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placeholder Michael C. Barber,
SJ, becomes fifth
bishop of Oakland

Line by line, they waited to see history

Mass of Thanksgiving

Getting to know us

In evening vespers
service, a profession and oath made

'Joy has found
a place in our
hearts this day'

Challenging first
decade confronted
The Catholic Voice

Records fall at
Track and Field Meet

St. Leo Eighth Grade
girls victorious in
basketball playoffs

Nyla Jamison
awarded Marty
Mart scholarship

Sister M. Ancilla Trippe, OP

Sister Roseanne Curtiss, SSS

Sister Kathryn
Morrow, SHF

Pacific School
of Religion leader
named to direct GTU

Special section

Tribute to the
Class of 2013

to graduates

God has already
given your life a

What is your
school proud of?

Saint Mary's College
High celebrates
150th anniversary

Principals change
at St. Philip Neri

Wood Rose pupil
pens winning
KofC essay

Graduation Awards

Graduation photos

CSUEB students
make their mark

placeholder June 10, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
All: Cindy Chew/The Catholic Voice

Mass of Thanksgiving

The Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving the morning after his ordination and installation as Bishop of Oakland. At the 10 a.m. Mass May 26 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Bishop Barber was assisted by his brother, the Rev. Stephen A. Barber, SJ, of Los Angeles; the Rev. Ray Sacca, rector of the cathedral; and priests who had traveled from as far away as Oxford, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Denver and Maryland to attend his ordination. After Mass, many the faithful lined up for a blessing from the new bishop. Among them was Daniel Gilder, second row, right. In his Trinity Sunday homily, the new bishop reflected on the work of The Trinity in his life, particularly recently. He recounted a story of going out for breakfast with his brothers the previous Friday. He was approached by a man who asked him for money as he waited in line. The man told him he had been to Mass that morning, then recognized him. "You're our new bishop," the man told him, and asked for a blessing. "I was appointed by the Vicar of Christ," Bishop Barber told the gathering. "I was confirmed by that small-v vicar on the street."

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