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 September 17, 2007   •   VOL. 45, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CAA
Calendar of Events

Overcoming dyslexia
Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer and activist, will discuss “Learning Outside the Lines: Empowering Students Who Learn Differently,” at Bishop O’Dowd High School, 9500 Stearns Ave. in Oakland, on Sept. 26 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Open to all parents, students and educators. Donations accepted at the door. RSVP: (415) 751-2237 or pen@parentseducationnetwork.org. Information: www.jonathanmooney.com.


Living simply
Darleen Pryds, associate professor of Christian Spirituality and Medieval History at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, will be guest speaker Sept. 25 at the East Bay Theology on Tap at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland, which begins at 7 p.m. Pryds, whose interests include researching and teaching historical cases of lay religious leadership, will explore the spiritual side of living within one’s means and decluttering one’s life. Sponsored by St. Leo Parish in Oakland, East Bay Theology on Tap is a casual forum that brings together Catholics for stimulating discussions on faith and life issues. Information: (510) 654-6177.


Wednesdays, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3
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. 20, 27, Oct. 4
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. (925) 625-2109.

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. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 6

15th Annual Chautauqua Celebration. 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Parish, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. The event begins with a procession honoring Our Lady of La Vang, patroness of Vietnam. A multicultural liturgy follows with Bishop Allen Vigneron as the main celebrant. Emeritus Bishop John Cummins will be in attendance. Ethnic foods and entertainment. Sister Felicia Sarati, fsarati@oakdiocese.org, the St. Stephen Parish website, www.saintstephenparish.com, or the diocesan website.

Monday, Oct. 8
Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Bert/Norma, Abba Father Prayer Group, (510) 793-1750. Every second Monday.

Oct. 8, 9, 10
Parish Mission. 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Presenter: Father Rusty Shaughnessy, O.F.M. The evenings will be based on the “Serenity Prayer.” All are welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 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. www.stmargmaryoak.org.

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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. $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.

Saturday, Oct. 6
Young Adult Retreat Day. Creating Peace: Finding Hope. 9:30 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presented by the Young Adult Leadership Team. Participants will explore ways each can achieve inner peace while discovering how to bring hope to others. $45 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Oct. 24, Nov. 1
St. Bonaventure’s Journey of the Human Person Into God. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Eight-day silent Franciscan retreat with Father Andrew Cirino, OFM and Josef Raischl, SRO. An exploration of the classic work by St. Bonaventure. The days will include prayer, reading and liturgy. $695 private room/ $619 shared room. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

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Bible Study

Sept. 17 – 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. Called “Being Disciples of Jesus,” this workshop 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. $10 donation for materials. Julie Gallagher, upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549.

Oct. 8 – 29
Fall Bible Study. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Mullen Commons Vista Room, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Zach Flanagin, parishioner at St. John Vianney and professor of Biblical Studies at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, will offer an Introduction to Paul and His Letters. Oct. 8: Who is Paul and How Do You Real One of His Letters?; Oct. 15: Galatians,; Oct. 22: I Corinthians; Oct. 29: Romans. For more information: Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107 or npetersen@sjvianney.org.

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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.

Wednesdays, Sept. 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. 20
Ramadan Interfaith Gathering: Lecture, Prayer, Dinner. 5:30 – 8:15 p.m. at 1433 Madison, in Oakland. Professor Robert Wisnovsky, director of the Institute for Islamic Studies, McGill University, will present “Islam and Rationalism Revisited: Recent Trends in Islamic Philosophy.” Sponsors include: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley; Bay Area Community Connections; and Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. Marianne Farina, CSC, (510) 863-2081.

Sept. 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. Presenter Father Tom Bonacci, C.P. Combines instruction, dialogue and sharing. Sept. 28: Buddha and Buddhism; Oct. 5: The Possibility for Practicing Intrafaith Spirituality. (925) 672-5800.

Sunday, Sept. 30
Mothering With Momfulness. 1 – 4 p.m. at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. Denise Roy, speaker, therapist, mother of five and author of “Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness,” will conduct a workshop for parents. $25. (650) 340-7474 or www.mercy-center.org.

Saturday, Oct. 20
Death Row Ministry. 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Speakers include Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” and Charles Carbone, a prison rights lawyer. This is a fundraiser for five Kairos Ministries International Councils who visit and plan transformational retreat weekends to minister to inmates at St. Quentin, Folsom, FCI Dublin, Vacaville (CMI) and Outside to families. $15 donation requested. Tickets: Rev. Sally Bystroff, (925) 449-8555, Nancy Marzillo, (650) 994-8798 or Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911.

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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.

Sunday, Sept. 23
St. Joachim School Golden Jubilee Celebration “Kick-Off.” At St. Joachim Parish, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Past students, families and staff of St. Joachim School from the past 50 years are invited to get together and help spread the word about the 50th anniversary/reunion scheduled for May 2008. Pancake breakfast will be held after the 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Masses. Breakfast donations: $5 per person. (510) 783-3177.

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. Mass honoring the Holy Family Sisters. Concert by children’s entertainer, Jose Luis Orozco; BBQ lunch; more. (408) 295-3456 or info@stelizabethsdayhome.org.

Saturday, Oct. 6
Parish Tea. 1:30 p.m. in courtyard (between church and school auditorium off Kearney Street) at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave. in El Cerrito. Featuring homemade traditional tea sandwiches, scones and assorted sweets. Donation: $18 per ticket for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Olivia Wong, (510) 233-1088 or OSwong@LBL.gov for reservations by Oct. 3. No tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will help support the St. John Parish and its sister parish in Haiti.

Sunday, Oct. 7
El Rancho Day Fiesta. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Elementary School, 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. Games, prizes, foods, etc. (510) 522-4457.

Tuesday, Oct. 11
Dominican Guild of the East Bay Salad Bar Luncheon. Noon at St. Joseph’s Hall, 43222 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $7 ticket includes luncheon and two bingo cards. Tickets: Sister Evelyn, (510) 657-2468. To reserve a table for a group contact George Jardine by Oct. 9 at (510) 782-0576. Proceeds benefit the charitable works of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Homecoming at Peralta Park (St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley). 11 a.m. football, vs Moreau High JV; 1:30 p.m., varsity. Alumni and their families are invited to attend. $15 adults, $8 children 12 and under. Ticket includes varsity game, lunch and post-game alumni social. Contact: Joanne Marchetti Howe, (510) 559-6227.

Birthright of San Leandro Fundraising Luncheon. Noon – 3 p.m. at Redwood Christian School, 1000 Paseo Grande at Via Alamitos, San Lorenzo. Speaker Charles James, professor of philosophy at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, will discuss, “Christian James and the Freedom Not to Abort.” Entertainment: Dance Theatre Arts of Hayward. Raffle and door prizes. Lunch: Lemon Herb Chicken and Winter Vegetable Risotto catered by Catalina. $22 for adults, $10 for children 12 years and under. Reservation deadline: Oct. 5. Sherry, (510) 523-6270 or Rosanne, (510) 783-4547.

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support groups

Sept. 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. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864

Saturday, Oct. 6
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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Parish festivals

Saturday, Sept. 22
St. Charles Borromeo. 2 – 9 p.m. at 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Includes games, a raffle, silent and live auctions, a German music festival from 3:15 – 4 p.m. in the church, and music by the Edelweiss German Band from 5 – 9 p.m. German bratwursts, wieners, pretzels and beverages will be sold throughout the afternoon. Advanced ticket purchase is required for Germany dinner prepared by Morganti’s Catering, served from 5 – 7 p.m. Dinner tickets are $18 each; purchase by calling (925) 447-9739. A hot dog meal ticket is also available for $5. All meal tickets must be purchased by Sept. 19. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 29 – 30
Our Lady of Grace. At 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Sept. 29: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sept. 30: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The festival’s theme, “Our Lady of Grace Through The Years,” is a celebration of 60 years of ministry in Castro Valley. Live entertainment, games for all ages, food and drink, shopping and more. Highlights include a BBQ chicken dinner served on Sept. 29, and a pancake breakfast and pasta dinner on Sept. 30. Admission and parking are free.
St. Clement. At 790 Calhoun St., Hayward. Sept. 29: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sept. 30: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Games and prizes, food booths, live local entertainment, 50/50 raffle. Free admission. To sponsor a booth or volunteer call, (510) 538-5885.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 7
St. Anthony’s October Festival. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1535 16th Ave., Oakland. Food, games, raffles and entertainment. Information: (510) 534-2117.

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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. St. Jerome Church, Rohan Hall, 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 paintings, photography, drawings, jewelry, purses and scarves, ceramics, and cards on exhibit and for sale. New work by regular artists and new artists showing! No host Brats ‘n Beers available Sept. 29 after 3 p.m. in the patio; no host wine and cheese available Sept. 30.

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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.

The Rotary Club of Piedmont Montclair 2007 Golf Tournament Benefiting St. Mary’s Center in Oakland. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start, at Mace Meadows Golf Club, Pioneer, CA. Includes hosted beer/win bar and BBQ banquet. Fees: $80 golf only; $45 dinner only; $120 golf/banquet package. Jim Thompson, (510) 483-7744 or jjrmb@aol.com.

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.

Monday, Oct. 15
St. Mary’s High School 24th Annual Golf Tournament. 10 a.m. check-in at Mira Vista Golf and Country Club, El Cerrito. Entry fees: $225 per golfer, $200 senior (70+) rate. Includes putting contest, lunch, shotgun start – team scramble, social hour followed by awards dinner and raffle drawing. Entry deadline: Oct. 5. Proceeds benefit school tuition assistance program. Contact: Peter Boero, (510) 559-6224.

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Oct. 13, 27
St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley. Oct. 13: Class of 1972 Reunion at Peralta Park. Homecoming game, social, and dinner at the St. Mary’s Campus; Oct. 27: Class of 1962 Reunion at Peralta Park. Tickets/information: Joanne Marchetti Howe, (510) 559-6227

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