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As Hawks, we live the mission every day in our classrooms, in our offices, in the community, on the fields, and in the residence halls.

The next annual Mission Week will be from February 20th - 27th, 2022, and it is a great opportunity for us to come together as a community, to hold up our hopes and ideals for all to see and to champion this vision that we have created together. During this week a wide range of activities and discussions to fuel our exploration of our mission will take place. In the schedule for the week, you will find engaging conversation, community-building activities, and opportunities for service and giving back to the community.

SJU Mission Statement

As Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic University, Saint Joseph’s provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. We prepare students for personal excellence, professional success, and engaged citizenship. Striving to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person, we encourage and model lifelong commitment to thinking critically, making ethical decisions, pursuing social justice, and finding God in all things

Saturday

February 19

Senior 2022 Retreat, Saint Raphaela Retreat House. Campus Ministry desires to celebrate with you - and to celebrate YOU - with an evening of community around the dinner table, friendship around a bonfire, and the chance to reflect upon your years at SJU with those who have shared in your story. This retreat is from Feb 18th - 19th.

 

Sunday

February 20

11 am - Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society Inductions, Chapel of Saint Joseph. 99 students and members of our campus community will be inducted into the only international honor society that bears the name "Jesuit".  

7 pm & 9 pm - Mission Week Kick-Off Masses, Chapel of Saint Joseph. Presider and Homilist will be Rev. Vinny Marchionni S.J. (SJU class of 2008 and Campus Minister at Saint Ignatius School, The Bronx, NY).

Monday

February 21

12:20 pm - Feast of St. Robert Southwell S.J. - Jesuit Poet and Martyr of Religious Freedom, Chapel of Saint Joseph. Presider will be Rev. Frank Kaminski S.J.

Tuesday

February 22

11 am - Synod Listening Session for Students, Chapel of Saint Joseph. Click here to register. Registration is encouraged but not required.

5:30 pm - Center for Inclusion and Diversity's Getting Involved Session, Zoom. Hear from CID leaders and learn how you can get involved. Click here to register. 

12:20 pm - Mass for the Success of the Church Synod, Chapel of Saint Joseph. Presider will be Rev. Doug Ray S.J.

Wednesday

February 23

ALL DAY - Examen, in your office, hall or house. Every department and student organization is encouraged to form a group to engage the Ignatian examen using the video guide by Sr. Margaret Scott ACJ.  The link is https://www.sju.edu/examen

4 pm - Mission Week Keynote Address "Jesuit Mission for this Decade: The Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus", Chapel of Saint Joseph. Keynote will be given by Rev. Doug Ray S.J. Also available via steaming on the Campus Ministry YouTube Page 

Thursday

February 24

11 am - Synod Listening Session for StudentsCampion Banquet Hall South. Click here to register. Registration is not required, but encouraged.

12:20 pm - Mass for the Success of the Church SynodChapel of Saint Joseph. Presider will be Rev. Andreas Goesle, S.J.

1 pm - A Synod Session with Pope Francis and Jesuit university students in the U.S,  Virtual. Facilitated by Loyola Chicago faculty, "Building Bridges North-South: A Synodal Encounter Between Pope Francis and University Students" will be a direct conversation between the Pope and students from Jesuit institutions of higher education throughout the Americas.

7 pm - Reckoning With The Untold Stories And Legacies Of People Enslaved To The Jesuits To Repair The Present And Future,  Virtual. Dr. Kelly Schmidt, Washington University in St. Louis, and Ms. Rashonda Alexander, Descendant of Jack & Sally Queen, Jesuit Alum will discuss the stories of communities enslaved to the Jesuits and the legacies of their enslavement. Their presentation will include historical, modern-day, and personal impact and relevance of enslavement and the Catholic Church.

 

Friday

February 25

9 am - Employee Service Day, Cradles to Crayons. 9am - 12pm. Advance registration is required.

Join us for an employee service day at Cradles to Crayons in Conshohocken on February 25th from 10 am to 12 pm! C2C strives to eliminate childhood poverty by providing the things necessary for a child to thrive. Service will vary but typically includes sorting, cleaning, inspecting, or packaging donated goods for children, or another type of warehouse activity. Please sign up as spaces are limited for the SJU service day signup here.

Also, you can serve by joining our employee underwear and sock (from child to adult) drive for C2C being collected within your department or at campus locations. 

Additionally, your service can come in the form of clothing for a child for school by making a donation. $33 offers a child a new set of school clothes. Donate here

Ignite First Year Student's Retreat, Saint Raphaela Retreat House. Have you taken time to reflect on your spiritual journey and life at SJU so far? Do you hope to build stronger friendships and get to know your fellow Hawks better? Do you take enough time out of your busy schedule to relax and be present? You can do ALL these things and MORE on the IGNITE RETREAT! This retreat is from Feb 25th - 27th.

 

Saturday

February 26

Ignite First Year Student's Retreat, Saint Raphaela Retreat House. Have you taken time to reflect on your spiritual journey and life at SJU so far? Do you hope to build stronger friendships and get to know your fellow Hawks better? Do you take enough time out of your busy schedule to relax and be present? You can do ALL these things and MORE on the IGNITE RETREAT! This retreat is from Feb 25th - 27th.

Sunday

February 27

7 pm & 9 pm - Mission Week "Continue The Mission" Masses, Chapel of Saint Joseph.

8 pm - Synod Listening Session for Students, Wolfington Hall Campus Ministry. Click here to register. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Ignite First Year Student's Retreat, Saint Raphaela Retreat House. Have you taken time to reflect on your spiritual journey and life at SJU so far? Do you hope to build stronger friendships and get to know your fellow Hawks better? Do you take enough time out of your busy schedule to relax and be present? You can do ALL these things and MORE on the IGNITE RETREAT! This retreat is from Feb 25th - 27th.