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 July 4, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 13Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

What Matthew said
Passionist Father Tom Bonacci, who has conducted hundreds of Scripture study programs throughout the country, will present a Scripture Retreat focusing on the Gospel of Matthew July 25-27 at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. This is a retreat for healing, reconciliation, and the peaceful practice of hope. Cost: $185/$155. Information: Lorraine, (925) 9141, ext. 306.


Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
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.

Monday, July 18
Mass of Remembrance. 7 p.m. at St. Michael Church, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Gather with others to remember and pray for loved ones who have died. Information: Barbara, (925) 455-0944.

Saturday, August 6
Rosary For Peace. 4 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. Pray to bring about a

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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. Information, (510) 412-PERPETUAL.

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July 7, 14
Violence in the Bible Series. 7 – 9 p.m. in Religion Resources Center at St. Perpetua Church 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Presented by Gina Hens-Piazza. July 7: Resisting the Narrator, Attending to Minor Characters, Becoming Non-Violent Readers of the Bible, July 14: “Learning to Curse” – Praying the Psalms in Response to Violence. Information: Christoph Nauer, (925) 282-0272, ext. 203 or chnauer@stperpetua.org.

Saturday, July 9
A Day of Retreat with Father Michael Barry, SSCC. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Paul Parish Hall, 1845 Church Lane, San Pablo. Pre-registration is required. Registration fee: $25 per person. Information: (510) 412-4715 (phone), (510) 412-3537 (fax), divinemercyfdtn@peoplepc.com (e-mail).

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 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: (510) 267-8335 or Mrodman@oakdiocese.org.

Sept. 16 – 18
Charismatic Healing Retreat. At Villa Maria del Mar Retreat House in Santa Cruz. A Weekend of Deep Healing with Linda Schubert, author and retreat director, and Santiago Salaices, pastoral counselor. $255 single occupancy/$235 double occupancy. Full payment due Aug. 1. Information: Linda, (408) 734-8663 or Linda@linda-schubert.com.

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Thursday, July 7
Sagrada Summer Series. 7 p.m. at 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. “Howard Thurman: A Mystic for Our Times,” with Rev. Dorsey Blake, Church for the Fellowship of All People. Information: www.sagrada.com or (510) 653-7196.

Saturday, July 16
Introduction to Christian Meditation. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hesed Community, 3745 Elston Ave., Oakland. Information: (510) 482-5573.

Friday, July 22
Who is St. Mary Magdalene? 7:15 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Hall, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. What difference has this saint made in your life? What gifts does she offer modern day Christians. Join Dominican Sister Patricia Bruno for an evening of study, prayer and discussion. Participants should bring a Bible, curiosity and contemplative spirit. (925) 682-2486.

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Saturday, July 9
Fil-American Friendship Night. At St. Callistus Parish Hall, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. Begins with 5:15 p.m. Mass, dinner at 7 p.m. with no-host bar. Music by Fil-Am Mobile DJ. Come in native attire. $25 donation for 13-year-olds and older. Tickets: (510) 223-1153 or Rosario at (510) 223-1779.

Saturday, July 16
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner. 6 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 1313 Contra Loma St. in Antioch. $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12 and seniors over 65. Each person who brings in a can of food for the food pantry will receive two raffle tickets. The cost of the adult and senior dinner will include a door prize ticket. A fundraiser for the Corazon project to build a home in Mexico in one day. Door prize (Sony home theater system), raffles. Sponsored by the St. Ignatius Church Corazon Ministry and Knights of Columbus Council 12587. Information: (925) 706-7262 (leave a message) or e-mail at peter-gutierrez@sbcglobal.net.

Newman Boomers Monthly Dinner. 6:15 p.m. 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.

Saturday, July 23
Salsa Dance Night. At St. Lawrence O’Toole-St. Cyril Parish Gym, 3725 High St., Oakland. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Salsa lessons from 8-9 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to music provided by DJ Sky. $8 per person at door. All proceeds benefit St. Lawrence-St. Cyril Capital Improvement Fund.

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 charities.

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support groups

July 12, 26
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.

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25
Partner Loss Grief Support Group. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Location is convenient to BART. Facilitated by Sutter VNA and Hospice in San Leandro. Group is small and on a donation basis. May be postponed to the fall if there is not enough interest in the summer. Information: Barbara Gordon, (510) 450-8867.

July 7 – Aug. 25
Daughters Grieving Their Mothers. 7 – 9 p.m. Location is convenient to BART. Facilitated by Sutter VNA and Hospice in San Leandro. Eight-week group is small and on a donation basis. May be postponed to the fall if there is not enough interest in the summer. Information: Barbara Gordon, (510) 450-8867.

Monday, August 1
Friends for Life: A Cancer Support Group. 7 – 9 p.m. in Walnut Creek-Pleasant Hill area. A Christ-centered support group that is open to all faiths. Contact: Joy or Gale at (925) 939-0122 or (925) 685-0842.

Wednesday, August 3
Divorced/Separated Support Group. 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Sponsored by the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, this group will continue every other week through August and September. In October the parish will again offer its 10-week intensive Divorced-Separated Workshop. Information: Karen Laible, (925) 484-5020.

Saturday, Aug. 6
Monthly Support Group for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Information: (510) 267-8373.

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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.

Through 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.

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July 10, Sept. 4
St. Benedict Parish. 75th Anniversary. July 10: Parish Picnic. Immediately following the 10 a.m. Mass. (Mass will be celebrated at the park site.) At Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park on Doolittle Drive in Oakland. Information: (510) 760-5508 or (510) 632-1847. Sept. 4: Anniversary Mass. 11 a.m. at 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. Bishop Allen Vigneron to preside.

July 10, Aug. 6, Oct. 2
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 50th Celebrates 50 Great Years! July 10: parish picnic at Pleasant Hill Park, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus; Aug. 6: Tastes of St. Francis, multicultural dinner and musical program by Father Mark Wiesner and Co.; Oct. 2: Mass of Celebration, 11 a.m. at 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. Bishop Allen Vigneron will preside. Information: (925) 682-5447.
July 17, Sept. 10

St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, 50th Anniversary Celebration. At 16290 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. 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 medmund@orcousa.com. Contact deadline is Aug. 31.

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