During academic year 2017–18, we will celebrate infant baptisms on the following dates. Baptisms are celebrated at the 4:30pm mass in Memorial Church. Preparation classes for parents take place from 10:00–11:30am on the dates listed in the Old Union 3rd floor Common Room (520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford campus).

  • October 29, 2017 (preparation Saturday, October 21)
  • January 21, 2018 (preparation Saturday, January 13)
  • May 13, 2018 (preparation Saturday, May 5)

First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation are prepared for as part of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program. Contact Chaplain Teresa Pleins ( for questions.


Weekly Confession Times

(Confessions by appointment only December 26, 2017–January 7, 2018)


9:45am–10:15am - Priest’s office
4:00pm–4:20pm - Memorial Church


9:00pm–10:00pm - Priest’s office

Priests' offices are on the third floor of Old Union (rooms 304 and 319).

By Appointment

Fr. Xavier Lavagetto
(, 650-291-4590) 


Fr. Emmanuel Taylor


Congratulations! We look forward to preparing you for your Catholic marriage ceremony. A minimum of six months is required by the Catholic Church for the required instruction, paperwork and documentation.

Catholic Weddings in Stanford Memorial Church

Stanford University determines eligibility for using Memorial Church for weddings. This is done through a meeting with Melissa Prestinario, the university wedding coordinator (call 650-723-9531). Once your wedding date is confirmed by Memorial Church, please contact Nancy Greenfield immediately to ensure that we have enough time to gather all the necessary documentation.

Please contact Chaplain Nancy Greenfield (, 650-704-0787), Director of Catholic Wedding Preparation, with any questions you may have regarding a Catholic wedding.

Anointing of the Sick

Please contact Fr. Xavier Lavagetto (, 650-291-4590) or Fr. Emmanuel Taylor ( to set up an appointment to receive the Sacrament of the Sick.