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placeholder April 20, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 8   •   Oakland, CA

Easter 2015 in pictures


Good Friday
More than 200 people attended the annual Good Friday event sponsored by St. Joan of Arc Parish in the hills above San Ramon. The Stations of the Cross are said at stops along the way with the final station prayed at the top. Young and old take turns carrying the cross.
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Holy Saturday
Catechumens and the congregation gather before the Easter fire at the beginning of the vigil.
RAŚL AYRALA/THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Easter candle
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, blesses and then lights the candle from a helper stick struck into the Easter fire.
RAŚL AYRALA/THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Basilica Baptism
Aaron Tam, featured in a March 23 story in The Catholic Voice, is baptized during the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda by Rev. George Alengadan.
STAN SCHONBERG/COURTESY PHOTO

50 days
At the altar for Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, from left, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, deacons Jorge Angel and Rey Encarnacion and Revs. James Matthews, cathedral rector, and Stephen A. Barber, SJ, the bishop's brother. "Easter isn't one day," Father Matthews reminded the crowd, "It's 50 days." The Easter season runs until the feast of Pentecost, May 24.
ALBERT C. PACCIORINI/THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Baptismal promises
There was standing room only in the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland on Easter Sunday. After the congregation renewed its Baptismal promises, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, sprinkled the crowd with holy water.
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