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Sacramental Formation

In support of the development of the whole person, Campus Ministry encourages students to learn, reflect and grow in faith through a variety of programs. 
 
  • iconRite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

    The RCIA process is for current SCU students who wish to explore questions of faith and potential initiation in the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or 1st Eucharist (communion). Since the process varies according to background, the first step for inquirers to submit an online form and meet with Lulu Santana, the Campus Minister who oversees the process. Students may begin the process at any point in the year.
  • iconConfirmation

    The Confirmation program at Santa Clara University is available every other year for current SCU Catholic students (undergraduate and graduate). Alumni and community members may check their local parish for an Adult Confirmation program.

    The preparation process includes an individual meeting with the Campus Minister coordinator, seven group sessions, the support and accompaniment of their sponsor, and the celebration of the sacrament at a Sunday liturgy. All Confirmation Candidates will be asked to submit a scanned copy of their baptism certificate.

    Students who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in the future may contact Lulu Santana to express your interest or to request a referral to a local parish.
  • iconBaptisms

    Campus Ministry does not offer preparation for baptisms, and no baptisms are celebrated at Santa Clara University other than for students who go through the RCIA process. Please contact your local parish for more information regarding infant baptisms. 
  • iconSacrament of Marriage

    Please see the Mission Church website for information on Catholic weddings at Santa Clara University.
 

For more information, please contact Lulu Santana.

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