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Liturgy News

JST will celebrate Mass only in the mornings, Monday-Saturday, at 8:30am until further notice.

JST Announcements
  • Many events here at JST, at SCU, the GTU and in the Bay Area are being canceled or postponed due to the risk of infection by COVID-19. We have taken off events that we already know about, but you will want to verify all coming events for yourself. Stay safe!
  • JST updates on COVID-19 can be found here.   This page links also to the SCU and GTU updates.
  • The JST Writing Labs will be available via zoom. See the calendar item for information on how to connect.
  • Online Workshop: Introduction to Restorative Justice, Concepts and Practices, Thursday, 3/19, 2:10-5:00pm. Please join "The Art of Restorative Practices: For Parishes, Schools, and Beyond" Bridge Course for an open, online (via Zoom) introductory session on Restorative Justice. In this session, we will cover "Living Collectively as our 'Best Selves': Values in Thought and Action" (Indigenous roots of Restorative Justice; from Newtonian to new worldviews; and Restorative Justice and Catholic Social Teaching) and "Creating Safe Places for Difficult Conversations" (e.g. Conferencing and Victim-Offender Dialog), with an emphasis on the Circle process: a foundational practice in restorative justice that can be used in any number of venues and for such purposes as community building and repairing conflicts and harms. If interested, please contact Carrie Rehak at by Wednesday, 3/18.
  • A Teaching in Bay Area Catholic High Schools workshop will be facilitated by Shannon Vanderpol of St. Ignatius Prep., on Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at JST. This workshop is geared towards JST lay students from any/all degree programs who are considering or aspiring to teach. Though the workshop is geared towards Catholic High Schools, skills and topics covered are applicable to other ministries. Further details will follow regarding the workshop either possibly being offered in an online format or postponed. Please register by Monday, March 30 with Mary Beth Lamb,

JST Events

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

Mission Church at Night

SCU Events 

“Evolution, Posthumanism and the New Catholicity”
7:00pm, Mission Church

5th Francis L. Markey “Women in Ministry” Speaker Series Event 
Featured Speaker: Ilia Delio, OSF, Ph.D.

“Lurking beneath our fragmented, binary and conflicted world is a power of divine love that is restless, dynamic and future and oriented. I will discuss the way nature struggles through to more life, the significance of the Christ event as the symbol of new life and the rise of AI-posthuman life as the next level of human personhood drawn toward a future fullness in God.”

Online: Careers in Social Justice: Recent Alumni Discuss Working Toward an Equitable Future
4:30-6:30, via livestream or zoom

Please mark your spring calendars for the Ethnic Studies 14th Annual Alumni Speakers Series featuring some of our best and brightest recent graduates talking about "Careers in Social Justice: Recent Alumni Discuss Working Toward an Equitable Future".

Yesenia Veamatahau '17, Operation Associate, Essie Justice Group

Nhada Ahmed '17, Organizer with Californians for Justice

Taylor Kee '18, Program Operation Coordinator, SEO Scholars

Perla Luna '19, High School English Teacher, MA in Education Candidate at Stanford University

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.

Contemplative Lenten Retreat with Susan Philips, Ph.D.
9:00am- 1:00pm, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley

Pause and pay attention to God’s great love and truth, as expressed through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join us for a morning of prayer, reflection, and readying ourselves to continue our great pilgrimage with Christ. Cosponsored with First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.

Writing Conference Proposals and Abstracts with Dr. Kathryn Barush
10:00-11:00 via zoom

Please join via zoom, link below.


Community Events and Announcements

Mystery and Majesty Cantare Con Vivo Concert
7:30pm, St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette


The Chamber Ensemble will present Swiss composer Frank Martin’s exquisite “Mass for Double Choir. Without question, this is one of the most beautiful settings ever written, employing independence from its eight vocal lines offset with sections of lush double choir antiphonal writing. Also featured will be Ešenvalds’ “Only in Sleep,” “The Old Church” by Paulus, and works by Anders Ohrwall, Randall Stroope and Billy Joel. JST's Paul Kircher and Mary Beth Lamb will perform.


Foot Massage Workshop: The Art of Anointing
9:30am-4:30pm, 240 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 206, San Francisco

Learn a simple and effective 20-minute foot massage sequence in preparation for Holy Thursday massage session in the Tenderloin neighborhood, 11am - 3:00pm, April 9.

Workshop Cost Sliding Scale $75-$100 (Scholarships Available)

To register, call (415) 344-0302 or email

Job Announcements and More

Graduate Summer Institute on the Catholic Imagination

The Graduate Summer Institute (GSI) provides an opportunity for current graduate students to broaden and deepen their engagement with the Catholic imagination, specifically in the spheres of theology, poetry, literature and film. This ten day program combines master classes and seminars with scholarly research, relaxed time for community collaboration and reflection, and a series of interesting excursions--all in the setting of one of the country's most bustling campuses and cities.

It will take place at the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University, Chicago, July 8-18, 2020. For more details, click here. Applications are due March 15. 

Call for Papers

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. 

Commonweal Internship Summer 2020
Each semester, Commonweal offers internships to up-and-coming young writers, journalists, theologians, marketers, and critics. They are currently welcoming applications for the summer of 2020.

Interns have the opportunity to explore Commonweal’s editorial, marketing, development, and digital work, depending on interest and background. Responsibilities include: 
  • Writing original content for Commonweal's website or print magazine
  • Assisting with website curation and research, including art and archival collection
  • Preparing content for publication using an online content management system (CMS).
  • Assisting in editorial planning and production of The Commonweal Podcast.
  • Creating and planning content for social media.
Start and end dates are flexible, with modest stipends offered to help defray living and commuting expenses. Summer interns must be available full time.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and at least two samples of original writing to

For more information, see the website at: Applications are due March 31.

Church Mutual Religious Scholar Scholarship for 2020-21

For the fourth year in a row, CM CARES will award up to $250,000 in scholarships to deserving graduate-level religious scholars. Fifty scholarship winners will each receive a $5,000 award that may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books or other costs of attending school during the 2020-21 academic year. Students of all faiths are encouraged to apply.

For more information, click here. To apply, click here. Deadline to register is April 8.

Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship for Women Discerning Priestly Vocation

Scholarship applications are open to women and non-binary persons enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate or graduate studies program. To be eligible the candidate must be enrolled or participate in at least one class or significant volunteer ministry of comparable scope that they believe would forward the discernment of their call to a life in ordained ministry.  This scholarship is primarily directed to women and non-binary people who wish to be ordained Catholic Priests (including Ecumenical Catholic and Roman Catholic Women Priests). Secondarily it is open to those who are seeking priestly ordination in other denominations. For more information, click here.  To apply, click here.

Applications are accepted until April 29, 2020 and awardees will be notified in June 2020.  

Call for Papers: EcoTheo Review
The EcoTheo Review is a quarterly journal dedicated to enlivening conversations and commitments around ecology, spirituality, and art. They are always open to submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art that explore questions of nature and spirituality, from within and outside all religious traditions. They are delighted by innovative, original, thoughtful art that reflects the values of curiosity, justice, and community. They also welcome reviews of contemporary poetry and prose that engage themes of ecology and/or theology. They look forward to reading and seeing your work! Please visit for submission guidelines. 
Call for Papers, Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience

The Conference on Religious Experience and the Crisis of Secular Reason, September 16-18, 2020 at the University of Vienna, is looking for abstracts. Please submit papers of no more than 600 words, formatted for anonymous review, to before May 30, 2020. You can also enclose a full paper; submissions with ready papers will be given a priority. Enclose your biographic information in the body of email. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by June 15, 2020. For more information, click here.

Drew Roberts, Jerome Baggett and Dianna Gallager at reception
Drew Roberts, Jerome Baggett and Dianna Gallager at reception

Academic Council Reception, 3/10. Drew Roberts, Jerome Baggett and Dianna Gallagher. Photo by Mary Beth Lamb.

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