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Jubilee of Mercy

24 Hours for the Lord at the Cathedral

What does the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy mean to me?

Pope's plea: Stop death penalty

Year of Mercy Events

Franciscan Friars elect new leadership


Sister Anne Baxter, OP

Msgr. Fred Bitanga

Sister Margaret Spiller, SNJM


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St. Lawrence
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Influence of intelligent evil growing in our culture

KoC conducts formation ceremony in Menlo Park

Vocation dinner nets $10,000

Knights distribute coats to schoolchildren


Centers able to offer personal or private retreats

Rachel's Vineyard retreat step toward post-abortion healing

Lively day of music, song at youth retreat

Bay Area retreat centers


Pilgrimage reveals little known history at Holy Land sites

Pilgrimage reunion

Bishop's Vineyard wines win awards

Ten couples win Voice anniversary drawing

placeholder February 29, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 4   •   Oakland, CA
Jubilee of Mercy

Year of Mercy Events

Through Nov. 19, 2016 Confession available at The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 11 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday

Early 2016 Pilgrimages to the Cathedral of Christ the Light begin.

Feb. 29-March 2 Missionary of Mercy at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. "Mercy and Reconciliation: How We Experience and Live Them in our Lives," presented by Rev. Mark Wiesner. Presentations daily at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The presentations will be available via livestream on StCharlesLivermore.org

March 2, 9 and 16, Jubilee of Mercy Enrichment Series
Queen of All Saints Parish, 2390 Grant St., Concord

English Track

March 2, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. "When Love Encounters Suffering," presented by Margaret Turek

March 9, 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. "Prayer as a Path to Mercy," presented by Patti Collyer

March 16, 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Lenten Reconciliation Service

Spanish Track

2 de Marzo, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., "Las Devociones de la Misericordia," presentado por Sor Juanita Monreal, OP

9 de Marzo, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., "La Misericordia Fuente de Alegría," presentado por Mariana Wiesinger

March 2-21 The Delta Deanery in Eastern Contra Costa County is offering

March 4, 7:30 p.m. Rev. Msgr. Antonio Valdivia at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Brentwood

Communal reconciliation services are:

March 2, 7 p.m.
St. Anthony, Oakley

March 7, 7 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd, Pittsburg

March 10, 7 p.m.
St. Peter Martyr, Pittsburg

March 14, 7 p.m.
Most Holy Rosary, Antioch, Antioch

March 15, 7 p.m.
St. Anne, Byron

March 17, 7:30 p.m.
St. Ignatius of Antioch

March 21, 7 p.m.
Our Lady Queen of the World, Bay Point

March 4-5
"24 Hours for the Lord," at The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland

March 4-6 "Merciful like the Father," a men's retreat hosted by St. Bonaventure Parish of Concord, at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. The retreat will be led by Rev. Leo Edgerly, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Piedmont. Information: Matt Remington, 925-672-4006

March 7-9 Alameda Deanery Jubilee of Mercy Lenten Mission: Three days of spiritual enrichment and growing in understanding of God's loving mercy. Each day's session is offered twice: at 9 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Parish Hall, 1022 Holly St., Alameda (morning Mass is at 7:30 a.m) and at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda

March 7: The Spirituality of Mercy with Margaret Turek, director of faith formation and evangelization for the Diocese of Oakland

March 8: Experiencing God's Mercy: Forgiveness, Healing and the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Rev. Mark Wiesner, Missionary of Mercy and pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, followed by opportunity for individual confession

March 9: The Corporal Works of Mercy with Steve Mullin, Catholic Charities of the East Bay Parish outreach manager

March 14-15 Missionary of Mercy at St. Callistus Parish, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. "Mercy and Reconciliation: How We Experience and Live Them in our Lives," presented by Rev. Mark Wiesner. Presentations daily at 7:30 p.m.

March 16 Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries, 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill.

March 17 Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries speaks at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium, All Saints Parish, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Free-will offering.

April 16, 2-5 p.m., Seminar on Human Trafficking, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood

Details: www.jubileeofmercy-eb.org

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