Tolton: From Slave to Priest, is the live theatrical one-man drama performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions. Five performances will take place between May 14 and May 22, 2022 throughout the Diocese. For locations, tickets and information, read through the link.
Karen Goodshaw has accepted the position of Associate Superintendent for the Diocesan Catholic Schools Department. Ms. Goodshaw's wealth of experience in both public and Catholic schools will be a great benefit to our school leaders as she works with principals and pastors to find ways to strengthen school vitality well into the future. Learn more about Ms. Goodshaw's experience and perspective through the link.
Bishop Barber has been invited to join Faith leaders in our community, to worship and participate in the annual, Oakland - city wide, Good Friday Service, along with other elected officials, ecumenical groups, and Acts Full Gospel Church. More information through the link.
In anticipation of the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and chairmen of USCCB committees serving women and families issued the statement "Standing With Moms In Need". Statement text through the link.
Bishop Barber is joining with Pope Francis and all bishops of the world, asking pastors and Catholics to pray a special Act of Consecration this Friday March 25, Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, at time convenient for the parish schedule. Details through the link. Bishop Barber to pray the Consecration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 10:30am PDT.
In the context of the tragic events in Ukraine, Pope Francis has written the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, asking all bishops and their priests to join in an Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25. Read more through the link.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee has released a statement calling for the immediate cessation of Russia’s armed aggression and unprovoked war on Ukraine. Full statement through the link.
Mission San Jose/St. Joseph Parish invites our Diocese faithful to celebrate a year-long commemoration and celebration of the 225th anniversary of founding the 14th mission, La Misión del Gloriosisimo Patriarca San José. Invitation letter, along with decree from Bishop Barber, available through the link.
"I appeal to the whole diocese to join together with Pope Francis, and dedicate our Ash Wednesday fast and abstinence in prayer for peace. We unite ourselves with those suffering in Ukraine, and implore the intercession of Our Lady Queen of Peace and Queen of the World.”
This upcoming weekend, February 26th and 27th is the start of the 2022 Bishop’s Ministries Appeal. The new name represents a clearer focus on the reason for our asking for support. Please make every effort to promote this important collection. Read more about the ministries that go out into our parishes through the link.
The California Catholic Conference shares their powerful vision for a caring future in CA that will inspire Catholics and others of good will to support women, children and families in need in our communities. Full statement through the link.
Diocesan Office of Worship shares updates on the following: Diocese of Oakland 60th Anniversary, Attendance at Mass, Reception of Communion, Anointing of the Sick, General Precautions and Upcoming Important Dates.
Simbang Gabi 2021 kicks off at 7:00 pm on December 14 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, where the Filipino clergy of the Diocese of Oakland are excited to welcome everyone to this year’s Opening Mass of the Simbang Gabi with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. Additional celebrations and contact information listed through the link.
On December 7, 2021, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ and Fr. Brandon Macadaeg will attend a press conference called by the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. Bishop Barber joins Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel and religious and civic leaders asking to make public safety a priority.