** Christmas Week Mass Schedule **
Saturday, December 23rd: 5 pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 24th: 10:30 am Mass. There will be no 8 am or 6 pm Mass.
Sunday, December 24th: 5 pm Children’s Mass
Sunday, December 24th: 11:30 Lessons and Carols, followed by Midnight Mass
Monday, December 25h: 10:30 am Mass
Please see our Ministries Page to view ministry events including:
Advent Evening Prayer — Wednesdays, December 13th and 20th @ 6 p.m.
RCIA — Wednesdays @ 6:15 p.m.
Family Faith Formation — Sundays from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) — Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception — Friday, December 8th @ 7 p.m. with Fr. Eddie Gonzalez presiding
Environment Change – Friday, December 22nd from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (maybe 8 depending how many people come to help out.) Come help out for any part!
Broader Community Events
Simbang Gabi Kick-off Celebration Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm
The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland
Fr. Geoffrey Baraan 510-918-2140
Fr. Kenneth Sales 510-456-4964
Everyone is invited to the Diocese of Oakland’s Simbang Gabi Kick-off. The presider will be Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. A reception and entertainment will follow in the Event Center.
Newman Hall will be introducing plans for the development of a Grief Ministry. Grieving over loss of a loved one is familiar to most of us. Loss can also lead to devastating grief because of such conditions as broken relationships, employment problems, personal unfulfilled expectations, academic problems, etc. Grieving is a process. The intention of the Grief Ministry is to help people work through their grief in a safe environment. There will be an Information Night early in January. It will be an orientation meeting to establish criteria for developing the plans for a Grief Ministry. The meeting date will be posted as soon as it is scheduled. If you would like to discern a call to this ministry as well as receive more information, contact Mary Lanigan at email@example.com.
New Choir at The Cathedral
The St. Hildegard Schola is a new ensemble at the Cathedral for women and girls age ten and up. They sing on Saturdays at the 5:30 pm Vigil Mass and for several other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to other great choral music for treble voices written through the centuries to current day. To schedule an audition, please contact the Cathedral Director of Music Dr. Rudy de Vos firstname.lastname@example.org
LEO Center ESL
English as a Second Language Classes for ALL Levels
St. Columba’s Church 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Low Cost. Provides help with Written Citizen Test, Written Driver’s Test & Job Applications
Recurring Parish Events
Monthly Rosary for Peace
Our Social Justice Ministry welcomes you to pray the Rosary for Peace on the 1st Sundays of each month. Rosary for Peace begins at 9:15 a.m. and takes place in the front of the sanctuary near the alcove holding the Blessed Sacrament.
Weekly Morning Prayer on Thursdays — currently on Summer break. Will resume on August 3rd
Our Morning Prayer Service is held every Thursday at 7:45 a.m., for approximately 25 minutes prior to daily Mass. Please join us for quiet times of centering prayer, a brief reflection, shared petitions, and all framed with simple music. All are welcome! If you would like more information, please contact Susan Schaeffer at email@example.com or (415) 935-1729.
Is your rosary sitting in a drawer, broken and need of repair? Contact Suzy Arnhart before or after the 10:30 am Mass, and she will gladly repair it free of charge. You can also contact the Parish Office (510) 653-8631.