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This week in Campus Ministry

Links and more info on events can be found on the University Get Connected calendar

  • Breaking Open the Word is a weekly scripture study that helps us to prepare for Sunday Mass by reflecting on the passages to be proclaimed.  Everyone is invited to this Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening at 7pm.
  • Misa en español. Acompáñanos todos los martes del a las 9:00 p.m. (hora del Pacífico) por ZOOM para la Misa en español. Se requiere inscribirse de antemano.
  • Worldview Diversity Training. Interested in gaining understanding about your own and others diverse worldviews? Want to learn how to extend more compassion and work across differences? Join us for our Worldview Diversity Training's co-hosted by the Interfaith Council and Campus Ministry on Wednesday, April 14th from 6pm – 7pm. Register here
  • College Catholics Mass with Music on Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm. A student-focused Mass with music.
  • Middle Eastern North African Heritage Mass on Sunday, April 18th from 5pm – 6pm. Event Details: In-person Student Mass. Pre-registration is required.
  • Spring Quarter Mass Offerings: As updated regulations are issued by the Santa Clara County Health Department, further information about mass offerings for the Spring Quarter will be posted on the Mission Church website.
  • RCIA & Confirmation Class. Interested in becoming Catholic? Catholic and want to be confirmed? Contact Campus Ministry for further information regarding Sacramental Formation classes.
  • Office Hours for ConversationsCampus ministers are available to speak with anyone, whenever the need arises, especially in times of stress and unrest, as we are currently experiencing in our nation. You may contact any campus minister by clicking here and making an appointment or by sending an email message.

Welcome to Campus Ministry!

We acknowledge that Santa Clara University sits on the land of the Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone people, who trace their ancestry through the Missions Dolores, Santa Clara, and San Jose. Daily, we must acknowledge and remember their connection to this region and give thanks to them for allowing us to live, work, learn, and pray on their traditional homeland, not only here but across the United States by all Native American people. Please take a moment of silence to pay respect to their Elders and to all Ohlone people of the past and present.

-- University Land Acknowledgment 

Values Statement & Commitment to Anti-Racism

It is our goal as Campus Ministry, to gather across differences to worship, pray, and celebrate together as a community of diverse religious, spiritual and secular traditions. We have heard the pain and anguish present in our Black community in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans. We recognize that Campus Ministry has not always been a place of welcome that we hope it would be for our diverse Santa Clara community. We want to publicly state that we are committed to being a spiritual and physical home where people are welcomed and celebrated. 

We, in Campus Ministry, are in the active process of discerning what is needed. We are attentive to the work of the Spirit as it calls us individually and as a team to further justice and equity. We hope to continue this work by listening to the stories of our BIPOC voices on campus and around the nation. Through engagement with Campus Ministry, we hope that students, staff, faculty, and alumni will be better equipped to discern their needs and the needs of the community as we accompany one another on the path to a more just world. 

Campus Ministry is engaged in the work of transforming our hearts and communities. Our personal and departmental transformation occurs in tandem with Santa Clara’s commitment to being an anti-racist university. Our Jesuit, Catholic identity informs our commitment to create a space where all are welcomed, recognizing that every member of our community is created in the image and likeness of God. We acknowledge that this will require on-going work as transformation is an active and on-going process that requires individual and communal participation. Our own hearts have been transformed by our conversations, educational programs, diverse liturgies, and continued collaborations with student organizations, departments on campus, and local community members. We recognize our transformation is unceasing and pray that it is ever-increasing. 

We hope to join you on your own journeys’ of transformation, and invite you to influence ours.

All Are Welcome

Catholic Life

Find ways to connect with the Catholic community on campus for prayer and worship, as well as regular opportunities for faith, intercultural, and sacramental formation. 

Religious Diversity

Whether you want to share your particular religious, philosophical or secular tradition with fellow peers, explore interfaith cooperation, or develop your religious literacy, we have many offerings for you!

Spiritual Conversations

Campus Ministers are available for conversations about what matters most to you. Check out the Campus Minister's bios and schedule a conversation today!

Finding God in All Things

Connectedness

Campus Ministry has many ways to get involved, from one-time events to regular offerings. Check out the various programs on our "Get Connected" page and be sure to sign up here too!

Mindfulness

Visit this page to find a variety of resources—from tools you can use on your own to the many opportunities to practice meditation and mindfulness with other Broncos. 

Wellness

Spiritual wellness is one of 8 dimensions of "Cura Personalis"—Care of the Whole Person—a value at the heart of Ignatian spirituality. Find resources for your own practice of self-care.

Contemplatives in Action

Justice

Connect with the spiritual roots of your activism. Find spiritual resources for your Anti-Racism journey. Pray and work for social, racial, and climate justice. 

Discernment

Find resources for discerning your vocation—including information about religious vocations, year of service opportunities, and careers in education and ministry.

Jesuit Values

Ignatian Spirituality, or the spirituality of the Jesuits, is animated by a distinct set of values. Learn more about these values and incorporate them into your spiritual life. 

Welcome!