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Mass of the Holy Spirit a time to come together; Annual Mass. Everyday Mission. 

Watch this video to see two very different years, same song, celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

🎶 Send down the fire of your justice / Send down the rains of your love. Come send down the Spirit / Breathe life in Your people / And we shall be people of God 🎶

Though a unique year, and though we would have loved to once again have a full church with students, it was good to celebrate the annual tradition of the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu. The Marquette Community came together in-person, as well as through livestream on Facebook. The Holy Spirit gives us the grace to recognize the value of a Jesuit education, and to realize that in the spirit of Jesuit education, we are always working towards something greater than ourselves.
We ask the Holy Spirit to be with us, to guide us in our talents and gifts, and to direct us through our efforts during the coming year. We missed you, Marquette University Liturgical Choir, but we so appreciate you sharing your beautiful voice with us, Megan Heeder (hall minister, Schroeder Hall). 
President Dr. Michael R. Lovell reflected after communion at the Mass of the Holy Spirit: "As we begin a new academic year here at Marquette...Let's strive to forgive our brother when we are harmed. Such acts of forgiveness not only align with our Catholic and Jesuit values, but as the first reading describes, we will attain an ultimate reward in doing so: "Forgive your neighbor’s injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven."
SIR 27:30—28:7

With lament, we pledge to focus efforts to build a campus...honoring the gift of every human person 

The statement for racial justice that campus ministers offer here represents Marquette University Campus Ministry’s commitment to anti-racism efforts and the transformation of hearts and minds on campus (ours included!). In this time, one more statement can feel both flimsy and brash, or that of a latecomer. For us, it is a simple acknowledgement, the absence of which would prevent fully living the Gospel. This statement acknowledges the suffering of so many through generations; it holds responsible those who are privileged to end racism, even by sacrificing privilege. This is also a public acknowledgment that the work of the Marquette University Campus Ministry department is accountable. We look forward to working with campus ministry student leaders, participants in our programs, and all students, as well as campus partners to eradicate racism. -Mary Sue Callan-Farley, director of campus ministry

Anti-Racism Statement

Recognizing existing injustices against human dignity, especially systematic racism, born of white privilege and supremacy, Marquette University Campus Ministry desires to promote justice and equity for all persons. Specifically, we pledge ourselves to continued education on anti-racism, the pursuit and practice of racial justice, and confronting the sin of white supremacy/racism in ourselves and in community. We stand with Pope Francis as he denounces racism and says, “We cannot close our eyes to any form of racism or exclusion, while pretending to defend the sacredness of every human life.”  

 Acknowledging the times in which Marquette University Campus Ministry has been complicit in white supremacy/racism or failed to confront racial injustice, we are remorseful. With lament, we pledge to focus efforts to build a campus which lives as a beloved community, honoring the gift of every human person.  

“...We have work ahead of us. We must help each other to repair this lack in us, and above all make sure that in the future, education imparted in Jesuit schools will be equal to the demands of justice in the world.” 
Former Superior General, Pedro Arrupe, S.J.  
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Eucharistic Adoration will take place twice weekly starting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and it will continue every Tuesday from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. and every Wednesday starting Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Eucharistic Adoration is open to all. Eucharistic Adoration Guardians are needed to commit to weekly time slots to maintain this offering. Email Marquette University Campus Ministry if you are interested in being a guardian. Dropping by is welcome, but to be prepared for signing in, please consider signing up before coming to Eucharistic Adoration. Come spend some time with Jesus in front of the Blessed Sacrament and remember what St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, "When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now."

Calendar of Events

Friday, Sept. 18: igNITE OUT | Meditation & Pops; West Towne Square; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (yoga and popsicles) 

Saturday, Sept. 19 | Connect Retreat 

Tuesday, Sept. 22 | Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday Schedule Begins in the Chapel of the Holy Family  

  • Tuesdays | 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Tuesday, Sept. 22 | Ignatian Yoga Series Begins 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 | Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday Schedule Begin in the Chapel of the Holy Family

  • Wednesdays | 8 a.m. to Noon 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 | Soup with Substance “Community Outreach on Racial Equity” Midnight Run | Noon on MS Teams 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 | Ignite: “How Does Jesus Fit into College” with Fr. Jim Martin, S.J. | 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Chapel of the Holy Family and livestreamed

Thursday, Sept. 24 | Nighttime Prayer: Examen in the garden outside of St. Joan of Arc Chapel | 9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27 | Virtual M.A.P. “Share the Journey” - Migration and Immigration 

Wednesday, Sept. 30 | Ignite “Caring for Creation: Just Eating” Featuring the Riverwest Food Pantry via Zoom | 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Chapel of the Holy Family and livestream on Instagram

Friday, Oct. 2 – Saturday, Oct. 4 | Virtual M.A.P. “Eyes Open: Racial Justice”

Wednesday, Oct. 7 | Ignite “Diving into Excellence” Mission Pillar Series with Student Leaders | 7:30-9 p.m. | Chapel of the Holy Family and livestreamed 

Wednesday, Oct. 14 | Ignite “An Evening of Prayer and Meditation” | 7:30-9 p.m. | Chapel of the Holy Family and livestreamed

Sunday, Oct. 24 | Camina Conmigo Retreat NEW DATE

Monday, Oct. 25 - Monday, Oct. 26 | Virtual Ignatian Family Teach-In - apply to join the delegation by Oct. 5

Friday, October 30 – 31: Finding God in All Things Retreat

November 13  15 | Marquette Experience Retreat

Week of Dec. 14 (Dates TBD) | Ignatius @ Home Retreat

Affiliated Ministry Spotlight: Hillel

Written by Michaela Brooke, VP of Jewish Life at Hillel Milwaukee, Exercise Physiology ‘23

Did you know that Marquette University Campus Ministry supports Affiliated Ministries? See the full list of ministries on our webpages. The Affiliated Ministry Spotlight is making its debut as a monthly feature in the Campus Ministry newsletter. Pictured above: Hillel participants at O-Fest 2019

For Jewish students on campus, the next two weeks include some of the most important holidays of the year. Known by many as the High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur present a time of celebration and reflection, atonement and forgiveness. Because our holidays follow the lunar calendar, we celebrate our new year, Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew for “head of the year”) around the beginning of Fall. This year it begins on Friday, September 18th at sundown and will go until sundown on Sunday, September 20th. On this day, we pray, listen to the blowing of the shofar (a ram’s horn), and we eat apples and honey, among many other traditions. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is a special day in which we apologize for the mistakes we made in the past year and attempt to start off the new year on a clean slate. These ten days, the Days of Awe, are important in the Jewish faith as they help us set the tone for shanah tovah u’metukah, a good and sweet new year. 

Here at Marquette, our Jewish Student Union partners with Hillel Milwaukee, a Jewish organization for college-aged students and young adults in the Milwaukee area, to offer programming and events for the High Holidays and throughout the school year. Hillel Milwaukee provides a warm and welcoming space to bring together Jewish students of all backgrounds as well as those who want to learn more about Judaism. With a building situated near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, Hillel strives to ensure Marquette students are included by offering rides to the building for programming, as well as holding some programs on Marquette’s campus year-round.

This year for the High Holidays, Hillel Milwaukee is offering a variety of programs to allow Jewish students to celebrate together, virtual High Holiday services, a virtual honey cake baking demo, and a “reverse tashlich”, an opportunity to clean up the lake. Learn more about these opportunities on our webpage!

Shanah Tovah U'metukah - Have a Sweet and Happy New Year.
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