Diocese of Oakland CA - Oakland, CA
The Diocese of Oakland serves the needs of the Catholic faithful in Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Diocese consists of 345 priests, 110 deacons and 455 religious brothers and sisters in 82 parishes, 11 pastoral centers and other diocesan offices. Including religious education programs, there are over 45,000 students under Catholic instruction in the Diocese at 41 elementary schools, 8 high schools, two Catholic colleges and several schools of religious formation. The Catholic Church throughout the Diocese offers a range of service ministries assisting the elderly, the young, the poor, and the oppressed. As such the Church is the largest provider of social services in the East Bay, delivering shelter, meals, counseling, education and other critical services free of charge to over 530,000 people of all faiths each year.