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Teaching in a
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Chautauqua honors Mary, Untier of Knots

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placeholder October 26, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 18   •   Oakland, CA

Smiling Indonesian community members prior to the procession.

Chautauqua honors Mary, Untier of Knots

Merlie Pablico, a member of the Filipino community, carries a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Despite some light rain, about 500 people from many of the Oakland diocese's ethnic communities joined the annual Mass and celebration of Chautauqua (a gathering of people), at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland on Oct. 10.

Bishop Barber said in his homily: "Our representations of Jesus and Mary have different colors and appearances … but they are one. All nations need to know Christ and be baptized to be one in His Body, the Church."

He exhorted the faithful to ask Mary, the Untier of Knots for help in their lives, and to recite the prayer to her Pope Francis wrote when he was a priest.

Very Rev. Jay Matthews, cathedral rector, welcomed the faithful and acknowledged Bishop John S. Cummins, who started this celebration's tradition: "He wanted to embrace the wonderful diversity of our diocese. Let's celebrate who we are, every ethnicity, every language."

The first Chautauqua was celebrated in 1992.

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