Welcome to the Diocese of Oakland Young Adults page
I hope you are recovering from all of your year end activities. As you will see we have many things coming up to inspire and enrich you and the young people you serve. Please take a moment to review the information below and consider joining us at these various events. I am looking forward to seeing you soon as I plan to spend more time in the parishes this summer.
Internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker and presenter, Matthew Kelly, will be in our diocese on August 24th. Matthew's message of inspiration changes lives.Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to be inspired and have your faith set on fire! Teens and young adults are most welcome. Tickets are $39.
Most Holy Rosary Church, Antioch CA
August 24, 2013 from 9am-1:30pm
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St. Raymond's Church, Dublin CA
August 24, 2013 from 6pm-10:30pm
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The U.S Catholic Bishops have called upon all Catholics in the United States to pray over a two week period for the many current challenges to our religious liberty. Please join us in this most important effort. For more details Click Here.
Rexband is a high-energy, spirit filled christian band that has toured all around the world including performances on the main stage at the past four World Youth Days. You do not want to miss this great opportunity to experiance this unique christian group. They will be performing on July 5, 2013 at 7pm at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, in Cupertino, CA. To purchase tickets Click Here.
Are you looking for an awesome way to inspire your teens? Consider having NET (National Evangelization Team) lead a one or two day event for your Jr. High or High school teens. If you have not heard of NET see their website at www.netministries.org. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in having NET come to your parish in the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. They are AMAZING and INSPIRING!!!
ON FIRE will take place on September 21, 2013. Tickets are on sale now! Click Here
Retreat with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose- Preaching with our lives- July 5-11, 2013.
A six day experience of living, ministering and praying. Catholic Single Women (College age-39) committed to Gospel Living. The days include a weekend silent retreat, service and time for fun and relaxation. For details Click Here.
Join Young Adults from throughout the Bay for a night of Prayer, Adoration, Socializing and Entertainment
Our next event will be:
Adoration & Prayer: 7:30 pm
Confession will be available
Social & Concert: 8:45 pm
St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2995 Berryman Street
Free Event - Donations Welcome
Get more info at: http://cuBayArea.org
Sponsored by the Diocese of Oakland
What is the Catholic Underground?
Catholic Underground ©, a.k.a. CU, is a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal - www.franciscanfriars.com.
It is a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. JPII said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place.
The first part of the evening is Eucharistic adoration, and begins with Vespers (Evening Prayer). This is the universal prayer of the Church - prayed by the Catholics throughout the world in every time zone and in every language. After Vespers, there is a time of simple praise. This provides a window for each person to personally encounter Jesus Christ. The beauty of the darkened Church illumined by candles helps us enter the mystery of our Lord's presence in the Eucharist. The holy hour ends with solemn Benediction.
The second part showcases Catholic artists. Here we experience the "new evangelization." The Underground includes music, poetry, visual art, dancers, film, drama, etc. We end our evening as we began. With the prayer of the Church. Compline (Night Prayer) is simple and beautiful. It concludes with a hymn to Our Lady, Daughter Zion, Mother of the New Jerusalem.