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October 27, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 18   •   Oakland, CA
Around the Diocese


Kids learn about fire prevention
October is Fire Prevention Month. The Pre-Kindergarten Class at St. John Catholic School in San Lorenzo has been learning about fire safety. To conclude the weeklong lesson, a real-life firefighter from the San Francisco Fire Department, Firefighter O.J., visited their classroom to share more about fire safety. To learn more about the program, see the class webpage at mrsjensjcs.weebly.com.
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O'Dowd seniors help at retreat
The school calendar designated Oct. 15 as a retreat day for freshmen, a testing day for sophomores and juniors, and a day off for seniors at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland. But 80 members of the Class of '15 came to school anyway to serve as leaders for the Frosh Retreat. These seniors led small group discussions on topics such as friends, pressures, health and spirituality, as well as activities and games.
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Pastor installed
at St. Michael


Rev. Van Dinh, left, was installed as pastor at St. Michael Parish, Livermore, by Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, on Sept. 14, before a packed church, accompanied by Bishop Emeritus John Cummins and many priests. Father Van said the installation Mass was an opportunity for he and parochial vicar, Rev. Rafael Hinojosa, to recall the significance of their ministry and to renew their zeal in serving the people at St. Michael's.
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The "Try Prayer! It Works!" Contest asks entrants to use creativity to depict their faith. Children in grades K-12 enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish, home school or other organization are eligible to participate. They can express their faith in prose, poetry and art. For details or to download an application, go to www.FamilyRosary.org/TryPrayer. All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 2, 2015. Questions? Call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 800-299-7729. The contest is sponsored by Family Rosary, founded in 1942 by Rev. Patrick Peyton, CSC. Father Peyton (1909-1992) established the Holy Cross Family Ministries, which encouraged families to pray together.

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Can't attend an upcoming game at Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd High School? No worries. You can watch it by using the High School Cube to livestream athletic events.

The cross-country teams at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School of Alameda did well at the recent Stanford Invitational, which brings cross-country teams from all over the state. Cooper Teare placed first in the men's races, as did the men's team. Kiera Williams came in second place in the women's race and the women's team also did well.

When it comes to water, conservation is the word at Carondelet High School in Concord. With a disastrous drought taking place in California, students have used creative ways of dealing with it. Take Marian Easthope's watercolor class, for example. Students brought in and used recycled water for their projects, which, according to the school's website, meant everything from recycled spaghetti water to the melted ice water used for a sports injury. The role water plays in politics was also examined in the school's Clare Dunne Forum, which explores political and social issues.

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Do you want your child to learn Portuguese? Beginner Portuguese Lessons for Kids started this month for children in the San Ramon Valley area. The course is sponsored by the IDES Livermore and Pleasanton. Language and culture classes aimed at children ages 4 to 7 are also offered. Classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays at St. Michael School. More information: EscolaIDE-SLP@gmail.com.

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