As a Jesuit Catholic university, John Carroll will forever be committed to learning, leadership, and service.

Ignatian Heritage Week is a series of events designed to celebrate our heritage and our tradition of serving others.

January 26 – January 31, 2014

Sunday January 26

  • 9:00 p.m. – “Celebrating Students, Living the Mission” Mass at Gesu Church - Presider Rev. Jayme Stayer, S.J., Assistant Professor, English Department. Dessert reception following the Mass @ 10:15 p.m. in Schott Dining Hall compliments of JCU Dining.

Monday, January 27 – Friday, January 31

  • Student organizations will be recognized in the Atrium for 2013 accomplishments. An “I ❤ Jesuits” montage will be playing in the atrium throughout the week showcasing John Carroll Community members telling what ‘Living the Jesuit Mission’ means to them.

Tuesday, January 28

  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch included with “Music, Prayer and Word in the Ignatian Tradition”: Program begins at 12:15 p.m. RSVP to Mary Beth Brooks at or ext. 4558. Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room
  • 4:00 p.m. “Celebration of Service Award Ceremony”: Curtis W. Miles Faculty Community Service Award, The Staff and Administration Service Award and the George B. Sweeney Campion Award (Student Service Awards): Dolan Science Center Atrium

Wednesday, January 29

  • 12:00 p.m. Ignatian Heritage Week Keynote Speaker, Rev. Thomas Lucas, S.J.,Professor of Art, Seattle University, “The Society of Jesus Restored. The Reestablishment of the Jesuits in 1814” – LSC Conference Room – Lunch is included: RSVP to Mary Beth Brooks at or ext. 4558.
  • 7:00 p.m. “Spotlight on Jesuit Basketball” – Men’s Varsity Basketball Game vs. Mount Union University, DeCarlo Varsity Gym. Half time: honoring fall 2013 student athletes and coaches.

Thursday, January 30

  • 12:00 p.m. – Learn about our newest Jesuit saint, St. Peter Favre in “Why Ignatius Loved Peter Favre and Why You Should Too.” Fr. Martin Connell, S.J. – Assistant Professor of Education & Allied Studies, Rector of the Jesuit Community, O’Dea Room – Brown Bag – refreshments/desserts will be available.
  • 7:30 pm – Rev. Thomas Lucas, SJ – Professor of Art, Seattle University, “The Society of Jesus Restored. The Reestablishment of the Jesuits in 1814”. LSC Conference Room – sponsored by The Institute of Catholic Studies

Friday, January 31

  • 12:05 p.m. Closing Liturgy, St. Francis Chapel. Presider , Rev. Jayme Stayer, SJ, Assistant Professor, English Department.