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Events and Ministry

Finding God in All Things

The Office of Student Life and Ministry offers many opportunities for the larger Loyola community -- from students and faculty/staff to alumni, parents and the larger New Orleans community. We offer programs, speakers, retreats and service opportunities. We offer the sacraments and opportunities to learn more of the Jesuit/Catholic mission of our school. In the holistic view of Ignatius, Student Life and Ministry offers events and programs that stimulate the intellect, soothe the spirit and energize the body.

Events

Spring Semester

  • Martin Luther King Week for Peace: January 2019
  • Ash Wednesday: March 6, 2019
  • Lenten Series: TBD
  • Mass and Pancakes: May 5, 2019
  • Baccalaureate Mass: May 10, 2019

Law

  • Mass with Archbishop Aymond
  • Peanut Butter and Prayer
  • Surviving the Stress of Law School as a Couple
  • Red Mass
  • An Evening with Archbishop Aymond
  • Law Graduation Mass: May 9, 2019

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Programs

The ideals and values of our Christian, Catholic and Jesuit traditions commission us to offer a welcoming environment and supportive services to all members of the University community.

FaithActs

FaithActs is a program for rising Catholic high school juniors and seniors to step outside the classroom and gather at Loyola University New Orleans for an exciting summer institute focusing on the earth and the role we play as Catholics. The Institute utilizes a dynamic, transformative process that includes:

  • immersion experiences in local wetlands and neighborhoods
  • social analysis
  • theological reflection
  • play/ exercise
  • personal and group spiritual reflection
  • community service

Faith Acts invites students to think theologically and explore answers to questions such as:

  • What is happening to the Earth?
  • What is God's will with and for us?
  • What am I called to create?

We invite you to share in the great work of strengthening your faith, exploring your true self, asking big questions, and leading the future!

Daily schedule at a glance

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Prayer
  • Service immersion
  • Lunch & Break
  • Afternoon instruction and reflection on theology and ecology
  • Small Group processing and reflection
  • Spiritual formation/Ignatian reflection
  • Dinner
  • Service Activity/Excursion or Evening programming
  • Evening Prayer and Journaling
  • Lights Out

Sample Activities Include:

  • Exploring the theology of Creation, Sustainability, Missionary Discipleship, Catholic Social Teaching, and Ignatian Spirituality with Loyola University faculty
  • Sharing faith in small group conversations led by Loyola student mentors
  • Reflecting on what God is calling them to do with their lives
  • Study the ethical demands of justice to ensure for all members of the Earth community the conditions required for their flourishing
  • Engage in theological and ecological dialogue with peers, Loyola student mentors and Loyola faculty
  • Celebrating the liturgy and reflecting through prayer
  • Connect their faith to social justice by finding God at in all things
  • Exploring the Bayou Coquille trail at Jean Lafitte National Park
  • Understand the ecological impact of Mardi Gras and visit the bead recycling center, ARC of Greater New Orleans Center
  • Discover how to create and care for sustainable gardens through meaningful service learning and working with the Edible Schoolyard Garden