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 June 18, 2007 • VOL. 45 NO. 12 • Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Living the life
Passionists Father Thomas Bonacci, parochial vicar at St. Ignatius Parish in Antioch, will explore the New Catechism of the Catholic Church, in a five-week series called “The Splendor of God: The Light of Faith,” that begins July 3. The series will be held on the five Tuesdays in July from 7:30 – 9 p.m. in the social area at St. Ignatius, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. in Antioch. Information: (925) 778-0768 or (925) 787-9279.


June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18
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 21, 28, July 5
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 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.

Monday, July 9
Healing Masses. 7:30 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Bert/Norma, Abba Father Prayer Group, (510) 793-1750. Every second Monday.

Friday, July 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.

Friday, July 20
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.

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.

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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.,

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

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June 21, July 5, 19
Thursday Evening Summer Series. 7 – 9 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. “Embracing Hope Through Creative Expression” with Chiara’s Lantern. $20/evening. Kateri, (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.

June 25 – 27
Scripture Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Father Tom Bonacci, CP, will present: “You Will Be My People and I Will Be Your God.” Old Testament Scripture, including passages from Genesis, Exodus, Isaiah and Amos will be discussed. $195 private room/ $165 shared room. Kateri, (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

July 6 – 8
Recovery. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Sister Briegeen Moore, OSC, will present “Daily Maintenance of Our Spiritual Condition.” An opportunity for women and men in 12-Step programs to take another look at the necessity for practicing the basic tools of recovery on a daily basis. $205 private room/ $175 shared room. Kateri, (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

July 17 – 19
Mid-Week Workshop. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC, will present “Keeping Alive the Spirit of Hope.” Presentations, dialogue, and prayer time. $215 private room/ $185 shared room. Kateri, (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

July 27 – 29
The Prayer of the Heart: Sacred Spiritual Practice of the Christian East. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. Presenter: Olga Louchakova, M.D., Ph.D., a core faculty professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, an author and a researcher of consciousness. Participants will learn how to pray in the heart, using the name of God, and learn the effects of this prayer on psychological and spiritual life. $230/ $200 commuter. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $100 is required. Balance must be paid by July 17 to hold your reservation. Online registration available at www.mercy-center.org. or call (650) 340-7474.

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bible study

Thursdays, June 21, 28
Thursday Morning Bible Study at St. Ignatius Parish. 9:30 – 11 a.m. at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Rose, (925) 754-3425.

July 2, 3, 9, 10
Summer Bible Study. At St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Evening classes: July 2 and 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; morning sessions: July 3 and 10, 9:30 – 11 a.m. An introduction or a re-acquaintance with the Bible, a kind of Bible 101, with Zach Flanagin, popular assistant professor of Biblical Studies at St. Mary’s College. Appropriate for both beginners and the knowledgeable. Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107 or npetersen@sjvianney.org.


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
Caring Counts! Conference for Caregivers. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2369 Barrett Ave., Richmond. A free full-day conference, Caring for Yourself is the Best Way to Care For Your Loved One, is for families and friends caring for an elder with memory loss. Topics: understanding memory loss, medication, up-to-date information on Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits, and more. Pre-registration required by calling (800) 445-8106, ext. 444 or register online at www.caregiver.org. Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, Alzheimer’s Association, Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging, Guardian Adult Day Health Center, and West County Adult Day Care.
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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June 18 – 20
Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society 119th Grand Council. At the Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Reservations deadline: May 31. (800) 848-8300. Questions or meal reservations: Eleanor Abel, (510) 724-6430.

Wednesday, June 20
Bunco Game Party. 11:30 a.m. in San Leandro. Secular Franciscans will teach the game. There will be prizes. The event includes a salad luncheon. $10 entry fee raises funds for local charities. Call for reservations and location: Norma Perry, (510) 534-1448 or Bea Devlin, (510) 351-3410.

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.

5th Annual Fiesta in Honor of Our Lady of Antipolo. 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish,971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Father Ken Sales and Father Olman Solis will concelebrate. Refreshments, raffle prizes, and entertainment will follow the liturgy in the parish hall. Florrie or Lita at (925) 625-2031 or (925) 754-3711.

Tuesday, June 26
Pub Night. 7:30 p.m. at Petar’s Restaurant, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. Music and sing-along will be provided by Sinead Clare on the keyboard. Come early for non-host dinner and drinks and camaraderie. Reservations: Tom Coleman, (925) 830-1084. Sponsor: The Irish-American Culture Club.

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.

Thursday, Aug. 9
Salad-Bar Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $8 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Father Francisco de Lasuen, #1508.All proceeds go to the Court’s charities. Eleanor Chesterman, (510) 657-2758. Make checks payable to CDA Ct. #1508. Prepaid tickets may be picked up at the door on Aug. 9

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support groups

Thursdays, June 21, 28
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.

Thursdays, June 28, July 12
Bereavement Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864.
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. June 28: 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; July 12: 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.

Monday, July 2
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, July 12
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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June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. June 24: Russell Hancock, piano, with Vicky Wang, cello; July 1: Robert Adams, organist; July 8: David Christensen (UC Riverside), organist; July 15 and 22: Angela Kraft-Cross, organist. Works of Mendelssohn. 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.

Sunday, July 1
Art Talk Summer 2007. 2 p.m. in Art Center Lecture Hall, St. Mary’s College, Moraga. The Hearst Art Gallery of St. Mary’s College presents Meredith Trombie who will talk about “Investigating Landscape.” Trombie is a visiting faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute and co-coordinator of the interdisciplinary Center for Art+Science. $5 donation. (925) 631-4379 or http://gallery.stmarys-ca.edu.

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, 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: July 2. Send submissions, by June 21, 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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