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  June 5, 2006VOL. 44, NO. 11Oakland, CA

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New priests for
Oakland Diocese

Diocese invites 15
parishes to process
of self-examination

Conference, Mass, procession to mark Corpus Christi feast

Arizona rancher sees migration firsthand

Reform advocates
critique provisions
in immigration bill

Church development programs help
dismantle caste system in India

Ordinary Palestinians feel consequences of aid boycott

Catholic serves in Hamas-led Cabinet



Sister Rose Marie returns to education challenge

Princeton Race Relations honors
De La Salle grads

O’Dowd teacher to study in China as Fulbright-Hays scholar

With focus on success, FACE raises funds for Catholic school tuition

Tribute to the Class of 2006

Alumnae honors at
Holy Names High

Basilian Fathers leave Bishop O’Dowd High School

El Cerrito school applauds its long-time librarian

National honor for School Board

Oakland school collects supplies
for AIDS orphanage in Zimbabwe

Saint Mary’s College pledges more tuition aid for low-income students

New building at
St. Mary’s College

Students’ gift to the pope

Loyal alums pour energy, funds into St. Peter Martyr School



Sister M. Martina Dietrich, O.P.





























New priests for Oakland Diocese



Accepting the call to priesthood
At the beginning of their ordination to the priesthood, Weerasak Chompoochan, Jim Sullivan and Peter Son Vo prostrate before the altar at St. Felicitas Church in San Leandro, May 20.


Weerasak (Lee) Chompoochan (left), Jim Sullivan (center) and Peter Son Vo present themselves as candidates for the priesthood at the beginning of the ordination rite, May 20, at St. Felicitas Church in San Leandro.

Peter Son Vo pledges obedience to Bishop Allen Vigneron and his successors in the Oakland Diocese.

Bishop Vigneron anoints the hands of Lee Chompoochan.

Bishop Vigneron hands the chalice to
Peter Son Vo.

Bishop Vigneron lays his hands on Jim Sullivan before offering the prayer of consecration, ordaining him as a priest.

Bishop Emeritus John Cummins lays his hands on Lee Chompoochan during the ordination rite.


Each new priest receives a gold chalice
during the rite.

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The newly ordained priests concelebrate Mass with Bishops Cummins and Vigneron, surrounded by priests of the Oakland Diocese who participated in the ordination ceremony.



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