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 May 9, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 9Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Celebrating Christ
Dominican Father Kieran Healy, sub-prior at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, will be the main celebrant and homilist during the May 29 celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi at the Corpus Christi Monastery, 215 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park. The program includes Mass at 10 a.m., followed by procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacramento. Another Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Nativity Church, across the street from the monastery, following with a procession through the grounds of Vallombrosa Retreat Center and ending at the monastery’s chapel with another Benediction at about 2 p.m. Information: (650) 322-1801, ext. 13.


Tuesdays, May 10, 17
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.
One Spirit Prayer Group. 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Santa Maria Church, 20 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. All are welcome to join us regularly, or on a drop-in basis, as we pray each week.

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 27
Attention Cursillistas! 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Ultreya. Information: Carl: (510) 223-1003.

May 27 – 30
Men’s Cursillo. At St. Philip Neri Parish, 3108 Van Buren St., Alameda. A Cursillo is a short course in Christ, full of traditional activities that allow the participants to experience authentic Christian community. Information: Nita Volker, (925) 828-9442.

Saturday, June 11
Day of Prayer and Healing. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Santa Maria Church, conference room, 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. Catholic author Linda Schubert and pastoral counselor Santiago Salaices, both members of the Association of Christian Therapists, will teach, pray, and lead small group work, along with a Charismatic music team. $15 pre-registration by June 1; $20 at the door. Information: Chris, onespirit@chrickie.comor (925) 253-7789.

June 23 – 26
Women’s Cursillo. At St. John the Baptist Parish, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. A Cursillo is a short course in Christ, full of traditional activities which allow the participants to experience authentic Christian community. Information: Nita Volker, (925) 828-9442.

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Eucharistic Adoration. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Mary’s House Chapel, 1850 Church Lane, San Pablo.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. At Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 24 hours a day. Do you want to change your life and live more with God? Then become an adorer of Christ. Spend an hour with Jesus. For more information, phone (510) 412-PERPETUAL.

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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.

Sunday, May 29
Day of Dialogue. 1 – 5 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Franciscan Father Richard Purcell will lead this prayerful day in a safe environment to explore and share stories of faith and community. It is open to gays and lesbians, their friends and families. No cost. Call Lorraine, (925) 837-9141; www.sandamiano.org.

Tuesday, May 31
Marian Day: “The Magnificat of Mary.” 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Franciscan Father Evan Howard, senior friar at San Damiano, leads participants in an exploration of the spiritual guidance that comes through the Magnificat of Mary. $45 fee includes lunch. Call Lorraine, (925) 837-9141; www.sandamiano.org.

June 24 – 26
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Pleasanton. Marriage Encounter is 44 hours where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores and phones – and focus only on each other. Contact Mike and Jeanne Emry, (925) 672-2016 or http://oakland.lovemoredeeply.org.

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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.

May 12, 17
Ethics, Scripture and Catholic Tradition. 7:30 p.m. in the Gibson Center at Corpus Christi Parish, 322 St. James Dr., Piedmont. May 12: How should churches respond to the politics and ethics of torture? Mark Danner, teacher and author of “Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror,” facilitator; May 17: How does equality for women fit into the Catholic Christian view of gifts and ministry? Bob McKenzie and Marilyn Chilcote, Presbyterian pastors, speakers.

Monday, May 16
Peace Prize Winner at USF. 4:30 p.m. at USF McLaren Center, 2130 Fulton St., room 250-252, San Francisco. Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman and first Iranian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (2004), will give a free public lecture and will receive an honorary doctoral degree by USF president, Jesuit Father Stephen A. Privett. She will lecture in Farsi, but translation will be provided. Seating is limited. Call (415) 422-4463.

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.

May 17, 31
East Bay Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. happy hour, 7:30 p.m. speaker at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. May 17: “Tip-Toeing Through the Moral Mine Fields, Father Richard Sparks; May 31: “Christian Themes in Rock Music,” Lisa Fullam. Sponsored by St. Leo Parish in Oakland and the Kerry House. Information: www.churchofstleothegreat.org.

Wednesday, May 18
Incapacity Planning Seminar. 7:30 p.m. at Keeley Center at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Steve Bell, a certified financial planner, and Jennifer Thaete, an estate-planning attorney, will discuss the importance of making plans for the unexpected: being unable to speak or act for yourself. Includes review of advanced health care directives, health care power of attorney, and financial power of attorney. (925) 447-4549.

May 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.

Tuesday, May 24
Why Catholic? A Journey Through the Catechism. 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Felicitas Parish Gym, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. A program that encourages adult learning in a prayerful community setting will be offered at some parishes this fall, including parishes in San Leandro. Pastors, pastoral staff, and interested parish leaders are invited to this first workshop. Information: Nora Petersen, (510) 267-8351. To register: Ann Scanlan, RENEW International, (908) 769-5400 x 164 or Annes@renewintl.org.

May 27, 28, 29
Nor/Cal Charismatic Catholic Convention 2005. At Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Highlights: Spirit-filled teaching, three general sessions, three workshops, Eucharistic worship service, healing Mass, Reconciliation. Complete children and youth programs. Speakers include Father John Capuci, New Orleans; Sister Linda Koontz, El Paso; and Deacon Bill Brennan, Stockton. Information: 1-800-474-6644 or www.ncccdl.com.

Thursday, June 2
Catholic Storyteller Reveals All. 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s gym, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Michael O’Brien, author of the acclaimed fiction series, “The Children of the Last Days,” will talk about the series including his just released volume, “Sophia House.”$10 per person donation requested. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Walnut Creek. Information: David Zarri, (925) 686-9277.

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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.

May 13 – 15
Christ the King Annual Festival. May 13: 6 – 10 p.m.; May 14: 2 – 10 p.m.; May 15: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at 199 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Highlights: live entertainment, games, prizes. Bingo and raffles throughout day. Major fundraiser for religious education program and youth/teen group. Information: (925) 685-1109; www.ctkph.org.

Saturday, May 14
Mayfaire 2005 Event. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. David School, 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Pancake breakfast, parade, games, food, crafts. $100 raffles throughout the day and $1,000 raffle (need not be present to win). School office: (510) 232-2283.

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.
“Fancy Us”: Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. social, noon lunch, 1 p.m. fashion show, St. Anne Parish Center, 1600 Rossmoor Pkwy, Walnut Creek. $15 per person. A discount will be given on clothes and accessories modeled in the show featuring Hospice Volunteer models. Information: (925) 935-1339.

May 14 – 15
We Believe Arts and Crafts Festival. May 14: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., May 15: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish, O’Hara and Cypress, Oakley. Arts and crafts; entertainment stage; food; raffles, etc. Parking and admission is free. Benefitting St. Anthony’s Community Center and Church Improvements.

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.

Sunday, June 12
Young Ladies Institute 113 Noel Institute Social. 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd, San Leandro. Noon: lunch at Elio’s Restaurant. Reservations: Carmel M. Jurasin, (510) 785-4430.


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.net or Earl Medeiros, earl.medeiros@rs-unix.com, (925) 683-3275 (cell), (925) 513-3207 (fax).

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support groups

May 10, 24
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.

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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 14
Praise and Worship Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Musician: Michael Hagerty. Information: (925) 828-1945.
Jesuit Music Ministry of the Philippines “Hangad” Liturgical Choir 2005 U.S. Tour. 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Tickets: $15. Presented by the Filipino American Community of St. Francis of Assisi. Proceeds go to the church general improvement projects.

May 14, 15
San Francisco Bach Choir Performs the Music of Jacob Handl. 8 p.m. on May 14; 4 p.m. on May 15, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1668 Bush St., San Francisco. Alexandra Amati-Camperi, professor, University of San Francisco Department of Music, will present a half-hour pre-concert lecture on May 15 at 7 p.m. Advance tickets: $26, $22, and $15 for students; at the door: $30, $25, and $18 for students. Box office: (415) 441-4942 or www.sfbach.org.

May, 18, 21
Choral Music Concert. May 18: 7:30 p.m. at Grace Cathedral. 1100 California St., San Francisco; May 21: St. Leo Church, 176 Ridgeway, Oakland. The 23-voice Pomona College Glee Club, under the direction of Donna M. Di Grazia, will offer a free concert in a program that spans five centuries of choral music from France and England. Information: (925) 447-1715.

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. St. Ambrose office: (510) 525-2620.

Sunday, May 22
Concert: “Spring Glory.” 6 p.m. at St. David of Wales Church, 5641 Esmond Ave., Richmond. St. David’s Festival Choir, Handbell Choir, Chamber Orchestra (members of La Monica, Baroque Etc., Arlington Arts Ensemble), present Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Baroque ensemble pieces, Granlund “By the waters of Babylon,” Thompson “Alleluia,” pieces from the Sacred Harp (including “Amazing Grace”). Co-directed by Ondine Young and Ray Granlund. Donations: $5/person, $10/family. (510) 237-1531, davidofwales@juno.com.

Through May 31
Atheism and Faith: The Art of Leonard Baskin. Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Exhibition of the work of Leonard Baskin, an acclaimed 20th century sculptor, printmaker and book illustrator known for his uncompromising moral and aesthetic stance. Free admission. Website: www.gtu.edu/library or phone (510) 649-2420.

Sunday, June 5
Concert: “A Sizzling Synergy of Sound.” 6 p.m. at St. David of Wales Church, 5641 Esmond Ave., Richmond. Anakron Ensemble. Violinist Zachary Carrettin, pianist-composer Raymond Granlund, contrabassist David Jay Murray, combine forces in an evening of exhiliarating and expressive new music, influenced by tango, salsa, classical, and jazz. Donations: $5/person, $10/family. (510) 237-1531, davidofwales@juno.com.

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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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Saturday, May 14
Ending Poverty Walk Around Lake Merritt. 8:30 – 9 a.m., registration at corner of Grand Ave. and Harrison St. in Oakland (parking lot of the future site of the Cathedral of Christ the Light). 9:30 a.m. departure. Flat donation and/or pledges. Sponsored by Catholic Charities of the East Bay. Call Doren, (510) 768-3196 to participate.

Saturday, May 20
Habitat for Humanity. Houses are at 10th and Union streets in Oakland. Participate in building houses, making lunches, or contributing financially to sponsor a builder. Information: (510) 251-6304, x311; volunteer@eastbayhabitat.org; or http://eastbayhabitat.org/volunteer.
Next Voice: May 23. Send submissions, by May 12 to Carrie McClish, 3014 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, 94610; phone: (510) 419-1074; fax: (510) 893-4734; e-mail: cmcclish@oakdiocese.org.

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