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 August 7, 2006VOL. 44, NO. 14Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Death row innocent
Juan Melendez, who spent almost 18 years on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit before his exoneration and release in 2002, will talk about his story Aug. 10, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Prism Café, 1918 Park Blvd., in Oakland. This is a fundraising event for the newly formed organization, Juan Melendez Voices United for Justice. Suggested donation: $25. Everyone is welcome with or without a donation. RSVP: Jeff Gaddy, (415) 225-3230.



Sunday, Aug. 6
Solemn Mass. 11:30 a.m. at St. Dominic’s Church, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco. The Handmaid of the Liturgy Sung by St. Dominic’s Solemn Mass Choir. “The Transfiguration: Music of Renaissance Italy.” (415) 567-7824, www.stdominics.org.

Wednesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30
Christ the King Bible Study and Charismatic Prayer Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at 6 St. Lawrence Ct., Pleasant Hill. Share in charismatic praise, singing and openness to the gifts of God’s Spirit. (800) 474-6644.

Saturday, Aug. 12
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. An introduction to the charismatic experience. Sponsor:Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office. (925) 828-6644.

Sunday, Aug. 20
44th 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

Monday, Aug. 21
Healing Mass. 7 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Facilitator: Father Richard McAlear, international speaker in residence at Ave Maria University in Florida. Sponsor: Women’s Christian Fellowship of St. Bonaventure. Sharon, (925) 673-3306.

Tuesday, Aug. 22
Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Diocese of Oakland (CEDDO) Opening Mass and First Membership Meeting. 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. All are welcome to attend this Mass, celebrated by Bishop Allen Vigneron. This is a newly founded association to promote prayer and Eucharistic devotion and to assist the Bishop in local and diocesan Eucharistic events. (925) 682-5447.

Friday, Aug. 25
Ultreya. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Carl, (510) 223-1003.

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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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Thursday, Aug. 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.

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

Aug. 25 – 27
Young Adults Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Father Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM and Sister Michelle L’Allier, OSF, are facilitators for “Divine Mercy: A Daring Pilgrimage of the Heart.” Explore the spiritual guidance that comes through the Magnificat of Mary. $55 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 15 – 17
Women’s Weekend Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Facilitator: Father Patrick Crowley, nationally known speaker. Theme: “Rejoice! O Highly Favored Daughter.” $220 single/$190 double for all lodging, meals and materials. Registration closes when full. Sponsor: St. Bonaventure Women’s Christian Fellowship. Andrea, (925) 680-8588.

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Aug. 18, 19
Basic Catechist Certification. At St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Aug. 18: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Aug. 19: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (morning and afternoon courses). Sponsor: Deanery 17 of the Diocese of Oakland. Available in English and Spanish. Michele Idiart Walsh, (510) 785-1818, MicheleIW@aol.com, or www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral/catechetics.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Practicing Nonviolence in Your Every Day Life. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. in Oakland. Ken Preston-Pile will teach participants nonviolent communication tools that can be used to help diffuse conflicts in every day life such as those involving family members and co-workers. $50. Sponsor: Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. (510) 268-8765 or ken@pacenbene.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 12
International Rights of Children. 7:30 p.m. at 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. Father Pete Byrne, who has worked with street kids in Lima, Peru and advocated for the rights of children around the world, will talk about how children continue to be denied their basic rights and how Catholics can respond in the light of our faith. (510) 276-5021.

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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, Aug. 12
Salsa Dance Night. At St. Lawrence O’Toole-St. Cyril Parish Gym, 3725 High St., Oakland. An evening of Salsa, Merengue, Cha-chas, Cumbia and Latin Dance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., salsa lessons from 8 – 9 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to music provided by DJ Good Sho. Admission: $10 per person, $5 ages 14 and under. Proceeds benefit St. Lawrence-St. Cyril Capital Improvement Fund.

Sunday, Aug. 20
The Palmdale Spectacular VII. 1 – 6 p.m. at the Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Multi-cultural entertainment and dancing, four-course dinner with wine, silent and live auctions. Tickets: $80. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the Sisters of the Holy Family. Preceded by a Special Auction Preview on Aug. 19, 1 – 4 p.m. Linda Micciche, (510) 624-4581 or www.holyfamilysisters.org.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Salesian High School Second Annual Red and Black Ball. 8 p.m. – midnight at 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. An evening featuring a variety of musical settings, dancing, culinary treats and specialty bars. Tickets: $40 for 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.

Sept. 9, 10
St. John’s Festival: Country Western Round Up. 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Sept. 9: noon – 10 p.m., dinner will be served 5 – 7 p.m.; Sept. 10: noon – 6 p.m. Food, games, entertainment for all ages. (510) 351-5050.

Tuesday, Sept. 12
Msgr. John McCracken Outstanding Bay Area Women of the Year Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Road, Oakland. Honoring Anne Dolan Rynders, executive director of FACE (Family Aid-Catholic Education). RSVP: by Sept. 1; $40 per ticket. Joe Vallor, (510) 768-3138 or joe@cceb.org.

Saturday, Sept. 16
St. Clement Annual Dinner Dance and Raffle. 6:30 p.m. at 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Donation: $35; early-bird rate of $65 per couple if purchased before Sept. 1. Parish center, (510) 582-7282.

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support groups

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.

Wednesdays, Aug. 9, 23
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.

Thursdays, Aug. 10, 24
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa (CDWS). 7 p.m. in Walnut Creek. Call Diana G., (510) 527-2148 or Joan S., (925) 939-1007, for more information and location.

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.

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Aug. 21 – Oct. 22
Eco Art to Raise Awareness of Nature’s Troubles. At Thatcher Gallery, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco. Using site-specific installations, photography, documented actions, public artworks, and a performance piece, this exhibition focuses attention to the diminishing natural resources and ecosystems on the plant. Features works by Bay Area and nationally known ecoartists. Co-sponsored and curated by WEAD, Women Environmental Artist Directory (www.weadartists.org). Free and open to the public during library hours. (415) 422-5178 or (415) 422-2044 or www.usfca.edu/library/thatcher/.

Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Aug. 27: Arvin Berner, organist; Sept. 3: Brunhilde Engelhard (Boston, MA), organist; Sept. 10: Ronald McKean, organist. (415) 567-2020, ext. 213.

Sept. 23 – 24
Little Hill Deanery Art Show. At St. Jerome Parish, Rohan Hall, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Sept. 23: 2:30 – 7 p.m.; Sept. 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Three parishes, St. Jerome, St. John (both El Cerrito) and St. David in Richmond, make up the Little Hill Deanery. Artists on exhibit: C.J. Accornero, Barbara Brendlinger, Curtis Boyle, Gerry Hair, S. Havilcek, Linda Milani, Yana Murphy, Katie Osenga, and Inna Jane Ray. Photographs, paintings, jewelry, purses, ceramics and cards will be on sale. Lee Nordland will present a wine tasting adventure Sept. 23 after 2 p.m., accompanied by savory snacks. Coffee and pastries will be available Sept. 24. (510) 525-0876.

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Aug. 12, 13
Rummage Sale. At St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Aug. 12: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Aug. 13: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Familia Corazon, “helping build homes for those in need.” Peter, (925) 706-7262.

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Saturday, Sept. 23
Junior High Rally: Jesus: Adrenaline in a Novocain World. 12:30 – 9:30 p.m. at All Saints Parish, Hayward. Mass at 5 p.m. Keynote speaker: Bob Perron,. Jon Manongdo from IXD will lead participants in song. The rally is for 7th and 8th graders. $20 per person. Jeremy Stafford, (510) 581-2570 x127 or jstafford_127@yahoo.com.

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golf tournament

Monday, Oct. 9
Bishop O’Dowd “Rocket” Roza Golf Classic. 11 a.m. shotgun start, at Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey, Oakland. Dinner and live auction follow. Proceeds to be used to help create technology-advanced classrooms at Bishop O’Dowd. Bernie Herlihy, (510) 632-2900, Lisa Mahoney, (510) 577-9100 ext. 302, or www.bishopodowd.org.

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Sept. 9 – 10
Holy Spirit School, Fremont. 50th Anniversary. At 3930 Parish Ave., Fremont. Sept. 9: Gala dinner and dance at the Newark Hilton; Sept. 10: Mass at Holy Spirit Church followed by a walk through memory lane (in the school gym) and an open house. (510) 793-3553 or http://www.holyspiritfremont.org/.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
St. Patrick School, Rodeo. Celebrating 50 Years. Anniversary Mass, Bishop Emeritus John Cummins, presiding. Followed by reception and a slide show of school events and students over the last 50 years. Information/reservations: (510) 799-2506.

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Saturday, Sept. 9
Salesian High School, Richmond. Classes of 1966, 1970, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2001. 6 – 8 p.m. at Salesian High, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. General tickets: $60, $40 for ages 18 – 30; $500 for parties of 10 or more. Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com.

Sept. 9 – Oct. 14
De La Salle High School, Concord. Classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, and 1996. Sept. 9: Class of 1981, Walnut Creek Marriott in Walnut Creek; Sept. 23: Class of 1976, Diablo Ranch in Walnut Creek; Oct. 7: Class of 1971, Embassy Suites in Walnut Creek; Oct 14: Class of 1986: Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek and Class of 1996, Scott’s, Jack London Square in Oakland. Laurel DeMaria, (925) 288-8181 or demarial@dlshs.org or www.dlshs.org.

Oct. 21 – 22
Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland. Reunion Weekend. Classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001. Highlights to include dinner and dancing on Oct. 20, “Back-to-School Day” featuring BBQ and open house on Oct. 21, and a Mass for alumni on Oct. 22. For more information or to volunteer: Betsy Cardis (Class of 1993), (510) 553-8632 or bcardis@bishopodowd.org.

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