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All the events of Ignatian Heritage Week 2021 (IHW) will be virtual this year except for Masses. Each day we focus on one of the four preferences. Click on the link above to register for the events described below by day.

Schedule of Events for Ignatian Heritage Week
   Expand the days below to find more information on these events and the UAP of the day.

Register for daily emails on UAP for the week by clicking here and providing your email address

Attend daily Mass at 12:05 in St. Francis Chapel in person. Masks and appropriate physical distancing required. 

Join a UAP Scavenger Hunt Team. Staff Council has designed a fun, competitive way of engaging the UAP. Teams of three people will gather and submit evidence of engaging a series of objects in their office, at their homes, or on campus in response to a prompt. Prizes will be drawn and awarded on Friday, February 5.  

Complete a Gratitude and Advocacy Project. Students in JCU's chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu will provide several projects to express gratitude to faculty and staff who have accompanied them in meaningful ways and/or advocacy projects in solidarity with those who are excluded or on the margins. Click here to learn more.


6:00 PM with presider, Fr. Tom Pipp, S.J.
9:00 PM with presider, Fr. Karl Kiser, S.J.  


Celebrate Sunday Mass (in person or virtually) and learn about the Four UAP of the Jesuits and how you  can engage in them this week and this year.



Sunday: Introducing the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP) of the Society of Jesus


From the Jesuit's Homepage: 


“The Universal Apostolic Preferences are a call to conversion. They are an invitation to rethink how we live, how we work and how we relate to the people we serve.”

With those words, Fr. General Arturo Sosa took the floor at the Discernment and Leadership meeting in Rome, Italy. Before a group of 50 leaders of Jesuits ministries across the world, both Jesuits and lay colleagues, Fr. General explained his vision for the “Universal Apostolic Preferences” and how they will guide the Society of Jesus.

The UAPs, a mission from Pope Francis released to the Society of Jesus almost two months ago, set forth a series of Preferences that Jesuits are supposed to use in their prayer and discernment on mission for the next 10 years. However, Fr. Sosa was adamant about not seeing the UAPs as a playbook or checklist of ministries and activities that are in fashion, but rather as an accent or tone that affects ALL Jesuits and Jesuit collaborators no matter in what ministry they may currently be involved.  This week will learn about each of the four UAP: Promoting discernment and the Spiritual Exercises, Walking with the excluded, Journeying with young people, and Caring for our Common Home.


Andrew Cera, S.J. and Fr. Tom Pipp, S.J.
JCU Ignatian Spirituality Institute

3:00 PM Faculty and Staff Information Session
7:00 PM Student Information Session
Register for links.


Learn how Ignatian spirituality offers a pathway for all seekers to reflect on their everyday lives and use their gifts to to help others and promote the common good.

For students, staff, and faculty.

4:00 PM  Register for link to join this live broadcast.

We are called to accompany those who are excluded and marginalized in a ministry of reconciliation and justice. This annual event celebrates those students, staff, and faculty who embody this spirit in and through their service. 

We honor: Kathryn Zoller (sophomore), Caitlin Drake (Junior), Salomon Rodezno (staff), and Dr. Mark Waner (faculty). 


Dr. Adam Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology, Xavier University

7 PM Via Zoom. Register for link.

Dr. Clark reflects on how St. Ignatius and Dr. King can help us think about and respond to today’s pressing challenges, especially those around racism.  Join us for what will be a national event with colleagues from across the AJCU network.

Picture of Dr. Adam Clark, speaker

Annual Update on John Carroll’s Fair Trade and Sustainability Efforts
JCU Sustainability Committee

12:30 PM via Zoom. Register for link.

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si challenges us to consider our use of natural resources, the impact of global warming especially on those who are poor, and sustainable options for the future. Come learn about our current and future efforts at JCU as Sustainability Chair, Jeff Your hosts a panel of staff, faculty, and students involved in campus sustainability and fair trade effort.

Student Gratitude and Advocacy Project
Alpha Sigma Nu

7 PM via Zoom. Register for link.

Alpha Sigma Nu is a national Jesuit Honor Society. All students are invited to join the JCU chapter as we write letters of gratitude to faculty and staff and engage in advocacy projects around the UAP. Digital and print materials will be made available to students along with options for different projects.

UAP Scavenger Hunt
JCU Staff Council

Groups of three to five people will compete throughout the week to identify and share mission-based items related to the UAP. Have one person register the team by clicking here. The Hunt begins on Monday and ends Thursday. Prizes will be drawn on Friday at 12:30 during virtual gathering of participants. 


The Mission and Advocacy Committee of Staff Council, in partnership with the Office of University Mission and Identity, is excited to present the 3rd Annual Walk the Talk: An interactive, collaborative scavenger hunt engaging our campus community with Ignatian Spirituality and the UAP.

The team captain should register a team of three to five people by clicking here. Extra points awarded for teams that consist of at least 1 staff, 1 faculty, and 1 student.

Instructions will be sent to team leaders on Monday, February 1st and the activity will be open until 5pm on Thursday, Feb 4th. There are 9 items, with two opportunities to earn extra bonus points. Everything you need to know will be in the instructions!

Awards will be given for:

*First team to submit all the items including the 2 bonus items

*Most creative bonus item


The Award Ceremony will take place over Zoom on Friday, February 5 at 12:30 PM. Register for IHW for the link.  All are invited, whether you were on a team or not!