New cathedral in Oakland


Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA; photo credit: Rev. Jeffrey Keyes, CPPSThe new Cathedral in Oakland was dedicated in September, so here are some links to photos, videos, and articles about the church.

Design by the Bay blog (photos, diagrams, explanations of design)

Contra Costa Times newspaper (video, slideshow)

World Architecture News (photos)

NikiOmahe architecture and design news (photos, diagrams)

Inhabitat (photos) (video)

At his Rifugio San Gaspare blog, Fr. Jeff Keyes gives a first-hand appreciation for the new mother church of the diocese, and even scolds the scoffers who disrespected it in their comments on various blogs.

I really can't be a whole-hearted fan of a church that departs so radically from the traditions of the genre, but there are certainly some beautiful things about the new cathedral, so I urge you to give the photos a chance to impress you.


I think the design is very contemporary. As long as the central focus is still around Jesus Christ and not design I am fine. As long as the churches teachings in regard to what types of chalices etc are used I am okay. Thanks for the article.

And it has the added benefit of being easily converted to Class A office space.

I am not saying architecturally it is not a nice building, its just not much of a Cathedral looking building.

I am trying to find help locating my first communion or my confirmation certificate, I know it was at a church on San Pablo accross the street from Greyhound in Oakland but can't seem to remember the church name I was thinking it was maybe the cathedral could you help me out. Thank You

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