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January 20-26 Announcements

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

This Week's Spirituality Tip
Be open to the diverse ways that people experience God.

Christians in Action Small Group
Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Campus Ministry
How does being Christian impact our understanding of world events and social justice? How does our faith call us to respond to the suffering of others due to hunger, poverty and injustice? The Christians in Action small group will study various social justice issues and reflect on different ways we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world today.
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Ministry
This Bible study includes Christians from numerous denominations and is a perfect place for anyone who has been participating in Bible studies for years or who wants to study the Bible for the first time. Come enjoy snacks, create new friendships, a time of prayer, and a time to study God's word more deeply.

Weekly Wednesday Worship
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., Multifaith Sanctuary in St. Joseph’s Hall
This week’s program is eXaLT! During this Eucharistic Adoration, there will be music, time for prayer and reflection, and refreshments afterwards.
Interfaith Dinner Discussion
Thursday, January 24, 6 p.m., Campus Ministry
Is it possible to believe in more than one faith tradition? What are some of the challenges? Free Pizza! Bring your friends. Questions, please email Seher Siddiqee at
Walk for Life
Saturday, Jan 26, 10 to 4 p.m., San Francisco
Want to join other students in the 9th annual Walk for Life? If interested, please contact Fr. Paul Mariani,
Online applications due January 21
The DISCOVER retreat will be held February 1-3 at the Hidden Villa hostel. This retreat is a dynamic weekend of discernment led by a team of Resident Ministers and student leaders. The retreat costs $50 and you can reserve your spot by completing the brief online sign-up AND submitting your payment in Campus Ministry. Sign up here:
Spring Break Immersion Trips
Online applications due Thursday, January 24 at 3:00 p.m.
The Ignatian Center at Santa Clara University invites you to apply to be a participant on one of their upcoming Spring break immersion trips. Immersions offer undergraduate students opportunities to grapple with the gritty reality of communities through the US and internationally. Spring break immersion destinations include Appalachia, San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Navajo Nation, New Orleans, and Tucson. Information and the online application for the Immersion Companion position are available at

Want to lead the SEARCH Retreat?
Online applications due February 1
Anyone who has participated in the Search retreat is also welcome to apply for Search Crew. To apply, visit

Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens
On January 27th at the 9 PM liturgy, four SCU students will take the first public step in their process of initiation in the Catholic Church. During this ritual, Jerry Chapman, Briana Jones, Julia Mink and Rico Mok will express their desire for baptism and become "catechumens" (those who listen to the Word of God) in preparation for baptism in 2014. Please pray for them and their faith journeys!
Homelessness Awareness Week
January 28 to February 2
Sponsored by MCC, SCCAP, Campus Ministry and CORE, Homelessness Awareness Week is a week of events and service to immerse and educate our campus about the realities of homelessness.
Monday, 1/28, 7:30 p.m., Shapell Lounge - WATCH: The Soloist. This movie, featuring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, explores the realities of homelessness in America and its close connection to mental illness.
Tuesday, 1/29, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Commons - PRAY: Come to Nightlife with CORE and hear Pat Plant, Hunger Action Enabler at SJ Presbytery share about her ministry in homelessness.
Wednesday, 1/30, 6:30 p.m., Williman Room- LISTEN: Join us for the Faces of Homelessness Panel. Individuals from across the Bay Area and the country will share their experience and stories of homelessness.
Thursday, 1/31, 6-9 p.m., SCCAP office- SERVE: Volunteer with SCCAP! Encounter the realities of homelessness through working with kids and teens followed by a dessert reflection in the SCCAP office. E-mail Laura at
Friday, 2/1, All day - LEARN: Stop by our Tent City on the Benson Lawn. Learn about the realities of homelessness through stories, statistics and students’ volunteer experiences with homelessness.
Saturday, 2/2, Time TBA - SHARE: Join Christian Life Community, Interfaith Council and Christians in Action as they make, serve, and enjoy a meal with local individuals experiencing homelessness in San Jose. Contact Katya Nemec at if you are interested in volunteering
Open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
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