Mission Santa Clara de Asís
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.
View or download the presider schedule, collection information, and announcements for our worshipping community. The hardcopy and digital versions of this handout are updated monthly.
Volunteer Ministry Sign-ups
Volunteer for our Christmas Masses! Our ministries are always open to students, alums, or community members that are willing to share their time, gifts, and talents. If you plan on joining us at our Christmas masses, let us know how we might be able to include you in our ministries by filling out the form below: