I hope this newsletter finds you well and at peace, in whatever physical, emotional, and spiritual space you may find yourself in.
With many of us in the Christian tradition just having wrapped up our Resurrection/Easter Sunday celebrations, our friends in the Jewish Tradition in the midst of Passover, and those dear to us in our Muslim community anticipating the coming of Ramadan, we find ourselves in a strange season of both discomfort and of celebration. Though we are scattered, and there is fear and anxiety and unwellness, many of us still find ourselves turning to our traditions and celebrations as the seasons continue. However, each one of these prominent religious celebrations has something to teach us of this present paradox we are in. Christianity and Easter teaches us of God's sacrifice on our behalf and the overcoming of death, Judaism and Passover teach us of the faithful and liberating power of God even in the most oppressive times, and Islam and Ramadan teach us of the coming and spreading of light as we devote ourselves to our faith and our communities. Though there is pain and confusion and disappointment right now, there is so much hope for new life and new light that is here, and always to come!
You may find yourself near to your communities of celebration, or far away from those on campus who have become meaningful places for your spiritual and personal development. But know, wherever you are, that we in Campus Ministry are holding you, thinking of you, and celebrating with you in these seasons!
Blessings of peace, celebration, discovery, newness, and hope to each of you.
We are grateful to so many students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the university who tuned on in Easter Sunday to livestream the Easter Sunday mass. Truly, Christ is risen, Christ is risen indeed! We hope that you will continue to be nourished by the inspiring reflections from Fr. Smolarski, and the familiar images of our beloved Mission Church, Fr. Kevin and the other Jesuits who concelebrated the liturgy, and the students who proclaimed the readings.
If you missed the chance to contribute to the Student Emergency/Special Assistance Fund and would like to do so, you can at scu.edu/giving.
If you are a student in need of emergency assistance, please use the emergency fund request. You can request up to $750 for immediate expenses. https://bit.ly/scuemergencyfund
Please email Carly Lynch with questions or to offer to lead mindfulness.
Misa en español
Acompáñanos todos los martes a las 8:00 p.m. (hora del Pacífico) para la Misa en español organizada por los alumnos de Santa Clara University. Luego de inscribirse, recibirás un correo electrónico de confirmación con los detalles que necesitas para la Misa. El link que recibirás no puede ser compartido sino que cada quien tiene que inscribirse por su cuenta.
8:00 PM PDT
Se requiere inscribirse de antemano para poder participar usando el siguiente link: bit.ly/martesdemisa
Join us midday on Wednesdays for a chance to reflect. We will explore the Ignatian practice of the Examen. Please register in advance for this meeting; after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Join us every Friday at Noon (Pacific time) for a Mass organized by College Catholics of Santa Clara University. Advance registration is required to participate in the Mass; after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Mass. The link you will receive cannot be shared, rather each person must register individually.