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Founder's Day Mass

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012

On Monday, March 19, the University community will celebrate Founder's Day with Mass at 12:05 in the Mission Church. Traditionally, Santa Clara commemorates March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph, as the day in 1851 when John Nobili, S.J., took possession of Mission Santa Clara as a Jesuit parish and future educational enterprise. Fr. Nobili, our first president, opened the doors to Santa Clara College in May of that same year.

Please join us for our liturgical celebration in the Mission Church, with Michael Zampelli, S.J. presiding. To acknowledge our rich heritage, we will debut a special recording of liturgical music composed by Angelo Affranchino, S.J. (1834-1879), early faculty member at Santa Clara College. The music was recorded in 2012 by the SCU Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Ryan Brandau. 

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