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February 10-16 Announcements

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

This Week's Spirituality Tip
Do something nice for someone, with no expectations of anything in return. Acts from the heart can work magic on your outlook on life.

Campus Ministry Focus Groups
Sunday, February 10, after 9pm mass, Multifaith Sanctuary
Campus Ministry wants to hear from you! We are in the process of clarifying the values that guide Campus Ministry at SCU and would love to have student input in this discernment.  Students are invited to attend a focus groups on this Sunday after 9pm mass in Multifaith to share your valuable feedback.

Mardi Gras Celebration
Tuesday, February 12, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Campus Ministry
Join Campus Ministry in celebrating Mardi Gras at our annual open house. We will have a pancake bar with toppings and fruit, coffee and tea... and of course, beads! No rsvp needed.

Christians in Action Small Group
Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Campus Ministry
How does being Christian impact our understanding of world events and social justice? How does our faith call us respond to the suffering of others due to hunger, poverty and injustice? The Christians in Action small group will study various social justice issues and reflect on different ways we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world today.
Contact: Laura Snowden at

Bible Study
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Ministry
This Bible study includes Christians from numerous denominations and is a perfect place for anyone who has been participating in Bible studies for years or who wants to study the Bible for the first time! Come enjoy snacks, create new friendships, a time of prayer, and a time to study God's word more deeply!

Simple Meals
Friday, February 15, 12 p.m., Campus Ministry
Bring your simple lunch to Campus Ministry, discuss your faith journey, and learn something new. We will be using art as a tool for prayer. Look for the simple lunch highlight in Benson.

Want to lead the Search Retreat?
Applications are due this Wednesday, February 13
If you have attended the Search retreat, you can apply to be on the Spring 2013 Search Crew. Leaders on the Search Crew work together in Winter and Spring quarter to build community together and prepare an amazing retreat experience for their peers on the May retreat. Contact Julia Claire Landry or Emily Campi to find out more.
To apply, visit

Lent begins this Wednesday with Ash Wednesday Liturgies
Wednesday, February 13 to Saturday, March 30
Lent begins this Wednesday starting with Ash Wednesday Liturgies, February 13, which take place at noon, 4, 6 and 9 p.m.
Please be sure to pick up a Lenten brochure in Campus Ministry or from your Resident Minister. For a complete listing events, go to

CRS Rice Bowl
Wednesday, February 13 to Saturday, March 30
During Lent, add money to your rice bowl to benefit the work of Catholic Relief Services in developing countries, as well as the Diocese of San Jose. Pick up a rice bowl in Campus Ministry.

Thought of the day
Informed by the work of Catholic Relief Services, each day of Lent we will be sending out some food for thought over Facebook ( and Flocknote ( Be sure to sign up for Flocknote or like us on Facebook if you’re interested in these daily morsels.

Revised Liturgy Schedule for Presidents’ Day Weekend
On Sunday Feb. 17th, there will be only the 10am and 9pm liturgies, no 6pm. The full schedule resumes on Feb. 24.

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