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 October 17, 2005 VOL. 43, NO. 18Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Focus on justice, peace
The Justice and Peace Series at St. Stephen Parish, 1101 Keaveny Court, in Walnut Creek, concludes with presentations by Jim Hernandez, a youth mentor, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19; Jack “Chris” Killough, who promotes understanding between Christians and Muslims at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26; and Passionist Father Tom Bonacci, Scipture scholar and lecturer, 10 a.m. Mass and subsequent discussion on Oct. 30. Annette Roux, (925) 939-3826 x44.



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

Fridays, Oct. 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.

Oct. 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.

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.

Friday, Oct. 28
Ultreya. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 837 Tennent Ave. in Pinole. Carl, (510) 223-1003.

Saturday, Oct. 29
Day of Prayer: In the Spirit of Clare and Francis of Assisi. At St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Eucharist at 8:30 a.m., followed by short presentations, faith sharing, journaling, spiritual direction. $15 fee includes breakfast, lunch. Carmen Scholl, (925) 944-5970, cascholl@astound.net.

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Mass of Remembrance. 11 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Bilingual Mass to commemorate All Souls Day. As a tie-in with the Day of the Dead, participants are invited to bring photos of their beloved dead. Sharon, (510) 792-8777.

Friday, Nov. 4
The Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society Annual Memorial Mass. 10:30 a.m. at St. Cornelius Church, Broadway and MacDonald Ave., Richmond. Father Filiberto Berrera will preside. Luncheon will follow at La Strada Restaurant, 2215 Church Lane, San Pablo. $17. Virginia Kearns, 943 – 36th St., Richmond, CA 94804, (510) 234-8334 before Oct. 28.

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Oct. 22 – 26
Fall Days of Renewal. At St. Perpetua Church and Hall, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Presented by Passionist Father Thomas Bonacci. Morning series (Oct. 24, 25, 26): focusing on the Gospel of Mark; following 8:30 a.m. Mass; 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. program. Evening series (Oct. 24, 25, 26): focusing on the Gospel of Luke. Refreshments at 7 p.m. Program: 7:30 – 9 p.m. $5 per session. Information: (925) 283-0272 x203 or www.stperpetua.org.

Monday, Oct. 24
A New Look at Liturgy. 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Start of series that will examine such topics like basic principles of liturgy and Vatican II. Every fourth Monday through April 2006. Christine Straessle, (510) 526-4811 x 19 or cstaessle@marymagdalen.org.

Oct. 28 – 30
Young Adult Retreat (18 – 40). At St. Joseph Church, Fremont. Co-sponsored by the Oakland Diocese. Eunice Park, epark@oakdiocese.org or Sister Kathy Littrell, klittrell@oakdiocese.org.

Saturday, Oct. 29
Reading the Bible as the Word of God. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presented by UCLA professor Bill Creasy. Lorraine, (925) 837-9141, ext. 306 or www.sandamiano.org.

Nov. 18 – 20
12-Step Retreat with Father Tom Weston, S.J. At Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center in Santa Cruz. Information/Registration by phone: (831) 475-1236; fax: (831) 475-8867; e-mail: villamariadelmar@earthlink.net; website: www.villamariadelmar.org.

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Tuesday, Oct. 18
Theology on Tap. 7 p.m., social; 7:30 p.m. speaker: Victoria S. MacDonald, “Mary of Magdala, Beyond the Da Vinci Code.” At Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Information: www.bayareatot.org.

Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15
Scripture Series. 7 p.m. at senior center at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Led by Jean Easterly and Joy Choate.

Oct. 19, 26
Women’s Perspective on Justice Issues. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 2nd and D St., Hayward. Oct. 19: housing; Oct. 26: trafficking of women and children. Free and open to all. (510) 489-8658 or ron41238@aol.com.

Friday, Oct. 21
Movie and Pizza Night. 7 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 20261 Patio Dr., Castro Valley. Film: “A Man Who Planted Trees,” an European ecologist who resurrected an entire region in his homeland by planting trees. Sponsors: Our Lady of Grace Parish, Pax Christi/Social Justice group, Peace and Justice Committee at All Saint Parish, Hayward. Dennise, (510) 538-6071.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
The Scopes Trial in History and on Stage. 7:30 p.m. at Soda Center, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Talk by Edward J. Larson, Pulitzer Prize willing author of “Summer for the God’s: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.” Free and open to the public. Brother Mark McVann, (925) 631-4460.

Nov. 17, 18
Healing Prayer Workshops Presented by Dennis, Sheila and Matthew Linn. 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Nov. 17: Critical Issues in Pastoral Care: A Day for Pastoral Ministers, Therapists, Spiritual Directors and Health Professionals (6 CEU’s offered). $35 donation includes lunch. Nov. 18: Healing Life’s Hurt: An Experiential Workshop. $15 contribution includes lunch. Pre-payment required. No one refused for lack of funds. Melissa, (510) 267-8370 or www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral/register.

Through Nov. 22
Divorce and Beyond. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Bethany House, 3540 Chestnut Ave., Concord. 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.

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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. Shirley, (510) 656-9572 or Evelyn, (510) 656-4192.

Newman Boomers Monthly Dinner. 6 p.m. at Blue Nile Restaurant, 2525 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. Social group composed of single baby boomers in their 40s and 50s. Reservation deadline: Oct. 19. John, (510) 669-9393. To get on free event mailing list, send your name, phone number and e-mail address to newmanboomers@yahoo.com.

Salsa Dance Night! At St. Lawrence O’Toole-St. Cyril Parish Gym, 3725 High St., Oakland. 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. $8 per person at the door. Mexican food and drinks for purchase at additional cost.

Oct. 22, 23
St. Agnes Women’s Guild Annual Holiday Boutique. Oct. 22: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Oct. 23: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parish hall, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Holiday decorations and gifts, hand-crafted items, raffle, fresh baked goods, and a White Elephant table. Proceeds benefit St. Agnes Parish Building Fund.

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. Raffle. Music by Direct Sound Production. $15 adults; $5 children ages 6-12. No tickets at the door. (510) 635-7252 or www.oakdiocese.org/spred.

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. Lily Mullen, (925) 827-1946.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 29
Book Review and Tea. 1 p.m. in the conference room at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Nicole Violich will review “The Last Resort” by Maatasa and Emmett Eiland. $12 donation will benefit physically challenged students at Cameron School.

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support groups

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

Saturday, Nov. 5
Monthly Support Group for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Center, Oakland. Information: (510) 267-8373.

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Oct. 21, Oct. 27
Bishop O’Dowd Recitals. 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre, 9500 Stearns Ave., Oakland. Oct. 21: The Jazz Band will perform various jazz style pieces while the String Orchestra will perform a more classic repertoire. Oct. 27: The 48-member Symphonic Band will perform soundtrack from the movie, “Chicago” as well as sacred and secular pieces. No admission charge.

Sunday, Oct. 23
Concert for Peace and Humanity. 7 p.m. at Paramount Theatre, Oakland. Commemorates the 60th anniversary of UN Charter, 100th birth anniversary of Dag Hammarskjold. Michael Morgan, conductor. Tickets: $20, $30, $40. (510) 849-1752; www.unausaeastbay.org.

Friday, Oct. 28
My Soul Rejoices: Janet Sullivan Whitaker in Concert. Benefit for the Visitation Center in Oakland. At All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Reception in auditorium. $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 years and above, $5 children 12 and under. Sister Marion Bill, (510) 444-3790; srmarion@svdp-alameda.org or www.svdp-alameda.org/rejoiceconcert.html.

Sunday, Oct. 30
Evening Prayer and Organ Recital. 4 p.m. at St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Short recital by Raymond Garner, director of music ministries.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Gospel Choir Concert. 2 – 5 p.m. at St. Benedict Church, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. Featuring The Gospel Choirs of St. Benedict Church, Inspirational Catholic Voices, St. Bernard Church, other guest choirs. Donation: $10 advance; $15 at door. $5 children under 10. Jimmie Thompson, (510) 638-1221; Al Norton, (510) 581-4895.

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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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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. Dinner: Blake’s Restaurant. Registration: www.sfaconcord.org, click on school and follow the link.


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