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Official Portrait

Welcoming Bishop
Michael C. Barber, SJ

California a large
influence in Barber
family history

Journey to Oakland

Decree appointing
Bishop Barber

Your new bishop,
my brother, Michael,
'did time' at
San Quentin

Welcome to this
local church

Homily for the
ordination of the fifth
bishop of Oakland

Reflection: Lessons remembered, and
lived: Be merciful
and pure of heart

Getting around

'A ministry
of service,
of availability and
of vulnerability'

Bishop, and a
naval officer

A pair of
Navy chaplains

Bishop Barber's
photo album

A lifetime of
spiritual influences
formed Bishop
Barber's path

First classroom visit:
St. Agnes School,
fourth grade

Sister Mary Jude,
a teacher who made
a difference

A hello in their
native language

Why people
came out

Description of
Bishop Barber's
personal coat of arms, episcopal symbols

Parts of a bishop's
coat of arms

high school boys paths intersect
during careers

Bishops of the
Diocese of Oakland

Bishop selection
process is thorough,
strictly confidential

What the Church teaches about

New focus on
Jesuits' role within
the church

What the pope
is looking for
in new bishops

What you might
not know about
Bishop Barber

The bishop at the
cathedral, 2008

By the numbers:
Michael C. Barber, SJ

In This Issue:

Rev. John Paul

placeholder July 15, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
Rev. John Paul Kavanaugh

Rev. John Paul Kavanaugh, an Oakland native, died June 28 in San Mateo. He was 88 years of age and had been a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for nearly 65 years.

Father Kavanaugh was baptized at Oakland's Sacred Heart Church and attended the parish grammar school. After elementary school he continued his education at St. Joseph's College in Mountain View and St. Patrick's Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1948 by Archbishop John J. Mitty.

He served as an associate pastor at parishes in San Francisco, San Bruno and San Rafael, pastor at two parishes, and was on the faculty at Serra High School in San Mateo before he retired in 1997.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Jane, and extended family in the Bay Area, in Omaha and on the East Coast.

The funeral Mass was held July 8 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City.

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