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Spring Quarter - Week 4

A message from Victor Lemus

Dear Santa Clara Community,

As we enter into the fourth week of this most unusual quarter, we in Campus Ministry wish to remind you of our togetherness in this. 
Now is certainly a time to connect, to encourage, to inspire and support. But now is also the time to allow for our hearts to lean into each other, and perhaps, to break, together. In the Christian tradition, we have just celebrated Easter, and the new life that we are invited into. This new life, however, is not reserved for once a year, but is offered to us only all the time. And so, may we have the courage to feel the loss and sadness we carry during this time, but may we do so anchored in the togetherness of our shared humanity. 
Many during this time, certainly within our SCU community, are attempting to discern ways of outreach and support. We encourage you to name what you need, to allow yourself the authority to receive, and to do so, together. 
May peace be with us on this day,
Victor Lemus
Campus Minister for Retreats
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We want to hear from you! Please give us feedback -- what has supported you recently, and what would be most helpful for you for the rest of the quarter!

Mindfulness Meditation
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Take time each morning to center yourself. Join us each morning, Monday to Friday, on Instagram live, to experience various forms of mindfulness meditation. 

Monday - Friday
9:00-9:30 AM PDT
Please email Carly Lynch with questions or to offer to lead mindfulness. 
Misa en español
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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: 
Comunícate con el p. Kyle si tienes preguntas.
Ignatian Yoga
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Connect mind, body, and spirit in this spiritual practice that integrates Ignatian Spirituality with yoga. Bobby Karle, SJ, will be leading.

April 21
8:00-8:30 PM PDT
Email Carly Lynch for registration link.
Weekly Wednesday Ignatian Examen
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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. This week's Examen will have a focus on Environmental Justice.

12:00-12:30 pm PDT
Register in advance for this meeting:
Email Alyse Hudock with questions. 
College Catholic: Word & Worship
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Join the students of College Catholics for a weekly Word & Worship service on Instagram Live.

7:00 PM PDT
Year of Service: JVC Northwest
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JVC Northwest is hosting a virtual information session on Thursday. Led by Greg Carpinello, Executive Director of JVC Northwest, this session is a chance to talk about discerning if a service-year program is right for you, particularly during these uncertain times. Prior to joining JVC Northwest in 2019, Greg worked at both Xavier University and Boston College where he helped accompany students through post-grad discernment processes.

Discerning Post-Grad Service Roundtable
Thursday, April 23
2:00 PM PDT
Please sign up here:
Friday Mass with College Catholics
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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.

12:00 PM PDT
Please Pre-register:
Email Fr. Kyle Shinseki, SJ with questions.
Virtual Retreat: Welcoming Fear
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Join us for our next virtual retreat--this time, we'll look to explore the reality of fear in our lives, how it plays out in our lived experience, and the freedom that awaits us in the welcoming. This 90 minute Zoom retreat will take place Saturday, April 25 from 11am-12:30pm (Pacific Standard Time) and is free of charge.  The retreat will include a reflection, communal time for prayer/silence, as well as small group discussion. Registration is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Saturday, April 25
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Please preregister here:
Email Victor Lemus to find out more. 
Sunday Liturgy
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We are experimenting with how to provide some type of celebration and worship on Sunday mornings. Please check the Campus Ministry website for further details later this week. 

10:00 AM PDT
Please check website Friday:
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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The Jesuit School of Theology will be offering online Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. You are welcome to join on zoom. 

8:00-8:30 PM PDT
Please email Fr. Kyle Shinseki, SJ for the zoom link.
Note: Please join with your microphones muted. 
Celebrating Earth Day and the tUrn project

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Please check out the many offerings from the tUrn project as we celebrate the historic 50th Birthday of Earth Day! May each of us enter into more intentional care for all of creation, from creature to community to climate. May we reawaken wonder and delight as the natural world around us is bursting forth with life, and may we ensure that the most vulnerable among us is safe from harm.

A Prayer for Our Earth, Laudato Si’

“On Care for our Common Home”


All-powerful God, 

you are present in the whole universe

and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love,

that we may protect life and beauty.


Fill us with peace, that we may live

as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, 

help us to rescue the abandoned 

and forgotten of this earth,

so precious in your eyes.


Bring healing to our lives,

that we may protect the world and not prey on it,

that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.


Touch the hearts

of those who look only for gain

at the expense of the poor and the earth.


Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,

to be filled with awe and contemplation,

to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature

as we journey towards your infinite light.


We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle

for justice, love and peace.


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