Solomon Belette, left, CEO of Catholic Charities of the East Bay, greets Bishop-elect Michael C. Barber, SJ in Oakland on May 3.
Cindy Chew/The Catholic Voice
Three events surround the ordination and installation of the Most Rev. Michael C. Barber SJ, as the fifth Bishop of Oakland. All events will take place at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland.
Friday, May 24
At 7 p.m., Solemn Vespers will be celebrated, with the Most Rev. Alex J. Brunett, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Oakland, presiding. During this evening prayer service, Bishop-elect Barber will take the Profession of Faith and the Oath of Loyalty to the Holy See as required before his ordination, and will be greeted by representatives of the various communities, organizations and institutions from throughout the diocese.
Passes for this service are available through the parishes, or by dialing 510-496-7275.
Saturday, May 25
At 11 a.m., the Mass of Ordination and Installation will be celebrated. The Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco, will be the principal consecrating bishop. He will be joined by the Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, the apostolic nuncio of the Holy See, as well as archbishops and bishops from throughout the country, and priests, deacons and lay faithful of the Diocese. There will be music and refreshments on the Plaza after the Mass.
The event may be viewed live at www.oakdiocese.org. Contact your parish directly if you are interested in attending. A limited number of passes may be available the day of the event on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sunday, May 26
At 10 a.m., Bishop Barber will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving during the regularly scheduled Sunday Cathedral Stational Mass.
This event is open to all who wish to attend.
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