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Useful Links

Links to Our Deanery Parishes

1. Most Holy Rosary, Antioch 2. St. Ignatius, Antioch 3. St. Anne's, Byron 4. St. Anthony's, Oakley

Links to Other Catholic Churches Nearby

1. The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pittsburg 2. Our Lady Queen of the World, Bay Point 3. St. Peter Martyr of Verona, Pittsburg 4. St. Bonaventure, Concord 5. St. Michael Parish, Livermore 6. St. Francis of Assisi, Concord 7. St. Agnes Catholic Church, Concord 8. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rio Vista

Official Church Websites

1. Diocese of Oakland CA 2. "Roman Missal Third Edition" Video Resources to Explain the New Translation 3. Other resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Regarding the The New Roman Missal" 4. The Vatican Web Site 5. The Catholic Liturgical Library 6. New Advent; A Source of Canon Law and its Precepts 7. Catholic Legislative Network: A Voice for Life and Dignity in California

Links to IMPORTANT Catholic Information Websites (Alphabetically)

1. Virtus Online - Safe Environment Training 2. The American Catholic - Politcs and Culture from a Catholic Perspective. 3. Catholic Answers - Features answers on creation, salvation, and morals. 4. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Information and Resources of Interest to Catholics 5. Catholic Information Network - Catholic electronic evangelization since 1987. 6. Catholic Media Coalition - Catholic media for and about the Catholic Church. 7. Catholic News Agency - A Source of Current Catholic Information. 8. National Cathoilc Reporter -THE INDEPENDENT NEWS SOURCE 9. Pew Sitter - Your Online Catholic Newspaper For The 3rd Millennium 10. Priests for Life - The Organization of Religious to Promote and Educate about "Life Issues" 11. Real Catholic TV - Stay abreast of todays Church, Commentary and Information on the Catholic Church 12. uCatholic - uCatholic is dedicated to providing traditional Catholic information in the modern world. 13. Word On Fire Father Robert Barron - Sermons provided by Father Robert Barron.

Links to Prayerful reflections

1. Readings and Psalms - A source of Readings used in the Daily Mass. 2. Reflections on the Daily Mass Readings - Contemplation of the meaing behind the readings 3. Lift your soul in Prayer - Meditations from Mt.Carmel

Defending Marriage -- Two New, Downloadable, Resources from USCCB

Two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court raise the question of the definition of marriage in law even as states try to redefine marriage:  "It is the height of irony that the Minnesota legislature decided, and the governor signed into law, the redefinition of marriage just after we celebrated the unique gifts of mothers and women on Mother's Day," stated San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. He chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. "We know that now is the time to redouble our prayers, efforts and witness. The truth of marriage is not going away," Archbishop Cordileone said. "We know what it takes to work toward a culture of life even in the midst of laws that work against us. The same is true for rebuilding a culture of marriage." The USCCB has issued two new resources on this issue: 1. "Marriage and the Supreme Court" information for clergy and parishoners to use in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8; and  2. "Messages on Marriage Redefinition" - concise points that can assist the clergy and laity, in discussing marriage with parishoners, family and friends. For more information, contact Trish Spindler, tspindler@cacatholic.org.

Saint of the Day, Mass Readings and Reflections

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Useful Links

Links to Our Deanery Parishes

1. Most Holy Rosary, Antioch 2. St. Ignatius, Antioch 3. St. Anne's, Byron 4. St. Anthony's, Oakley

Links to Other Catholic Churches Nearby

1. The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pittsburg 2. Our Lady Queen of the World, Bay Point 3. St. Peter Martyr of Verona, Pittsburg 4. St. Bonaventure, Concord 5. St. Michael Parish, Livermore 6. St. Francis of Assisi, Concord 7. St. Agnes Catholic Church, Concord 8. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rio Vista

Official Church Websites

1. Diocese of Oakland CA 2. "Roman Missal Third Edition" Video Resources to Explain the New Translation 3. Other resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Regarding the The New Roman Missal" 4. The Vatican Web Site 5. The Catholic Liturgical Library 6. New Advent; A Source of Canon Law and its Precepts 7. Catholic Legislative Network: A Voice for Life and Dignity in California

Links to IMPORTANT Catholic Information

Websites (Alphabetically)

1. Virtus Online - Safe Environment Training 2. The American Catholic - Politcs and Culture from a Catholic Perspective. 3. Catholic Answers - Features answers on creation, salvation, and morals. 4. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Information and Resources of Interest to Catholics 5. Catholic Information Network - Catholic electronic evangelization since 1987. 6. Catholic Media Coalition - Catholic media for and about the Catholic Church. 7. Catholic News Agency - A Source of Current Catholic Information. 8. National Cathoilc Reporter -THE INDEPENDENT NEWS SOURCE 9. Pew Sitter - Your Online Catholic Newspaper For The 3rd Millennium 10. Priests for Life - The Organization of Religious to Promote and Educate about "Life Issues" 11. Real Catholic TV - Stay abreast of todays Church, Commentary and Information on the Catholic Church 12. uCatholic - uCatholic is dedicated to providing traditional Catholic information in the modern world. 13. Word On Fire Father Robert Barron - Sermons provided by Father Robert Barron.

Links to Prayerful reflections

1. Readings and Psalms - A source of Readings used in the Daily Mass. 2. Reflections on the Daily Mass Readings - Contemplation of the meaing behind the readings 3. Lift your soul in Prayer - Meditations from Mt.Carmel

Defending Marriage -- Two New,

Downloadable, Resources from USCCB

Two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court raise the question of the definition of marriage in law even as states try to redefine marriage:  "It is the height of irony that the Minnesota legislature decided, and the governor signed into law, the redefinition of marriage just after we celebrated the unique gifts of mothers and women on Mother's Day," stated San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. He chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. "We know that now is the time to redouble our prayers, efforts and witness. The truth of marriage is not going away," Archbishop Cordileone said. "We know what it takes to work toward a culture of life even in the midst of laws that work against us. The same is true for rebuilding a culture of marriage." The USCCB has issued two new resources on this issue: 1. "Marriage and the Supreme Court" information for clergy and parishoners to use in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8; and  2. "Messages on Marriage Redefinition" - concise points that can assist the clergy and laity, in discussing marriage with parishoners, family and friends. For more information, contact Trish Spindler, tspindler@cacatholic.org.

Saint of the Day, Mass Readings and

Reflections