of his practice. For the last fifteen years, he has modeled leadership in championing the cause of Malta House. With compassion and commitment, John has served the women of Malta House in order that they and their children may have a better life.

For his humble dedication to the cause, this year’s Red Mass will honor John with the St. Thomas More Award for Service.

Bishop Caggiano has urged all legal professionals including attorneys, legislators, judges and other legal professionals to attended this year’s Red Mass and consider joining the St. Thomas More Society, an association of Catholic attorneys with a long history of charitable work.

The cost is $50 per person. For tickets:

(For more information contact or call: 203.416.1385.)