The Diocese of Oakland will observe 24 Hours For The Lord on Friday and Saturday, February 16 and 17, 2024. If your parish is observing this Lenten initiative, please submit your information by January 31. Survey available through the link.
The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 11) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. Check out our resources through the link.
Citing an unsustainable decline in enrollment and diminishing reserve funds, Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Fremont will be closing after the last day of school on June 6, 2024. The announcement was made by Father Joy Kumarthusseril, MF, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Parish, in a letter issued Jan. 10, 2024.
The Office of Life & Justice will be sharing resources for the justice of the heart and mind: mental and emotional resources that adhere to Catholic teaching. We are starting with a directory of Catholic counselors and therapist. Please let Kiona Medina know how the Ministry can support your parish.
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, and February 8th is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita as well as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. Parish resources, including speaker request info, are available through the link.
Ignatian Companions now accepting applicants If you have a yearning to deepen your spiritual life while accompanying the poor and marginalized in your community, Ignatian Companions may be the answer! Learn more about this ten month program through the link.
As we approach the end of the year, there is still time to make a meaningful impact on the vital work that our ministries undertake, and we invite you to join us in supporting the mission and vision of the Diocese of Oakland by making a year-end donation to the 2023 Bishop’s Ministries Appeal. More to consider through the link.
Saint Mary’s College of California seeks a highly experienced, innovative, and people-first leader who is deeply committed to the values embodied in the Lasallian, Catholic, and liberal arts traditions to serve as its next President. Profile through the link.
Programa de preparación para lideres de una Quinceañera Presentado por Sra. Carmen Chávez-López Contacta a Ed Hopfner para registrarse (gratis) para la proxima presentación por Zoom, HopfnerE@SFArch.org. Detalles a través del enlace.
Teen STAR is a sexuality and affectivity educational program that accompanies children, adolescents, and young adults, appropriate to their physical and psychosocial stages of development. Teen STAR addresses all aspects of the human person. Teen STAR Instructor Training Sessions are aimed at adults who want to learn to talk about sexuality with their children, high school students, or members of youth and young adult groups. In-person training in Archdiocese of SF in the spring of 2024. Contact Ed Hopfneremail@example.com. More information through the link.
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, of the Diocese of Oakland, has issued a statement regarding the war in Israel and Gaza and its impact on the Diocese of Oakland, which is Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Sister Mary Helen Jathas, SHF, (February 12, 1929 - December 3, 2023) died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, December 3, at the age of 94. She was born on February 12, 1929, in Oakland, California, the daughter of Thomas Jathas and Eleanor King. More details on her life and Funeral Mass through the link.