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placeholder September 19, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA

Sept. 20-22: Vacation

Sept. 23: (Morning) “Mission of High School Educators” talk, De La Salle High School

Sept. 24: (Morning) On Fire Youth Mass, Vallejo

Sept. 25: 10 a.m. Stational Mass, Cathedral

Sept. 28: (Morning) CCC Religious Liberty Committee, Sacramento

Sept. 29: San Francisco Province Bishops, San Francisco

Sept. 30: Workshop for newly ordained priests, Santa Maria

Oct. 1: (Evening) Sanctuary Dedication, Good Shepherd, Pittsburg

Oct. 2: 10 a.m. Stational Mass, Cathedral

       11:30 a.m. Memorial Mass for Anna Hien Thi Ngo
       (mother of Father Peter Vo), St. Anthony, Oakland

Oct. 3-4: Interim Missals Symposium, Phoenix

Oct. 5: (Evening) Oakland Police Foundation Board

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Bishop presents in Phoenix

Oakland Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will lead vespers and preach a homily and is a co-sponsor with Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted at an international liturgical symposium Oct. 3-4.

Church leaders and educators worldwide will attend “Council and Continuity: The Interim Missals and the Immediate Post-Conciliar Liturgical Reform,” to discuss the historical development of the Mass and liturgy.

For more information: www.councilandcontinuity.com or contact the Diocese of Phoenix Office of Worship at (602) 354-2112.

New clergy assignments

Father William Rozario has been assigned as parochial vicar to St. Raymond Parish in Dublin, effective Sept. 20.

Father Johnson Abraham has been assigned as parochial vicar to the Catholic Community of Pleasanton effective Oct.1.

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Crèche Festival entries

All parishes are invited to participate in this year’s Cathedral Crèche Festival, a weekend devoted to the family tradition of the Nativity scene. Your parish, school or pastoral center is invited to create a crèche that will be put on display for the entire three-day event, Dec. 9-11.

You may also send a Nativity scene that has been displayed in your parish/pastoral center during the Christmas season. To register your parish for free, visit www.ctlcathedral.org . For questions, dial (510) 271-1935 or cctlstarlight@gmail.com.

Twilight by the Lake returns

The first of three Twilight by the Lake events attracted more than 200 visitors to the plaza at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. The final event will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The public can mix and visit each other and with church and city leaders. Come and enjoy live music, complimentary appetizers and a beautiful lake view. For additional information, dial (510) 893-4711.

Eucharistic adoration

Spend an hour with the Lord at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Solemn vespers, Eucharistic adoration and benediction will take place on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning at 6 p.m. Eucharistic adoration and benediction take place every first Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. There is free parking. Visit the webpage at www.ctlcathedral.org or phone (510) 832-5057.

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Bishops mobilize for life

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops are working to mobilize Catholics across the country to tell the Obama administration that contraception and sterilization do not constitute preventive care for women and must not be mandated as part of health reform. Through a new website at www.usccb.org/conscience, the bishops hope to generate thousands of comments to the Department of Health and Human Services about its Aug. 1 proposal that would require nearly all employers to provide sterilization and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including some that can cause an abortion, at no cost to women covered by their health insurance plans.

Remember poor in talks

WASHINGTON — The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ international and domestic policy committees urged the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — popularly known as the “supercommittee” — to remember the poor and vulnerable as they come up with a plan to deal with the nation’s financial deficit.

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Pope attends Eucharistic Congress
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to celebrate an outdoor Mass to conclude the Italian Eucharistic Congress in Ancona, Italy, Sept. 11. During his Angelus address, the pope remembered the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and called for people to refuse violence as a solution to problems.
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Love includes responsibility

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — The community life of the Church must be motivated by love, which includes humbly calling each other to responsibility, Pope Benedict XVI said. The notion of “fraternal correction,” he said, “is not a reaction to an offense suffered, but is motivated by love.” Addressing pilgrims gathered in Castel Gandolfo Sept. 4 for the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Benedict discussed the day’s Gospel reading about how to handle a member of the community who does wrong.

Moral values lead to peace

VATICAN CITY — When public policies do not promote values such as justice, fairness and compassion, the resulting void has the potential of giving rise to frustration and despair that can explode, Pope Benedict XVI told Great Britain’s new ambassador to the Holy See. The drive to develop public policies that promote objective values “is especially important in the light of events in England this summer,” the pope told Nigel Baker, the new ambassador, during a meeting Sept. 9 at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo.

Church must teach truth

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — Catholic schools and institutions need to be “genuinely Catholic” and pass on the values that support communities and the truth that saves souls, Pope Benedict XVI said. “This saving truth, at the heart of the deposit of faith, must remain the foundation of all the Church’s endeavors, proposed to others always with respect but also without compromise,” the pope told a group of bishops from India.

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