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May 7, 2007VOL. 45, NO. 9Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Black and Catholic
Social Service Sister Eva Marie Lumas, assistant professor of religious education and culture at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, will address the topic, “Understanding African American Catholicism” at a workshop for pastoral leaders at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., in Oakland, on May 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsored by the diocesan diversity committee, the workshop is for priests, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers and pastoral council members, and others. $10 cost includes lunch. Information: Peggy Maurer, (510) 267-8348.


Celebrating the spirit
Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont will celebrate its 121st anniversary with its Holy Spirit Festival. The festival starts on May 26, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. with international food booths, live entertainment and more. The following day begins with a 11 a.m. procession, with part of the course proceeding down Fremont Boulevard to the church at 37588 Fremont Blvd, Mass at 12:30 p.m., culminating with the crowning of Courtney Fine (left) as Holy Spirit Festival Queen 2007. A novena preceding the festival starts May 18 at 7 p.m.


Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23
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, May 10
Prayer Service in Memory of Those Who Died By Violence. 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 322 St. James Dr., Piedmont. Share an evening of prayer remembering those who have died by violence. The parish has begun the process of hand transcribing the names of the American casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan into a memorial book which will be used at their All Souls liturgy.

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.

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

Friday, May 25
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.com or www.geocities.com/taize_on_the_island/index.html.

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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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.

May 25 – 27
The Gifts of Grief. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenter: Carol Kaplan, MFT. Participants will address the issues of loss and grief. Presentations, small group discussions, and experiential activities. $190 private room/$160 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Friday, June 1
Psychology of Forgiveness and Spiritual Formation. 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., workshop, at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Professional Workshop for 6 Continuing Education Units. Presenter: Peter Coster, MFT. Explore the process of forgiveness with attention to psycho-spiritual dynamics. For MFTs, LCSWs, RNs. $95 fee includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

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bible study

Mondays, May 7, 14, 21
“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, May 9, 16, 23
Men’s Bible Study. 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Parish, 440 LaGonda Way, Danville. John Duncan, mensbible@yahoo.com.

Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24
Thursday Morning Bible Study at St. Ignatius Parish. 9:30 – 11 a.m. at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Rose, (925) 754-3425.


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.

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.

Tuesday, May 15
East Bay Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. (social) at 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Speaker at 7:30 p.m. Sarah Cozzi, “Spiritual Practices for Daily Life.” Sponsors: St. Leo Parish in Oakland and Kerry House. (510) 654-6177.

Wednesday, May 16
Health Care Forum. 7:30 p.m. in Cauchi Hall at St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Learn about the various health care proposals being considered in Sacramento. Sister Marti McCarthy of Jericho will discuss some of the current options for expanded healthcare. Jericho has been a moral voice and a registered lobbyist in Sacramento for 20 years. All are welcome. (925) 682-3958.

Thursday, May 17
Straight Talk About Gays and Lesbians. 7 – 9 p.m., Mullins Commons, St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. The diocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach Ministry invites parents, friends, parish ministers and other interested persons to an evening of film, reflection and discussion. The film, “Straight From the Heart,” will begin the evening. To register: Office of Family Life, (925) 267-8392.

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. Speakers include Father Bill Adams from Whittier, CA, Deacon Bill Brennan from Stockton, and Father Richard McAlear from Naples, FL. Information/registration: (707) 643-2238 or www.ncrcspirit.com.

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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
Annual Classic American Car and Motorcycle Show. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John School, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Award presentation to begin at 2:30 p.m. Come for great cars, motorcycles, food, raffle prices, music, and “50s” costume contest. Admission for viewers is free. For vehicle registration, contact Darrell, (510) 733-2505. Questions?: JoAnn, (510) 909-2448.

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.

Saturday, May 19
Salad Bar/Fashion Show. Noon at St. Joseph’s School Auditorium, 1961 Plum St., Pinole. Tickets: $12. Door and raffle prizes. Sponsor: St. Anne’s Institute #78 Y.L.I. Carol, (510) 758-5285.

Thursday, May 24
Grandparents Day Celebration. 8:15 a.m. at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. All grandparents of current students or alumni are invited to the campus for the celebration. The gathering will begin with a Mass honoring Mary Help of Christians, patron of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Breakfast and a visit to classes will follow the liturgy. For more information, contact Janet Wilks at (510) 234-4433, ext. 1204 or jwilks@salesian.com.

Saturday, May 26
St. Anne’s Young Ladies Institute #78 Annual Golden Jubilee Burse for Seminarians. At St. Joseph Church, Pinole. Mass at 10 a.m., luncheon and program to follow. $20. Lunch is by reservation only. Rose Anne Wright, (510) 724-3272 or roseann_wright@comcast.net.

June 2, 3
St. Patrick Church’s 4th Annual Village Faire and Raffle. June 2: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 3: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Great prices on clothes and household items. Safe and fun activities for children on Saturday. Foods. Raffle will be held June 3. For raffle tickets or information: (510) 444-1081.

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support groups

Thursdays, May 10, 24
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. May 10: 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; May 24: 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. For information/directions: Diane, (510) 527-2148 or Joan, (925) 939-1007.
Bereavement Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864.

Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24
Cancer Support Groups. At Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. East Bay Cancer Group offers the following drop-in groups: adult bereavement for those who have lost someone to cancer, 5:30 – 7 p.m.; breast cancer patients, 5:30 – 7 p.m.; adult cancer patients, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; caregivers for cancer patients, 7 – 8:30 p.m. (510) 889-8766 or www.ebcancersupport.org.

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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May 11, 12
St. Elizabeth High School Production: “East Side Story.” 8 p.m. at 1530 34th Ave., Oakland. A modernized depiction of “Romeo and Juliet,” written by Hannah Schwadron, the school’s drama teacher. Set in present-day Oakland, the play delves into the lives of two star-crossed lovers, who meet amid the real complications faced by youth in Oakland today: the presence of violence, the need for personal expression, and the desire for love. (510) 532-8947.

Sundays, May 13, 27
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. May 13: Uppsala Cathedral Choir (Sweden); May 27: Christoph Tietze, organist. All recitals are open to the public. A free-will offering will be requested at the door. (415) 567-2020, ext. 213.

Thursday, May 17
Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Bishop O’Dowd High School, 9500 Stearns Ave., Oakland. Presented by the school’s Instrumental Music Department, the concert will feature: the instrumental ensemble, concert band, string orchestra, Jazz band and the 53-member Symphonic Band. Admission: $5 for adults, free for all students. (510) 577-9100.

Sunday, May 20
Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers Concert. 2 p.m. at Calvary Christian Center, 1516 Grand Ave., Alameda. Suggested donation: $10. Everyone is invited. (510) 887-4311 or www.ggbc.org.

Concert. 3 p.m. at Bishop O’Dowd High School, 9500 Stearns Ave., Oakland. Featuring an Honor Band from the MUSE Band Program. There will be many of the finest musicians from the parochial elementary schools in the Oakland Diocese as well as the Concert Band from BOD. (510) 577-9100.

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Saturday, May 19
65th Class Reunion Luncheon. At Cityscape Restaurant at the Hilton, San Francisco. All members of the Class of 1942 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.

golf tournaments

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 atwww.salesian.com on the alumni link.

Monday, May 14
St. Vincent’s Day Home Annual Golf Tournament. At Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland. Putting contest starts at 10:30 a.m. Event also includes lunch, golf, dinner and many games and prizes, including the “Corrigan Cup” given to the lowest scoring foursome. $250 per player. $75 dinner includes raffle, dinner and auction. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent Day’s Home, the oldest and largest child development center in Alameda County. Sister Ann Maureen Murphy, (510) 832-8324.

Saturday, June 16
St. Leander 1st Annual Golf Tournament. 11:30 a.m. check-in at Metropolitan Golf Links, Oakland. 1:30 p.m. shot gun (four person scramble), dinner at 6 p.m. $150 cost per golfer includes green fees, golf cart, tee prizes, BBQ buffet dinner, golf windshirt, goodie bag. (510) 351-4144.



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