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Salvadoran bishop
commemorated
in Oakland

Passion of the
Christ, on a
grand scale

Mass remembers
sacrifice of slain
Oakland police
officers

40 Days for
Life stands a vigil
in Hayward

Pupils display
their know-how at
diocesan science fair

Dominican Sisters
break ground
on expansion

Magazine honors
Moreau Catholic
for innovation

El Heraldo Católico
launches website

Lively boys' basketball playoffs end with final
double-OT game

40 teams compete
in CYO Girls
Basketball Playoffs

Diocese gets
thumbs up on safe
environment audit

Church audit: Abuse
allegations down,
training up in 2013

Obitiuaries:
Sister Marion Loretta Carr, PBVM

Father William R. Stoeger, SJ

New members welcomed into
Church at Easter Vigil

'I'm going to know
the right way
to do things'

'The way God
worked in my life
was amazing'

'A joy to go through
this with my mom'

St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton's Lenten
message

Lent: the annual
catechumenate

Boomers can have
a good Lent even when not needing
to fast

Sacramento bishop

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placeholder April 7, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Holy Week & Easter Liturgies

An angel sits at the tomb of the risen Christ in this 19th-century painting by Casimiro Brugnone de Rossi. The painting is in the collection at the Gallery of the Academy of St. Luke in Rome. Easter, the feast of the Resurrection, is on April 20.
Courtesy of Bridgeman Art Library/cns

New members welcomed into Church at Easter Vigil

 
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'I'm going to know the
right way to do things'

'The way God worked
in my life was amazing'

'A joy to go through this
with my mom'

 

Churches throughout the Diocese of Oakland will welcome new members at the Easter Vigil. Their journeys to full initiation into the Church are varied; some were baptized in other Christian faiths, and are becoming Catholic, while some are celebrating all the rites of initiation.

In the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, which took place at the Cathedral of Christ the Light on March 8 and 9, candidates and catechumens were presented to Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. Prior to that rite, those seeking initiation into the church were presented to their parishes by their sponsors, attesting to their readiness for the sacraments in the Rite of Sending.

Each of the new members has been guided through an RCIA program — Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Here are a few of their stories:

 
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