Mission Week - February 3-9, 2020

While St. Ignatius struggled to leave behind his privileged life as a noble, he spent many nights in prayer looking in awe and wonder at the expansiveness of the sky.  Stirred to profound gratitude, Ignatius came to see the beauty of God’s presence in all things. 

During this week, February 3-9, 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 to take time for silence each day. There will be challenges each day to open yourself up to gratitude and to give gratitude to those around you.

When we focus on the goodness all around us, we see what God has truly given us. Open to gratitude. And feel the presence of God.


Monday, February 3

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Java with the Jesuits
AMU Brew
Presented by: Just Brew It and the Marquette Jesuit Community
FREE COFFEE, bakery, and conversation with your favorite Marquette Jesuits. 

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Marquette Women's Luncheon and Book Signing with Jeannie Gaffigan
AMU Monaghan Ballroom
Presented by: The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Campus Ministry, Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) and Educational Opportunity Program

Jeannie GaffiganThis Mission Week, women of Marquette, we invite you to join us for lunch with New York Time’s Best Selling author of, When Life Gives You Pears, and Marquette Alumna, Jeannie Gaffigan.  Jeannie will be interviewed by Dr. Sarah Feldner, Acting Dean of the Deiderich College of Communication and will talk about her journey with a life threatening pear size brain tumor and how gratitude, faith, family, and humor helped her recover with a new outlook on life.

Jeannie is a director, producer and comedy writer. She co-wrote seven comedy specials with her husband Jim Gaffigan, the last four of which received Grammy nominations.  Jeannie was the head writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed The Jim Gaffigan Show, which was loosely based on her and Jim's life.  She collaborated with Jim on two New York Times bestsellers, Dad Is Fat and Food: A Love Story. Jeannie, with the help of her two eldest children and some other crazy moms, created The Imagine Society, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that connects youth-led service groups. Most impressively, she grew a tumor on her brain stem roughly the size of pear.  Jeannie presently lives in New York City with her five children, two dogs, and one “superdad” husband, Jim Gaffigan.

The first 25 registratants will get a FREE copy of When Life Give you Pears. Books will be available for purchase at the luncheon.  Make sure stay at the end of the luncheon to get your copy of Jeannie’s new book signed by the author herself!

Faculy and Staff are SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list, please email Rae-Ann Vanek.

Students, register for the event by emailing Rae-Ann Vanek.

Marquette Alumni Register here for the Women's Luncheon

Noon, Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

10 p.m., Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

All Day Gratitude Boards, Notes, and Rocks
AMU 2nd Floor Lobby
Join us and write down what you are most grateful for on one of our Mission Week gratitude boards.  While you are there, take a moment to write and mail a thank you card to someone that you appreciate. Don't forget to create your Mission Week rock with your favorite scripture, message or word of gratitude!

Tuesday, February 4

All Day Walk the Labyrinth
AMU Monaghan Ballroom
Presented by: Campus Ministry

A labyrinth is a curving path that you walk to help you pray. During mission week we welcome you to embark on your own journey in place, as a pilgrim. This is not a maze, there are no wrong turns; your walk is not to test you, but to give you time to be open to the Divine. You may use the prayer guide provided by campus ministry or enter the labyrinth and let your experience unfold.

All Day Gratitude Boards, Notes, and Rocks
AMU 2nd Floor Lobby

9-10:30 a.m. One Thing Led to Another
AMU Monaghan Ballroom
Presented by: The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

We invite you to hear the intriguing research and academic vocation journeys from the speakers as they tell about what led them to Marquette and the research they are passionate about.  Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Ed Yaz, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Robert Smith, Harry G. John Professor; Director CURTO; History
  • Ms. Edith Hudson, Marquette University Chief of Police

    Register here for One Thing Led to Another!

Noon, Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

4 - 5 p.m. Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture
AMU 227
Presented by: The Center for Peacemaking and Danihy Alumni Club of Alpha Sigma Nu

Owen Chourappa

Rev. Owen Chourappa serves as the Director of Legal Cell for Human Rights (LCHR) at Guwahati, Assam. LCHR is a rights-based organization, focusing on providing legal awareness and enhancing legal capacity of the rural people in North East India. As a Jesuit ministry they aim to empower the weak and poor to claim their inalienable rights and human dignity by accessing justice through peaceful adherence to law and claiming rightful entitlements.

Rev. Chourappa will be sharing about his work in defending the rights of migrants as a human rights attorney and the importance of peacemaking. He will also share about India's recent Citizenship Amendment and the impact it has on migrants.

Register here for the Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture

6:45 - 7:30 p.m., Taizé Prayer
AMU Chapel of the Holy Family
Presented by: Campus Ministry
Taize PrayerThis simple form of Christian prayer uses short, easily learned chants, repeated over and over. There are brief Scripture readings, psalms and silence.  Icons and candles help to focus the mind and create a holy space for prayer and meditation.   This popular form of prayer was developed by the Taizé monastic community to enable young seekers of all backgrounds, languages and faith traditions to pray with the community.  This form of prayer allows participants time to rest in God, and to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being. A typical “Taizé breakfast” of hard rolls and chocolate bars will follow the service.  All are welcome. 

10 p.m., Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Wednesday, February 5

All Day Gratitude Boards, Notes, and Rocks
AMU 2nd Floor Lobby

All Day Walk the Labyrinth
AMU Monaghan Ballroom
Presented by: Campus Ministry

9:00 a.m., Ignatian Yoga
Haggerty Museum of Art
Presented by: Haggerty Museum of Art and the Trinity Fellows Program

Ignatian YogaReflect on God’s presence in your life, connecting mind, body, and spirit with a diverse array of old and new practices as we embody the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius through an all-levels yoga practice. A limited number of yoga mats will be available.  Please bring your own, if possible.  This session is for al levels of Yogis.

Led by Carolyn Swabek, Director of Trinity Fellows Program and RYT-200 yoga instructor.

For additional information, please contact Lynne Shumow or visit, http://ignatianyoga.com.

Soup with Substance
Noon, Soup with Substance

AMU 157
Presented by: Marquette University Native American Student Association, Marquette University Council on Native American Affairs, the Office of Public Affairs, Center for Peacemaking and Campus Ministry

For Indigenous people for time immemorial, education was intricately woven through every aspect of their daily lives. Access to these life affirming teachings was only a matter of being a part of family and community. Outside of these communities, education was a much more formalized endeavor and continues to grow in complexity. The consequence for Indigenous youth was inequitable access to higher education.

True to its mission, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Marquette University eased that door open for two Wisconsin tribal members. In celebration of its 50th year at Marquette University, Mr. Robin Carufel (who was part of the 1975 EOP cohort) and Sir Lawrence Tender (who is a current EOP student and McNair Scholar) will share their respective inspirational journeys to and through college.

Register here for Soup with Substance

Noon, Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

2 - 3:30 p.m. Mission Week Book Club, When Life Give You Pears
AMU Henke Lounge
Presented by: the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Association of Marquette University Women (WMUW) and the Employee Resource Groups of Marquette Moms and Women of Color

When Life Gives You Pears Book CoverAll are welcome to gather for coffee, tea, snacks, and chat about Jeannie Gaffigan's New York Times best-selling novel, When Life Gives You Pears. Life often gets so busy that we lose track of what is most important to us, and sometimes only a life-changing event will make us pay attention. In fact, Jeannie hopes that by reading her book, we will take a step back and reflect on our lives and how we want to live them. Small and large group discussion will be led by members of the Raynor Memorial Library Staff. Jeannie will not be present for this book discussion. 

Register here for Mission Week Book Club

 

 

7:30 – 9 p.m., Ignite Marquette Fireside Edition: It All Starts with Gratitutde
AMU Lunda Room
Presented by: Campus Ministry

Ignite Enjoy a fireside edition of Ignite this Mission Week with a dinner buffet and special location (Lunda Room). Our featured speakers/panelists will share how their lives have been shaped and transformed by gratitude. Relax and connect in a warm, welcoming space and walk away fed in heart, mind, and body.

Ignite is an inspiring experience of college community, Catholic faith, and worship welcoming all Marquette students. Encounter God anew and enrich your faith by connecting with others, hearing great speakers, and experiencing moving prayer. Check out Ignite’s spring schedule at http://www.marquette.edu/cm/faith/ignite.shtml or connect with Ignite on Facebook or Instagram @ignitemarquette.

For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at stephen.blaha@marquette.edu or (414) 288-6873.

10 p.m., Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Thursday, February 6

All Day Walk the Labyrinth
AMU Monaghan Ballroom
Presented by: Campus Ministry

All Day Gratitude Boards, Notes, and Rocks
AMU 2nd Floor Lobby

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., Catching Fire: Men of Faith Breakfast
AMU Monaghan Ballrooms
Presented by: Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Campus Ministry

Eric WilliamsJoin men from across the campus (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) as they gather to listen and share what has ignited their energies and brought meaning to their lives. Dr. Eric Williams, Executive Director of the Education Opportunity Program will be presenting his inspiring faith story, which may put each of us in touch with the experiences and vision that guide our own lives.



Register here for the Men of Faith Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Java with the Jesuits
AMU Brew
Presented by: Just Brew It and the Marquette Jesuit Community
FREE COFFEE, bakery, and conversation with your favorite Marquette Jesuits. 

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Marquette Service Project - The Next Door Foundation
AMU Monaghan Ballroom
Presented by:  Student Affairs Community Service

Join the Marquette University 414 Fellows in a book cleaning party to support the developing brains of our littlest Milwaukee neighbors! Next Door’s Books for Kids program offers children a chance to build their home libraries and enjoy story time with their families. We will clean, repair, and sort book donations to be distributed to children across the community.

Want to make a donation of new or used books? Contact kelly.walker@marquette.edu or use this Amazon Wishlist.

Register here to attend the Mission Week Service Project

Noon, Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

5 - 7 p.m. 3rd Annual Inclusive Career Conversations
Presented by: WIN, the Career Center, the College of Business Career Center, and Residence Life
The Commons Residence Hall, 2nd Floor

Do you value a workplace where you are encouraged to bring your whole, authentic self to work? Do you personally identify as or are you an ally of people who identify as Latinx / Hispanic, African American / Black, Asian Pacific Islander, a woman in STEM, veteran/military personnel, Native American or a person with a disability?”  Attend this event to participate in small group discussions with classmates and professionals related to ways organizations support employees' identities and how you can be an ally for colleagues with identities different than your own.

Student RSVP

Employer RSVP

10 p.m., Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Friday, February 7

All Day Gratitude Boards, Notes, and Rocks
AMU 2nd Floor Lobby

All Day Walk the Labyrinth
AMU Monaghan Ballroom
Presented by: Campus Ministry

12 - 1:30 p.m. Faculty Round Table

AMU Ballroom C
Presented by: The Center for Teaching and Learning

Gratitude and GenerosityJoin Dr. Jennifer Maney, Interim Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and Dr. Melissa Shew, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy for a Mission Week event focused on gratitude and generosity.  Recent research by two leaders in the field of gratitude and education, Dr. Robert Emmons and Dr. Jeffrey Froh, support the idea that gratitude improves the lives of students and adults. They have found several benefits for students and adults. This roundtable session for faculty and instructors, using elements of Ignatian reflection, will focus on the nuanced difference between gratitude and generosity.

We will use five themes that highlight the ways in which the classroom can help move students in a direction that provides meaning and connection to themselves, their peers, and their lives after college. These themes include: Productive Solitude; Reverent Reading of Shared Texts; Restful Excellence; Dignity and Pricelessness; and Gratitude and Grace.

Register here for the Faculty Round Table

Noon, Catholic Mass
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Master Class with Grammy Nominated Artist Rudy Currence
currenceAlumni Memorial Union, Room 157
Presented by: Student Affairs and the Simmons Religious Commitment Fund

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a Master Class with Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winner Rudy Currence.  Ahead of his performance at the Mission Week Gospel Concert – A Soulful Evening of Gospel: A Celebration of Gratitude, Rudy will share insight on musicianship and the music industry.

Please RSVP for the Master Class at https://master-class-rudy-currence.eventbrite.com

  

Saturday, February 8

4:45 p.m. Mission Week Gospel Concert 
A Soulful Evening of Gospel - A Celebration of Gratitude
Varsity Theatre
Presented by: Student Affairs and the Educational Opportunity Program

hawthorneMarquette University is proud to present A Soulful Evening of Gospel - A Celebration of Gratitude featuring performances by Grammy nominated and Dove award-winning artists Rudy Currence and Koryn Hawthorne. Doors will open at 4:00 pm and the concert will begin at 4:45 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Gospel Concert tickets are available at
https://marquette-university-soulful-gospel-celebration.eventbrite.com

Sunday, February 9

NATIONAL MARQUETTE DAY!

6 p.m., Pack the Mission Week Mass
Church of the Gesu
Presented by: Campus Ministry
Come celebrate with us! Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry, will preach the Gospel. Music by the wonderful students in the liturgical choir. All are welcome!
Reception to follow.


Continuing your Gratitude Journey after Mission Week

Ignatian Book Study - Radical Gratitude
Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

If you already are on fire for living in gratitude or just started a gratitude flame somewhere inside you this week, we will consider that a beautiful success!  Do you want to continue growing in gratitude? Join our FREE Faber Center gratitude book study.  It’s the cornerstone of Ignatian Spirituality!   

Join us as we read and discuss Radical Gratitude by Mary Jo Leddy. Books and a light breakfast will be provided.  Facilitated by Michael Dante, director, and Sr. Anne Arabome SSS, associate director.  Wednesdays: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 8 – 9 am in Zilber 200 

Please RSVP to Julie Bach, administrative assistant, via email julie.bach@marquette.edu by Monday, March 25.