Holy Cross Celebrates ‘Jesuits and Colleagues at Work’

Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has been faithful to its Jesuit tradition and character. Reflecting on this rich history, the Mission and Identity Committee is honoring the impact Jesuits have had on the College with a yearlong series of events based on the theme “Jesuits and Colleagues at Work.”

“The committee wanted a theme that would explore how collaboration in the apostolate between faculty, staff, administration, and students has carried out and furthered the values and mission of Ignatian education at Holy Cross,” says committee member Jesuit Father Gregory Lynch, who also serves as assistant chaplain and director of service and social justice. “The idea of ‘Jesuits and Colleagues at Work’ will address several areas that speak to the shared ministry that has been a pivotal part of our mission.”

Guest lectures, liturgies, discussions and concerts will draw upon the Jesuit influence that pervades every aspect of campus.

“By inviting various speakers and holding a multitude of events, the committee hopes the community will be inspired to a greater appreciation of Holy Cross’ Jesuit roots and a reaffirmation of the College’s Jesuit identity,” Fr. Lynch says.

The events for the fall semester, which are free and open to the public, follow.

Oct. 20
4:30 p.m., Rehm Library
Lecture: “Learning From and Working With Jesuits”

Charles S. (Chick) Weiss, longtime faculty member and chair of the Board of Nativity School of Worcester, will speak on lay-Jesuit collaboration and how he has come to understand his role in the sharing of this responsibility. Weiss, a member of the department of psychology since 1975, is the director of the Office of Grants and Corporate and Foundation Giving at Holy Cross.

Oct. 23
7 p.m., Mary Chapel
World Mission Sunday Mass

An opportunity to learn more about the Church’s missionary activity, with Jesuit guest homilist from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

Nov. 17
4:30 p.m., Rehm Library
Lecture: “Navigating Culture and Faith as Lawyers”

Greg Kalscheur, S.J., will discuss how undergraduates who are interested in the legal profession might navigate culture and faith as lawyers. Kalscheur is an associate professor at Boston College Law School.

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