Mission Week 2022: Feb 6-13

When St. Ignatius finished his studies, he was open to possibilities. 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, open space in your day for one of the many Mission Week offerings. There are amazing opportunities to listen to inspirational speakers, participate in service, pray, worship, reflect and take time for silence each day.  Open yourself to possibility! 

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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
  • Sunday, Feb. 13

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

Open a week of possibility with Mass celebrated with Marquette University students.  All are welcome to watch and participate via the livestream.

Attend Mass Virtually

Pause - Pray - Possibility | 9 - 10:30 a.m.
St. Joan of Arc Chapel
All are welcome to come to the newly renovated St. Joan of Arc Chapel to take time to start the week, with quiet, prayer, and dreaming of the possibility we have if we are open to it.  This is an open house-style gathering, so come when you can, for as long as you can.  Hot chocolate will be served outside of the 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 will feature a different country with a FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants. 

Featured Restaurant: Triciclo Peru
Menu: Beef, Sweet potato, and Pork empanadas

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

Marquette Women’s Reception
| 2 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Ballroom, and Virtual

Nancy Hernandez

We invite you to join us for our annual Women's Reception.  This year we welcome Marquette Board of Trustees member Nancy Hernandez, Grad '02. She is the president of the Hispanic Collaborative, where she leads the coordination of more than 150 organizations and individuals seeking to improve economic opportunities for and representation of Latinos in the region. The Hispanic Collaborative was established with a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and is based out of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s offices.

Register Here

Daily Examen | 4 p.m.
Mission at Marquette Instagram
Join Rev. Jim Pribek, S.J., Assistant Vice President of Mission and Minsitry and Dr. Sarah Feldner, Dean of the Diedrich College of Communication in praying one of the most famous prayers that St. Ignatius developed was the Examen. In this practice, we have the opportunity to take time in thankful reflection to be with God and review our day.  When we pause in prayer and reflection, we open up ourselves to the possibilities of tomorrow.  Join members of the Marquette community each day on Mission at Marquette Instagram during Mission Week. 

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

Daily Examen | 4 p.m.
Mission at Marquette Instagram
Join President Michael Lovell and Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry in one of the most famous prayers that St. Ignatius developed was the Examen. In this practice, we have the opportunity to take time in thankful reflection to be with God and review our day.  When we pause in prayer and reflection, we open up ourselves to the possibilities of tomorrow.  Join members of the Marquette community each day on Mission at Marquette Instagram during Mission Week. 

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

“One Thing Led to Another” | 9 to 10:30 a.m., 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. Our panel consists of Dr. Joseph Byonanebye, Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova, Rev. Claude Domfang, SJ, Rev. Sunil Macwan, SJ. 

Co-sponsored by the Faber Center and Offices of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Register Here

Open to Possibilty Discernment Lab | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Ballrooms
To know how to move forward, we need to know why and how we got where we are, to the best of our ability. During this one hour session, Serina Jamison, Graduate Student, will help lead you to create a discernment map that visually represents the decisions you made that brought you to who you are today and the people, places, and things that informed those decisions.  

Register Here

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: Bollywood Grill
Menu: Chicken tikka masala, mixed vegetables, basmati rice, small samosa, or piece of bread

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.

Nancy Yarbrough, founder and executive director, Fresh Start Learning Inc., author. Her nonprofit runs street outreach programs, survivor groups, and a drop-in shelter and provides education and training regarding sex trafficking. She is a commissioner of Milwaukee’s sexual assault and domestic violence commission, a TEDOshkosh speaker, and has won various awards including Milwaukee Magazine’s Women of Distinction, citations from county supervisors, and state representatives and senators. She is a certified trainer in trauma-informed care and sexual exploitation curricula.

Nancy-TheExodus.com 

www.freshstartlearninginc.org 

https://signup.com/go/YsGWBMt 

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


Daily Examen | 4 p.m.
Mission at Marquette Instagram
Join Sheena Carey, Internship Coordinator and Lecturer in the Diedrich College of Communication and Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., Vice President for Mission in Ministry in praying  one of the most famous prayers that St. Ignatius developed was the Examen. In this practice, we have the opportunity to take time in thankful reflection to be with God and review our day.  When we pause in prayer and reflection, we open up ourselves to the possibilities of tomorrow.  Join members of the Marquette community each day on Mission at Marquette Instagram during Mission Week. 

Vision Boarding for 2022  4 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, 227
The 2022 national theme for Black History Month is Health and Wellness. Marquette University celebrates the contributions of Black people to our campus and community through this four-part series on mental and physical health and well-being.

The Encouragement Catalyst, Dominik Primus (@dominikprimus), is known for her creative and distinctive gift to encourage others through non-traditional avenues. Join us for a session to help envision the possibilities for a year of well being.  We welcome all members of our campus community to join us in engaging in dialogue and activity.

  • Ignite Marquette - Bistro Night | 7:30 
    Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room
  • Ignite

 

"Teach Me to Be Generous: Solidarity & Service in MKE"
with Current Jesuit Volunteers (Post-Grad Volunteers)

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) is a national full-time postgrad volunteer service program working to build a more just world.  Volunteers work full-time accompanying persons on the margins and living simply, forming a community inspired by Ignatian Spirituality.  Join fellow students in conversation at "Ignite" as current Jesuit Volunteers in Milwaukee reflect on what they have learned about generosity, solidarity, and living with openness to possibilities while serving in Milwaukee.

No RSVP is needed.  Limited seating and catering will be available.  Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.

Ignite is an inspiring experience of college community, Catholic faith, and prayer, welcoming all at Marquette. 

"Ignite" features engaging speakers who explore questions of faith and living a faith that does justice, while providing a vibrant and welcoming student community and space for prayer and reflection.

This event will also be live streamed on Instagram @ignitemarquette

 

  • 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

    Vincent Lyles

    Mr. Vincent Lyles, Marquette University Board of Trustees member, will be our featured guest in our Mission Week "Catching Fire" Breakfast.  

    Join other members of the Marquette and greater community as Mr. Lyles shares different experiences and features of his spiritual journey.  As we hear his story, it gives us pause to consider our own and invites us to more wholehearted living.

    Register Here
  • Jesuit Game Show | One hour group reservations from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Alumni Memorial Union, 227

    Have you ever dreamt of being on a game show?  Now is your chance!  Take an hour of your day and join a group of friends, classmates, colleagues, or strangers at playing Jesuit Jeopardy, Wheel of Possibility, and Iggy Says!  A new Jesuit Game Show Champion will be named each hour!  Will it be you?

    Register Here

  • 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. 

    Featured Restaurant: Sodexo
    Menu: Braised Beef Ravioli with arrabiata sauce, grated parmesan and fresh basil
  • Daily Examen | 4 p.m.
    Mission at Marquette Instagram
    Join Provost Kimo Ah Yun and Rev. Jim Pribek, S.J., Assistant Vice President of Mission and Minsitry in praying one of the most famous prayers that St. Ignatius developed was the Examen. In this practice, we have the opportunity to take time in thankful reflection to be with God and review our day.  When we pause in prayer and reflection, we open up ourselves to the possibilities of tomorrow.  Join members of the Marquette community each day on Mission at Marquette Instagram during Mission Week. 

    Mass 
    | 10 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel
  • Late Night Marquette - MAGIS BINGO | 10 p.m.
    Alumni Memorial Union

    Stop by for a fun game of Bingo--we mean "MAGIS."  Magis may mean more in Latin, but in the case of Bingo, we are looking for five in a row!  Join in this late-night event!

    Learn more about Late Night at Marquette
  • 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. 

    Featured Restaurant: McBob's
    Menu:
    Scotch Egg – boiled egg rolled in seasoned sausage, breaded and pan-fried and an Irish Spring Roll – Corned beef, swiss cheese and sauerkraut rolled in a flour tortilla, deep fried all served with horseradish mustard.

    Mass 
    | 12 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel
  • Daily Examen | 4 p.m.
    Mission at Marquette Instagram
    Join first year student, Margeaux Lazar and Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry in praying one of the most famous prayers that St. Ignatius developed was the Examen. In this practice, we have the opportunity to take time in thankful reflection to be with God and review our day.  When we pause in prayer and reflection, we open up ourselves to the possibilities of tomorrow.  Join members of the Marquette community each day on Mission at Marquette Instagram during Mission Week. 

  • Late Night Marquette Basketball and Cannonball Bowling | 9 p.m.
    Annex

    During this Ignatian Year, we remember the story of the cannonball that changed the life of Ignatius Loyola when he was struck in battle.  During Mission Week, try your hand at "cannonball" bowling, and see what possibilities open up.

    Learn more about Late Night Marquette 

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?

Mass | 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family

Close a week of possibility with Mass celebrated with Marquette University students.  All are welcome.