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placeholder March 7, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA

March 9: Ash Wednesday Mass, 12:10 p.m., Cathedral

March 10: (Morning) Bishop’s Administrative Council, Chancery
   (Afternoon) Presbyteral Council; Diocesan Consultors, Chancery
   (Evening) St. Thomas Aquinas College reception, Oakland

March 12: Knights of Columbus Vocations Dinner, St. Isidore

March 13: Stational Mass, 10 a.m., Cathedral
   Rite of Election, 5 p.m., Cathedral

March 14: (Afternoon) Keynote address, Canon Law Society Conference, Fresno

March 16: (Afternoon) Invocation, president’s inauguration, Holy Names University

March 17: (Morning) Bishop’s Administrative Council, Chancery
    (Afternoon) Chancery employee appreciation
       Diocesan Finance Council, Chancery
   (Evening) National Organization for Marriage event

March 19: (Morning) Ordination, Gerald Pedrera, St. Francis of Assisi, Concord

March 20: Stational Mass, 10 a.m., Cathedral
   Rite of Election, 5 p.m., Cathedral

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Deaneries restructured

At the initiative of the deans and with the recommendation of the Presbyteral Council, Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has realigned and merged some of the deaneries of the diocese to be more effective and faciliate communication. A deanery is a group of neighboring parishes or cultural or pastoral centers led by a local priest appointed by the bishop to help him manage and administer that area. If you have an annual Diocesan Directory, clip and add these changes to it.

Diocese of Oakland deaneries

Region 1: Central

Deanery 1: Rev. Ray Sacca, dean, Cathedral Parish of Christ the Light, Oakland; Sacred Heart, Oakland; St. Columba, Oakland; St. Patrick, Oakland; Deaf Community, Oakland; Apostleship of the Sea

Deanery 2: Rev. Tim Johnson, dean, St. Leo the Great, Oakland; Corpus Christi, Piedmont; Our Lady of Lourdes, Oakland; St. Margaret Mary, Oakland; St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus, Oakland

Deanery 3: Rev. Jesus Nieto-Ruiz, dean, St. Anthony, Oakland; Mary Help of Christians, Oakland; St. Bernard, Oakland; St. Elizabeth, Oakland; St. Louis Bertrand, Oakland; Tongan Community, Oakland; Vietnamese Community, Oakland

Deanery 4: Rev. Jay Matthews, dean, St. Benedict, Oakland; St. Cyril, Oakland; St. Paschal Baylon, Oakland; St. Jarlath, Oakland; St. Lawrence O’Toole, Oakland; Korean Community, Oakland

Deanery 5: Rev. Fred Riccio, dean, St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda; St. Albert the Great, Alameda; St. Barnabas, Alameda; St. Philip Neri, Alameda

Region 2: Northwest

Deanery 6: Rev. David Farrugia, OP, dean, St. Mary Magdalen, Berkeley; St. Ambrose. Berkeley; Holy Spirit, Berkeley; St. Augustine, Oakland; St. Joseph the Worker, Berkeley; Ge’ez Community, Berkeley

Deanery 7: Rev. Gary Klauer, OFM Conv., dean, St. Paul, San Pablo; Our Lady of Mercy, Pt. Richmond; St. Cornelius, Richmond; St. Mark, Richmond; Kmhmu Community, San Pablo; Vietnamese Community, San Pablo

Deanery 8: Rev. Jimmy Thottapally, dean, St. Callistus, El Sobrante; St. Joseph, Pinole; St. Patrick, Rodeo; St. Rose of Lima, Crockett; St. Patrick, Port Costa; St. David, Richmond; St. Jerome, EI Cerrito; St. John the Baptist, El Cerrito

Region 3: Northeast

Deanery 9: Rev. John Kasper, OSFS, dean, St. Perpetua, Lafayette; St. Anne, Walnut Creek; St. John Vianney, Walnut Creek; St. Mary, Walnut Creek; St. Isidore, Danville; Santa Maria, Orinda; St. Monica, Moraga

Deanery 10: Rev. Leo Asuncion, dean, St. Catherine of Siena, Martinez; Christ the King, Pleasant Hill; St. Stephen, Walnut Creek; Our Lady of the Immigrants Polish Center, Martinez

Deanery 11: Rev. Richard Mangini, dean, St. Bonaventure, Concord; Queen of All Saints, Concord; St. Agnes, Concord; St. Francis of Assisi, Concord

Region 4: Southeast

Deanery 12: Rev. Richard Culver, dean, Our Lady, Queen of the World, Bay Point; Church of the Good Shepherd, Pittsburg; St. Peter Martyr, Pittsburg; Vietnamese Community, Pittsburg

Deanery 13: Rev. Olman Solis, dean, St. Anthony, Oakley; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brentwood; Most Holy Rosary, Antioch; St. Anne, Byron; St. Ignatius, Antioch

Deanery 14: Rev. Robert Mendonça, dean St. Michael, Livermore; Catholic Community of Pleasanton; St. Charles Borromeo, Livermore; St. Joan of Arc, San Ramon; St. Raymond Penafort, Dublin

Region 5: Southwest

Deanery 15: Rev. John Prochaska, dean, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fremont; Holy Spirit, Fremont; St. Edward, Newark; St. James the Apostle, Fremont; St. Joseph, Fremont; Portuguese Community, Newark

Deanery 16: Rev. Geoffrey Baraan, dean, St. Anne, Union City; Corpus Christi, Fremont; Our Lady of the Rosary, Union City; Chinese Community, Union City; St. Joseph’s Deaf Community

Deanery 17: Rev. Ramon Gomez, dean, St. Clement, Hayward; St. Bede, Hayward; All Saints, Hayward; St. Joachim, Hayward; St. John the Baptist, San Lorenzo

Deanery 18: (Vacant), dean, Our Lady of Good Counsel, San Leandro; Church of the Assumption, San Leandro; St. Felicitas, San Leandro; St. Leander, San Leandro; Vietnamese Community, San Leandro; Our Lady of Grace, Castro Valley; Transfiguration, Castro Valley.

Transitional deacon

Gerald Pedrera, a seminarian for the Oakland Diocese, will move a step closer to the priesthood on March 19 when he is ordained a transitional deacon. Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will preside at the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. and will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Concord. Pedrera, 33, a native of the Philippines, cited his involvement with a biblical apostolate that helped parishioners in their spiritual growth, for sparking his desire to live a life of service based on God’s Word.

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