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  •  October 20 to October 26

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Space of Remembrance
    October 31, 2014 until December 1, 2014, Mission Church
    Our month of remembering and celebrating our ancestors and the communion of saints, a month we call in English “Novembering,” as the word combines “November” and "remembering.” In Spanish, we call these the Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), taking the name and some of the customs from November 2, and keeping them for a whole month and by observing the “altarcito”

    The entire SCU community is invited to celebrate these days by
    • sharing your copies of photos, mementos or any items of your deceased relatives and friends to place around our Table of Remembrance in the Mission Chuch.
    • sharing your memories by writing notes/letters/prayers and bringing them to the Table of Remembrance.
    • writing the names of your deceased relatives and friends in our Book of Life, near the Table of Remembrance.  
    For more information, please contact John Michael Reyes ( or visit

    December 14th-19th, Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos
    This is a five-day version of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. This dynamic experience features silence and a diversity of prayer practices in a residential setting. Each day will include confidential, individual meetings with a retreat director, more formal presentations made to the group, meals, daily liturgies, and group prayer. Sign-ups will be accepted October 20th-November 23rd. Contact Charlotte Coe with any questions.

    Thursday, October 23, 6-7 p.m., Campus Ministry Large Conference Room
    Are you interested in other faiths? Want to talk about interfaith issues, concerns, ideas? Come join us for discussion on issues of interest to those of all faiths and no faith.  The topic this week is religion and cultural assimilation.  Free dinner provided.

    Thursday, November 13, 4-5 pm, Mission Church
    On this, the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit assassinations at the UCA, we remember our fallen Jesuit brothers and fellow educators by celebrating their legacy to keep alive their memory and our hope. Please join the SCU community as we do this.

    Registration is now available for current students who are baptized, have celebrated their 1st Communion and who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep in mind that this program is only offered every other year. For more details and to register, please see our website.

    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 Bibles, all you have to do is bring yourself (and maybe a friend). For more information please contact Rev. Laura Brekke or Hope Titus.

    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. All are welcome!

    Interested in exploring questions of faith within the Catholic tradition, and possibly celebrating the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or First Eucharist? Preparation for these sacraments is available for current SCU students, undergrad and graduate. Please see the website or contact John Michael Reyes ( or Ali Martinez ( for more information.  

    Society of St Vincent de Paul Youth ‘Vinnies’ Meeting
    Thursday, October 30, 6 pm., Campus Ministry
    We are a group of enthusiastic students who are working together to help those who could use a step up (for example the homeless). Twice monthly meetings, contact Dany Kelly or visit the Facebook page.

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)