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 September 3 , 2007VOL. 45, NO. 15Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Embrace momfulness
Denise Roy, author, licensed marriage and family therapist, popular speaker and mother of five, will discuss her newest book, “Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion and Grace,” from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the Peace Center at St. Monica Parish, 1001 Camino Pablo, in Moraga. Books will be available for purchase. Sponsor: St. Monica’s Women’s Faithsharing Group. A $5 nonmember donation is kindly requested. Information: Terry Garcia, (925) 377-5657.


Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26
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, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
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.

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.

Blue Mass. 5 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. The Mass, which honors police officers and firefighters, will include a special remembrance of Capt. Matt Burton and Scott Desmond. Dinner to follow at Carpaccio Ristorante, 2741 Lone Tree Way. This gathering will recognize the Police Officer of the Year, the Firefighter of the Year, and the Past Grand Knight and Knight of the Year for councils 12587 and 3265. Dinner ticket: $35. (Seating limited to tickets purchased.) Tom Bilfkemper, (925) 778-8385 or Kirk Schuler, (925) 513-7325.

Monday, Sept. 10
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.

Thursday, Sept. 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, Sept. 15
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Presider: Bishop Allen Vigneron. Presented as an introduction to the charismatic experience. Sponsor: Diocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office. (925) 828-6644.

Sunday, Sept. 16
Quarterly Mass and Communion of Noel Institute #113, Y.L.I. 10:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave., San Leandro. Followed by brunch at Tequilla Grill (next to where Strizzi’s Restaurant was formally located on E. 14th St. in San Leandro). Those planning to attend the brunch should call Margaret Roth, (925) 932-2094, or Eleanor Gallagher, (510) 352-3984 prior to Sept. 13.

Sept. 20, 29
San Lorenzo Ruiz Novena/Feast Day Mass. At St. Patrick Church, 825 Seventh St., Rodeo. Sept. 20: nine-day novena begins at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel; Sept. 29: 11 a.m. Mass for the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz followed by a fiesta celebration in the parish hall. Sponsor: San Lorenzo Ruiz Group at St. Patrick Parish.

Friday, Sept. 21
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, Sept. 28
San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Celebration. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. The Filipino Community of St. Joseph/Old Mission San Jose is hosting this festive celebration of the Mass in honor of the first saint of the Philippines. All are welcome. Those interested in singing in the choir or participating in the preparation of the event should contact Nanette Lerma, (510) 396-9775 or nanette_lerma@yahoo.com.

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.

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Sept. 11 – 13
Passages Through Mid-Life. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Presenters: Father Rusty Shaughnessy, O.F.M. and Rebecca Shinas, O.P. During this workshop participants will be given tools for the inner journey, which will bless the outer journey. Come experience what Carl Jung says: “The second half of life has more potential than the first.” $190 private room/ $160 shared room. (925) 837-9141; www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 21 – 23
May I Have This Dance? – Married Couples Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presented by Father Rusty Shaughnessy, O.F.M. and Karla and Richard Obernesser. Participants will be invited into the inner and outer dances of life and love. Share a special time with your spouse. $280 per couple. (925) 837-9141; www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Personal Growth Day: The Power of Hope. 9 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenter: David Richo, Ph.D., MFT. Humanity’s ability to hope against all odds will be discussed. A combination of conference time and small group discussion will round out the day. $95 for 6 CE units for MFT, LCSW, RN, LVN; $70 if not receiving CE units. Cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141; www.sandamiano.org.

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support groups

Saturday, Sept. 8
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.

Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4
Grief Support Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Receive help during the healing process during this eight-week workshop. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864Saturday, Sept. 8

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Bible Study

Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
St. Charles and St. Michael’s Monday Night Bible Study. 7:30 p.m. in the Pope John XXIII Room at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. This seven-week series, called “Being Disciples of Jesus,” will explore the Gospels’ insight into the Call and the Cost of Discipleship, along with being a witnessing and a model disciple. Open to all who are interested in Bible Study. $10 donation for materials. Julie Gallagher, upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549.


Friday, Sept. 7
First Friday at St. Joseph the Worker. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Featuring the documentary, “Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change,” which chronicles the historic actions by Catholic religious women who followed their consciences, some in defiance of their own bishops, to march with Dr. Martin Luther King in voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery in the mid-1960s. Free. (510) 482-1062.

Sept. 7, 14, 28, Oct. 5
The World Religious Experience and the Religions of India. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church 5562 Clayton Road., Concord. Father Tom Bonacci, C.P., will present this series, which combines instruction, dialogue and sharing. Sept. 7: The Religious Experience of Humankind; Sept. 14: The Family of Religious Experience Known as Hinduism; Sept. 28: Buddha and Buddhism; Oct. 5: The Possibility for Practicing Intrafaith Spirituality. (925) 672-5800.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Catholics at Work. 7 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. Bishop Allen Vigneron will be the featured speaker at the breakfast event, which is organized by a fellowship of individuals who explore how to actively live one’s values in the workplace. The bishop will discuss “A Renewed Self – A New World.” A full buffet breakfast is served at 7 a.m.; Mass is offered at 6:30 a.m. at the same location. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. To register: www.catholicsatwork.org/EventDesc.aspx.

Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26
Come Learn Your Faith. 7 p.m. Cauchi Hall, St. Agnes Parish, 3886 Chestnut Ave., Concord. St. Agnes Parish presents a 25-part DVD series of Father John Corapi, SOLT, teaching The Catechism of the Catholic Church. David Zarri, (925) 686-9277 or davidlzarri@earthlink.net or Dick and Kaaren Duckart, (925) 676-8248 or duckartr@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, Sept. 13
Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison. 5:45 p.m. in Lone Mountain Campus room 100, University of San Francisco, 2800 Turk St., San Francisco. Presenter: Father M. Antoni J. Uceler, S.J. of the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome. Free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in the Koret Center parking lot on the corner of Turk and Parker. (415) 422-5200 or www.usfca.edu/lanecenter.

Friday, Sept. 14
The Legacy of Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of His Birth. 11:30 a.m. refreshments, 12 noon lecture, in Xavier Chapel, Fromm Hall at University of San Francisco, directly behind St. Ignatius Church at Fulton and Parker streets in San Francisco. Presenter: Father Kevin Burke, S.J., academic dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Koret Center, corner of Turk and Parker. www.usfca.edu/lanecenter or (415) 422-5200.

Wednesday Sept. 19
The Thrill of the Chaste. 7 p.m. in the Tan Oak Room of the MLK Student Union on the UC Berkeley campus. Dawn Eden, author and director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s Love and Responsibility Program, will discuss “finding fulfillment while keeping your clothes on.” (888) 619-7882 or www.stanthonypaduainstitute.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

East Bay Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. speaker, at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Presenter: Darleen Pryds, associate professor of Christian Spirituality and Medieval History, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, will explore the spiritual side of living within one’s means and decluttering one’s life without buying a magazine on how to simplify your life.

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Thursday, Sept. 6
Ravioli Dinner. 6:15 p.m. at St. Theresa Hall, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. $16 for adults, $7 for children 7-12 years of age. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation Br. #223. (510) 451-0608.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 15
St. Clement Parish Annual Dinner Dance. 6:30 p.m. in McCollum Hall, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Entertainment and dancing to follow dinner. $35 per person or $65 per couple. Tickets at parish center, (510) 582-7282.

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. Information: Elinor Tanck, (408) 738-2511, etanck@yahoo.com; Mary Martins, (415) 447-5449, mjmartins2@aol.com.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Wine in the Bay in Discovery Bay. 5 – 8 p.m. St. Anne Church, McCabe and Camino Diablo Roads, Byron. Local vintners, great food and entertainment. $30/ticket. (925) 634-3439.

Friday, Sept. 28
Bunco! 7 – 9 p.m. at All Saints Auditorium, 22824 2nd St., Hayward. All welcome. Learn how to play if you don’t know how. $10. Funds raised for charitable causes. Sponsor: All Saints Young Ladies Institute #166. Marilou, (510) 889-0166.

Sunday, Sept. 30
St. Elizabeth’s Day Home 100th Birthday Party. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Day home, 950 St. Elizabeth Dr., San Jose. Concert by children’s entertainer, Jose Luis Orozco, Mass honoring the Holy Family Sisters, BBQ lunch, more. (408) 295-3456 or info@stelizabethsdayhome.org.

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Parish Festivals

Saturday, Sept. 8
St. Leander. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. International food booths, games for all ages, raffles, entertainment. BBQ chicken dinner, 4 – 7 p.m. $10 for adults, $7.50 for children 12 and under. There will be a gala preview and sale at the ever-popular “Granny’s Attic” on Sept. 7, 5 – 8 p.m., $3 donation at the door includes wine and cheese. (510) 895-5631.

Sunday, Sept. 9
St. Louis Bertrand. 12 – 5 p.m. at 1410 100th Ave., Oakland. Preceded by Mass at 11 a.m., and election for 2007 Queen of St. Louis Bertrand Church. Program includes live music, food from different countries including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, raffle and games. Participants are encouraged to dress in cultural attire. (510) 568-1080.

Sept. 15 and 16
St. John the Baptist. At 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Sept. 15: 6 p.m., complete roasted pork loin dinner for $35 ($40 after Sept. 11), children under 12 half price. Sept. 16: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., international food booths, kids’ carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, drinks, country store, garden plants and more. (510) 232-5659.

Sept. 14 – 16
All Saints. At All Saints School Parking Lot, 22870 Second St., Hayward. Sept. 14: 6 – 10 p.m.; Sept. 15: 1 – 10 p.m.; Sept. 16: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Live entertainment, games, raffles, food and more. (510) 582-1910.

Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 14
St. Ignatius. At 209 Tanganyika Court, Antioch. Sept. 29: 8:30 a.m., The Rocco and Josephine Battaglia Classic Bocce Tournament, Chicibu Park; Oct. 6: 6 p.m. Kick-Off Dinner, “Carnivores Delight,” church social area; Oct. 13: 6 – 10 p.m., Casino Night Dinner, church social area; Oct. 14: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., International Food Fest, church parking lot. Raffle. Tickets/information: (925) 778-0768.


Sept. 9, 16
Sunday Afternoon Recitals. 3:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Sept. 9: Eric Dalest (France), organist; Sept. 16: 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, Sept. 20
Art Slide Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave. in Oakland. Bay Area artist and writer Erik Keilholtz will discuss “French Symbolism and Neo Byzantinism: The Rediscovery of the Mystical in Nineteenth Century Western Art.” (888) 619-7882 or www.stanthonypaduainstitute.org.

Sept. 29, 30
2nd Annual Art Show. In Rohan Hall at St. Jerome Church, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Sept. 29: 1 – 6:30 p.m.; Sept 30: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The show will feature original photography, drawings, jewelry, purses and scarves, ceramics, and cards on exhibit and for sale. No host Brats ‘n Beers available Sept. 29 after 3 p.m. in the patio; no host wine and cheese available Sept. 30.

Golf Tournaments

Saturday, Sept. 29
Assumption School Dad’s Annual Golf Tournament. 11 a.m. check-in time, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, at Metropolitan Golf Links, 10051 Doolittle Dr., Oakland. $140 per player cost includes golf cart, tee prizes, BBQ buffet dinner and goodie bag. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.. Fred, (510) 357-4578 or Don, (510) 614-2773.

Monday, Oct. 8
“Rocket” Roza Golf Classic. At Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Road, Oakland. 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., check-in; 4 – 5 p.m.: drinks, snacks and silent auction; 5 – 7 p.m.: dinner and live auction. Proceeds support the continuing redesign of Oakland’s Bishop O’Dowd High School’s classrooms and curriculum. (510) 553-8630, mhawkins@bishopodowd.org, or www.bishopodowd.org.


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.com for ticket prices and more information.

Saturday, Sept. 15
Bishop O’Dowd Class of ’57 Reunion. Includes a cruise of the San Francisco Bay on the Empress Hornblower yacht with dinner and dancing. Joyce Souza, (510) 569-4057 or jbeeniebear@netzero.net.

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