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Elementary Schools Information Guide

'I see you in me.
I hope you see
me in you.'

teacher was nurtured
in Oakland schools

Bishop tells eighth graders to be leaders to younger pupils

Gift aids
St. Elizabeth

success at
St. Raymond Parish

'Good Pirates
of the Sea' at
St. Paul School

Comfort for those
in need

A visit from
an astronaut

Voyage to the Stars

'Parts' of photosynthesis

High schools make room for transfers
from St. Elizabeth


US Catholic China Bureau honors Bishops Cummins, Wang

In Cartagena,
bishop to meet
pilgrims led by
Fathers Matthews, Solis

Respect for Life

Josh Burger:
'What I do with my
life is my gift to Him'

Bishop supports
40 Days for Life

The Culture of Life begins in our hearts and our hands

Pro-life groups
gear up for
January events

Sacred Heart Parish celebrates blessings
of domestic animals

Blue Mass set
for Oct. 14

An Rx for the health care providers: Mass
of Thanksgiving
Oct. 29

Year of Mercy Calendar

Riding for a
good cause

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Respect for Life

Bishop supports 40 Days for Life

To all priests, deacons and laity of the Diocese of Oakland and to all people of good will:

God is the author of all life. "Every child growing within the mother's womb is part of the eternal loving plan of God the Father: 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you'" Jer 1:5) (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, 168).

Sadly, in our country an innocent human life can be snuffed out while still in the womb. I invite you to get involved in the effort to help mothers and fathers struggling with a difficult pregnancy to know they have support and an alternative to abortion. Join in a peaceful, prayerful vigil during 40 Days for Life in Walnut Creek and in Hayward beginning Sept. 28.

For further information please visit 40DaysforLife.com/walnut-creek or email FriendsForLifeTriValley@gmail.com. For registration information for the Hayward campaign go to 40DaysforLife.com/local-campaigns/Hayward.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration. Be assured of my prayers for you.

Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop Michael Barber, SJ
Diocese of Oakland

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