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 October 3, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 17Oakland, CA
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Hope after cancer
Father Declan Deane, parochial vicar at All Saints Parish in Hayward, will facilitate a day of reflection and renewal for cancer survivors, “Cancer Survivors Day: God’s Help in Coping With Cancer,” on Oct. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. The $55 fee includes lunch. Contact: Lorraine at (925) 837-9141, ext. 306, or www.sandamiano.org.



Wednesday, Oct. 5
Memorial Service for Sister Mary Ambrose Devereux. 7 p.m. in the McLean Chapel, Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. The former HNU president died July 10 at age 92.

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

Friday, Oct. 7
First Friday Healing Mass. 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 1145 Gilman St., Berkeley. Each First Friday in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Joan, (510) 524-9563.

4th Annual Respect Life Candlelight Living Rosary. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 37891 2nd St., Fremont. Sponsor: Respect Life committees of Corpus Christi, Holy Spirit and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes. Refreshments follow. Carol Zilli, (510) 793-6575 or czilli@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.

Oct. 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.

Fridays, Oct. 14, 21, 28
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, Oct. 19
Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro.

Sunday, Oct. 23
Mission Sunday. 3 p.m. at the Maryknoll Residence, 23000 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos. Join others in Northern California to pray for a renewed fervor to spread the Good News to all nations. Information/ RSVP: www.maryknoll.us or (510) 276-5021.

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.” Sponsor: St. Michael and St. Charles parishes. $10 donation for materials. Julie Gallagher, (925) 447-4549 or upcatholic@aol.com.

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Saturday, Oct. 15
Young Adult Summit: Listening to Our Hearts, Responding to Our World. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Join with other young adults (ages 18 – 40) for a day of exploring priorities, gratitude and purpose. Lorraine, (925) 837-9141, ext. 306 or www.sandamiano.org.

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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. 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.

Oct. 4 – Nov. 22
Divorce and Beyond. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Bethany House, 3540 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Eight-week series for 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.

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Women’s Perspective on Justice Issues. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 2nd and D St., Hayward. Oct. 5: health issues and the faith community, Marion Depuit of St. Rose Hospital; Oct. 12: faith in violence-free families, Rev. Kibbie Ruth of Kyros; Oct. 19: A woman’s perspective on housing, Nancy Rogers of St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda; Oct. 26: trafficking of women and children, Sisters and associates of the Holy Names. Free and open to all. (510) 489-8658 or ron41238@aol.com.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Franciscan Vision Lecture Series. 4 – 5 p.m. at the Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. “Wisdom Literature, Creation and St. Francis,” Father Michael Guinan, OFM, professor of the Old Testament. Free and open to all. Bill Schulz, (510) 848-5232 or bschulz@fst.edu.

Bereavement Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr. Pleasanton. Seven-seek workshop begins for those beginning the healing process. Suggested donation: $15. Open to all regardless of religious orientation. Registration required. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Friday, Oct. 7
What Do You Know About Human Trafficking? 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Presentation by the Sisters and Associates of the Holy Names on the topic: The Trafficking of Women and Children. An acclaimed short documentary movie will introduce topic, followed by discussion and a call to action. Mary O’Donnell, (510) 655-5659 or Rosemary Brennan, (510) 581-7963.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Centering Prayer Workshop. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 37891 Second St., Fremont. Led by Eileen Halliburton of Contemplative Outreach, includes both instruction and practice in centering prayer. Bring bag lunch. $35 donation includes six follow-up sessions. Kathy Lyons, (510) 793-3672.
SF-East Bay Chapter, Kappa Gamma Pi. 1:30 p.m., in California Room, Durocher Hall, Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. First meeting of combined chapters. Betty Hopkins, (925) 284-2028.

Oct. 9, 12, 19
Peace and Justice Series. At St. Stephen Parish, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Oct. 9: 10 a.m. Mass and discussion with Father Kenan Osborne, OFM on Justice in the Church; Oct. 12: 7 p.m. in parish center, with Sister Joanna Bramble on Justice and the Integrity of all Creation; Oct. 19: 7 p.m. in parish center, with Jim Hernandez on Justice in Our Neighborhoods. Contact: Annette Roux, (925) 939-3826, x44.

Tuesday, Oct. 11
Why Be Catholic? What Makes Us ‘Distinct’? 7:30 p.m. in Borromeo Hall, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Facilitator: Paulist Father Richard Sparks, pastor, Holy Spirit/Newman Hall Parish, Berkeley. $5 donation. Contact: Julie Gallagher, upcatholic@aol.comor (925) 447-4549.

Saturday, Oct. 22
Presentation of First Annual Pace e Bene Nonviolence Award to Dolores Huerta. 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison at 27th St., Oakland. Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now, interviews Huerta, co-founder and first vice president emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America. $15 advance; $18 door. $50 includes reserved seating and reception. No one turned away for lack of funds. (510) 268-8765 or www.paceebene.org.

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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.

St. Mary’s Center 2005 Dinner and Auction. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. auction, 7 p.m. dinner. Greek Orthodox Auditorium, 4700 Lincoln Way, Oakland. (510) 893-4723.

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. Sponsor: Knights of Columbus Council #2692. (510) 792-6262.

Our Lady of Guadalupe School Harvest Festival. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 40374 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Food, games (up to $5), magic show ($2). $25 wristband entitles a child to unlimited games. Proceeds to benefit the school. (510) 657-1674.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish Annual BBQ. Noon in parish hall at 301 West Richmond Ave., Point Richmond. Choice of steak or chicken. $15 tickets at door. Raffle, door prizes. (510) 236-8757.

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant Annual Dinner and Silent Auction. Doors open: 6 p.m., dinner: 6:45 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley. Guest speaker: Tom Melville. Food, crafts, music. $25-$50 at the door. Sandy Hunter, (510) 524-7989.

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. Lucy Turbis, (510) 790-8923 by Oct. 10.

Saturday, Oct. 15
2005 Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Holy Family Motherhouse, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. All types of needlework, seasonal items, holiday decorations, baked goods, and refreshments. Door prizes. Drawing at 3 p.m. Sponsor: Sisters of the Holy Family to support frail elder Sisters.

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. 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.

Salsa Dance Night! At St. Lawrence O’Toole-St. Cyril Parish Gym, 3725 High St., Oakland. An evening of Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Cumbia and Latin Dance. Doors open: 7:30 p.m. Salsa lessons: 8 – 9 p.m. Dancing: 9 p.m. to midnight to music provided by DJ Sho. Admission: $8 per person at the door. Mexican food and drinks for purchase at additional cost.

Sunday Oct. 23
SPRED: Celebrating 25 Years of SPRED Parish Centers. Noon: SPRED liturgy with St. Anne Parish, 32223 Cabello St., Union City; 1:30 p.m.: luncheon and dance, S.D.E.S. Alvarado hall, 30846 Watkins St., Union City. Music by Direct Sound Production. $15 adults; $5 children ages 6-12. No tickets at the door. Reservations: (510) 635-7252 or www.oakdiocese.org/spred.

Sunday, Oct. 23
Oktoberfest Dinner. 3 p.m. social hour, 4 p.m. dinner at St. Margaret Mary Church Hall, 1219 Excelsior Ave. Live German band music, dancing, sausage dinner. Raffle and door prizes. Adults: $15; children: 12 and under $3, three years and under no charge. Reservations: Lily Mullen, (925) 827-1946 by Oct. 16

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

Nov. 4 – 6
Widowed, Separated, Divorced Weekend. At Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. Sponsor: Beginning Experience Ministry in the San Jose Diocese, a peer ministry for widowed, separated and divorced men and women. La Verne, (650) 355-3978; Ward, (415) 821-3390; or Nicole, (408) 578-5654; website: www.beginningexperience.org.

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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: comedy hypnosis show, haunted house, silent auction, and a “Fear Factor” event on Oct. 7.

Oct. 8 – 9
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Union City. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. both days at corner of 6th and C streets. Pancake/menudo breakfast served from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Game booths, entertainment, flea market. Annual Fall Drawing: grand prize of a trip to Rome and Lourdes or $1,000 at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. (510) 471-2609 or www.olrchurch.org.

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 with 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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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.

Saturday, Nov. 5
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord. 50th Anniversary Dinner-Dance Ball. At the school gym. Tickets: $35 each includes buffet-style dinner, wine and live band music. Ritzi Ramos, (925) 957-9080 or Tony Lansang, (925) 933-1701.

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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. Con Clifford, (510) 247-1098 or Nancy Garcia, (510) 436-8198.

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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. Awards dinner at Queen of All Saints Parish Hall, 2391 Grant St., Concord. Dinner: $35. Proceeds benefits Queen of All Saints Parish Church renovation.

Monday, Oct. 17
Fifth Annual “On Course Fore Education” Golf Tournament. At the Discovery Bay Country Club. Prime rib dinner and auction following the tournament. Benefit for Holy Rosary School, Antioch. (925) 757-1270.

2005 Dick “Rocket” Roza Golf Classic. At Sequoyah Country Club. Entry fees: $175. Benefits the Bishop O’Dowd Athletics Department. Cynthia Funai, (510) 553-8624 or www.bishopodowd.org.

Friday, Oct. 28
St. Francis of Assisi School Golf Tournament. Noon at Boundary Oak Golf Course, Walnut Creek. $135 price. Dinner only ticket: $50. Golf events: scramble format. Dinner: Blake’s Restaurant including live entertainment, raffle and silent auction. Registration: www.sfaconcord.org, click on school and follow the link.

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