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 June 4 , 2007VOL. 45, NO. 11Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Letting God in
Franciscan Father Rusty Shaughnessy and David Williams, who respectively serve as retreat master and spiritual direction team member at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, will present a Men’s Retreat: Becoming Who You Are, at San Damiano Retreat Center from June 15-17. The cost is $190 for private room and $160 for a shared room. For registration or more information call (925) 837-9141 or visit www.sandamiano.org.


Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20
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, June 7, 14, 21
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.

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.

Sunday, June 10
Corpus Christi Celebration (Bi-lingual). 12 p.m. Mass at Queen of All Saints Parish, 2390 Grant St. Concord. Presider: Bishop Allen Vigneron. An outdoor procession will follow the liturgy with the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with Benediction and refreshments. All are welcome to attend.

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
Mass of Thanksgiving and Reunion in Honor of the Feast of St. Anthony. 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 1535-16th Ave., Oakland. Guest of honor: Father Antonio Valdivia, in honor of his 44 years of service as a priest. All priests and deacons who have served at the parish are invited to attend and concelebrate the liturgy – RSVP to Jenny Vasquez: (510) 534-2117. Reception to follow in school gym.

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.

Friday, June 15
Prayer Around the Cross – Taize. 8 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Third Friday of every month. Information: Beth Quire, OP, or Judith Reagan, OP, (510) 657-2468 or vocations@msjdominicans.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.

Friday, June 22

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.

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.

Saturday, June 30
Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Theresa Church, 50 Mandalay Road, Oakland. An ecumenical day of prayer sponsored by Contemplative Outreach will include instruction and practice. Suggested donation of $30 for pre-registered (scholarships available) includes six optional follow-up sessions. Eileen Halliburton, (510) 763-1829.

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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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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.

Prayer of Heart and Body: Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice. At Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Retreat leader: Paulist Father Tom Ryan. Participants will work with the body to open and orient the heart towards God in prayer. Sign up online: www.vallombrosa.org, or phone Sister Rosina at (650) 325-5614.

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.

Friday, June 15
Christian Meditation Day: Come to the Quiet. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Presenter: Sister Barbara Hazzard, OSB. Opportunity to learn about the value of a more contemplative style of living that incorporates silent meditation in the Christian tradition. $55 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, June 23
Spiritual Gifts Discernment – A Life-long Journey. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Sarah Cozzi, founding director of Celebrate Living: Enhancing Christian Communities, will lead the day. $40 fee includes lunch. Contact: Sister Rosina, (650) 325-5614, ext. 14, or rosina@vallombrosa.org.

June 24 – 29
East-West Meditation Five-Day Intensive Retreat. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. Begins Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m. with dinner and concludes Friday, June 29 with lunch at 1 p.m. Gather for five days contemplation, reflection and mindfulness. Daily periods of meditation and silence; sitting meditation; mindful walking; conscious breathing; introductory and advanced meditation instructions, conferences, and individual interviews with retreat director, Father Gregory Mayers, CSsR. $375/$350 commuter. Online registration available at www.mercy-center.org. or call (650) 340-7474.

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bible study

Mondays, June 11, 18
“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.

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.


Wednesday, June 6
What Peace Could Look Like in Israel and Palestine. 7 p.m. at Senior/Hospitality Center at All Saints Church, 2nds and D streets in Hayward. Featured speakers: Jerusalem Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, an American-born rabbi who lives in Jerusalem and who has pursued a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis since 1968, and Husam El Nounou, co-founder of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, a Palestinian NGO that partners with the Rebuilding Alliance in the Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign in Gaza. Sponsors: All Saints Justice and Peace Committee, The Rebuilding Alliance, South Alameda County Peace and Justice Coalition, Tri-City Peace and Justice.

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.

June 29 – July 1
15th San Francisco International Marian Conference. At the Crowne Plaza Hotel Conference Center, 1221 Chess Dr., Foster City. Six international speakers, including Father Robert Faricy, S.J., and Father Michael Sears. Program includes adult program, children and youth programs, healing services. Information/Registration: (800) 456-4197 or www.sraphael.com or www.straphaelministries.org.

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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.

Saturday, June 16
2nd Annual Tea and Fashion Show. 12 – 4 p.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Fashions, food, raffle, prizes. Tickets: $15. Sponsor: Knights of Peter Claver-Ladies Auxiliary, St. Columba Court #127. (510) 232-9952.

June 18 – 20
Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society 119th Grand Council. At the Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. (800) 848-8300. Questions or meal reservations: Eleanor Abel, (510) 724-6430.

Saturday, June 23
Sixth Annual Summer Sport Collectors Show. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ryan-O’Connell Hall, St. Leander Parish, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Vintage sports memorabilia (1880-2007) will be for sale. Proceeds benefit the parish and local charities. $3 admission; under five and over 65 are free. Mark, (510) 538-6245. Sponsor: The Meridians of St. Leander’s.

Saturday, July 7
Annual Mini Luau. 5 p.m. (cocktails), 6 p.m. (dinner) at St. John Parish, 264 E. Lewelling, San Lorenzo. Authentic Hawaiian food and entertainment. Raffle to follow. Tickets: $25. Rose, (510) 278-2405; Linda, (510) 276-1131; or Pat, (510) 278-4161.

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support groups

Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21
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.

Thursdays, June 14, 28
Bereavement Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864.

Thursdays, June 7, 28
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. June 7: 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito; June 28: 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. For information/directions: Diane, (510) 527-2148 or Joan, (925) 939-1007.

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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.

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. 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.

Saturday, June 23
Quo Vadis Theatre Company 10th Anniversary Celebration. 8 p.m. in parish hall at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Santa Clara. The Company will make the occasion by presenting scenes from several Quo Vadis plays, past and present. Friends, supporters and the general public are invited. Quo Vadis was founded by Catholic playwrights, directors and actors in San Jose. Concerned about the declining standards on stage and screen, the group became dedicated to writing and producing new plays about saints, martyrs, and heroes of faith. Write to Quo Vadis at P.O. Box 9023, San Jose, CA 95157 or phone (408) 252-3530; e-mail: angel@quovadistheatre.org.

Through 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.

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golf tournaments

Saturday, June 9
St. John School (San Lorenzo) 1st Annual Golf Tournament. 1 p.m. at San Ramon Golf Club. $100 per player includes green fees, golf cart, tri-tip dinner, admission to pool party, and a chance to win and drive home a new Chrysler SUV or convertible. $25 fee for guests to attend the dinner and pool party. Register: (510) 276-6632.

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.

Saturday, July 14
St. Anne 11th Annual Golf Tournament. 7:30 a.m. shot gun start at Sky West Golf Course, 1401 Golf Course Road, Hayward. Entry fee: $100 ($110 after June 14) includes green fees, cart rental, tee prizes, luncheon, awards. Proceeds benefit the building fund at the Union City parish. Raoul Rojas, (510) 304-0806 or rsrojas@aol.com.

Next Voice: June 18. Send submissions, by June 7, 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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