This weekend retreat designed for undergraduate and graduate students offers an opportunity to experience Christian community in a beautiful oceanfront setting. Koinonia is a Greek word for community. St. Paul used it to describe a newly formed group of Christian believers who shared in communion, encouraging one another as they journeyed through life. We invite you to journey with us as we form new friendships and deepen our friendship with God. Fee: $50. [Register...]
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The Easter Vigil features a dramatic, extended Liturgy of the Word and the reception of the sacraments by those whose have undergone the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It fulfills the Sunday obligation for Easter.
All are welcome on Good Friday to hike the Stanford Dish and prayerfully reflect on the way of the cross. The loop at the Dish is a moderate hike which is just over 3 miles. There will be two options. The longer hike will encompass the entire loop of the Dish, taking about 2 hours. The shorter will do half of the stations one way and come back the same way to complete the stations, lasting about 1 hour. Please wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Meet at the Stanford Ave entrance.
This communal service is a time to gather in prayer, mindful of our need to be forgiven and to show others mercy. Priests will be available for individual confession.
Our hospital volunteers will be commissioned at a special Mass at noon on Thursday, March 30, in the Children’s Hospital Auditorium. Bishop McGrath will preside. Anyone working at the hospital or Med School who would like to attend and support our hospital volunteers is encouraged to attend. Contact Teresa (email@example.com) for more information.
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Join us for a Lenten Taizé Prayer Service. Taizé is a beautiful traditional form of sung prayer, usually around a cross, that tends to include a repeated harmonized chant/refrain. You don't need to sing to participate. Following Taizé, you are invited to stay for Tuesday night Adoration at 9 and Rosary at 10 PM.
We will observe the beginning of Lent with Masses including distribution of ashes in Memorial Church at:
- 8:00 am
- 5:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
The What Matters to Me and Why series is a program of Stanford's Office for Religious Life that encourages reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University. In this talk, we'll hear from Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford's eleventh president. [More information from ORL web site]
This year we are offering a silent retreat designed for anyone looking to set aside time for quiet and prayer. This retreat will include engaging talks, one-on-one meetings with a spiritual director and prayer experiences to enrich your spiritual life.
Students and young adults join us for a dynamic Catholic worship experience. Whether you're in college or a professional, single or couples, with or without children, we invite you to join other young adults for an evening of worship that includes vibrant contemporary music, a talk by one of our medical students, and great refreshments.
Join us any time between 6:00pm and 10:00pm to hang out with friends, learn how to make scarves and enjoy plenty of snacks. The scarves will be distributed to people in need around the area.
At the ORL's University Public Worship, the Reverend Jim Wallis will be preaching and all are invited. Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners in Washington, D.C., a non-profit faith-based organization, network and movement whose mission statement calls for "putting faith into action for social justice."
"What Am I Going to Do with My Life?" Father Kevin O'Brien, S.J. will introduce
basic principles of discernment in the Jesuit tradition, which Pope Francis
so often speaks about. These principles can help us make big and small
decisions about our lives in prayerful and thoughtful ways.
Grads and Young Adults are invited to enjoy great food, good company and lots of fun as we celebrate the Advent Season with a festive FREE DINNER and "White Elephant" gift exchange (more details in the full event description).
All undergrads are invited to ring in the holiday season during our Christmas-themed Special Dinner. Join us on the 3rd floor of Old Union for a Festive Dinner with lots of homemade
Join us for a roundtable discussion with Feroz Arian, a staff member who has worked with CRS Afghanistan for over 12 years, providing education access for blind and deaf students in rural and urban areas.
In keeping with a long tradition of many universities, Catholic Community at Stanford celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the start of each academic year. Bishop Patrick McGrath of the Diocese of San Jose will preside at our 4:30 Mass in Memorial Church.