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Special section

to graduates from
Most Rev. Michael
C. Barber, SJ and
Rev. Larry Young

Becoming superintendent a homecoming for Kathleen Radecke

FACE gala puts spotlight on
the future

Diocese's only
middle school graduates its
first class

Tribute to the
Class of 2017

Graduation Awards

Year by year,
St. Theresa students learn to serve

SJND students
study, explore and volunteer in Thailand

New chapel a sacred space for worship
and reflection

Clean water
advocate named Carondelet alumna
of the year

BOD students, programs excel
in year

Moreau grad
named National
Merit Scholar

Saint Mary's
of California

Holy Names University

Bishop O'Dowd
High School

High School

De La Salle
High School

Holy Names
High School

Moreau Catholic
High School

St. Elizabeth
High School

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

Saint Mary's
College High

Salesian College Preparatory

Notre Dame
alums honor
Father Hesburgh

CEO credits faith
with his success


Sister Regina Marie Novacek, OP

placeholder June 12, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Graduation 2017

Most Rev.
Michael C. Barber, SJ
To the Class of 2017

I join with your many family, friends and teachers in congratulating you on your graduation.

The Catholic education you have received is the most effective way to form the whole person — intellectually, morally and communally.

In "The Idea of a University," Blessed John Henry Newman wrote: "It is the education which gives a man a clear, conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them and a force in urging them. It teaches him to see things as they are, to go right to the point … and to discard what is irrelevant."

For the elementary pupils moving on to high school, you will enjoy a rigorous academic program infused with the timeless message of Jesus Christ. For the high school and college graduates, you have the knowledge and tools to share our faith and live in an increasingly complex and global world.

Again, congratulations and may God bless you.

Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ
Bishop of Oakland

Rev. Larry Young
Congratulations, graduates

This year you are a graduate of our Catholic schools, joining all the previous graduates of Catholic schools in the Unites States, going back to 1783.

The Diocese of Oakland is very proud of you and all that you have achieved. We thank you, and your parents and all your teachers who have made your education possible.

You have grown in so many ways over these years. Please remember that God will walk with you and the Holy Spirit will guide you. We have great expectations as you continue your journey in life and we pray for many good things for you ahead.

We offer you our prayers and best wishes.

Rev. Larry Young
Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools

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