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April 1, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Around the Diocese


Mission at St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Concord held a Lenten mission with Rev. John Amsberry of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Portland, Oregon. Father Amsberry is the author of two books, "JOY: Jesus Over You!" and "More of You Through Prayer." It was an opportunity to prayerfully draw closer to God during Lent and this Year of Faith. With Father Amsberry are front, Rev. Ismael Gutierrez, parochial administrator, and Christine Camp, parish council chair; and back, Parish Council members Beverly Lovell Sister, James Dyer, Carmen Scholl, Father Amsberry, Sandy Brickell and Beng Beza.
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Around the Parishes

A Mass celebrating the 50th ordination anniversary for Rev. Dan Danielson, a retired priest of the Diocese of Oakland, will begin at noon April 7 at St. Augustine Church in Pleasanton.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Martinez is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a liturgy at 4:30 p.m. April 27 followed by dinner at 6 p.m. For more information or tickets ($40 per person) contact the parish office at 1125 Ferry St.; the school at 604 Mellus St.; or by dialing 925-270-9830.

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Around the Schools

A celebration of the centennial anniversary at St. Michael School in Livermore will be held April 27. There will be a Mass at 3 p.m. in the parish church followed by dinner in the parish hall. Tickets: $12/adults, $6 children ages 5 to 12, and free for children four and under. One seating will be at 5 p.m., and the other at 6 p.m. For more information send an email to Jacki Tyler at jtyler@csdo.org at St. Michael School or Sister Emmanuel at sr.ecardinale.op@gmail.com.

The varsity lacrosse team at Concord's Carondelet High School recently returned home from San Diego as champions. Competing in the varsity elite division at the Surf Sun and Stix Invitational, Carondelet won games against Torrey, Coronado and St. Ignatius before defeating Coronado 12-1 in the championship game.

Evin Yang '16, and Justin Adsura '14 have real proof that they are math whizzes. The Bishop O'Dowd High School students scored in the top 5 percent of students — 150,000 students — who took the national American Mathematics 12 test. They answered a 25-question, 75- minute test in February.

Nick Kinast, a senior at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, will be presented a plaque and award May 25 by the San Jose Sabercats of the Arena Football League. The award is being given to Kinast, a quarterback, for his performance during the 2012 season. According to the Moreau High website, Kinast was "responsible for seven offensive touchdowns on the ground or in the air resulting in over 500 all purpose yards. Nick also had 10 tackles laying it all on the line on both sides of the ball."

Seventy Saint Mary's music students traveled by bus to Southern California in mid-February and performed at fellow Lasallian schools Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and La Salle High School in Pasadena, visited Cal State University Fullerton, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall, the Colburn School of Music, and recorded a soundtrack session to scenes from popular Disney movies at Disneyland.

Post-season play ended early for both the men's basketball team and the women's basketball teams at Saint Mary's College in Moraga last month. The men's basketball team fell to Purdue, 72-69, in the second round of the NCAA tournament March 17 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Gaels can look back to the regular season with pride with a 27-6 record and as champions of the West Coast Conference. Meanwhile the women's team suffered a second round loss to Oregon State, 56-41 March 16 in Corvallis, Oregon. However, by ending the year with a 22-11 mark, the women's team tied second for the most wins in the school history. As The Voice went to press the women's basketball team at Salesian High School in Richmond, which won the CIF Northern California State IV Division championship against Piedmont High, was competing in the state championship for the second consecutive year. The men's basketball team at St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda was also vying for a state championship.

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Ollie Cunningham, a 2012 graduate of St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda participated in the UCLA Dance Marathon. Cunningham, a former member of campus ministry at SJND and now freshman at UCLA who formerly took part in the SJND campus ministry, danced for 26 hours straight not for personal glory but to help raise funds for pediatric AIDS research.

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