Please see our Ministries Page to view more details of these upcoming ministry events:
Presentation by the Diocesan Community Outreach Staff from the Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services Saturday, May 5 & Sunday, May 6, 2018
Pentecost Celebration— Sunday, May 20th following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Ministry Volunteer Dinner — Thursday, May 31st with prayer service at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 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.
Broader Community Events
The Holy Names Sisters, who taught for decades at our former St. Augustine School, will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of their arrival in California. The opening event will be held on May 10, 2018, at the St. Theresa Event Center. The reception and a short program will be from 4:30-6:30 pm. You are invited to bring gift cards which will be distributed to organizations with whom we collaborate to address social justice issues. Please choose stores with reasonable prices, public transportation accessibility, and varied merchandise.
All are welcome. Please RSVP to www.snjmca150.org.
A longer article will be in the April 23rd edition of The Catholic Voice.
Please visit the School of the Madeleine on our website to learn more about our sister school in Berkeley. They are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The mission of the School of the Madeleine is to inspire students to grow as educated, morally informed individuals. In the tradition of Catholic education we believe that every child is exceptional, and our goal is to help students grow into lifelong learners and compassionate leaders.
The WINGS Spring Season is a social justice series that challenges women to discern ways of putting faith into action. 2018 WINGS Spring Schedule
WINGS is a women’s faith enhancement group that encourages spiritual growth through prayer, scripture study, catechesis, life sharing and community. Meetings take place on Wednesdays in St. Theresa Event Center (4850 Clarewood Dr., Oakland), meeting room 1 at 9:15am with hospitality followed by the guest speaker and program until 11:15am. Our guest speaker presentations will uplift you and keep you informed. You’ll experience a welcoming community as we support each other in our spiritual growth. Bring a friend! Women from local parishes and other denominations are welcome. For additional information, contact Courtenay Redis at email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 935-1729.
Our Music Director, April McNeely is offering music classes on how to read music. They are held on Wednesday nights from 6 pm to 7 pm in the church.
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. Contact the Parish Office (510) 653-8631.
Please join members of the Prayer Treeto pray “Rosary for Peace” on the 1st Sunday of the month. Rosary for Peace begins at 9:15 AM, on the following days in 2018: January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 8th (second Sunday), May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd.