Please join Mission and Ministry for a WEEK of fun-filled events! We invite the entire community to participate in “Jesuit Identity Week, Mission: POSSIBLE.” Click the link,, sign up, show up, and get LOTS of FREE stuff!

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Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, 2024 

Stop by second floor of The DeNaples Center, Fireside Lounge, between 11:00 AM and 2 PM to hear about the events happening throughout the week, some sweet treats and interactive activities.

If you have any special intentions, fill out a prayer card and place it in the prayer box. What are the principles, values or morals that guide your life? Write them down a on a flag. Each flag will be strung together to become a banner. The banner will be hung and the prayer box moved to the Outdoor Mass where your intentions will be remembered.

On Tuesday, our very own 'Children of Eden' will be helping with the kickoff.  Stop by and meet the cast!

Spirituality Luncheon

This event is specifically for faculty, professionals and staff.

A Spirituality Luncheon will begin at noon for faculty and staff. Dr. Dan Cossachi, Vice President for Mission and Ministry will be presenting "Pope Francis's Great Americans." Please join us for lunch and fellowship in The Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 509.

We Care Meal Program

The We Care Meal Program is sponsored by The Center for Service and Social Justice. Meals are prepared and delivered weekly on Wednesday from 9:00 to noon at The Arrupe House on the corner of Clay Avenue and Mulberry Street. If you are interested in signing on for this event beyond Jesuit Identity Week, click this link, If you have additional questions, please contact Lorena Pacheco at

Speed Faithing ± *

Please stop by The DeNaples Patio between 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM to learn about a variety of faith traditions within The University and the Scranton community. There will be worship leaders from Baha'l, Byzantine Catholic, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism to answer all your questions.

Arrupe Award ± *

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., has been hailed by The National Catholic Reporter as “one of the country’s most prominent and respected theologians.” Johnson has served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and is "one of its most well known members." The New York Times has described Johnson as "a highly respected theologian whose books are widely used in theology classes." She is internationally known for her work in systematic, feminist, and ecological theology. In her 11 books and numerous articles, she has offered groundbreaking perspectives on traditional Catholic thought. As a scholar and educator, she has worked tirelessly to bring about a world more in accord with Jesus’ vision of the reign of God.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of seven children, she joined the Sisters of Saint Joseph in the late 1950's. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Brentwood College and a master’s degree at Manhattan College in 1964, she taught science and religion to elementary and high school students. Empowered by the Second Vatican Council, over the next two decades, she helped usher in a broader range of possibilities for Catholic religious and lay women. In 1981, she became the first woman to earn a doctorate in theology at the Catholic University of America, where she taught for a decade.

Dunkin Cruiser

Start Your Day Off Right... and stop by The Dunkin Cruiser’. It will be at the flagpole from 7:30 to 10:30 AM.

How We Set The World On Fire ± *

Join us Thursday, April 17th at 11:30 AM in The Denaples Ballroom for “How We Set The World On Fire.” Enjoy a FREE lunch on us while our alumni share their experiences with vocation, service, and education! Our Special Guest MC, ERIC PANICCO, nSJ, will discuss with three young alums how their Jesuit Education has made a difference in their lives, Matt Simms ’23, Marino Angeloni ’22 and, Victoria Gazzillo ’19.

Mass with Marina *

Start your weekend off with Mass with Marina!

Walk In Our Common Home ± *

Do you know Pope Francis sent YOU a letter? Do you want to know what it says?

Find out on our “Walk in our Common Home.” Listen to our students has they explain the seven pillars of Laudato Si', Laudate Deum and The University's efforts in becoming a Laudato Si' University.

The walk will begin at Madonna Della Strada Chapel at 11 AM where you will receive a FREE gift. We will walk throughout campus, stop at seven locations, and end in The Rose Garden. Enjoy FREE ice cream, a FREE gift, and FREE time to reflect.

Outdoor Mass

Let’s join as a community and examine the week as we gather for an Outdoor Mass on the Dionne Green. It begins at 4:30 PM with Father Toole presiding. Bring a blanket or towel, sit back, relax and listen.

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