Together in the Spirit: Founder's Week 2021

Monday February 1st - Friday February 5th

Monday February 1st

Interfaith Forum (Student Event), 8:00 p.m., Africa Room

Students will join in socially distanced roundtable discussions on how our university mission calls us to be in dialogue with one another about our varied faith backgrounds

In collaboration with the Student Interfaith Organization

RSVP to the Inferfaith Forum

Tuesday February 2nd

Mass for the Feast of Francis Libermann, noon, Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Our noon Liturgy will be in celebration of the feast of Spiritan founder Francis Libermann. This even will be open to attend or view via live stream

Mass for the Feast of Francis Libermann Iivestream

Virtual Vespers, 4:30 p.m., Virtual Event

Traditionally, we close Founders Week with Vespers. This year we will be offering them virtually so that all those working on campus and from home can participate

Vespers Iivestream

A Light in the Darkness: Candlemas Celebration, 6 p.m. Academic Walk near Bayer Hall

It is far too easy to see the darkness and despair today in our culture. We are called in these times to be beacons of hope, a light in the darkness. Join us as we offer our intentions for how we will each be a light in the darkness. In many Christian traditions including Roman Catholic, February 2nd is Candlemas. It is the celebration of light as our days are still very short in this part of the world. Join us as we offer our intentions for 2021 on how we will each be a light in the darkness and place candles on Academic walk. If you are unable to be on campus, please email your intentions to Luci-Jo at and we will write down your prayer or intention and place a candle for you.

RSVP to A Light in the Darkness: Candlemas Celebration

Wednesday February 3rd

Founders Week Luncheon, Noon via Zoom

Dr. Joe DeCrosta Executive Director and Senior Officer for the Center for Global Engagement, will be sharing his experiences on how the pandemic allowed him the time and space to connect on a deeper level with his spirituality. Those on campus are welcome to register to pick up a meal to go to eat in their offices while participating in the luncheon!

RSVP to Founders Week Luncheon

Thursday February 4th 

(SOLD OUT) Movie Night! Making the Most of Being (stuck) Together!

For many of us the pandemic has brought a LOT of togetherness with family or those with whom we live. While we miss the company of others, it is also important to try to make the most of our time together. To that end, we will be sponsoring a Movie Night of sorts. Students will be able to sign up for movie snack packs for themselves and their roommates or housemates to be picked up on Wednesday for commuter students or Thursday for campus residents. Post a photo of you and your roommates/housemates enjoying your movie snacks and you'll be entered to win a raffle for $100 in Amazon gift cards! If you are interested in placing a snack order for you and those you live with, just email Luci-Jo at

Friday February 5th

Moveable Feast, 2nd and 3rd Floors of the Student Union, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

We will be offering fun snacks spread throughout the Union Concourse and Atrium to celebrate the closing of Founders Week! There will be a few games as well and some great prizes!

RSVP to Moveable Feast