Every First Friday of the month without fail. Adoration & Reconciliation at 6pm, Mass at 6:30pm. Multiple priests available for Reconciliation. All are welcome. “Come away by yourselves and rest a while” in the presence of the Eucharistic Lord and be blessed!
The weekend of Sept. 11 & 12 is a second collection weekend in support of the Priest Retirement Fund. There are currently 50 retired priests in our Diocese who continue to serve our faith community. We are grateful for your support.
Please see the attached, updated Festivals and Events Policy for parishes and schools, in the Diocese of Oakland. Questions/clarifications should be directed to the Diocesan Insurance & Benefits Department (Kathleen Rabbach at email@example.com or Lisa Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bishop Barber has authorized a second collection to be taken up to support our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Please hold this collection on September 4th and 5th or at your first opportunity. Detailed information available through the link.
Coach Frank Allocco tells how a basketball game from his youth is an example of the importance for young people to set goals, have fun doing it with a lesson that the final score is more than one on the board. Click the title above for more information and to view the video.
Three Scouts from St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Berkeley, were awarded the Pope Pius Xii Catholic Religious Award at a parish mass in August. Scouts worked on the award for almost two years with pandemic delays before completng the award. For more details, click on the title link above
The Catholic Voice is seeking details of parish Christmas concert events for its November and December issues. Deadlines are approaching. Follow the link for instructions on how to submit your event info.
El Obispo Michael Barber, SJ, afirma que las exenciones religiosas no son posibles debido a que que el Vaticano ha declarado que es moralmente permisible que los católicos reciban la vacuna contra el COVID-19. Reconociendo que los católicos deben seguir sus conciencia, el Obispo establece una distinción entre objeciones por motivos religiosos y objeciones por razones de conciencia.
Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, states that religious exemptions are not possible since the Vatican has declared it is morally permissible for Catholics to receive the vaccine against COVID-19. Acknowledging that Catholics must follow their consciences, he draws a distinction between religious objections and conscientious objections.