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Featured Event

Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Gesù Chapel at the Jesuit School of Theology
Saturday, November 3 in anticipation of the Fifth Sunday of St. Luke
4:45pm: brief singing rehearsal (come and sing!)
5:00pm: Divine Liturgy
After Liturgy: Social and Potluck in the Manresa Lounge
All are welcome.

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Liturgy News
This Friday, Oct. 19, at the 5:15pm Mass, we will celebrate the eve of the diaconate ordination. A reception will follow at CDSP's Denniston Commons and Courtyard, 6:00-8:00. An RSVP was needed in order to attend the reception.
There will be no Mass on Saturday, Oct. 20 due to the diaconate ordination.
Next week, during Reading Week, Mass will be celebrated daily at 5:15pm and on Saturday at 8:30am. The regular schedule will begin again on Monday, Oct. 29.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5:15 Mass, the Ignatian Family Teach-In Participants will be blessed.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, the 5:15 liturgy is a Spanish Mass.
Nov. 1 we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. We ask that if you have a picture of a favorite saint of yours, that you send it digitally to or deliver it personally to Mary Beth Lamb in Room 105 by Tuesday, Oct. 30, for our Chapel environment in November.
If you are a liturgical minister, please sign up on the website for Tuesday liturgies. You can sign up for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday liturgies on the white board outside the sacristy. 
Monday 10/29 8:00am Kabutta
Tuesday 10/30 8:00am Vu 5:15pm Endres
Wednesday 10/31 8:00am Pham/Dinh Cu 5:15pm Tanner
Thursday 11/1 8:00am Leveil/Simpasa 5:15pm Garcia Pintos/Avila
Friday 11/2 8:00am Nsengimana 5:15pm Janowiak
Saturday 11/3 8:30am Rabotovao

JST Announcements
  • Building hours during Reading Week are Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
  • There will be no Magis sent during Reading Week.
  • There will be no Soup Supper following Mass on Tuesday, October 23rd.
  • La mesa de español invites you to partake in fun Spanish conversation every Tuesday at 12pm on the patio, weather-permitting, or in Compañia.
  • The Revelations: Across Borders Exhibit is ongoing in Manresa Lounge through November 14.
  •  October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.  Aloysius Ming-Te Hsu, SJ (JST S.T.L. student) has created a Marian icon (Across the Border of Life and Death:  Our Lady of Guadalupe, The Mother of Pregnancy and Infant Loss) as part of the Across Borders exhibition in the Manresa Lounge for all those who seek comfort and consolation. 
  • All are welcome to apply for the Camino Ignaciano Pilgrimage & Spring Course SP-2074. Applications and two-page essay are due Monday, November 12. Please see the links to the following:

JST Events

Zoom GTU Library Orientation
JST Orientation Week
All Day
JST Orientation Week
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JST Orientation Week
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JST Orientation Week
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JST Orientation Week
All Day
Mass of the Holy Spirit and Welcome Back BBQ
5:15pm, Gesu Chapel

Mission Church at Night

SCU Events 

Social Media and Free Speech
12:00pm-1:00pm; SCU, Media Room A, Harrington Learning Commons

Social Media and Free Speech
Top experts on Internet law, the ethics of privacy, and trust in journalism will address the vexing issue of free speech on social media. This talk is a Markkula Ethics Center Fall Event.

Is voting a privilege or a right?
6-8pm; OML 832 Market St, Santa Clara

Join us for continuing conversations about identity and inclusion. This talk features Ethnic Studies professor James Lai.

Search for What Matters I Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.
4:00-5:30pm, Lucas Hall, Room 126

The Fall 2019 Search for What Matters speaker will be Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., Executive Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. 

“Your One Wild and Precious Life: Women on the Road of Ministry”
6:30pm; Mission Church, Santa Clara University

The Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Ministry Speaker 2018

Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., is regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the present day. She is Professor Emerita of theology at Fordham University and a Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY. Her scholarship addresses all aspects of the Christian faith and the life of the church from the standpoint of feminist, liberationist, and ecological concerns.

There is no charge for this event.

GTU News and Events

GTU Library Workshops

The GTU Library offers many workshops throughout the semester to help students with research, writing and citation.  The Zotero workshops feature a free online service for keeping track of bibliographic citations. They also offer workshops on finding resources for biblical and theological research, writing Biblical exegesis paper, and doing research from a distance.  

Meditation in the Gallery

Every Thursday, from 2-3pm, join Institute of Buddhist Studies student Quang Le in a mindfulness meditation session in the Doug Adams Gallery (2465 Le Conte Avenue). Quang has taught meditation for eight years, in Vietnam, Thailand, the United States, and Canada. Since 2007, he has been a disciple of the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to increase well-being and reduce stress and anger. This opportunity is available for all GTU students, faculty and staff.

Understanding Generational Differences: Values and Views
6:30pm, American Baptist Seminary of the West, Claiborne M. Hill Chapel

Stakeholders in higher education today represent five generations. As we consider the valuable legacy of our schools and seek to develop students poised to thrive in our world today, we must understand the cultural trends and generational values that intersect, and often collide, on our campuses. This session will present important perspectives and strategies needed to navigate these trends.

St. Thomas and the Brain in the Vat: Aquinas on the Mind, the Brain, and the Human Person
10:00am, DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley

Please join us for a look at what St. Thomas Aquinas would say about the Brain in a Vat argument, a scenario used in a variety of thought experiments intended to draw out certain features of human conceptions of knowledge, reality, truth, mind, consciousness and meaning. 

This presentation is designed to appeal to a wide audience of interested students, religious and the broader community.  It can be both an accessible introduction to St. Thomas and an enjoyable application for those already invested in his teachings to bring them into conversation with contemporary thought.

Talking with the Trees: John Muir's Nature Spirituality
4:30-5:30pm; UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive

The iconic hero of the wilderness, John Muir, held an ecstatic relationship to trees. The speaker of this talk is Dr. Devin Zuber, associate professor for American Studies, Religion, and Literature at GTU. This lecture is presented in connection with the Fall 2018 exhibition, “Gestures to the Divine: Works by Hagit Cohen”. Free for GTU students, faculty and staff. Please sign up for tickets online at the registration link.

Book Talk: An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich
12:30-2:00, GTU Student Lounge (2465 Le Conte, main floor)

Veronica Mary Rolf, medieval scholar and award winning author of two books on Julian of Norwich, will shed light on her themes, including her mystical theology of the motherhood of God. Bring your lunch!




Community Events and Announcements

Finding God in Tranquility and Turbulence
4:00-7:00pm, Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022

Please join us for our next Jesuit Connections Bay Area event. The event will include Mass, dinner, and a talk by Jesuit Scholastic Michael Tedone, S.J. Michael is currently stationed at Sacred Heart Nativity School and is living at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose. His talk will focus on finding God in Tranquility and Turbulence. This event corresponds with National Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday, a yearly celebration of our common bond through spiritual growth and the liturgy. There will be a $10 charge, payable in cash at the door, to cover the cost of dinner.

Please RSVP to either or on Facebook: event by Wednesday, October 17.


Berkeley Graduate Lectures: Neoliberalism's Scorpion Tail
4:10pm; Alumni House, Toll Room, UC Berkeley

Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Chair Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley will be offering the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture entitled "Neoliberalism's Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was."

Admission: Free.

Black Catholic History Month Celebration
12:30PM; Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St, San Francisco
Come celebrate the beginning of Black Catholic History Month on Saturday, November 3, at Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. A Gospel Concert will begin at 12:30 PM, followed by mass at 1:00 PM.
For more information, please contact
Berkeley Graduate Lectures: Shaping a 21st Century Workforce
4:10pm, International House, Chevron Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Ave, UC Berkeley

Jennifer M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan, will be offering the Barbara Weinstock Lecture entitled "Shaping a 21st Century Workforce: Is AI Friend or Foe?"

Admission: Free.

Job Announcements and More

Witnesses to the Faith: A Catholic Pilgrimage in a Changing China
April 23 - May, 2019
Visit sites where Catholics today live out their witness to Christian faith in contemporary society and where their forebears grounded that faith at the price of their lives. For costs and further information, visit the website of the US-China Catholic Association.
Summer Ethical Leadership Fellowship for Graduate Students and New Clergy

FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Seminary is non-denominational and open to graduate students studying to be religious leaders or scholars (whether in a seminary, divinity, rabbinical, Muslim Chaplaincy, or other program). By studying professional ethics at the sites of Nazi actions, our Fellows experience the importance of professional ethics in an immersive, powerful, and personal way.

The Fellowship is fully funded, and we will be awarding the 2019 FASPE Seminary Fellowship to 12 to 18 applicants. 
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program and preparing to serve as religious leaders (whether in a seminary, divinity, rabbinical, Muslim Chaplaincy, or other program) OR have received such a degree between May 2017 and January 2019. 

To learn more about FASPE and to apply, please visit: 

Completed applications are due: Monday, December 17.

Short-term Teaching Opportunity at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, CA
January 7 - February 15
This opportunity is a supervised, hands-on "field-ed" type of placement in a supportive, high school teaching environment. This is ideal for 3rd year M.Div. student or other student interested in gaining teaching experience. This opportunity would conclude prior to Comps studying and the hiring process for post-grad positions. 
To apply: Contact Shannon Vanderpool, Chair, Theology Department,
Call for Papers
Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology (BJRT)
Editors of the BJRT invite scholars to submit articles and book reviews for inclusion in the journal. The BJRT strongly encourages rigorous and creative scholarship from different religious and theological traditions and methods. The journal aspires to be an international and diverse forum of original, cutting-edge scholarship in religious studies, philosophy and theology that reflects the GTU's endeavor to be an interdisciplinary and interreligious community that grows in knowledge, thrives in spirit, and unites in solutions. For instructions for submissions and style Guide, see:
Submission deadline is February 1, 2019.
Call for Papers

Roth Prize

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 documentatin. 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, by May 20, 2019.

Artists and Professor Kate Barush for the Revelations: Across Borders Reception on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Photo by Mary Beth Lamb.

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Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Assistant Dean of Students
1735 Le Roy Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510-549-5029