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 June 9, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Got the Gospel?
Ann Naffziger, who as a Master’s Degree of Divinity and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Languages, will teach a six-week class, “Overview of the Four Gospels,” at St. Joseph Basilica Parish, 1109 Chestnut St. in Alameda. Sessions will be held on Mondays (10 – 11:30 a.m.) and Tuesdays (7 – 8:30 p.m.) from June 16 – July 22. Participants will read each gospel in it’s entirely during the course. Free will offering. For more information or to register: Ann, (510) 521-8011 or ann@gospelliving.org.

Never too early
Augustinian Father Kevin C. Mullins, pastor at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Castro Valley, will lead an informational workshop, Planning a Loved One’s Catholic Funeral, on June 28 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Stack Center at Our Lady of Grace Parish, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. His presentation will cover the vigil, Mass, and committal. There will be time for questions and answers. Representatives from Holy Angels Funeral and Cremation Services and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will speak and answer questions. RSVP to Joy Pichay, (510) 537-6600 or joyp@catholiceemeteries.org.


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.

June 10, 17, 24
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.

June 11, 18, 25
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.

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.

Tuesday, 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 20
Taize — Prayer Around the Cross
. 8 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Refresh your soul, listen to beautiful music, join others in prayer and song around the cross. Every third Friday of the month. Sister Beth Quire, O.P., (510) 657-2468 or beth@msjdominicans.org.

Saturday, July 26
Thanksgiving Gathering
. 3 p.m. at Old St. Mary’s Church, 707 Jefferson St., Oakland. Join Emeritus Bishop John Cummins for a celebration of 155 years of Catholic Life at the Mother Church of the East Bay (1853 – 2008). Buffet reception to follow. RSVP: (510) 769-7660.

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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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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.

June 20 – 22
Scripture Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Passionist Father Thomas P. Bonacci will lead participants on “The Journeys of Jesus, Journeys of the Soul.” The travel narratives of the Gospel traditions will provide a guide for meditations. $205 private room/$175 share room. Six meals included. (925) 8347-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, June 28
Social Justice Retreat
. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Vista Room at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Day of prayer, fellowship and renewal. Speakers include Deacon Matt Dulka, Maryknoll regional director for mission education and promotion, and Joe Hastings, who works with Catholic Relief Services promoting global solidarity in West Coast dioceses. $10 donation suggested. Refreshments and lunch included. RSVP by June 26 to John Watkins at (510) 267-8379 or jwatkins@oakdiocese.org.

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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.

Wednesdays, June 11, 18, 25

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.

Monday, June 16

Stewardship Summit
. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Al Winseman, author of “Growing an Engaged Church,” and Joe Cavanaugh, from Gallup, will present in-depth Gallup research on creating engagement in church. The summit is intended for pastors, associate associates, and lay individuals in leadership roles. $35 per person cost includes lunch. RSVP before June 11 by phone: (510) 628-2186 or e-mail: dgunn@oakdiocese.org. Sponsor: Stewardship Department of the Oakland Diocese and the Department of Pastoral Ministries of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

June 16 – 19
Second Annual Family Bible Week
. At Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Catered dinner with all ages together at 6 p.m.; Bible study program broken into four age groups at 7 p.m.; questions and answers at 8 p.m.; and night prayer with all ages from 8:15 – 8:30 p.m. Speaker: Father Kenan Osbourne, O.F.M. $25 per adult, $15 per child under 12 years. Information/registration: HSparish@gmail.com or (510) 797-1660.

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Wednesday, June 11
Kitchen of Champions’ Guest Chef Series
. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, Free Dining Room, 675 23rd St., Oakland Featuring Executive Chef Bruce D. Paton, known for his vibrant pairings of beer and food. Each three-course meal will include ale. $50 per person ($35 for Vincentians). Reservations required, tickets must be purchased in advance. (510) 636-4261. !00 percent of the dinner price and gratuities return to the Kitchen of Champions Culinary Program, an employment training program for homeless and extremely low-income adults.

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.

“Spring Into Summer”Tea and Fashion Show
. 12 – 4 p.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. The show, directed by Darrin Doss Productions, begins at 1 p.m. $20 donation. Tickets/information: Lady Dolores Mollaire, (510) 232-9952. Sponsor: Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary, Court 127.

Fil-American Friendship Night Fund Raising Event
. 7 p.m. at St. Callistus Parish Hall, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. Dinner at 7 p.m. Music by Ramsey Ramos DJ Master. Experience “Harana” with the Fil-Am and Youth choirs of St. Callistus and Salesian High School’s Fil-Am Dance group. Donation: $25 for those 14 years of age and older, $10 for 13 year-olds and younger. Rectory, (510) 223-1153 or Rosario Rosete, (510) 223-1779.

Sunday, June 15

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast
. 8 a.m. – noon at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 301 West Richmond Ave., Point Richmond. $8/person. Mass: 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 28

The Meridians of St. Leanders 7th Annual Summer Sports Collectors Show
. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Leanders’ Ryan O’Connell Hall, 575 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia (1880-2008) will be for sale. Proceeds from the show will benefit St. Leander Parish and local charities. Door prizes will be given away. Admission: $3; those under 5 or over 65 are admitted free. (510) 538-6245.

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June 12, 26, July 10
Grief Support. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Open to all who are grieving regardless of religious affiliation. Joan, (925) 828-6864.

Thursday, June 19

Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Meetings are free and all are welcome. Joan, (925) 939-1007

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Sunday, June 22
Dr. Alexandra Greene Memorial Concert to Benefit Doctors Without Borders
. 2 – 4 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley. Featuring classical music by Elizabeth Morgan, pianist, and Carla Gee, harpist. A speaker from Doctors Without Borders will share information about the organization’s work. Tax-deductible donations accepted at the door. (510) 845-6830.

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Social action

Fridays, June 13, 20, 27
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.

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Saturday, Aug. 16
Assumption School, San Leandro
. Class of 1998 – Ten Year Reunion. 6 p.m. at the Englander in San Leandro. Dinner and dancing. $17 per person. RSVP by July 30. Susan at yellowhairwarior@aol.com.

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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. Check payable to St. Leander Golf Tournament, 451 Davis, San Leandro, CA 94577.



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