Faith & Service
Faith & Service
At Marquette High, the faith development of all students is encouraged and guided through a program of individual and group activities - academic and experiential. As a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition, Ignatian Spirituality, a spirituality for everyday life, guides students in their faith development.
Our theology curriculum, a dynamic retreat program, expansive community service opportunities, sacramental life and prayer groups also help shape the faith experience of students.
Year of Mercy
December 8, 2015–November 20, 2016
Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This Holy Year of Mercy began December 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. It will close November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. This year’s motto is “Merciful Like the Father.”
Sometimes, when we think of the word mercy, we picture someone throwing themselves on their knees before a cruel villain, pleading to be spared some punishment. This is not our understanding of God’s mercy. We do not ask for God’s mercy because we are afraid of incurring his wrath as punishment for our sins. Rather, when we call on God to have mercy, we are calling on God in the only way we know him—as one who responds with compassion to those in need. When we show mercy to others, we are responding as God responds, with compassion. (Courtesy of Loyola Press)
United State Conference of Catholic Bishops offers information on the Year of Mercy.