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Number of permanent deacons grows,
but many reaching

Deacon ministries
have come a long
way in their first
half century

Back in 1978

CYO cross country meet draws
800 runners

Make plans for early Advent events

Sister Mary Noel Lehmann, SHF

End-of-life planning
rarely tops a
to-do list

How to pay for
senior care with
limited resources

Do you have a
written retirement
income plan?

Senior home care
from a peer

Exercise essential
for good health as
people age

Parish programs
aim to narrow the
generation gap

placeholder November 4, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 19   •   Oakland, CA

Back in 1978
With the ordination of Leo Smith to the permanent diaconate at Our Lady of the Rosary in Union City, on Sept. 9, 1978, all the members of the first permanent diaconate in the Oakland diocese were ordained for their ministry. Pictured here after the ordination ceremony, from left, front: Nicholas Morris, James Barnes, James Keeley, Leo Smith, Bishop John S. Cummins, William Warren, Arcadio Torres, Juan Beltran, Frederico Ceja; middle row: John Gilbert, Morris Soublet, Jack Jordan, Peter Brito, Ovide Guesnon, Nelson Gonsalves, Robert Hagenbach; rear: Albert Petersen, Ron Horan, William Bowden, Ferris Anthony, Larry Souza, Jesuit Brother Raymond Keefe, Leonard Bettencourt, Robert Rego, Ralph Glendenning, Frank Barnes. (Ross Hoblitzell, a member of the class, was not present for the picture.)
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