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Celebrations as Students Graduate!

A primary goal of this ministry is to assist students with the tools and support to graduate from SJSU.  Here is a picture of a celebratory dinner with a host family as one of our students graduates and goes out on her own!

Our Student Grad!

Laundry Ministry

Affectionately called “Sacred Suds“, the campus chaplain engages students each Sunday afternoon at the Quick Wash on San Carlos Street offering to pay for laundry with no strings attached.  The most significant part of the exchange happens when the chaplain offers a pin with the hashtag #IBIY – I Believe in You.  Students receive the little pin often with emotion indicating how much these young people need to hear those words.  It is actually sacramental and heart to heart.

Rev. Kathleen Crowe outside of the laundromat where she does the “Sacred Suds” program.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday will be different for us at Campus Ministry this year. We normally impose ashes on between 500 -600 people at Spartan Memorial Chapel. After a prayerful discussion with the Rev. Jon Perez at CSUM, we have agreed that the virus reminds us daily of our mortality. This year, because we cannot impose ashes, we will be offering a gathering of forgiveness of self and others to promote reconciliation in a divided country and world. No matter how dark the outlook, we believe that Christ still rises in many hearts. We want to celebrate going from death to new life!

Healing Prayer & Anointing at the SJSU Spartan Memorial Chapel

spartan memorialHealing Prayer and Anointing is available at the Spartan Memorial Chapel @ SJSU beginning on January 30, 2014.

Healing Ministers are available to hear your story, healing prayer, anointing and spiritual direction. You are also welcome to come and rest from your hectic schedule for as long as long as you like.

The chapel is open from 11AM – 1PM every Thursday this semester.