Marquette is participating in the #listeningchurch project, also known as the worldwide Synod on Synodality, being led by Pope Francis.
The goal of Marquette's participation in the #listeningchurch project is to welcome students to share with peers and others in the Church what is important to them in life, express their experiences of Church, and identify their hopes for the future. These conversations will be shared with Pope Francis and other Church leaders. Reflections gathered from around the world are part of a process of discernment guiding the Catholic Church.
Students are specifically invited to participate in the following events:
Thursday, February 24: Noon to 1 pm in AMU 227
"Lunch with Pope Francis: A Livestreamed Conversation with College Students"
Join students from across the Americas in a livestreamed conversation with Pope Francis about what is important. Pope Francis will be interacting directly with pre-selected representatives from various language and regional groups. This event is part of the broader conversation being hosted by Loyola University - Chicago.
Marquette students will receive a free boxed lunch (Erbert & Gerberts). No RSVP is needed. Limited catering available.
Tuesday, March 1: Noon to 1 pm in AMU 227
"Marquette's Listening: Student Voices on Faith, Campus Life, & Beyond"
Pope Francis wants to hear from all college students on what matters in life, your experiences of Church, and your hopes for the future.
Gather for a facilitated lunchtime conversation with fellow Marquette students on these topics. No previous participation in #listeningchurch project events is necessary. Students of all religious affiliations are welcome and encouraged to participate. Feedback gathered in round table conversations will help campus and be shared with Pope Francis and other Church leaders in guiding the Catholic Church.
Marquette students will enjoy a free New Orleans style Mardi Gras lunch. No RSVP is needed. Limited catering available.
Tuesday, April 26 to Tuesday, May 10: Online Student Survey
Students are encouraged to anonymously share their experiences of the Catholic Church or Catholic communities whether on campus or beyond via a brief online survey until Tuesday, May 10. Students' reflections will be shared with Pope Francis, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Mission & Ministry, and Campus Ministry. Responses will assist both the Catholic Church worldwide and spiritual outreach on campus. Students of any religious affiliation may participate in the survey.