In accordance with Santa Clara County guidelines and restrictions, Mission Santa Clara and Santa Clara University remain closed at this time. We are not offering indoor or outdoor liturgies for the foreseeable future. To receive direct email updates and announcements about our potential reopening plans, join our monthly mailing list (link at the bottom of this page).
- From June 21 through September 6, we will plan to continue a simple virtual Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. All are welcome to view the weekly LiveStream on YouTube. Those interested in attending on Zoom and/or assisting, please complete this form: Register to participate/Assist in Zoom Masses.
- The following Letter from the Director of CM (June 2020) can provide futher details in regard to our reopening timeline.
- For those with the means and the generosity, the following Stewardship Opportunities are available even while we're not able to gather in person.
- A few links to online liturgical resources like additional livestreamed masses can be found below.
Supplemental Worship Resources During Closure
- SCU Campus Ministry is offering a number of resources: https://www.scu.edu/cm/covid-
- For a video of Pope Francis' daily Mass, see the Vatican website: https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html
- Live streamed Sunday Masses from the San Jose Cathedral may be found at the diocesan website: https://www.dsj.org/vlog/
- A longer list of live streamed Masses in the diocese (in various languages) is at: https://www.dsj.org/vlog/live-stream-video-mass-list/
- For St. Monica Church (Santa Monica), the Sunday 5:30pm and 7:30pm Masses are live streamed at: https://stmonica.net/media-resources/watch-live
- Text of the daily readings for Mass, as well as links to an audio recording of the readings daily reflections: https://www.usccb.org/bible/readings
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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