Mission Week 2024: Feb 4-9

When St. Ignatius wrote letters of instruction, he often asked those that he wrote to, to be 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, over 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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  • Sunday, Feb. 4
  • Monday, Feb. 5
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Friday, Feb. 9

Spanish Mass | 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family 

Mass with Bishop Joseph Perry | 6 p.m. in Church of the Gesu









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

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

Marquette Women’s Luncheon
| 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monoghan Ballroom in Alumni Memorial Union 
We invite you to join us for our annual Mission Week women’s luncheon. This year, we invite Jane Meier Hamilton, MSN, RN, Nurs ’73, to share a Monserrat Moment and her journey as a registered nurse and professional caregiver since 1973. In Jane’s book, "The Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care" she shares her model “the 7 C’s for self-care” with the hope that readers find compassion and comfort in knowing that they are not alone and there are partners on their path. We will welcome dean of the College of Nursing, Dr. Jill Guttormson, to facilitate the conversation with Jane.

In addition, we will award the first Marquette Ignatian Educator of Distinction to College of Nursing Clinical Instructor, Marija Bjegovich-Weidman, DNP ’23, MSN ’95, RN, CCAP.  Dr. Rita Dollard O’Malley, provincial assistant for Ignatian spirituality will present the award to Marija on behalf of the Midwest Province office. 

The event opens at 11:30 a.m. with the talk beginning at 11:55 a.m.

Faculty, staff and student registration
Alumni registration

Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture with Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil, ODB | 3:30 p.m.
Monaghan Ballroom in Alumni Memorial Union

Archbishop Menamparampil, S.D.B., is the former archbishop of Guwahati, India. In 2011, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work for peace among various ethnic groups in northeast India. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Ambassador for Peace Award by the International Human Rights Council. In 2020, he was awarded the Journalism Award by the Catholic Press Association of India for his thought-provoking writings over the years. His book "Values Must Come Alive!" guides readers through the labyrinth of worrying questions that have arisen in modern times related to the issues of moral principles, ethical norms, social codes and value systems amid bewildering cultural differences and infinitely varied contexts.

Register here!

Global Jesuit Luncheon Take-out | Noon
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. Each weekday of Mission Week will feature a different country with a FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants. 

Featured Restaurant: KT's Wok 
Menu: Egg rolls and fried rice, vegetarian options available 

Mission Week Mini Retreat and Reflection | 2-3:30 p.m. 
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites

Join us for a reflection and mini retreat from our daily routines to discuss the new book from Brendan McManus, S.J., "Finding God in the Mess." 

The Office of Mission and Ministry is happy to partner with the Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning for this discussion.

Registration here!

Opening the Archive with St. Charles Mission School | 7 p.m.,
Monaghan Ballroom in Alumni Memorial Union
We invite you to join us for a talk with Alex Gambacorta as she talks about her experience as Jesuit volunteer at St. Charles Mission School on the Apsáalooke Reservation in Pryor, Montana and how she rekindled that relationship after returning to Marquette to earn her Master's degree in English. 

Registration here!

Mass | 10 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel
Please join us at St. Joan of Arc Chapel for Mass or tune in via livestream at on Facebook. 

“One Thing Led to Another” | 9 to 10:15 a.m.
Monaghan Ballroom in Alumni Memorial Union and virtual

one thing led to anotherThe Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Faber Center invite you to hear the intriguing research and academic vocation journeys of our faculty and staff. 


We are excited to welcome our guest panelists:
Dr. Khadijah "Gigi" Makky, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences 

  • Peter Nguyen, S.J. 
    Rev. Francis C. Wade Chair in Theology, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Marilyn Jones
    Director, Lemonis Center for Student Success  

    Register here!

Soup with Substance: Refugee Resettlement | Noon
Alumni Memorial Union 227

This Mission Week panel will feature a panel of faculty, students and community leaders who are engaged in refugee resettlement research and services. The panelists include:
• Dr. Lee Za Ong, assistant professor of counselor education, Kayla Lewis doctoral student in counseling psychology, and Claire Reuning and Hasnah Hussin of Catholic Charities Milwaukee on their project serving Rohingya refugees in Milwaukee.
• Anna Tsvetkova, graduate student in school counseling, on her Frankel Fellowship placement with the International Institute of Wisconsin.
• Dr. Louise Cainkar (Professor of Social & Cultural Sciences) on her project serving Afghan refugees in Milwaukee.

Register here!

  • Amar y Servir a Todos | 3 – 5 p.m. 
  • Monaghan Ballroom in Alumni Memorial Union 
    This event invites Marquette students from nursing, physical therapy, laboratory science, athletic training, and pre-dental to participate in an activity that allows them to become more aware of and address implicit biases.  Students will listen to stories from community members that have often been subjected to prejudice, stigmatization, and discrimination.  In the act of listening, students grow in awareness, and develop a tender heart during everyday interactions. 

  • Ignite Marquette – Bistro Night | 7 p.m., AMU Lunda Room
    Lunda Room in Alumni Memorial Union
    Please join us for our bistro night Brendan McManus, S.J., as he talks about his book "Finding God in the Mess."
  • Ignite is an inspiring experience of college community, Catholic faith, and prayer, welcoming all at Marquette. Ignite Bistro Dinners are free for students. No RSVP is required. Ignite will have limited seating and catering. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.  

  • For more information, contact Steve Blaha, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, at stephen.blaha@marquette.edu.

  • Ignite



  • 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 with Rev. Pat McGrath, S.J.
    | 7:45 to 9 a.m.
    Monaghan Ballroom in Alumni Memorial Union and virtual

  • Breakfast will be served for those attending in-person. A link will be emailed for those joining virtually.
  • Registration here!
  • Rosary in the Rotunda | 11:30 a.m., AMU Rotunda 
  • Global Jesuit Exhibit and Luncheon Take-out | 12 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. 

    FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants. 
    Featured Restaurant: Sodexo
    Menu: To be announced later  

  • James Foley documentary and keynote with Diane Foley | 3:30 p.m. 
  • Register here!
  • Mass | 10 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel
  • Thinking and Thanking: Gratitude, Service, Generosity, and Helping Students Find Their Place | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., AMU 252
  • Gratitude improves the lives of students and adults. Recent educational research combined with the current thinking of CTL leaders suggest that a fittingly complex concept of gratitude can help students find hope in troubled times. Indeed, gratitude may be considered an act of service on campus, especially when working with today’s students. Using elements of Ignatian reflection, this roundtable session for all instructors across campus will articulate a concept of gratitude informed by current research and anecdotal experience from attendees, provide concrete ways to incorporate gratitude into participants’ pedagogical practices, and suggest ways that teaching through gratitude helps instill hope in students.
  • Register here!
  • Global Jesuit Exhibit and Luncheon Take-out | 12 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.
  • Featured Restaurant: Denson's Catering  
    Menu: Jamaican Jerk Meatballs (Mango Pico, Spicy Asian Chili & Honey Bbq) and mac n' cheese bowls (original, jalapeno pepper jack and bacon and cheddar)
  • FREE take-out lunch to the first 150 participants.