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Mission Santa Clara de Asis
Student Chapel of Santa Clara University

Mission Santa Clara de Asís

Welcome to the spiritual and historic heart of Santa Clara University

Historic Mission Santa Clara is a beautiful icon that sits at the center of our campus.  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.  Today, the Mission serves as the student chapel for Santa Clara University.

  • Easter Sunday Drop-Off Announcement

    On Easter Sunday, the pedestrian mall will be temporarily opened for curbside drop off of guests to the Mission.  Cars can enter from Franklin Street, and will exit Santa Clara Street towards Lafayette Street.  This option will be available 1 hour before each Easter Sunday, and reopen again for a short period after each mass to allow for pickup as well.  Guards will be present to direct traffic, so please follow all posted signage and directions.  Check our Mass Schedule for our Triduum and Easter Liturgies!

  • Easter Sunday Volunteer Ministries Sign-Ups

    Avalable to minister at our Easter Sunday masses?  Use the link below to sign up and let us know!  We're always eager to accept new volunteer ministers.  Easter Sunday Sign-Ups


  • Monthly Handout

    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.

    April 2017


  • Volunteer Ministry Sign-Ups

    Sign up to join our volunteer ministries!  Our ministries are always open to students, alums, or community members that are willing to share their time, gifts, and talents at our Sunday masses.  

    Volunteer Sign-up Form