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placeholder  January 21, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA

Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Oakland, poses with Deacon Richard Yee, Esther Yee, Deacon Danny Wong and Rosanna Wong.
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Jubilee year ends with a gala dedicated to the laity

Bishop John Cummins, the second bishop of Oakland, greets guests at the gala. At his right is Sister Felicia Sarati, CSJ, director of Ethnic Pastoral and Cultural Centers.

Teresa Flores, Deacon William Gall, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, and Sylvia Gall, from left, pose for a photo at the Oakland Diocese's Golden Jubilee Gala.

The Diocese of Oakland's 50th anniversary celebration came to a close Jan. 6 with the Golden Jubilee Gala, acknowledging lay service and ministry. Representatives from parishes throughout the diocese came together for an evening of gratitude and thanksgiving. Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, apostolic administrator of the diocese, was the evening's host. He was joined by Bishop John S. Cummins, the second bishop of Oakland, and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, who served as the fourth bishop of the diocese. Guests were treated to performances by mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, and by a gala jubilee choir under the direction of John McDonnell. Bill Ford, director of the CYO youth programs, led a toast to the future of the diocese. As the night's festivities came to a close, guests were invited to rise and sing, "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name," which echoed through the hall.


At the end of the evening, all the guests were invited to rise and sing.

Frederica von Stade sings Emily Dickinson's "Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?" The world-renown mezzo-soprano is devoted volunteer at St. Martin de Porres School in Oakland.

John McDonnell, who was the musical director at Oakland's first cathedral, directs the Jubilee Gala Choir.
 
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