Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland, and Father Joseph Seraphin Dederick, OFM Cap, Provincial Minister of the Western America Province of Our Lady of Angels, jointly announce the Capuchins will assume pastoral care of St. Jarlath Parish in Oakland, effective Aug. 1, 2022.
For the first time in the history of the Diocese of Oakland, the Capuchin Franciscans, a religious order of ordained and lay men, will assume pastoral care of a diocesan parish.
The Capuchins are no stranger to the diocese, however. Since the early 1980s, the friars have had a house of studies, St. Conrad Friary, in Berkeley.
Also well-known in the diocese, Capuchin Father Hai Ho will be the new pastor of St. Jarlath. He is the former chaplain for Saint Mary’s College of California, in Moraga, and currently is his order’s vicar-provincial, director of post-novitiate formation, and guardian of St. Conrad Friary. Other members of the order will join him in a new Capuchin community at St. Jarlath. Father Enrique Ballesteros, a diocesan priest who is currently St. Jarlath’s pastor, will receive a new assignment….
The above comes from an early March release issued by the Diocese of Oakland.
Good or bad part of town? Are there any good parts of town in Oakland?
Well the article describes it as a “hooded” order. Makes sense to put dem in da hood where dey be wit dey homies. Das wut im talkin bout.
Nameless, rather than posting your question you might have gone to Google for the address and then to Google Maps to see for yourself. Not only would that have avoided your question but it would also have kept “Hooded’s” rude comment unpublished.
Nameless, do you know how to search on Google and Google Maps?
Oh, does Google Maps now identify good and bad parts of town? Is that done with colored shading over sketchy neighborhoods? Can you instruct Google Maps to give you driving directions that avoid bad neighborhoods?
Poor friars, rededicated to Francis’ call to be a poor Church for the poor come to town, and rather than greet them with thanks and rejoicing, all you have to do is diss where they minister. I don’t mean any disrespect to the parish in the slightest when I say I hope it is in the worst part of town, because the first shall be last and the last, first. God bless the friars and may their habits remind all of us to minister to those in hoodies as well as those in mantillas.
When people tell you who they are believe them and be grateful when you find out earlier rather than later.
So much racism here.
yes….. so many hate white people