What is a Baccalaureate Mass and why should I attend?
Mount Aloysius College’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 Mount Aloysius Community is celebration with you.
The Baccalaureate Mass is held in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. No tickets are necessary, and graduates and their guests of all faiths are welcome to attend. Plan to arrive by 3:00 p.m. in room 217 in the Main Administrative Building (no cap or gown necessary). The procession to the Chapel will begin at 3:20 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 814-886-6476 or firstname.lastname@example.org