CA: Berkeley

Metro Area: San Francisco - Oakland (CA)
Bay Area Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community (Oakland)
Meeting at:
St Joseph the Worker (Latin) Church
1640 Addison St
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 510-549-3620
Fax: 510-843-2730

Rite: Alexandrian
Church sui iuris: Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Latin Diocese: Oakland
Canonically: Latin
Ritually: Ethiopian
Pastorally: Eritrean
Cemetery: None


Schedule of Divine Services

Always call ahead to verify times




Ùér’ata Qéddase 12:15pm
Feast Days Ùér’ata Qéddase Call to Verify Time

Mystery of Reconciliation


Mailing Address:
Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of Oakland
c/o St Joseph the Worker Church
1640 Addison St
Ph: 510-549-3620
Fax: 510-843-2730
Served From: See Above Entry
Sacramental Records at: See Above Entry



Email link is to the parish office of St Joseph the Worker Church, through which the Chaplain of the Bay Area Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Communities may be contacted

Official Website link is to the shared webpage of the Bay Area Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Communities in the Bay Area of California, hosted at the website of St Joseph the Worker Church

The exterior photograph is by Daniella Thompson, architectural historian, photographer, former President of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA), and Editor of  Berkeley Heritage, the BAHA website, at which this photograph appears and at which her work may be viewed. The photograph is used here with the gracious permission of Ms. Thompson.

The interior photograph is by Raymond Holbert, Artist and Professor of Art Emeritus, City College of San Francisco. The Professor's work may be viewed at his website, MEMORYBANQUE, on which this photograph appears. The photograph is used here with the gracious permission of Professor Holbert.


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1990
Other Date: 1999, (?) Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of San Francisco merged into this Community

For this church, this is entry 2
of 2
This Entry Last Updated: 10/01/2013
Latitude: 37.869738
Longitude: -122.278213
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Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

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Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The work of prayer belongs to the angels, and is, therefore, the special concern of the Church. Every other work, i.e., charity, nursing the brethren, visiting the sick, caring for prisoners, releasing captives, and other similar things, is done by the brethren in love and offered by them to God. Similarly, poverty, fasting, sleeping on the ground, prostrations, vigils, etc., are good and like a sacrifice to God, because they aim to subdue and humble the body so that we may be purified and approach God and become friends of God -- yet these things do not present us directly to God, whereas prayer does so and unites us with Him. A person praying acts towards God like a friend -- conversing, confiding, requesting -- and through this becomes one with our Maker Himself.

St. Symeon of Thessalonica