Mission Week 2023: Feb 5-11

When St. Ignatius wrote letters of instruction, he often asked those that he wrote to, to considerate and kind. He and the first companions created the Society of Jesus to take God’s ministry out into the world. By empowering others to “go, set the world on fire,” he ignited a movement that, almost 500 years later, has global reach and impact.

During this week, consider taking action by attending one of the many Mission Week offerings. Whether it be opportunities to listen to inspirational speakers, participate in service, pray, worship, or reflect and take time for silence each day.   

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EVENTS

  • Sunday, Feb. 6
  • Monday, Feb. 7
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8
  • Wednesday, Feb.9
  • Thursday, Feb. 10
  • Friday, Feb. 11
  • Saturday, Feb. 12

Mass | 6 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu

Open a week of kindess with Mass celebrated by Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry with Marquette University students.  Join us for a social and reception following Mass along with a guided discussion on intential acts of kindness with Rev. James Pribek, S.J., Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry.

Mass | 12 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Marquette Women’s Luncheon
| 12 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Ballroom, and Virtual

We invite you to join us for our annual Women's luncheon.  This year we welcome Sara Dahmen, Comm '05. Sara is a coppersmith, award-winning author and novelist, and entrepreneur. Her expertise is of vintage and modern cookware; she manufactures pure metal kitchenware in her Wisconsin garage for her company, House Copper & Cookware. All of her current designs are based on American traditions and wares and are sourced in the USA. When unable to recreate traditional elements, she uses only small family owned and operated makers or Armed Forces veterans to help with the production of her cookware pieces. Her work also includes refurbishing and restoring old and damaged copper using vintage tools.

Sara has published over 100 articles as a contributing editor for various trade magazines, has written for Edible and Root + Bone, among others, and spoke at TEDx Rapid City. Her historical fiction series is in print as the Flats Junction Series (Promontory Press, Inc) and in development for TV, with Tinsmith 1865 and Widow 1881 as the first two books available.

Registration will be available soon!

Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture | 7 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
Molly Burhans is the founder of GoodLands, an organization which aims to mobilize the Catholic Church to use its land for environmental and social justice purposes. Molly was the Chief Cartographer for the first unified digital global map of the Catholic Church in history, which was premiered in the Vatican in 2016.  She was awarded the Young Champion of the Earch by the United Nations in 2019 and is one of Encylopedia Britantica's 2022 20 Under 40 Young Shapers of the Future.  In 2021, Molly was listed by the National Geographic as an Emerging Explorer.  

Registration will be available soon!


Global Jesuit Exhibit and  Luncheon Take-out | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Lobby
While St. Ignatius of Loyola was a son of Spain, the Society of Jesus is a religious order with ministries around the world. During the week, visit an exhibit with interviews of Jesuits at Marquette.  These features include those from other countires and US Jesuits who have taken part in global ministries. 

Each weekday of Mission Week will feature a different country with a FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants. 

Featured Restaurant: Get Them While They're Hot Tamales
Menu: mild pork, spicy chicken, pinto beans & cheese served with Pico de Gallo & Green salsa cups

Mass | 10 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel

“One Thing Led to Another” | 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Union and Virtual

one thing led to another
We invite you to hear the intriguing research and academic/vocational journeys of our faculty, staff, and Jesuit alums. 
Co-sponsored by the Faber Center and Offices of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Registration will be available soon!

Global Jesuit Exhibit and  Luncheon Take-out | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Lobby
While St. Ignatius of Loyola was a son of Spain, the Society of Jesus is a religious order with ministries around the world. During the week, visit an exhibit with interviews of Jesuits at Marquette.  These features include those from other countires and US Jesuits who have taken part in global ministries. 

Each weekday of Mission Week will feature a different country with a FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants. 

Soup with Substance | 12 p.m.
Lunda Room, Alumni Memorial Union and Virtual
Inspired by the “roundtable discussions” of Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker Movement, Soup with Substance is a noontime presentation on an issue related to social justice over a simple meal of soup and bread.

Mass | 12 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel

  • Ignite Marquette - Bistro Night | 7:30 
    Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room
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  • Mission Week Spirit Wear Day
    Celebrate Mission Week by wearing your favorite Marquette swag and/or blue and gold! As we celebrate our Mission, consider making a donation to support students during their time at Marquette through the Bridge to the Future Fund. 

    Catching Fire Breakfast  
    | 7:45-9 a.m..
    Alumni Memorial Union and Virtual

    Registration will be available soon!
  • Global Jesuit Exhibit and  Luncheon Take-out | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Lobby
    While St. Ignatius of Loyola was a son of Spain, the Society of Jesus is a religious order with ministries around the world. During the week, visit an exhibit with interviews of Jesuits at Marquette.  These features include those from other countires and US Jesuits who have taken part in global ministries. 

    Each weekday of Mission Week, we will feature a different country with a FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants. 

    Honorary Degree Conferral and Keynote Address | 7 p.m.
    Alumni Memorial Union

    Registration will be available soon!
  • Mass | 10 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel
  • Global Jesuit Exhibit and  Luncheon Take-out | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Lobby
    While St. Ignatius of Loyola was a son of Spain, the Society of Jesus is a religious order with ministries around the world. During the week, visit an exhibit with interviews of Jesuits at Marquette.  These features include those from other countires and US Jesuits who have taken part in global ministries. 

    Each weekday of Mission Week, we will feature a different country with a FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants. 

    Mass 
    | 12 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Join us for Self-Care Saturday 
Peace Works Self-Care Exercises

Self-Care Challenge

Exercising regularly has many benefits and there are many types of exercises.  St. Ignatius of Loyola understood the importance of exercise when he developed the Spiritual Exercises as a way of strengthening his prayer in order to grow his relationship with God.  Another type of exercise is to practice self-care.  The Center for Peacemaking Peace Works program won the President’s Challenge award and is developing virtual exercises for students.  This Mission Week, we invite you to take the Self-Care Challenge and take some time think about your self-care. 


Objective
Assess your self-care levels and develop strategies to improve these.

Instructions
Read the following quote: “The best thing you can do for the people you love is to take care of yourself."

Journal and reflect:

  1. What does this quote mean to you?
  2. Is there someone in your life right now whom you think does a good job of taking care of themselves? If so, what do you see them do to practice self-care?