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 May 23, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 11Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Journeys of faith
Anne Lamott, best-selling author of “Bird By Bird, Traveling Mercies” and the recently released “Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith,” will take part in a book reading and discussion June 5 at 485 Ellita Ave. near Oakland’s Lake Merritt. The event, the 10th Annual Afternoon in the Garden, is a fundraiser benefiting the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Southwest and includes a raffle and silent auction. A variety of desserts and refreshments will be served. $50 donation per person. RSVP: (415) 522-1599 or www.jesuitvolunteers.org.
Storyteller at work
Author and artist Michael O’Brien, known for his acclaimed fiction series, “The Children of the Last Days,” will be speaking and answering questions about his work June 2 at St. Mary’s Gym, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., in Walnut Creek, at 7:30 p.m. A $10 per person donation is requested. The St. Mary’s Council of the Knights of Columbus of Walnut Creek is sponsoring the event. For more information, contact David Zarri, (925) 686-9277.


Tuesdays, May 24, 31
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.

Friday, May 27
Healing of the Family Tree. 7 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Teaching and Mass with Father Michael Barry, provincial for the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Information: (510) 523-1185.

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.

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day Mass. 11 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. All are welcome to honor and remember all who have lost their lives in America’s wars. Music will be provided by Therese Dennis and the Golden Gate Boys Choir. There will be a display by the Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Saturday, June 4
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. Every first Saturday.

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.

Wednesday, June 15
Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Information, Miguel Lopez, (510) 533-9950.

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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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 www.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 2 – 5
There’s No Place Like Home: A Retreat for Men. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. Rev. David Keller, the former Steward of the Episcopal House of Prayer at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN, will lead this retreat which will offer opportunities for men to discern and discuss what the term, ‘home’ means in their lives. Participants will explore how their understanding of home life influences their lives away from home. Cost. $250. Nonrefundable deposit of $50. Information: (650) 340-7454 or www.mercy-center.org.

June 3 – 5
Grief Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. “From Sorrow to Serenity” with Carol Kaplan, MFT. This retreat will help participants to release grief in safe surroundings to move toward peace. Call Lorraine: (925) 837-9141; www.sandamiano.org.

Living the Beatitudes Today. At Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Toinette Eugene, a spiritual director who also ministers to the African American Catholic community of the Oakland Diocese, will examine the meaning of the Beatitudes in today’s world. $170 single; $150 shared. Scholarship information is available. Information: (650) 325-5614.

June 13 – 19
Who Touched Me? Luke 8:45. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. A six-day individually directed Ignatian Retreat focusing on Jesus and his healing encounters with people in the Gospels and in people’s lives today. Facilitators: Marilyn Granucci, an adjunct staff member at Mercy Center, and Mercy Sister Lorita Moffatt, a spiritual director experienced in the formation of spiritual directors and directing the Spiritual Exercises. Cost: $575. Information: (650) 340-7454 or www.mercy-center.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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Monday, May 23
Web Sites on Aging. 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Home, 2361 East 29th St., Oakland. Diane Driver, academic coordinator for the Resource Center on Aging at UC Berkeley, will provide information for families and professionals caring for elders about resources found on the Internet. Free and open to the public. To RSVP: (510) 534-3637.

May 31, June 14
East Bay Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. happy hour, 7:30 p.m. speaker at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. May 31: “Christian Themes in Rock Music,” Lisa Fullam. June 14: “The Gospel of Mark: A Fresh Look,” Sharon Chipman. Sponsored by St. Leo Parish in Oakland and the Kerry House. Information: www.churchofstleothegreat.org.

May 26, June 2, 9
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.

June 2, 9
Sagrada Summer Series. 7 p.m. at 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. June 2: What the Body Wants, spoken word by Destiny Arts Youth Performers followed by Cynthia Winton-Henry, co-founder of InterPlay; June 9: Inciting Hope: A Commentary with Byron Williams, pastor and syndicated columnist. Information: www.sagrada.comor (510) 653-7196.

Friday, June 3
First Friday at St. Joseph the Worker. 7:30 p.m. at 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Panel discussion: Speaking Out Against the War Machine, includes Cindy Sheehan, mother of Casey Sheehan, killed in Iraq and founder of Goldstar Families for Peace, and Donna Foley of Pax Christi. Free admission. Information: (510) 482-1062.

Saturday, June 4
Church Latin Classes for Adult Beginners. 11 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior, Oakland. Chant and grammar made accessible. All are welcome to attend an informational meeting and register for these summer classes on June 4 in the parish hall. Refreshments too. Instruction begins in earnest June 11. Information: Rebecca O’Hare,latinforall@sbcglobal.net or (510) 482-0650.

Tuesday, June 7
Catholic Campaign to End the Death Penalty. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Discussion of latest statement and actions proposed by the U.S. Catholic bishops with Terry McCaffery. (510) 624-4583.

June 11, 13, 15
Lector Workshops. June 11: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Church, 1101 Keaveny Court in Walnut Creek; June 13: 7 – 9 p.m. at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St. in Hayward; June 15: 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 837 Tennent Ave. in Pinole. A workshop for parish lectors by Sally T. Gomez-Kelly. Information: view flyer posted at www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral/Liturgy.

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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.

Thursday, June 2
Newman Boomers Monthly Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Newman Hall Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Join our social group – composed of single baby boomers in their 40s and 50s – for a discussion of “The Holy Longing” by Ronald Rolheiser. Call John, (510) 669-9339 for more information. To get on free event mailing list, send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to the newmanboomers@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 4
All Saints YLI #166 Walk-A-Thon. 9 a.m. meet at Redwood Shorelines, off Jackson near San Mateo Bridge, Hayward. Pledges welcomed! Information: Sue, (510) 581-1599. Funds for charitable causes.

Berkeley Farmers’ Markets Second Annual Family Fun Festival. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park, Center Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Includes on-stage performances by Maggie The Clown (formerly of Ringling Brothers Circus), Kids On The Block Puppet Show, and others, hands-on activities, and informational booths. Free and open to the public. Information: (510) 548-333, www.ecologycenter.org.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner. 5 p.m. at St. Michael Parish Hall, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Sponsored by The Mother Teresa of Calcutta Squires Circle. $6 per person or $19 per family. Ticket information: Tony Lucero, (925) 443-3573 or Michael Valent, (925) 455-9420.

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.

Saturday, June 18
Newman Boomers Monthly Dinner. 6:15 p.m. at Becketts of Berkeley, 2271 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Join our social group – composed of single baby boomers in their 40s and 50s – for a lively meal. Reservation deadline: June 15. Call John at (510) 669-9339 or Mary, (510) 912-1823 for reservations, questions. To get on our free event mailing list, send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to newmanboomers@yahoo.com.

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support groups

May 24, June 14
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.

Monday, June 6
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, 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.

Monday, June 6
Girls’ Choirs in Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco. Featuring: Georgia Regional Girls Choir of Atlanta, Piedmont Ancora Choir, and Blair Choir of Nashville. Free admission. Information: Tracy Phelps, (800) 331-8579.

Aug. 3 – 13
Golden Gate Boys Choir School Summer Camp. At the Oakland Diocesan Youth Retreat Center in Lafayette. Resident and day campers are both welcome. Camp program includes vocal/choral music instruction, bells, chimes, Orff instruments. Afternoon sports and arts and crafts program, and evening camp events are included. Parents Day Concert and luncheon on the final day, Aug. 13. Information: (510) 887-4311, or visit the webpage: www.ggbc.org.

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Daily Eucharistic Adoration

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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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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young adults

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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golf tournaments

Monday, June 27
Todos Santos Knights of Columbus Celebrity Golf Classic. Noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start at Diablo Creek Golf Course, 4050 Port Chicago Highway, Concord. Donation to participate: $150 per golfer. Total package includes green fees, golf cart, gift bag, prizes, lunch and award banquet. Limited to a maximum of 144 golfers. Ladies are invited to play. Registration closing date: June 15. Proceeds to benefit earthquake retrofitting and renovation of Queen of All Saints Church in Concord. To sign up or become a sponsor, contact Tom Tancredy, (925) 228-5445.

Saturday, July 23
6th Annual St. Anne Parish Golf Tournament. At Skywest Golf Course in Hayward. Participants may sign up as a single golfer or organize a foursome. Registration forms are available at the parish office or from the parish website: www.rc.net/oakland/saintanne. Cost: $100 ($110 after July 4). Information: Peter Petit, (510) 471-5261 or peterpetit@aol.com. The tournament will benefit the St. Anne Parish Building Fund.

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