It may have been on a concrete urban plaza beneath a baking sun and towering office buildings, but for thousands of East Bay Catholics, this was truly holy ground. In one of the rarest and most solemn liturgical celebrations of the Catholic faith, the new Cathedral of Christ the Light was officially dedicated on Thursday, September 11th. The occasion was marked with special rites reserved only for such sacred occasions. Visiting bishops and cardinals from across the country and the globe, including Cardinal William Levada from Rome, were welcomed by priests, nuns and parishioners from all 84 parishes in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
JMP acted as the event/logistical coordinators. We assisted by drawing the floor-plan and bringing in audio, video, and staging. We also designed and printed directional signage to make sure everyone got where they needed to be. We cooperated with the security teams and volunteer services as well, to make the procession and dedication run smoothly.