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 July 16, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 12   •   Oakland, CA
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The ordination of Rev. Derrick Oliveira
 

The Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, bishop of Oakland, places his hands on the head of Derrick Kea Oliveira, above, ordaining him to the Order of the Priesthood on June 29 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.
JosÉ Luis Aguirre photos

During the Litany of Supplication, Derrick Oliveira lies at the altar. In his homily, Bishop Cordileone said, "You do not know what future twists and turns this adventure will take, but you can be sure of one thing: if you continue to walk in humble obedience to your Lord, your ministry will be credible, and will bear fruit — in God's time and according to God's plan."
Members of the Oliveira family, including his father, Charles Oliveira, right, watch the rite from the front pews. The new priest's vestments, draped across the front of the pew, await him.
Seminarian Peter Tu Nguyen arranged live streaming of the ordination to the new priest's mother, Lavana Fearn, right, who was hospitalized and unable to attend her son's ordination in person.

Priests of the diocese offer their new brother the kiss of peace during the Rite of Ordination. Rev. Ray Sacca, rector of the cathedral, is followed by Rev. George Mockel, vicar general; Rev. Kenneth Nobrega, vocations director; Rev. Paul Schmidt, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Pinole; and Rev. Seamus Farrell of St. Bede in Hayward.

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