Gold Mass for Scientists

Nov 15, 2022
Kindlon Chapel - Benedictine University
4th Foor
Kindlon Hall
5794 College Rd
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The Lumen Christi Institute is glad to cosponsor a Gold Mass for the Chicago region, organized by the regional chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists.

Mass will be held at 6:00 PM CST on Tuesday, Nov 15, in the Kindlon Chapel (4th floor of Kindlon Hall) at the Benedictine University Lisle campus (5700 College Road, Lisle, Illinois). The celebrant will be Fr. Andrew Buchanan from St. Mary’s Church in West Chicago.

After the Mass there will be a brief reception. At 7:15 PM.  Dr. Suzen Moeller, Professor of Health Sciences at North Park University, will give a talk entitled “We Are What We Eat: Faith, Reason, and the Thirst for Meaning.” All are welcome at the Gold Mass and the talk. 

The Mass and talk will also be streamed on Zoom at

For more information, please reach out to Professor Matthew Wiesner at


What is a Gold Mass?

Gold Masses for scientists are usually votive Masses in honor of St. Albert the Great (patron saint of natural science), whose feast day falls on November 15.  Gold masses follow in the tradition of special Masses for members of particular professions. The oldest, the Red Mass for lawyers and lawmakers, was introduced in the 13th century. The first White Mass for health care professionals and Blue Mass for law enforcement personnel were begun in the 1930s. By promoting Gold Masses for Scientists around the world, SCS hopes to create spiritual fellowship among Catholic scientists, science educators and science students at the local level.