The recent tornado in Oklahoma has caused terrible devastation. If you would like to donate to help the tornado victims, there will be a special collection at all Masses on Sunday, May 26. From now through June 2, you can also make on-line donation here using Donation Type Tornado Relief. The Archdiocese of San Jose will forward these donations to the appropriate agencies (Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City).
Senior Send-Off and Meet & Greet
Join us at the 4:30PM Mass on Sunday, May 26 in blessing our Seniors and celebrating their upcoming graduation. We will have a chance to wish them well directly after Mass at a Meet & Greet outside the Round Room. We have a beautiful prayer card for the Seniors.
If you haven't seen the event for this Sunday's send-off, visit this page.
Bring in Your Rice Bowl
This Lent we participated in Catholic Relief Services' Operation Rice Bowl. Through the Easter season we are collecting the bows. You can count the money in the bowl and write a check to “CRS” or bring the bowl and give it to any greeter at Mass. About 75% of CRS Rice Bowl contributions support programs around the world, while 25% percent remains in the United States to fund local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts. We hope this was a prayerful and enjoyable Lenten experience.
Vatican II Class: The Church and Social Justice
Bryan Massingale and Kristin Heyerwill present the next (and last) lecture in the Spring Quarter class, "Vatican II: Catholicism Meets Modernity". The class meets Monday, June 3, 7:00-9:00PM in Pigott Hall. Visit the course website for more information. Guests are welcome with instructor permission.
To see the most recent class video, look further down on this page.
Vatican II Class: Spring Quarter 2013
Stanford's Department of Religious Studies and the Catholic Community at Stanford are offering a course during the spring quarter titled "Vatican II: Catholicism Meets Modernity." It meets Mondays from 7:00-9:00PM at Pigott Hall, and will be offered for undergraduate (RELS 64) and Stanford Continuing Studies credit (REL 82). The course aims for a critical understanding and appraisal of Vatican II, situating it within its historical context and analyzing its significance, unfinished agenda, and points of controversy. For further information, please visit the course website. Guests are welcome with permission of the instructor.
CCAS Newsletter 2012-2013
Have you received our annual newsletter? Features include a message from Fr. Nathan, student reflections, and descriptions of our programs in faith formation and service. Contact M'Lis if you didn't receive yours!
The Catholic Community at Stanford presents a lecture by Catherine Cornille on 13 May 2013. This is one of a series of talks in the course, offered Spring 2013. See the CTSF page for more information.
Though the shortest of Vatican II documents, Nostra Aetate (Declaration on Non-Christian Religions) has generally been regarded as one of the most radical and innovative documents, a watershed in the relationship of the Church to non-Christian religions. In this lecture, we will explore the contents and the context of the document, its impact on theological reflection regarding the question of the salvation of non-Christians, and its role in advancing dialogue with non-Christian.
The complete archive of Vatican II class (and Newman Night lectures and Vatican II Symposium) is available on our CCASweb channel.
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