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placeholder Sharing 50 years
of their gifts at
St. Edward

St Joseph Pinole marks 50 years

St. Perpetua celebrates 50th

St. Michael turns 100

St. Theresa pupils learn to share the wealth via Lenten project

Doing one thing is
no small thing

Poets at St. David

Facelift at
St. Paul School

Long-shuttered gym reopens at St. Martin de Porres School

Yearbook technology

Peer tutoring program

Pupils learn to lead with faith

St. John pupils
use iPads to bring
learning to life

Catholic education:
A gift that keeps
on giving

Choir offers more
than music at St. Leo
the Great School

Bishop marks O'Dowd's opening

St. Mary's Center
Gala more important
than ever

College to inaugurate president

Archbishop Brunett recovering

Bay Area Catholic Singles group looking for a few good participants

Pope Francis desires to draw remarried people to Christ

Contra Costa group meets monthly

Church upholds rules about marriage

Birthright fundraiser

Respect Life program begins

Respect life not just
for the unborn

Cardinal O'Malley
calls for hope, action, compassion

Bishop Daly
to lead seminary

Finding common

"Got love?"
conference returns

placeholder October 7, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA

Bishop marks
O'Dowd's opening

With the entire Bishop O'Dowd High School community gathered on the Quad, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, along with campus chaplain Father Gerald Pedrera, celebrated the school's Opening School Liturgy on Sept. 4. Prior to the start of the liturgy, the Campus Ministry Team performed a skit that focused on "Joy," an integral element in O'Dowd's Charism, and touched upon the messages of the school's One Book, One Community summer reading program selection, "Dear Bully." In his homily, Bishop Barber said that a Catholic high school doesn't simply prepare students for college — it prepares students for eternal life. At the conclusion of the liturgy, O'Dowd President Dr. Stephen Phelps announced the establishment of a scholarship named in Bishop Barber's honor. This four-year scholarship, worth $60,000, will be awarded to a deserving student from an Oakland Catholic elementary school.
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