| Special collection for Catholic Communication
The Catholic Communication Campaign collection, which will be taken in most parishes the weekend of June 9-10, this year is themed to "How the GOOD NEWS Gets Around — to YOU."
Funds provide for the gathering and dissemination of information about the Diocese of Oakland's parishes, schools, programs, services and events, as well as the Catholic Church in the world, using all available means:
The Catholic Voice newspaper and website.
El Heraldo Católico.
The Diocese of Oakland website.
Catholic Social Media — Facebook and Twitter.
Multimedia podcast, online video, photo- graphy.
Service support, consultation and advice for special projects and events.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the Catholic Communication Campaign collection in 1979 to respond to national and local communications needs of the Church.
The Vatican also declares World Communications Day, this year, May 20; theme is "Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization," as announced by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, based on remarks of Pope Benedict XVI.
The pope focused on the need to value silence, not as an antidote to the relentless pace of modern communications, but to factor in discernment and reflection in order to enrich the value of communication.
World Communications Day, the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican Council, is celebrated in most countries on the Sunday before Pentecost.
— Staff report/Valley Catholic