His Excellency, Bishop Michael Barber, SJ (Diocese of Oakland), together with Fr. Rafal Duda and Rev. Canon Olivier Meney, hosted a dinner at the Father Kozina Hall last week to thank the parishioners of St. Margaret Mary for the efforts with the capital campaign project. In a short period of time, the parish went beyond 110% (more than $400,000) of the original goal — an incredible success for a small parish in the diocese. Bishop Barber also announced that due to health issues, Pastor Fr. Stan Zak is going into retirement. Father Rafal Duda, who was generous with his time as parochial administrator has been appointed as parochial vicar in Pleasanton. Father Glenn Naguit, will be taking the administrator position at St. Margaret Mary’s effective November 2015. Click here for photos of the dinner.
We were blessed to have the presence of the Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland, at St. Margaret Mary’s for the launching of the diocese’s Reclaiming Christ’s Mission Together Campaign on March 6, 2015. This special endeavor aims to strengthen and stabilize the diocese’s long-term financial footing, increase funding for parish projects and needs, and demonstrate sound stewardship over the gifts the diocese has already received. Both Fr. Rafal Duda (Parochial Administrator of St. Margaret Mary’s) and Canon Olivier Meney (Episcopal Delegate for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Diocese of Oakland) were also there to welcome the bishop. More information on the campaign can be found on the website: http://reclaimtogether.org. Click on the photo for the picture gallery of this special event.
This is a great occasion for the Latin Mass Apostolate in the Oakland / SF Bay Area to show appreciation to His Excellency, Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, who has been very supportive of our TLM community. Let us play an active part for this worthy endeavor. Everyone is invited to be present at a special reception with Bishop Barber on March 6, 2015 (Friday) after the 6pm First Friday High Mass and Stations of the Cross at the Father Kozina Hall, St. Margaret Mary’s Church. To assist with the food preparation, please RSVP to Canon Meney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The video of the Confirmations and Solemn High Mass with Pontifical Assistance at St. Margaret Mary in the Extraordinary Form by his Excellency, The Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, S. J., Bishop of Oakland, CA, last November 7, 2014, is now available for viewing.
Click on the photo above for the picture gallery of the Confirmations at St. Margaret Mary in the Extraordinary Form by his Excellency, The Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, S. J., Bishop of Oakland, CA, followed by Solemn High Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Pontifical Assistance of his Excellency on November 7, 2014.