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  •  February 9 to February 15, 2015

    Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

    A Legacy of Love and Justice

    Monday, February 9, 4:00-5:15pm, St. Clare Room

    Professor Ana Maria Pineda (Religious Studies) and Juan Velasco (English Department) will commemorate the 34th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero and the 37th anniversary of the death of Rutilio Grande, S.J. Romero and Grande were friends and companions on a journey of solidarity and justice for the poor of El Salvador. The commemoration will include poetry reading, art, reflections of their spiritual journey, a remembering of their lives and a celebration of their memory.


    Rabbi Abraham Skorka Discussion

    Tuesday, February 10, 4-5:30 pm and afterwards, St. Clare Room and Campus Ministry

    Rabbi Skorka was in conversation with Pope Francis when they both lived in Buenos Aires. Come join us for Rabbi Abraham Skorka’s lecture, sponsored by the Bannan Institute. Afterwards we will go to Campus Ministry and talk about what we heard.  If you have questions please contact Jonathan Homrighausen or Rev. Laura Brekke.


    “Rediscover Catholicism”

    Wednesday, February 11, 6-7 p.m., Campus Ministry

    Join Fr. Rob Scholla, S.J. for a conversation on the themes addressed in the book Rediscover Catholicism. Whether you have read the book or not, liked it or not, the gathering will give students the opportunity to raise questions, concerns, and hopes for living one’s faith within the Catholic tradition. Refreshments will be provided! Free copies of the book are still available in the Campus Ministry office.  For more information, contact John Michael Reyes


    Society of St Vincent de Paul Youth ‘Vinnies’ Meeting

    Thursday, February 12, 6 pm., Campus Ministry

    We are a group of enthusiastic students who are working together to help those who could use a step up (for example the homeless). Twice monthly meetings, contact Dany Kelly or visit the Facebook page.


    Men's Group Service Trip

    Calling all SCU men! Come join SCU's newest group on Friday, February 13th from 6-7:30pm for an evening of service, brotherhood, and bonding. We will be going to St. James Park in Downtown San Jose and having dinner with the homeless there, followed by some group bonding and reflection. For more information, see Ryan Vas Dias or Jimmy Harrison at the table outside right after mass.


    Upcoming Mission Mass Schedule (President’s Day and Ash Wednesday)

    Sunday, February 15: There will be no 6 p.m. liturgy on this day. There will still be a 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. liturgy.

    Ash Wednesday, February 18: There will be Catholic Masses at 7:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. There will be a shared Protestant and Catholic service at 4 p.m.


    Lenten Reconciliation Liturgy

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 8 p.m., Mission Church

    Come pray and experience God’s mercy and forgiveness. Campus Minister John Michael Reyes will be presiding and preaching. There will be an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation, or a chance for sacred conversation.


    Registration and Applications for opportunities:


    Search Retreat Coordinator and Leader Applications

    Search Retreat 2015, Mission Springs, May 8th-10th

    Coordinator deadline: February 11

    Crew Deadline: February 16

    We invite all who have previously attended the Search Retreat to apply to lead this Spring’s retreat. To apply, visit here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Charlotte Coe or Victor Lemus.


    Summer Immersions

    Application deadline: Wednesday, February 18, 3 p.m.

    Apply for a Summer immersion trip through the Ignatian Center to: Ecuador, El Salvador, India and The Philippines. Visit for more information.


    Sacrament of Confirmation

    Registration is now available for current students who are baptized, have celebrated their 1st Communion and who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. For more details and to register, or contact John Michael Reyes or Ali Martinez.



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