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Want to contribute photos to our SJCD family album? Check the bottom of this page to see how.

   Photo Album: Farewell to Father Robert Herbst, OFM Conv.
August 26, 2018
Having worked tirelessly in multiple ministries within the Diocese of Oakland—including his dedicated service to the Catholic Deaf Community of the East Bay during the past 12 years—we must now sadly say goodbye as Father leaves to take up whatever new assignment his Franciscan superiors determine for him. We don't as yet know where or what that may be.

   Photo Album: Through the Easter Season
April 1 – May 20, 2018
This album marks all the Sunday liturgies and other celebrations of the whole season from Easter Sunday through Pentecost. That's seven Sundays in all, together with an infant baptism, Mothers Day observance, and more than one Sunday brunch along the way. A joyful season indeed!

   Photo Album: Our Easter Celebrations
April 16, 2017
We've a brief retrospective in photos this year to mark our Pascal observance—and only one tiny peek at the serving tables awaiting the hot dishes to emerge from the oven. Our traditional potluck lunch after Mass is an event we look forward to year after year. This was a lovely day in which even the rain held off till after our morning's festivities were completed.

   Slideshow: Celebrating Father Robert's Silver Jubilee
June 12, 2016
Many members of the SF East Bay Deaf community gathered to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of the Very Reverend Robert M. Herbst, OFM Conv. at Saint Joseph Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Several members of Father's Franciscan Community were also present. The Mass of Thanksgiving was followed by a reception and catered luncheon. Congratulations Father!

   Slideshow: Bishop Barber Offers Mass at SJCD
October 6, 2013
Father Robert Herbst and Saint Joseph Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing had the great honor of welcoming Oakland's new bishop, the Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ to celebrate Sunday Mass with our Deaf Catholic community.

   Slideshow: SJCD Celebrates Easter
March 31, 2013
Members of the St. Joseph Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing gathered for Easter Mass followed by a potluck luncheon at our facility in Hayward, California. Mass is celebrated and/or interpreted in American Sign Language every Sunday at 10 o'clock.

   Slideshow: SJND ASL Students Visit SJCD
March 10, 2013
First, second, and third year ASL students from Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, accompanied by their instructors, joined the SJCD community in celebrating Mass with Fr. Robert on the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

   Photo Album: Happy Seasons to Remember
December 2012
From the season of Advent through the joyous celebration of the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass on December 24.

   Slideshow: History in the Making at SJCD
April 2011 to July 2012
Random photos from the community at Saint Joseph's Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Hayward.

   Slideshow: Easter Celebrations
April 8, 2012
We were blessed with sunny skies when the SJCD community gathered for Easter Sunday Mass, a potluck luncheon, and an Easter egg hunt for the kids.

   Slideshow: End of an Era for SJCD
December 24 and 26, 2010
Christmas Eve Mass, followed by a potluck supper, and then Mass of the Holy Family on Sunday, December 26 marked the very last times the Saint Joseph's Center for the Deaf community met at Old St Anne's Church in Union City before it was closed by the diocese.

   Slideshow: Advent Celebration
December 19, 2010
The Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at SJCD was followed by a potluck lunch in celebration of our Director of Religious Eduction's 12 years of much appreciated service to the Deaf community.

   Photo Album: Easter 2010 at SJCD
April 4, 2010
This Easter we celebrated the rites and Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. Alleluia!

   Slideshow: History Prior to December 2010
December 2010 to May 2004
The ending date for this album coincides with the last Mass at Saint Joseph Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SJCD) just prior to the closing of Old Saint Anne's Church, Union City, California. The images span a period of approximately six years, back to 2004 when Bishop Vigneron came to confirm young members of our community.

   Slideshow: Last Goodbyes from Ardith
June 15, 2008
SJCD Director Ardith Lynch offered a fond farewell at her last Mass with us in Union City before leaving to take a new position in Southern California. She also speaks in the video of having learned that after weeks of hospitalization a dear member of our Catholic Deaf Community, Hiedi Gosslin, died on June 14.

   Photo Album: Trinity Sunday Confirmations
May 18, 2008
Four young people from SJCD received the Sacrament of Confirmation on this day.

   Photo Album: Easter Sunday First Communion
March 23, 2008
Kiera Renee made her first Holy Communion with lots of relatives and friends on hand to add their blessings.

   Photo Album: SJCD Christmas Vigil Mass
December 24, 2007
This celebration was an especially lively one with so many of our young people participating.

   Photo Album: Father Paul's Mass of Thanksgiving
June 10, 2007
Ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood the previous day, Reverend Paul Zirimenya celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday at St. Joseph's Center for the Deaf, Union City where he'd served during his seminary days.

   Photo Album: Father Paul's Priestly Ordination
June 9, 2007
With great joy we celebrated Deacon Paul's ordination to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of San Francisco.

   Slideshow: Confirmation
May 20, 2007
The Feast of the Ascension was the day on which three SJCD young people received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

   Photos: Triple Celebration
May 13, 2007
Celebrating Mother's Day, an infant baptism, and a Communion Service with our newly ordained Deacons Paul and Shawn.

   Do you have photos you'd like to see added to our SJCD Photo Gallery? We'd be pleased to include more images that capture the vibrant life and memorable moments of the Catholic Deaf Community of the East Bay. Just send your digital images as email attachments to Submit Photos: [email protected]. Please include additional information such as names, dates, and places in your message. Total attachments may not exceed 5 MB per email message.