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Water Works

Join with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Diocese of Oakland to support water projects in Ethiopia.  Together we can make a difference!

Through the CRS Water Works Program students & parents will:

  • learn about the plights of their brothers and sisters around the world
  • reflect on what our faith calls us to do
  • make a real difference in the lives of children and families who lack access to clean water (through supporting water projects in Ethiopia)


To get you school/ parish involved, contact John Watkins at 510-267-8379 or email. (Download Flyer) (Program Overview Document) (To view the CRS Water Program Video, click here)

Water Project Update

St. Joseph Elementary School and St. Joseph Basilica Parih raise over $10,000 for water projects in Africa. (CRS Water Project Report) (Catholic Voice Article)


Paricipating Parish/Schools 2013

  • St. Joseph Basilica and Elementary School
  • St. Joseph Notre Dame and Holy Names High Schools to participate in 2012
  • St. Bede's Elementary School




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