“Love ought to be put more in deeds than in words.”
–Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises

Dear Loyola Community,

You are cordially invited to attend two events this summer to engage the mission of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and honor his Feast Day of July 31.

Ignatian Service Project: Friday, July 26
Loyola staff, faculty, and retirees will volunteer at Misericordia in Rogers Park and at Catholic Charities Early Childhood Development Centers, located throughout the south and west side of Chicago, on Friday, July 26. Full details on the service projects, departure times, and transportation are available now at the registration page. To learn more, or to register, click here. Registration for individuals or small groups is open through Friday, July 19.

The University will also conduct an on-campus supply drive in the weeks leading up to Service Day. Collection boxes will be available at all campuses to gather materials for Catholic Charities Early Childhood Development Centers. For donation information, click here.

Mass and Picnic: Wednesday, July 31
On Wednesday, July 31, the University will celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola with a Mass in Madonna della Strada Chapel at 11 a.m. and our annual picnic on the East Quad at 12:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For those interested in singing in the choir at Mass, please contact Steven Betancourt at sbetancourt@luc.edu. Rehearsal will begin at 10 a.m. on July 31 in the Madonna della Strada Chapel.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact missionandidentity@luc.edu or 773.508.7431.


Thomas M. Kelly
Senior Vice President for Administrative Services
Chief Human Resources Officer

John Hardt
Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity