"No sun outlasts its sunset but will rise again and bring the dawn." --Maya Angelou | Photo from Wednesday, Aug. 26, end of the first day of classes.
WELCOME BACK. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE.
Marquette’s Campus Ministry is here to serve all students on their journeys of faith. A Catholic, Jesuit university offers an enriching, supportive, and dialogical space to deepen one’s relationship with God, explore and engage essential questions, work for justice, and build friendships with peers from across religious traditions. We look forward to walking with you as part of your Marquette experience. Campus Ministry staff has kept students top-of-mind while working to adapt programming to be within health guidelines related to COVID-19. All are welcome here. Campus Ministry invites students to check out the following offerings.
VIRTUAL MASS AND IN-PERSON MASS SIGN-UPS
COVID-19 has affected all of us. It has even affected our Masses. Marquette University will continue to have Celebrations of the Eucharist. Find the Mass schedule, sign-ups, and details about virtual Masses and in-person attendance.
M.A.P. OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020-2021
Marquette Action Program (M.A.P.) has created two virtual engagements. The virtual meetings are a collaboration with Creighton University students and will explore the theme of justice.
I.M.A.P. OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020-2021
International Marquette Action Program (I.M.A.P.) has created two Virtual I.M.A.P. opportunities. In December, there will be five days of engagement with the Jesuit sponsored, Bi-National team at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, AZ, including virtual, educational, and reflective live and recorded engagement. In January there will be a program that includes 5 days of virtual and personal engagement with the Jesuit-sponsored team in the Dominican Republic.
Although in-person choirs cannot sing at Mass according to current health guidelines, choir membersand instrumentalists can continue to rehearse and prepare music in a safe and socially responsible way. Student instrumentalists and singers lead the music for all the small ensemble Masses on Sundays (10 a.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m.) as well as weeknight Masses on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 p.m. Students interested in joining the Music Ministry Teamshould contact Tom Koester, Director of Music in Campus Ministry.
You may have seen the colorful doves with various words and phrases rooted in faith and action on the side of the Chapel of the Holy Family. This display and the Mass of the Holy Spirit this year are an invitation to the Marquette community to put faith into action, responding to the signs of the times.
During the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission welcomes students into its community while putting forth the challenge of seeking to be who we are called to be and going forth with purpose. The Marquette community – students, faculty, and staff – gathers in prayer, asks for God’s help in living out who we are called to be, and dedicates itself to the university’s mission. Afterwards, we go forth with hope, joy, and confidence in living out a faith that does justice.
What do calls-to-go-forth, and calls-to-mission mean in these uncertain times? As expressed by Xavier Cole during a COVID-19 town hall meeting, our mission’s purpose is amplified because we find ourselves at a crossroads of decisions made with the backing that we have “a mission worth fighting for.”
We are taking the Mass of the Holy Spirit’s invitation for self-reflection and call to put faith in action by visually displaying invitations, prayers, and whispers of the Holy Spirit on campus. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to consider the whisperings inside their own hearts and to share these with the broader community. We pray as Pedro Arrupe, SJ, did: May God help us “read the signs of the times” and give us understanding to go forth.
It's an annual Mass with an everyday Mission.
Stay tuned to the @mucampusmin Instagram for an invitation to share your own reflections.
The 2020 Mass of the Holy Spirit will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Gesu Church. In-person attendance is limited, so a lottery sign-up will open at 7 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. Those who get a spot through the random selection will receive an email shortly after the lottery closes. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Mass virtually, as the Mass will be streamed live on the Marquette University Campus Ministry Facebook page. Rev. James (Jim) Voiss, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry will preside. Join Dr. Michael R. Lovell, president of Marquette University, for this special Mass Celebration to kick off the school year.