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  •  November 2-November 8

    Friday, Oct. 30, 2015


    Our Future on a Shared Planet:

    Silicon Valley in Conversation with the Environmental Teachings of Pope Francis

    November 3, Mission Church

    11:30 a.m.- Opening Mass with Cardinal Turkson

    3:00 p.m. - Keynote address by Cardinal Turkson

    November 4, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Locatelli Center

    Free for students, but registration is required at the conference website.

    9:00 a.m. -  Multi-Faith Reflection in the Locatelli Center

    Afternoon conference events - can attend all or part

    6:00-7:30 p.m. Closing panel of SCU Faculty and Students

    “The Implications of Laudato Si for Mission, Community, and Social Responsibility”.



    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.


    Interfaith Dinner Discussion

    Thursday, Nov 5, 6-7 p.m. in Campus Ministry Large Conference Room

    Join us for dinner and discussion!  For more detailed information, contact Rev. Laura Brekke or Gilly Dosovitsky 

    Misa en Español

    Thursday, November 5, 2015, 8 p.m., Mission Church

    All are welcomed to celebrate Mass with our Spanish speaking community - regardless of Spanish speaking proficiency!  In the tradition of Día de los Muertos, we invite you to bring photos or mementos of loved ones who have died so that we may honor their memory. For more information or to help out, contact Michele Garlit.


    Faith Formation Conference

    Saturday, November 7, 2015, Santa Clara Convention Center

    Join more than 2,500 attendees at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 6-7 for the annual Faith Formation Conference sponsored by the Dioceses of San Jose, Monterey and Stockton. You will find a variety of workshops in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. SCU is helping coordinate the liturgy and music on Saturday morning - if you are interested, please contact John Michael Reyes.  We look forward to seeing you at #CatholicFFC.


    Altar of Remembrance

    October 30-Nov 30, Mission Church

    In the tradition of Día de los Muertos, we invite you to bring photos or mementos of loved ones who have died so that we may honor their memory. For more information or to help out, contact Michele Garlit.


    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.


    Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship

    “Let the world change you, and you can change the world.” Spend the summer working on food justice issues in Portland. Work with rural communities in India. Teach English to children in Vietnam. Do you yearn to work for social justice? Let this Fellowship help! For more information please go to the Ignatian Center website: or contact Valerie Sarma at the Ignatian Center, Sobrato Hall 105 ( 408-554-5272.

    Accepting Applications

    Fall Search Retreat
    November 6-8, Mt. Hermon Redwood Camp
    Applications for the Fall 2015 Search Retreat are now available on the Campus Ministry website! Please contact Victor Lemus or Sarah Anderson with any questions.


    Ignatian Retreat

    December 13-18, San Damiano Retreat Center

    Applications are now available for the Ignatian 5-day silent retreat.  This retreat is based on the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius.  During retreat, you will have the chance to for individual one-on-one meetings with a retreat director, individual and group prayer, as well as daily liturgy.  The retreat is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty, staff and alumni are also welcome based on availability.  Please contact Victor Lemus or Sarah Anderson with any questions.  


    Ongoing Events


    Daily 12:05 p.m., Mission Church

    Sunday 10 a.m., Mission Church

    Sunday 6 p.m.,  Mission Church

    Sunday 9 p.m., Mission Church


    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.


    Animate Small Faith Sharing Group

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

    Got questions about the Christian Bible? So do we! You are warmly invited to join the Animate Small Faith Sharing Group every Tuesday evening in Campus Ministry. For more information, please contact Laura Brekke at


    Mindfulness and Meditation

    Wednesdays 5:30-6 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.


Open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Benson Center 105, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4372 (main line)
(408) 554-4373 (fax)