Mission Week 2023, following the theme of “Act with Kindness,” begins on Sunday, Feb. 5, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 11.
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.
View the full schedule of events here.
Schedule of events
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Noon — Global Jesuit Luncheon Takeout, FREE LUNCH from Get Them While They’re Hot Tamales, 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.
2 p.m. — Mission Week Book Group featuring “The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness” by Greg Boyle, Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites.
The newest book from Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., “The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness,” is a great book that reflects on the power of the importance of intentional kindness.
The first 35 individuals to register for discussion will receive a FREE copy of the book.
Father Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Father Boyle received an honorary doctorate from Marquette University during Mission Week in 2021.
The Office of Mission and Ministry is partnering with the Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning for this discussion.
10 p.m. — Mass at St. Joan of Arc Chapel