seeker Sister Helen Prejean, author of the best-selling
book “Dead Man Walking,” will participate at the annual
Sophia Summer Institute July 7 – 10 at Holy Names University,
3500 Mountain Blvd. in Oakland. Sister Prejean will present a program
based on her recent book, “Death of Innocents.” Others
scheduled to appear at the Institute, entitled “Envision an
Engaged Cosmology,” are Father Jim Conlon, professor and director
of the Sophia Center, and Brian Swimme, who teaches in the Sophia
program. Information: 1-800-794-8813 or (510) 436-1046.
Tuesday, June 21 Faith in a Cure Prayer Service. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph
Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. An interfaith service to remember
and honor those who have died from, survived, or are currently battling
cancer. Information: Jo, (510) 521-0247 or Dawn, (510) 522-1052.
Tuesdays, June 21, 28 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.”
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)
Friday, June 24 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.
Attention, Cursillistas, an Ultreya! 7:30 – 9 p.m.
at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Information: Carl,
June 27 – 29 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Triduum. 8 and 10 a.m. at
St. Anne Church, 1600 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. The triduum will
consist of Mass, homily and Devotion prayers. The Devotion centers around
the miraculous picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Help said to have been
the cause of miraculous cures and of many personal favors granted.
Saturday, July 2 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.
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. Information, (510) 412-PERPETUAL.
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.
Saturday, July 9 Day of Retreat with Father Michael Barry, SSCC. 10 a.m.
- 4 p.m. At St. Paul Parish Hall, 1845 Church Lane in San Pablo. Father
Barry is provincial of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus
and Mary and has been involved in the Charismatic Renewal for many years.
Pre-registration is required. To register, mail a check for $25 per person
to the Divine Mercy Foundation, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Information by phone: (510) 412-4715; fax: (510) 412-3537; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 10 – 15
Five-Day Silent Contemplative Waiting, Watching and Witnessing for God
with Father Dan Riley, OFM. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Focus
on the simple daily practices of contemplative living, includes a “hermit”
day in which participants will be encouraged to enter into a deeper silence.
$325/$250. Information: Lorraine, (925) 837-9141, ext. 306.
July 25 – 27
Scripture Retreat, Focusing on Gospel of Matthew with Father Tom Bonacci,
CP. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. This is a retreat for healing,
reconciliation, and the peaceful practice of hope. $185/$155. Information:
Lorraine, (925) 837-9141, ext. 306.
July 29 – 31
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. In the Sonoma Wine Country. Sponsored
by After The Choice, the Oakland Diocese’s post-abortion outreach,
the retreat includes sharing of stories, Scripture-based spiritual exercises,
Sacraments, and a memorial service. Inquiries and participation are strictly
confidential. Cost: $150 per person, $200 per couple. Financial assistance
available. For a complete information packet, phone (510) 267-8335 or
e-mail Monika at Mrodman@oakdiocese.org.
June 23, 30, July 7 Sagrada Summer Series. 7 p.m. at 4926 Telegraph Ave.,
Oakland. June 23: Celebrate Summer Solstice with Luisa Teish, writer,
ritual artist and Yoruba princess; June 30: Sacred Threshold, “Who
would we be if we weren’t afraid?” with Paula D’Arcy,
author; July 7: “Howard Thurman: A Mystic for Our Times,”
with Rev. Dorsey Blake, Church for the Fellowship of All People. Information:
www.sagrada.comor (510) 653-7196.
Thursday, June 30 United Nations Day in Support of Torture Victims. 6 –
8 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall, Mayor’s Conference Room. Amnesty
International and Survivor’s International presents a reception
featuring stories of survival and hope from torture survivors Sister Dianna
Ortiz and Emmy Gabriela Aviles Breton and Holocaust survivor Gloria Hollander
Lyon. Other speakers include Eric Stover, director of the Human Rights
Center at UC Berkeley and Congressman Tom Lantos. $50 minimum suggested
donation. RSVP by phone: (415) 291-9233 ext. 200 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Information: Liz Wood, (415) 291-9233, ext. 213.
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.
Saturday, July 15 Newman Boomers Monthly Dinner. 6:15 at King Yen Restaurant,
2995 College Ave., Berkeley. Join our social group – composed of
single baby boomers in their 40s and 50s – for a lively meal. Reservation
deadline: July 12. Call John, (510) 669-9339 or Mary, (510) 912-1823 for
reservations or questions. To get on free event mailing list, send name,
phone number, and e-mail address to newmanboomers@yahoolcom.
Thursday, Aug. 11 16th Annual Salad Bar Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St.
Joseph Church Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $7 donation includes
lunch and two bingo cards. Mail request for tickets to: Eleanor Chesterman,
766 Emerson Ct., Fremont, CA 94539 or phone: (510) 657-2758. Make checks
payable to: CDA CT. #1508. Pre-paid tickets may be picked up at the door.
Sponsored by the Court Father Francisco de Lasuen, No. 1508, Catholic
Daughters of the Americas, Mission San Jose. Proceeds go to the Court’s
June 20 – Aug. 14 Living Color: Inside the Outsiders. At the Hearst Art
Gallery of St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga.
Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. Featuring more than
100 recent works by the Outsiders, Northern California’s premier
group of plein-air painters. These painters trace their artistic roots
back to a group of early 20th century modernists known as the Society
of Six: Selden Gile, Maurice Logan, Louis Siegriest, August Gay, Bernard
von Eichman and William Clapp. Sarah Beserra will offer present a slide-talk
on the history of the plein-air movement in California art on July 23;
$5 general, includes reception admission; free to members. Information:
(925) 631-4069. Website: http://gallery.stmarys-ca.edu.
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.
June 26, July 17, Sept.
10 St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, 50th Anniversary Celebration.
At 16290 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. June 26: Mass of Recognition of
former pastors, staff, teachers and longtime members. 10:30 a.m. July
17: 50th Anniversary Mass, 10:30 a.m.; Sept. 10: Alumni School Reunion
Dinner, Sponsored by the YMI. Dinner to be catered. Contact Mark Edmund,
(510) 278-4322 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact deadline is Aug. 31.
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.
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 form 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tournament will benefit the St. Anne Parish Building Fund.