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Liturgy News
  • Wednesday, 5/22, 1:15pm: Conferral of Sashes for International Graduates
  • Wednesday, 5/22, 5:15pm: Spanish Mass
  • Thursday, 5/23, 5:15pm: Communion Service
  • Friday, 5/24, 5:15pm: Commencement Mass
  • Saturday, 5/25: No morning Mass; 11:00am, Lay Sending
  • From May 28 - August 30, Mass will be celebrated Monday-Friday, 5:15pm, and Saturday, 8:30am.
Monday, 5/20, 8am Kamanzi
Tuesday, 5/21, 8am Cu Pham  5:15pm Hung Pham
Wednesday, 5/22, 8am Otto  5:15pm Agliardo
Thursday, 5/23, 8am Mayaki/Nguyen  5:15pm Reilly / Boccuzzi
Friday, 5/24, 8am Hsu  5:15pm O’Brien

JST Announcements
  • This is the last Magis for the 2018-19 academic year. We will be back in circulation on August 30. Enjoy the summer! Congratulations, graduates!
  • On Monday, May 27, JST offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
  • From Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, August 9, the JST building hours will be 8:00am-4:30pm.

JST Events
Sep
24
Panel: “Doing Theology as If People Mattered”
6:45pm, JST Manresa
Panel presentation of Doing Theology as If People Mattered: Encounters in Contextual Theology  former JST President Joe Daoust, S.J., GTU PhD student Marinda Keng Chan, Eddie Fernandez, S.J., and Deborah Ross.
Sep
27
JST Writing Lab #2
1:00pm - 3:00pm, JST 216
“Critical Summary vs. Critical Analysis”
Oct
8
St. Ignatius High School Immersion Leadership Recruitment
9:00am - 2:00pm, Compania
Tamara Setiady will visit with interested students for Summer 2020 opportunity.
Oct
11
JST Writing Lab #3
1:00pm - 3:00pm, JST 216
“Constructing an Argument: Claims, Reason, Evidence”
Nov
1
JST Writing Lab #4
1:00pm - 3:00pm, JST 216
“Use of Sources”

Mission Church at Night

SCU Events 

Exhibition: “Out of Tradition: Sacred & Profane”

Out of Tradition: Sacred & Profane examines ways in which traditions and practices are passed down or change over time through the specific lens of Contemporary Native experience. Several of the artists included in this exhibition utilize their artistic practice to explore their own cultural heritage and grapple with the inconsistencies of what is known and not known about ceremony, lineage, and technique. The exhibition is held at the de Saisset Museum at SCU and runs from April 2 to June 15, 2019, from Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free.

May
20
LERC Distinguished Speaker Series: Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, “Humanitarianism and Mass Migration”
4-5:30pm; St. Claire Room, SCU Library

At this final LERC Distinguished Speaker Series of the academic year, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, inaugural UCLA Wasserman Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will discuss the world crisis in mass migration. Suárez-Orozco will endeavor to fill a scholarly and humanitarian gap by examining theories and concepts that define today’s mass migration. His interdisciplinary and comparative approach will showcase new research examining how current structures of health, mental health, and education align and misalign with the new dystopic cartographies of mass migrations. 

May
21
Language of Hate, Language of Fear
5 - 6:30pm; Benson Center, Room 21

A multilingual approach to homophobic, racist, and misogynistic language in Western Europe and the United States. The guest speaker will be Eric Louis Russell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of French and Chair of the Humanities Program at UC Davis. Light refreshments will be served.

May
22
After Paradise: Ethics and the Future of Wildfires in California
12 - 1:15pm; Vari Hall, Wiegand Room

In the past few years, California has seen worse wildfires that ever before, causing widespread devastation of communities and the environment. This presentation will explore why wildfires have become so severe, and consider what might be some ethical paths forward.

May
29
Search for What Matters: Molly McDonald
12 - 1pm; Benson Memorial Center, Williman Room
The Spring 2019 “Search for What Matters” speaker will be Molly McDonald, Chief of Staff to the President of SCU. The “Search for What Matters” speaker series, sponsored by the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum, seeks to provide a space on campus for the discussion of core values and experiences among faculty, staff, students, and alumni. One faculty member, one staff member, and one Jesuit faculty/staff member are invited each year to respond to the question: “What matters to me and why?” Lunch will be served.

GTU News and Events

Survey on Spiritually-Based, Trauma-Informed Yoga

In the advent of current political and social events concerning justice for women who are victims of sexual assault and their rehabilitation, Laura Dunn and Pravina Rodrigues are spearheading a collaborative project on Yoga as Healing for Trauma. To help with this effort, you can participate in their survey or contact Laura and Pravina for an interview.

GTU Summer Foreign Language Courses

The GTU offers intensive summer language courses in French, German, and Spanish, designed to prepare students for the modern foreign language exam. These courses focus on grammar, building vocabulary, translation practice, and developing researching and writing facilities in the language. Each course is offered from 9am to noon from July 8 through August 2. Tuition is $690. To reserve a spot in a course, register through the Continuing Education option in the Sonis registration system by June 14, or contact the GTU registrar, John Seal at jseal@gtu.edu or 510-649-2462. 

Call for Artists

A call to artists is now open for an upcoming show tentatively entitled “Drawing the Soul toward Truth: Muslim and Hindu Sacred Geometry.” This project invites Hindu and Muslim artists who work with geometry (of any media), and whose work will be brought together as interfaith dialog. This call will remain open until Fall 2019, and especially encourages new and underrepresented artists on the West Coast. Accepted artists will show during Fall 2020 at the Doug Adams Gallery of the GTU. For more information, please e-mail care@gtu.edu.

May
22
Gender, Judaism, and Islam
6pm; GTU Library, Dinner Board Room

This is a Madrasa-Midrasha event, co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies.

May
23
CLGS Jewish Queeries Series: Jewish Black Queer Identity
7 - 8:30pm; PSR, Badè Museum, 1798 Scenic Avenue

The rise and increasing normalization of White Nationalist ideology and groups underscore the need for solidarity among targeted minority groups. In addition, diversity itself strengthens the Black, Jewish and queer communities, which are themselves often lacking understanding of internal differences and perspectives. Carla Mays will talk about her experience as a Jewish Woman of Color, and her choice to be a member of the San Francisco LGBTQ outreach synagogue. She will provide insight into how the Jewish, Black and LGBTQ communities can confront internal racism, antisemitism and homophobia, and how they can work together for better understanding and mutual support in society at large.

May
28
Five-Day Faith-Based Community Organizing Training
Tuesday, 5/28 through Saturday, 6/1; PLTS, 2000 Center Street, Suite 200

Taught by a team of experienced congregational and professional community organizers, this five-day class will cover the basic tools of faith-based community organizing from a biblical and theological perspective. The course will deal with practical skill-building in how to engage the public mission of the church in the world with the lens of place-based, spirituality, and racial and economic equity.


Audience

Community Events and Announcements

May
19
On Poetry and Translation between Hebrew and Arabic
3 - 6pm; Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Almog Behar is a poet, novelist, and critic who lives in Jerusalem and has published three books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and one novel. Behar is also one of the founders of the Judeo-Arabic cultural studies program at Tel-Aviv University. Shoshana Olidort, a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, will offer the introduction to Behar. A reception will follow the lecture. No RSVP is necessary.

May
19
St. Patrick’s Carnival
9:30am - 5pm; 1023 Peralta Street, Oakland

Bilingual Mass begins at 9:30am and the carnival runs from 11:30am to 5pm with multicultural foods, music, and games for children. All proceeds go towards Church expenses. 

Apr
20
Anne Lamott in Conversation with John Dear on Peace and Nonviolence
7 - 9pm; Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco

An evening with Anne Lamott reading from her new book, Almost Everything, and in conversation on peace and non-violence with Rev. John Dear. Anne Lamott is a New York Times best-selling author. Rev. John Dear is a peace activist, priest, teacher of nonviolence, and author. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. General admission tickets are $25 and tickets for the reception (from 5-6:30pm) are $75. Please RSVP with the links below.


Job Announcements and More

Job Announcement
St. Agnes Church in San Francisco is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Children’s Faith Formation. This position requires attendance at events on Sunday mornings and staff meetings on Wednesdays (preferably from 9:30-11:30am), and up to 19 hours of facilitation and administrative work per week. Experience teaching is preferred, and pay is hourly, commensurate with experience. Please click here for the job description. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and two professional references to Grace@SaintAgnesSF.com.
Job Announcement
Xceptional Prep is seeking test preparation instructors for GRE, SAT and/or ACT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays (GRE and SAT) and/or Saturdays (ACT). They seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. As the best test prep value, Xceptional Prep offers six-week, high-quality test preparation courses at a value price. The rate of pay is $45/hour for GRE classroom instruction and $35/hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.
Internship
Paid Internship, Office of Restorative Justice, California Catholic Conference
This position is responsible for helping build our restorative justice network, and actively building relationships with diocesan offices and the Restorative Justice Community. This person will also assist with reporting for our national strategic Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grant as well as be responsible for active and creative social media posts for restorative justice projects. A mandatory, all-expenses-paid orientation training with the National CCHD office in Washington will take place May 29 - May 31, 2019.
Conference
The 16th Annual National Black Catholic Men's Conference is being held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott,  October 10-13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The overall purpose of the Men’s Conference is to provide a forum for African American males and youth to discern the critical issues and challenges facing them in the community. Secondly, the Conference provides an environment of mentorship and support for those seeking a vocation in priesthood, brotherhood, or the diaconate. Special rates are available for hotel accommodations until Sept. 19.
Conference
Essentials for Leading Mission in Catholic Health Care is designed specifically for new mission leaders and those considering entering the ministry of mission integration. The 2019 program will begin with an in-person meeting Sept. 9-11, in St. Louis, followed by a series of online meetings approximately every two months to continue the formation and integration process. Student rates for registration are available.
Conference
The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University presents the Patterson Triennial Conference, “Faith, Reason, Theosis,” from June 3-5, 2019 at Fordham University School of Law (150 W. 62nd Street, New York City, NY). The student registration fee is $25. For more information, please visit the Orthodox Christian Studies Center website or contact Nathaniel Wood at nawood@fordham.edu. To register, please click here.
Essay Contest
The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) invites the seminarians at JST to participate in our second annual essay contest aimed at revealing the depth of Catholic teachings on ecologically-sustainable behavior. We ask seminarians to write a short, two-page essay (in English) that relates to the question: How can Catholic teachings help promote ecologically sustainable behavior? The essay should combine personal experience or reflections and citation of sources in Catholic teaching. The winner will receive $1,000; 2nd place, $300; and 3rd place, $200. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2019. For questions, please contact Faygle Train at essay@interfaithsustain.com.
Call for Papers
Students are invited to participate in the competition offered by the Mercersburg Society, with a $750 prize for the best student paper on any topic, historical or contemporary, pertaining to Mercersburg Theology. The papers will be approximately 15-20 pages long, with appropriate documentation. The prize winner will be invited to present the winning essay at an upcoming Mercersburg Society Convocation (in June), and may then be published in the New Mercersburg Review. Submissions should be sent to Anne Thayer, athayer@lancasterseminary.edu by May 20, 2019.
Call for Papers
Religious Experience and Description for the Second Regional Conference of the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience: This conference examines the difficulties and possibilities, and theoretical problems and hands-on solutions arising in the description of religious experience. Please submit your abstract of approximately 300 words to conferencevalpo@sophere.org. You can also enclose a paper of 3000 words (i.e., 20-minute reading time and 10 minutes for questions). Submissions with ready papers will be given priority. Submission deadline is July 1, 2019. Please visit the webpage for more details.

This semester's Renewal Group prepares for their final retreat. Photo by Jasmine Allen.

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