Bishop-elect Michael C. Barber, SJ
On Friday, May 3, 2013, Pope Francis announced the selection of Rev. Michael Barber, SJ to become the fifth Bishop of Oakland. Bishop-elect Barber will be ordained to the episcopate and installed as bishop on May 25 at 11:00 am in the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. Apostolic Administrator Archbishop Alex J. Brunett will continue to lead the diocese until that date. For more information, see the Oakland Diocese website and the Catholic Voice.
Early Registration forms for 2013-2014 Faith Formation Program were handed out on the last day of CCD classes. Please submit completed Early Registration form to the CCD or Parish Office ON or BEFORE MAY 31.
Early registration of new for 2013-2014 Faith Formation Program (Grades 1-8) will be accepted starting June 3 through June 26. Go to the CCD News page for the registration packet with form. You may mail, fax or drop-off your completed form to the Faith Formation Office or Parish Office. For more info, please call our office 510-471-7766 ext. 20-21 or email: email@example.com .
ALL current Youth Ministry students and Parents: we have had two (2) registration meetings for the upcoming 2013-2014 Confirmation program. If you are a registered Youth Ministry student and did not attend one of these meetings and would like to sign up for Confirmation, please call Jim Soltau in the Youth Ministry Office at 471-7766 ext. 22 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Roman Missal, Third Edition
Since the end of Vatican II, bishops and theologians have been looking at the Latin texts of the Roman Missal and re-translating them to conform more closely to it’s origins. After nearly fifty years of research, debate, and prayer the Vatican has approved the Third Translation of the Roman Missal. These changes took effect the first week of advent (November 27, 2011). The structure of the mass remains unchanged in the new edition of the Roman Missal. However, almost every prayer in the Mass has been re-translated from Latin to English; some prayers now recited by memory will need to be relearned. For more information, see: