After 154 years, Dominicans leaving Most Holy Rosary Parish in Antioch

Last Dominican-run parish in Oakland diocese; Dominicans withdrew from St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Berkeley in 2017, and from ministries at the University of California's San Diego and Riverside campuses

The Oakland-based Western Dominican Province announced Dec. 4 it had made the "painful decision" to withdraw from Most Holy Rosary Church, which serves a thriving parish, including an elementary school of 3,000 families. Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, has pledged his support "to make this as smooth a transition as possible." The Dominican province said in the letter it … [Read more...]

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