Friday, December 14, 2012
St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland
What is a Baccalaureate Mass and why should I attend?
Carlow University’s Baccalaureate Mass is a celebration which honors all graduates, their families, friends, and instructors. Its roots are in the medieval European custom of presenting the candidates for the degree of Bachelor with laurels during a public oration. The Baccalaureate Mass is a service of worship in celebration of and thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom and is open to all graduates no matter what their religious affiliation may be.
Why should you attend? This Mass is a special way of giving thanks and asking for God’s blessing. It is a major accomplishment in your life and attending the Mass not only honors your personal achievement but brings together the Carlow University Community is celebration with you.
The Baccalaureate Mass is held in St. Paul Cathedral on 5th Avenue. No tickets are necessary, and graduates and their guests of all faiths are welcome to attend. Please wear your cap and gown, and plan to arrive by 5:00 p.m.
Catholic graduates who would like to participate in the Baccalaureate Mass as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister or Gift Bearer are invited to contact Campus Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-578-6651.