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Lent@SCU

Please pray for SCU students who are deepening their faith this Lent.

Throughout the Season of Lent, countless people around the community and world are making Lenten promises of fasting, prayer, and works of charity. At this upcoming Easter Vigil, there will not be any adult baptisms. This year, we have the opportunity to journey with Melanie Vezjak '19, who is preparing to complete her initiation into the Roman Catholic Church by celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Eucharist! We continue to pray for Mikaela Burkhardt (Law '19), who is a catechumen - an unbaptized person preparing for full initiation - who will be initiated through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at a future Easter Vigil. Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers. We encourage you to take part by sending letters of support and encouragement to Melanie. You can send an email to Therese Salgado, Sacramental Formation Intern, or drop by Campus Ministry. Letters can be received until March 28.

JST bannerDuring this holy time for Christians, Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology is offering an “online retreat” in the form of daily e-mailed reflections, A Heart Renewed: Daily Lenten Prayer from the Jesuit School of Theology.

The daily reflections will be written by some of JST’s most learned scholars in their field, as well as by JST alumni or students studying to receive their Masters of Divinity or other degrees. Authors will include Berkeley Jesuit community Rector John P. McGarry, S.J., on Ash Wednesday’s message to act now; JST moral theologian Lisa Fullam, reflecting on resisting structural evil; and JST Dean Kevin O’Brien, S.J., on the resurrection of Christ.

CRS Rice Bowl 2018

This Lent, change lives in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Iraq, Malawi, Nicaragua, and at home.

What is Lent?

Listen to Fr. Jim Martin, SJ's take on Lent

Forgive and Forget

Bishop Patrick McGrath from the Diocese of San Jose speaks about the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Rice Bowl 2018

Get a Rice Bowl and begin to put your loose change in it. Money benefits the development work of Catholic Relief Services here and abroad.

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Break Forth!

Then your light shall break forth like the dawn [Isaiah 58:8]. Voices from the Ignatian network challenge us to let go—of fear, of unknowing, of oppressive systems—to restore and repair our world. How will our light “break forth” this Lent?

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Mass schedules

If you're trying to carve out time for God and yourself this Lent, Mass is a great starting point. Daily or weekly, you'll find plenty of options at SCU.




View the Mass Schedule

Online Stations of the Cross

Join with others in praying for the needs of the world as we reflect on the Passion and death of Jesus.

Take better care of yourself with these simple tools.

We've compiled a page of resources for prayer and meditation that are simple to use. During Lent, they can help even the busiest of us connect to something much greater than any of us.

Experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation