Notorious Christ the King pastor to step down

The February 9 bulletin of Christ the King Church in Pleasant Hill contained this message from the church’s pastor, Father Brian Joyce: “As I have recently informed our Parish Council that on the last Thursday in February, I had a meeting with Bishop Barber, where we came to a mutual decision, that this is the year for me to retire.  Given my health issues and decisions that … [Read more...]

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Pleasant Hill pastor not worried about vocations shortage

The September 15 parish bulletin of Christ the King Church in Pleasant Hill featured a reminiscence from the parish’s pastor, Father Brian Joyce. The previous week, Father Joyce had attended a Mass and reunion luncheon with his fellow seminary classmates from St. Joseph’s College in Mountain View and St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. Father Joyce observed that his 1951 … [Read more...]

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The bad ole days

In homily at Pleasant Hill parish, deacon uses slideshow to illustrate “pre-Vatican II failings of the church” (The following are excerpts from a homily given March 11 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill by Deacon John Ashmore. The parish is in the Oakland diocese. Deacon Ashmore used a slide show to illustrate some of his points. The deacon was reflecting on … [Read more...]

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