Our Holy Mass times are:
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Weekday: 8:30 a.m. please enter through the Colby Street entrance
Confession/Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays at 4 p.m.
Zoom Links to Rosary and Night Prayer
3 pm Rosary Link (Sunday through Friday) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232303132
7 pm Rosary Link (Sunday through Friday) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232303132
9 pm Night Prayer Link (Monday through Friday) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89697534831
Fr. Augustine Has Published a Book!
The book, “Mission Stories,” is a living testament to the transformative power of the Christian faith. It shows how peoples and cultures have found a way out of the blind ally of cultural quagmire, superstitions, fears, and moral paralysis through their faith in Jesus Christ.
The Greco-Roman world was saved from gods and goddess, emperor worship and idols and many evils by the power of the Word of God. It is a process that continues today. Some pandits speak of a postChristian world, which is a gross-misrepresentation of truth. On the contrary, the book exhibits the need for a re-christening of our world. It is my hope and prayer that all those who read the book will be missionaries and messengers of the Word of God in their own surroundings. Once you read this book, speak of the missions and say For your tomorrow, missionaries gave their today. Jesus Christ, or Word of God is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Contact the parish office to purchase a copy of “Mission Stories.”
The parish Social Justice Ministry is back up and running! In addition to our current ministries of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and Elizabeth House next door, we are now collaborating with the Faith in Action ministry already active at St. Columba’s Parish. We have begun to meet with them monthly over Zoom. We are also joining them in their in-person actions, like their Oakland Ceasefire Friday Night Walks. For more information, please contact the parish office.
Devotional Groups: We hold devotional prayer on Zoom – Holy Rosary, Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, Litany of Loretto and Night Prayers held at 9:00 PM, around the time people try to get ready for sleep. The duration of the prayers will be around ten minutes. Night Prayers could help one to calm the mind, have a clear conscience, and help to obtain a calm and peaceful sleep. It is said, “a good laugh and a good sleep are the two best cures for many things.” If you are interested, please send an email to April, email@example.com or call/text 510-504-4784.
Faith Formation Classes: All children are invited to participate in faith formation classes. Your child does not need to be in sacramental preparation to participate. Please fill out the Faith Formation Registration; you can find it here on our website. Please complete the form and return it to Linda in the parish office.
Young adults: Young adults of our parish continue to meet Mondays around 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Richard Kearney at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Vincent de Paul News:
Our parish based St. Vincent de Paul Conference has reopened our food pantry. We serve anyone in need of grocery support within our parish area of North Oakland and South Berkeley. Please consider mailing a donation to the parish office to support our St. Vincent de Paul ministry if you are able to help. God bless you and keep you and your loved ones well.
Donations to the Parish
For anyone who would like to donate to our parish via PayPal, please go to our donation page and click the Donate link. If you would like to mail a check, you may send it to 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland, CA 94609. If you would like to drop it off at the rectory, you may put it in the slot by the rectory front door. It is located on the bottom left side wall. Please do not leave an envelope in the mail box.