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 September 5, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 15Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Debunking ‘Da Vinci Code’
Carl E. Olson, co-author of “The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code,” will speak at the Catholics@Work breakfast event on Sept. 13 at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. In his book Olson, editor of the online magazine IgnatiusInsight.com, tackles a number of difficult issues about the early Church that surround Dan Brown’s best-selling novel. Full buffet breakfast starts at 6:45 a.m. Mass is offered at 6:15 a.m. at the same location. Cost is $20 for members; $27 for non-members. To register: www.catholicsatwork.org/EventDesc.aspx.



Sept. 5, 7, 12, 14

Eucharistic Adoration. 12:45 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Every Monday and Wednesday.

Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20
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.

Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
Light of the World Charismatic Prayer Group. 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 1145 Gilman St., Berkeley. Join with others to praise, pray and sing joyfully to the Lord. Personal healing prayers available. Joan, (510) 524-9563.

Sunday, Sept. 18
Noll Institute YLI Quarterly Communion. 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Brunch to follow at Baker’s Square on Hesperian Blvd. in San Leandro. Reservations: Carmel M. Jurasin, (510) 785-4430.

Monday, Sept. 19
Healing Mass with Father Richard McAlear, OMI. 7:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Father McAlear is director of renewal for the Oblates of Mary.

Sept. 23, Oct. 1
Life in the Spirit Seminar. At St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Sept. 23: 7:30 p.m., introductory evening; Oct. 1: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bring a bag lunch. All are welcome. Gaye, (510) 828-1945.

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Eucharistic Adoration in Commemoration of the Closing of the Year of the Eucharist. 5 – 10 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Every Saturday in October.

Friday, Oct. 7
4th Annual Respect Life Candlelight Living Rosary. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 37891 2nd St., Fremont. Sponsored by the Respect Life committees of Corpus Christi, Holy Spirit and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes. Call before Sept. 30 to participate as a standing candle holder/intention reader (minimum age: 14). Otherwise, no reservation is necessary; no age limit for participation in the prayers. Refreshments to follow. Carol Zilli, (510) 793-6575 or czilli@aol.com

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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. Linda, (408) 734-8663 orLinda@linda-schubert.com.

Their Eyes Were Opened and They Recognized Him … Women’s Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Sponsored by the Women’s Christian Fellowship group at St. Bonaventure Parish in Concord. Directed by Oblate Father Richard McAlear. Cost per person: $200 single/$170 double, for lodging, meals, and materials. Martha, (925) 825-9080.

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Wednesday, Sept. 7
The Bishop’s Annual Public Policy Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Santa Maria Church, 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. Keynote speaker Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, will discuss “Who Cares for the Poor? The Role of Government and the Faith Community in Serving the Common Good.” A panel of faith- and community-based representatives will provide local perspectives on the topic. Limited seating. RSVP: Akili Harrison at (510) 768-3137 or akili@cceb.org.

Saturday, Sept. 10
JustFaith Workshop. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road in Concord. Jack Jezreel, JustFaith founder, will discuss Christian social justice teaching and will challenge and inspire attendees to live according to the Gospel. Of particular interest to those thinking of starting a JustFaith grouping their parish. $10 donation per person will be requested. Bring a sandwich; a community soup will be provided. Tom Stucker, (510) 604-8391 or Stucker_T@msn.com.

Culture on the Vine. 7 p.m., LeFevre Theatre, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. A multi-media presentation on the pairing of wine and art since ancient times by Burke Owens, associate curator of wine at COPIA (the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in the Napa Valley). Also tour of the Hearst Art Gallery exhibit, “Pressing Matters: 500 Years of Wine in Art” and wine tasting. Tickets: $20 general public, $19 seniors, $10 students. (925) 631-4670, website:www.stmarys-ca.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
In the Footsteps of the Martyrs. 7:30 p.m. at the Maryknoll Center, 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. Deacon Dick Folger recounts his experience earlier this year in Guatemala and El Salvador retracing the footsteps of the Central American martyrs, including Archbishop Oscar Romero. RSVP: (510) 276-5021 or mdulka@maryknoll.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
A Conversation with Isabel Allende. 5:30 p.m. at USF Lone Mountain Campus, 2800 Turk Blvd., Room 148, San Francisco. The acclaimed author of “Zorro” and “Forest of Pygmies” will be interviewed. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended. (415) 422-6828.

Sept. 15, 22, 29
Franciscan Vision Lecture Series. 4 – 5 p.m. at the Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. Sept. 15: “The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition and the Role of the Holy Spirit,” Kenan Osborne, OFM, professor emeritus in systematic theology; Sept. 22: “Why Study Bonaventure?”, Thomas Herbst, OFM, lecturer in Church history; Sept. 29: “Mission from a Franciscan Perspective,” Ramona Miller, OSF, director of spiritual formation. Free and open to all. Bill Schulz, (510) 848-5232 or bschulz@fst.edu.

Friday, Sept. 16
Save Stan “Tookie” Williams. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. The Father Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee will host Barbara Becnel who will present “Redemption – The Stan ‘Tookie’ Williams Story” that details Williams’ transformation from Crips lead gangbanger to anti-gang activist. Becnel, executive director of Neighborhood House of North Richmond, will discuss the current status of Williams who is awaiting execution on death row. Admission: free will donation to the “Save Tookie Fund.” (510) 482-1062.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
East Bay Theology on Tap Sixth Speaker Series. At Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Happy hour starts at 7 p.m., speakers at 7:30 p.m. Maurice Monette will present, “Beginning Enneagram: Growing Spirituality.” While Theology on Tap is usually geared towards 20 – 30 year olds, this speaker series welcomes all ages. Future dates: Oct. 4 and 18; Nov. 1, 15, and 29.

Sept. 22 – 25
NACDLGM’s Annual Conference. At the San Jose Hilton, 300 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. Twelfth annual conference of the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries will offer three days of speakers, workshops, worship and networking around Catholic ministry with gay and lesbian people and their families. (510) 849-8281;office@nacdlgm.org; www.nacdlgm.org.

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Thursday, Sept. 8
Italian Catholic Federation, Br. #223 Ravioli Dinner. 6:15 p.m. no-host cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, at St. Theresa’s Hall, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. $14 for adults, $7 for children 7-12 years. Limited seating. Reservations: (510) 451-0608.

Saturday, Sept. 10
51st Annual St. Leander Parish and School Festival. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on the school grounds across from the church. Includes commemoration of the 125th year anniversary of St. Mary’s/St. Leander School with memorabilia and the guest return of Sister Stella who began teaching there almost 50 years ago. Over 30 food and game booths; live entertainment. A pancake breakfast on Sept. 11, 7:30 – 11 a.m. at Ryan-O’Connell Hall, will conclude the festivities.

The Red and Black Ball. 8 p.m. – midnight at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. An elegant evening featuring three musical venues, dancing, culinary treats and specialty bars. Black tie is optional, red and black attire requested. Adults only. Proceeds benefit the Salesian High School Tuition Assistance Fund. Tickets: $75. Discounts available for parties of 10 or more and guests under 30 years old. Tickets/ information: Lynn Wade, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1002 orlwade@salesian.com.

Sept. 10 – 11
Olivewood Carvings Exhibition. At Santa Maria Church, 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. Sept. 10: prior to and after the 5 p.m. liturgy; Sept. 11: before and after the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. liturgies. The Bethlehem Christian Families’ organization will exhibit a collection of exquisite olivewood carvings from the Holy Land. The exhibit will feature biblical characters, Christmas crèches, and other carvings. Items will be available for purchase.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Noll Institute 113 Young Ladies Institute Annual Outdoor Barbecue. At 5687 Coldwater Dr. in Castro Valley. Liquid refreshments, buffet, and raffle prizes. $10 per person. Margaret Roth, (925) 932-2094.

Sept. 16, 17
Bay Area Crisis Nursery 2005 Yard Sale. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1510 Mendocino Dr., Concord. Proceeds go to help BACN keep children safe when their families are in crisis. (925) 685-6633.

Sept. 16, 17, 18
All Saints Parish Annual Fiesta. In the parking lot at All Saints School, 22870 Second St., Hayward. Sept. 16: 6 – 10 p.m.; Sept. 17: 12 – 10 p.m.; Sept. 18: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Games, food, including Mexican dinner on Sept. 17, and entertainment.

Sept. 17– 18
St. John’s Festival – “Hawaiian Getaway.” At 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Sept. 17: noon – 9 p.m. Dinner will be served 5 – 7 p.m. Sept. 18: noon – 6 p.m. Dinner will be served 3 – 6 p.m. Food, games and entertainment for all ages. (510) 351-5050.

Palmdale Spectacular VIII – Fabulous Silent and Live Auction. At the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Sept. 17: auction preview, 1 – 4 p.m. and liturgy at 4:30 p.m.; Sept. 18: 1 – 5 p.m. Proceeds to support the ministries of the Holy Family Sisters. Linda Micciche, (510) 624-4581.

St. John the Baptist Parish Festival. At 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Sept. 17: 6 p.m., complete buffet dinner for $25 ($30 after Sept. 12). Children under 12 half price. Sept. 18: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. international food booths, kids’ carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, country store, etc. (510) 232-5659.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Celebrate New Life. 7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Parish Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Annual baby shower and meeting of the Women of St. Joseph that benefits St. Rose Hospital in Hayward and Pregnancy Choices, which both serve needy families. Bring a small, unwrapped gift to the meeting. Laura Dauzat, (510) 793-9528.

Saturday, Sept. 24
Second Annual Shoreline Stroll Walkathon. 9 a.m. at International Maritime Center, 4001 7th St., Berth 40 at the Port of Oakland. Registration at 8 a.m. $75 entry fee waived for participants who obtain pledges for donations on a per-mile basis that total $75 or more. All entrants will receive t-shirts, hot dogs and sodas. Drawing for door prizes. Korean-style BBQ lunch at 11:30 a.m.; tickets $15 per person. Sponsored by the Apostleship of the Sea, Catholic ministry to seafarers and maritime workers. (510) 839-2226;info@sfbayfarer.org or: www.sfbayfarer.org.

The Oakland Diocesan Council of Catholic Women “Woman of the Year Awards.” At St. Paschal Baylon Parish, 3700 Dorisa Ave., Oakland. Registration at 9 a.m., Mass at 10 a.m. Bishop Allen Vigneron will preside. Lunch is followed by the awards presentation. Pre-paid registrations: $18 per person. Shirley Minnette, (510) 569-2230 or Kay Horsell, (925) 829-0949.

School of the Madeleine Fall Festival. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1225 Milvia Ave., Berkeley. Live entertainment from the “Blue Sky Band” and the “MAD School Band.” Games for children of all ages. Farmer’s Market, espresso bar and more. (510) 526-4744.

Oktoberfest Family Festival. Noon to 9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Festival games, raffle, silent and live auctions and live music by the Edelweiss German Band from 5 – 9 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase is required for the savory German dinner (5 – 7:30 p.m.) prepared by Sigi’s Catering; tickets are $17.50; to order (925) 447-5228 or (925) 449-4372. Hot dog meal: $5.

St. Clement Parish Annual German Fest. 6:30 p.m. at 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Featuring German and American dishes with dancing and entertainment. Donation:$30. Tickets: (510) 582-7282.

Sept. 24 – 25
Our Lady of Grace 2005 Fall Festival. Sept. 24: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sept. 25: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Includes live entertainment, a Sunday night pasta dinner by Miraglia’s Catering, and a Sunday morning pancake breakfast. Admission and parking is free. (510) 537-0806 or www.olgfestival.com.

Oct. 1 – 2
St. Mark’s Festival. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at St. Mark Parish, 159 Harbour Way, Richmond. Music, entertainment, ethnic food, etc. (510) 234-5886.

Oct. 7, 8, 9
23rd Annual St. Raymond Festival – Oktoberfest Celebration. St. Raymond Church and School grounds, 11155 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Oct. 7 and 8: 6 – 10 p.m.; Oct. 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Highlights include a comedy hypnosis show, haunted house, “dessert extravaganza” from local vendors, silent auction, and a “Fear Factor” event on Oct. 7.

Sunday, Oct. 9
Our Lady of Mercy Parish Annual BBQ. Noon in the parish hall, 301 West Richmond, Ave., Point Richmond. Tickets: $15 at the door. Choice of steak or chicken. Raffle, door prizes.

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support groups

Sept. 13, 27
Breast Cancer Prayer and Support Group. 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Room B, Pleasanton. Second and fourth Tuesdays. Mary Merucci, (925) 846-8436; Donna Carlson, (925) 461-8411; or Helen Wirtenson, (925) 462-3798.

Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa (CDWS). 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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Through Oct. 16
Pressing Matters: 500 Years of Wine in Art from the Sterling Vineyards Collection. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College in Moraga. $2 donation. Members free. Free parking. (925) 631-4379.

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Thursday, Oct. 6
Holy Names High School, Oakland. 75th Anniversary in the Oakland Hills. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner at Scott’s Restaurant in Oakland. Emceed by HNHS alum Debbie DeCoudreaux (’69) who recently starred in San Francisco’s production of Teatro Zinzanni. Tickets: (510) 450-1110, ext. 112 or 118.

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Saturday, Sept. 10
Salesian High School Class Reunions. Classes of 1975, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, and ’00. 6 – 8 p.m. at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Join classmates for an elegant, catered dinner. $75 ticket includes admittance to The Red & Black Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight. Discounts available for parties of 10 or more and guests under 30 years old. Tickets: Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com.

Saturday, Oct. 15
St. Elizabeth High School, Class of 1970.
At the Crown Plaza in Pleasanton. Classes of 1969 and 1971 are also invited to attend. Contacts: Con Clifford, (510) 247-1098 or Nancy Garcia, (510) 436-8198.

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Saturday, Sept. 10
1st Annual St. Anne Parish Golf Tournament. At Bethel Island Golf Course. Scramble format. Participants may sign up as a single or foursome. Registration of $125 includes golf with cart, tee package, dinner and awards. Tournament will benefit St. Anne Campus Building Fund. Cal Buckles, (925) 634-2009 or Larry Green, (925) 516-9525.

Saturday, Sept. 17
2nd Annual St. Lawrence O’Toole-St. Cyril Parish Golf Tournament. At Chick Corica Golf Complex in Alameda. $90 per person fee includes green fees, cart, BBQ meal, and gifts. There will be tee prizes, contests, a raffle and more. Parish, (510) 530-0761 or Jim, (510) 568-7558.

Monday, Oct. 3
Sisters of the Presentation 37th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner. At Crystal Springs Golf Course and Club in Burlingame. $200 per person cost includes green fees, cart, lunch, tee prizes, hosted bar and awards dinner. Hole sponsors at $150 per hole are also available. The tournament raises funds for the Sister’s ministry and retirement needs. Helen Harwood, (415) 422-5015 or hharwood@pbvmsf.org.

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Saturday, Sept. 24
Ninth Annual Young Adult Conference/Fall Fest. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco Department of Pastoral Ministries, Office of Young Adult Ministry and Campus Ministry. For couples and singles in their late teens, 20s and 30s and includes two workshops, keynote, exhibits, liturgy, dinner and dance. Registration: $35; $40 on day of event. Order pre-purchased box lunches ($9) by Sept. 9. Information: www.sfyam.org.

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