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 March 24, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 6   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Bioethics matters
Edmund D. Pellegrino, chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics and professor emeritus of medicine and medical ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will talk about “The Catholic Conscience, Bioethics and the Public Square” at the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real in Santa Clara, on April 7 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.


March 26, April 2, 9
Christ the King Bible Study and Charismatic Prayer Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at 6 Saint Lawrence Court, Pleasant Hill. Share in charismatic praise, singing and openness to the gifts of God’s Spirit. Sponsor: Charismatic Catholic Renewal. (800) 474-6644.

March 27, April 3, 10

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.

Friday, March 28
Taize. 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica
, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. An ecumenical, candlelight service of prayer in chants and meditation. Every fourth Friday. Information: taize_on_the_island@yahoo.com or www.geocities.com/taizeontheisland.

Saturday, March 29
Celebration of the Life and Work of Dr. John Dillenberger
. 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley. Reception to follow in the church’s large assembly room. Dillenberger, who died Feb. 7, was a theologian, author, and founding president of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

Sunday, March 30
Divine Mercy Sunday. 3 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Father Ray Zielezienski will preside. Confession will be available from 2 p.m. Praise and worship will be provided by Jaime and Rosina Galindo beginning at 2 p.m.

Monday, April 14
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.

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6 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Mary’s House Chapel, 1850 Church Lane, San Pablo. (510) 236-0383.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. (925) 757-4020.

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, Saturdays
7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Thursdays. and Fridays), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Saturdays) at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. (925) 891-8900.

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April 1 - May 13
Sacred Healing Retreat: “Your faith has healed you - Go in peace.”
At Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Participants will explore various healing energies. A total of six weekly sessions except April 15. (650) 325-5614

April 4 - 6
Married Couples Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. This retreat is for good marriages and those couples who want a better marriage, especially one which is connected to the call of God. Facilitators: Father Rusty Shaughnessy, O.F.M., with Richard and Carla Obernesser. (925) 837-9141, ext 315 or www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, April 5
Young Adults Retreat
. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. “Day of Sacredness: Come, Leave Your Burdens Behind.” $45, lunch is included. Facilitated by the Young Adults Leadership Team. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, April 12
Women’s Retreat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Facilitator: Sister Eva Marie Lumas, S.S.S., assistant professor of religious education and culture, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley. Theme: “Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit.” $15 pre-registration; $20 at the door. Fee includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

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Tuesday, March 25
Father Corapi DVD Catechism Series. 7 p.m. at Glad Tidings Bookstore, 6700 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Free. Bring pen, paper and folding chair. Refreshments will be served. 1-(888)-887-9463.

March 28, 29
Annual Lecture and Workshop on the Catholic Intellectual Life by the John S. Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture and Action. In Hagerty Lounge, De La Salle Hall, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road., Moraga. Father James Heft, S.M., founding director of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California, will talk about “The Intellectual Appeal of Catholicism.” Program includes public lectures and discussions with Father Heft, dinner, one-man play by SMC Professor Dan Cawthon and Mass. Information: Darcy Tarbell, (925) 631-4040 or dtarbell@stmarys-ca.edu.

Tuesday, April 1
Changing Leadership Lecture Series. 7 p.m. at Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1735 LeRoy Ave., Berkeley. “Future Directions for the Jesuits: Adolfo Nicolas and General Congregation 35,” by Father Joseph P. Daoust, S.J., JSTB president and a delegate to the 35th General Congregation which elected Father Nicolas in January. Free admission. (510) 549-5046.

April 1, 15
East Bay Theology on Tap. At the Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Social at 7 p.m., speakers at 7:30 p.m. April 1: Father Daniel Danielson on “Catholic Stewardship, Life Practices for Living in Gratitude to God”; April 15: Bill Sheahan, S.J. on “Unpacking the Theological Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching.” Sponsor: St. Leo Parish in Oakland and the Kerry House. Information: www.churchofstleothegreat.org.

Wednesday, April 2
Human Trafficking Talk. 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Sister Catherine Ferguson, S.N.J.M. joins an HNU student panel to discuss “Making Connections: NGOs, United Nations, and Human Trafficking.” Sister Ferguson works for Unanima International and is the NGO representative to the United Nations for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Free admission. (510) 436-1265.

Saturday, April 5
CCISCO Citizenship Drive. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Family Center Gym, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. For legal permanent residents. Bring your documents. Lawyers and councilors available. Includes “Know Your Rights” workshop. (925) 313-0206.

John F. Henning Institute Episcopal Lecture Series: Reflections on Ex Corde Eccelesia. St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B. of Vancouver, British Columbia, will talk about “What Makes Catholic Higher Education Distinctive? From John Paul II to Benedict XVI.” Luncheon: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; seminars discussing Ex Corde: 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.; lecture by Archbishop Miller: 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. in LeFevre Theatre. Mass in the chapel at 5:15 p.m. Contact: Ted Tsukahara, (925) 631-4176.

Mondays, April 7, 14, 28
Introduction to Genesis. 7 - 8:30 p.m. in Mullen Commons Vista Room, St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Presenter: Zach Flanagin, professor of Biblical Studies at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Information: Nora Petersen,, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107 or npetersen@sjvianney.org.

April 8, 15, 22
God and Sex: Understanding What the Church Teaches and Why. 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Doolan Center at St. Edward School, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Father Jeffrey Keyes, C.P.P.S., pastor, will discuss: “Catholic Moral Teaching” on April 8; “The Spousal Significance of the Body,” on April 15; “Virtues, Vices, and Catholic Life” on April 22. Information: (510) 797-0241.

Help for Parents. 7 p.m. at Our Lady, Queen of the World Parish, 3155 Winterbrook Dr., Bay Point. Speaker: Dr. Ray Guarendi, parent and clinical psychologist, who has appeared on national radio and television shows across the country, and author of a new book, “Good Discipline, Great Teens.” Peggy Murray, (925) 778-0734 or jpmurray88@sbcglobal.net.

Wednesday, April 9
Faith in Violence-Free Families: Building Partnerships for Change
. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at University of Phoenix, Oakland Campus, 1200 Clay St., Ste. 200, Oakland. Sponsored by Triumph Ministries, this workshop will focus on fostering collaborative relationships between faith leaders and domestic violence prevention advocates while discussing strategies for combining efforts and expertise to better serve local communities. Registration: $20. Participants will receive an official certificate of completion. (415) 526-2545.

Friday, April 11
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant: 26 Years in Berkeley
. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. The evening will include the film, “Holy Defiance” (30 minutes), on the history of the Sanctuary Movement; a panel discussion on current EBSC programs; and a presentation by Sister Maureen Duignan on the Refugee Rights Program. Free (donations to EBSC accepted). Bill Joyce, (510) 482-1062.

Friday, April 11 - 12
Married Love and the Gift of Life Conference
. At the San Bernardino Pastoral Center in San Bernardino. Sponsored by the California Association of Natural Family Planning, this event is designed to empower all Catholics, especially those in Church ministry, to articulate Church teaching on married love and the gift of life. Speakers include Dr. Janet Smith, consultor to the Pontifical Council on the Family and Father McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, who will address “Theology of the Body and Humane Vitae” and “Contraception: Why Not?” and Dr. Mary Davenport of El Sobrante. Information/registration: www.CANFP.org or 1-877-33-CANFP.

Sunday, April 13
Reception in Honor of 2008 Goldman Award Winners
. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at The Women’s Building, Audre Lorde Room, 3543 18th St., #8 (between Guerrero and Valencia), San Francisco. Light refreshments served. Limited space. RSVP as soon as possible but no later than April 7 to: Kris East at KEast@Maryknoll.org or (510) 276-5021 or at http://maryknoll.us/othergame. Sponsor: Orbis Books/Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and Lay Missioners/FoodFirst.

Saturday, April 19
Salesian High School 12th Annual Silent/Live Auction and Raffle
. At Salesian High School Gymnasium, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. 6:30 p.m. no-host spirits, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction; 8:30 p.m. live auction and raffle. $25 per person (before April 14), $30 per person (after April 14). Tickets: Linda O’Neill, msoneill@pacbell.net or Shannon Looper, SHSauction2008@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday, April 22
Lecture Series on Catholic Identity
. 7-8 p.m. at DeLaSalle Theater, Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord. Presenter: Jerome Baggett, assistant professor of religion and society at Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. (925) 686-5353, ext. 311.

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Wednesday, March 26
Spring Salad Bar Luncheon. Noon at Rohan Hall, St. Jerome Parish, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Proceeds will benefit the students of St. Jerome and St. John schools. Tickets: $12 per person. Reservations are necessary and may be obtained by calling Annette Bishop, (510) 526-9742 or June Felker, (510) 524-9827. No tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsor: Mother of Perpetual Help Institute #159, Y.L.I.

Saturday March 29
Swingin’ Bingo. 7 p.m. at St. Michael Parish Hall, 372 Maple St., Livermore. $10 per person (includes 1 bingo packet for 10 games). Listen or dance to DJ - JB Smooth Sounds. Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital, Oakland, Cooley’s Anemia Research and ICF Scholarship Branch 285 Tri-Valley Scholarship Program. Beverages, cookies and chips will be available for purchase. Reservation deadline: March 27. Call Helen W., (925) 462-3798 or Mary G., (925) 447-8471. If unable to attend, donations will be accepted. Send to Helen Wirtenson, 4071 Moselle Court, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Sunday, March 30
Divine Mercy Breakfast. 8 and 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 971 O’Hara Ave., Oakley. In Celebration of God’s Divine Mercy this breakfast, which consists of waffles, syrup, fruits, cream, ham, sausage, coffee and other beverages, will be offered. $5 donation. All are welcome. (925) 625-2109.

Saturday, April 5
St. Michael Parish Annual Dinner Dance and Auction. 5:30 - 11 p.m. at Robert Livermore Community Center. $45. Proceeds benefit St. Michael K-8 grade school, youth ministry, Hispanic ministry, English and Spanish Faith Formation programs and adult education. Tickets/donations: (925) 447-1585.

FACE Auction and Dinner Gala. 5:30 p.m. at Greek Orthodox Community Center in Oakland. Join Bishop Allen Vigneron for this evening that raises money for tuition assistance. Starts with cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. $150 per person. (510) 628-2155.

Third Annual Queen of All Saints Casino Night. 6 p.m. to midnight at the Concord Hilton. The evening includes dinner, dancing, gambling, live/silent auction, and raffle. Proceeds support QAS School. $60. Reservations/information: Mary Gatz, (925) 685-8700.

Sunday, April 6
A Spring Gala. 4:30 - 7 p.m. in parish hall at Santa Maria Church, 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. Main fundraiser for A Friendly Manor (26-bed housing) and A Friendly Place (drop in hospitality center for homeless women in Oakland). Cocktails and light buffet. Silent auction and basket raffle. $25 donation per person. Contact: Terry Saltiel, (925) 945-7833 or Barbara Broach, (925) 934-6725.

Saturday, April 12
St. Mary’s College Guild Fashion Show Luncheon. At Soda Activity Center, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Way, Moraga. 11 a.m. social hour and hors d’oeuvres; 12 p.m. luncheon and fashion show. $50 per person. Make checks payable to St. Mary’s College Guild and mail to: Mrs. Mary Power, 1860 Eagle Peak Ave., Clayton, CA 94517. Information: (925) 672-6761.

Saturday, April 26
Pasta and Bingo Family Night Out. At St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez (enter hall on Henrietta Street.) 5:30 p.m. social (following the 4:30 p.m. Mass), 6 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $9 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased after Masses or by contacting Tom Cook, (925) 229-2665. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation Branch #13.

Mercy Retirement Center’s Casino Royale Nite. 7 - 11 p.m. at St. Paschal Parish, 3700 Dorisa Ave., Oakland. An evening with games of chance, hosted cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Tickets are $60 and include live music performed by Jazz 4U. Fundraiser for the Center’s Charitable Care Program. Katherine Cook, (510) 534-8540, ext. 322.

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Thursday, March 27
Grief Support Group. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Joan Bell, (925) 828-6864.

Tuesday, April 1
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 75, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist. Survivors and their families are welcome. Claire Jeanette, (510) 843-6971.

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March 27, 28
Damien: Passion, Faith and Fury. 8 p.m. in the Soda Activity Center, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Dan Cawthon, performing arts professor at St. Mary’s College, stars as Father Damien in Aldyth Morris’ powerful play which tells the compelling story of Father Damien DeVeuster, the Belgian-born priest whose devotion to the people of the leper colony on Molokai brought him international acclaim and excruciating personal conflicts. Tickets: $25 general; $20 seniors (65+); $2 SMC students; $12 SMC faculty, staff and non-SMC students. (925) 631-4381 or www.stmarys-ca.edu. Sponsor: Committee for Lectures, Art and Music at the campus.

April 6, 12
Spring Performances: Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers. April 6: 3 p.m. at Milpitas Community Center, 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas. Free. April 12: 7 p.m. at Swiss Park, 5911 Mowry Ave., Newark. Meal and concert. The GGBC&BR is an independent, non-profit organization committed to the tradition of boy choir training. (510) 887-4311, ggbcbr@aol.com, or www.ggbc.org.

Saturday, April 12
Evening at the Play: “Steal Away” by Ramona King. 6:45 p.m. (reception), 8 p.m. (showtime) at Black Repertory Group Theater, 3201 Adeline St., Berkeley. $25 donation. Sponsor: The Isabel Kellum Scholarship Committee of St. Columba Parish in Oakland. St. Columba Parish Office, (510) 654-7600.

Sunday, April 13
My Favorite Things Caberet. 4 00 7 p.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Parish, 3700 Dorisa Ave., Oakland. The Caberet will be an Easter-season parish and family celebration. The second half of the program will be a sing-along medley of all songs from the movie, “The Sound of Music.” All ages are invited. People are encouraged at attend in costumes related to the movie. Prizes for best costumes. There will be a costume-scramble box at the hall, where a separate competition will be held for those who wish to dive into the box at intermission and create impromptu costumes from whatever they can find to use. Tickets: $20 each. Buy a block of 10 tickets, get the 10th ticket free. (510) 636-0335.

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Bible Study

April 7 - May 19
Revelation - God’s Gift of Hope. 7:30 p.m. in the Pope John XXIII room at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. In Revelations John gives insight into the life God has planned for those who are faithful. All are welcome. Information/reservations: upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114.

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