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 September 17, 2007VOL. 43, NO. 4Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

U.S. policy and terror
Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of the School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch), will appear at several Bay Area locations to discuss the topic, “School of Terror: U.S. Policy in Latin America.” In the East Bay he will appear at 4 p.m. in the Soda Center at St. Mary’s College in Moraga on Oct. 12 (contact Bob Mallon, (925) 631-4075); 7 p.m. at the Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave. in Berkeley also on Oct. 12 (contact Martin Ibarra, OFM, (510) 845-1124); and 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 545 Ashbury in El Cerrito on Oct. 13.



Sept. 19, 21, 26, 28
Eucharistic Adoration. 12:45 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Every Monday and Wednesday.

Tuesdays, Sept. 20, 27
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.
Sept. 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Sharing Christ’s Presence. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Praise music, Scripture, reflection, Sacramental anointing, and veneration of the Blessed Sacrament. Information: Tom, tegr@earthlink.net.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Blessing of Animals. 10 a.m. at The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Geary Boulevard Plaza, San Francisco. Bring pets on a leash and your own pooper scooper!

Third Annual Jazz/Gospel Mass and Prayer for World Peace. 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Geary Blvd. and Gough, San Francisco. The Inspirational Voices of St. Paul of the Shipwreck Gospel Choir will combine with the Jubilation Choir of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory to minister in song and enrich the celebration.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Life in the Potter’s Hand. 7:30 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. A charismatic evening of praise and teaching with Brother Bo Sanchez of the Philippines. All are welcome. A love offering will be taken. Gaye. (925) 828-1945 or Rose Marie, (925) 828-0944.

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 if you would like to participate as a standing candle holder/intention reader (minimum age: 14). Carol Zilli, (510) 793-6575 orczilli@aol.com.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Warriors at Prayer: Men. Masculinity, and Contemplation. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. Facilitator: William Dohar. $55 fee includes lunch. Information: (650) 340-7454 or http://www.mercy-center.org/programs+retreats/mensspirituality.html.

Mondays Through Oct. 24
Bible Study. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Pope John XXIII Room at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Series theme: “God to the Rescue.” Sponsored by St. Michael and St. Charles parishes. $10 donation for materials. Julie Gallagher, (925) 447-4549 or upcatholic@aol.com.

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Oct. 28 – 30
Young Adult Retreat (18 – 40). At St. Joseph, Mission San Jose, Fremont. Opportunity for participants to search into their true selves. Co-sponsored by the Oakland Diocese. Eunice Park, epark@oakdiocese.org or Sister Kathy Littrell, klittrell@oakdiocese.org.

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Tuesday, Sept. 20
Shana Penn: Book Talk and Reception. 5 – 7 p.m. in the Richard S. Dinner Boardroom, at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Penn will talk about her new book, “Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland.” RSVP requested: (510) 649-2420 or jburrows@gtu.edu.

Sept. 20, Oct. 4, 18
East Bay Theology on Tap Sixth Speaker Series. 7 p.m., social; 7:30 p.m. speaker. At Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Sept. 20: “Beginning Enneagram: Growing Spirituality,” with Maurice Monette; Oct. 4: “The Church and the Underdog: A Catholic Response to American Politics in Both Parties,” with Father Brett Hoover; Oct. 18: “Mary of Magdala, Beyond the Da Vinci Code,” with Victoria S. MacDonald. Information: www.bayareatot.org.

Sept. 22, 29
Franciscan Vision Lecture Series. 4 – 5 p.m. at the Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 1
A Quaker-Catholic Day of Dialog. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St., Berkeley. Theme: “The Spiritual Nurturing of Activists.” $15 suggested donation includes simple lunch. All people of good will are invited. Sponsor: Pax Christi Northern California. Gustavo Nystrom, (925) 829-9554 or GANystrom@sigmaxi.org.

Monday, Oct. 3
Forum on November Special Election. 7:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Church Hall, 3966 Chestnut St. in Concord. Sister Marti McCarthy of Jericho will facilitate this non-partisan presentation of the November Special Election Ballot initiatives and issues surrounding them. John or Cathy Bedecarre, (925) 682-3958.

Oct. 4 – Nov. 22
Divorce and Beyond. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Bethany House, 3540 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Eight-week series is designed to help those who have experienced the loss of someone through separation or divorce within the last three years. Sponsor: Family Life Ministry of the Department for Evangelization and Catechesis. $35 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). Joe Gerhards, (925) 682-3314 or Rita Billeci, (510) 893-4711 x 392.

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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 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 begins at 8 a.m. $75 entry fee will be waived for participants who obtain pledges for donations on a per-mile basis that total $75 or more. Korean-style BBQ lunch at 11:30 a.m.; $15 per person. Sponsor: Apostleship of the Sea. (510) 839-2226; info@sfbayfarer.orgor 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.

Barn Dance. 7 – 11 p.m. at St. Jarlath Parish Hall, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. Tickets: $15 each at the door. Proceeds to benefit the St. Jarlath Parish Hall renovation and upgrade project. Evelyn Pragasa, (510) 238-7465 or Bess Daluson, (510) 272-6085. Sponsored by the FCC (Filipino Catholic Community) at St. Jarlath.

Sunday, Oct. 2
El Rancho Day Fiesta. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Elementary School Grounds, 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. Raffle, international foods, games and prizes. (510) 522-4457.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Ordinati Day. 11 a.m. at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Event honors four newly ordained diocesan priests: Fathers Aidan McAleenan, Glenn Naguit, Joseph Nguyen, and Clarence Zamora. Concelebrated Mass presided by diocesan vocations director Father Larry D’Anjou. Luncheon follows. $20 per person. Reservations required. Rosalie Albers, (925) 284-7752. Sponsored by District 33 of Serra U.S.A. Council; hosted by Serrans of St. Therese, Oakland.

Sunday Oct. 9
Columbus Day Pancake Breakfast. 7 a.m. – noon in the small hall at Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. $4 adults, $2 children under 12. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #2692. (510) 792-6262.
Our Lady of Mercy Parish Annual BBQ. Noon in parish hall at 301 West Richmond Ave., Point Richmond. Choice of steak or chicken. Tickets: $15 tickets at door. Raffle, door prizes. (510) 236-8757.

Saturday, Oct. 15
Ravioli Dinner. 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, at St. Philip Neri Parish, High Street and Van Buren, in Alameda. Adults $16. Children 12 and under $8. Call Jean McElroy, (510) 523-9086 by Oct. 16.

Saturday, Oct. 22
Salad Bar Luncheon/Bingo, I.D.E.S. Co. #1. 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $7 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Tickets: Shirley, (510) 656-9572 or Evelyn, (510) 656-4192. Make checks for tickets payable to I.D.E.S., Co. #1.

Thursday, Oct. 27
St. Mary’s College Guild “Harvest Boutique.” 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Soda Center at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Annual rummage sale to benefit student scholarships..

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support groups

Sept. 27, Oct. 11
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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Sunday, Sept. 25
Evening Prayer and Organ Concert. 4 p.m. at St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Rd., Lafayette. Following the evening prayer Raymond Garner, organist and director of music ministries at St. Perpetua, will present a concert of French classical organ works. (925) 283-0272, ext. 206.

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parish festivals

Saturday, Sept. 24
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Livermore. Noon – 9 p.m. at 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Oktoberfest Family Festival includes games for all ages, raffle, silent and live auctions, and live music by Edelweiss German Band from 5 – 9 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase is required for the savory German dinner (5 – 7:30 p.m.), tickets $17.50; to order (925) 447-5228 or (925) 449-4372. Hot dog meal: $5.

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

Sept. 24 – 25
Our Lady of Grace Parish, Castro Valley. Sept. 24: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sept. 25: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. 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.comwww.olgfestival.com.

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

Sunday, Oct. 2
St. Jarlath Parish, Oakland. 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., school grounds, 2620 Pleasant St. Highlights include live entertainment, ethnic foods, raffle, silent auction, plant booth. Proceeds benefit the St. Jarlath Parish Hall renovation and upgrade project. (510) 532-2068.

Oct. 7, 8, 9
St. Raymond Parish, Dublin. Oct. 7 and 8: 6 – 10 p.m.; Oct. 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at parish and school grounds, 11155 Shannon Ave. Highlights: a comedy hypnosis show, haunted house, “dessert extravaganza” from local vendors, and a “Fear Factor” event on Oct. 7.

Thursday, Oct. 13
Dominican Guild of the East Bay Salad Bar Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph’s Hall, 43222 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $7 ticket includes luncheon and two bingo cards. Raffle. Proceeds benefit the charitable works of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Reservation: Lucy Turbis, (510) 790-8923 by Oct. 10.

Oct. 15 – 16
St. Ignatius Parish, Antioch. Oct. 15: 1 – 7 p.m.; Oct. 16: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on parish grounds at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. Old-fashioned carnival with food booths, games, live entertainment, and a “Holly Faire” booth providing handcrafted items for sale. Proceeds benefit the parish’s Family Life Building fund, slated to break ground in January. (925) 778-0768

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Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
St. John Vianney Parish, Walnut Creek. 40th Anniversary. Sept. 30: dinner dance at Contra Costa County Club; Oct. 2: Mass at 12:30 p.m. Parish picnic to follow. Information: (925) 939-7911 orwww.sjvianney.org.

Saturday, Oct. 1
St. Joseph School, Fremont. 45th Anniversary Celebration. 11 a.m. Mass at 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Alumni, current students, parents (past and present) are invited to join in the fun. BBQ to follow liturgy ($8/person) in schoolyard behind the church. School memorabilia on display; activities for children. RSVP by Sept. 23: Lauri Kaefer,lkaefer@sjsmsj.org.

Sunday, Oct. 2
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord. 50 Year Celebration. 11 a.m. Mass of Celebration. Bishop Allen Vigneron will preside. Refreshments to follow in the family center.

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. Information/tickets: (510) 450-1110, ext. 112 or 118.

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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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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.

Monday, Oct. 10
Todos Santos Celebrity Golf Classic. At Diablo Creek Golf Course, 4050 Port Chicago Highway, Concord. 11:30 a.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fee: $150, special rate for seniors over 60, includes golf fee, lunch, golf cart, golf shirt, and awards dinner. Celebrity hosts are John Vella, former Oakland Raider, and Don Burke, former SF 49er. Awards dinner at Queen of All Saints Parish Hall, 2391 Grant St., Concord, features raffles, silent auction. Dinner: $35. Public is welcome. Proceeds benefit Queen of All Saints Parish Church renovation.

Friday, Oct. 28
St. Francis of Assisi School Golf Tournament. Noon at Boundary Oak Golf Course, Walnut Creek. $135 price includes green fees, lunch, dinner and prizes. Dinner only ticket: $50. Golf events: scramble format. Prizes awarded. Dinner at Blake’s Restaurant. Registration: www.sfaconcord.org, click on school and follow the link.

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