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Welcome to St. Jarlath Catholic Church!

"Together In Christ, We Are More."

Just one mile down the street southeast from St. Jarlath Catholic Church is International Boulevard, the heart of Fruitvale District, where Hispanic culture has been strongly preserved and you can go “taco-hopping” in Oakland’s highest density of taco food trucks.  In the other direction, just across the street from the parish parking lot begins the Dimond District.  This area  boasts of the city’s annual “Oaktoberfest” and native trees in quiet residential neighborhoods, while simultaneously growing with a refreshing urban vibe, taquerias, and mural art.

Nestled in such a dynamic locale and containing great potential as a faith community, St. Jarlath Catholic Church is a source of hope for the Capuchin Franciscans of the Western America Province of Our Lady of Angels.  This is a historic moment, as it will be the first time that the friars will assume the pastoral care of a parish in the Diocese of Oakland.  

Parishioners include 1,032 registered households, or 3,096 registered individuals.  They are ethnically diverse, identifying as at least one of 10 different nationalities represented in the parish, many of whom are Latino.  

Personally, as I am about to become the new pastor of the parish beginning August 1, 2022, I think of how I can be of service to the 50.3% of surveyed parishioners who agree that “religion should play a major role in shaping social morality” (Oakland Diocese, ReligiousInsite Report 2021).  I am humbled to be entrusted to their spiritual care.  I am also praying for the Holy Spirit’s guidance to shepherd the other 49.7% who have yet to see how a relationship with Jesus Christ is integrated into every aspect of our lives.  

With this hopeful future in mind for the parish, I offer my vision: that St. Jarlath Catholic Church is a place to believe, belong, and bless.

 
  • Believe

  • Be enlightened and formed by the beauty of our Catholic faith 

  • Belong

  • Have a home in a vibrant community that nourishes and accompanies you 

  • Bless

  • Be the holy presence of God for others and bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world in need

 

Whether it be through our faith formation program, Sunday liturgies, celebration of the Sacraments, or even casual conversations, I pray that I, along with the Capuchins Franciscans, will serve the parish community as “brothers of the people” (a name that the early friars were affectionately called).  I invite you, parishioners and other supporters alike, to allow us to accompany you as lesser brothers, offering the unique gift of our Capuchin charism.  Thus, together, come closer to the love of God and the love of our neighbor.  

With this same hope in Christ, I also humbly ask you to please consider being a part of our mission at St. Jarlath’s.  Your presence in the pews, efforts to clean or decorate the church, service as volunteer catechists or musicians, technical skill to update our parish website, helping hand for painting or remodeling projects, financial gifts, or whatever contribution that is great or small, can be instrumental in making our parish community a loving place to believe, belong, and bless.

 

Fr. Hai Ho, OFM Cap

Pastor, St. Jarlath Catholic Church

Provincial Vicar, Capuchin Franciscans of the Western America Province

“Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” -St. Padre Pio

Pray the Rosary daily!

There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” -Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima

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Parish Festival October the 23rd                      Time: 10 am-6 pm                                   Location: St. Jarlath Parking Lot

We will have food, beverages, games including an event put on by the youth group called (The stranger things experience), and a raffle. All are welcome!

Festival Parroquial 23 de Octubre              Horario: 10 am-6 pm                                   Lugar: Estacionamiento de St. Jarlath

Tendremos comida, bebidas, juegos, incluyendo un evento organizado por el grupo de jóvenes llamado (The stranger things experience) y una rifa. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

 

 

 

Announcements!/¡Anuncios!

On October the 4th

We will have the blessing of the Animals in honor of Saint Francis of Assis feast day after the 7 pm mass. All are welcomed!

El 4 de octubre

Tendremos la bendición de los Animales en honor a la festividad de San Francisco de Asís después de la misa de las 7 PM. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Masses

Saturday Vigil:
7:30 a.m. (English)                        

5:00 p.m. (English)

Sunday: 
9:00 a.m. (English)
10:30 a.m. (Español)
1:00 p.m. (Español)

Weekday mass (Mon-Fri):
7:30 a.m. (English)(Rosary after Mass)

Tuesdays and Fridays

7:00 p.m. (Español)

Confession: 
6:00-6:45 p.m. -Tuesdays                 

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Saturdays

 


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