October 1, 2021
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LIVE STREAM GUIDE
First Saturday Of The Month Memorial Mass on October 2, 2021 Begins at 11:00
As CFCS OAKLAND shares the journey with our families the LIVE STREAM for the upcoming first Saturday Memorial Mass will be October 2 , 2021 with Bishop Michael Barber who will be presiding at Holy Cross Funeral Center Chapel. Please join us as we stream the Memorial Mass that will include the Scrolling of family members who have past away in September, 2021.
Please see the right side panel for instructions.
Live Stream 1st Saturday Mass
October 2, 2021
1) Open your browser. Copy & paste the url:
3) Or click on the red link button just below
4) Mass begins at 11:00.
December Ministry Notice For Caregivers & Grief Ministry Schedule
Did You Know
There are millions of caregivers in the United States, perhaps like you, who have no resource or are simply unable to get away from their day-in and day-out caring to be part of a support group. You do not have to walk this journey alone nor fall into spiritual isolation.
When you’re involved in caring for a loved one, it’s all too easy to forget how much you need support and spiritual nourishment to do the job well. Nourish for Caregivers, is a Christ-centered, Diocese-based support group for those juggling the challenges of caregiving while holding down the fort at work and at home. For those caring for a loved one at home to those professionals working at care centers or hospitals, all caregivers are WELCOME!
In response to the pandemic we have arranged the caregiver virtual gathering on zoom in the comfort of your home. Please call Queen of Heaven Cemetery at (925) 930-9322 and ask for: Monica Saylor or Donna Bradshaw for the next virtual gathering and zoom platform details.
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continued... Grief Ministry
Under normal circumstances going through grief can be the most difficult and challenging thing a person can experience. The pandemic adds another layer to the grief journey. No one understands unless they have gone through this. Perhaps your loved one was in the hospital and you were not allowed to visit them. They were deprived of the love and support they needed. You may be angry about this. The virus restrictions have also dramatically changed access to memorial services in the form of funerals and wakes. These rituals address some of the most difficult parts of the grieving process for many who have lost loved ones.
CFCS Oakland has entered into a partnership with the Grief Ministry of the Oakland Diocese under the umbrella of Catholic Care Services. Sandy Heinisch, grief minister for Catholic Care will be offering virtual meetings of grief counseling. She has been a hospice nurse and most recently a grief counselor for 14 years. She welcomes all who grieve. The schedule for her meetings are listed below with LINK access.
For Grief Ministry
Oct. 5, 2021 at 7 PM
Oct. 12, 2021 at 7 PM
Oct. 19, 2021 at 7 PM
Oct. 26, 2021 at 7 PM
Access To Zoom Meetings
1) Open your browser.
2)Download the zoom app
3) Start the app
4) Click "Join a Meeting"
5) Enter Meeting ID: 839 7867 6350
If Zoom Is Already Installed
1) Open your browser.
2) Enter the following link:
Memorialize Your Loved One
Prepare your Luminaria Memorial
Remembering our loved ones with ritual and prayer satisfies a deep
human thirst for making sense beyond the pragmatic and logical
part of life. The church recognizes this deep human need as holy and
answers with All Souls Day. Let's prepare together. Let's prepare safely.
Please set time aside and visit your cemetery the last week of October
to enjoy the care and giving of preparing a Memorial Offering of your
Luminaria which will be placed along the car route for the Vigil of Lights
Drive Through Event. If you have questions, contact your cemetery .
You may also click the link below for more information.