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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; however, we encourage parents to read what their students have written and to guide, question

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 was made from grapes grown at diocese cemeteries didn’t get much


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 at All Saints Church in Hayward 50: Percentage of All Saints parishion


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