CA: Berkeley

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Metro Area: San Francisco - Oakland (CA)
Bay Area Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community (Oakland)
Meeting at:
St Joseph the Worker (Latin) Church
1640 Addison St
Berkeley
CA
94703-1404
USA
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 510-549-3620
Fax: 510-843-2730

Rite: Alexandrian
Church sui iuris: Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Latin Diocese: Oakland
Canonically: Latin
Ritually: Ethiopian
Pastorally: Eritrean
Cemetery: None


 

Schedule of Divine Services

Always call ahead to verify times

Day

Service

Time

Sundays
Ùér’ata Qéddase 12:15pm
Feast Days Ùér’ata Qéddase Call to Verify Time

Mystery of Reconciliation

 


Mailing Address:
Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of Oakland
c/o St Joseph the Worker Church
1640 Addison St
Berkeley
CA
94703-1404
USA
Ph: 510-549-3620
Fax: 510-843-2730
Served From: See Above Entry
Sacramental Records at: See Above Entry


 

Notes

Email link is to the parish office of St Joseph the Worker Church, through which the Chaplain of the Bay Area Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Communities may be contacted


Official Website link is to the shared webpage of the Bay Area Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Communities in the Bay Area of California, hosted at the website of St Joseph the Worker Church


The exterior photograph is by Daniella Thompson, architectural historian, photographer, former President of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA), and Editor of  Berkeley Heritage, the BAHA website, at which this photograph appears and at which her work may be viewed. The photograph is used here with the gracious permission of Ms. Thompson.


The interior photograph is by Raymond Holbert, Artist and Professor of Art Emeritus, City College of San Francisco. The Professor's work may be viewed at his website, MEMORYBANQUE, on which this photograph appears. The photograph is used here with the gracious permission of Professor Holbert.

 


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1990
Other Date: 1999, (?) Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of San Francisco merged into this Community

For this church, this is entry 2
of 2
This Entry Last Updated: 10/01/2013
Latitude: 37.869738
Longitude: -122.278213
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