Month of Remembrance
During November, Catholics prayerfully remember those who died. Following All Saints Day on November 1, we celebrate All Souls Day on November 2. These days of prayer provide the opportunity for us to surround all our beloved who have passed with our prayers. The commemoration of these days also begin a month where the Church, in communion with all the saints, pray for the dead.
To mark this time of remembrance, we invite you to share the names of your beloved who have died in the Book of Names which is displayed in the Mission on the Altar of Remembrance. To submit names, please submit them through the online form by Friday, October 26. The All Saints Day Mass is celebrated on Thursday, November 1 at 12:05 p.m. at the Mission Santa Clara.
The Alumni Association
First Friday Mass and Lunch give alumni the opportunity to attend noon Mass in the Mission Church followed by a friendly, informal lunch in the Bannan Alumni House. These lunches occur on the first Friday of the month from October through May.
Seaside Retreat, March 8-10,2019, will take place at the Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center overlooking the ocean in Santa Cruz. Accommodations are private or shared rooms with a full bath, and time for walking on the beach will of course be available! For more information about this retreat, visit our event calendar listing.
Young Alumni Retreat, May 10-12, 2019, will take place at Hidden Villa Hostel in Los Altos Hills. Accommodations are dorm style with shared bathrooms. We will be preparing our own meals in the Hostel's kitchen. For more information about this retreat, visit our event calendar listing.
Both retreats provide an ecumenical weekend of reflecting, sharing and experiencing God’s love in community. While the retreat is grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic spirituality of SCU, ithey are open to those of all religious traditions and themed so that individuals of all backgrounds feel welcomed and comfortable.
There will be time for group activities, individual prayer, reflection, and exploring the beauty of the natural surroundings. Mass and confession will also be offered. All offerings are optional, and the weekend is designed to meet each person’s needs and desires.