Founders Week events set for Sept. 23-Oct. 1

Founders Week celebrates both Catherine McAuley and St. Ignatius of Loyola with a number of special events set beginning Friday, Sept. 23 and running through Saturday, Oct. 1.

Highlights include a fashion walk, book study, “Take Back the Night” march across the McNichols Campus, a service day, Homecoming Mass and more. Some events require registration.

Founders Week also celebrates the approval from Rome of the organizations of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola on Sept. 27, 1540.

Check out the full list of events to help celebrate Founders Week:

  • Friday, Sept. 23 — Detroit Community Book Read
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 — Walk the Avenue of Fashion
  • Sunday, Sept. 25 — Student Mass (9 p.m.)
  • Monday, Sept. 26 — Ignatian Examen (Holy Spirit Chapel in Student Union, 10 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 — Mass and Pizza (Commerce & Finance Building, Room 233, 12:45 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 — “Care of Creation in a Throw-Away Culture” (Chemistry Building, Room 114, 12-1 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 — What’s the Tea? with University Ministry
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 — Take Back the Night (Student Union Pavilion, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, Sept. 30 — Service Day (Pope Francis Center, All day)
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 — Tea and Tapas (Student Union Ballroom, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 — Mass (St. Ignatius Chapel, 4 p.m.)

Founders Week events.

A graphic for Founders Week. Includes the URL www.udmercy.edu/life/ministry/founders-week, "Sisters of Mercy," "Society of Jesus" and the logos for both institutions.