Loyola University Chicago

Mission & Identity

Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola


Every July we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola with several events across our Loyola campuses. This is an ideal opportunity for the Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Health System communities to come together in support of our shared Jesuit educational and healthcare missions. We are excited to share this year’s Feast Day events spanning all of our Chicago campuses. 

Loyola faculty and staff members are invited to join colleagues to serve at the following service sites:

Tuesday, July 18: Misericordia, Heart of Mercy
A community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities. Registration is open through Friday, July 14.

Friday, July 21: Saint Ita Catholic Church and St. Thomas of Canterbury School
Volunteers will assist this Edgewater parish and school with a number of capital projects. Registration is open through Friday, July 14.

Saturday, July 29: Partner organizations in Maywood
Volunteers will work alongside several partner organizations in Maywood including Maywood Fine Arts, Quinn Community Center, St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Housing Forward, Catholic Charities, St. Mary of Celle, and Proviso Partners for Health Giving Garden to assist in the preparations for a new year. Registration is open through Friday, July 28.

Register for Ignatian Service Days.

The 2016 Ignatian Service Days summary report is available here‌. View photos from Ignatian Service Days 201320142015, and 2016. If you have any questions about service opportunities, please contact missionandidentity@luc.edu or 773.508.7431.

On Friday, July 28, we will celebrate Saint Ignatius with a variety of events. All faculty, staff, and retirees are welcome. The event schedule is as follows:

Lake Shore Campus
Mass, 11 a.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
If interested in singing in the choir, please contact Steven Betancourt. Rehearsal will begin at 10 a.m. on July 28 in the Madonna della Strada Chapel.

Picnic, Noon
West Quad and Damen Student Center
Shuttle service will run from the Health Sciences and Water Tower campuses. Please e-mail Human Resources by Thursday, July 27, to reserve your spot. Faculty and staff will be required to show their employee ID badges at the picnic.

Health Sciences Campus
Interfaith Prayer Service, 9 a.m.
Center for Translational Research and Education Auditorium

Gottlieb Prayer Service, noon
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Chapel

Cooking Contest, noon
Cuneo Center Atrium
Register here to bring a dish.

A donation drive is also underway across our campuses. Food and toiletries are being collected for the St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry and donated school supplies will benefit the children living at the Corner Stone Outreach Shelter in Uptown. The deadline to donate is Thursday, July 20. For further information please contact Chris Murphy.

Drop-off locations include:

  • Campus Card Office, Sullivan Center, Room 197, Lake Shore Campus
  • The Graduate School, Granada Center, Room 400, Lake Shore Campus
  • Campus Card Office, Corboy Law Center, Lobby, Water Tower Campus
  • Health Sciences University Ministry, Cuneo Center, Room 270, Health Sciences Campus

Items Needed:
St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry
Canned soups and stews
Microwaveable meals
Peanut butter
Instant coffee or teabags
Creamer, sweetener
Crackers or cookies
Soap and shampoo
Toilet paper/tissues
Canned corn/vegetables
Canned fruit/fruit cups
Ham (SPAM) or tuna

Corner Stone Outreach Shelter
This collection is co-sponsored by The Office of Mission and Identity and Graduate School Outreach Services.
Pack of college-ruled paper
Two pocket folders (durable)
Spiral notebooks/composition books
Pack of pens
Pack of pencils
Highlighters (yellow)
Pack of color pencils
Box of crayons
Washable markers
Glue sticks