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Rosa Parks Essay Final Four

  • Posted on June 4, 2020
Congratulations to the 10 finalists of the Rosa Parks essay. When I first started thinking about an “Essay Contest” I wanted the students to really think outside the box. For those of you who do not know, I am a single father. I raised my son since ... Read More

Rosa Parks Essay Contest Finalists

  • Posted on May 11, 2020
For the past 6 years, Tom Luzod, Location Manager of Sorensen Chapel has had a student essay contest. Sorensen Chapel was proud to host another Community Student Essay Contest open to all grades 5 through 8. The essay must be written solely by the student... Read More

Cemetery vineyards in Hayward, San Pablo, Antioch provide sacramental wine

  • Posted on July 31, 2019
Even if you’re giving altar wine to churches, it needs to pass the taste test. That’s what Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland learned when it began offering free sacramental wine to about half its 85 churches three years ago. The fact that the wine w... Read More

Oakland Diocese cemetery altar wine, by the numbers

  • Posted on July 31, 2019
The Oakland Diocese produces altar wine from grapes grown at three of its cemeteries. A look, by the numbers: $500 to $1,000: Average amount a church saves annually by using the diocese’s free wine 3,000: Average number of people who attend Sunday Mass... Read More

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