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Liturgy News
  • Everyone is invited to attend the Mass of Gathering/Lunar New Year Celebration at 5:15 on Friday, February 7. Stay for the Chinese dinner!
  • Liturgical ministry:  If you have not previously participated in liturgical ministry for JST liturgy and would like to serve, please contact Sebastian Budinich, M.T.S. student and Liturgy Coordinator, at  We welcome all who would like to serve as lectors, acolytes, Eucharistic ministers, or in any other liturgical ministry.  If you are interested in music ministry, please contact Elise Dubravec, M.Div. Student and Music Coordinator at

Presider Schedule Week of February 3-7

Monday, 2/3: 8:00am Leveil
Tuesday, 2/4: 8:00am Kunonga 5:15pm  Murphy
Wednesday, 2/5: 8:00am Musoni  5:15pm Griener
Thursday, 2/6: 8:00am Gansa  5:15pm  O'Meara/Claravall
Friday, 2/7: 8:00am Kamanzi 5:15pm Connell/Goh
Saturday, 2/8: 8:00am Nyamayaro

JST Announcements
  • Register for fall classes by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31.
  • Tuesday evening Mass and soup supper:
    Our first Tuesday evening school community Mass is on Tuesday, February 4. The first Tuesday evening soup supper will be the following Tuesday, February 11, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass.
  • Last call for JST lay students to sign up for the March 13-15 retreat at El Retiro.  The retreat facilitator will be Megan Pryor Lorentz, Director of Adult Spirituality at St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco. To make it on time, retreatants would need to leave Berkeley by around 3:00 on Friday afternoon. Carpooling will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Mary Beth Lamb at by February 7. Please indicate any dietary requirements.
  • SCU Campus Ministry and the SCU Cowell Center are partnering with JST in presenting a workshop on suicide prevention on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at three different times. Please consider attending one of these training sessions: 10:00-11:30 for students, 12:15-1:45 for faculty/staff, or 3:30-5:00 for faculty/staff/students. Contact Mary Beth Lamb, to register or fill out the following link.
  • Feeling blue about the planet? Sign up for JST's Climate Justice Teach-In, From Lament to Hope: Faithful Action for Climate Justice, March 4, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Chardin House. Register at the front desk or contact John Guyol, Classes are canceled for the day, so that everyone can participate.

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 

Free Speech, Hate Speech, the Beloved Community, and Building a Place of Generous Encounter
12:15-1:15pm, California Mission Room, Benson Center

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for an opportunity to come together as an SCU community and have candid conversations & discussions.

"Sunday Best" Black History Month Service, Rev. Dr. Tanisha Sparks presiding
12pm, Mission Church

Join in a Protestant worship service led by Rev. Dr. Tanisha L. Sparks to celebrate the cultural heritage of the SCU Black community! Service will be followed by a Gospel brunch in the Nobili Dining Room.

Why is Playfulness a Virtue?
6:00-7:15pm, Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center

Join the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum for a conversation with Fr. Fredrick Heiding, S.J. on playfulness and the Jesuit, Catholic aesthetic tradition.

Some say that play leads to certain vices, others claim that it is the very basis for culture in terms of rituals, art, dance and theatre. What is the Jesuit response?

Fr. Heiding will explore this question in a lecture and in conversation with Fr. Michael Zampelli, S.J., the Paul L. Locatelli, S.J. University Professor in Santa Clara’s Department of Theatre and Dance.  

A reception will precede the lecture.

GTU News and Events

GTU Library Workshops

The GTU Library hosts workshops throughout the semester on Zotero (a free citation management program), Biblical exegesis, finding primary resources, and doing library research from a distance. Click here for the schedule.

Communicating Truth: Evangelization by the Laity
9:30am-4:45pm, DSPT, 2301 Vine Street

How can Catholics evangelize in a culture that calls moral convictions “hate speech” and “intolerance?” Please join us for this important day of thoughtful presentations, dialogue and reflection at the Annual DSPT Convocation of the College of Fellows. Speakers include Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP (Lay Mission Project) and Fr. Justin Gable, OP (DSPT Philosophy Professor) as well as DSPT Fellows and a panel of current students, lay and Dominican. This year's topic is "Communicating Truth - Evangelization by the Laity". Will be livestreamed. All information and RSVP required at

GTU Student Listening Forum
10:00am - 11:30, Dinner Board Room, GTU Library

The GTU Board of Trustees invites all GTU students to participate in this listening session.  Our intention is to strengthen ties between the Board of Trustees and the larger GTU community, and to create a safe space in which community members have an opportunity to directly voice thoughts and concerns to the Board about matters relevant to GTU governance, academics, financial management, policy, culture, student life, or other matters.

Professor of Practice Kick Off
6:00-8:00pm, PSR Chapel

This is the first event of the Professor of Practice Series at the Pacific School of Religion, which is part of the larger series at PSR: "Democracy Reimagined: Having a Say in Our Futures." Industry experts Rumman Chowdhury, the Global Lead for Responsible Artificial Intelligence at Accenture; Jeff Chang, Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture at Race Forward; and Kenneth "Hap" Klopp, co-founder of The North Face will join the faculty of PSR to engage in cross-sector discussion about how we reimagine democracy and ensure everyone has a say in shaping a future where all can thrive.

Singing is Believing: Pilgrimage and the Senses
12pm-1pm, Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 LeConte Avenue

Dr. Kate Barush will explore the role of music in translating the pilgrimages of the past into the present. This topic is addressed in Dr. Barush's forthcoming book, Imaging Pilgrimage: Art as Embodied Experience (Bloomsbury Visual Culture). The efforts of the British Pilgrimage Trust to "rewild" ancient pilgrimage song and chant through ritual praxis will be introduced as a case study, followed by plenty of time for discussion!

GTU Faculty Listening Forum
10:00-11:30am, Dinner Board Room, GTU Library

The GTU Board of Trustees invites all Faculty members to participate in this listening session.  Our intention is to strengthen ties between the Board of Trustees and the larger GTU community, and to create a safe space in which community members have an opportunity to directly voice thoughts and concerns to the Board about matters relevant to GTU governance, academics, financial management, policy, culture, student life, or other matters.

After/Life Opening Reception
5:00-7:00pm, Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue

Please join CARe for the opening of our Spring 2020 exhibition, AFTER/LIFE. The artist Mark Mitchell will be in attendance, and there will be refreshments and live music to enjoy!

CLGS Jewish Queeries Series: Using Midrash as a Tool for Social Justice
7:00pm, Badè Museum, 1798 Scenic Avenue
Rabbah Rona Matlow speaks on Using Midrash as a Tool for Social Justice.
In this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event we will explore what Midrash is classically, and how it can be used in a modern context to queer texts, religious and secular. We will start with a foundational text of the United States to show that the process works with secular texts as well. We will then explore two original texts written by the presenter.


Community Events and Announcements

Trinity College Choir, Melbourne
6:00pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

The choir of Trinity College Choir, Melbourne, Australia, will be performing a one-hour concert at St. Mark’s Church, Berkeley as part of their US Tour.   A free-will offering will be collected in support of the 2020 St. Mark’s, Berkeley, Choir Pilgrimage Scholarship Fund.  The choir is under the direction of Christopher Watson, a former member of the Tallis Scholars and Director of Music at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. 

Considering Matthew Shepard, Cantata by Craig Hella Johnson, performed by Cantare Con Vivo
7:30pm; Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington

Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming teenager who became a national figure after he was beaten and left for dead for being gay in 1998, has inspired plays, documentaries and books. He is the subject of this newly written 95-minute extended work entitled “Considering Matthew Shepard” that explores his life, death and legacy. Composer Craig Hella Johnson, Director of Austin choir Conspirare and former Director of San Francisco’s own Chanticleer, features lyrics taken from Shepard’s writing well as dark passages about the group that picketed his funeral. “The piece actually became a whole lot more than just the story of the suffering,” Johnson said. “It needed to become this larger invitation to return to love. And to return to remember who we are as human beings, in the deepest sense of our essence." Tickets are $10 for students; $35 general admission. There will also be performances at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church on February 29 and at First Presbyterian Church of Oakland on March 1.

Job Announcements and More

From the Heartland to the Borderlands: Faith in Chinese Context -- NEW!!

China is a land of surpassing cultural and historical breadth. Experience its ultra-modern cities, its great centers of education, and its ancient heartland, as well as villages where some of the minority groups that participate in the cultural mix of China have lived for centuries.

In these diverse settings, study tour participants will hear firsthand from Chinese Catholics who share in and contribute to the life of their local communities.

This study tour affords a unique context for reflection on questions of faith, culture, and meaning.

Led by Fr. Michael Agliardo, director of the USCCA and research scholar in sociology at Santa Clara University, it lasts from May 6-17 as you travel through 5 provinces of China.

Applications are due February 15. For details, see US Catholic China Tour. To apply, see application.

Catholic Health Initiative CPE Internships, Summer 2020 -- NEW!!

The summer intensive internship is an eleven week, full-time program that is primarily designed for graduate theological students and seminarians preparing for ordained ministry conducted at CHI Health McAuley Fogelstrom Center, Omaha, NE.

2020 Internship Dates: June 1 - August 14, 2020 

Deadline to apply: February 28, 2020.

For more information about the program, see Summer Internships. To apply, see application.

Call for Papers --NEW!!

The March 2020 issue of Asian Horizons (of the Dharmaram Journal of Theology) invites articles on "Synodal Church." Though synodality is not a new concept in itself, Pope Francis’ vision of synodality has given it new levels of meaning and new vitality for the life and mission of the Church. Church leaders and theologians have developed further Pope’s vision of synodality, but this vision and its practical implications are to be developed further. Please send your articles (4500-5000 words, including the footnotes) by March 20, 2020. Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5-7 keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words. For submitting the articles and for more details, please contact Shaji George Kochuthara, editor-in-chief, at

Asian Horizons is a forum for theological reflection in the Asian context marked by economic poverty, cultural diversity and religious plurality. Although the focus is on theological reflection in the context of Asia, the journal also addresses theological developments and concerns of the universal Church and endeavors to dialogue with the Church in various contexts. 

Ignatius Q: At the Crossroads: Staying the Course for a Love that is Whole --NEW!!

IgnatianQ is a queer conference that is hosted at a different Jesuit university every year that focuses on queerness existing in congruence with religious identities and spaces, not in spite of those spaces, this year hosted by Regis University in Denver, CO, March 20-22. 

The theme for this conference is "At the Crossroads: Staying the Course for a Love that is Whole." There are four pillars associated with this theme: A Love that is Whole, Intersectionality, Change Making, and Institutional Discernment. Featuring a host of speakers, including Father James Allison, as well as breakout sessions and opportunities to explore our own identities, look at what we can do in our communities, and enjoy the space and time with one another for a weekend, we invite you to join us that weekend. This conference is open to students who identify along the queer spectrum, allies, and faculty, staff and/or administrators.

For more information, see Ignatian Q Conference.

Louisville Institute Fellowships

The Louisville Institute offers fellowships for doctoral study and dissertation work. The Dissertation Fellowship (DF) programs offers up to ten $25,000 grants to support the final year of Ph.D. or Th.D. dissertation writing. Preference given to students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity, especially projects related to Institute mission priorities. Apply by February 1, 2020.

The Doctoral Fellowship (DOC) program encourages current Ph.D./Th.D. students to consider theological education as their vocation. The Institute awards up to ten two-year Doctoral Fellowships of $2,000 per year. In addition, Fellows constitute a peer learning cohort that meets six times over a two year period. Apply by March 1, 2020.

For more information and to apply, see the Louisville Institute site.

CHA Colloquium Scholarship

In an effort to help prepare graduate students for a career in Catholic health care ethics, the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) is offering a limited number of scholarships to the 2020 Theology and Ethics Colloquium, Ethics Beyond the Bedside, March 11-13, 2020 in St. Louis. The scholarships are designed to support the educational and professional development of the next generation of ethicists and theologians for the Catholic health care ministry. Scholarships will include complimentary program registration, roundtrip coach airfare to and from St. Louis, and hotel accommodations the evenings of March 11 and 12, 2020. The application deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020.  Please note – a faculty member must approve and sign the application of any recommended student. Click here for the CHA Colloquium Scholarship Announcement and for the CHA Colloquium Scholarship Application. Please contact Nathaniel Blanton Hibner at with questions.

Scholarships for Catholic Studies (UK)

Applications are open for Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries with the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University UK for the 2020-2021 school year. This year, there are two (2) Louis Lafosse Bicentenary PhD Scholarships, both three-year awards including full-fees (at UK/Home level), plus a maintenance allowance at the UK Research Council’s national rate (£15,009 in 2019-20). The deadline for applications for the Louis Lafosse Bicentenary Scholarships is Sunday, February 23, 2020. All other applications are open until May 24, 2020. Full details including eligibility criteria, and an application form are available at

CHA Theology and Ethics Colloquium, "Ethics Beyond the Bedside"

CHA's Theology and Ethics Colloquium, "Ethics Beyond the Bedside", will examine ethical implications for Catholic health care around critical issues in society, technology, national media and the Church. This year, the annual, invitation-only event for ethicists will take place March 11-13, 2020 at the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel in St. Louis. Please visit their webpage for more details. Please see the entry entitled "CHA Colloquium Scholarship" that follows below for information on a scholarship opportunity to assist with attendance costs. 

Part-Time Chaplaincy Position

Mercy Retirement & Care Center is a vibrant retirement community located in Oakland that provides senior-assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to meet a variety of health care needs. They are currently seeking to hire a part-time chaplain. The position is exempt, 17 hours/week (34 hours/2 week pay period), and does not qualify for benefits. It is ideally and typically worked weekly as three partial days (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). For each of these days you would be responsible for setting up for morning mass, or communion service, assisting the priest as needed with readings and communion distribution during mass, or leading a communion service distributing pre-consecrated hosts on your own on Saturday mornings. For more information, please visit their website at

SF Night Ministry - Spring 2020 CPE Unit

The San Francisco Night Ministry (SFNM) announces openings to a part-time "extended" unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training in Spring 2020. Anyone who has a four-year degree or equivalent and a heart of service is welcome to apply. CPE is spiritual care training in a clinical context. Students use CPE for personal and professional formation. Many hospices and hospitals require spiritual care professionals to complete at least one unit of CPE. SFNM is fully accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. 

The application is available at You may send your completed application and $35 processing fee payable to “San Francisco Night Ministry” to: Rev. Trent Thornley, San Francisco Night Ministry, 1031 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA  94109. Please direct questions to 

JST Women Faculty, Students and Staff working on Women's Liturgy of the Hours project. Photo by Elise Dubravec. 

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