Marquette University mourns the death of Rev. Lúcás (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, S.J., assistant professor of Theology. Father Chan died on Tuesday, May 19, at the age of 46. Just last Sunday, Father Chan offered the invocation at the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony in The Al McGuire Center.
A visitation will be held Thursday, May 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu. The funeral Mass will begin at 4 p.m. with a reception to immediately follow in Eckstein Hall.
Father Chan dedicated his life to serving God and being a man for others around the world. He was a Jesuit priest of the Chinese Province, and an assistant professor of Theology, specializing in theological ethics. While he was with us on campus for just one year, he had a storied career, serving, studying and receiving his training in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain, Ireland, Cambodia, Macau, the Philippines, the United States, Italy and Germany.
While living in the United States, Father Chan received a Ph.D. in theological ethics at Boston College. He later received two year-long fellowships from Yale University and Georgetown University.
Please keep Father Chan, his family and the Marquette University Jesuit Community in your thoughts and prayers.