Great cities are often blessed with great cathedrals. Great cathedrals can also help make great cities. While cathedrals traditionally function as spiritual centers, they are also closely intertwined with the urban fabric, often serving as centers of cultural and civic activity. A cathedral is built for the centuries to be a symbol and inspiration to all people within its region.
The Cathedral Center of Christ the Light incorporates that ancient history of cathedrals into its three-fold mission. For the more than 500,000 Catholics in the East Bay, as well as the larger community, the Center serves as the heart and soul for the Diocese's work in liturgy, service and education.
From the above link you may either make a onetime donation with your credit or debit card, or setup a recurring gift with the same card.
As of January 2011, the Cathedral campaign has raised $120.4 million in gifts and pledges for construction of the Cathedral Center of Christ the Light. Individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses, and organizations throughout the East Bay continue to respond generously to Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s call to contribute.
Without major assistance from two local foundations totaling $67 million, construction of the Cathedral project would not have been possible. The Diocese of Oakland is honored to have received this support.
Donations can be made in many ways, either for yourself or on behalf of a loved one. They can be made by mail, through bank funds or by the donation of stock. If you have questions, please contact the Cathedral Development Office, at 510-271-1928.
Download the Cathedral of Christ the Light pledge form, which you may fill out and submit by email or by mail or fax to:
Cathedral Development Office
2121 Harrison Street, Suite #100
Oakland, CA 94612-3741
Telephone: (510) 271-1928
Fax: (510) 271-1938
Christ the Light Cathedral Corporation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.