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Pastoral Ministries

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Pastoral Ministries

The Diocese of Oakland organizes and funds a number of ministries that provide support to its parishes, schools and to the larger Catholic community.  Diocesan-wide ministries, programs, services and events in some way reach every Catholic who attends a liturgy, receives sacraments and otherwise participates in the local church and parish life.

The Diocesan Pastoral Plan highlights these ministerial goals:

  • Renew and deepen the celebration of the sacraments
  • Provide formation that for all Catholics brings joy and enthusiasm for their faith
  • Develop and sustain effective and healthy pastoral leadership for clergy, lay ministers and laity
  • Guide the lifetime journey of stewardship

Please visit the Ministries-Formation area of the website to learn about evangelization, faith formation for children and adults, sacraments, Church teaching and social justice in our diocese.