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Campus Ministry Offerings

See what programs we're offering out of our office and ways that you can be involved
  • CRSboxCatholic Relief Services

    A group has recently formed to support the efforts of CRS on campus. A partnership that SCU has with the organization allows us access to many resources, including Operation Rice Bowl, guest speakers, webinars on current issues, response to disaster relief, and attendance at conferences. Contact Matt Smith for more information.

  • IFTJboxWashington to Washington (and Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice)

    The Washington to Washington program is a year-long experience that will invite you to explore themes of justice through ongoing accompaniment with mothers of the Greater Washington Neighborhood of San Jose. An integral part of the program is the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC (November 5-7), the largest annual gathering of youth from Jesuit Institutions across the US and beyond. More details can be found on the application, linked above. For more information, please contact Matt Smith.

    Currently, we are looking for an Ignatian Solidarity Intern for the 2015-2016 academic year.  To apply, visit Broncolink to apply.

     Ignatian Solidarity Intern
    Serve as Santa Clara University's liaison to the Ignatian Solidarity Network. 
    Meet regularly with mentor to plan responsibilities and assess offerings.  
    Spearhead the selection, development, and formation of the group for the Washington to Washington program, which includes traveling to Washington, DC to participate in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
    Be available for weekly morning meetings of this group all year, including ability to drive to Washington Elementary School in San Jose.
    Serve as a Campus Ministry liaison to on-campus groups who would have a stake in Ignatian Solidarity Network-sponsored events (e.g.: SCCAP, The Ignatian Center, Political Science Department, etc.). 
    Collaborate continually with the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.
    Participate in training that will be both specific to this internship and transferable to future involvements, especially training in group facilitation.
    Lead and/or participate in at least one small group reflection on a regular basis throughout the year.
    Work with social community manager and graphic designer to promote ISN-related events.  
    Collect and distribute announcements regarding justice-oriented events connected to the work of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Collaborate with the campus minister to strategically plan each quarter.

    Preference for a current graduate student, but will consider an experienced undergraduate student.
    Ability to translate between English and Spanish.
    Prior experience with small group facilitation.
    Some familiarity or experience with Ignatian Spirituality.
    Openness to learning about and promoting issues of justice as they connect to faith.

    Pay: $10-12/hour depending on experience
    Hours: 5-10 hours per week



  • SimpleMealsBoxSimple Meals

    Each Friday during Lent, join us for a simple meal. It is a chance for prayer, reflection, and sharing in a small group setting. Contact Matt Smith for more information.
  • StewardshipStewardship

    Weekly we collect money at our liturgies to support organizations doing work with marginalized populations.
  • iconPost-Graduate Volunteer Opportunities

    The Catholic Volunteer Network has a fairly comprehensive and highly searchable database of post-graduate volunteer opportunities. You can even make a profile for yourself and what you're looking for so that recruiters can contact you directly. Be sure to look up the Jesuit Volunteer Corps!
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)