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 August 20, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Around the Diocese

Go fish
A school of fish frolics through the gallery space of the Cathedral Event Center in Oakland through the end of the month. Students at the School of the Madeleine in Berkeley created the fish as a "thank you" to the docents who guided through a tour of the cathedral, side chapels and mausoleum. Jennifer Walwark, fifth-grade teacher, said of her 36 fifth-graders. "The docents are so knowledgeable and the students learned so much about the symbols of their Catholic faith," Walwark wrote. "The symbols that the students most enjoy learning about are the oculus, the Alpha and the Omega, the circular altar, and of course, the fish." Speaking of those popular fish, about 39,000 of them — paper variety — are on display in acrylic cylinders in the hallway. Created for the dedication of the cathedral in 2008, they represent the children's presence in the Cathedral of Christ the Light.
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What's Cooking

Authors of "Gather Good Together: A Jubilee Feast," the cookbook compiled by the Community Life Committee of the Chancery of the Diocese of Oakland will be signing copies on the Cathedral Plaza from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., prior to the Jubilee Mass on Aug. 22. It will be the first day the books will be available for purchase at The Cathedral Shop. The signing will take place at the entrance to the shop. The cost of the book, which includes 50 recipes, is $10. Call 510-496-7215 to pre-order for pickup on Aug. 22 or later. Online ordering, with payment through PayPal, is available at http://ctlcathedral.org/visit/the-cathedral-shop/books.shtml. Cost for the book and shipping and handling is $15.



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