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Father Jay V. Matthews

Rector of the Cathedral of Christ the Light

Diocese of Oakland

HQ Phone: (510) 893-4711

Email: j***@***.org

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Diocese of Oakland

2121 Harrison St.

Oakland, California 94612

United States

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The Catholic elementary and secondary schools within the Diocese of Oakland are the expression of the educational ministry of the parishes, religious congregations and the Diocese itself. Under the authority of the Bishop, the schools share a common Chris ... more

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The retreat was led by Father Jay Matthews of the Diocese of Oakland, Calif.

Father Matthews, a priest for nearly 30 years, shared his wide experience in various ministries in the Oakland Diocese and his years as pastor of St. Benedict Parish.His retreat was titled "Who We Are and Whose We Are."He developed the theme of "Who We Are" from personal reflection and from Father Cyprian Davis' celebrated book "The History of Black Catholics in the United States."
Father Matthews, one of some 250 African-American priests in the United States, is writing a book about the lives of the 20 African-Americans who have become bishops in the United States and the Virgin Islands.
Retreat participants came from the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Colorado Springs.One participant was a native of Togo, West Africa.Retreat discussions were enriched by the diversity of the attendees, organizers said.
Father Matthews identified four hallmarks in the spirituality of African-American Catholics:
Father Matthews emphasized the need for black Catholics to accept their responsibility to be a part of all aspects of life in the Church.He said they must know the structure of the Church and how it functions.Their presence will be felt in their churches as they share their gifts with the entire community, Father Matthews said.
Attendees said the priest set a powerful example as he shared his pride in being a Catholic priest.In his homily at the concluding liturgy, Father Matthews challenged the participants to be like St. Peter, who stepped outside of himself to witness to his faith in Jesus and his love for him.

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Rev. Jay Matthews is a priest in the Diocese of Oakland , and the Pastor of Saint Benedict's church , Oakland.

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Father James V. Matthews

Vice Rector

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Pastor Jason Matthews from Gateway Ministry will officiate.

Burial will be at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, 14205 Pleasant Valley Road, NE, Flintstone, at 2 p.m., where she will be laid to rest with her husband.

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Fr. Jay Matthews

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