A Gold Mass for scientists will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Parish at UBC on Friday, November 16 at 5:30pm with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB as main celebrant. Light refreshments will be served after Mass. All are welcome to attend.
The Gold Mass began as an initiative of the US-based Society of Catholic Scientists (https://www.catholicscientists.org) which exists to “witness to the harmony between the vocation of scientist and the life of faith.” This Mass follows in the tradition of special Masses for members of a particular profession. The patron saint of scientists is St. Albert the Great – bishop, theologian and alchemist. The colour gold reflects the colour of the hoods worn by those graduating with a Ph.D. in science and because St. Albert the Great was an alchemist who worked to turn base metals into gold.
Date and Time: Friday, November 16; 5:30pm
Location: St. Mark’s Parish at UBC – 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC
Limited parking is available at St. Mark’s.