Oakland, CA


St. Bernard Catholic Church
Tongan Community
President: Vetekina Moala

Contact Information:

Sosafina Finau, Secretary
1234 61st Avenue
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-706-0545
E-mail: Lfeao@yahoo.com
Group statistics: as of June 1, 2009: 17 members of Tongan Third Order of Mary.  
About 4 moved away.  Members include families/children.

Present facilitator: take turns facilitating whoever hosts gathering at their home

Ministries: Reaching out to children to be formed in the Marist Way and consecrated
to Mary.

Meetings: Meet monthly in Tongan language and taking turns in people’s homes for
meeting then dinner. Who ever hosts the meeting facilitates. Marist Tongan priest, Fr.
Anaua occasionally visits CA and comes to give them a retreat. They do not follow a
formation program since they have the litany and prayers in Tongan. They get new
member thru invitation to belong to Mary’s family.