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  •  Announcements (Wk 3: 10/1 to 10/7)

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

    This week's spirituality tip
    Step outside your comfort zone.


    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.

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    "Sun Come Up" Documentary
    Monday, October 1, 5-7 p.m., Kenna 104
    Join Religious Studies, the Office of Sustainability, and Campus Ministry for a viewing and discussion of the film, "Sun Come Up," a documentary featuring the deadly impact of climate change and global warming on the people of the Cartret Islands. This viewing is one of several such screenings of the film organized nationwide by the Catholic Coalition for Climate Change during the first week of October.

    Christians in Action
    Monday, October 1, 5:30 p.m., Campus Ministry
    How are we called as Christians to be citizens? How can we put our faith into action this election season? Come join the conversation at Christians in Action and learn about volunteer opportunities!

    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.

    Sacred Politics Series
    Tuesday, October 2, 4-5:15 p.m., St. Clare Room
    From the abolitionist John Brown to the pro-life activist Paul Hill, Americans have a long history of appealing to a "higher law" to justify violent political action.  Appeals to the higher law are often cast as inherently violent and as threats to the deliberation necessary for democracy.  But in this lecture Smith argues for an understanding of the higher law that can loosen the hold of dominant forms of violence and make possible a deeper democratic deliberation. Presented by Ted Smith of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Sponsored by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.

    Bible Study
    Tuesday Evenings, 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 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!

    Year of Service Panel
    Tuesday, October 2, 7-8 p.m., Benson Parlors
    Juniors and Seniors! Looking for options after graduation? ACE Notre Dame, Capital Fellows, Casa de la Solidaridad, City Year, Coro Fellows, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), LMU's PLACE Corps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America will all be here to talk about experiences that will change your life. Don't miss this unique opportunity! Co-sponsored by the Career Center and the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.

    Faith and Spirituality Fair
    Wednesday, October 3, 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!

    Interfaith Dinner Discussions
    Thursday, October 4, 6-7pm. Campus Ministry Large Conference Room.
    Join us for an Interfaith Dinner Discussion as we reflect on the question, “How do I represent my faith through the clothes I wear?” There will be FREE pizza, bring your friends! No RSVP necessary. Questions, email Seher Siddiqee,

    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.

    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!  

    Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Recruiter
    A representative from JVC will be available after the 9 pm Mass next week. You will be able to speak with her one-on-one. Additionally, there will be an information session in Campus Ministry from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Monday, October 8.

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

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