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50th Anniversary Events - News & Photos

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50th Anniversary Events - News & Photos


Golden Anniversary Jubilee Mass

The 50th Anniversary Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral on August 22 was a joyous occasion.  All 84 parishes were well represented and the parish banner procession was a highlight.  The Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Emeritus Cummins, Archbishop Vigneron and Archbishop-designate Cordileone. Listen to Archbishop Vigneron's homily here.   At the reception after Mass a flash mob of 50+ students from Moreau Catholic High School broke out with a stirring dance that delighted the crowd on the Plaza.  A video of the flash mob can be seen on the Cathedral website, www.ctlcathedral.org, or click here.

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Symposium Highlighted History of Diocese

On Sunday, September 9, 650-700 people gathered in the Cathedral for a lively Symposium honoring Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins:  The Diocese of Oakland, Born From the Second Vatican Council.  Podcasts of the event are available here.


Unity Festival

The October 13 Unity Festival brought together parishioners and visitors of many cultures for a day of prayer, dancing, music and good food.

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Wedding Anniversary Mass, October 21

As part of the Diocese of Oakland's 50th anniversary celebration, over 150 couples -  cumulatively representing over 6700 years of marriage - renewed their wedding vows at the Cathedral of Christ the Light on Sunday, October 21.   More than 40 of the couples were celebrating 50 years or more of marriage, and a total of nearly 800 people were in attendance.  The organizers hope to make this an annual event.

Wedding Mass

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