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 June 5, 2006VOL. 44, NO. 11Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Rock your soul
Father Stan Fortuna, a priest-musician known for his music as well as his powerful preaching, will headline a June 24 concert at the James Logan High School Pavilion, 1800 H St., in Union City, beginning at 5 p.m. The concert will also feature local Bay Area youth bands and talents. Admission: $7 youth, $10 adults 18 and over. Tickets: (888) 238-6560 or debbieison@aol.com. Proceeds to benefit The Divine Mercy Shrine Project in the Bay Area.


Honor for Starr
The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley will present Kevin Starr, California State Librarian Emeritus, the Archbishop Alemany Award for Christian Service on June 22 at St. Albert Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. The historian, author, and teacher has served on the advisory board of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, as a regent at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, and on the Catholic Commission on Intellectual Life. Tickets: $200. Reservations: (510) 849-2030.


Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21
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.

Fridays, June 9, 16, 23
Adoration and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 2 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, followed by Benediction. (510) 482-0596.

Sunday, June 11
Quarterly Communion and Mass. 10:30 a.m. at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Brunch at noon at Elios Restaurant in San Leandro. Sponsor: Noel Institute 113 Young Ladies Institute. Carmel Jurasin, (510) 785-4430.

Saturday, June 17
Day of Prayer: Praying With the Psalms. 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in church and multi-purpose room at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Includes Eucharist, short presentations, lectio divina, silence, faith sharing, spiritual direction and vespers. $15 fee includes breakfast and lunch. Registration: Carmen, (925) 944-5970 or cascholl@astound.net.

June 17, 18
Diocesan Celebration of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). June 17: Eucharistic Conference, 1-4 p.m. at St. Jarlath Parish, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. Spanish and English tracks. No admission charge. No childcare provided; June 18: Holy Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament with Bishop Vigneron, 11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, 1500-34th Ave., Oakland, to St. Jarlath Church.

Monday, June 19
Prayer Service Honoring Cancer Survivors. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Non-denominational prayer service in honor and prayer for those who have battled cancer. Held in conjunction with St. Joseph’s participation in the Alameda Relay for Life, a 24-hour event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. The Relay for Life event will be held June 24-25 at Encinal High School in Alameda. Jo Berning, (510) 521-0247 or jberning@comcast.net.

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6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Mary’s House Chapel, 1850 Church Lane, San Pablo.
24 hours a day, at Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. (510) 412-PERPETUAL.

Mondays, Wednesdays
12:45 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.

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June 9 – 11
ACDF Retreat: Healthy Anger. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitators: Tricia Nickel, MA, MFT and Paul Slakey, MA, MFT. An adult children of dysfunctional families recovery retreat. Requires a familiarity with the 12 Step process. $185 for private room, $155 for shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Monday, June 12
Christian Meditation Day with Sister Barbara Hazzard, OSB. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Opportunity to learn about the value of a more contemplative style of living that incorporates silent meditation in the Christian tradition. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. $55 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

June 12 – 18
Jesus: The Compassionate Face of God. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. A six-day individually directed Ignatian Retreat focusing on Jesus and his healing encounters with people in the Gospels and today.. Costs: $575/$495 commuter. (650) 340-7454 or www.mercy-center.org.

Friday, June 16
Professional Development Day on the Spiritual Psychodynamics of the Enneagram. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Facilitator: Peter Coster, MFT. A workshop for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, social workers and life coaches. Six CE units. $35 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

June 16 – 17
Environmental Eco-Mission. At First Presbyterian Church, of Palo Alto. Join Father Richard Landry, MS, for two days of spiritual exercises and prayer for the Earth. Register: send name, address, phone number and e-mail, check for $60 payable to Father Landry, to First Presbyterian Church, c/o Eco Mission, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA 94301; (650) 325-5659, ext. 100; registratiom@eco-missiom.org; or www.eco-mission.org.

June 22, July 6, 20
Thursday Evening Summer Series. 7 – 9 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Check-in beginning at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Chiara’s Lantern. Includes body prayer, walking meditation, chant and music. $15/evening or $75/series. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

June 23 – 25
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. In Pleasanton. Starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and runs until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Designed to help married couples improve communication with one another and deepen their relationship. $50 nonrefundable registration fee. Ray and Roberta Montes, (925) 961-0110 or rmluvx2@yahoo.com.
June 30 – July 2

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June 24 – Oct. 14
Summer Church Latin Class. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at parish hall, St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. An intensive 15-week introduction to Church Latin for adults, prayers of the Holy Mass, the Divine Office, Latin hymn chanting and elementary Latin grammar. Begins with registration on June 24 at 11 a.m. Instructor: Rebecca Spencer-O’Hare, M.A. Information: latin4all@sbcglobal.net.

June 27, July 25
Healthy Aging Seminar. 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Alma Via Assisted Living, 33883 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. June 27: “Learning to Love Your Bones – Preventing Osteoporosis,” by Kokila V. Patel; July 25: “Understanding Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” Robyn Yale, LCSW, nationally recognized for her work with early stage Alzheimer’s support groups. Space is limited; reservations requested. RSVP: (510) 489-3800.

July 13 – 16
Women’s Cursillo Weekend. At Holy Rosary Parish, 1313 A St., Antioch. Begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. A Cursillo is a short course in Christianity, a faith booster shot! Nita Volker, (925) 828-9442 or Carolyn Steele, (925) 648-4890. Space is limited.

July 20 – 23
Men’s Cursillo Weekend. At St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. A Cursillo is a short course in Christianity. Eric Soderstrom, (510) 352-4757 or Carolyn Steele, (925) 648-4890.

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June 19 - 21
118th Grand Council Convention of the Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society. At the Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Entertainment by: St. James Youth Singers of Santa Rosa. Gloria Jean Warren, (510) 233-0955.

Tuesday, June 20
Irish-American Culture Club. 7:30 p.m. at Petar’s Restaurant, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. Socializing among members and prospective members. Irish music by Sinead Clare; group singing. Reservations/membership information: Tom, (925) 830-1084.

Saturday, June 24
Fifth Annual Summer Sport Collectors Show. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Ryan-O’Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia (1880-2006) will be for sale. Proceeds from the show will benefit St. Leander Parish and local charities. Door prizes. Admission: $3; those under five or over 65 are free. (510) 538-6245.

Friday, June 30
Our Lady of Guadalupe Society Annual Dinner Dance. At Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 41933 Blacow Road, Fremont. Dinner: 6 – 8 p.m., Dancing: 8 – 11 p.m. Live music by Broad Stroke. Donation: $20 per person. Tickets: (510) 656-8191.

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support groups

Thursday, June 8
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Peer group meeting for those struggling from a loss due to separation, divorce or death of a loved one. Diane G., (510) 527-2148 or Joan S., (925) 939-1007 for information and location.

Tuesdays, June 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. Donna Carlton, (925) 461-8411; Mary Merucci, (925) 846-8436; or Helen Wirtenson, (925) 462-3798.

Wednesdays, June 7, 21
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 June 22
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Diane G., (510) 527-2148 or Joan S., (925) 939-1007.

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Wednesday, June 7
International Arts and Crafts. 5:45 p.m. at USF Lone Mountain Campus, Room 100, 2800 Turk Blvd., San Francisco. A powerpoint lecture by Martin Chapman, consulting curator, decorative arts, Legion of Honor. Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, a Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, will moderate the discussion. Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended. (415) 422-6828.

Sundays, June 11, 18
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. June 11: James Tevenan (Spokane, WA), organist; June 18: Mauro Correa, guitar, with the Latin American Chamber Music Society.

Sunday, June 17
Golden Gate Boys Choir Choral Performance. 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2320 Green St., San Francisco. Reception to follow. Freewill donations accepted at the door. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 children, free children under six. (510) 887-4311 or (415) 431-1137 or www.ggbc.org.

Through Aug. 16
Playing Around: Toys Designed By Artists. Exhibition at Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Toys, found in tombs dating back more than 4,000 years, reflect the values of a society through the lives of children across cultures and throughout the centuries. Exhibition demonstrates the artists’ invention, whimsy, dexterity, improvisation and imagination. Admission: $2 donation. (925) 631-4379 or http://gallery.stmarys-ca.edu.

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social action

Sunday, July 16
20th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Walk with a parish team coordinated by Catholic Charities of the East Bay for this annual fundraiser. Over the last 13 years CCEB parish teams have raised over $300,000 on this 10-kilometer fundraising walk. To register as a walker or to organize a parish team call Bill Dow, (510) 865-1942 or willydow@comcast.net.


June 25 – July 1
St. Stephen Parish, Walnut Creek. 40th Anniversary Celebration. June 25: 10 a.m. Mass, Bishop Allen Vigneron presider. Cathy Hicks, Walnut Creek mayor, plans to attend and issue a proclamation honoring the parish; June 27: 7:30 p.m. concert featuring Keenan Boswell who first performed at St. Stephen at age 10 and who begins studies at Juilliard this fall; July 1: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., parish picnic on the parish grounds. Food and drink prices will be from the 1960s when the parish was founded. “It’s About Time,” a jazz band featuring parishioner Joe DeHope, will perform. 7 p.m.: A dance with the celebration’s theme, “The Little Parish That Could,” will wind up the festivities. Refreshments provided. Tickets are $10, and are available after Masses on Sunday or at the door. Joann Kurpinsky, (925) 939-3826 or keavenyct@sbcglobal.net.


Saturday, Sept. 23
Presentation High School, San Francisco. 50th Anniversary Reunion. Information: Aggie Roensch Malanca, tomagco@yahoo.comor (925) 283-4477.




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