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 July 7, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Spiritual quest
Marist Brother Don Bisson will present a day retreat, “Christian and Jungian Insight,” at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on July 18. $75 cost includes lunch. Information/reservation: (925) 837-9141 x315 or www.sandamiano.org..

In the End
Zach Flanagin, professor of Bib-lical Studies at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, will present a four-week lecture series, “In the End: A Study of the Book of Revelation,” July 28, Aug. 4, 11, and 18, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Mullen Commons Vista Room at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: Nora Petersen, npetersen@sjvianney.org or (925) 939-7911.


July 8, 15, 22
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.

July 9, 16, 23. 30
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.

July 12, Aug. 15

Taize – Prayer Around the Cross
. 8 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Listen to music, join others in prayer and song around the cross. Maria Shao, (408) 839-2068 or maria49830@aol.com.

Sunday, July 13, Aug. 10

Young Adult Mass. 5:30 p.m. at Christ the Light Parish, 707 Jefferson St., Oakland. All are welcome.

Monday, July 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.

Sunday, July 20
St.Bonaventure Parish Multi-Cultural Mass
. Noon at 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. The theme of this celebration is “Unity Mass.” The cultural heritage and diverse ethnic groups which make up the parish will be recognized at this liturgy. (925) 672-5800.

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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July 10, 24, Aug, 7
Summer Evening Series: Awaken to the Sacred With Creativity. 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 – 9 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Chiara’s Lantern. Explore simple and creative processes that lead to a deeper appreciation of the sacred within. $20 per evening. Opportunity to further explore the theme with overnights, July 10-11 and Aug. 7-8. $110 private room/$90 shared room. (925) 837-9141, x 315, or www.sandamiano.org.

July 18 – 20

Men and Women’s Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. With facilitator Victoria MacDonald learn how to recognize God’s sacred presence in the midst of your everyday life and explore various spiritual practices. $205 private room/ $175 shared room. (925) 837-9141 x 315, or www.sandamiano.org.

July 20 – 27

Soul Sisters – Women Called to Connect, Bond and Heal in a Broken World. At Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. Participants will explore the feminine divine and how women have a significant role to play in bringing balance and healing to the world of war and suffering. Speaker: Edwina Gateley, a poet, theologian, artist, writer, lay minister and modern-day mystic and prophet. $610 private/$590 shared/ $510 commuter. (650) 325-5614 or www.vallombrosa.org.

Saturday, Aug. 2

A Spa Day for the Soul. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 32223 Cabello St., Union City. A day of reflection for women facilitated by June Kirk pastoral associate at St. Anne. $40 cost includes materials and supplies, a salad luncheon and afternoon treats. Wear casual clothes and shoes. Reservations: (925) 325-0144 or e-mail junemkirk@aol.com.

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Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30
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.

July 7 – Aug. 31
Summer Session at Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. Week-long courses, which will meet in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, will be offered in such areas as functional theology, religion and the arts, and spirituality. Classes are designed for people from all walks of life: clergy, lay leaders, teachers, artists, spiritual seekers, retirees. Courses can be audited or taken for continuing education units or academic credit. Information/registration: Kap Stann, (510) 849-8239 or www.psr.edu.

Friday, July 11

Suicide Survivors. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. “Raising the Rail: Suicide and the Golden Gate Bridge.” David Hull, who is surviving the suicide of his daughter, Kathy, will recount what he has learned about her death and “that bridge”; Kevin Hines, who survived from a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge, will discuss his story and the need for outreach and mental health services to prevent suicide. Free admission. Free will donation to The Bridge Rail Foundation (www.bridgerail.org). Sponsor: Father Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee.

Saturday, July 12

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living: A Diabetes Conversation. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Join the St. Columba Health Cabinet for a presentation on nutrition, cooking and exercise as well as lunch and sampling nutritious recipes. Space is limited, register early. Free. Fax name and address to (510) 654-7615.

July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3

Summer Lecture Series on The Eucharist. 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall, 703 C St., Union City. “Source and Summit of Our Faith,” presented in English, by Armenak K. Hermez, M.A. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Each session is $7 (collected at the door). Camila Magdaleno, (510) 471-7419 or cmagdaleno@olrchurch.org.

July 17 – 20

11th Annual Holy Names University Sophia Center Summer Institute. At 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. This year’s Institute will be a celebration of Thomas Berry, whose work has informed much of the teaching at the center over the past 24 years. Brian Swimme, longtime Sophia Center teacher and author of Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, will be the keynote speaker on July 17. For a list of speakers and more information: (800) 794-8813, (510) 436-1046 or www.hnu.edu/sophia.

Aug. 2 – 3
18th Annual Catholic Family Conference. At the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim. Hosted by the Catholic Resource Center and St. Joseph Communication, this conference has sessions for adults, young adults/teens, and a children’s program. Speakers include Auxiliary Bishop Salvatore J. Cardileone of San Diego and Father Joseph Fessio, founder and editor of Ignatius Press. (626) 967-7414 or www.CatholicRC.org.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Humanae Vitae: Cornerstone of the Culture of Life. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. All-day conference presented by the St. Anthony of Padua Institute and the Oakland Diocese will mark the 40th anniversary of the encyclical. Speakers include: Archbishop Raymond Burke, Janet Smith and Dr. Mary Davenport of El Sobrante. Simultaneous translation in Spanish will be offered. $35 conference; $50 includes lunch. (888) 619-7882 or www.cornerstoneconference.org.

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Saturday, July 19
Young Adult Ministry Trip to Angel Island. Day event sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry at the Christ the Light Parish in Oakland. RSVP/ information: Wylie, (510) 409-1249.

Annual Mini-Luau. 5 p.m. cocktails, 6 p.m. dinner, at St. John Church, 264 E. Lewelling, San Lorenzo. Authentic Hawaiian food; entertainment by Hula Ikaika Ohana O Kaawai E Honu Iti E. Tickets: $25. Reservation deadline: July 10. Linda, (510) 276-1131 or Cheryl, (510) 278-2906. Sponsor: St. Gerard Women’s Club of St. John Church.

Sunday, July 20

Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. – noon at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 301 West Richmond Ave., Point Richmond. $8 per person. Raffle. Mass: 9:30 a.m.

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Thursday, 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, July 17
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.

Saturday, August 2
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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July 12, 19
Cathedral Dedication Choir Auditions. July 12 at St. Stephen Hall, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek; July 19: Christ the Light Parish, 707 Jefferson St., Oakland, meeting room 3 and 4 (enter the parking lot on Eighth Street behind the church). All singers are welcome. Rehearsals start in August. To make an appointment: Denise Kogler at the Office of the Cathedral Provost, (510) 271-1935 or dkogler@ctlcathedral.org.

Sunday, July 13

Opening Weekend Reception for Sammons Exhibit. 2 – 4 p.m. at Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga. The rarely seen works of Carl Sammons, a prolific plein air artist who began as a sign painter in Iowa and then gained fame as a Bay Area landscape painter, will be featured in this exhibit from July 12 through Sept. 21. The reception will feature a jazz performance by The Michael Coleman Trio/Beep! at the Gallery and Art Patio Exhibition.(925) 631-4379 or www.hearstartgallery.org.

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Bible Study

July 10, 17, 24, 31
Summer Bible Study on the Book of James. 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. at St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Contact Patti Collyer, (925) 672-5800 or patti.collyer@stbonaventure.net, by July 8.

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Social Action

June 25, July 9, 30
Oakland A’s Food Bank Wednesdays
. At McAfee Coliseum, Oakland. June 25: 7:05 p.m., A’s vs. Philadelphia Phillies; July 9: 7:05 p.m., A’s vs. Seattle Mariners; July 30: 12:35 p.m., A’s vs. Kansas City Royals. Help strike out hunger. Bring two nonperishable food items or a cash donation of $5 to Wednesday home games from June to September, and you’ll receive a free ticket to a future game. Food drive barrels will be located at the Coliseum BART Plaza and at gates C and D. Information: (510) 635-3663 or www.accfb.org.

Fridays, June 27, July 1, 8, 15

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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Sunday, Aug. 3
Car Raffle. After the 12:30 p.m. Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. First prize is a new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid or $20,000 cash. If less than 1,000 tickets are sold, the winner will receive half the proceeds. Tickets are $50 each, five for $200. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check to St. John the Baptist Church at 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530. Information/tickets: www.sjtech.org. Proceeds will help fund improvements in the church sound system.

Thursday, Aug. 7
19th Annual Salad Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $8 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Tickets: Eleanor Chesterman, (510) 657-2758. Make checks payable to: CDA Ct. #1508. Prepaid tickets may be picked up at the door on Aug. 7. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Father Francisco de Lasuen, #1508. Proceeds go to the Court’s charities.

Friday, Aug. 8
St. Anthony of Padua Institute Banquet. 6 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church Hall, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Join friends of the Institute at this fundraiser featuring the exquisite bounty of Northern California’s legendary summer harvest paired with complementary wines. After dinner, noted Catholic philosopher Ralph McInerny will deliver an address on how Catholic higher education reached its current state and the implications of that state for the intellectual health of the Church in America. Proceeds go to support the educational apostolate of the Institute. www.cornerstoneconference.org or (888) 619-7882

Sunday, Aug. 10
Summer Wine Festival. 2 – 5 p.m. in Soda Center at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. The annual festival will feature wine-tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Lasallian Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of St. Mary’s College alumni. Event participants are also invited to purchase wines directly from more than 20 featured wineries. RSVP before July 31 for the early-bird price of $35. Tickets purchased after July 31 will be $45 each. Tickets for designated drivers are $20 each. Event is only for those ages 21 and over. Tickets: St. Mary’s College Alumni Office, (925) 631-4200.

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Parish festivals

July 26 – 27
St. Anne Parish, at 32223 Cabello St., Union City. “Celebrating 35 years of Joy, Faith and Service.” Raffle, White Elephant Booth, Combo Meal and BBQ Sale and more. (510) 471-7766.

Saturday, Sept. 6
St. Leander Parish, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. (510) 895-5631.

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Monday, July 14
1st Annual Dominican Golf Tournament. At the Metropolitan Golf Course in Oakland. Includes a silent auction and a raffle following the awards ceremony. $150 registration fee includes green fees, carts, BBQ, tee prizes. Putting contest starts at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Sponsor: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley. Proceeds help raise funds needed to continue DSPT’s mission of educating and preparing its’ religious and lay students to become future leaders of the Church. Information: Advancement@dspt.edu or (510) 883-2085.

Monday, Aug. 25
The St. Theresa Men’s Club Annual Golf Tournament. 11 a.m. check-in at the Claremont Country Club, 5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland. Shotgun start at noon. Contests and prizes. Cocktails and buffet dinner will follow in the church hall at 30 Mandalay Road. Parishioners and guests are welcome. Robert Brunel, (510) 339-3292 or montclairland@sbcglobal.net.



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