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Annual Special Events

Welcome Week Mass

After move-in days, Creighton welcomes a new class of students with the annual Welcome Week Mass for the students and their families.

Baccalaureate Mass

Graduates and their guests as well as campus faculty and staff celebrate Mass the day before Creighton commencement.

Red Mass

Red Mass is celebrated in cities across the nation to initiate the opening of the fall term of the courts. The name of the Mass is derived from the red vestments worn by the priests, to signify the fire of the Holy Spirit, and by the scarlet robes worn then by judges and doctors of Law.

Founders Week Mass

Founders Week, celebrating the lives and vision of Creighton’s founders, commences each year with the Founder’s Week Mass.

Feast of St. Francis

An annual celebration with St. Francis and a re-commitment to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls for urgent action on climate change.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

A long-standing tradition in Catholic and Jesuit high schools and universities to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year.

Interfaith Prayer Service

A cornerstone during Creighton Founders Week, this service tradition brings together students, faculty and staff from many faith traditions in an inspiring celebration of the diversity of religious cultures.

St. Ignatius Day

Creighton celebrates St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, at a Mass with special blessings.