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Vocations Night, Tuesday January 17th - Walking the Walk in All Walks

Join us for our 3rd Annual Vocations Night.  With special guests Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada, Father Jim Webb and others! RSVP to

Watch Fr. John McCarthy talk about his journey:

Films at 4: Discovering Christ at the Movies

Join us as we screen current films and discuss how the themes of these films tie in with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and our relationship with Christ.

Sundays 4-7 pm at St. Mark's College (7 pm Sunday Mass optional)

$10 per session, including refreshments OR  $50 for entire series (payable only at first session)

Bella (2006) - Sunday October 16, 2011     Week One of the Exercises - I am a sinner; somehow God still loves me

Curious about the upcoming changes in the liturgy? Early bird registration now open

"Understanding the Mass Anew with the New Missal"
This St. Mark`s College Continuing Education course will offer students a renewed understanding of the source and summit of our faith in the Mass. 

Fr. Bill Burke, the Director the of National Office of Liturgy for the CCCB, is a dynamic teacher who will help students to unpack the meaning of the mass as we celebrate it today as well as give us the tools to incorporate the changes coming in Advent 2011.

 Saturday, October 15, 2011, 9 am to 4 pm at St. Mary’s Church, Vancouver

Sister Marie Zarowny, SSA, receives honorary degree from St. Mark's College at the May 15, 2011 Convocation

 The St. Mark's College honorary doctorate is awarded to men and women who exemplify the values the College strives to embrace and promote within its own students and the broader community. The Doctor of Sacred Letters recognizes Sister Marie for her distinguished service to her Congregation, to the field of education, and especially to Christian faith-based communities in assisting them to hear and respond to the Gospel call to social transformation.

Rev. Dr. Mark Hagemoen Appointed as the New Principal/President for St. Mark's/Corpus Christi Colleges

VANCOUVER, MARCH 18 – Following an international search conducted with the assistance of an executive search firm, the Board of Directors of both Colleges announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Mark Hagemoen as President of Corpus Christi College and Principal of St. Mark’s College, effective  July 1, 2011, for a five-year term.  Corpus Christi, the liberal arts college, and St. Mark’s, the theological college affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC), are both located on the Vancouver campus of the university.

“Rev. Dr. Hagemoen’s broad experience in management including his membership on the Colleges’ boards, his years of devotion to the youth of the Lower Mainland, his leadership in developing programs, and his understanding of and commitment to the mission of St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi make him a superb fit as our next Principal and President,” said Neysa Finnie, Chair of the Boards. “We are continuing in the footsteps of the founders of the Colleges as well as the Catholic intellectual tradition by appointing a Roman Catholic priest at the helm.”

"Catholic Higher Education and the New Evangelization"

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, Chancellor of St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, invites the Catholic Community of the Archdiocese to the lecture entitled “Catholic Higher Education and the New Evangelization” by Dr. John J. Stapleton.

Website redevelopment

We are in the process of redeveloping our website. We have just completed the first phase of this project, which involved reprogramming our website in Drupal 6, an open-source content management system that allows our staff to make all updates in-house. Over the next several months, we will be refining content, re-organizing the information, and adding new functionalities such as more online forms. We welcome your feedback! Please send suggestions and edits to

John Stapleton receives honorary doctorate

Dr. John J. Stapleton, Principal of St. Mark's College and President of Corpus Christi College in Vancouver, received the honorary Doctor of Sacred Letters degree from Regis College, the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto. The degree was conferred on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Regis College's Thirty-Fourth Convocation.