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Bishop: Mass is the closest we can get
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Bishop celebrates Catholic Schools
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40 Days for Life
to stand vigil at
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Seminarians in
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San Lorenzo
eighth grader wins
Marty Mart
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Teams from
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Deacon Luis Trucios

81st birthday

Weddings & Anniversaries

Date nights:
Something the
Church is doing
for married couples

Marriage prep
way of life for this
Livermore pair

Support for
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and not-so-new

The Marriage
resource list

All Saints
Valentine's Day

Prayers for
beheaded by IS


Shrine at Lourdes
has seen 69 miracles authenticated

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Weddings & Anniversaries

The Marriage resource list

Marriage preparation
The Diocese of Oakland offers marriage preparation in various forms. Among them:

P.R.E.P. Resident Weekend
Begins at 7 p.m. Friday and concludes with Mass about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Fremont
May 15-17
$245 per couple

Commuter Weekend Retreat
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Most in Concord
March 7-8; March 21-22; April 25-26; June 6-7; June 27-28; July 25-26; Aug. 15-16; Aug. 29-30; Sept. 12-13; Oct.17-18; Nov.7-8; and Dec. 5-6.
Registration and information:www.oakflo.com

Support for Marriages
The Diocese of Oakland and Archdiocese of San Francisco
Greg and Julie Alexander are presenting their "Marriage on Fire" retreats:
St. Apollinaris, Napa, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., $65/couple, lunch included
St. Joan of Arc, San Ramon, March 14, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $65/couple, lunch included
Our Lady of Angels, Burlingame, March 21, 3-9 p.m., $65/couple, dinner included
Registration: http://marriage-onfire.com/

Marriage Encounter
This Catholic program has been developed to strengthen the couples' relationship through a weekend retreat format. http://oaklandwwme.org.
Contact Mike and Rhoda Pereira at executivecouple@oaklandwwme.org or 925-292-9585

Weekend format run by couples who have successfully overcome tremendous challenges to their own marriages. Many couples in this weekend are at the point of divorce — this will help them with tools to deal with their difficulties and rebuild damaged trust.
Diocese of Oakland Marriage and Family Life Coordinator: Mimi Streett
mstreett@oakdiocese.org or 510-267-8392

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