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  •  May 4 to May 10, 2015

    Friday, May. 1, 2015

    This week’s Highlight:

    Vigil for Nepal

    Thursday, May 7, 9:00-9:30 p.m., Mission Church Plaza

    Gather with other members of the SCU community to hold in prayer all who have died and those affected by the series of earthquakes that have devastated Nepal. For more information contact Lulu Santana or Sania Baqai.


    Just show up:

    Ecumenical Bible Study

    Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30, Campus Ministry

    Join us as we continue a Quarter-long Study of the Book of Acts. Bibles and snacks provided! All are welcome. For more information contact Rev. Laura Brekke or Hope Titus.


    Zen Mindfulness Meditation

    Wednesdays during weeks 1-10, 5:15-6:10 p.m., Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph Hall

    Take a moment to meditate with others and learn about Zen sitting meditation. No experience is required. Come when you can; leave when you must.


    Vocation Discover Series #2

    Thursday, May 7, 8 p.m., Campus Ministry

    Join us to explore and discover your passions, gifts, and the world's needs through guest speakers and discussion. The second series will focus on discovering my gifts.  

    Guest speakers:  two Resident Ministers--Kenny Van Tillburg, RM at Villas & Sara Seligmann, RM at Xavier.


    Donations for Nepal Earthquake Relief

    We will dedicate all the collections at liturgies on Sunday, May 10 to the efforts of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in response to the Nepal earthquakes. CRS is committed to serving the needs of people throughout the world, regardless of creed, race or nationality.


    Commencement Liturgy 2015 Planning Group

    Seniors and grad students--this one’s for you! If you would like to participate in your Commencement Liturgy planning group, please email Greg Schultz at by THIS THURSDAY, May 7th.


    “Confirmation Sunday”

    Sacrament of Confirmation

    Sunday, May 17, 6 p.m. Liturgy.  All are welcome.  

    Please hold our 8 candidates in your prayers. Please contact John Michael Reyes or Ali Martinez for more information in ways you can actively help in the preparation process.


    Apply to participate:

    Washington to Washington Program Application

    Applications deadline extended until program is full

    The Washington to Washington program is an experience that allows you to work for justice with a small group of SCU students in a local community. An integral part of the program is the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC (November 7-9), the largest annual gathering of young adults from Jesuit institutions. More details can be found on the application, linked above. For more information or questions, please contact Matt Smith.


    Parliament of World Religions

    October 15-19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

    Applications due May 8th!!!

    The Parliament is the premiere gathering place for the global interfaith movement, where 10,000 global and religious leaders, grassroots activists, and practitioners from 50 traditions and more than 80 countries work to achieve a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Apply today to be part of our SCU delegation!

    Apply to Lead the First Year Retreat

    Applications Open Now!

    October 16th-18th (Retreat)

    Apply to lead the Fall First Year Retreat, which is a retreat specifically geared towards first year students and invites retreatants to reflect on the themes of Belonging, Believing, and Becoming. This is a fantastic way to help first year students engage with their faith as well as contemplate their place here at Santa Clara. Applications for student leader positions are available to rising sophomore and juniors.  Find more information on the Campus Ministry website or contact Charlotte Coe ( or Victor Lemus (


    Weekend Silent Retreat

    May 29-31, St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista

    Registration for the Weekend Silent Retreat is now open. Enjoy this three-day weekend retreat based on the Daily Examen prayer, as established by St. Ignatius. Components of the retreat include confidential, individual meetings with a retreat director, group conference talks on the movements of the Examen, liturgy, and group prayer. For more information, please contact Charlotte Coe at or Victor Lemus at



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