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of the animals

Berkeley parish celebrates 50 years
in Holy Spirit's glow

Elementary Schools Information Guide

Young cantor sings
of the glories of God

A world of electives
for pupils to chose
from at St. Bede

Berkeley principal receives
national honor

Schools helping out

School children
pitch in to raise
funds to aid
disaster victims

St. Paul School
in San Pablo adds coding classes

see and learn
about Mass as
never before

Respect for Life

Prayer, assistance help retired cop
in pro-life work

pregnancy resource collaborative

diocese help

Pro-life information table on Oct. 13

Andre Rieu contest winners selected

Art exhibit focuses
on hardship
and healing
in the Americas


Sister Marjorie
Wakelin, SHF

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Elementary Schools Information Guide

Above, parents of first graders at St. Felicitas School put together a bake sale for hurricane victims. Left, after Hurricane Harvey struck, St. Raymond School pupils in Dublin raised funds for St. Catherine of Sienna School, Port Arthur, Texas, to replace flood-damaged classroom items.

School children pitch in to
raise funds to aid disaster victims

Pupils, their parents and staff members at several schools throughout the Diocese of Oakland used several methods to raise funds to aid victims of recent natural disasters.

Some of the efforts were:

At St. Raymond School in Dublin, pupils raised funds for St Catherine of Sienna School in Port Arthur, Texas, to replace flood-damaged classroom items following Hurricane Harvey. Pupils brought a suggested donation of $5 to school for a free dress day and raised $2,708.36.

Each class was able to shop from a wish list created by the buddy class at St Catherine School.

At St. Felicitas School in San Leandro, parents of the First Graders put together a bake sale to raise money for the hurricane victims. Fresh baked goods were sold after school.

Our Lady of Grace School in Castro Valley became a Green Ribbon School in June 2017. As it kicked off the 2017/18 school year, one of its Sixth Grade pupils, Ethan Dinh, sold homemade egg rolls and with matching funds earned more than $750 to help the victims of the recent hurricanes.

And at St. Paul School in San Pablo, pupils raised $640 for the victims of hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The money will be sent to Catholic Charities for distribution. Two weeks later the families raised another $2,778 for the victims of the earthquake in Mexico. Those funds will be sent to Padre Arturo Perez Cruz, pastor of Jesus Nazureno e Immaculada de Conception Church in Mexico City, and will be used to purchase resources for the parishioners and their families affected by the quake.

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