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 July 3, 2006 • VOL. 44, NO. 13 • Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

A Time to Heal
Dr. Larry Dossey, author of the best-selling “The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: 14 Natural Steps to Health and Happiness,” and other scholars will make presentations on the topic of “Cosmology of Health” during the Sophia Summer Institute at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., in Oakland, July 20 – 23. A post-Institute retreat featuring Miriam Therese Winter and Susana Diaz, M.D., will be held on the HNU campus July 23 – 25. (800) 794-8813 or sophiactr@aol.com.


Afternoon of Song
Singer-composer Janet Sullivan Whitaker will perform with her band at St. James Episcopal Church, Thornton Avenue at Cabrillo Terrace in Fremont, on July 16 at 3 p.m. The performance will feature the Berkeley native’s unique approach to sacred music for the church and for the world. General admission: $15, children under five are free. Childcare available. (510) 797-1492 or www.saintj.com.


Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 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.

Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

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.

Saturday, July 15
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Presented as an introduction to the charismatic experience. Sponsor: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office. (925) 828-6644.

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.

Sunday, July 23
Healing Mass with Father Robert Faricy, S.J. 4 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 1022 Holly St., Alameda. (510) 522-2185 or www.robertfaricy.org.

Sunday, Aug. 8
The Handmaid of the Liturgy Sung by St. Dominic’s Solemn Mass Choir. 11:30 a.m. (during Mass), at St. Dominic’s Church, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco. “The Transfiguration: Renaissance Italy.” (415) 567-7824, www.stdominics.org.

Sunday, Aug. 20
42nd Annual Feast of Our Lady Queen of the World. 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Dr., Bay Point. Multi-cultural Mass followed by “Anniversary Fest Celebration” that includes ethnic food and entertainment for youth and adults. (925) 458-4718

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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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July 6 – 7
Mary of Magdala: Communion of Sacred Embrace. Retreat for Men and Women with Victoria MacDonald. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Through Scripture, film, group discussion, prayer, and reflection, discover Mary of Magdala as a new model of spiritual maturity for our time. $105 private room/$80 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17
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.

July 23 – 28
Five-Day Silent Contemplative Retreat: Teach Us To Pray. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitator: Father Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM. Come to this peaceful environment for five days of silence and time spent with God and nature. $340/$265. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

July 26 – 30
Celebrating the Quality of Your Presence: Native American Spirituality and Ritual. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Facilitator: Sister Jose Hobday, OSF, who lives on the Yaqui Reservation in downtown Tucson, AZ, where she ministers among those who are most poor. $320 private room/$300 shared room; includes all meals, socials, and program materials. Sister Rosina, (650) 325-5614, ext. 14 or rosina@vallombrosa.org.

Saturday, July 29
Scripture Day: Saints Peter and Paul. 9 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitator: Bill Creasy. An exploration of the lives of Peter and Paul as “heroes in the making.” $55 fee includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Aug. 18 – 20
Charismatic Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Led by Father Richard McAlear, well-known for his teaching and healing ministry. Theme: “Our Victory is in the Cross of Christ Jesus.” Double occupancy: $165. RoseMarie, (925) 828-6644 or Valerie, (925) 551-5827.

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Sunday, July 9
Lay Dominican Spirituality. After the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Albert’s Priory, 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland. Discover the Pillars of the Dominican Order by attending this free informational gathering. Tom Raftery, OPL, (510) 843-4751.

July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8
The Gospel of Judas. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Holy Family Motherhouse, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Father Thomas Bonacci, C.P. will present this four-part series on the recently translated document made public by the National Geographic Society. July 18: An introduction to the non-canonical gospels; July 25: Stories of Judas by the evangelists; Aug. 1: The function and purpose of the Judas stories; Aug. 8: Highlights from the discovery. A free-will donation will be accepted. (510) 656-2331.

Thursday, July 20
HIV/AIDS in Vietnam: the Church’s Response and Other Things. 7:30 p.m. upstairs in the Lounge, Holy Spirit/Newman Hall Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Presenters: Father John Toai, Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Tenley Mogk, HIV/AIDS program manager, Catholic Relief Services, will discuss the HIV/AIDS work in Vietnam of both the archdiocese’s Committee of Pastoral Care and the work of Catholic Relief Services, the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community.

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Sunday, July 9
Ravioli Dinner 50/50 Raffle and Bingo. 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Hall, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. $12 adults, $6 children (12 years and younger). Sponsor: I.C.F. Branch 72 Pittsburg. Rose Jarrett, (925) 957-0269 or Jane Russo, (925) 432-7889.

Saturday, July 15
Mini Luau Dinner Dance. 6 – 11 p.m. at St. John Parish in San Lorenzo. Includes Hawaiian entertainment and dancing to live music by Rich Torre. Door prizes. Tickets must be paid in advance. Deadline: July 7. Reservations: Linda, (510) 276-1131; Helen, (510) 278-6494; or Rose, (510) 278-2405.

Sunday, July 23
St. Bonaventure’s 4th Mini-Festival Hispano. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Enjoy the traditional foods of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru and El Salvador. (925) 672-5800 or www.stbonaventure.net.

Thursday, Aug. 10
Salad Bar and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $7 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Father Francisco de Lasuen, #1508, Mission San Jose. Proceeds go to the Court’s Charities. Regena Dennie, (510) 656-3892

Saturday, Sept. 9
Salesian High School Second Annual Red and Black Ball. 8 p.m. – midnight at Salesian High, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Step out for an evening of music, dancing, culinary treats and specialty bars. Also live jazz, R&B and rock n’ roll. Tickets: $40 adults, 18-30, $60 for other adults, $500 for parties of 10 or more. Proceeds go to the Salesian Tuition Assistance Fund. Melanie Leinweber, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1106 or mleinweber@salesian.com.

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support groups

Thursday, July 6
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 p.m. in Walnut Creek. Call Diana G., (510) 527-2148 or Joan S., (925) 939-1007, for information, location.

Tuesdays, July 11, 25
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, July 12, 26, Aug. 9
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.

July 13, 27, Aug. 10, 24
Bereavement Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Bi-monthly support group concludes Sept. 14. Mary, (925) 846-5377.

Thursday, July 20
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 p.m. in El Cerrito. Call Diana G., (510) 527-2148 or Joan S., (925) 939-1007, for information, location.

Monday, Aug. 7
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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Sundays, July 9, 16
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. July 9: Charles Talmadge, organist; July 16: David Hatt., organist.

Through July 15
A Pilgrimage to Manzanar. At Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. An exhibition of materials from the collection of the Graduate Theological Union Library pertaining to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and to Manzanar, one of 10 internment camps. The exhibit highlights the role of religious voices before, during, and after the internment. (510) 649-2501 or library@gtu.edu.

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. 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.

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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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July 8 – 30
July Book Sale. At St. Anne Parish Hall, 1600 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. A very large, eclectic collection. July 8, 15, 22, 29: 1 – 6:30 p.m.; July 9, 16, 23, 30: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; July 12, 19, 26: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 24, 25
Auditions for “The Passion Play Project.” 7 p.m. at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio, 512 West 2nd St., Antioch. Men, women and children are needed for fill many roles. No prior acting experience is required. Rehearsals begin on July 31. Performances will be held Sept. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17. (925) 777-0859.

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