A Publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland
Catholic Voice Online Edition
Front Page In this Issue Around the Diocese Forum News in Brief Calendar Commentary
   
Mission Statement
Contact Us
advertise
Circulation
Publication Dates
Back Issues


Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland



Movie Reviews

Mass Times



Web
Catholic Voice
placeholder
articles list
placeholder Carondelet president Martin remembered
for her 'light'

St. Catherine altar server hurt in Boston

Neophyte Mass
welcomes newest
Catholics with
cathedral events

Saint Mary's day
of service project
gives schools a lift

Carondelet junior
vies as contestant
on 'American Idol
'

Saint Mary's to
welcome Christian
Brothers' leader

Spiritual gardens

Sandwich-making
to board leader: a
Vincentian journey

Be pilgrims, not
tourists, archbishop
tells graduates

School of Applied
Theologyoffers new
summer program

Obituaries:
Rev. John Malloy, SDB

Rev. Theo Palis

Sister Maria Goretti Eder, O.P.

Dominican Sisters
day at the races

Passion reenacted

New trustees HNU

placeholder
placeholder April 22, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 8   •   Oakland, CA

Neophyte Stacy Saechao holding her son Isaiah Panopio (both baptized at Easter Vigil) with Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, surrounded by family, sponsor and RCIA team members from St. Anne's in Union City.
Courtesy photo

Neophyte Mass welcomes newest Catholics
with cathedral events

The newly baptized from throughout the diocese gathered at the Neophyte Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland on April 14. "Neophyte" means "newly planted" and refers to those baptized at the Easter Vigil.

They were accompanied by those previously baptized who were received into full communion of the Catholic Church or who completed their Christian initiation at Easter with Confirmation and Eucharist. Archbishop Alex J. Brunett presided, offering a special welcome to them and highlighting the importance of recognizing Jesus in their lives.

The Cathedral parish presented a carnation to every person who was baptized or confirmed at Easter. After Mass all were invited to a reception in the Parish Hall.

In addition to enjoying hospitality with parishioners and Archbishop Brunett, they also were invited to join the cathedral parish on the CROP Hunger Walk on April 20, to put their faith into action.

The Neophyte Mass is a recent tradition in the Oakland Diocese, starting in 2011. It provides an opportunity for the bishop to meet with the newest members of the Church and preside at a celebration of the Eucharist with them. It also encourages these new Catholics to visit and get to know the cathedral. For many it was only their second time in the cathedral, the first being the Rite of Election at the beginning of Lent.

 
back to topup arrow

home

 
Copyright © 2013 The Catholic Voice, All Rights Reserved. Site design by Sarah Kalmon-Bauer.