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  •  October 12-October 18

    Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

    Oct 12-18


    First Year Retreat

    Applications for First Year Retreat are due THIS Wednesday, October 14th. First year students, including transfer students, are welcome to join us for a weekend away in the Santa Cruz mountains to meet new friends and help cultivate a community in which we may reflect on the goodness, as well as the challenges, of this new season in life. Applications are available online on the Campus Ministry website ( Please contact Victor Lemus or Sarah Anderson with questions.

    Magis/World Youth Day

    July 15-31, 2016, Krakow, Poland

    Campus Ministry plans to send a delegation of SCU students to next year’s Magis/World Youth Day in Poland--two related events that draw together Catholic youth from around the world. An information session will be held this Wednesday, October 14th from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Campus Ministry, but we encourage you to review and complete this short form now for general information and to express your interest. For questions, please contact Victor Lemus.

    Open applications:

    Fall Search Retreat

    November 6-8, Mt. Hermon Redwood Camp

    Applications for the Fall 2015 Search Retreat are now available here! Please contact Victor Lemus or Sarah Anderson with any questions.


    eXaLT Eucharistic Adoration

    Wednesday October 14, 8-9pm, Multifaith Sanctuary

    Please join us in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament while listening to contemporary sacred music.  All are welcome.

    "I am climate change, I am the cause, I am the solution"

    Thursday, October 15, 4-5:15 p.m., St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons

    In Laudato Si’, citing both science and theology, Pope Francis establishes the climate crisis as real, urgent, moral, and spiritual. He links the cry of the earth to the cry of the poor and casts these as expressions of the same underlying dynamic. In this lecture, Dr. Woo will consider the pope’s call for a conversion of heart to cherish the earth as God's creation and honor the dignity of people above profits, technology, and globalization.

    CLC Service Immersion

    Friday, October 16, 3:30-5 p.m., Luther Burbank School.

    Ignatian Day of Reflection

    Called to Care for Our Common Home: The Spirituality of Laudato Si'
    Facilitators: Rob Scholla, S.J., Julia Claire Landry, Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley
    October 24, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 pm, Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph’s Hall

    How does Pope Francis' environmental encyclical invite us to care for our common home? In what ways are climate justice and sustainability central to the Ignatian spiritual tradition? How are the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth related? How do we practice a spirituality of sustainability? Lunch is provided and will include a guided mindful eating practice. We will conclude with a shared ecological examen. You are welcome to join us!

    Graduate Student Sunday Socials

    Sunday October 25, 7:15 p.m. Meet in front of the Mission Church.

    Get to know fellow graduate students and explore future opportunities for social gatherings together. This week all of those interested will walk to Franklin Mall for dinner. Save the date for the next social as well, November 8! Contact Julia Claire Landry for more information.

    Ongoing Opportunities:


    Mission Church

    Daily 12:05 p.m.

    Sundays 10 a.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m.

    If you’re interested in helping to lead in any of our ministries at mass, please sign up through our website at or contact Greg Schultz.

    Common Ground

    Monthly Sunday worship

    We are starting a monthly Protestant worship service at SCU! We are looking for students interested in being worship leaders, musicians, readers, and even preachers! This is a new initiative to create monthly worship that is FOR students and BY students on campus. If you are interested in being part of this new initiative on campus, please contact Rev. Laura Brekke.

    Animate Small Faith Sharing Group

    Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Campus Ministry

    Looking for an engaging Christian small group that isn’t afraid to ask hard questions? Want to be part of a creative Christian community? Then you are welcome to join the Animate Faith small group! Email Kaitlin Boone for more information.

    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

    Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Campus Ministry Small Conference Room

    Interested in learning more about how to become Catholic? Want to explore your faith more? Baptized, but haven’t received the First Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation? Come join us for a time of reflection and discernment!

    For more information, please contact John Michael Reyes or Ali Martinez.

    Sacrament of Reconciliation

    Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sundays, 8-8:45 p.m., Mission Church

    These scheduled opportunities for individual confession with a priest are available when classes are in session. The reconciliation room is located on the right side of the Mission Church, next to the organ.


    Mondays, 12:30-12:50 p.m., Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph’s Hall

    Begin your week with prayer and reflection.  For more information, please contact Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley.

    Mindfulness Meditation

    Wednesdays, 5:15-6:10 p.m., Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph’s Hall

    Take a moment from your busy schedule to be present to the moment and work to alleviate suffering. All are welcome. Come when you can; leave when you must.


    Fridays, 12:30-12:50pm, Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph’s Hall
    End your week with the Ignatian Examen.  For more information, please contact Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley.

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