Santa Clara University

Campus Ministry homepage

Campus Ministry News & Events

Campus Ministry News & Events

  •  Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

    Monday, Sep. 24, 2012

    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 here.

  •  Student Blessing from the Welcome Mass

    Sunday, Sep. 16, 2012


    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.


  •  Welcome Weekend Liturgy

    Monday, Sep. 10, 2012

    Please join us for a Sunday liturgy to welcome all the new members of our SCU community on Sunday, September 16 at 10 a.m. on the St. Ignatius Lawn. There will be a special blessing for new students.

  •  Our apologies

    Sunday, Jul. 15, 2012

    We apologize for the miscommunication about the picnic after Mass on Sunday. Our hope is that each person to whom we reach out experiences a strong sense of belonging and being welcomed into our community. If this made you feel as if you were unwelcome in any way, we sincerely apologize.

  •  Meditation Room open during summer

    Monday, Jun. 18, 2012

    The meditation room, located adjacent to the Info Desk in Benson Center and open to people of all faiths, is open whenever the building is open. Please feel stop by for a moment of peace and connection.

  •  Blog: Freshman Kate, Meet Senior Kate

    Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2012

    In the final Reaching Within blog entry of the year, Senior Kate Flannery describes her growth while at SCU through the lens of her experience on Campus Ministry's Ignatian 5-Day Retreat.

  •  Help needed: Welcome Weekend Liturgy

    Monday, Jun. 11, 2012

    We are looking for musicians, ushers, people for the procession, and trained Eucharistic ministers for the Welcome Weekend Liturgy, which will happen on Sunday, September 16. Please fill out the linked form in order to sign up. We encourage all who are interested to let us know.

  •  Misa en Español

    Thursday, May. 17, 2012

    Join us on Thursday, May 24 at 8 pm for this monthly mass in Spanish. All members of the university community, family, and friends are welcomed. That's just about everyone, so we hope to see you there!

  •  Lutherans and Baptists and Presbyterians, oh, my!

    Thursday, May. 3, 2012

    Interested in learning about different Christian denominations? Bring your lunch to Campus Ministry on Fridays at noon for presentations/conversations about Christian denominations, what they believe and how they formed. Through May 25.

  •  The Challenge: Kate Flannery '12

    Thursday, May. 3, 2012

    This spirituality series will highlight Katherine Flannery '12, who will reflect on her faith journey through her college years. Wednesday, May 9 at 8 pm in the St. Francis Chapel.

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)