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placeholder February 6, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 3   •   Oakland, CA
Black History Month events

The African American Celebrations, the annual series of liturgies, workshops and presentations that recognizes and honors the history and culture of African Americans, is winding down its month-long run at St. Columba Church in Oakland.

The celebration, which began Jan. 15, has as its theme, “Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ For My Journey Now!” A guest preacher, whose name was not available as The Voice went to press, is expected to speak at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Feb. 12. Later that week, choir directors, choir members and others who love to Praise the Lord in song are invited to attend the widely acclaimed Rawn Harbor Experience from Feb. 15-18. Rawn Harbor, who will conduct the gospel music workshop, is director of liturgy at St. Columba Parish, adjunct faculty member and director of liturgy and music at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, adjunct faculty and director of the Gospel choir at the University of San Francisco and coordinator of liturgy and adjunct instructor, Xavier University of Louisiana.

Bishop Emeritus John Cummins will preside at the celebration’s final Sunday Mass on Feb. 19. At the 10:30 a.m. Mass, the UJIMA Award will be presented to Rev. Paul Ross Vassar, pastor at St. Leander Church in San Leandro. He served as pastor at St. Columba from 1981-1991.

 
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