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La Pietá de Avignon Técnica: Óleo sobre tela Colección: Fundación Guayasamín Ubicación: Capilla del Hombre, Quito, Ecuador.  Accessed at 

Day of Lament and Prayer, Tuesday, September 18

The JST community will observe a day of lament in solidarity with all those who have been victims of abuse in the Church, and prayer for healing and conversion in our Church. 
Morning Prayer 8 a.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament;  The Chapel will be open for silent prayer and Adoration throughout the day until 3:45.
Midday Prayer 12:05-12:20 p.m.
Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3:30-3:45 p.m.
Mass, 5:15, followed by Soup Supper 
Community Reflection from 6:45-8 p.m., facilitated by Julie Rubio, JST-SCU Professor of Christian Social Ethics.  
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Liturgy News

Tuesday, Sept. 18, no morning Mass but rather Morning Prayer at 8:00am.

Presider Schedule Week of September 10-15

Monday: Sept. 17, 8:00am Missanga 

Tuesday: Sept. 18, 8:00am Morning Prayer 5:15pm Janowiak/Ross

Wednesday: Sept. 19, 8:00am Tran  5:15pm Clerveau

Thursday: Sept. 20, 8:00am Atsikin/Lakra 5:15pm Garcia Pintos/Gansa

Friday: Sept. 21, 8:00am  Seluvannan  5:15pm Connell

Saturday: Sept. 22, 8:30am Pham/Dinh Cu

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JST Events

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

Mission Church at Night

SCU Events 

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.  

View from the Bench: Closing Artist Roundtable
GTU Library, 5:30-7:30

A View from the Bench features a selection of drawings by Cruz Reynoso on his case notes while he served on the California State Supreme Court, as well as works by other Chicano artists. Chicano art is often produced for the community, a deeply religious community. Rather than artists hiding their faith tradition, the Chicano community creates art about protest and social justice which is fundamentally rooted in the community’s faith tradition.


GTU Library Book Store
10:00 am - 3:00 pm, plaza in front of GTU Library

It's time for the GIANT ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOKSALE. Come in honor of St. Jerome (the patron saint of librarians) and stock up on theology books. $2 for hardcover, $1 for paperback. No early birds please. Light refreshments served.

GTU Diversity: A Welcoming Reception for Students, Faculty, Staff of Color and International Students, Faculty and Staff
4:30 - 6:00, Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion

This event is hosted by the GTU consortium student affairs offices. For more information, contact Kathleen Kook, GTU Dean of Students,

Lex Orandi, Lex Vivendi et Via Media: Christian Worship for the 21st Century
7:45 pm Denniston Refectory, 2450 LeConte.

Dr. Lim Swee Hong, Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College of Victoria University of the University of Toronto, Canada. Respondent: Dr. Jamie Apgar.

How might churches revitalize liturgical practice in the light of socio-cultural changes in the present era? While the tradition is a rich repository of the Christian faith, it is not realistic to keep the existing liturgical practices without addressing its imperialistic ethos. Fundamentally speaking, liturgical contextualization or inculturation is not about recovering local cultural elements to showcase Christianity as a politically correct movement on the world’s stage. Rather, the adaptive processes seek to facilitate the germinating or rooting of local Christianity – that is, a faith expression that has its genus in contextual reality that values both its Christian heritage and its local reality.

CPE Day @ the GTU
1:30-3:30, Dennison Common Room, CDSP

All those interested in CPE are welcome and encouraged to attend. Representatives from ACPE certified CPE programs throughout the greater Bay Area will be available to share information regarding each ACPE center and the CPE educational process.

For more information, speak with Deborah Ross,


Community Events and Announcements

International Shoreline Cleanup in Berkeley
9:00 - noon, Shorebird Park Nature Center, 160 University Avenue Berkeley Marina

Contact Mary McGann,, if Interested in carpooling. Meet in front of JST at 8:30am

International Shoreline Cleanup

Being with Dying and Death
September 18, 8am - September 20, 5pm, Chaplaincy Institute, 1400 Shattuck #14

Explore important aspects of being with dying and death from interfaith perspectives. For chaplains, hospice volunteers, nurses, physicians, therapists and anyone faced with dying at home. Tuition: $495, with sliding scale for financial need.

And Did Those Feet? A presentation on Poetry, Art and the Pilgrimage of Life
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way in Berkeley, 7:00pm

The Episcopal Campus Ministry is hosting Dr Kathryn Barush for a special evening conversation on the poetry of William Blake, the practice of ancient pilgrimage in Britain, and the ways people are bringing poetry and pilgrimage together in the modern world. At this event Dr. Barush will “look at the history of art and pilgrimage in Britain, the search for the ‘New Jerusalem’ right in one’s own backyard, and how song and chant can cross temporal and spatial boundaries – a sacred journey from the past and into the present, and back again.”

Job Announcements and More

Catholic Theological Society of America Dolores Christie Convention Scholarship

This scholarship covers costs of travel, room and attendance for students going to CTSA.  Deadline for submission: Oct. 1.

Housing Opportunity

Elderly gentleman seeking companion. Housing available in exchange for companionship.  Home is located in the Elmwood Area of Berkeley, by the Claremont Hotel.  A spacious room, private bathroom and a great study space will be provided in exchange for your companionship. Looking for someone with a good heart, good interpersonal skills, who enjoys conversing and would be willing to make coffee in the morning.  He already has a caregiver, so you would be there to be a presence in the morning and at night, and to converse with him occasionally.  

Please contact Alicia Ephraim for more information, (415) 999-8007.

Call for Editors

Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology

Positions available for editorial staff, including Copy Editor and the Peer-Review Board of Department Editors for Sacred Texts, Theology and Ethics, and Religion in Practice/Practical Theology. Apply by contacting the managing editor,, and list your disciplines or subjects of expertise. Based on this, the editorial staff will send you relevant submissions for peer-review.  Current doctoral students, doctoral alumni and friends of the GTU (scholars who may be faculty in the GTU or at other institutions) are invited to apply for these positions.

Call for Papers
5th Asia Pacific GTU Student Forum
October 15, 2018

Invitation for Doctoral students (STD or PhD) working on topics or themes relevant to Asian-Pacific contexts to present their projects.  Send to the director of the Asia Project, or the program coordinator, Presenters do not have to be Asian descendants but papers must have an Asia Pacific connection. Please include your name, school, area and title of your project.  Decisions will be announced on Oct. 1. For any inquiries, please contact the program coordinator, Marinda Chan,

Presentation abstract (300-500 words) due by September 25.

Call for Papers: Society for Phemenology of Religious Experience

Topical Issue of Open Theology: Phenomenology in Dialogue: Religious Experience, Visuality and the Lifeworld

Submissions due by September 30.

Call For Papers
2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, American Academy of Religion, Western Region
Arizona State University, March 2-3, 2019
2019 Annual Conference Theme: Religion and Resistance
Sections on Catholic Studies, Education and Pedagogy, Indigenous Religions, Pagan Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Womanist/Pan-African, and Resisting Climate Dystopia with Spiritual Activism are chaired by GTU, JST and SCU students and faculty. Please consider sending in a proposal.
Proposals are due October 1.
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.
Lizzy Fahey reads the Scriptures

Mass of Gathering; photo by Carolyn Read.

Lizzy Fahey reads the Scriptures
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