Faith in Action
As a Jesuit institution, we believe that the cultivation of a deep, personal faith is integral to the formation of young men who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world. For the 2023-2024 school year, we have adopted the spiritual theme "Generous In Deed. Generous Indeed."
The Role of Faith in Our Community
Faith isn't just a subject we teach; it's the essence of our school's identity. Our commitment to faith:
- Shapes our Curriculum: Beyond religious studies, the principles of faith permeate every subject we teach, helping students see the world through a lens of compassion, justice, and understanding.
- Guides our Interactions: Our community thrives on mutual respect, understanding, and the shared values derived from our faith.
- Fosters Personal Growth: Through reflection, prayer, and spiritual guidance, students discover their unique relationship with God and the purpose He has set for them.
Service: Faith in Action
True faith calls for action. At MUHS, service is the tangible expression of our faith. By serving others, our students:
- Develop Empathy: Engaging in service helps students understand the challenges faced by many in our community and instills a sense of responsibility to help.
- Experience Personal Growth: Through service, students often discover talents and passions they never knew they had, leading them to future paths and vocations.
- Strengthen Community Ties: Serving side by side, students, faculty, and families come together, strengthening the bonds within our MUHS community and the broader world.
Opportunities for Service
MUHS offers numerous service opportunities, both within Milwaukee and beyond. From local volunteer work to international mission trips, our students have the chance to make a meaningful impact in various settings.
Join Us in Faith and Service
At MUHS, faith and service are more than just words. They are a way of life, a commitment to a higher purpose, and a promise to use our gifts to better the world around us. We invite you to join us in this mission, to grow in faith, and to serve those in need.
Faith Life at Marquette High
Seniors take turns leading the student body each day in morning prayer.
St. Ignatius believed that he received a gift from God that not only enriched his own Christian life but was meant to be shared with others. The gift was a "method," a way to seek and find God in all things and to gain the freedom to let God's will be done on earth. This way of praying allowed Ignatius to discover the voice of God within his own heart and to experience a growth in familiarity with God's will. Jesuits call this prayer their daily examen of consciousness.
At midday, students, faculty and staff, stop to pray the examen. This is a prayer where we try to find the movement of the Spirit in our daily lives as we reflect on our day. Through this method of praying students can grow in a sense of self and the Source of self, and become more sensitive to their own spirit with its longings, its powers, its Source. They will develop an openness to receive the supports that God offers.
Students may attend morning liturgy (7:20 a.m. daily) or Thursday afternoon liturgies. All students are required to attend All-School liturgies, which include the traditional Jesuit Mass of the Holy Spirit and special Church holidays.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at the beginning of the school year, during Advent and Lent, as part of Marquette High's retreat program and upon request in the Pastoral Center.
Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve.
To give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to ask for the rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward,
save that of the knowledge that
I am doing your will. Amen.
St. Ignatius Loyola