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A seating area and large screen allowed those who were not able to be seated inside to view the Mass. Communion was brought to the faithful who wished to receive.
All: josÉ luis aguirre/The Catholic Voice

Line by line, they waited to see history

The Saturday morning ordination and installation filled the Cathedral of Christ the Light; parishes were offered a number of passes to allow a broad representation from throughout the diocese.

The first arrivals stood before the great doors to the Cathedral of Christ the Light at 7:15 a.m., about three hours before those Douglas fir doors were scheduled to open.

But Lorree Cole, who waited with fellow St. Jerome of El Cerrito parishioner Maureen Haesloop, considered it "such a privilege to be here." She had been in the cathedral for the installation of Bishop Salvatore J.Cordileone.

"I am so excited I barely got any sleep," said Barbara Tengeri, who joined the line before 7:30 a.m. "I'll be seeing Bishop Barber quite often," said the parishioner at the Cathedral parish. She had ducked back into her nearby home to pick up a coat to keep her warm while she waited with her mother, Esmeralda Grant. "I'm excited for all of us."

Another early arrival, Lt. Cmdr. CCC Salonga, was a standout in line. Salonga, who retired in 1988 after 30 years of service, wore his Navy whites in honor of Bishop Barber's service as a military chaplain. "I'm proud of him, a Navy chaplain being selected by the pope to be our bishop," said Salonga, who is a parishioner at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Martinez.

Among the youngest in line was 7-month-old Julian Dufresne, who was accompanied by his mother, Gaby Dufresne and his grandmother, Carmen Mansilla, who is visiting from Orange County.

Gaby Dufresne said they had attended the ordination the week before of five priests and had seen a leaflet about the bishop's upcoming ordination, and were able to obtain passes.

"That priest ordination was amazing," she said, "I can't imagine what the bishop's will be like."

 
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