In accordance with Santa Clara County guidelines and restrictions, Mission Santa Clara and the Santa Clara University campus remain closed at this time to everyone other than students, faculty, and staff. To receive direct email updates and announcements about our potential reopening plans, join our monthly mailing list (link at the bottom of this page). For additional information about our current liturgical offerings, visit our Mass Schedule and Resources page.
4pm Mass Pre-registration
In-person Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 4pm solely for students living on or near the SCU campus during the fall quarter until November 15. County health regulations require pre-registration each week for contact tracing purposes. Please pre-register using the following link: Student Mass Pre-registration
Welcome to the spiritual and historic heart of Santa Clara University
Historic Mission Santa Clara is a consecrated Roman Catholic church situated on the campus of Santa Clara University. First established in 1777, the Franciscan Order handed the Mission over to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1851, who then started Santa Clara College, the first institution of higher education in California. The Mission has always stood at the center of the campus’ religious and spiritual life, and it continues to welcome Roman Catholic liturgy, spiritual observance, and other activities appropriate to the University’s purpose as a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning. The University’s Campus Ministry and Mission Church staff, along with the Santa Clara Jesuit Community collaborate in the liturgical and pastoral activities conducted in and around the Mission Church.
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