Friday, February 13, 2009

Why St. Clare? Why now?

Clare of Assisi:
Light for Identity, Community and Humanity

Working and dwelling at a place called Santa Clara we use her name everyday. But how many of us have developed a personal understanding or relationship to St. Clare’s life? The week-long series of symposia and theatrical performances scheduled for February 17-20, 2009, will explore the identity of Clare, the extraordinary reality of her life and calling, and allow students, staff, faculty and visitors to reflect on her spiritual journey in light their own spiritual landscape to discover, ultimately, how her story converges with or diverges from their own. The intentional naming and claiming of identity is a significant consciousness for a person and for an institution, and often motivates and clarifies presence, movement, and activity in the world.

While we have a rather clear consciousness of SCU as a Jesuit university begotten by St. Ignatius of Loyola, we feel that the identity and meaning of Clare is a mystery to most. Turning to her, we investigate her unique consciousness, her leadership and her life to discover more deeply how it might shape SCU’s identity, our relations with one another, and our work in the world.

Join moderator Jean Molesky-Poz, Religious Studies & guests Penelope Duckworth, Keith Warner, OFM, Margie Will, OSF & SCU Students for a lively symposium on our University’s namesake.

Thursday, February 19, 2009
4:00-6:00 pm
St. Clare Room
Santa Clara University
Library and Learning Commons 3rd floor

Clare of Assisi. An Original Theatre Work by Mark Larson & Kristin Kusanovich after Thomas of Celano with Music by Bill Mike. The programs above are made possible by the Bannan Institute of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, the Identity Grant from the Council on Inclusive Excellence, the Center of Performing Arts, the Departments of Religious Studies, Modern Languages and Women and Gender Studies Graphic Design by Amy Fastenau at Tilt Design.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
February 17, 18 & 20, 2009
8:00 pm Mission Santa Clara

February 19 (Clare Syposium) Flyer

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chrism Mass 2009 - Collection of Oil Vessels

In preparation for the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 7:30p at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, please be sure that your parish oil vessels are undamaged, well-cleaned (you won't believe some of the things we still find growing in some vessels!), and delivered to the Office for Parish Services, in the carrying boxes in which they were presented last year labeled with your parish's name.

Click here to find out how to dispose of old Holy Oils, for tips on how to clean your oil vessels, and what you should do with the water used to clean them.

Please bring your empty, sparkling clean oil vessels to the Office for Parish Services, 900 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, Suite 405, Santa Clara between March 1 and March 23, 2009.

ADA will pick-up your vessels:
The Annual Diocesan Appeal office is offering convenient pick-up of your oil vessels at your parish during their regularly-scheduled ADA pick-ups every Tuesday. Simply give the courier your vessels along with your ADA collection.

Attention Institutions:
Hospitals, religious communities, and other institutions who wish to have oils blessed for use in 2008 are asked to bring stocks, carefully cleaned, to the Office for Parish Services by noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Stocks will be available for pick-up from the Office of Pastoral Ministry on Wednesday, April 1 after 1:00p.

When will you get your new oils?
You can pick up your vessels with the newly blessed oils for 2009 after the Chrism Mass at the reception in the Cathedral's parish hall. Please coordinate with your parish leadership who will be the person responsible from your parish to retrieve the parish's oils at the Chrism Mass.