Cathedral of Christ the Light History and Art
The Cathedral of Christ the Light emerged as the legacy of our former parish home, St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, which was destroyed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The new cathedral takes its place as a landmark edifice and home parish of the Diocese of Oakland. Its beauty and function are central to the purpose of creating community and providing a place of worship for Catholics throughout the East Bay.
The Diocese of Oakland is rich in cultural diversity. Recent immigrants make up more than 25 percent of our parishioners.
A timeline of events spanning several centuries depicts pivotal landmarks in the growth of the Catholic Church in the East Bay.
The future Cathedral was named in 2000 at the turn of the millennium, even before a commitment was made to build it.
Many factors came together to build a Cathedral for the ages.
Watch the creation of the Cathedral of Christ the Light.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light is now intertwined in the legacy of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.