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Faith Formation & Evangelization



Lenten Reflection Series with Fr. Bill Watson, SJ



Forty Weeks Intro for General Audiences (3 Minutes)

Forty Weeks Intro for Parishes (3 Minutes)

Forty Weeks Full Program Overview--All Audiences (10 Minutes)

Forty Weeks: An Ignatian Path to Christ with Sacred Story Prayer is a fully resourced prayer process that helps parishes form intentional disciples to support the New Evangelization. In the Lenten reflections, Fr. Watson will present spiritual components of the process and offer creative ways to inspire parishioners to participate individually or in a group.  Fr. more information, click here.

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Department of Faith Formation & Evangelization


Dr. Margaret Turek
(510) 267-8357

Mary Ann Wiesinger

Associate Director
(510) 267-8352

Hector Medina

Latino Ministries
(510) 496-7224

Mimi Streett

Marriage & Family Life
(510) 267-8392

Patti Collyer

Children & Youth Faith Formation
(510) 267-8389

John Watkins

Life & Justice
(510) 267-8379

Michelle Martinez-Kilty

SPRED Coordinator
(510) 273-4979

RCIA and Evangelization
(510) 267-8394


Jean Evans (510) 267-8357

Oakland Diocese
2121 Harrison St.
Oakland CA 94612
(510) 893-4711