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Understanding the Extraordinary
Jubilee of Mercy

Year of Mercy Events

God: Not dead,
but not popular
in Hollywood

Families, friends commemorate those killed in Oakland

Special Catholic
Schools Week Section

A celebration of Catholic education

New face at FACE preparing for gala

Moral values draw some non-Catholics
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Parishes, schools, Catholic Worker become Christmas partners

SJND students put their 'Faith in Action'

can put words
into actions

Pupils aid prison ministry

Learning that leads
to action

Saint Mary's
College High School warms needy

Gift cards donated

St. Francis pupils donate bikes

School fundraisers changing with
the times

Book recalls Carondelet's
'Valiant Women'

Volunteers help improve classrooms

Moreau Catholic pioneering

Governor honors Presentation Sister

Jan Term: a time of exploration at Saint Mary's College

Social Justice Forum set for Feb. 19

Outreach in Fremont

Catholic schools
give high marks
to new federal education law

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Catholic Schools Week

Schoolchildren can put words into actions

Most Rev.
Michael C. Barber, SJ

Catholic schools are a vital part of the teaching mission of the Church.

Pope Francis has asked this Jubilee Year of Mercy be one of living the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. He invites us to help people carry their cross.

I have asked the students in our Diocese of Oakland to participate in the pope's call, and for older students to lead their younger classmates in putting words into actions.

I've challenged our schoolchildren to do a project of a spiritual or corporal work of mercy: to collect food for the hungry, visit lonely people, sing for them, make cards or pray for world peace.

On these pages, you will read about just a few of the good works our school children are doing to be true friends and disciples of Jesus.

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