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  •  Student Blessing from the Welcome Mass

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    You, every one of you, were created in the image of God. 

    Reach up and put your hands on your heart. With every beat, the life God has given you pulses through you. When you feel overwhelmed, or afraid, or just plain exhausted, remember your heart, and know that God knows you inside and out. Tears, laughter, joy and sorrow are all okay. God gave you a heart that you might truly feel.
    Close your eyes. Inside your head is a marvelous, miraculous mind. At late night study groups, amid bubbling test tubes, in noisy rehearsal halls, or while sitting with books in the warm California sun - in all the places of “aha” and “eureka”­­- remember that God made you for creativity and discovery
    Look down at your hands. Throughout your life, others have held your hands, washed them, caressed them, bandaged them. You have not come to this moment alone. God’s presence has been with you in all who helped you get to here. Now is a time to stretch your hands toward new horizons, new people, new ways to serve and care for others.
    Now look down at your feet, tied up in laces or poking out of flip-flops. God’s incredible handiwork has given you feet to remind you that life is a journey, and college is just one of the forks in the road. Though the road curves just ahead and it may be hard to see around the next corner, God will be there
    Now look around at all who are part of this gathering. These wonderful people who surround you are created in the image of God, too. Some of these folks have known you all your life. Most of these folks you don’t know, but some of them are about to be your best friends. All of them are your traveling companions. When you look into their faces, see the image of God in each one
    Gracious, life-giving God, we offer into your hands these beautiful, creative, dynamic, thoughtful students, and give this year to your care. In this moment of anticipation and emotion, give us comfort and joy in knowing you were present yesterday, you are here now, and you will be with us tomorrow and all the days to come. In the name of Jesus the Christ we pray, Amen.


  •  What Rosh Hashanah means to me

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    In our next Reaching Within blog installment, we hear from SCU Religious Studies faculty member Akiba Lerner as he reflects on what Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mean to him.

  •  Notice and Choose

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    What prevents you from experiencing the fullness of life? Julia Claire Landry, Director of Retreats, reflects on the readings for Sunday, September 30, imploring us to notice and choose.

  •  Year of Service Panel

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    If you've ever thought that spending a year of your life serving others sounds like fun, then talk to people who have done just that. This evening there will be reps from various organizations talking about opportunities for after graduation.

  •  Meet the Team

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    Our Campus Ministry team welcomes our new interns and desk workers. We hope you'll stop by and say hello to us when you're in Benson Center. We're always happy to see both new and known faces.

  •  Palm Sunday

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    For this celebration of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we will have Masses at 10 am, 6 pm, and 9 pm. Mass will begin outdoors.

  •  Easter Triduum Schedule

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    Holy Week is March 29 to April 4, 2015
    Holy Thursday: Liturgy of the Last Supper, 8 p.m.
    Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m.
    Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.
    Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection, 9 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

  •  Immigration Week

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975
    Friday, May 2, 11:45 am, Mock Border Wall
    This week marks Immigration Week at SCU. Please join us for an Agape Service at the Mock Border Wall, as well as at other events throughout the week.
  •  CLC Mass and BBQ

    Sunday, Jun. 1, 1975

    Friday, May 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Kennedy Commons
    Join CLC for our last event of the year! We will celebrate mass as a community and then enjoy a barbecue dinner together. Hope to see everyone there! Questions? Contact Kathryn Hackett ( or Elise Jansen (

  •  Teach-In for Justice info night

    Saturday, May. 31, 1975

    Tuesday, April 29, 6 pm, Campus Ministry
    Washington to Washington: Campus Ministry and the Ignatian Center are collaborating to infuse the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (IFTJ) experience with a greater sense of solidarity. IFTJ is the largest annual gathering of youth from Jesuit institutions and is a great opportunity to meet people who will embrace your values and engage with you in conversation and exploration about some of the major issues of today. We will provide information about the trip and accompaniment with the Washington community at this meeting. Apply here.

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