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April 23, 2007VOL. 45, NO. 8Oakland, CA Calendar of Events

Continuing the music tradition
Great music will sound through Peralta Park as Berkeley’s St. Mary’s High School salutes its long and hallowed music tradition at the Bobby N. Barrett Afternoon of Music on May 6. The annual event honors Barrett (shown in this undated photo leading a band), who spent nearly 30 years as a faculty member and band leader at the school before his death in 1991. Since its 2002 inception the event has raised over $300,000 for the school’s tuition assistance program. The Afternoon of Music, which begins at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium at 1294 Albina Ave. in Berkeley, will feature performances by student musicians in a cabaret setting. A hosted reception will be at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35. Reservation deadline: April 30. For tickets and event sponsorships, contact Joanne Marchetti Howe at (510) 559-6227.


Wednesdays, April 25, May 2, 9
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.

Thursdays, April 26, May 10, 24
Grief Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Meets through the end of August. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864.

Friday, April 27
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.

Saturday, April 28
Mary Crowning and Mass. At St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. 9:30 a.m.: Rosary recited by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas followed by Mass at 10 a.m. Pat, (925) 934-1059.

May 5, 15
Healing Masses. At St. Albert the Great Church, 1022 Holly St., Alameda. May 5: 7 pm.; May 15: 7:30 p.m. (510) 522-2185 or Cheryl, (510) 378-5723.

Saturday, May 12
Eucharistic Liturgy. 4:30 p.m. at Motherhouse Chapel, Sisters of Holy Family, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, living and deceased are recognized and honored.

Sunday, May 13
Fatima Devotion. 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Holy Rosary in different languages, and procession. Every 13th of the month from May-October. www.stmargmaryoak.org.

Monday, May 14
Abba Father Prayer Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Presider: Father Jeffrey Keyes. (510) 793-1750.
May 25 – 28
A Women’s Cursillo Weekend. At St. John the Baptist Parish, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo. The weekend will begin the evening of May 25 and concludes in the evening of May 28. Contact Nita Volker, (925) 828-9442 or Carolyn Steele, (925) 648-4890.

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Mondays, April 23, 30
“Amazing Grace!” 7:30 p.m. in the Pope John XXIII room at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Participants will explore Paul’s letters to the Romans in which Paul speaks about the frustration of struggles with sin, the need for God’s grace, God’s merciful, fatherly love, and the splendor of life with Christ. $10 for cost of materials. Julie Gallagher, (925) 447-4549 or upcatholic@aol.com.

Wednesdays, April 25, May 2, 9
Men’s Bible Study. 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Parish, 440 LaGonda Way, Danville. John Duncan, mensbible@yahoo.com.

Thursdays, April 26, May 3, 10
Thursday Morning Bible Study at St. Ignatius Parish. 9:30 – 11 a.m. at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Rose, (925) 754-3425.

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April 23- 27
Mid-Week Silent Contemplative Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Spend a week with Sister Ishpriya, who has a gift for teaching profound truths with clarity, simplicity, conviction and humor. $330 private/$255 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, April 28
Women’s Retreat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. “Lessons of the Heart: Parent/Child Relationships (Your Children and God.)” Facilitator: Yolande Barial of “Your Words Project.” $10 cost includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. (510) 654-7600.

Monday, April 30
Day for Parish Ministers, Ministering to the Ministers. 9 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitator, Sister Molly Neville, SNJM. Prayer, presentations, discussion and questions as well as quiet reflection in a restful setting. Open to all who work and give of their time in parishes. $55 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141.

May 7 – 9
Three-day Retreat with Jesse Manibusan. 7 – 9 p.m. in All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Parish office, (510) 581-2570.

May 11 – 13
Weekend Retreat for Mothers: Lessons and Graces of Motherhood. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenters: Father Rusty Shaughnessy, O.F.M. and Karla Obernesser. $190 private room/ $160 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

May 18 – 20
Latino Retreat: Hope in Silence. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenters: Father Oscar Mendez, O.F.M. and Brother Jose Nerio, O.F.M. Presentations, small group discussions, prayer time, moments of silence. $150 private room/$120 shared room. (925)837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

May 18 – 21
St. Bonaventure Men’s Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Retreat leader: Father Thomas Bonacci, parochial vicar at St. Ignatius Parish in Antioch and a nationally known retreat master and Scripture scholar. Matt Remington, (925) 672-4006, Peter Nixon, (925) 363-5884, or www.stbonaventure.net/msnretreat.shtml.

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Saturday, April 28
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 150 institutions of higher learning, including private college and public universities from across the country. Some workshops conducted in Spanish. Free and open to the public. A free shuttle will run between the Orinda BART station and St. Mary’s every 20 minutes between noon and 4 p.m. (925) 631-4224 or www.stmarys-ca.edu/ebcc.

Sunday, April 29
Linda Allen’s Journey to Israel and Palestine. 7:30 p.m. at La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Linda Allen, singer, songwriter and educator, was invited to the Middle East last year to share and teach peace songs to children and youth. Allen shares her journey through song, story and photos and asks: “How do we respond?” “How do we move from compassion to passionate action?” $10. Sponsors: Eastbay Friends of Sabell, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Father Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Berkeley and La Pena Cultural Center. (510) 849-2568.

Tuesdays, May 1, 15
East Bay Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. (social) at 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Speakers at 7:30 p.m. May 1: Joseph Carver, S.J., “Mass Confusion: What’s on the Menu After Fish on Friday”; May 15: Sarah Cozzi, “Spiritual Practices for Daily Life.” Sponsors: St. Leo Parish in Oakland and Kerry House. (510) 654-6177.

Thursday, May 3
Journey of Alex Jones. Noon to 2 p.m. at Glad Tidings Catholic Bookstore, 6700 Santa Rita Road, Suite K, in Pleasanton. The former Pentecostal minister who converted to Catholicism will take part in a book signing. Refreshments will be served. Information: (925) 847-9787. 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Jones talks about his spiritual journey. $10 donation per person. David, (925) 686-9277.

Friday, May 4
First Friday at St. Joseph the Worker. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker School, Marian Hall (2nd Floor), 2125 Jefferson St., Berkeley. (Venue is not wheelchair accessible.) The Father Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee presents “Lives for Sale,” a film (co-produced by Maryknoll Productions and Lightfoot Films) that goes beyond political rhetoric to show why immigrants risk everything to chase the American Dream. Also examines two promising ventures that seek to address the root causes of immigration. Free admission. (510) 482-1062.

Saturday, May 5
Second Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 2725 Elm St., Napa. “Authentic Catholic Manhood: Imitating St. Joseph.” Speakers: Alex Jones and Father Robert Spitzer, S.J. Limited space. Pre-register by April 26 for $30; at the door, $35. Fee includes gourmet lunch and continental breakfast. Mass and confessions available during the conference. Fathers are encouraged to bring sons who are teenage and older. (415) 387-2324.

Tuesday, May 8
Catholics @ Work. 7 – 8 15 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. (Mass at 6:30 a.m.) Speakers: Bill Cox, president and CEO of the Alliance of Catholic Health Care, and Mary Jo Potter, managing partner of Highperlink, will discuss “The Invisible $52 Billion Elephant: Catholic Healthcare.” A full buffet breakfast will be served. $25 for members, $32 for non-members. www.catholicsatwork.org.

Thursday, May 10
Understanding African American Catholicism. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Presenter: Social Service Sister Eva Marie Lumas, assistant professor of religious education and culture at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. Workshop for pastoral leaders such as priests, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, pastoral council members, principals, and teachers. $10 cost includes lunch. Peggy Maurer, (510) 267-8348.

Catholic Culture and 19th Century Art Movements. 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. “John Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and the German Nazarenes.” Erik Keilholtz will speak on one critic and two groups of artists who were determined to reunite the fine arts with their Christian heritage. (888) 619-7882 or www.StAnthonyPaduaInstitute.org.

May 25 – 27
20th Annual Nor-Cal Catholic Charismatic Convention. Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Theme: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord.” This will be a time of praise, worship, reconciliation, teaching with miracles and healing. Information/registration: (707) 643-2238 or www.ncrcspirit.com.

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Friday, April 27
St. Joachim School’s Fourth Annual Dinner Dance and Auction. 6 – 10 p.m. a t21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. This year’s theme: “A Night in Paris,” will feature a Parisian atmosphere with live and silent auctions. Auction items include airline tickets, art, jewelry, sports memorabilia, an Oakland A’s Skybox and golf packages. For more information, reservations, or to donate items for the auction, call the school at (510) 783-3177 or visit the website: www.stjoachimschool.org.

Saturday, April 28
“My Fair Lady”: A Tea at St. Joseph School. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Tickets: $27 each or $200 for a party of eight. Jackie Scott, (510) 396-5688. Sponsor: The Sister Gonzaga’s Tea Committee – 2007. Proceeds benefit the Tuition Assistance Program and the Dominican Sisters Vision of Hope.

Livermore Knights of Columbus Golden Year Kick-off Western BBQ and Dance. 4 p.m. at St. Michael Hall, 3rd and Maple, Livermore. Begins with no-host bar followed by BBQ Tri-tip and chicken dinner with all the fixings at 5 p.m.; dance, raffle and auctions, 6 – 10 p.m. Music and line dancing instruction by Rita’s Rock N Rodeo. $15 adults ages 13 and over, $9 children 12 and under. Jake and Angel, (925) 449-1278, Mike, (925) 455-9420 or Brian Littrell, brianlit@sonic.net.

Thursday, May 3
Risotto and Chicken Dinner. 6:15 p.m. at St. Theresa Hall, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. Begins with no-host cocktails followed by dinner at 7 p.m. $16 adults, $7 children 7-12 years of age. Limited seating. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 223. Make check payable to I.C.F., Br. #223, mail to: Holly Raineri, 1074 Annerley Road, Piedmont, CA 94610 or (510) 451-0608.

Saturday, May 5
Card Party and Salad Luncheon. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John Community Center, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Bridge, card games, and pokeno (similar to bingo). Lunch at noon, games continue after. Also door prizes, 50/50, and silent auction. Donation: $12 per person. Advanced paid reservations required. Information/tickets: (510) 278-2405. Sponsor: St. Gerard Women’s Club (affiliated with St. John Church).

Italian Catholic Federation Primavera Dinner Dance. 6 p.m. at St. Michael Hall, 372 Maple St., Livermore. Begins with no-host cocktails, dinner by Chef Tony Martinelli at 7 p.m. Live dance music by JP Smooth Sounds and raff.e $27 per person. Reservations by April 29: (925) 462-3798 or Maureen, (925) 846-4488. Proceeds fund ICF charities.

Thursday, May 10
Assumption School’s Women’s Social. 6 – 9 p.m. at Assumption School Gym, 1851-136th Ave., San Leandro. The “Springtime in Paris” event is an evening of good, music, socializing and shopping. Tickets: $25. Proceeds will help improve technology in the school’s classrooms. Reservation deadline: May 7. (510) 357-7457.

Saturday, May 12
Day at the Races. 11:30 a.m. at St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Includes lunch. $35 donation. Sponsor: parish’s Luau Committee. (510) 654-7600.

Tribute to Tony Aiello. 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. A celebration of four decades of ministry of the educator who retires in June. (510) 523-1526.

Black and White Ball. 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Parish Hall, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Dinner, dancing, silent auction. $50. Genia, (925) 944-5239.

Sunday, May 13
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch/Best House and Garden. At 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reserved seating only. $40 adults, $15 children 4-12 years old, free for children under three. Limited seating. (510) 624-4512.

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support groups

Thursday, April 26
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa (CDWS). 7 – 9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 7 – 9 p.m. Diane G., (510) 527-2148 or Joan S., (925) 939-1007. These peer group meetings are free.

Thursdays, April 26, May 10
Bereavement Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Kim, (925) 735-3741.

Thursdays, April 26, May 3, 10
Cancer Support Groups. At Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. East Bay Cancer Group offers the following drop-in groups: bereavement: 5 – 6:30 p.m.; breast cancer, 5 – 6:30 p.m.; adult cancer patient, 6:30 – 8 p.m.; caregivers for cancer patients, 6:30 – 8 p.m. (510) 889-8766.

Thursday, May 10
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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Saturday, April 28
The Red and White Reunion Alumni Dinner Dance. 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth High School Gymnasium, 1530-34th Ave., Oakland. $35 per person. Evening attire: red and white. Sponsor: St. Elizabeth High School Alumni Association. (510) 532-6473.

Saturday, May 19
65th Class Reunion Luncheon. At Cityscape Restaurant at the Hilton, San Francisco. All Class of 1942 alumnae of Presentation High School in San Francisco are invited. Hosted by Cecelia Nihill Gaddini. Those interested in attending should contact Helen Harwood, director of alumnae, (415) 422-5015 or hharwood@pbvmsf.org.

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golf tournaments

Monday, April 23
23rd Annual Catholic Charities Golf Classic. 10 a.m. (registration), noon (tee-off) at Discovery Bay Country Club. $250 per player, includes lunch, reception, dinner. $50 dinner only. Doren Martin, (415) 350-0734 or dorensf@msn.com.

Monday, May 7
16th Annual Salesian Golf Tournament. 11:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start at Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa. $600 foursome; $160 individual player includes 18 holes, cart, tournament, shirt, tri-tip dinner and raffle opportunities. Proceeds benefit tuition assistance. Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com. Registration forms can also be downloaded at www.salesian.com on the alumni link.



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