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Welcome to the Cathedral of Christ the Light. This cathedral was built for the greater glory and honor of God so that all people may experience the gracious and loving embrace of God. It is a spiritual font that inspires and unites our richly diverse diocese in its mission to sanctify, educate and serve.

Whenever I enter the cathedral, I find myself drawn beyond the worries and distractions of the day into the majestic, yet serene, presence of Christ whose compassion and peace lift up my spirit.

As a community of faith, through our witness to Christ, we endeavor to be a place of welcome and inclusivity, embracing the diversity of faiths, peoples and cultures that enrich our community. We strive to be a vibrant sign of God’s presence for our neighbors in the City of Oakland and all the cities and regions that surround it.

May your visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Light draw you more deeply into the radiance of God’s light as you experience the wonders of his love.

Reverend Raymond Sacca

Cathedral News

Cathedral’s Largest Tour ever!

600 students visit from Most Holy Rosary School

Cathedral Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Leo Keegan, Director of Docents and Ministerial Services interviewed by Barbara Rodgers from Comcast Newsmakers.

Illuminated St. John's Bible

Ongoing: The Illuminated St. John's Bible is on display in the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

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Cathedral Calendar
Holy Thursday
April 17, 7:30 PM

Mass of the Last Supper, Bishop Barber presiding

Good Friday
April 18, 12:10 PM

The Lord's Passion, Bishop Barber presiding

Good Friday
April 18, 7:30 PM

The Lord's Passion (Multi-lingual)

Holy Saturday
April 19, 8:00 PM

Easter Vigil, Bishop Barber presiding

Easter Sunday Masses - 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm
April 20, 8:00 AM

Bishop Barber presiding at 10 am

Vigil Mass for the Canonization of two Popes
April 26, 5:30 PM

Bishop Barber presiding


Organ Concert: Hentus van Rooyen
May 4, 5:00 pm
Hentus van Rooyen Photo

Event Center

Hold Your Next Event Here!



Centrally located on beautiful Lake Merritt, the Cathedral Event Center totals 5,100 sq. ft. and is an ideal setting for meetings, receptions and special events.  Contact Us

Cathedral Tours

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Visiting us for the first time? The Cathedral of Christ the Light Center holds delightful treasures for anyone on a journey of discovery, or for those who come back again and again. Learn everything you need to know about our tour program.

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Help Give Back

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Did you ever wonder how you might give back to the community in meaningful ways? If you seek volunteer opportunties our Liturgical Ministries might be a good fit. Or, perhaps you'd like to become a Retail Volunteer. We welcome your support.

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