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  CURRENT ISSUE:   March 21, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 6   •   Oakland, California
Family Aid – Catholic Education

FACE kids show the joy of learning
Grants are called "a blessing" because they give parents an opportunity to provide their children a good education.       >>>

Parents seek
strong, safe
schools for
their children


Chris Good named
new FACE director

He answers questions
for The Catholic Voice.

Knights and Ladies
help develop,
keep the faith

Western States District Conference in Fremont will bring together members whose lives have been strongly affected by the organization.
How to help with Japan relief effort

As the magnitude of the disaster in Japan unfolds, religious and humanitarian aid organizations are stepping up efforts to provide assistance. The March 11 earthquake was followed by tsunamis that wiped out entire cities and by fears of catastrophe at damaged nuclear power stations.

Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has authorized parishes in the Diocese of Oakland to take up a second collection for the Japanese relief effort.

Each pastor may decide whether, and when, to schedule the collection. The money will go to Catholic Relief Services, which is working with Caritas International and others to find pathways to bring aid to the many thousands stricken by the earthquake and tsunami.

Individuals may also make direct donations to Catholic Relief Services through its website,, phone (800) 736-3467 or mail, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203.

Saying he, too, was horrified by the images of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Pope Benedict XVI asked people to join him in praying for the victims.

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