Holy Thursday, April 17
- Morning Prayer at 8:00 am
- Mass at 7:30 pm
- Evening Prayer at 11:45 pm
- Good Friday of the Lord's Passion, April 18
- Morning Prayer at 8:00 am
- Stations of the Cross at 12:00 noon
- Seven Last Words at 1:30 pm
- Service with Veneration of the Cross at 7:30 pm
Holy Saturday, April 19 - the Great Easter Vigil at 8:00 pm
- Holy Sunday, April 20 - 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon (NO 6:00 pm Mass)
- Rules for fasting and abstinence
- Ash Wednesday, March 5, marks the beginning of Lent. The following regulations regarding fasting and abstinence are observed in the United States: Catholics ages 14 and over are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent. Individuals between 18 and 59 are also obliged to fast eat one full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Eating two smaller meals is permitted to maintain strength, but eating between meals is not.
- These obligations, however, do not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be seriously affected. Catholics are also encouraged to do penance in other ways, such as prayer, acts of self-denial, almsgiving and works of kindness and compassion.
2014 Divine Mercy Novena/Feast Day Schedule
- Apr 18 (Fri) 3:00 PM - Church (after the noon services)
- Apr 19 (Sat) 3:00 PM - Hall
- Apr 20 (Sun) 7:30 PM - Church
- Apr 21 (Mon) 7:30 PM - Church
- Apr 22 (Tue) 6:00 PM - Church
- Apr 23 (Wed) 7:30 PM - Church
- Apr 24 (Thur) 7:30 PM - Church
- Apr 25 (Fri) 6:30 PM - Church
After our Novena on Friday, April 25, we will immediately begin a Divine Mercy reflection and Triduum service. Powerful speakers Joan & Dave Maroney and award-winning Catholic singer/ songwriter Annie Karto will be present with us.
- Apr 26 (Sat) 7:30 PM - Church
- Apr 27 (Sun) 12:00 Noon - Church/Hall
Boy's & Girl's CYO Track & Field
Need Liturgical Ministers
Our parish community is in need of new liturgical ministers and would like you to step forward. No experience is necessary! We need people to serve as: lectors, ushers, musicians, hospitality, altar servers, holy communion, art & environment, and sick & homebound. Please contact the Office of Liturgy & Music at 510-471-7766 ext 17.
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ
Friday, May 3, 2013, Pope Francis announced the selection of Rev.
Michael Barber, SJ to become the fifth Bishop of Oakland. Bishop
Barber was ordained to the episcopate and installed as bishop on May 25
at 11:00 am in the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. For more information, see the Oakland Diocese website
and the Catholic Voice
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: