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  CURRENT ISSUE:  March 4, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA
Lay ministers aid
in Church life

More than 100 of these parish leaders, representatives of the different regions covered by the Diocese of Oakland, gathered on Jan. 25 at St. Joan of Arc Parish in San Ramon to reflect on their role during the Year of Faith.  >>>
'Little House'
brings big help

The children of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Union City put colored pencils and pens to plain takeout food boxes, turning them into little houses. Parishioners brought home to put offerings to assist families through the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition.  >>>
Making a connection
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If you're looking for the place to detach children from all devices digital and electronic and let them embrace nature and take part in traditional summer camp activities, the CYO Camp in Occidental, 60 miles north of San Francisco, may be just the ticket.  >>>
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