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  CURRENT ISSUE:   May 9, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 9   •   Oakland, California
Four to be ordained
to the priesthood May 14

The third ordination in the Oakland cathedral will be the culmination of one of the largest ordination
classes in recent years, as four men — one from Costa Rica, one from Poland and two from the Philippines — enter the priesthood.      >>>
 
Sister Helen Prejean
comes to Oakland
for two speeches

The author of “Dead Man Walking” — a tireless opponent of the death penalty — will be the commencement speaker at Holy Names University and will also speak at St. Columba Church.
>>>
 
Diocesan rules guide parishes on money
Parishes in the Diocese of Oakland are required to have strong financial controls and oversight — and the embezzlement charges brought by the Contra Costa County District Attorney against three people associated with St. Isidore Parish in Danville illustrate how crucial those rules are.
>>>
 
Catholic Charities’
annual appeal
set for May 15

Collections will be taken up in all parishes in the Diocese of Oakland, with hopes it will be a “momentum builder” that sets the tone for the year.
>>>
Celebrating
John Paul II

Children from the Polish school in Union City and the Pope John Paul II Polish School in Walnut Creek, dressed in traditional garb, join the procession before the thanksgiving Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco for the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1. See more on the beatification.
José Luis
Aguirre photo
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