Loyola University Chicago

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Service Days and Feast Day Celebration

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. 


You are invited to join colleagues and serve at one of the following service sites. Please register by Wednesday, July 18.

  • Friday, July 27: Loyolans from the Water Tower and Lake Shore campuses will host service opportunities at three different locations. The Well of Mercy, in West Rogers Park supports single mothers and their children. The House of the Good Shepherd and Madonna House in Lakeview support homeless families and those overcoming domestic violence. Sarah's Circle in Uptown serves homeless and at-risk women.
  • Saturday, August 4: The Health Sciences Campus will host a shared day of service for Loyola University and Loyola University Health System in the Maywood and Berwyn communities. Volunteers work closely with Maywood Fine Arts, Housing Forward, Catholic Charities, and St. Mary of Celle, St. Eulalia Catholic Church, and Quinn Community Center, ENRICH Garden, and the Proviso Partners for Health Giving Garden.

Tuesday, July 31st the University’s celebration of the Feast of St Ignatius will begin with a Mass on the Lakeshore Campus at 11:00 am followed by a picnic.

The Health Sciences Campus there will be an interfaith prayer service and lunch on July 27 in the SSOM atrium (2nd floor) at noon. Mass will also be celebrated in the LUMC Galvin Chapel on Tuesday, July 31 at noon for those unable to travel to Lakeshore Campus for the main University celebration.

Ignatian Service Days will be collecting art and school supplies for The Well of Mercy and Madonna House. These agencies support women and their children in working towards stability for these families. Needed donations and drop-off locations are: