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From Pope Francis in "Joy of the Gospel" we read: 

"The Gospel, radiant with the glory of Christ’s cross, constantly invites us to rejoice:...When Jesus begins his ministry, John cries out: “For this reason, my joy has been fulfilled” (Jn 3:29).... His message brings us joy: “I have said these things to you, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.”(Jn 15:11). “You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.” (Jn 16:20)."  


To become more familiar with the beautiful Gospel of John, join us on Wednesday evenings as Father O'Reilly reads a chapter each week – challenging us to be attentive to the details of the passages. Some participants like to share their thoughts on the readings when we have open discussion, others are more comfortable just listening. Either way, you are invited to join us as we meet on Zoom, to “Keep the Flame Alive!” 

Keep The Flame Alive!


 7:00-8:30 PM


Opening up the Gospels

With Fr. Michael O’Reilly

July 3rd

We begin the Gospel of John! 

Keep the Easter flame alive in your hearts and join Father O’Reilly Wednesdays on Zoom and become a better “listener of the Word,” as we work our way through the beautiful Gospel of John.  


“It is through the Gospels that we encounter the decisive teachings and events of Jesus' life.”   


To join, send an email to Donna at for further information and Zoom links. 

It is a good habit to be in! 

DEI VERBUM (Vatican II document) 

“18. It is common knowledge that among all the Scriptures…the Gospels have a special preeminence, and rightly so, for they are the principal witness for the life and teaching of the incarnate Word, our savior.
The Church has always and everywhere held and continues to hold that the four Gospels are of apostolic origin. For what the Apostles preached in fulfillment of the commission of Christ, afterwards they themselves and apostolic men, under the inspiration of the divine Spirit, handed on to us in writing: the foundation of faith, namely, the fourfold Gospel, according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.(1)”
St. Jerome wrote: "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of God."  

So why not start reading the Gospel of John with us today?


6:00 PM


Join us for prayer and fellowship 

1st Wednesday of the month

at 6:00 p.m.

3rd Wednesday of the month

at 6:00 pm.

  We join together to pray the Rosary.

We meet in the

Cathedral’s Lower Level.


Holy Hour of Reparation

Friday August 2, 2024

The First Friday of each month immediately following the

12:10 Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Jesus implores us to stay, watch, and pray with Him, just as He did to His apostles: "My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch with Me (Matthew 26:38)." Jesus told St. Margaret Mary to "make reparation for the ingratitude of men. Spend an hour in prayer to appease divine justice, to implore mercy for sinners, to honor Me, to console Me for My bitter suffering when abandoned by My apostles, when they did not watch one hour with me."

During this holy hour of reparation before the Blessed Sacrament, we will pray a Spiritual Communion, Acts of Reparation and Consecration to the Sacred Heart, and preparation for a Happy Death. Holy Hour of Reparation is a devotion much needed by our world today, amid its tragedies and sin.

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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Gift Shop


We would love to help you with all your faith filled shopping needs. You will find a great selection of spiritually enriching gifts for everyone on your list. Or pick up something special for yourself! Please visit our Gift Shop located on the lower level. It is open each Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or make an appointment by contacting Susan Moeller at 510-734-4158.

Cathedral Tours

Docents are available to give tours on Sundays after the 8:00 am and 10:00 am English masses. Spanish language tours will be given following the noon Spanish mass. Our Docents will share with you how the Cathedral is such an important part of early California history. Learn about our beautiful and important art works and how symbolism in these art works is so integral to our Catholic Faith. Learn more at:

Let's Talk Parish 

This podcast seeks to create a greater sense of community among our parishioners. Each episode will feature a Cathedral staff member or parishioner in a casual discussion with Christian Jensen. A new episode will come out every other Saturday.

Let’s Talk Parish Phone Number

You can leave us a comment or suggestion by calling 916-545-5376.

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