Mission Week

Mission Week

Mission Week - Imagine Our Magis

Imagine Our Magis | September 9-13, 2019

Magis - Literally translated “more.” This is the challenge to strive for excellence.

St. Ignatius asked us to use our imagination in prayer.  Through the Spiritual Exercises, we are encouraged to find ourselves within the Gospels.  As a university community, we are asking people to intentionally use our imaginations to reflect on what our communal Magis may be.  As a community, what are we hoping to do to advance our pursuit of excellence?  Mission Week 2019 is an intentional time for us to call this question of one another and to start the academic year along a collective path of living our mission through active engagement.

Purpose of Mission Week

Proposed by our campus colleagues on the Mission and Culture subcommittee of the University’s Strategic Plan, 2019 marks the university’s inaugural Mission Week.

Mission Week occurs in the fall semester in which members of Creighton University and Omaha community partners will be invited to come together to listen, learn, reflect and explore themes which emerge from our Catholic, Jesuit Mission. It is a time set aside to reflect on our larger purpose and on the Ignatian heritage and spirituality that animate our university.

 

Mission related community events sponsored by Creighton

Schedule

Monday, September 9, 2019

11:00 a.m.

Blessings and Open House for Student Health Education and Compliance and Student Counseling Services at Markoe Hall, and the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ) at Becker Hall

Blessings and Open House for Student Health Education and Compliance and the Counseling Center at Markoe Hall, and the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ) at Becker Hall

The first blessing will begin at Markoe Hall for Student Health Education and Compliance and Student Counseling Services. Immediately following will be a procession to Becker Hall for the Blessing of the new SCSJ office. The Markoe Hall open house will occur from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


7:30 p.m.

Featured Keynote Address by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, Founder of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir

St. John’s Church

View information about Homeboy Industries and Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ.
View the recorded address


9:00pm

Dessert Reception

Skutt Student Center Room 104, 105, patio

Join us after hearing Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ for a dessert reception to help conclude the first day of Mission Week.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

2–7 p.m.

Early Photo Shoot for Dear World (invitation only)

V. J. and Angela Skutt Student Center, Room 104


3:30–5:30 p.m.

Presidential Town Hall and Kingfisher Award Presentation

Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium and Ahmanson Ballroom
View the recording

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Dear World Campus Photo Shoot

V. J. and Angela Skutt Student Center, Drawing Room


11 a.m.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

St. John’s Parish
View the recording

The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a centuries-old tradition among Jesuit institutions of higher learning whereby the community offers thanksgiving to God for the gifts of creation and asks for blessings upon the academic year.  

If you would like to submit your prayer intention to be included with those of the wider Creighton Community at the Mass of the Holy Spirit please do so by clicking here.  These prayers will be brought to the altar at the offertory procession during Mass. After Mass, they will be placed by the statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola on the side altar at the northwest corner of St. John’s Church. At the end of the academic year, these intentions will be carried to the holy sites in Spain that are connected to the life of St. Ignatius.


12 -1:30 p.m.

Student Life Ice Cream Social

St. John’s Fountain


2:30–5 p.m.

Service and Justice Volunteer Fair

Mike and Josie Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom

Over 75 local non-profit community partners will be on campus to recruit volunteers who are looking to plug their passions into Omaha metro area service opportunities. This is a great opportunity for faculty and staff looking to use the volunteer service paid time off benefit, and for faculty to explore ways to engage teaching and scholarship with the community. This is a great event for students looking for opportunities for their organization or for themselves to live out our mission of being for and with others!


7 p.m.

Dear World Program

V. J. and Angela Skutt Student Center, Mutual of Omaha Ballroom

Thursday, September 12, 2019

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Christian Spirituality Program: Ignatian Pilgrimage 2019 - Bringing Graces Back to Campus Luncheon

Join us for the third session of a 4-part presentation about the Pilgrimage to the Ignatian places in Spain and Rome.  Faculty, staff and students who went on the pilgrimage this spring, will give a presentation about the places they went to, what they learned, and what they experienced. 
RSVP to ColleenHastings [at] creighton [dot] edu or just drop in!
A light lunch will be served.  The luncheon is co-sponsored by the Christian Spirituality Program, A.F. Jacobson Chair, and Joella Cohen Chair.

Skutt Student Center, room 104


3:30–5:30 p.m.

All Things Ignatian Poster Presentation and Reception

View more information about All Things Ignatian.

Mike and Josie Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom


8-9 p.m.

Mission: A Praise and Worship Night with Candlelight Choir 

This event is coordinated by the Co-Directors of Candlelight Choir in conjunction with Creighton Campus Ministry and St. John’s Parish Music Ministry.

St. John’s Church

Friday, September 13, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Academic Service-Learning Essentials

For Faculty Members. This event provides professional development for faculty to integrate justice education into their teaching.

V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center, Room 105


 2 – 5 p.m.

Business, Faith and Common Good Symposium

The Business, Faith and the Common Good Symposium is an annual fall event which brings academics and practitioners to Creighton’s campus to speak about how faith impacts their business, how business contributes to the common good, or whose vision of the common good is inspired by faith (or all three).

More information and the speaker line-up can be found at businessfaithcommongood.wordpress.com/2019-bfcg-symposium/.

Mike and Josie Harper Center, Room 3023

Alumni Book Club

Join the Creighton Alumni Book Club, a free program for those bookish Bluejays among you. 

The second book in our series will be “Tattoo’s on the Heart” by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, noted author and the charismatic founder of Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. In “Tattoos on the Heart” Fr. Boyle has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.

How it works: The  book club will connect alumni and friends through an online forum, where they can network and discuss the current book. It’s free to join. All you need is a copy of the book. Book club picks will run the gamut, encompassing novels, nonfiction, books on personal growth, history and current events. The book club will read one book every two months.

Sign up today at: www.pbc.guru/creighton/.


School of Law Poverty Law Moderated Discussions

This Fall, the School of Law will host a moderated discussion on the role of Poverty Law in Jesuit legal education and the formation of professionals for the legal profession. Attendees are invited to read the article Poverty Law: Teaching Law Students to Comfort the Troubled and Trouble The Comfortable: An Essay on the Place of Poverty Law in the Law School Curriculum, which will frame the discussion.

Look for more information on the lecture dates and times in Creighton Today


September 9-13

MAGIS: How Do You Live Out Mission Week?

Interactive Art Display in the Skutt Student Center Gallery

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the 2019 theme “Imagine Our Magis” mean?

Magis - Literally translated “more.” This is the challenge to strive for excellence.

St. Ignatius asked us to use our imagination in prayer.  Through the Spiritual Exercises, we are encouraged to find ourselves within the Gospels.  As a university community, we are asking people to intentionally use our imaginations to reflect on what our communal Magis may be.  As a community, what are we hoping to do to advance our pursuit of excellence?  Mission Week 2019 is an intentional time for us to call this question of one another and to start the academic year along a collective path of living our mission through active engagement.
 

What is imaginative prayer?

For more on Imaginative Prayer, visit ignatianspirituality.com.

View Examen and Contemplative prayer videos from Creighton Magazine (2015).
 

What are the dates?

September 9-13, 2019
 

I’m not Catholic, how does this apply to me?

“Members of the Creighton community are challenged to reflect on transcendent values, including their relationship with God, in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief and religious worship.”Creighton’s mission statement reflects on our community’s strength through inclusion.Mission Week is a time to celebrate and intentionally reflect on the Creighton University Mission and how each one of us plays a role living it out on a daily basis.
 

How do I submit an event to be included in the week’s calendar?

Fill out the form to submit an event to the committee for consideration.
 

Who should I contact with questions?

MicheleBogard [at] creighton [dot] edu (subject: Mission%20Week) (Michele Bogard) and ToddDarnold [at] creighton [dot] edu (subject: Mission%20Week) (Todd Darnold)

Planning Team

Michele Bogard, PhD
Co-chair, Student Life

Eileen Burke-Sullivan, STD
Mission and Ministry

Todd Darnold, PhD
Co-chair, Heider College of Business

Michael Franco
Student Co-chair

Kyle Lierk
Mission and Ministry

Paul McGreal, JD
School of Law

Susan Naatz
Mission and Ministry

Angie Ngo
Student Co-chair

Judy Pritza
Alumni and Donor Engagement

Ken Reed-Bouley
Mission and Ministry

Beth Stinebrink
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