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 February 19, 2007VOL. 45, NO. 4Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Focus on Luke
Paulist Father James DiLuzio will bring his dramatic proclamation of Luke’s Gospel to the Family Lenten Retreat at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave. in Livermore, March 5 – 8, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Father DiLuzio will kick off the retreat by preaching at all the Masses the weekend of March 3 and 4. A children’s faith formation version will be offered March 7 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. The retreat will culminate March 8 at 7:30 p.m. with a communal reconciliation service. Free-will donation of $5/session. Contact: Julie, upcatholic@aol.com.


Is the end near?
Popular speaker Father Tom Bonacci will speak about the popularity of the Evangelical Movement and predictions of the end of the world on Feb. 28 at St. Stephen Church, 1101 Keaveny Court in Walnut Creek, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Annette Roux at (925) 939-3826 ext. 44 or gizzymo3@sbcglobal.net.

lenten spirituality

Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
Thursday Evening Lenten Series. 7 – 9 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. A Pilgrim’s Journey of Conversion with Chiara’s Lantern. Series of six evenings. Participants may attend as many evening as you wish, but there is a special cost for attending all the evenings. Pre-registration requested; walk-ins welcome. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

March 9 – 11
Lenten Retreat for Vietnamese Young Adults. At the Youth Retreat Center, 1977 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. Sister Rosaline L. Nguyen, (510) 628-2153 or Rnguyen@oakdiocese.org.

Lenten Retreat for Men and Women. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Father Rusty Shaughnessy and Rena Grant present Our Lenten Journey: Following in the Footsteps of Jesus. $190 private room; $160 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, March 17
A Lenten Retreat: Journey Through the Desert. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Assembly Hall at Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Presenter: Father Jose Arong, O.M.I. $25 per person, lunch bag included. Reservations suggested: Gid Eugenio, (510) 684-9051 or email 4gid@yahoo.com; Cora Pediglorio, (925) 997-3158 or 1823@sbcglobal.net.



Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14
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. Sponsor: Charismatic Catholic Renewal. (800) 474-6644.

Thursday, Feb. 22
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Presider: Father Paulson Mundanmani. Begins with praise and
worship, Mass at 7:30 p.m. Jim Cowley, (925) 944-0359.

Friday, Feb. 23

Taize: An Evening of Prayer Around the Cross. 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Taize is an ecumenical, candlelight service consisting of song, readings, meditation and silence. All are welcome. E-mail: taize_on_the_island@yahoo.comor www.geocities.com/taize_on_the_island/index.html.

Friday, March 2
Catholic Ladies Aid Society Day of Recollection. 9 a.m. at Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Moderator: Father Paul Devine, Grand Chaplain. $12 cost includes continental breakfast and lunch. Bernadette Bisio, (510) 234-8865 or Alba Silva, (707) 762-6932. Limited seating.
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 1145 Gilman St., Berkeley. Sponsor: Light of the World Charismatic Prayer Group. Joan: (510) 524-9563.

Sunday, March 4
29th Annual SPRED Diocesan Liturgy. 10:30 a.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 3700 Dorisa Ave., Oakland. Presider: Bishop Allen Vigernon. Reception to follow. (510) 635-7252 or www.oakdiocese.org/spred.

Saturday, March 10
Day of Prayer. 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Entitled “Receiving God’s Extravagant Love,” the day includes Eucharist, reflections, sharing, breakfast and lunch. $15. Carmen, (925) 944-5970 or cascholl@astound.net.

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bible study

Wednesdays, Feb. 21, 28, March 7
Men’s Bible Study. 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Parish, 440 LaGonda Way, Danville. John Duncan, mensbible@yahoo.com.

Thursdays, Feb. 22, March 1, 8
Thursday Morning Bible Study at St. Ignatius Parish. 9:30 – 11 a.m. at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Rose, (925) 754-3425.



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.

Thursdays, Fridays
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek

Friday, March 2
First Friday Adoration. 7 a.m. on Friday – 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (all night) at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek.

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March 2-4
ACDF Recovery: Heroes and Heroines. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitators: Carol Mitchell and Paul Slakey, MA, MFT. This retreat is for people who are comfortable with the 12-step process and includes group sharing, presentations, prayer and spiritual support. $185 private room; $155 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

March 23-25
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. In the Sonoma Wine Country. For women, men, couples and family members touched by abortion. Retreat includes sharing of stories, Scripture-based spiritual exercises, sacraments and a memorial service. $150 per person, $200 per couple. Financial assistance available. For a complete information packet: (510) 267-8335 or mrodman@oakdiocese.org. Inquiries and participation are strictly confidential.

Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information or a brochure, contact Ray and Roberta Montes at (925) 0110 after 6 p.m.

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Thursday, Feb. 22
Sacred Hospitality Between the Religions. 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Great Commission, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. Presenter: Father Pierre-Francois de Bethune, OSB, a Benedictine monk and prior of the Monastere Saint-Andre de Clerlande in Belgium. Father Bethune also serves as secretary-general of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, a worldwide organization devoted to meaningful exchange between religions. Sponsor: Institute for World Religions and the Pacific School of Religion, both in Berkeley. Free and open to the public. (510) 848-9788 or iwr@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, Feb. 24
Personal and Spiritual Growth. 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. Motivational speaker Terry Hershey will discuss “Jesus in Skin.” Parish center, (925) 757-9515.

Sunday, Feb. 25
Annual General Meeting of English Cursillo of the Oakland Diocese. 2 – 4 p.m. at St. Joan of Arch Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon. All Cursillistas are invited and encouraged to attend. Nita Volker, (925) 828-9442 or nitavolker@hotmail.com; web: http://st-raymond-dublin.org/cursillo.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
The Bishop John S. Cummins Inaugural Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. “The New Anti-Catholicism and Why Catholics Should Welcome It.” Presenter: Father Mark Massa, S.J., the Karl Rahner Professor of Theology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the co-director of the Francis and Ann Curran Center at Fordham University. Respondent: Sophia Parks, religious studies, Holy Names University in Oakland. Free admission. Co-sponsors: Newman Hall, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan School of Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Holy Names University in Oakland, St. Mary’s College in Moraga, and Queen of the Holy Rosary College in Fremont.

Saturday, March 3
Finding the Creative and Spiritual in Everyday Life. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Bade Museum at Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. Practical engagement with spirituality and creativity in people’s daily lives is the subject of this event. Moderator: Paul Chaffee, director, Interfaith Center at the Presidio. This is the second Bade Conference on the theme of the Human Capacity for Peace. Sponsored by AHIMSA and the Institute of World Religions. Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 5
What Works for Parish Pastoral Councils. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. An evening for pastors and pastoral councilors. Refreshments available. Workshop is courtesy of the Bishop’s Appeal. Office for Pastoral Planning: csiebenand@oakdiocese.orgor (510) 267-8358.

March 8, 9
Medicine and Culture: Chinese-Western Exchange (1640-ca. 1950). At University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Campus, 2800 Turk St., San Francisco. March 8: 5:45-7 p.m. keynote public lecture in Del Santo Reading Room. Keynote: Marta Hanson, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, on Jesuits and Medicine in China at the Qing Imperial Court. Free and open to the public; March 9: 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. symposium in LM 100. $15 conference only, $25 conference including boxed lunch. (415) 422-6401 or www.ricci.usfca.edu.

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Saturday, March 3
5th Annual Wood-Rose College Preparatory Dinner and Auction. 5 – 10 p.m. at Shadelands Art Center, 111 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. $35 per person. Reservations requested: (925) 671-9447 or www.woodroseprepp.org. Ticket orders should be send to: Wood-Rose College Preparatory, P.O. Box 21464, Concord, CA 94521.

Benefit Dinner for Golden Gate Boys Choir. 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 6013 Lawton Ave., Oakland. Menu: crab, pasta, garlic bread, fruit and salad bar, dessert. Beverages on sale. $35 adults. Children’s hot dog supper also available. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers Musical Program and Scholarships. Reservations: (510) 887-4311.

Saturday, March 10
St. Michael’s Annual Auction Fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Theme: “Lights! Camera! Auction!,” a salute to classic Hollywood including dinner (at 7 p.m.), dancing, live music, live and silent auctions and the annual parish raffle. Andre or Melinda Miron, (925) 456-7516.

Sunday, March 11
Young Ladies Institute (YLI) Noel Institute 113 Annual Spring Luncheon. Noon at Assumption School Hall, 1851-136th St., San Leandro. $10 donation. Spring Buffet and raffle prizes offered. Reservations: Eleanor Gallagher, (510) 352-3984.

Tuesday, March 13
St. Martin de Porres Gala. 6-9 p.m. at the Flood Mansion, 2222 Broadway, San Francisco. Jazz by Napata Mero. Buffet supper; wine bar; live and silent auction. (510) 652-2220 or www.stmdp.org.

Friday, March 16
St. Patrick’s Day Salad Bar. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in parish hall at St. Callistus Church, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. $8 per person. A raffle will be held. Sue Brown, (510) 223-5217; Carole Freeman, (510) 223-4917 or carosteve@comcast.net.

Saturday, March 17
The Irish-American Culture Club’s 7th Annual Dinner Dance. 6 p.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville. Begins with no-host cocktail, followed by Irish buffet dinner at 7 p.m., dance music from 8 – 11 p.m. Formal or party attire. Members: $50 per person, non-members: $55 per person. Betty, (925) 939-5285.

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crab feeds

Saturday, March 3
Mary’s House Crab Feed-Silent Auction-Dance. 5:15 p.m. at St. Isidore Ministry Building, 440 LaGonda Way, Danville. Fresh crab or N.Y. steak. $35 per person or $320 for table of 10. Deadline: Feb. 25. (All tickets will be held at door.) Proceeds benefit Mary’s House, a residence for pregnant women in crisis. Analyn Garcia, (510) 236-0383 or Lou Santero, (925) 846-5124.


support groups

Thursday, Feb. 22
Ongoing Bereavement Support Group. 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Castro Valley room at Eden Hospital, 20103 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley. Meets second and fourth Thursdays. Barbara Gordon, (510) 450-8867.

Bereavement Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Kim, (925) 735-3741.

Monday, March 5
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.

Thursday, March 8
Grief Support Ministry. 7 p.m. at St. Michael Convent, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Meets second Thursday of each month. Margaret Johnson, (925) 447-2282.

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Feb. 23, 24, March 2, 3
De La Salle High School Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 8 p.m. at De La Salle Theater, 1130 Winton Dr., Concord. $10 adults, $5 students 18 and under. (925) 686-3310 ext. 8143 or (925) 685-2716.

Thursday, March 1
An Intimate Evening with Debbie De Coudreaux. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Names High School Theater, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. Debbie de Coudreaux, HNHS alum and entertainer, will showcase a variety of singing styles, performing songs that retrace her life-changing experiences in Paris. HNHS choral students will perform with her. $50 per person. Sponsors, who contribute at $1,000 or $500 levels, will be hosted at a private cocktail reception prior to the performance and will receive a goodie bag of unique gifts. Proceeds benefit Holy Names High School. Kathryn Moir, (510) 450-1110, ext. 118 or kmoir@hnhsoakland.org.

Sunday, March 4
“Phyllis.” 2 p.m. (reception), 3 p.m. (showtime) at Black Repertory Theater, 3201 Adeline St., Berkeley. A play, written by Mari Evans, based on the life of Phyllis (or Phillis) Wheatley, sold into slavery at age 8. She grew up in Boston, where her owners taught her how to write. She wrote poems and became the first published African American female writer. $20 donation. Sponsor: Scholarship Committee at St. Columba Parish in Oakland. (510) 654-7600.

Through March 4
Carlos Villa Retrospective. Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga. Group tours by appointment. A long-time San Francisco Art Institute professor, Carlos Villa was one of the first artists in the Bay Area to incorporate images of indigenous peoples and ritual objects into his work, reflecting the Oceanic, Asian and African heritage that is a part of the region’s cultural history. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $2 adult; free for children ages 12 and under. (925) 631-4379.

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