Lent: Beyond Chocolate

Deepening Our Commitment to Jesus During Lent

During Lent, the Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms.

1% Prayer Challenge: Pray 1% of each day. Sign up to receive suggestions and reflections by email (2-3 per week), and a bracelet as a tangible reminder.

Preaching Series: Each Sunday the homily reflects on one aspect of this commitment: prayer, discipleship, inclusiveness, compassion or mercy.

On the first Sunday in Lent, February 14, we will hear about Jesus' temptations to listen to voices other than that of his father, voices that illuminate the seductions of power, fame, and wealth. These are also our own temptations. Prayer draws us closer in relationship to Jesus and encourages us to listen and embrace Jesus' word, to choose the right path.

Fasting and almsgiving: The fasting that we all do together on Fridays is a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. We hope to make this Lent more meaningful than ever for our community, through reflection on the Sunday readings, both in Mass and in our individual or...

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Encounter Christ: Come and See

Sunday, February 21
meet in Memorial Church right after 4:30 Mass

Are you curious about what the students have been doing this year in Encounter Christ small groups? Come and see what it's all about. Hear from our students what their experience has been like. Ask questions of the team from Evangelical Catholic who have been helping us throughout the year. We are getting ready to launch Encounter Christ small groups for the Permanent Community. It's a great opportunity to see if this is something for you!

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There will be no Daily Mass on Monday, February 15, 2016 due to University closure for Presidents' Day.

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Thank you for stopping by! Whether you're just visiting us or are looking for a new parish home, are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church or are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith, we're happy you're here!

We are both parish and campus ministry serving Stanford students, faculty, and staff as well as the many non-students who have chosen to make CC@S their home. We are served by the Dominican Order, and are called to share the love of Christ through study, prayer, community, and service. We want to develop and form well-educated, passionate, and faithful Catholic leaders who live out the love of Christ.


If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
~ Phillipians 1:1-2