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.
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;
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 email@example.com.
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
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,
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,
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)
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
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)
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, firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
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.
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.
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)
Earl Medeiros, email@example.com,
(925) 683-3275 (cell), (925) 513-3207 (fax).
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.