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 June 6, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 11Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

The Outsiders are In
Artist Jerrold Turner’s painting, “Oyster Shack,” will be featured along with more than 100 recent works in the exhibition, “Living Color: Inside the Outsiders,” at the Hearst Art Galley of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, beginning June 18. The Outsiders are Northern California’s premier group of plein-air painters. Location: St. Mary’s Road in Moraga, Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Information: (926) 631-4379 or www.stmarys-ca.edu.


Tuesdays, June 7, 14
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.”

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. Registration $20 at the door. Information: Chris,onespirit@chrickie.com or (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.

Wednesday, June 29
Annual Mass of the Sacred Heart for Members of the Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society. 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, 1500 34th Ave., Oakland. Grand Chaplain Father Paul Devine, officiating. Lunch will follow Mass at Pier 29 (restaurant) in Oakland. Individuals attending will pick their choice from the regular menu. Reservations: Delia Dias, (510) 521-2226

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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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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
Fueling The Fire of Your Flame. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Victoria S. MacDonald, former program administrator at San Damino, will help participants explore ways to “turn up the flame” of love for God, themselves and one another at this retreat for young adults. Pre-registration required. $170/$140. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141, ext. 306; website: 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.

July 1 – 3
OPPS! I Forgot God’s in Charge! At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Join St. Clare Sister Briegeen Moore for this retreat for those who are on the journey of recovery. Focus will be on the need to “let go and let God” on a regular basis and more. Pre-registration required. $185/$155. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141, ext. 306; website: www.sandamiano.org.

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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.

Thursday, June 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.

June 9, 16
Sagrada Summer Series. 7 p.m. at 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. June 9: Inciting Hope: A Commentary with Byron Williams, pastor and syndicated columnist; June 16: Seven Stages of the Progress of the Soul and the Baha’I Faith with Tuli Rode, consultative educator and co-founder Native Intelligence. Information: www.sagrada.comor (510) 653-7196.

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.

Tuesday, June 14
Catholics@Work. 6:45 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. 6:15 a.m. Mass at the same location. Noel Irwin Hentschel, chair, CEO and co-founder of AmericanTours International (ATI), will discuss how Mother Teresa inspired her commitment to service. She founded The Noel Foundation “to help those who cannot help themselves” with a focus on the homeless and mentally ill, and abandoned or endangered children. Cost: $20 for members, $27 non-members. (925) 389-0704 or www.catholicsatwork.org.

East Bay Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. happy hour, 7:30 p.m. speaker at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. . 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.

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Wednesday, June 8
Covenant House California – 6th Anniversary Celebration. 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The Oakland Zoo, Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Commemoration of six years of community service to homeless and at-risk youth in the East Bay area and to honor community leaders actively involved in saving young lives. Honorees: Adonal Foyle, NBA center, Golden State Warriors; Valero Refining Company, California; Lt. Paul Berlin, Oakland Police Department. Information: (510) 625-7800, ext. 403; website: www.covdove.org.

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.

June 20, 21, 22
The 117th Grand Council Convention of the Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society. At the Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Grand Chaplain Father Paul Devine will preside at Mass on June 21 and 23. He will also give the blessing at the banquet on June 21. Banquet speaker: Arnie Cohen of The Carousel Fund, Petaluma. Cohen and his wife, Susan, help children with catastrophic illness. St. James Youth Singers of Santa Rosa will entertain. Information: Eleanore Abel, (510) 724-6430.

Saturday, June 25
The Meridians of St. Leanders – 4th Summer Sports Collector Show. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Leander’s Ryan-O’Connell Church Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave, San Leandro. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia (1880-2005) will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit St. Leander Parish and local charities. Door prizes will be given away. Admission: $2; free for those under 5 or over 65. Contact: Mark, (510) 538-6245.


June 14, 28
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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support groups

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.

Tuesday, 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.

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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.

June 18
Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Suggested offering: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 14 and under. Information: (510) 887-4311 or website www.ggbc.org.

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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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: $1000 ($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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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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