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placeholder  September 7, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 15   •   Oakland, CA
Mass honors jubilarians at cathedral
Dozens of religious jubilarians in the Diocese of Oakland, those celebrating anniversaries, were honored by Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, at a Mass Aug. 22 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Members of religious communities were invited to join in the celebration, which was part of the Year of Consecrated Life designated by Pope Francis to honor religious. In his homily for the day, Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins noted the work of religious sisters and brothers in the diocese over the years, from the arrival of the Sisters of the Holy Names in 1868, through the changes brought by Vatican II. They were leaders and risk-takers, he said, who found strength in their communities in providing "faithful, humble service." Perhaps nowhere was this more evident than in social justice. "There was so much dealing with people on the margins, what we now call the periphery, that you should be proud of your community." While St. John XIII said that with anniversaries come obligations, Bishop Cummins added, "the obligation to rejoice."
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