For 2018, we will celebrate baptisms for infants 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).

  • May 13, 2018 (preparation Saturday, May 5)
  • August 26, 2018 (preparation Saturday, August 18)
  • October 28, 2018 (preparation Saturday, October 20)

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


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. Please contact the Memorial Church wedding coordinator at Once your wedding date is confirmed by Memorial Church, and at least six months prior to your wedding date, please contact Nancy Greenfield (, 650-704-0787), Director of Canonical Wedding Preparation for CC@S to ensure that we have enough time to gather all the necessary documentation.

Complete Wedding Preparation Requirements and Information

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.