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 August 4, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Balm for the soul
Oblate Father Richard McAlear, author and international speaker who has long been active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, will preside at the 9 a.m. Mass on Aug. 13 at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road in Concord and will give a talk following Mass. He will give another talk on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and the following day at 10 a.m. Also on Aug. 14 he will preside at a healing Mass at 7:30 p.m. in the main church. Information: Patti Collyer, (925) 672-5800 or Sharon Sangco, (925) 408-2623.


Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
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.

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
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.

Sunday, Aug. 10
Young Adult Mass. 5:30 p.m. at Christ the Light Parish, 707 Jefferson St., Oakland. All are welcome.

Monday, Aug. 11
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.

Charismatic Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. Presider: Father Richard McAlear. All are invited to attend. Free will offering. CCRO office at (925) 828-6644.

Friday, Aug. 15
Taize – Prayer Around the Cross. 8 p.m. at Domi-nican 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.

Saturday, Sept. 20
Magdalene Vespers. 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley. This vespers is a meditation on St. Mary Magdalene and includes music, dance and prayers that celebrate the Earth and evoke the call to preserve. Includes a rite of anointing for all those gathered. $35 donation. Tickets will be available at Sagrada Sacred Arts at 4926 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland, in early August. (510)653-7196 or http://www.sagrada.com or mail@sagrada.com.

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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.

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. (510) 412-4715, divinemercyjesus@aol.com, or www.DivineMercyWestCoast.org.

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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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. $20 per evening. Opportunity to further explore the theme overnight, Aug. 7-8. $110 private room/$90 shared room. (925) 837-9141, x 315, or www.sandamiano.org.

Aug. 22 – 24
Young Adults Retreat: Awaken to the Sacred. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Presenters: Father Rusty Shaughnessy, O.F.M. and Paula Jenkins. An opportunity to slow down and awaken to the sacred both within and without. $195 private room/$165 shared room. (925) 837-9141, x315; www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Aug. 23
Separated and Divorced Day: Crossing the Red Sea. 9:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. 9 a.m. registration. Has the trauma of separation or divorce left you feeling like you are wandering in your own personal desert? Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Participants will explore the big picture of life and its possibilities. $75 fee includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, x315 or www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 19 – 21
15th Annual Women’s Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenter: Linda Schubert, well-known speaker, author and member of the Charismatic Renewal. $195 double occupancy/$225 single occupancy. Martha Sardelich, (925) 825-9080.

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Wednesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
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. David Zarri, (925) 686-9277 or davidzarri@earthlink.net.

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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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 also invited to purchase wines directly from more than 20 featured wineries. $45 per person, tickets for designated drivers $20 each. Event is only for those ages 21 and over. Tickets: St. Mary’s College Alumni Office, (925) 631-4200.

Thursday, Sept. 11
Benefit Dinner Cruise for Apostleship of the Sea. 6 p.m. departure from Alameda’s Mariner Square. Join Bishop Allen Vigneron, Father George Mockel, and the bishops of the Episcopal and Lutheran churches for this benefit. $125 per person. Proceeds go directly to the International Maritime Center, an outreach ministry for seafarers of all faiths at the Port of Oakland. (800) 256-1914 or http://www.sfbayfarer.org.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Book Review. 1 p.m. in conference room at St. John the Baptist Parish, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito (enter on Kearney Street in back of the church). Title: “Daughters of the West” by Anne Seagraves.” Donation: $14. Benefit for Cameron Early Intervention School. Reservations: Theresa Parella, (510) 525-4534, June Felker, (510) 524-9827.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Sacred Heart High School (Los Angeles) 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner Honoring the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. 6 – 11:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. Reservations: Cecilia Soto-Loftus,(310) 415-2254 or ccsotour@yahoo.com or Angela Comejo, (323) 646-1700 or fleurdang@hotmail.com.

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Thursday, Aug. 21
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, Sept. 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 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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Saturday, Aug. 9
Free Musical Performance by the Stagebridge Theatre Company. 2 p.m. at AlmaVia, 33883 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. The Stagebridge Theatre Company in Oakland a nationally acclaimed theatre troupe of older adults, strives to narrow the gap between the generations and present positive images of older adults. Stuart Kandell, Stagebridge founder, will direct “Never Too Late,” a musical review featuring old-time radio show favorites, songs, skits, commercials and more. Limited space. Reservations: (510) 489-3800. Refreshments follow the performance.

Concert by Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers. 2 p.m. at the Diocesan Youth Retreat Center, 1977 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. This concert is family-friendly and concludes the GGBC summer music camp sessions. Free admission. BYO picnic with gates opening to the public at noon. GGBC office, (510) 887-4311.

Aug. 18 –Sept. 30
Voices of Musica Sacra. Mondays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek. Auditions for all voice parts throughout the end of September for the fall season. Rehearsals resume on Aug. 25. John Kendall Bailey, music director. (925) 680-7089 or www.vmschorus.org.

Saturday, Aug. 23
St. Patrick’s Seminary and University Benefits Concert. 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Cathedral at 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Featuring John Angotti, award-winning composer and recording artist, who was featured at World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. $75 general admission, $25 students. (650) 325-5621 or www.stpatricksseminary.org.

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Bible Study

Aug. 4, 11, 18
In the End: A Study of the Book of Revelation. 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the 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. Nora Petersen, npetersen@sjvianney.org or (925) 939-7911.

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Social Action

Aug. 13, Sept. 17
Oakland A’s Food Bank Wednesdays. At McAfee Coliseum, Oakland. Aug. 13: 7:05 p.m., A’s vs. Tampa Bay Rays; Sept. 17: 7:05 p.m., A’s vs. Los Angeles Angels. Help strike out hunger. Bring two nonperishable food items or a cash donation of $5 to Wednesday home games and 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, Aug. 8, 15, 22
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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Friday, Aug. 8
St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley. Class of 2008. 1 p.m. at 1294 Albina Ave., Peralta Park, Berkeley. College-bound barbeque and farewell on the school campus. RSVP: Joanne Howe, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

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. Susan at yellowhairwarior@aol.com.

Saturday, Sept. 6
Salesian High School Reunion for the Classes of 1968. ’73, ’78,’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, and 2003. 6 – 8 p.m. at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Then plan to attend the Red and Black Ball from 8 p.m. – midnight. Contact: Henry Moe (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com. Tickets: $60. There are special discounts for parties of 10 or more and guests under 30 years old.

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Parish Festivals

Saturday, Sept. 6
St. Leander Parish, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. (510) 895-5631.

Sept. 26 – 28
St. Agnes Parish. At 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Sept. 26: 6:30 – 8 p.m., spaghetti dinner; Sept. 27 and 28: 12 – 4 p.m. includes carnival games, live entertainment, food, etc. 5 p.m. Also on Sept. 27, 5 p.m. Mass followed by BBQ dinner, live music and dancing; and on Sept. 28, pancake breakfast after the 9 and 10:45 a.m. Masses. As part of the Fall Fest a raffle will be held from Sept. 1 through 28. Each raffle offers 28 chances to win with a grand prize of $1,000. (925) 689-0838.



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.

Friday, Sept. 12
St. John Vianney “Open” Golf Tournament. 1 p.m. shotgun start, scramble format, at Boundary Oak Golf Club, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. A banquet including silent auction and raffle prizes will be held after golf at the Msgr. William J. Mullen Commons at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Catered by Zio Freado. “Open” because it is open to all levels of players and age groups. $140 for golf and banquet, $40 banquet only. Donations appreciated for silent auction or raffle. David Mechler, (925) 997-2868 or Dave@msfrank.com; or Joanna Mechler, (925) 963-6170 or Joanna@sjvmullencommons.org.

Saturday, Sept. 27
De La Salle Alumni Association of Northern California 4th Fil-Am Golf Tournament. 11 a.m. shotgun start at the Deer Ridge Golf Course, Brentwood. $125 registration fee includes green fees, carts, dinner, prizes. Proceeds to benefit charitable institutions in the Philippines and the “House of Hope,” a holistic rehabilitation center for youth and victims of social injustice. Contact: Deacon Joe Sicat, jocatgo2@sbcglobal.net or Art Dancel, Art.Dancel@Sun.com.

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