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 August 6, 2007 • VOL. 45, NO. 14 • Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Voices of peace
A lineup of speakers that includes Hisham Ahmad, professor of politics at St. Mary’s College in Moraga who is originally from Birzeit University in the West Bank; Cindy Corrie, mother of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year old Olympia, WA, resident who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer four years ago in Gaza; Fahed Abu-Akel, executive director, Atlanta Ministry with International Students; and Jean Zaru, member of the International Council of the World Conference for Religion, who will deliver the keynote speech, will take part in a two-day international conference focused on finding a just resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The conference, “Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: Voices We Need to Hear,” will take place Aug. 24-25 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. $70 general admission, $40 for student/seminarian/low income. Saturday-only program is half-price. To register by phone: (503) 653-6625; online registration: www.fosna.org.
Dreaming in color
Aboriginal Art from Balgo, Australia, will be featured at the Hearst Art Galley, the museum of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, from Sept. 9 – Oct. 14. Adapted from traditional sand drawing, and body and sacred object painting, the works illustrate episodes of The Dreaming, the time when powerful ancestral beings created the world. Public exhibition hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission: $2 adult, children 12 and under free. (925) 631-4379.


Wednesdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22
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, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30

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. All are welcome. Information: 925) 625-2109.

Monday, Aug. 13
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.
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, Aug. 17
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.

Friday, Aug. 24
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, Sept. 8
Second Annual Mass of the Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Diocese of Oakland. 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Penance will be followed by the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Oakland Bishop Allen Vigneron. Pot luck lunch and brief membership meeting will follow. Information: www.eucharisticdevotion.org.

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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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Aug. 10 – 12
Women’s Retreat. Women of Hope: Reclaiming the Hope That Is In You. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitator: Sister Fran Ferder, FSPA. Participants will look at hope as a radical trust in the all-embracing presence of a compassionate God in their midst. $195 private room/ $165 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Aug. 24 – 26
Young Adults Retreat. Quest of Becoming Who You Are. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitators: Jennifer Bradford and Father Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM. $190 private room/ $160 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Sunday, Aug. 12
Day of Dialogue for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered People. At San Damiano Retreat Center. Facilitator: Richard Purcell, OFM. Friends and family members are welcome. No cost. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

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bible study

Aug. 9, 16, 23
An Introductory Course on the Bible for Beginners. 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Classroom #6 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Parish office, (925) 672-5800.


Aug. 6, 26
Theology in the News: Vatican II, Benedict XVI and the Future of Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. At St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Aug. 6: 7:30 – 9 p.m.; Aug. 26: 4 – 5:30 p.m. Passionists Father Tom Bonacci will present two programs designed to help persons of interest explore the implications of the latest Vatican “clarifications” regarding the nature of The Catholic Church and its relationship to Christians and people of the world. Sponsor: The Interfaith Peace Project and Interfaith Connections Program. Information: Father Tom, (925) 787-9279.

Aug. 13 – 14
Reflections of God. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Father David Delich of Food For The Poor, an international relief organization that primarily serves the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America, will conduct a parish mission. He will also speak at the 5 p.m. Mass on Aug. 11 and all Sunday Masses on Aug. 12. His homilies are posted at www.op.org/daviddelich.

Aug. 24 – 25
Called and Gifted Workshop. At the Community Life Center, St. Anne Parish, McCabe and Camino Diablo Roads, Byron. Aug. 24: 7 – 9:30 p.m.; Aug. 25: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A two-day, live presentation which will include Church teaching on the laity and lay apostleship; five steps of discerning the gifts God has given you for your work in the world; the signs of the 24 most common spiritual gifts; how discerning your vocation can change your life; and more. Offered by the Delta Deanery Called and Gifted Ministry and the Catherine of Sienna Institute. Information: St. Anne Parish Office, (925) 634-6625.

Sept. 11 – Oct. 16
Introduction to Judaism and Islam for Christians. 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at All 22824 Second St., Hayward. Presented by Father Tom Bonacci, C.P. This year the anniversary of 9/11, Ramadan, and the Jewish High Holy Days intersect at the same time.

This offers Catholics and Christians an opportunity to reconsider their relationship to the Jewish and Muslim peoples of the world. Series participants may gain a deeper appreciation of the two faiths. (510) 538-2570.

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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.

Aug. 11, 12
Celebration in Honor of Our Lady of Help. At The Catholic Community of Pleasanton, St. Augustine Church campus, 3999 Bernal Ave., in Pleasanton. Aug. 11: 7:30 p.m. Mass in the Church followed by candlelight procession around the parking lot. Benediction to follow; Aug. 12: 2 p.m., High Mass in the Church followed by procession around the parking lot. A dinner and social in the hall to follow. $10 donation at the door. All are invited. Sponsor: The Portuguese Holy Spirit Brotherhood of Livermore and Pleasanton (IDES-LP). Information: Joao, (925) 484-5648 or Laura, (925) 447-7357.

Friday, Aug. 17
Bingo! 7 p.m. at All Saints Auditorium, 22824 2nd St., Hayward. $10. Door prizes and raffle prizes. Proceeds for charitable causes. Sponsor: All Saints Y.L.I. #166. Bette, (510) 538-5447.

Aug. 18 – 19
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s 2nd Annual Multicultural Fair. Aug. 18: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Aug. 19: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Includes live entertainment, games, food and drinks as well as a horse show and classic car show. Proceeds going to new church.

Saturday, Sept. 8
The Red and Black Ball. 8 p.m. – midnight at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. An elegant evening of dancing, culinary treats, specialty bars, and three musical venues. Black tie optional, red and black attire requested. Adults only. Tickets: $40 for adults 18-30, $60 for all other adults, and $500 for parties of 10 or more. Proceeds benefit the Salesian High School Tuition Assistance Fund. (510) 234-4433, ext. 1106.

Sept. 15 – 16
50th Anniversary Celebration San Francisco Catholic Alumni Club. At DoubleTree Hotel San Francisco Airport, Burlingame. Sept. 15: Gala Dinner-Dance. Honor past presidents. 6 p.m. no host cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8:30 p.m. dance. Dinner-dance reservation required. $50 per person; Sept. 16: Mass and Brunch. Honor CAC weddings and pray for deceased members. 10 a.m. Mass with Father Bob Carlton, M.M., celebrant. 11 a.m. buffet brunch. Brunch reservation required. $30 per person. Reservation deadline: Aug. 15. Information: Elinor Tanck, (408) 738-2511, etanck@yahoo.com; Mary Martins, (415) 447-5449, mjmartins2@aol.com.

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support groups

Saturday, Aug. 4
No More Secrets – Monthly Support Group for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Holy Names University, Brennan Hall, Room 77, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Survivors and their families are welcomed and encouraged to join the group, which is facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist. For more information, contact facilitator Claire Jeanette, (510) 843-6971.

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Aug. 12, 19, 26
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Aug. 12: TBA; Aug. 19: Angela Kraft-Cross, organist, with Claire Tremblay (Quebec), oboe; Aug. 26: Gerard Leclerc (Geneva, CH), cello, with Muriel Slatkine, piano. All recitals are open to the public. A free-will offering will be requested at the door. (415) 567-2020, ext. 213.

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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Saturday, Sept. 8
Salesian High School Class Reunions. Classes of 1967, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, and ’02. Join your classmates for an elegant, catered dinner from 6 – 8 p.m. at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Tickets: $40 for adults 18 – 30, $60 for all adults, and $500 for parties of 10 or more. Contact: Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.comfor ticket prices and more information.

social action

Saturday, Aug. 11
Parks for Peace. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Brookdale Park, 2535 High St., Oakland. All are invited to this Community of Spirit Program, that will include a ceremony commemorating the victims of violent crime in the area with a litany of names, a silent procession around the park, and the planting of a peace pole to symbolize the rededication of the park to peaceful use and as a drug-free zone. Food, music, spoken word, games, and entertainment. Sponsor: The Oakland Parks and Recreation Department, High Street Presbyterian Church, and Neighborhood Partners. Information: Jennifer Bradford, (510) 478-4331 or Bradford.jen@gmail.com.

Next Voice: Sept. 3. Send submissions, by Aug. 22, 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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