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Diocese welcomes
550 adults into
the Church

'We've had a
wonderful life.
We would like to
contribute more.'

'I want it to be
part of my daily life'

Dominican School opens Sacred Arts certificate program

An image for
Holy Week:
The Holy Face

Lent commissions us and energizes us

Fremont pastor's poetry of the
Stations of the Cross

A guide to being welcomed into
the church


Confirmation

Confirmation:
Courage to set
the world on fire
with the Word


2016 Celebration
of Scouting

Mission of service
to others highlight
of awards


Travel

Living your life: as if nothing's a miracle,
or everything is

It's worth spending
a week in
Jerusalem alone


Diocesan science fair winners selected

Obituaries

Sister Imelda Marie Dibble, OP

Brother David Brennan, FSC

Rev. Eric Vargas,
SVD

Sister Joanne Gallagher to retire
from Christ
the King ministry

School of the Madeleine board
earns honor

Jesuit-inspired
retreat for
young adults

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placeholder March 14, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA
Holy Week & Easter Liturgies

It took three separate Rite of Election ceremonies to accommodate the hundreds of new Catholics, their families and friends.
All: DARWIN SAYO/THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Friends, family and soon-to-be Catholics from Newman Hall, Holy Spirit Parish in Berkeley stand with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ.

Diocese welcomes 550 adults into the Church

On the weekend of Feb. 13-14, hundreds of people who are seeking to join the Catholic Church gathered in three separate ceremonies at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland to participate in the Rite of Election, a significant step on their journey.

The adults preparing for baptism and the other rites of initiation arrived as catechumen.

They were joined by candidates, who may have been baptized in another Christian tradition, or may have been baptized Catholic but had not been confirmed, or, in some cases, ever received First Communion.

The Church will welcome them all — 550 strong — at the Easter Vigil, to be celebrated in parishes throughout the diocese on March 26.

The Catholic Voice is sharing the stories of three who are entering the Church, at Newman Hall, Holy Spirit Parish in Berkeley.


With Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, and their parochial administrator, Rev. Glenn Naguit, is the group from St. Margaret Mary, Oakland.

Steve Wheller and Joseph Limato, with their sponsor, Therese Bush.

Nancy Heart is sponsoring her husband, Greg (not pictured), and daughter, Chloe Dial.
 
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