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  •  April 13 to April 19

    Monday, Apr. 13, 2015

    Just show up:

    Ecumenical Bible Study

    Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30, Campus Ministry

    Join us as we begin a Quarter-long Sutdy of the Book of Acts. Bibles and snacks provided! All are welcome. For more information contact Rev. Laura Brekke or Hope Titus.

    Zen Mindfulness Meditation
    Wednesdays during weeks 1-10, 5:15-6:10 p.m., Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph Hall
    Take a moment to meditate with others and learn about Zen sitting meditation. No experience is required. Come as you can; leave when you must.


    Wednesday April 15, 8 p.m., MultiFaith Sanctuary (St. Joseph’s hall)

    Exalt Eucharistic Adoration is a great way to praise and adore the Blessed Sacrament.  There will be praise and worship music, witness talk, and quiet time for prayer and reflection in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  All are welcome.  Questions? Contact Ana Fuentes or Charlotte Coe.

    Interfaith Dinner Discussion

    Thursday, April 16, 6-7 Campus Ministry Large Conference Room

    Come join us for an interreligious discussion on the afterlife, with guest Catherine Wolff of Stanford University.  Dinner will be served!  Email Jonathan Homrighausen ( or Rev. Laure Brekke ( with any questions.

    Misa en Español

    Thursday, April 16, 8-9 p.m., Mission Church

    Come celebrate Easter with our Spanish mass.  Special Easter Music will be sung and of course there will be mexican food and drink after.  Father Pedro from Saint Clare Parish will be presiding and preaching. All are welcome.  Contact Maleny Quiroz if you wish to help out, or need more information..

    Wonderfully Made Spring Seminar
    Saturday, April 18, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Locatelli Activities Center
    Wonderfully Made, a women's Christian organization founded at Santa Clara University, invites all women 13 and older to its 10th Annual Spring Seminar. Wonderfully Made is excited to have Sarah Hill, mentor and youth leader to Bethany Hamilton, as its keynote speaker. The event will also include worship music from recording artist Danya Collyer, student testimonies, and delicious treats. The event is free.


    More Than Compassion

    April 19, Mission Church (after 9 p.m. mass)

    More Than Compassion runs a school, orphanage and girl’s home in Guatemala and hires new graduates from universities to work at their locations in Guatemala. There will be two representatives from the organization in Guatemala at a table after mass if you are interested in more information. Please contact Alycia Harrah at


    Searching for an Evolutionary Spirituality and New Mysticism in a Global World: A Dialogue with Teilhard de Chardin.  

    Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Mission Church

    Second in a three part lecture series by Dr. Ursula King (University of Bristol, UK) on the topic of Celebrating Teilhard de Chardin, Pioneer in the Dialogue between Religion and Science.

    Sacrament of Confirmation

    8 SCU students are beginning their formal process of preparation for the sacrament of confirmation.  During their preparation, they will explore the meaning of the sacrament of confirmation by focussing on key images and primary symbols from the Rite of Confirmation itself. The SCU community, especially the  6pm/9pm liturgy communities, is an important part of the preparation process for these students. Please contact John Michael Reyes or Ali Martinez for more information in ways you can actively help in the preparation process. Please hold the candidates in your prayers over this next month. SCU will celebrate the rite of confirmation on Sunday, May 17 at the 6pm Liturgy. All are welcome


    Apply to participate:

    Washington to Washington Program Application

    Applications deadline extended until program is full

    The Washington to Washington program is a year-long experience that will invite you to explore themes of justice through ongoing accompaniment with mothers of the Greater Washington Neighborhood of San Jose. An integral part of the program is the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC (November 7-9). More details can be found on the application, linked above. For more information, please contact Matt Smith.


    Parliament of World Religions

    October 15-19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

    Applications due April 29

    The Parliament is the premiere gathering place for the global interfaith movement, where 10,000 global and religious leaders, grassroots activists, and practitioners from 50 traditions and more than 80 countries work to achieve a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Apply today to be part of our SCU delegation!


    Spring Search Retreat
    May 8-10, 2015, Mission Springs Retreat Center
    Search is an energetic weekend of reflecting, sharing and experiencing God's love in community. Though the retreat is grounded in Ignatian spirituality, individuals of all faith traditions are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Registration is open now and is filling up quickly. For more information, please contact Charlotte Coe at or Victor Lemus at

    Weekend Silent Retreat

    May 29-31 St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista

    Registration for the Weekend Silent Retreat is now open. Enjoy this three-day weekend retreat based on the Daily Examen prayer, as established by St. Ignatius. Components of the retreat include confidential, individual meetings with a retreat director, group conference talks on the movements of the Examen, liturgy, and group prayer. For more information, please contact Charlotte Coe at or Victor Lemus at


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