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Stewardship

Stewardship at Santa Clara University’s liturgies strives to recognize and support the works of advocacy, charity, and mercy with which various local, national, and international groups are involved.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in a statement made to youth in 2003, stated that Catholic stewards do the following:
  • We work as partners with God in the redemption of the world.
  • We respect human life and dignity.
  • We protect the natural environment.
  • We share our gifts (time, talents, and treasures) with others.
  • We communicate our enthusiasm. (Stewardship and Young Adults, Issued by USCCB, November 12, 2003)

Aspects of this work are already part of the culture of SCU, present in the social justice work of many organizations, community engagement through education, campus-wide sustainability initiatives, and the work of individual professors, to name a few.  The liturgies offer the opportunity for the sharing of our treasures and reflection about the people served by the organizations supported by the stewardship program.

In order to be sure that we are participating in the work set out above by the USCCB, we must be sure that the policies within the organizations we support reflect the values of the universal Catholic Church.  To the best of our ability, we must be in union with the Body of Christ as we approach the altar.  This can be more easily facilitated when what we bring to the altar complements the task with which we are charged when we go forth to serve.

 

Winter 2014 Stewardship

  • icon1/5: InnVision the Way Home

    InnVision provides housing and services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Santa Clara County.
  • icon1/12: Jesuit Volunteer Corps

    JVC strives to link social justice, simple living, community, and spirituality. It places volunteers within a community and provides the cornerstone for living out a commitment to faith and justice.
  • icon1/19: Kino Border Initiative

    The Kino Border Initiative seeks to serve the Church by providing opportunities for pastoral formation, faith-based social analysis, and advocacy for the protection of human rights and the common good, especially as they relate to border issues.
  • icon1/26: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and beliefs rise out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency.
  • icon2/2: Ignatian Solidarity Network

    The ISN promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes, and ministries.
  • icon2/9: Kolvenbach Solidarity Program Immersion scholarships

    Immersion Programs offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni extended immersion experiences into the gritty reality of our globalizing world. Scholarships are offered to students needing assistance.
  • icon2/16: Sacred Heart Nativity Schools

    The nativity schools of San Jose educate at-risk youth in grades 6-8, and instill in students the importance of hard work, ethical leadership, compassion for others, and responsible citizenship.
  • icon2/23: Jesuit Refugee Service USA

    Jesuit Refugee Service gives help, hope, ear and voice to vulnerable and victimized people on the move through a variety of programs and advocacy campaigns.
  • icon3/2: Homeboy Industries

    Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training, and education.
  • icon3/9: Casa de Clara

    Casa de Clara is a Catholic Worker house in San Jose that provides a warm, safe, homelike shelter for single women and children. 
  • icon3/16: Catholic Relief Services

    Guided by the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching rooted in the Gospels, CRS provides relief and development programs for more than 80 million people in 100 countries. CRS connects the US Catholic community in solidarity with the world's poor and distressed.
 

Spring 2014 Stewardship

  • icon3/30: Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

    Guided by the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching rooted in the Gospels, CRS provides relief and development programs for more than 80 million people in 100 countries. CRS connects the US Catholic community in solidarity with the world's poor and distressed.
  • icon4/6: YWCA Rape Crisis Center

    The YWCA Rape Crisis Center helps residents of Silicon Valley to minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and to promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people.
  • icon4/13: American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

    The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Money collected will benefit SCU's team.
  • iconEaster Vigil: Catholic Relief Services

    Guided by the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching rooted in the Gospels, CRS provides relief and development programs for more than 80 million people in 100 countries. CRS connects the US Catholic community in solidarity with the world's poor and distressed.
  • iconEaster Sunday 9 am: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and beliefs rise out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency.
  • iconEaster Sunday 11 am: Dolores Mission Parish

    Dolores Mission is a vibrant Jesuit Parish in East LA whose deep faith and commitment to justice have given way to programs that reach gang-involved youth, the homeless, immigrants, school-aged children, and the imprisoned. Each year SCU students travel to East LA to spend time with this community.
  • icon5/4: Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission

    Dolores Mission Parish created Proyecto Pastoral to serve the East L.A. community and address problems of poverty and crime. Santa Clara maintains a close partnership with this agency through immersion trips, volunteers, and financial support.
  • icon5/11: Sacred Heart Community Service

    Sacred Heart Community Service provides a variety of programs that address issues of poverty, hunger, housing, and education in San Jose.
  • icon5/18: Jesuit Refugee Service USA

    Jesuit Refugee Service gives help, hope, ear and voice to vulnerable and victimized people on the move through a variety of programs and advocacy campaigns.
  • icon5/25: Special Olympics Silicon Valley Region

    Special Olympics provides opportunities for children and persons with disabilities to participate in athletic competitions. Special Olympics builds a sense of teamwork, self-confidence, and friendship in the athletes.
  • icon6/1: Ignatian Solidarity Network

    The ISN promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes, and ministries.
  • icon6/8: Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

    Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest engages women and men in a transforming experience of full-time volunteer service. Jesuit Volunteers serve for a year or more in solidarity with persons living on the margins of society and with vulnerable places in the Pacific Northwest.JVC strives to link social justice, simple living, community, and spirituality. It places volunteers within a community and provides the cornerstone for living out a commitment to faith and justice.
 

Fall 2013 Stewardship

  • icon9/29: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and beliefs rise out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency.
  • icon10/6: Not For Sale

    Not For Sale is an anti-human trafficking organization whose mission is to create a world where no one is for sale.
  • icon10/13: Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    CCHD works alongside poor and low-income people to identify their needs and create long-lasting change through community-based programs created and managed by low-income people.
  • icon10/20: Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

    Through lobbying and legislative advocacy, Network strives to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed, and violence.
  • icon10/27: Fr. Jon Cortina Solidarity Scholarship program

    The Fr. Jon Cortina Solidarity Scholarship program gives youth from the town of Guarjila, Chalatenango, El Salvador the opportunity to study in universities.
  • icon11/3: Ignatian Solidarity Network

    The ISN promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes, and ministries.
  • icon11/10: Second Harvest Food Bank

    Second Harvest is the largest nonprofit food provider to low-income households in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. $1 provides two well-balanced meals to someone who needs them.
  • icon11/17: Catholic Relief Services

    Guided by the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching rooted in the Gospels, CRS provides relief and development programs for more than 80 million people in 100 countries. CRS connects the US Catholic community in solidarity with the world's poor and distressed.
  • icon12/1: Catholic Volunteer Network

    Catholic Volunteer Network is a national membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs that fosters and promotes full-time national and international service opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and skills.
  • icon12/8: Jesuit Refugee Service USA

    Jesuit Refugee Service gives help, hope, ear and voice to vulnerable and victimized people on the move through a variety of programs and advocacy campaigns.
 
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