We are happy to offer the sacrament of baptism for families of Stanford students, faculty, staff, alums, and other families who have been registered, active, contributing members of Catholic Community @ Stanford for six months. Baptism of a child is intended as a commitment to raise that child with the Catholic faith.
Baptisms are celebrated at the 4:30pm mass in Memorial Church. Preparation classes for parents take place from 10:00–11:30am in the Old Union 3rd floor Common Room (520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford campus). Upcoming dates on which we will celebrate baptisms for infants, and the preparation dates, are as follows:
- November 3, 2019 (preparation Saturday, October 26)
- January 19, 2020 (preparation Saturday, January 11)
- May 3, 2020 (preparation Saturday, April 25)
First Reconciliation // First Communion // Confirmation
Preparation for these sacraments is part of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program. Families are committing to a year of Sunday morning attendance, parent participation duties, and a retreat. Registration space is limited, with first priority given to families of Stanford students, faculty, staff, alums, and other families who have been registered, active, contributing members of Catholic Community @ Stanford for six months. For more information, please contact Chaplain Teresa Pleins (email@example.com)
Children receiving these sacraments must be baptized Catholics. You will need to submit a copy of the certificate of Baptism. This can be a photocopy of your original certificate. Contact the church of baptism and indicate that your child is preparing for additional sacrament(s) and that you need a copy of the record. They will know what to do and will send it to you. Catholics who were baptized in denominations other than Roman Catholic can submit a photocopy of the Baptism certificate with a copy of the Catholic Profession of Faith.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your wedding date is confirmed by Memorial Church, and at least six months prior to your wedding date, please contact Nancy Greenfield (email@example.com, 650-704-0787), Director of Canonical Wedding Preparation for CC@S to ensure that we have enough time to gather all the necessary documentation.