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Announcements (Wk 2: 9/23 to 9/30)

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012

This week's spirituality tip
Schedule time for yourself and God.

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SEARCH Retreat
The Search retreat is a fun, interactive, spiritually enriching weekend where you have the opportunity to deepen in your knowledge of self, connections with others, and relationship with God. To participate in the Fall 2012 Search retreat, complete the online application here and bring your payment to Campus Ministry. Please note that your spot on the retreat is not reserved until you have paid!

Christians in Action Info Meeting
Monday, September 24, 5:30 p.m., Campus Ministry
Join us for free food, a chance to meet great people with a passion for service and social justice and to brainstorm ideas for Christians in Action this year! Questions, contact Laura Snowden.

CLC Information Nights

Tuesday, September 25 or Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 to 7:15 pm in Campus Ministry
Are you looking for a small, faith-based community? Come to one of the CLC information sessions. All are welcome! Contact Alex Power for more information.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Interested in exploring your faith within the Catholic Church? Current SCU students are welcomed to inquire about becoming Catholic or completing one's Catholic initiation through the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and/or Confirmation. For more information, contact Lulu Santana.

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
Due Monday, October 1 by 11:59 p.m.
The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. If this sounds interesting to you, please apply online.

Junipero Serra Mass
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 1 p.m. in the Mission Church
Bishop Thomas Daly of the San Jose Diocese and the Serra Club will be celebrating a Mass ushering in the 300th Anniversary Year of Fr. Junipero Serra's birth (Nov. 24, 1713). All are welcome.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, October 3, 12 p.m., Mission Church
The Mass will be followed by a picnic lunch on the St. Ignatius Lawn
All students, staff and faculty are invited to join in our community-wide celebration of the new academic year. Together we continue a centuries-old tradition in Jesuit colleges and universities and call on the Spirit of God to inspire all our works, activities and studies. Grateful for the religious diversity in our community, we welcome members of all faith traditions to gather together at this special Catholic liturgy.

Faith and Spirituality Fair
October 3, 2012, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Santa Clara Mall (between Kenna and Benson)
Local churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other religious or spiritual communities and student religious clubs, will be tabling to answer questions and share information about their communities of faith. For more information, contact Rev. Aimee Moiso.
Winter Break Immersions
Due Wednesday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m
The Ignatian Center is now accepting applications for the immersion trips that will occur in December. Winter Break Immersions include: Lima, Peru; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Oakland, California. Detailed information and the online application can be found at the linked page. Come check out this great opportunity to meet new folks and move beyond the SCU bubble!

Catholic Liturgies in the Mission
Monday through Friday, 12:05 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m.

Post-graduate volunteer opportunities
The Catholic Volunteer Network will have a representative present after the 9 pm Mass on September 30 to speak to students interested in post-graduate volunteer network. Contact Erica Stewart at with questions.

St. Joseph Workers are women who commit to a year of service exploring justice, leadership for social change, spirituality, intentional community, living simply and developing their skills. Sr. Judy will be available after Mass on September 30.

Catholic Worker Community seeking live-in volunteers
Casa de Clara Catholic Worker in downtown San Jose is seeking live-in community members for its House of Hospitality that ministers to women and children. If you are a spiritually grounded, compassionate individual who is willing to commit to simple living, to developing a welcoming relationship with our guests, can bring a sense of humor, joy, and flexibility to the community, and are interested in joining us for several months or more, please email us at:

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)