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 April 25, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 8Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events



Tuesdays, April 26, May 3
Eucharistic Adoration. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. Come and spend an hour with Jesus.

Friday, April 29
Ultreya. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Carl, (510) 223-1003.

Saturday, April 30
Crowning and Mass for Mary. The Catholic Daughters, Court 1934 will recite the Rosary at 9:40 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m. At St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord.

Saturday, May 7
Rosary For Peace. 4 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland, Pray to bring about an end to violence in Oakland.

Wednesdays, May 11, 18
Christ the King Bible Study and Charismatic Prayer Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at 6 St. Lawrence Ct., Pleasant Hill. All are welcome to share in charismatic praise, singing and sharing the gifts of God’s Spirit. Information: (800) 474-6644.

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Friday, May 6
A Day for Mothers: A Mother’s Heart. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitator: Denise Roy, a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of “My Monastery is a Minivan.” $55 fee includes lunch. Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141; www.sandamiano.org.

Thursday, May 12
Women’s Spirituality: “So Little Time, So Many Distractions…” 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitator: Kathy Miranda. $55 fee includes lunch. Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141;www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, May 28
A Retreat With Our Lady of Guadalupe. 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, (Multi-purpose room), 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. $15 fee includes book, breakfast and lunch. Information: Carmen Scholl, (925) 944-5970 or cascholl@astound.net.

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April 26, May 12
Ethics, Scripture and Catholic Tradition. 7:30 p.m. in the Gibson Center at Corpus Christi Parish, 322 St. James Dr., Piedmont. April 26: Do Catholic teachings support the notion of the Right to Die? Facilitator: Father Basil DePinto; May 12: How should churches respond to the politics and ethics of torture? Facilitator: Mark Danner, teacher and author.

Saturday, April 30
Women Mystics, the Plunge Into God. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Santa Maria Church, 20 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. Speaker: Dominican Sister Mary Kay Ashe, author of “The Feminization of the Church.” Sponsored by the Santa Maria Women’s Forum. Seating is limited. Margaret, (925) 254-1934 to reserve a space.

14th Annual East Bay Connection College Fair. 1 – 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Includes representatives from more than 100 institutions of higher learning, including private colleges, public universities, historically black colleges and military academies from across the country. Free and open to the public. Information: www.stmarys-ca.edu/ebcc or (925) 631-4224.

Tuesday, May 3
East Bay Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. happy hour, 7:30 p.m. speaker at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. May 3: “Blaming God for Acts of God: A Reflection After the Tsunami” by Father Tom Scirghi. Information: www.churchofstleothegreat.org.

May 5, 19, 26
Lectionary Based Scripture Study Program. 7:30 p.m. in the Gibson Center at Corpus Christi Parish, 322 St. James Dr., Piedmont. Update your understanding of Scripture through a prayerful study of the forthcoming Sunday Gospel readings at Mass. Raph Martin, (510) 530-4343.

Friday, May 6
First Fridays at St. Joseph the Worker. 7:30 p.m. at 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. “The Ambassador,” the Norwegian TV documentary that details allegations of director of National Intelligence John Negroponte’s complicity with human rights abuses during his tenure as ambassador to Honduras in the 1980s. Free admission. Bill Joyce, (510) 482-1062.

Tuesday, May 10
Catholics@Work. 7 – 8:30 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville. Mass offered at 6:15 a.m. Guest speaker: Lenny Wilkins, Basketball Hall of Fame member and devoted Catholic, will discuss how his faith has guided his career and personal life. Full buffet breakfast served. $20 for members, $27 non-members. Information: www.catholicsatwork.org/MayEvent.aspx.

Mondays through May 16
Easter Season Bible Study from the Books of Colossians and Philemon. 7:30 p.m., in the Pope John XXIII room at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Cost of materials: $10. Julie Gallagher, (925) 447-4549.

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Saturday, April 30
St. Patrick Annual Village Faire. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Father Howard Center behind St. Patrick Church, 1023 Peralta St., Oakland. Great bargains, good food, fun for kids. Raffle for airline ticket. (510) 444-1081.

St. Agnes Women’s Guild Annual Tea, “Hats and Tea on Parade.” Noon – 3 p.m. in the church hall, St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Tickets: $15 per person. Tickets/reservations: Marie, (925) 676-2261 or Laura, (925) 686-1957. Benefits the St. Agnes Building Fund.

SPRED the Word XIV Annual Fundraising Dinner. At St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass, no-host social at 6:30 p.m.; 7:15 p.m. dinner by Knights of Columbus Council #13179. Raffle and silent auction. Music by Sandy DeBow aka Professor Prune. Tickets: $27 for adults, $8 for children. No ticket sales at the door. (510) 635-7252; website: www.oakdiocese.org/spred.

Sunday, May 1
A Friendly Manor Spring Gala. 4 – 7 p.m. at Santa Maria Church, 20 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. Cocktails/light buffet. Silent Auction, raffle. Donation: $25. Benefits the day center and shelter for homeless women in downtown Oakland. Reservations: Jinx Abbott, (925) 376-5793 or Terry Saltiel, (925) 945-7833.

Saturday, May 7

Primavera Dinner Dance. 6 p.m. no-host cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner by Chef Tony Martinelli; at St. Michael Parish Hall, 372 Maple St., Livermore. Reservation deadline: April 30. Don Merucci, (925) 846-8436 or Helen Wirtenson, (925) 462-3798.

Sunday, May 8
St. Jarlath School Mother’s Day Breakfast. 8 a.m. – noon at 2634 Pleasant St. Breakfast of eggs, bacon, pancakes and all the fixings for $4.25 per person. (510) 532-4387 or Sandy Davis, (510) 334-8420.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Best House and Garden. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Reserved seating only. $40 for adults, $15 for children 4-12, free for children under three. Information/reservations: (510) 624-4512. Limited seating.

Monday, May 9
St. Vincent’s Day Home Golf Tournament. At Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland. Information: Beth Ramos, bramos@svdh.org or Sr. Ann Maureen, (510) 832-8324. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent’s Day Home, Alameda County’s largest and oldest child development center.

Saturday, May 14
Salad Luncheon and Card Party. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John’s Community Center, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Sponsored by St. Gerard Women’s Club. Bridge and other card games start at 10:30 a.m.; lunch at noon; pokeno at 1 p.m. Also door prizes, 50/50, and silent auction. Donation: $12 per person. Advance paid reservations requested. Information/tickets: (510) 278-2405.

Sunday, May 15
11th Annual Gardens Galore Garden Tour. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The tour consists of eight Alameda gardens. Reservations: $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour. An optional boxed lunch is available for an additional $9. Includes a boutique, with a large selection of handcrafted items from local vendors, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the St. Joseph Garden Club of Alameda. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph Elementary School. Information/reservations: (510) 864-8503.

Hanna Boys Center Open House. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 17000 Arnold Dr., Sonoma. The open house, guided by the Hanna boys, will be preceded by Mass at 10 a.m. The Center provides life-changing support to at-risk boys. Event is free and open to all ages. Information: toll-free 1-877-994-2662 or www.hannacenter.org.

Anniversary Dinner, Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 10. 4 p.m. no-host social hour, 5 p.m. dinner by Chef Mario Galetto. Operatic singer, Stephanie Salter. Adults: $20, children 12 and under: $10. Michael Marcheschi, (510) 523-4720 by May 10.

Saturday, May 21
Garden of Fashions: Fashion Show and Luncheon. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish hall, 703 C St., Union City. Presented by the Lady’s Guild of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. $20 donation per person includes lunch, dessert, coffee, tea, punch. No-host bar: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fashions by Dress Barn. Tickets: Ida Cabrera, (510) 489-1247; Joan Linson, (510) 471-0191, Verna Hohn, (510) 471-7946.

Wednesday, May 25
Day at the Races – St. Anne Confraternity, St. Edward Parish, Newark. At Golden Gate Fields, Albany. $25 admission fee includes bountiful buffet at noon. Contact: Helen Bettencourt, (510) 793-1594.

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support groups

April 26, May 10
Divorced and Separated Support Group. 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Lynn McLoed, a licensed therapist, is the group facilitator.

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. near St. Agnes Church in Concord. Second and fourth Tuesdays. Joe Gerhards, (925) 682-3314.

April 28 – June 16
Bereavement Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. 7-week workshop sponsored by the Bereavement Ministry at the Catholic Community of Pleasanton. Open to all regardless of religious orientation. Registration required. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Monday, May 2
Friends 4 Life: Cancer Support Group. Christ-centered support group meets the first Monday of every month in Walnut Creek-Pleasant Hill area, from 7-9 p.m. Open to all faiths. Joy or Gale at (925) 939-0122 or (925) 685-0842.

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Sunday, May 1
30th Anniversary of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Seamus Genovese. 11 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Followed by reception in the parish hall. A liturgical music and dance concert will follow at 3 p.m.

40th Anniversary Celebration, St. Monica Parish, Moraga. At 1001 Camino Pablo. Noon Mass with Bishop Emeritus John Cummins. Groundbreaking of parish’s new PEACe Center will follow. Followed by picnic at Rancho Laguna Park. Information: (925) 376-6900 or website www.stmonicamoraga.com.

Sunday, May 15
50th Anniversary Celebration, St. Paschal Parish, Oakland. At 3700 Dorisa Ave. 10:30 a.m. Mass with Bishop Allen Vigneron, presiding. Information: (510) 636-0335.

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May 28 – 29
St. Augustine School, Oakland, Class of 1954. May 28: 6 p.m. at Scott’s Restaurant, Jack London Square, Oakland. Dinner: Fish, chicken, vegetarian. $40. May 29: 10 a.m. at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Oakland. Family picnic. Information: Jerry Oyarzo Hickey, (510) 595-3480, hickeyoyarzo@earthlink.netor Earl Medeiros, earl.medeiros@rs-unix.com, (925) 683-3275 (cell), (925) 513-3207 (fax).

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Sunday, May 1
Benefit Concert. 6 p.m. at Transfiguration Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Susan Waller, flute and Joellen Piskitel, piano will be presenting an entertaining and varied program of music. Includes music by Teleman, JS Bach and others. Donations to parish’s fire/building fund.

12th Annual Interfaith Choral Fest. 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Church, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. The festival choirs (Episcopal, Methodist, Mormon, Catholic, Tongan and Korean) each sing individually, and then the 250 voices perform in combined ensemble. No Fee. Donations to the Contra Costa Food Bank.

May 13, 14
St. Edward Choir Concerts. May 13: 8 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark; May 14: 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, 16290 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. The choir will perform works of John Rutter, including selections from his “Requiem” and “Magnificat.” A reception follows each concert. Free admission, but donations accepted for the ongoing ministry. Information: (510) 797-5035.

Saturday, May 21
Jazz With a French Twist – Benefit Concert featuring Anouman and Duo Gadjo. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., at St. Ambrose Hall, 1145 Gilman St., Berkeley. The two jazz groups will be presenting their sophisticated style of jazz in a benefit concert to “Restore The Berkeley Jewel – St. Ambrose Church.” Tickets: $10 general admission at the door.

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Saturday, April 30
Swiffer It: Resources for Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Explore different approaches of holistic health and renewal. $30 includes lunch. Information: Sister Michelle L’Allier, lallierm@yahoo.com.

June 24 – 30
Young Adult Mexico Border Immersion Trip. A group of young adults from around the Bay Area will be participating in an immersion trip to El Paso/Juarez. It is an opportunity to learn about border issues and experience ministry in the area. Information: Cristina Clariza, clariza99@yahoo.com.

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