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Annual Fundraising Breakfast – Virtual Edition

November 7, 2020

You are invited to the 20th Annual Fundraising Breakfast in support of St. Mark's College and Corpus Christi College. The importance of Catholic higher education, which strives to meet our young people “where they are” on the journeys that are life and faith, is perhaps more important to the future of the church than it […]

Info Night

November 4, 2020

Learn how to earn a BA and MDiv with St. Mark's College and Vancouver School of Theology Are you interested in coming to St. Mark’s College and the Vancouver School of Theology at UBC? Future students Info Night – an excellent opportunity to meet our staff and faculty, explore courses, and learn about the program. […]

Mass of the Holy Spirit

September 27, 2020

All are invited to join the Community of St. Mark’s in celebrating the opening of the academic year on the Vancouver campus at UBC. The Mass of the Holy Spirit follows the rich Jesuit tradition of opening the academic year with a liturgy that gathers the community to thank God for the gifts of creation […]

Advocacy and the Promotion of Social Justice

February 18, 2020

To be just, it is not enough to refrain from injustice. One must go further and refuse to play its game, substituting love for self-interest as the driving force of society. - Pedro Arrupe SJ Canadian Jesuits International, whose mission is to love and to serve by working with people struggling for social justice and […]

The Call to Discipleship, the Vocation to Ministry

January 1, 2020

Event Cancellation noticeㅤAt every event, we look forward to hosting attendees and renowned speakers to enable a culture of encounter and dialogue, provide forums to address current issues, and be inspired together as a community.ㅤWe have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect […]

“Our Dream Soars Higher”: Pope Francis’s Call to Civic and Political Love

November 7, 2019

Centre for Christian Engagement St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia AUTHOR BIO Steven P. Millies is associate professor of public theology and director of The Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL His most recent book is Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters’ Road from Roe to Trump (Liturgical […]

Our Dream Soars Higher: Pope Francis’ Call to Civic and Political Love

November 7, 2019

Amid political turmoil, Pope Francis invites us to explore ways we can change our politics and our world for the better. The Centre for Christian Engagement at St. Mark’s College, UBC presents a public lecture by Dr. Steven P. Millies. Do we have a shared responsibility for each other and the world? How can we […]

Annual Fundraising Breakfast

October 5, 2019

You are invited to the 19th Annual Fundraising Breakfast in support of St. Mark's College and Corpus Christi College. The importance of Catholic higher education, which strives to meet our young people “where they are” on the journeys that are life and faith, is perhaps more important to the future of the church than it […]

The Role of the Laity in the Reform of the Church: A modest but urgent proposal

May 27, 2019

Join Dr. Michael Higgins and panelists Sr. Sue Mosteller, Dr. Angus Reid, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, and Dr. Lynda Robitaille for an evening of dialogue on how the laity can shape church leadership. John Henry Cardinal Newman provides a marvelous foundation for considering and valuing the role of the laity in the life—and yes, teachings—of the […]

A Toolkit for Spiritual Survival

May 25, 2019

How do we retain balance, enthusiasm, and sanity in a time when we are being bombarded by stimuli every waking hour of our day? For the inaugural retreat of the new Centre for Christian Engagement, Fr. Ronald Roheiser and Dr. Michael Higgins have been invited to Vancouver to explore how we can create a toolkit […]

The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: More Important than Ever

May 8, 2019

As the pace of technological change increases, the values imbedded in the liberal arts - critical thinking, empathy, reflection, etc. - are more important than ever. At the same time, if the liberal arts are to retain their relevancy, they need to adapt to changing times. In the 2019 Carr Lecture, Professor Santa J. Ono […]

Permanent Diaconate Information Sessions

April 6 - May 25, 2019

Do you feel called to be a Permanent Deacon? Men interested in ordained ministry, along with their spouses, can learn more about the permanent diaconate this Spring This introductory seminar will take place over two Saturdays and address the deacon’s identity through the history and practicalities. Those who wish to apply to the permanent diaconate […]

Young People and the Church? A Conversation

March 14, 2019

Explore the challenge and promise of being young in a rapidly changing world and in today’s Church. Young adults and those who work with young people are invited to a panel discussion followed by small group conversations responding to the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. The panelists and hosts include […]

Lenten Liturgy & Lunch – Fill Your Bowl with Hope

March 6 - April 17, 2019

Every Wednesday during Lent join the Community of St. Mark’s at UBC for Faith, Food and Fellowship. Special guests will facilitate dialogue about contemporary hot button issues, and encourage all who are gathered to cultivate the world anew. Faith. Food. Fellowship. Faith Join us every Wednesday, at 12:10pm, at St. Mark’s Parish, for the celebration […]

Dinner at the Gallery

February 20, 2019

Break bread, drink wine, dine, raise funds and take part in a 2000-year-old conversation Join us for an intimate conversation with Michael Audain, followed with a family-style dinner catered by the Lazy Gourmet  and a live auction of unique experiences. This fundraising initiative, benefitting students of Corpus Christi College and St. Mark’s College at UBC, […]

Public Lecture – Bridging Borders: Finding Hope in Syria

November 20, 2018

"I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges."— Pope Francis launchListen to the Lecture For years Syria has been immersed in a full-scale civil war. The conflict has left hundreds of thousands of people dead, devastated cities and drawn in other countries. At least 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced, while another 5.6 […]

Annual Fundraising Breakfast

November 3, 2018

You are invited to the 18th Annual Fundraising Breakfast in support of St. Mark's College and Corpus Christi College. Funds raised will benefit student scholarship and financial assistance programs. The importance of Catholic higher education, which receives no government funding whatsoever while striving to meet our young people “where they are” on the journeys that […]

Film screening: In the Spirit of Reconciliation

October 25, 2018

How do we forgive? How do we find healing? Following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, how do residential school survivors and the Catholic Church move forward together? There is only one way forward: In the Spirit of Reconciliation. Join the Community of St. Mark's at UBC for a screening of the film and reception with […]

Preaching and Communicating in a Franciscan Era: What is the Church learning from an Argentine, Jesuit Pope?

May 24, 2018

Many of the questions or statements of Pope Francis these past five years have often made us feel uneasy. That is the role of prophets. launchListen to the Lecture launchLecture Text launchEvent Photos Preaching and Communicating in a Franciscan Era: What is the Church learning from an Argentine, Jesuit Pope? Pope Francis teaches us how […]

Ambrose and Matilda’s 5th Annual Fundraising Dinner Concert

May 5, 2018

Benefiting Leadership Programs at Corpus Christi College and St. Mark's College at UBC Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Point Grey Golf & Country Club 3350 SW Marine Dr. Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT VIEW OTHER EVENTS Ticket Price $60 (cash only) for dinner and concert Contact To RSVP, […]

Lenten Liturgy & Lunch – Fill Your Bowl with Joy

February 14 - March 28, 2018

Every Wednesday during Lent join the Community of St. Mark’s at UBC for Faith, Food and Fellowship. Special guests will facilitate dialogue about contemporary hot button issues, and encourage all who are gathered to cultivate the world anew. Faith. Food. Fellowship. Faith Join us every Wednesday, at 12:10pm, at St. Mark’s Parish, for the celebration […]

G. Peter Kaye Lecture and Workshop with Janet Soskice

February 2, 2018

Join  President of Jesus College, Cambridge and Catholic Philosopher Dr. Janet Soskice as she explores how the names we use to pray affect the way we think of God in her talk "Speaking About God: Mercy Matters" Pope Francis has recently written a book entitled The Name of God is Mercy. What’s in a name? […]

Dinner on the Drive: Molto Italiano

February 1, 2018

Contact the Development Office t: 604-822-5438 e: [email protected]  

Why Do We Look Up at the Heavens?

November 22, 2017

Join Astronomer and Jesuit brother Guy Consolmagno as he tackles questions such as “Why did we go to the moon?” and “Why does the Vatican support an astronomical observatory?” This event is being presented by St. Mark's College at UBC in partnership with the Department of Physics and Astronomy Event details Date: November 22, 2017 […]

Permanent Diaconate

September 23 - November 18, 2017

Do you feel called to be a Permanent Deacon?Men interested in ordained ministry, along with their spouses, can learn more about the permanent diaconate this Fall at St. Mark’s College on the UBC campus. This introductory seminar will take place over three Saturdays and address three perspectives on the deacon’s identity: history, theology, and practicalities. […]

Carr Lecture: Faith and Society with Dr. Angus Reid

May 2, 2017

Dr. Angus Reid explores how the forces of a new era will reshape individual and collective religious experience in Canada. Canada's best-known and longest practicing pollster, Dr. Angus Reid has spent more than four decades asking people what they think about top social, governance, and economic issues. He is currently Chairman of the Angus Reid […]

Liturgy & Lunch

March 1 - April 12, 2017

6 Talks // 7 LunchesFaith. Food. Fellowship.  Fill Your Bowl With Life, 2017  FaithJoin us every Wednesday, at 12:10pm, at St. Mark’s Parish, for the celebration of Mass. FoodStay awhile! Get to know our small campus community over a warm homemade meal of vegetarian soup and bread, free of charge. Lunch will be served after Mass […]

University Mass

February 4, 2017

Archbishop J. Michael Miller (CSB), in partnership with the Community of St. Mark’s, cordially invites University and College Communities to the annual University Mass. All students, faculty and staff with their families, from public and private post-secondary institutions are invited to this annual Mass. A reception will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Hall following Mass. […]

Free Public Lecture: The Catholic Church as a Church of (the) Reformation

November 3, 2016

Don't miss this upcoming free lecture - our final lecture of 2016!  The Catholic Church as a Church of (the) Reformation: Why Catholics Can and Should Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation  In 2017, Protestants will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. How can and should Catholics respond? The Decree on Ecumenism, promulgated by […]

Past, Present, Future

September 15, 2016

Past, Present, Future: Reflections from a Second Vatican Council Father In Spiritu Sancto, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s closing Apostolic Brief at the Second Vatican Council on December 8, 1965, described the Council’s importance for addressing the “pastoral needs” of the Church and for “nourishing the flame of charity…to reach not only the Christians still separated […]

Free Public Lecture – Laudato Si After Paris, COP 21: Our Mission for a Healthy Planet

January 22, 2016

Join Reverend Dr. Robert Allore, SJ, and Joyce Murray, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, for an evening of dialogue on climate change. Open to the general public, this is a FREE public lecture. Reverend Dr. Robert Allore, SJ, is the Pastor at St. Mark's Parish at the University of […]

Atheism, Doubt, and the Search for God

January 11 - 25, 2016

These sessions will describe atheism as something to be understood, not feared, and share how the Catholic intellectual tradition presents “holy doubt” as a route toward personal holiness. In the first session, different forms of atheism will be described in close detail, allowing us to make sense of what atheism is. Then, in the second […]

Pius XII and the Jews: Problems of Memory and Moral Judgment in History

November 5, 2015

Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) is an intensely polarizing figure: a saint to some; ‘Hitler’s Pope’ to others. Critics charge that he failed to use the full political power and moral influence of his office to confront Nazism and the Holocaust. Others maintain that Pius XII worked concretely to help facilitate the rescue of thousands of […]

The Feminine Genius, Mary, and Men

May 28, 2015

Join Saint Mark’s Continuing Education for a stimulating talk on “the feminine genius”, a term coined by St. John Paul II to refer to a woman’s unique gift of self in the world. International speaker and author Katrina J. Zeno will unpack the theology of the body behind this term, how Mary embodies this feminine […]

Saints and Mystics Through the Ages: A Lens Into Our Own Lives?

April 13 - 27, 2015

Reflect on a basic and general tension in the human condition and the spiritual life: the head and the heart. Join Dr. Sam Rocha for three sessions that will work historically and biographically, focusing on the life and thought of three pairs of saints and mystics from the Early Church (Sts. Augustine and Monica), the […]

Spiritual Growth: Why and How?

April 11 - 18, 2015

This April, continue the spirit of Lenten formation into the Easter season. Join Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P., a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee, for a three-session Saint Mark’s College Continuing Education course: Spiritual Growth: Why and How? Delve into answers to the question ‘Happiness or holiness: Is it really possible to have […]

Catholic Philosophy for the Rest of Us: Applying Principles to Everyday Life

February 17 - March 3, 2015

Join Dr. Sam Rocha, Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at UBC, for sessions exploring and introducing philosophy and education in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Did you know that Catholic clergy are all required to study philosophy? And for good reason: It is an important skill for personal formation valued by the Church. The approachable […]

Join us for a Special Book Launch

November 14, 2014

Saint Mark's Continuing Education Program is pleased to present Fr. John McCarthy as he reflects on the breathtaking wonder and beauty of God's presence in creation. Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7pm with reception following. St. Mark's Parish Thoroughly perceptive and delightfully amusing, Do Monkeys Go to Heaven? invites us to consider the many natural […]

Painting a Thousand Words

November 5 - 19, 2014

Join Sister Anne Frances Le as she discusses the use of symbolism in spiritual writings.  Things of the spirit, specifically spiritual encounters and mystical experiences, are often said to be ineffable. Human words alone cannot completely capture or describe a particular spiritual experience. These experiences, moreover, are taken to be unique and particular to the […]

Late to Love: Soul music for the soul, St. Augustine style

September 28, 2014

Sam Rocha is a Catholic academic, writer, and musician, newly arrived to Vancouver as an assistant professor at UBC. His most recent project is a meditation on St. Augustine’s Confessions through the medium of soul music in a studio album called Late to Love. This is not liturgical or strictly devotional music, but it is […]


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