We enthusiastically encourage and invite a representative of EACH of the communities to submit the name and year of death information for saints of their ethnic group for the entire year. (*Note: Accuracy of information included here is entirely the responsibility of those submitting it.)
Claudia Ramirez of Walnut Creek CA has been appointed to a second term on the National Board of Directors of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, where she serves as a member of the CEO Task Force. Ramirez also serves as the Executive Director of the SVdP District Council of Contra Costa County. Press release through the link.
On September 14, the Holy See shared prayers inviting the faithful from around the world to prayerfully participate in the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that will open in the Vatican on October 4.
Over 750 excited runners ran at Crown Beach Regional Park, Alameda, to begin the 2023 CYO Cross Country Season. The races marked the beginning of a five week season. For more details, click the link above.
To prepare for Jubilee 2025, Pope Francis asked us to reflect on the four Constitutions of Vatican II. This series will revisit these documents and see how we have implemented them and how they challenge us to grow even more. The series runs from September 20, 2023 through October 11, 2023 and is led by Dr. Michael Galvan. Dr. Galvan received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Details and registration through the link.
We are at the final stage of planning and preparing for the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Congress coming up in a few weeks at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Please find a few updates to be shared through the link. Updates available in English and Spanish.
Bishop Barber invites all those who coordinate RCIA, RCIC and Youth and Adult Confirmations in the Diocese of Oakland to a 1-Hour Meeting where he will provide updates on Confirmation Policies for Adults, Youth, and Children. At least on representative per parish is required. Please note: Participation in these meetings will be required in order for your parish confirmation dates to be secured. Info and registration through the link.
Dear Parish Music Directors, The Catholic Voice would to publish a list of Advent and Christmas concerts in the December issue. Please consider sending your concert information by Oct. 10, 2023 to Michele Jurich, editor, at email@example.com. (Yes, I know that's so early.) Photos welcome!
The Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Congress committee shares the following important updates to share about the merging of the Spanish Youth session with the English youth session, temporary online registration opening and closing dates, and Diocesan Adoration Wave signups. Details through the link.
“The Sixtieth Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Keeping the Dream Alive” was held on August 28, 2023. A video recording of the dialogue along with resources are available through the link.
Join the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose for a benefit concert at the Dominican Center in Fremont in support of relief work in Maui after the devastating fire in Lahaina. Suggested $30 donation. RSVP required. Details through the link.
All Music Ministers are invited to join in the M. Roger Holland's II "Voice of My People" workshop in the Diocese of Oakland. This new work employs multiple genres from within the African diaspora. Free workshops 9/27/23 through 9/29/23 with performance on 9/30/23. Details through the link.
August 28, 2023, marks the 60th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington for civil rights. On Saturday, August 26th, a commemorative 60th anniversary march will take place with a program from 8:00am - 1pm, and the march 1pm-3pm ET.