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May 21, 2007 VOL. 45, NO. 10Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Haughton lecture
The Bishop John S. Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought will host a public lecture by Rosemary Luling Haughton, internationally known theologian and author, on June 11 in the St. Mary’s College Chapel, 1928 St. Mary’s Road in Moraga, at 7:30 p.m. For more information: (925) 631-4040 or dgentry@stmarys-ca.edu.



May 23, 30, June 6
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.

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.

Thursdays, May 31, June 7, 14
Chaplet of Divine Mercy Devotion. 6:30 – 8 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 971 O’Hara Ave., Oakley. Includes study of the Holy Scripture. Currently completing Acts of the Apostles. All are welcome. Information: 925) 625-2109.

Sunday, June 3
The Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society Sacred Heart Mass. 12:45 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Lunch follows at Brennan’s on 4th St. and University Ave. in Berkeley after 2 p.m. Order from menu. (510) 521-2226.

Saturday, June 9
Day of Reflection. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. “Acts of the Apostles: The Birth of the Church” by Father Jim Sullivan, parochial vicar at Catholic Community of Pleasanton, and Sara Sullivan, who designed and taught her own Bible as a Literature course at the college level for a number of years; and Father Sullivan’s mother. Space is limited. Call Father Sullivan at (925) 846-4489 by June 1.

Monday, June 11
Abba Father Prayer Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Presider: Father Jeffrey Keyes. (510) 793-1750.

Wednesday, June 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.

Saturday, June 16
Healing Mass. 7:30 – 10 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. (925) 828-6644. Sponsor: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office.

Saturday, June 23
Day of Prayer: Experiencing God’s Gift of Peace. 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. After Mass participants will explore the Scriptures and other readings about peace as well as praying for peace, justice and healing in the world. $15 fee includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register: Carmen Scholl, (510) 944-5970 or cascholl@astound.net.

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6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Mary’s House Chapel, 1850 Church Lane, San Pablo. (510) 236-0383.

24 hours a day, at Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. (510) 412-4715.

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

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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.

Thursday, May 31
Day of Renewal: Mary, Mother of God’s People. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.) at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenter: Father Evan Howard, OFM. $25 cost includes lunch. (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 and how they relate to one’s life and the lives of those who work in the helping professions. For MFTs, LCSWs, RNs. $95 fee includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

June 8 – 10
Dreamwork as a Spiritual Discipline. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Taylor. During the workshop participants will work on their dreams both in a large group and then in smaller groups facilitated by experienced dream workers. Dr. Taylor will participate in each group. No experience is needed. $205 private room/$175 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, June 9
Beginning Enneagram: Growing Spiritually. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenter: Maurice Monette. Participants are invited to use the Enneagram as a tool in their journey towards spiritual transformation and development. $90 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

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bible study

Mondays, May 21, 28, June 4
“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.

May 23, 30, June 6
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 24, 31, June 7
Thursday Morning Bible Study at St. Ignatius Parish. 9:30 – 11 a.m. at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Rose, (925) 754-3425.


Thursday, May 24
Informational meeting. 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Bay Vista Room at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. For those who are interested in pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies or a master’s degree in pastoral ministries. RSVP to Patty Jimenez, (510) 436-1139 or Jimenez@hnu.edu.

Thursdays, May 24, 31
Scientific Horizons. 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Perpetua Parish, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Conversation with Dr.Ron Olowin, chair of the department of physics and astronomy, St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Information: Christoph Nauer, (925) 283-0271, ext. 203, or www.stperpetua.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. 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.

Wednesday, May 30
National Senior Health and Fitness Day. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Home, 2361 East 29th St., Oakland. Program includes a variety of informational booths featuring experts who will provide services such as bone density testing and blood pressure monitoring. Speakers and presentations from 1 – 3 p.m. will cover such topics as osteoporosis, tips to prevent falls. (510) 534-3637.

Saturday, June 2
Northern California Lay Convocation. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. A gathering of lay persons and clergy from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the dioceses of Oakland, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Sacramento, San Jose, Monterey and Fresno. Theme presentations: “Lay Leadership in the Third Millennium: Reviving an Ancient Tradition,” by Sister Eloise Rosenblat, RSM; “Vatican II: Shared Baptism/Shared Leadership,” by Father Brian Joyce; “Creating Dialogue and Conversation in the Midst of Controversy,” Non-Violent Dialogue Teachers, Pace e Bene. Suggested donation: $15. No one turned away for lack of funds. Bring a sack lunch. To register/information: www.NorCalLayConvocation.org.

Sunday, June 3
Annulment: An Invitation to be Brought Near. 3 – 4:30 p.m. at St. Edward Parish Hall, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Prayer, informal presentations, and opportunities to ask questions about the annulment process. Anyone whose life is touched by divorce is welcome. Presenters: Maureen Lahiff, Precious Blood Lay Associate and Father Jeffry Keyes, CPPS, pastor, St. Edward Parish. No charge, but donations to cover expenses gratefully accepted. (510) 482-9920.

Tuesday, June 12
Mission Forum: Africa. 7:30 p.m. at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. Pat and Ilona Helmholz, who visited Tanzania earlier this year, will discuss their travels and the work of Maryknoll Sister Mary Vertucci with the Maasai people in Arusha. (510) 276-5021 or www.maryknoll.us.

June 18 – 21
First Annual Family Bible Week. 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Activities for families and individuals. Father Tom Bonacci, CP, a renowned Scripture scholar, will be the presenter for the adults during the week. To register or for information: (510) 797-1660 or HSparish@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 23
Charismatic Teaching Day. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Moran Hall at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Speaker: Father Mike Berry, who is well known for his powerful teaching and healing ministry. Topic: Jesus, Our Healing. Lunch will be provided for those registering by June 10. Register by calling the CCRO office: (925) 828-6644. Free will offering will be taken.

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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, June 2
Dorothy Buckley Volunteer Appreciation Event. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Holy Names University, St. Francis Courtyard (Brennan Hall), 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Catholic Charities of the East Bay reception honoring volunteers throughout the agency. RSVP to Wanica Means, (510) 768-3121 or wanica@cceb.org.

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.

Sunday, June 10
Fourth Annual Hispanic Festival. At St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. 8 a.m.: coffee, Mexican tamales, juice, sweet breads; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: traditional dishes from Mexico, El Salvador, Peru. Also live music, DJ, games for children, traditional dances and more. Food is for sale with tickets. (925) 672-5800.

Old Mission San Jose Founder’s Day. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Dominican Sisters’ Olive Grove behind the Mission Museum, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont. A celebration of the 210th anniversary of the mission’s founding. Includes a Mariachi Mass at noon, pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Also: music, food, beverages, exhibits, mission tours, bingo and children’s games. Sponsor: The Committee for Restoration of the Mission San Jose. (510) 657-1797 ext. 103, or e-mail: crmsj1979@aol.com.

Monday, June 11
Social Justice Fund Raiser. 7 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Scott Myers-Lipton, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at San Jose State University and author of “Social Solutions to Poverty: America’s Struggle to Build a Just Society,” will attend and sign copies of his book. Proceeds from the book or good will offerings will benefit local charities. (925) 449-5049.

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support groups

Thursday, May 24
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 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.

Thursdays, May 24, June 14
Bereavement Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864.

Thursdays, May 24, 31
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, June 14
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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Sunday, May 27
Appreciation Concert. 3 – 4:15 p.m. at Queen of All Saints Church, 2390 Grant St., Concord. Music from the European classical tradition. Joseph Gold string quintet, Rev. Harold Pavelis, organ. Free.

May 27, June 10, 17
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. May 27: Matthew Walsh, organist, with Maria Caswell, violin; June 10: David Hatt, organist; June 17: 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.

June 2 – Aug. 12
Hearst Art Gallery Exhibition. Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. “Town and Country: Jessica Dunne and Louis LaBrie.” Dunne’s dramatic, expansive and atmospheric urbanscape are presented alongside LaBrie’s meticulously painted, jewel-like vistas in this exhibition presented by the St. Mary’s College art museum. Admission: $2 adults; 12 and under free; Gallery members free. (925) 631-4379.

Sunday, June 3
Discussion with Jessica Dunne and Louis LaBrie. 2 p.m. in the Soda Activity Center, St. Mary’s College, Moraga. Julie Armistead, Hearst Art Gallery Collections manager, moderates an audience discussion with Dunne and LaBrie, two contemporary California landscape painters whose work is the subject of an exhibition that begins June 2 at the Hearst Art Gallery. Admission: $5, free to members. (925) 631-4379.

Sunday, June 10
Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers Spring Concert II. 2 p.m. at Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 2350 Green St., San Francisco. Suggested donation: $10. (510) 887-4311 or www.ggbc.org.

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golf tournaments

Monday, June 4
Immaculate Heart of Mary 4th Annual Golf Tournament. 12:30 p.m., shotgun start, at the Brentwood Golf Course. $125 per player (Annual pass holders pay $85.) Full four person scramble. Proceeds go to IHM Church debt reduction. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation and Knights of Columbus. Parish office, (925) 634-4154; Jerry Caravelli, (925) 634-5561; Jack Coker, (925) 513-0654.

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.

Next Voice: June 4. Send submissions, by May 24, to Carrie McClish, 3014 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, 94610; phone: (510) 419-1074; fax: (510) 893-4734; e-mail: cmcclish@oakdiocese.org.



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