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 April 17, 2006VOL. 44, NO. 8Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Mission possible
Mission Magic Gala, an event featuring dinner, silent auction and dancing, will be held May 5 to raise funds for the third phase of the restoration project of Mission San Jose in Fremont. Sponsored by the Committee for Restoration of the Mission San Jose, the fundraiser begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Fremont Marriott Hotel at 46100 Landing Parkway in Hayward. Tickets are $100 per person. Information: Elaine Grimmer, (510) 657-1797, ext. 103.


Wednesdays, April 19, 26
Christ the King Bible Study and Charismatic Prayer Meetings. 7:30 p.m. at 6 Saint Lawrence Ct, Pleasant Hill. All are invited to share in charismatic praise, singing and openness to the gift of God’s Spirit. Personal prayers for healing follow. (800) 474-6644.

Thursday, April 20
Candlelight Vigil in Observance of 2006 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. 7 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Hall, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Tribute to crime victims and their survivors and those dedicated to helping crime victims and their families. Sponsors: Mothers Against Murder, The Troy and Alana Pack Foundation, Survivors of Murder Victims. (925) 360-3662 or cccmam@sbcglobal.net.

April 20-23
Women’s Cursillo Weekend. At St. John the Baptist Parish, San Lorenzo. Begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. A Cursillo is a short course in Christianity. Nita Volker, (925) 828-9442 or Carolyn Steele, (925) 648-4890.

Fridays, April 21, 28, May 5
Adoration and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 2 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. 2 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, followed by Benediction. (510) 482-0596.

Saturday, April 22
Notre Dame Alumnae (S.F. Chapter) Annual Mass and Luncheon. 10 a.m. Mass at Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco. Lunch at Irish Cultural Center, 2700 – 45th Ave., San Francisco. Honorees: The Golden Belles of 1956 and the Silver Belles of 1981. Debbie Calgaro, (650) 583-1102.

Sunday, April 23
Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration. 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. 2 p.m.: Confessions; songs of praise and mercy. 3 p.m.: recitation of the Chaplet of Mercy, followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Presider: Father Gene Wilson.

Feast of Divine Mercy. At St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. 2:30 p.m.: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; 3 p.m.: recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, prayer and silent adoration follow. 5 p.m.: Closing with Benediction and blessing of religious articles. 7 p.m.: Mass. Evelyn, (510) 895-2019.

Wednesday, April 26
Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Presider: Father Gene Wilson.

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

May 26-29
Men’s Cursillo Weekend. At St. John the Baptist Parish, San Lorenzo. Begins Friday evening and concludes Monday evening. A Cursillo is a short course in Christianity. Eric Soderstrom, (510) 352-4757 or Carolyn Steele, (925) 648-4890.

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Saturday, April 29
Young Adult Summit. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. “What’s In Your Closet” with Sister Michelle L’Allier, OSF, and leadership group. A fun and reflective day for young adults, 18-40. Sister Michelle, (925) 837-9141, ext. 307, MichelleL@sandamiano.org, or www.sandamiano.org.

May 5 – 7
Joanna Macy Weekend Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Cost is a sliding scale: private room $225-$195; shared room $195-165. Benefit for the Nevada Desert Experience. Lorraine, (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

May 12 – 14
Weekend Retreat for Mothers. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Connect with yourself, with other women, and with the maternal face of God. Facilitators: Father Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM, and Denise Roy. Private room $195; shared room $165. Lorraine, (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

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April 17, May 1, 15
Mind-Body Series. 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Rose Room at Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Focus on helping individuals evaluate themselves and learn health and stress-reducing techniques. $30 per session or $120 for series. Reservations required. (510) 534-8547, ext. 666.

Thursdays, April 27 – June 8
Spring Bereavement Workshop. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Grieving individuals of all faiths are welcome. Advance registration required. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377. Sponsor: Bereavement Ministry Team of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton.

Saturday, April 29
15th Annual East Bay Connection College Fair. 1 – 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Opportunity for high school students, parents and college counselors to connect with representatives from more than 100 institutions of higher learning, including private colleges, public universities, historically black colleges and military academies from across the country. Free and open to the public. (925) 631-4224 or www.stmarys-ca.edu/ebcc.

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Thursday, April 20
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. Reservations: Lucy Turbes, (510) 790-8923 by April 17. Proceeds benefit the charitable works of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.

Spring Salad Bar and Luncheon. Noon at Rohan Hall, St. Jerome Parish, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. $10 per person. Reservations required. Benefits students of St. Jerome and St. John schools. Sponsor: Mother of Perpetual Help Institute #159 Y.L.I. No tickets sold at the door. Annette Bishop, (510) 526-9742 or June Felker, (510) 524-9827.

Saturday, April 22
St. Alphonsus Adult Social Club Annual Salad Bar and Bingo. 11 a.m. at 16290 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. $8 ticket includes two bingo cards. Margaret, (510) 278-4322 or Isabel, (510) 276-8405.

Sixth Annual Spring Fling Salad Luncheon and Bingo. 11 a.m., Moran Hall, St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Lunch and bingo. $12. Prizes. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court of St. Raymond #2057. Jocelyn O’Brien, (925) 828-1560.

Festa Primavera. At St. Isidore Church, 440 LaGonda Way, Danville. 5 p.m. social hour followed by pasta and baked chicken dinner with salad, wine, dessert and the trimmings. Dinner music by Mike Bocchiccio. $18 adults, $6 children. Limited seating. Reservations: Tony Rosellini, tlrosellini@sbcglobal.netor (925) 820-1760.

Newman Boomers Monthly Dinner. 6 p.m. at Saul’s Restaurant, 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Join this social group, composed of single baby boomers in their 40s and 50s, for a lively meal. Reservation deadline: April 21. Call John, (510) 669-9339 for reservations or information. To get on free event mailing list, send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to newmanboomers@yahoo.com.

Sunday, April 23
Open House at Elizabeth House. 12 – 4 p.m. at 6423 Colby St., Oakland. Fifteenth anniversary celebration of Elizabeth House, a transitional housing residence for women and children. Refreshments and brief program at 2:30 p.m. (510) 601-1213; www.oakehouse.org.

Friday, April 28
St. Joachim School’s Tropical Breezes Dinner and Auction. 6 – 10 p.m. at 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Live and silent auctions. Entertainment by Teoraroa’ Otea Polynesian Dance Group, directed by Reynee-Moe Tanaka. Tickets: $32 per person. (510) 783-3177 or www.stjoachimschool.org.

Saturday, April 29
St. Columba Church’s Second Day At The Races. At Golden Gate Fields Turf Club, 1100 East Shore Highway, Berkeley. $35 donation includes luncheon buffet (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) and valet parking. Reservations: St. Columba Office, (510) 654-7600 or contact any Luau Committee members. Sponsor: Luau Committee.

Young Ladies Institute Noel Institute #113 Annual Spring Luncheon. Noon at Assumption School Hall, 1851-136th Ave., San Leandro. $10 per person. Reservation deadline: April 19. Dolores Vazquez, (510) 357-5903.

St. Elizabeth High School’s Annual Red and White Reunion Dinner Dance. 6 p.m. at 1530-34th Ave., Oakland. Tickets: $35. (510) 532-8947, ext. 121.
St. David School’s 7th Annual Silent Auction. 6 – 10 p.m. at 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Live auction at 8 p.m. Cost: $10. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. (510) 232-2283.

Friday, May 5
Dominican Kindergarten Kinderjog 2006. 10:30 a.m. at 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Thirty-three kindergartners and several Dominican Sisters will jog laps around the Kindergarten complex for pledges (each lap is 1/5 mile). Benefits: improvements to Dominican Kindergarten School, St. Joseph’s Build-A-Church Campaign, Tuition assistance for Dominican Kindergarten and St. Joseph School, Vision of Hope, St. Martin de Porres School (adopted school), Internationally Fund (supports the projects of the Mission San Jose Dominican Sisters.) Marianna Tarantino, (510) 792-9019 or Stacey Conners, (510) 791-7782.

Saturday, May 6
Salad Luncheon and Card Party. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John Community Center, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Bridge, other card games and pokeno start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Games resume. Also door prizes, 50/50, and silent auction. Donation: $12 per person. Advance paid registration requested. Sponsor: St. Gerard Women’s Club. (510) 278-2405.

SPRED the Word XV Annual Fundraiser Dinner. At St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. 5:30 p.m. vigil Mass, 6:30 p.m. no-host social, 7:15 p.m. dinner by Kof C #13179 followed by silent auction, raffle and dancing. Make reservations by April 18 to receive “early bird special” -- $25/person ($27/person after April 21). Children’s tickets: $8. No ticket sales at the door. Benefits participants in parish SPRED Centers throughout the Oakland Diocese. SPRED catechesis helps to integrate children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities into the faith and life of the church. (510) 635-7252. Website: www.oakdiocese.org/spred.

Primavera Dinner Dance. At St. Michael Parish Hall, 372 Maple St., Livermore. 6 p.m. no-host cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner by Chef Tony Martinelli. $26 per person. Music by Joe Buonsante and His Smooth Sounds. Reservation deadline: May 2. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation Branch 285. Proceeds: ICF’s Tri-Valley Scholarship and Gifts of Love. Mary Gieri, (925) 447-8471, Helen Wirtenson, (925) 462-3798.

Thursday, May 11
Tropical Spring Fling: Assumption School Women’s Social. 6 – 9 p.m. at 1851-136th Ave., San Leandro. Dress in your favorite tropical outfit for an evening of food, drinks, shopping and socializing. Proceeds benefit the Marnelle Vieira-Ducey Memorial Scholarship Fund. $25 per person. Helena Dietrich, (510) 357-5313 or school office, (510) 357-8772.

Sunday, May 14
Mother’s Champagne Day Brunch. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Reserved seating only. $40 adults, $15 children 4-12 years, free children under three. (510) 624-4512.

Sunday, May 21
Gardens Galore XII. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The St. Joseph Garden Club of Alameda hosts its 12th Annual Garden Tour, which consists of eight Alameda gardens. Reservations: $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour. An optional box lunch is available for an additional $9. There will also be a boutique, featuring a large selection of handcrafted items from local Bay Area vendors, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph Elementary School. (510) 864-8503.

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support groups

Wednesdays, April 19, May 10
Safely Home Bereavement Grief Support Ministry. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 32223 Cabello St., Union City. No reservations or sign-up required but a phone call would help for planning purposes. Roseann Langley, (510) 471-6545.

Thursday, April, 20
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Contact Diane G., (510) 527-2148 or Joan S., (925) 939-1007 for additional information and locations.

Tuesdays, April 25, May 9
Breast Cancer Prayer and Support Group. 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Room B, Pleasanton. Second and fourth Tuesdays. Donna Carlton, (925) 461-8411; Mary Merucci, (925) 846-8436; or Helen Wirtenson, (925) 462-3798.

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

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Saturday, April 22
Music at the Mission. 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Benefit concert featuring: Ethel. $25 general, $20 student/senior (65+). (510) 656-2364, info@musicatthemissionmsj.org, or www.musicatthemissionmsj.org.

April 27, 28, 29
Lorca in a Green Dress. 8 p.m. at LeFevre Theatre, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. SMC’s Performing Arts Department presents Nilo Cruz’ moving and true story of Federico Garcia Lorca, poet, playwright, human rights advocate and victim of a Fascist firing squad in 1930s Spain. Contains adult subject matter. $15 general, $12 non-St. Mary’s students, $8 St. Mary’s faculty, staff and students. (925) 631-4670.

Sunday, April 30
Monthly Vespers Concert Series. 4 p.m. (following Vespers) at St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Raymond Garner, organist, will present works of three German masters, Dietrich Buxtehude, Nicolaus Bruhns, and J.S. Bach plus W.A. Mozart. No charge for admission. (925) 283-0272 or www.rgarner@stperpetua.org.

Saturday, May 13
Pre-Convention Charismatic Praise Concerts. 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Featuring: Michael Hagerty and Convention Music Ministry. (707) 643-2238. A free-will offering will be received.

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golf tournaments

Monday, May 8
15th Annual Salesian Golf Tournament. At the Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa. 11:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start. $620 foursome; $165 individual player includes 18 hones, cart, tournament shirt, tri-tip dinner and raffle opportunities. All proceeds benefit tuition assistance. Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433 ext 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com. Registration forms can also be downloaded at www.salesian.comon the alumni link.
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crab feeds

Saturday, April 29
St. Ignatius Church, Antioch, Corazon Ministry. 6 – 10 p.m. at Antioch VFW Hall, 815 Fulton Shipyard Road (at Wilbur). $35 per person. Raffle of a Sony Home theater system and a 318-pc Craftsmen tool set. Jose Perez, (925) 783-4589 or Peter Gutierrez, (925) 706-7262. Proceeds to benefit Familia Corazon.

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