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 May 19, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Tribute in song
The Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers will sing at a Memorial Day Concert at 11:30 a.m. on May 26 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1977 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette. For more information: (510) 887-4311 or (415) 431-1137 or ggbcbr@aol.com, www.ggbc.org.


May 20, 27, June 3
Rosary and Prayer Group. 6:30 p.m. (1st Rosary), 7 p.m. (2nd Rosary) in the chapel next to the parish office at St. Jarlath Parish, 2634 Pleasant St., Oakland.

May 21, 28, June 4

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.

May 22, 29, June 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. All are welcome. (925) 625-2109.

Friday, May 23

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, May 24

Feast of Corpus Christi. 4:30 p.m. at St. Bede Church, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward. Presider: Bishop Allen Vigneron. Procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament will follow the Mass around the neighborhood. Following the procession, after the closing Benediction, St. Bede, All Saints, St. Clement and St. Joachim will host a potluck in the hall adjacent to the church.

Monday, May 26

Annual Memorial Day Service. 11 a.m. at St. Michael Cemetery, 3885 East Ave., Livermore. Presider: Father Raymond Sacca.

May 27, June 17

Mass for Missionary Vocations. 10 a.m. at Maryknoll Mission Center, 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. Mass followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet and fellowship to pray for the church’s mission efforts and for missionary vocations. (510) 276-5021

Friday, June 6

Sacred Heart Mass. 10 a.m. at St. Cornelius Church, MacDonald Ave. at Broadway, Richmond. Followed by lunch at Denny’s 11344 San Pablo Ave. Sponsor: The Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society. Bernardine Bisio, (510) 234-8865.

Monday, June 9

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.

Thursday, June 12

Young Adult Mass. 7:30 p.m. at Christ the Light Chapel, 707 Jefferson St., Oakland. All are welcome. (510) 832-0212.

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May 23 – 25
Grief Retreat: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. When a person loses someone (or something) of importance to them, grief is a natural response. This retreat will help participants process their grief through presentations, small group discussions and experiential activities. Presenter: Carol Kaplan, MFT. $195 private/$165 double. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Sacred Healing Retreat: “Your Faith Has Healed You – Go in Peace.”
At Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. This retreat will focus on the Divine Light of Jesus to balance, align and heal the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of the whole human system, and will explore ways to access the healing graces of God through guided meditations and self-healing techniques. $195/$175. Presenter: Sister Joan Prohaska, O.P., a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose. (650) 325-5614.

Friday, May 30
Marian Day of Renewal – Jesus and Mary: Two Hearts, One Love
. 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Spend a day with Father Evan Howard, O.F.M. in looking at the message of love from Scriptural and psychological points of view. The day will end with Eucharist. $30 includes lunch. (925) 837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

May 30 – June 1
Marriage Encounter Weekend
. Give your spouse the gift that money cannot buy – a weekend away for the two of you to get to know one another better. Contact Ray and Roberta Montes at (510) 351-2649 after 6 p.m. or visit www.wwme.org.

June 13 – 15
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
. Are you or someone you know hurting from an abortion? Experience God’s healing mercy at this retreat sponsored by After the Choice ministry in the Diocese of Oakland. Includes the sharing of stories, Scripture-based spiritual exercises, and sacramental healing concluding in a memorial service and Mass. $150 per person, $200 per couple. Financial assistance is available. Colleen at (510) 267-8335 or cknutsen@oakdiocese.org, or visit www.rachelsvineyard.org. Inquiries and participation are strictly confidential.

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Tuesday, May 20
World Youth Day Meeting
. 7 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of the World Parish, 3155 Winterbrook Dr., Bay Point. Pilgrims planning to see the Holy Father in Sidney, Australia, are invited to this diocesan-wide meeting on, “What to Expect of the WYD Pilgrimage.” (510) 267-8389.

May 21, 28, June 4
Father Corapi DVD Catechism Series
. 7 – 8 p.m. in Cauchi Hall, St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Father John Corapi, S.O.L.T. teaches The Catechism of the Catholic Church in this series. Information: David Zarri, (925) 686-9277 or davidzarri@earthlink.net.

Thursday, May 22
Torture is Wrong. 7:30 p.m. in multipurpose room at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Father Louis Vitale, O.F.M, brings his Circle of Peace Speaking Tour to San Ramon where he will invite attendees to challenge themselves and explore the difficult issues of our society’s response to violence. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going to Pace e Bene. For more information on Pace e Bene visit www.paceebene.org. Sponsor: St. Joan of Arc Social Concerns Committee.

May 23, 24 and 25
2008 Northern California Catholic Charismatic Convention
. At the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara. Teaching team leaders include Deacon Bill Brennan from Stockton, Father James Tarantino from Tiburon, and Sister Linda Koontz from Texas. Information: (925) 551-5827 or visit www.ncrcspirit.com.

May 23 – 26

Building the Foundations for Asian American Ministry and Theology
. At Redemptorist Renewal Center, Cortaro, Arizona. Jonathan Tan, an assistant professor of religion and culture at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, will conduct this three-day seminar. $350 single/$300 each for double. Information/registration, contact the Redemptorist Renewal Center, P.O. Box 569, Cortaro, AZ, 85743-9645. (866) 737-5751 (toll-free) or visit www.desertrenewal.org.

Saturday, May 31
Join a Holy Land Pilgrimage?
1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo. Information about a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 2/24 – 3/5/2009, with Father Mike Lacey, St. John pastor. Information: Larry Pitzen, (510) 351-5050 or Maureen Dinnocenzo, (866) 476-7476.

Sunday, June 8

Curious About Catholics?
After the 11 a.m. Mass in the rectory conference room at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Have you been going to Mass for a while but aren’t Catholic? Are you a Baptized Catholic who never received First Communion or Confirmation or who never really learned about the Faith to begin with? The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Team at St. Mary Magdalen Church invites you to take a closer look at the Catholic faith in an open and welcoming environment. Mary Ann Wiesinger, (915) 241-1391 or mwiesinger@oakdiocese.org or John Knutsen, (510) 316-0973 or jdknutsen@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, June 10
Mission Forum: Christian/Muslim Inter-religious Dialogue
. 7:30 p.m. at 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. Dr. Gerald Grudzen, who teaches at San Jose City College will discuss developments in Christian/Muslim relations since Vatican II. (510) 276-5021.

June 16 – July 22

Gospel Overview. 10 – 11:30 a.m. (Mondays) and 7 – 8:30 p.m. (Tuesdays) at St. Joseph Church, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Ann Naffziger, who as a Master’s Degree of Divinity and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Languages, will teach this class. Participants will read each gospel in its entirety. Free will offering. Information/registration: Ann, (510) 521-8011 or ann@gospelliving.org.

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May 30 – June 1
St. Barnabas School 50th Anniversary Party
. May 30: 7 p.m.: Reunion Gathering at New Zealander Pub. All former students, teachers, staff and families over 21 are invited to this no-host event. Attendance is casual, no RSVP is needed; May 31: 1 – 3:30 p.m.: school carnival, 4:30 p.m.: Mass, 5:30 p.m.: celebration that includes dinner, music, and memories; June 1: pot-luck lunch at Crab Cover after 10:30 a.m. Mass. Bring a blanket and a dish to share. (510) 521-0595.

Thursday, June 5
Empty Bowls Event. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Alameda County Community Food Bank, 7900 Edgewater Dr., Oakland. An evening of art, food and service to help fill the empty bowls of low-income people in the community. Enjoy a soup and bread dinner, participate in an art project, and take home a hand-decorated bowl. A silent auction will feature ceramics from local artists. $20 adults; $40 family (up to two adults and two children under 18). Tickets: Pam Gidwani, (510) 635-3663, ext. 328; www.accfb.org.

Saturday, June 14
Treasure Throve Flea Market
. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Moran Hall at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. The sale will feature many gently used articles from furniture to jewelry. No clothing will be sold. Proceeds go to support seminarians for the Oakland Diocese. Sponsor: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas of the Oakland Diocese. Margaret, (925) 829-4885 or Nita, (925) 828-9442.

K.P.C. Ladies Auxiliary Court 127, 3rd Annual Tea and Fashion Show
. 12 – 4 p.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Food, raffle, entertainment, fashions. Dolores Mollaire, (510) 232-9952.

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Sunday, June 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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Monday, May 26
Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers
. 12:30 p.m. Music Camp Open House at Oakland Diocesan Youth Retreat Center, 1977 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, free. The Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers is an independent, non-profit organization committed to the tradition of boy choir training. (510) 887-4311 or (415) 431-1137 or ggbcbr@aol.com, www.ggbc.org.

Saturday, May 31
Music With a Mission. 8 – 10 p.m. at St. Anthony Immaculate Conception School, 299 Precita Ave., San Francisco. Features performances by music and Latin Dance students from SAIC and St. James Schools with headliner Latin jazz band Los Bros. $10 donation at the door, advance reservations at (510) 534-2743. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Schools Music Project.

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Thursday, May 22
Stop Violence in Oakland
. 6:30 p.m. at Oakland Convention Center. Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) is hosting this event where member organizations and congregations will be calling on elected officials to act on the organization’s proposals to stem the circle of violence in the city. (510) 276-5021.

Fridays, May 23, 30, June 6
20 Decades for Life. 7 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood Center, 1357 Oakland Blvd., Walnut Creek. Members of St. Mary Parish in Walnut Creek pray 20 decades of the Rosary for life. David, (925) 686-9277 or davidzarri@earthlink.net.

May 31, June 1
Free Electronic Waste Recycling Event
. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Examples of accepted materials: televisions, monitors, computer systems, printers, household and cell phones, etc. Information: (888) 832-9839 or www.unwaste.com.

Saturday, June 7
Work To End the Death Penalty
. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1000 Broadway, 5th Floor (Public Health Building), Oakland. Near 12th Street BART station. Learn more about the death penalty and meet local activists working to end it. Free registration. RSVP required. Lunch will be provided. Natasha Minsker, (415) 621-2493 or nminster@aclunc.org or www.deathpenalty.org.

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Saturday, June 7
St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley, Gold Club Reunion. Classes of 1944 through 1957. 10:30 a.m. Mass; 11:30 a.m. social and luncheon, at Brother Aloysius Shea Center on the campus, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. $40 per person. Reservations: Joanne Howe, (510) 559-6227 by May 29.

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Saturday, May 31
St. John School 2nd Annual Golf Tournament and Tri Tip Dinner Pool Party
. 1 p.m. at San Ramon Golf Course. $125 per player includes green fees, cart, goodie bag, dinner/pool party, and a chance to win a Chevy Malibu. $25 per dinner guest. No-host bar. 21 and older. Print registration: www.stjohnslz.org or (510) 276-6632.

Saturday, June 21
St. Leander School 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. At Metropolitan Golf Links, Oakland. 11:30 a.m. check-in, 12 p.m. tee off, 6 p.m. dinner. Cost: $140 per golfer includes green fees, golf cart, tee prizes, BBQ buffet dinner, goodie bag. Non golfers welcome at dinner, $30 per person. Payment deadline: May 9. Check payable to St. Leander Golf Tournament, 451 Davis, San Leandro, CA 94577.



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