Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 6, 2014
REV. KENNETH NOBREGA
8:00, 9:30 am (English)
11:00 am (Español)
12:15 pm (Ge’ez)
8:00 am (English)
4:30 pm Vigil (English)
7:30 am (English)
6:00 pm (English/Español)
1640 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone (510) 843-2244 Fax (510) 843-2730
Email: [email protected]
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 6, 2014
“Come to me,
all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.”
— Matthew 11:28
Rev. Kenneth Nobrega
& Vocation Director
Rev. Ghebriel Woldai
Chaplain to Ge’ez Community
Rev. Raphael Okitafumba
Rev. Mr. José Mañuel Pérez
Elizabeth Oishi Comly
Year of Faith Coordinator
7:30 am & 12:15 pm (English)
7:00 pm (Español)
Directora Educación Religiosa
Director Religious Education
Ramon y Carmen Cedillo
Platicas: Tercer Martes, 7:00 pm
Remy Bravo Seay (English)
Javier Torres (Español)
Yanny Chavarria (English)
Fortino Alducin (Español)
Parish Council Members: Rebeca Torres (Chairperson), Fortino Alducin (Vice-Chairperson),
Josefina Figueroa (Secretary), Maritza Ibarra, Gloria Maldonado, Elizabeth Oishi Comly, Hector
Cortes, Teresa Coulon, Nidya Muñoz, Javier Torres, Yohannes Yetbarek and Ed Hopfner.
Finance Council Members: Maritza Ibarra, Elizabeth Oishi Comly, Yohannes Yetbarek.
Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 4 pm in the Rectory.
Assistance for those in need: Please call the office for help.
Project Gabriel & Respect Life: Hector Cortes (Coordinator)
St. Joseph the Worker Parish is a diverse Catholic Community,
which welcomes people from many different places in their faith
journey and serves the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship,
education, social justice, service to the poor and engagement in
La Iglesia de San José Oberero es una comunidad católica diversa,
que le da la bienvenida a gente de diferentes lugares en su jornada
de fe y que propone cumplir con la Buena Nueva de Cristo Jesús a
través de la liturgia, la educación, la justicia social, en el servicio a
los pobres y entregados a las necesidades de la communidad.
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES DIOCESE OF OAKLAND
St. Joseph Cemetery
St. Mary Cemetery
San Pablo phone (510) 223-1265
Oakland phone (510) 654-0936
Last Sunday Plate Collection—June 29, 2014: $1,448.94
“5th Sunday” collection for the poor: $510.71
The second collection today is for our building maintenance.
2014 Bishop’s Appeal goal: $10,165.46; Actual: $9,419.00
Thank you for meeting last year’s goal!
SETTING ASIDE THE WEAPONS OF WAR
Why, we might ask the prophet Zechariah today,
would God want to banish chariots and horses? The
answer follows: because they are used to violate God’s
reign of peace, along with the warrior’s bow. In the days
of Zechariah, chariots and horses were high-priced items
used only for war-making. They were the aircraft carriers
and nuclear missiles of his day. And for his culture,
which thought of any king as being a military leader first
and foremost, a king riding on a lowly beast of burden to
proclaim peace without horses, chariots, and bows would
have set his listeners topsy-turvy.
This lowly, beast-riding king of peace, we believe,
was fulfilled in Jesus, gentle and humble of heart. In a
world torn by military strife often generated by differing
religious views, and even in our own lives and homes
where we are often at “war” over the tiniest things, we
would do well to stop and consider to what degree we are
willing to be like that “king” whose way of gentleness
and humility is the way for us to find rest for our weary
souls. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Post-Abortion Healing Group 8 weeks beginning July 21
Christine 415-260-4406 [email protected]
afterthechoice.org Has an abortion left you with a broken
heart? Join our next Post-Abortion Healing group which
offers hope, help, and healing for the soul in a loving, supportive environment, and results in life-changing transformations. Our group will meet for 8 weeks and starts on July
21, 2014 in Oakland. Confidential sign-ups for men, women, and couples are happening now. Don't delay your healing and renewal in Christ any longer! To register or find out
more, contact or go to www.afterthechoice.org to download
Saturday July 05 4:30 pm
06 8:00 am
07 7:30 am
08 7:30 am
09 7:30 am
10 7:30 am
11 7:30 am
12 8:00 am
Arnulfo Valdivia Camacho+
An Adjustment to the Schedule
Fr Kenneth will continue to serve the Diocese of Oakland
as Vocation Director until Bishop Barber selects someone
to replace him. It is necessary to make the following adjustments until further notice:
Eucharistic Adoration will now be available on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., and
will not be available on Tuesday & Thursday from 6:307:30 p.m.
Saturday confessions will continue from 3 to 4 p.m., but
will not be available from 5:30 to 6 p.m. There will no
longer be a vigil Mass in Spanish on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this
time of transition.
The Gray Family thanks St. Joseph’s Parish and parishioners for their overwhelming response of consolation and
celebration in memory of our son and brother, Paul. In our
faith, we can hope that he is now sounding his trumpet in
Bishop’s Burse Italian Luncheon Supports Seminarians
August 9, 11:00 am
St. Felicitas Parish, Monsignor McGinty Hall,
1650 Manor Blvd., San Leandro
Kim Oliver 510-940-5949
Mark your calendar now! The Catholic Daughters of the
Americas, Court #2400, invite all women to the Bishop's
Burse Italian Luncheon to support the seminarians in our
diocese. Donation: $15.00. Festivities will include prizes
and basket winners. Parish women’s groups are most welcome. For tickets, please contact Kim Oliver by July 15,
see above for contact information.
If you want peace, work for justice.
Please see website bulletin
for more information on events around the diocese:
William & Celia Mulhern+
Please Pray For the Sick
Joyce Gressel, Jacob Marshall,
Charles Robinson, Louise Rantz,
Frances Landeza, Msgr. Ray Breton, ,
Rita Streuli, Patricia Weberling,
Stella Perkins, Pat Barnet,
Lovelle and Michelle Bradford,
Irene Hancock, Ann Zito,
And Recently Deceased
Joseph & Maryellen McCormick+
Danielle De La Torre
Raphael Barrajas Gutierrez+
del Tiempo Ordinario
6 de julio de 2014
“Vengan a mí, todos los que están fatigados
y agobiados por la carga, y yo los aliviaré”.
— Mateo 11:28
NOTICIAS DE LA PARROQUIA
Colecta de la Semana Pasada - 29 junio 2014: $1,448.94
La segunda colecta para apoyar a los pobres: $510.71
La segunda colecta de hoy es para mantener los edificios.
2014 Meta Apelación del Obispo:$10,165.46; Actual: $9,419.00
Gracias por su constante apoyo a nuestra Parroquia
DEPONGAMOS LAS ARMAS DE LA GUERRA
¿Por qué, le preguntamos al profeta Zacarías hoy,
quiere Dios destruir los carros y los caballos? La
respuesta es: porque, junto al arco de los guerreros, se les
usa para violar la paz del reino de Dios. En los días de
Zacarías, carros y caballos eran bienes muy apreciados
que se usaban sólo para hacer guerra. Eran los
portaaviones y los misiles nucleares de hoy día. Y en esa
cultura que consideraba que un rey era un jefe militar
primero que todo, un rey montado en un pobre asno para
proclamar la paz, sin caballos ni carros ni arcos, hubiera
causado gran revuelo entre su audiencia.
Esa profecía del humilde rey de la paz, montado en
un asno, nosotros creemos que se cumplió en Jesús,
manso y humilde de corazón. En un mundo sacudido por
la lucha militar, que frecuentemente es el resultado de
divergentes creencias religiosas, y hasta nuestras propias
vidas y hogares donde vamos a la guerra por la más
mínima cosa, sería bueno que nos detuviéramos a pensar
hasta que punto estamos dispuestos a ser como el “rey”
que con su mansedumbre y humildad es el camino para
que nosotros logremos encontrar descanso para nuestras
almas. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Grupo de Sanación Pos-Aborto
¿Siente su corazón quebrantado por causa de un aborto?
Venga a nuestro siguiente grupo de sanación pos-aborto,
ofrece esperanza y la sanación a través de 8 semanas que
está basado en las Sagradas Escrituras. Se encontrara con
cariño, en un ambiente amoroso, y causa transformaciones
que cambian vidas. Nuestro proximo grupo en español comenzará el 22 de julio, 2014 en la Iglesia San José Obrero,1640 Addison St, Berkeley. ¡No retrase su curación y
renovación en Cristo más tiempo! Para registrarse o averiguar más, póngase en contacto con Gloria Maldonado, al
número (510) 384-6875 o por correo electrónico: [email protected] También puede ver una copia del boletín en afterthechoice.org.
Si quieres la paz, lucha por la justicia.
—Papa Pablo VI
Cambios Menores en el Horario
Pdr Kenneth seguirá a servir a la Diócesis de Oakland como Director de Vocaciones hasta el Obispo Barber selecciona a alguien que le sustituya. Es necesario realizar los
siguientes ajustes hasta nuevo aviso:
La Adoración Eucarística va a continuar, pero de las 5 a 6
p.m., martes, miércoles y jueves.
La Misa de español los sábados a las 6 p.m. no va a continuar, ni las confesiones de 5:30 a 6 p.m. sábado.
Gracias por su paciencia durante este tiempo de transición.
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
Toda devoción mariana debe seguir los pasos de
Cristo. Y todo lo que decimos acerca de María
deberíamos decirlo de nosotros como Iglesia, porque ella
es nuestra madre, hermana y modelo. Si Jesús es el Hijo
de Dios, María y nosotros también somos hijos e hijas de
Dios. Si Jesús tiene un Sagrado Corazón que arde por
amor al humano, María tiene un corazón inmaculado
que arde con ese mismo amor. ¿Y nosotros?
La devoción al Inmaculado Corazón de María fue
promovida por el Papa Pío XII en 1942, durante la
Segunda Guerra Mundial. El Papa pidió a María tres
gracias para los fieles en Cristo: amor a la pureza,
práctica de la vida cristiana y celo apostólico. De esta
manera nuestro corazón puede llegar a ser como el de
El corazón inmaculado de María es un corazón que
no tiene mancha de pecado. Es un corazón que imita el
Sagrado Corazón de su Hijo y Dios, Jesús. Es recuerdo
de lo que nuestros corazones pueden ser. Es invitación a
que nos vayamos purificando y creciendo en amor
ardiente por el prójimo.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA /
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
For a commentary on the Daily & Sunday readings,
please see our parish website at:
Monday: Hos 2:16-22; Ps 145:2-9; Mt 9:18-26
Tuesday: Hos 8:4-13; Ps 115:3-10; Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Hos 10:1-12; Ps 105:2-7; Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Hos 11:1-9; Ps 80:2-16; Mt 10:7-15
Friday: Hos 14:2-10; Ps 51:3-17; Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Is 6:1-8; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mt 10:24-33
Sunday: Is 55:10-11; Ps 65:10-14; Rom 8:18-23;
Mt 13:1-23 [1-9]
Other News and Events
Carmelite Sisters Updates Available Online The Discalced Carmelite Nuns, presently living in the village of
Canyon near Moraga, are anticipating a move to their new home in Kensington soon. The Sisters in this contemplative order live an exceedingly simple life that does not include use of the internet. Learn about their mission,
story and material needs by visiting oakdiocese.org/carmelites.
Interpreters Needed for Bay Area Legal Aid
Alexandra Hill 510-250-5235 [email protected]
Would you like to interpret for a good cause, do what you are good at and help others at the same time? BayLegal
is currently looking for individuals who speak another language and who are willing to volunteer their time to
help with interpretation and translation for BayLegal staff. You would interpret for cases (housing, domestic violence, immigration and more) in-person or by phone. Interpreters are needed on an on-call basis. ALL languages
are needed! Please contact Our Lady of Lourdes parishioner Alexandra Hill for more information, see above.
Oakland Relay for Life Seeks Volunteers, Donations
July 12-13, flyer distribution July 19-20, Relay at Oakland Tech High School, 4351 Broadway, Oakland
Relay for Life is the signature annual overnight fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Last year,
Relay events throughout California raised almost $30 million. The funds go to support FREE resources, programs
and services to cancer patients and their families, including patients and families right here in Oakland. Services
range from free wigs, transportation to appointments and lodging, to 24/7/365 phone and web support.
This event requires many volunteers, and donations of items from bottled water and meals to gift bag items.
Choirs and other entertainers are also needed. Please visit relayforlife.org/oaklandca to see how you or your parish can help.
Dominican Colloquia in Berkeley: Philosophers & Theologians in Conversation
July 16-20, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley dspt.edu/conversation2014
What has Athens to do with Jerusalem: Dialogue between Philosophy and Theology in the 21st Century. This
unique international colloquium brings together top philosophers and theologians - representatives from over 40
academic institutions from the US and 8 other countries - including the Master of the Dominican Order, Fr. Bruno Cadore, OP. The presenters and participants will examine contemporary philosophical work and its implications for theology, and will look at philosophical questions that arise from theological inquiry.
Presenters include: Michael Dodds, OP, Edward Feser, Alfred Freddoso, John O’Callaghan, Michał Paluch, OP,
John Searle, Robert Sokolowski and Linda Zagzebski. Registration is open but space is limited. For more information, to register or view flyer and videos, please visit dspt.edu/conversation2014.
2014 Religious Brothers Conference July 18-21
New Orleans, Louisiana
RBC[email protected] Todaysbrother.com
The Religious Brothers Conference will hold their 43rd Annual Assembly July 18-21 in New Orleans. The keynote speaker is Br. Mark McVann, FSC, from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Mary’s
College in Moraga. If you would like to attend or for further information please email [email protected]
or visit the website, see above.
New Docent Training for The Cathedral of Christ the Light Saturdays, July 26 and August 2
Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland
Denise Kogler 510-271-1935 [email protected] ctlcathedral.org
Enthusiastic, people-oriented individuals from a variety of cultural and language backgrounds are invited to join
the Bearers of Light ministry, providing docent services to visitors to The Cathedral of Christ the Light. These
volunteers will be people of faith who want to give of their time and talents to lead tours of the Cathedral for visitors and assist during special events. To see a description of this ministry and complete an application, click here.
Applicants will be contacted for a group orientation/interview; subsequently, training sessions will be Saturday,
July 26 and Saturday, August 2. Please contact Denise Kogler with any questions, see above.
RECITALS & CONCERTS
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison St., Oakland
Denise Kogler 510-271-1935
[email protected] ctlcathedral.org
St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St. at Geary, San Francisco
415-456-2020, ext. 213
The following Sunday Recitals are free to the public and begin at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated, with ample
Victor Xie, Violist, and Xiyan Wang, Pianist
Karen Beaumont (Milwaukee, WI), Organist
Justin Takamine, Bassoonist, and Xiyan Wang, Pianist
Christoph Tietze, Organist, and Karl Tietze, Bassoonist
Xiyan Wang, Pianist
13th Annual Alameda County Healthy Aging Fair
August 6, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
Delbert Walker 510-577-3532 Diarra Piggué 510-577-3540.
The 13th annual Healthy Aging Fair is once again being presented by the Alameda County Commission on Aging. This year’s event will be held August 6 at Chabot College in Hayward, a beautiful and accessible venue for
the largest annual FREE health screening and resource event for older adults in Alameda County. Over 1200 attendees are expected.
This Fair is dedicated to helping the county’s older adult population improve the state of their health, safety and
overall well-being. In addition to providing the largest and most comprehensive health screening services, this
event also provides the opportunity to learn about the everyday challenges regarding financial security, safety,
recreational activity, housing, care options, and more.
Use of public transportation is encouraged. A BART shuttle will be provided from the South Hayward Station to
Chabot from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Transportation will also be provided from select Senior Centers throughout the
County. Check with your local Senior Center for availability.
Celebrate the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila’s birth with the Discalced Carmelites on August 21-23,
2014 in San José, at the Fairmont Hotel, with a solemn Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph! For more
information, and to register, visit http://www.stj500westernus.com/, or call (408) 529-1004.
Celebra el 500 aniversario del nacimiento de Santa Teresa con los Carmelitas Descalzos del 21-23
de Agosto del 2014 en San José, en el hotel Fairmont, con una Misa solemne en la Catedral Basílica de San José! Para mas información y para registrarte visita www.stj500westernus.com, o llama al (408) 529-1004.
Blessings in the spirit of St. Teresa, true friend of Jesus,
The Fifth Centenary Celebration Planning Committee:
Ms. Cherry Caparas, O.C.D.S., Coordinator
Rev. Gerald Werner, O.C.D.
Sr. Claire Sokol, O.C.D.
Theresa Thomas, O.C.D.S.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) Procreative Technology NFP helps with many fertility difficulties.
Do you know someone struggling with infertility? Modern medicine has made great strides in helping couples
overcome infertility, by restoring reproductive health through the application of Natural Procreative Technology™. Yet many people, even in the medical profession, are still unfamiliar with it, though it has a success rate of
up to 75% in restoring natural fertility. For more information, go to http://www.naprotechnology.com/ or contact
Ed Hopfner at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]
La Planificación Familiar Natural puede superar muchos dificultades con la fertilidad Conoces a una pareja
aquejada por la infertilidad? La medicina moderna ha logrado grandes avances con parejas luchando por lograr la
fertilidad, mediante la restauración de la salud reproductiva con “Natural Procreative Technology™ (tecnología
procreativa natural). Sin embargo, muchas personas, incluso en la profesión médica, todavía no están familiarizados con esta tecnología, aunque tiene un éxito de hasta 75% en la restauración de la fertilidad natural. Para más
información, visita http://www.naprotechnology.com/ o contactar a Ed Hopfner
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RECLAiM Sexual Health
This information website is intended to provide you with an introduction to the “RECLAiM Sexual Health” program. RECLAiM is an anonymous, online recovery program that helps struggling individuals break free from
pornography addiction and other unwanted sexual behaviors. RECLAiM combines The Brain Science of Change
with insights from Theology of the Body and the full support of our Catholic faith. After reviewing the information on this website, take the next step and begin your recovery journey. The RECLAiM program will help
you break free from your addiction and experience more joy, happiness and holiness in your life. Visit our Sign
Up page to get started: http://reclaimsexualhealth.com/
Support Group for Divorced Catholics
Ongoing, Second Wednesdays Maria Santos, MFT 510-710-6419
A new support group for divorced Catholics is available, the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 pm –
9:00 pm in San Leandro. The group will be led by Maria Santos, a licensed MFT. Sessions are $10 each. The first
session will be held on June 12. Contact Maria for more information, see above. Spanish-speakers are welcome.
Attention Catholic Singles
Interested in joining an excellent Catholic singles organization? The Catholic Alumni Club International is looking to expand into the Oakland area. We provide a group dedicated to social, cultural, civic and spiritual relationships in a Catholic setting. For more information, please check out the following site or contact Steve at
[email protected]: www.caci.org
The Diocese Joins Facebook and Twitter
Jan Potts 510-267-8309 [email protected]
Keep up with news and events by following the Diocese and the Cathedral at these social media sites. Please
share them in your bulletins and on websites.
Diocese Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/oakdiocese
Diocese Twitter: @oakdiocese
Cathedral Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ctlcathedral.org
Cathedral Twitter: @oakcathedral
Cathedral Events Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ctlcathedral
The Business of Abortion
Vicki Evans continues her investigation into the big business of abortion in her new blog post Abortion: Ideology
or Commercial Enterprise? Part II: Fetal Tissue Industry.
LIFE SUPPORT NEEDED
The Guiding Principle of Birthright...It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and the right of every
child to be born. Birthright has served women in crisis since 1996. Hundreds of mothers and babies have been
helped. We need volunteers and funds to keep our doors open to continue to guide young women in finding
workable solutions, so that they can give birth to their babies and face the future with dignity and hope. For more
info contact Carmel Mazurie or Cathy Clements at (510) 481-9677. www.birthrightofsanlorenzo.com
Family Service Counselor - Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS)
Looking for a meaningful job serving families? CFCS is seeking Catholic individuals that have previous sales
experience and strong customer service skills. This sales position involves making cemetery arrangements and
advising families on advance planning for funeral and cemetery services. Candidates should enjoy making
presentations and guiding families to an informed decision on important end-of-life decisions. Excellent compensation for motivated individuals which includes salary plus commissions, performance incentives, and health and
Candidates should be career-minded, caring individuals who want to succeed and grow in this meaningful work.
Qualifications should include but are not limited to a minimum of two years sales and customer service work experience with the following abilities: excellent communication skills (outbound/inbound phone calls and in person); excellent time management skills and goal-setting skills; comfortable working in a performance-based environment; ability to serve families in a professional, respectful and timely manner; ability to work and make decisions under pressure; detail oriented; willingness to learn and grow; bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Please email resume and letter of interest to [email protected]
Funeral Assistant (Part-Time) - Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services
Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS) of the Diocese of Oakland is seeking Catholic individuals to assist with the delivery of funeral services to families. This position is part-time and includes some evening and
weekend work. Candidates must be professional, detail-oriented and well organized. Strong communication skills
are also required; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Valid driver license is required. Please email letter of interest and resume to [email protected]
Business and Facilities Manager - St. Charles Borromeo, Livermore
St Charles Borromeo, an energetic, growing Catholic parish in Livermore, is seeking a Business and Facilities
Manager. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing accounting and finance reporting to
the diocese and parish; preparation of annual budget; scheduling of parish facilities; overseeing maintenance and
construction of parish property and facilities’ administration of computer systems and network; supervising
bookkeeper, maintenance personal and secretary; and coordinating diocesan programs including Safe Environment for Children and Annual Bishop’s Appeal. This is a 32 hour per week position with benefits, and is considered M4 under the Diocese of Oakland’s Position Classification System. Candidates are expected to take an active role as a member of the parish team and work collaboratively with the Pastor and pastoral staff. Interested
candidates, please send resume and cover letter to Karen Miller, [email protected] by June 18.
Lay Support Staff - Chancery Office, Oakland The Human Resource/Safe Environment Department of the
Chancery office seeks a Lay Support staff member to assist with reception duties as well as data entry. This position is part-time, Monday - Friday (10am – 3:30pm), 25 hours/week and includes health benefits. Hospitable, professional personality, ability to multi-task and experience in Microsoft Office are a must. This position is classified as N-4 and will be open until filled. If interested please submit resume and cover letter to: Gloria Espinoza,
Associate Director, HR, [email protected]
Receptionist - Chancery Office, Oakland The Chancery Office of the diocese is searching for a front desk Receptionist. The Chancery Receptionist is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the various departments
housed within the chancery office and often the first point of contact. Candidate should possess a high level of
experience in a busy, professional office setting. This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday, classified as N-4 and including health benefits. For a complete job description and more information,go to http://
oakdiocese.org/offices/human-resources/employment/copy_of_ReceptionistJobDescription3.pdf. Position open
until filled. Send letter of intent, resume and request for application as soon as possible to Gloria Espinoza, Associate Director of Human Resources, [email protected]
Bookkeeper - St. Felicitas, San Leandro St. Felicitas parish is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper, responsible for
payroll and other related bookkeeping activities of the parish. A strong emphasis is placed on the ability to multitask, work under the direction of the pastor and be a team player. A faith-filled person with bookkeeping qualifications and experience is welcome to apply. The position is S-4 according to the guidelines in the Oakland Diocese Personnel Policies (Appendix E). The position is currently open. Please send resume and letter of intent to:
Pastor, St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94579 or by email at [email protected]
Jr. High Coordinator/Administrative Assistant - St. Raymond, Dublin Seeking candidates for this full time
position to assist the Coordinator of Youth/Young Adult Ministry in providing catechetical formation, opportunities for youth/young adults to enhance their personal faith, and implementation of the plan for youth ministry according to the USCCB. Will work under the Youth Ministry Coordinator to provide administrative support for all
youth ministry activities as well as providing catechetical formation for junior high youth. Candidate will be an
active member of a Catholic parish, and proficient in Microsoft Office and social media. Will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills along with organizational and multi-tasking skills. Classification M-1.
Submit letter of interest, resume and three references by June 15 to Shannon Collyer, [email protected] with subject line: Jr High Coordinator/Administrative Assistant.
Director of Music Ministries - St. Theresa Parish, Oakland St. Theresa parish in Oakland seeks a Director of
Music Ministries. Primary responsibilities include coordinating all choirs (adult and children), training cantors,
and working collaboratively with liturgical committee and pastoral staff to plan liturgical celebrations. Will be the
primary contact for music for all weddings and funerals. This position may also include duties and assume responsibilities as mutually agreed upon with the pastor and school principal. Successful candidate will have a vision for the further development of multi-generational programs and assist at school liturgies. The qualified applicant should have a thorough knowledge of Catholic music and liturgy. Accompaniment skills are a plus. This position is classified as M-3 and compensated according to diocesan guidelines. It may also be a part-time position.
Position begins July 1, 2014. The search committee will interview qualified, interested candidates beginning June
9. Please direct all inquiries and a resume by June 7 to Fr. Robert McCann, Pastor, [email protected] or 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland, CA 94618.
Director of Music Ministry - St. Augustine Parish, Oakland
St. Augustine Catholic Church is a small parish seeking a dynamic Director of Music Ministry responsible for
ministry leadership including directing, maintaining and growing a vibrant music ministry in coordination with
the church's overall vision. The director will rehearse, direct and recruit cantors, children, teen, and adult music
ministers for worship through traditional and contemporary music styles. Qualifications include a music degree
(or equivalent in music ministry experience), proficiency in teaching and leading vocal and instrumental ensembles, communication/organizational skills, knowledge and familiarity with sacred music in context of the Roman
Catholic liturgy. Part-time; Hours negotiable. Salary commensurate with experience, education and training.
Deadline to apply: May 30, 2014. Position begins: August 1, 2014. Email letter of interest/resume to:
Linda Prara-Jenkins at [email protected]
Accompanist - Catholic Community of Pleasanton
The large and vibrant Catholic Community of Pleasanton (CCOP), a two-campus Parish, is looking for a solid
keyboard accompanist for two Sunday liturgies and one rehearsal per week for the St. Elizabeth Seton campus.
Candidates will be strong sight readers and able to improvise. This need is immediate. Pay will conform with diocesan guidelines. Please send, via standard mail or email, a letter of interest containing three bullet points that
describe your experience and abilities. Qualified candidates will then be contacted for further information.
Mark Sullivan, Director of Music Ministries
Catholic Community of Pleasanton
3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton CA 94566
[email protected] (contact information continues, next page)
925-474-2776 direct 925-846-4489 x2776 main 510-755-6783 cell
Director of Music Ministries – Catholic Community of Pleasanton The Catholic Community of Pleasanton, a
vibrant, very large parish worshiping at two church campuses (St. Augustine and St. Elizabeth Seton), seeks a
dynamic Director of Music Ministries. The primary responsibilities include rehearsing, directing and recruiting
children, teen and adult cantors and music ministers for worship at our eight weekend liturgies as well as for additional liturgies, as needed. The qualified applicant must be able to work collaboratively with the Director of Liturgy, pastoral staff, clergy and liturgy coordinators and will be the primary point of contact for music for all weddings and funerals. Applicant must have a thorough knowledge of Catholic music and liturgy and have accompanist skills. This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience, education and training. The search
committee will interview qualified, interested candidates beginning July 1, 2014. Position begins September 1,
2014. Please email letter of interest/resume to [email protected]
Principal, St. Joseph’s Basilica Catholic Elementary School - Alameda
St. Joseph’s Basilica Catholic Elementary School is a K through 8th grade school located in the city of Alameda
in Alameda County serving the cities of Alameda, San Leandro and Oakland. St. Joseph’s Basilica Catholic Elementary School enrolls 270 students with a professional staff of 27 and is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with
before- and after-school Extended Care. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a
California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative
Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. The candidate must be able to provide spiritual and educational leadership for the school as well as be responsible for the
day-to-day administration, including financial management. Candidates are expected to take an active role as a
member of the parish staff and work collaboratively with the Pastor and pastoral staff. Excellent communication
skills and enthusiasm for maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity and academic program are a must.
Salary is based upon the Diocesan Scale and depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: Health,
Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance, and Retirement. Send
Letter of Intent and Request for Application as soon as possible to: Penny Pendola, Ed.D. Director of Human Resources Diocese of Oakland 2121 Harrison Street, Suite 100 Oakland, CA 94612 510-893-4711 Fax 510-7638055
Principal, Our Lady Of Grace Parish Catholic Elementary School - Castro Valley
Our Lady of Grace Parish Catholic Elementary School is a K through 8th grade school located in the city of Castro Valley in Alameda County serving the cities of Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, San Leandro and Oakland. Our
Lady of Grace School enrolls 253 students with a professional staff of 25 and is fully accredited by WCEA/
WASC with before- and after-school Extended Care. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics,
possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration.
The candidate must be able to provide spiritual and educational leadership for the school as well as be responsible
for the day-to-day administration, including financial management. Candidates are expected to take an active role
as a member of the parish staff and work collaboratively with the Pastor and pastoral staff. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity and academic program are a
must. Salary is based upon the Diocesan Scale and depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include:
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance, and Retirement.
Applications should be completed by May 30, 2014. Send Letter of Intent and Request for Application as soon as
possible to: Penny Pendola, Ed.D. Director of Human Resources Diocese of Oakland 2121 Harrison Street, Suite
100 Oakland, CA 94612 510-893-4711 Fax 510-763-8055
DETENTION DIALOGUES – HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS
Detention Dialogues is recruiting volunteers to answer calls on our hotline from immigrants who are detained by Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) at the West County Detention Facility (WCDF) in Richmond, California.
Detention Dialogues has operated a hotline for immigrants in detention for the past two years, originally set up for the purpose of facilitating visitation with community volunteers. Although we are able to set up visitation with immigrants who
are detained at WCDF on a weekly basis without using the phone line, it remains a strong aspect of our work.
(1) We provide immigrants detained at WCDF with a connection to the outside world.
(2) We provide compassion to those detained and help them connect with their families and loved ones, since the jail’s
phone service is expensive and prohibitive.
(3) We assist people who are detained and their loved ones to understand complicated procedures, like how to post bond, set
up phone accounts, write letters of support etc.
(4) We document detention conditions and human rights abuses.
(5) We connect those detained with visitors or clergy members if they desire that form of support and because clergy members have privileged access to visit with people detained at WCDF.
(6) We listen to the needs of people in detention first and foremost, but we also have a series of questions that, when appropriate, can help us to access the needs of the person detained and how we may help them, including local and national advocacy.
(7) We are very clear in communicating our role as visitors and advocates of Detention Dialogues. We make clear we do
not offer legal services. However, we can send people who are detained pro se materials that may help them to represent
themselves and understand their rights and we can work with people detained and their families to gather the necessary documentation for their bond hearings. In some cases we have been able to connect people we work with to pro-bono attorneys. Also, we work collaboratively with Centro Legal de la Raza, an organization that conducts Know Your Rights trainings and provides individual legal consultations to people detained at WCDF twice a month, so we can refer people who call
our phone line to this service for legal assistance.
Hotline volunteers answer calls in two-hour shifts. All information that people in detention share with volunteers will be
recorded in a secure database that will help us to provide better services. Our hotline allows us to forward volunteers the
hotline calls to either your cell phone or landline. Please note that if calls are forwarded to your cell phone, they will affect
your minute plan. Volunteers will have a script to work with to start and will collect basic information, but mostly we will
listen to the needs of those in detention and assess how we can help them and their loved ones. You will be provided with a
host of resources, questions, and support to help you do so.
Hotline Volunteers will undergo a brief training. Shifts are two-hours and volunteers must commit to at least one shift per
week. Volunteers will be provided with constant support in terms of how to help individuals you speak with. You will not
be expected to know exactly how to help individuals in detention. If you do not know how to address a particular need, you
will record the request so that you can convey it to Detention Dialogues staff.
This hotline is the only connection to the outside world for many immigrants detained at the West County Detention Facility. For them, just knowing they can make a free phone call to a compassionate voice is very important. When we can do
more to support immigrants in detention and their families, our capacity as an organization grows and so does our impact.
Please join us in helping to end the isolation of immigrants in detention. This opportunity is just one part in a growing nationwide movement called CIVIC. You can learn more at endisolation.org
Please contact Elizabeth J Pimentel, [email protected]