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  CURRENT ISSUE:   March 22, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 6   •   Oakland, California

Richmond fifth graders run toward better health
Students at St. David School also training for a 5K twilight run at inaugural Oakland Running Festival.
Eucharistic Adoration at
cathedral all night Holy Thursday

Anyone is welcome to join members of the Cathedral parish and the diocesan Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, keeping prayerful vigil into Friday.              >>>
Bishops reiterate objection to abortion wording in health care legislation
Concerns about wording in the Senate-passed bill compel U.S. bishops to “regretfully hold that it must be opposed until these serious moral problems are addressed,” said Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago.

Bishop's message: Christ’s triumph over death is source of jubilation
‘Let us rejoice and be grateful for
the life Christ has won for us.’              >>>
 
Holy Week liturgy schedules
More than $900,000 raised for Haiti in Oakland Diocese

By Voice staff

Two months after a major earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti on Jan. 12, Catholic Relief Services had received $926,188 from people living in the Oakland Diocese. That amount is part of the $90 million given to the agency for Haiti relief from people throughout the United States.

Among the East Bay donations is $40,231 raised in two weeks by members of St. John Vianney Parish in Walnut Creek after a parishioner put up $20,000 and asked fellow parishioners to match it. More than 200 individuals and families contributed.

Fund-raising efforts for Haiti continue throughout the diocese, along with additional donations to Catholic Relief Services for its aid work in Chile, hit by an 8.8 earthquake, Feb. 27.

For a report on how CRS is spending some of its funds in Haiti, see this story.

Donations to CRS can be made in three ways:

Phone: 1-800-736-3467 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. (EST)

Web: www.crs.org

Mail: Checks can be sent to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.
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