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September 30 - October 6, 2013

Monday, Sep. 30, 2013
Spirituality Tip #2407
Don’t forget to stop for a moment and play.
Get Involved with Campus Ministry
If you’re looking for ways to enrich or explore your spirituality during college, let us know what you might be interested in at the link above. Or just stop by our office in Benson and say hi.
Vigil for Peace
Tuesday October 1, 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mission Church steps
Candlelight prayer vigil, gathering the SCU community to pray for our world and the many instances of violence. Join us in praying for Syria, Kenya, Chicago and other areas experiencing conflict. 
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, October 2, Noon, Mission Church
At this special liturgy, Santa Clara will continue the centuries-old tradition among Catholic colleges and universities of calling upon the Holy Spirit to guide and bless us in our work throughout the academic year. Recognizing the religious diversity in our community, we welcome members of all faith traditions to join together at this special Catholic liturgy. Please join us afterwards for a picnic lunch.
Weekly Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, October 2, 8 p.m., Multifaith Sanctuary
Join us for the “Fountain Meditation” as part of the Sustainability Challenge, and reflect on the precious resource of water and the ways it connects to spirituality.
CLC Information Night
Wednesday, Oct 2nd at 6:30pm, Campus Ministry
Are you looking for a small spiritual group to explore your faith and vocation?  Come and See what CLC is about. Contact Michael Davisson,, for more information.
Apply to serve as a DISCOVER Retreat leader!
Applications due Friday, October 11
The DISCOVER Retreat is a dynamic weekend that engages in the process and the practices of discernment. It will be held at Hidden Villa Hostel, February 7-9, 2014. Applications are available now for the 5 student leader positions; leaders give talks and facilitate small groups. Prior participation is not a prerequisite for serving as a leader. The commitment, meeting times and expectations of student leaders are included in the online application. Contact Tennyson Jones,, for more information.
Register to attend the Fall Search Retreat!
Applications open on Monday, September 30
Search Retreat, Mission Springs, Scotts Valley, CA, November 15-17, $60
Secure your spot on the Fall Search Retreat by completing the registration form and submitting your $60 payment in Campus Ministry. Contact Anthony Gill,, for more information.
San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser for the St Vincent De Paul Society
Saturday, October 26, 2:30 p.m., Buck Shaw Stadium
Would you like to watch some fantastic soccer and support the St Vincent De Paul Society at the same time?  Then come along to the fundraiser soccer game. Tickets are available to purchase from $5 from each ticket goes straight to the St Vincent De Paul society.
Ongoing events:
Bible Study
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Ministry
Got questions about the Christian Bible? So do we! You are warmly invited to join the ecumenical Bible Study every Tuesday evening in Campus Ministry. This study is for everyone – from cradle Christians to those just beginning to encounter the Scriptures. We provide snacks and Bible, all you have to do is bring yourself (and maybe a friend). Please contact Katya Nemec,, for more information
Sunday Evening Liturgies
6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Mission Church
Join with old friends and new in the joyful celebration of the Eucharist.  
These Catholic liturgies are a hallmark of the Santa Clara University community.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) & Sacrament of Confirmation
Interested in exploring questions of faith within the Catholic tradition, and possibly celebrating the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or 1st Eucharist? Preparation for these sacraments is available for current SCU students. Please see the website for more information.
Campus Ministry Retreat Scholarships
If a financial hardship would make the cost of a retreat prohibitive for you, please submit a scholarship form along with your retreat registration. Any questions? Contact Julia Claire Landry,
Register for the Mission: Sustainable Challenge!
Coming in October! The Mission: Sustainable Challenge is a daily opportunity for action and reflection on the spirituality of sustainability. 
Winter Break Immersions
Applications due Wednesday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Want to do something great over Winter Break? Want to make a difference at the same time? Apply for an immersion trip through the Ignatian Center! Spend a week on a house building project in New Orleans, learning about immigration issues on the Arizona/Mexico border, or working with community-based organizations in Oakland or Ecuador.  Winter  Break Immersions to: Arizona Border, Oakland, New Orleans and Ecuador. Meet new friends, become a part of another community, make a difference.


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