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 October 6, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Historic elections
Richard Reeves, senior lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California and best known for his trilogy on the presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, will take part on Oct. 8 in an evening of lively commentary on politics and the historic 2008 presidential election at the Soda Activity Center, St. Mary’s College, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road in Moraga, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 general, $20 seniors (65+), $12 for SMC faculty, staff and non-SMC students, and free for SMC students. (925) 631-4381 or visit www.stmarys-ca.edu and click “arts.”


Oct. 6, 7, 8
Life’s Journey Parish Mission
. At St. Theresa Parish, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. 9 a.m. hospitality, 9:30 a.m. talk; same talk repeated at 7 p.m. each day. One-hour talks by Jesuit Father Tom Allender are on topics from his book, “God Loves an Unmade Bed, Spirituality for the Imperfect.” Open to all. Donations welcome. (510) 547-2777, ext. 20.

Parish Mission
. 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Presenter Marianist Father Eugene Contadino, director for the University Marianist Outreach at the University of Dayton, will discuss Mary’s appeal. Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911.

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

Saturday, Oct. 11

Praying to Our Lady of Fatima
. 4 p.m. at St. Isidore Parish, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. All are invited to join the parish in celebrating the 91st anniversary of Fatima beginning with Mass, followed by reconciliation, potluck sandwich buffet. A procession of the Fatima statue, led by the 4th degree Knights of Columbus, starts at 6 p.m., followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and recitation of the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. Bev, (925) 963-6421.

Monday, Oct. 13

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.

Friday, Oct. 17

Taize – Prayer Around the Cross
. 8 p.m. at Motherhouse Chapel, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Listen to music and join others in prayer and song around the cross. Maria Shao, (408) 839-2068 or maria49830@aol.com or Sister Beth Quire, OP, (510) 449-7554 or beth@msjdominicans.org.

Oct. 23 – 26

The Next Men’s Cursillo Weekend
. At Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Nita Volker, (925) 828-9442 or Carolyn Steele, (925) 648-4890.

Monday, Nov. 3

Mass of Remembrance
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. All are invited, regardless of religious orientation, to attend this special liturgy celebrating the memories of loved ones who died. A reception will follow the Mass.

Nov. 6 –9

The Next Women’s Cursillo Weekend
. At Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Road., Oakland. Nina Volker, (925) 828-9442 or Carolyn Steele, (925) 648-4890.

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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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Friday, Oct. 10
St. Louis Bertrand Parish 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
. 6:30 p.m. (doors open) at Scott’s Seafood, #2 Broadway, Jack London Square. Dinner: $50. No host bar. (510) 568-1080.

Saturday, Oct. 11
St. Mary’s Center’s 35th Anniversary Gala
. 5 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. The celebration honors Founders, Sister Mary Ondreyco and Jim Rodgers, and a Dreamer, Glenn Isaacson who is helping the Center realize its dream of a permanent home. Tickets: $100. Proceeds help transform lives, build community and create change. Reservations: (510) 923-9600, ext. 222.

A Sentimental Journey Dinner and Dance
. At Corpus Christi Parish, 37891 Second St., Fremont. Featuring the Millenium Sounds Big Band Music. Dinner: 6 – 7:30 p.m., Dance: 7 – 11 p.m. Donation: $25 per person. No host bar. Tickets: (510) 792-0616. Limited seating.

Old School Flashback Party
. 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at St. Columba Parish Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Food and raffle. No-host bar. Music by Hillside Productions. Donation: $20. Proceeds to benefit St. Columba African American Celebration 2009. (510) 654-7600.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Dominican Guild of the East Bay Salad Bar Luncheon and Bingo
. Noon at St. Joseph’s Hall, 43222 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $8 donation includes luncheon and two bingo cards. Make checks payable to Dominican Guild and mail to 29462 Middleborough Way, Hayward, CA 94544. Prepaid tickets may be picked up at the door at the will call table on Oct. 16. Proceeds benefit the charitable works of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. (510) 536-3474.

Saturday, Oct. 18

12th Festival in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima
. 4 p.m. Rosary, 5 p.m. Mass, followed by free dinner and dance at Sacred Heart Church, 4025 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland. Raffle. Ben Navarra, (510) 658-7685 or Herminia Villezar, (707) 649-9079.

Italian Feast
. 5:30 p.m. at St.Catherine Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. No-host cocktails followed by chicken, sausage and polenta dinner at 7 p.m. $16 adults, $6 children 6 – 12 years, free five years and under. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation Branch #13. Tickets: (925) 229-2665 or send check payable to ICF c/o 1362 Rolling Hill Way, Martinez, CA 94553.

All-You-Can-Eat Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
. 6 – 8 p.m. in Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Enjoy Southern fried chicken, ranch style beans, tossed green salad and more. Beverages at cash bar. $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and under. The Dublin Bluegrass Jam will provide a selection of classic bluegrass music. Tickets at the parish office and at the door. Sponsor: The Knights of Columbus of St. Raymond Parish in Dublin.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Sunday in Spain Celebrating the Land of St. Dominic – Annual Dinner Auction Benefitting Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley (DSPT)
. 2 p.m. at DSPT Campus, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Event includes Tapas appetizers, wines of Spain, a rendition of classic flamenco guitar and a demonstration of traditional Spanish paellas by Eduardo of Venga Paella. Dinner at 3 p.m. with benedictions by Dominican Father Michael Sweeney, DSPT president, live auction at 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $100 per person or $750 for table of eight. RSVP by Oct. 3. (510) 883-2085 or advancement@dspt.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

First Annual Light on the Hill Benefit Dinner
. 6 p.m. (reception), 7 p.m. (dinner) at Cathedral of Christ the Light Conference Center, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. An evening of fine food, wine, music and celebration of faith featuring Tim Staples, renowned “Catholic Answers” apologist. $55 per person, $500 per table of 10. RSVP by Sept. 29 to Immaculate Heart Radio, 7956 California Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

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Wednesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22
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.

Oct. 8, 15, 22, 25, 29

Adult Faith Formation Month
. At St. Stephen Parish, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29: 6:15 p.m. potluck dinner in the hall, 7 p.m.; Oct. 25: German Mass at 5 p.m., Oktober Fest at 6:30 p.m. (925) 939-3826, ext. 3.

Saturday, Oct. 11

6th Annual Faith-based Community Health Fair.
11 a.m. at St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church, Third Street and Jamestown Avenue, and Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center, Third and Ingerson streets, both in San Francisco. A variety of free health and wellness programs for all age groups. Physicians’ Youth Forum in the church will be followed by a free lunch (attendance at forum required to receive lunch tickets), gospel youth choirs (12:15 – 1 p.m.), and health screenings and information booths (1 – 4 p.m.). (415) 750-5683.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Catholics@Work. 7 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. John Hueston, former lead prosecutor for the Enron trial, will share stories of how power and responsibility were warped by the abandonment of values. A full buffet breakfast will be followed by the presentation. Preceded by Mass at 6:30 a.m. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. (925) 683-5263 or www.catholicsatwork.org.

Mission Forum: What’s Happening in the Holy Land?
7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll Mission Center, 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. Maryknoll Father Pete Ruggere, who has lived in and studied the situation in the Holy Land, will provide an update.

Social Justice and the November Election
. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Father Dan Danielson, retired diocesan priest and national speaker, will speak on the key principles of social justice and the moral priorities to consider when you go to the polls. $5 free will donation to offset speaker fees. Julie, upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Franciscan Vision Series. 5:10 – 6:10 p.m. in the FST classroom, Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. Franciscan Sister Mary Litell will present “Cosmogenesis, Nonviolence and a Bright Orange Geranium.” A soup supper will follow.

Oct. 17 and 24

Two Evenings with St. Paul
. 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Oct. 17: “The Theology of St. Paul” presented by Dominican Father Albert Paretsky from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley; Oct. 24: “The Spirituality of St. Paul” presented by Discalced Carmelite Father Michael Buckley from the Discalced Carmelite House of Prayer in Napa Valley. (925) 682-2486.

Oct. 18, 19

Planning a Catholic Funeral – Informational Workshop
. Oct. 18: 6 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 37891 Second St., Fremont; Oct. 19: after the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Masses at St. Benedict Church, 2245 – 82nd Ave., Oakland. These presentations, co-sponsored by Holy Angels Funeral and Cremation Center and the parish, will cover the vigil, Mass, and committal and allow an opportunity for questions. RSVP to Omy Ronquillo, (510) 537-6600 or omyr@catholiccemeteries.org.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Obama and the Jewish Question: A Panel Discussion
. 5 p.m. at Pacific School of Religion Chapel of the Great Commission, 1798 Scenic, at Le Conte, Berkeley. Open to the public. www.gtu.edu.

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Parish Festivals

Oct. 11, 18, 19
The 2008 St. Ignatius Parish Festival
. At 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch or as indicated. Oct. 11: Kick-off dinner, 6 p.m. at church social area; Oct. 18: Casino Night Dance, 6 – 10 p.m. at church social area; Oct. 19: International Food Fest, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at church parking lot. Raffle: $2000 grand prize. (925) 778-0768.

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Thursday, Oct. 16
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 S., (925) 939-1007.

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Friday, Oct. 10
Ateneo Chamber Singers Concert
. 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. $20. Proceeds benefit multiple charitable institutions including St. John Parish and the Carmelite Monastery in Pampanga, Philippines. J.M. Mercado, (415) 424-1259, or korusleine2008@yahoo.com.

Saturday, Oct. 11
Praise and Worship Concert
. 7 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 32223 Cabello St., Union City. A night of praise and worship, music, preaching and healing with Bo Sanchez. Donations welcome. Anna, (925) 252-1925.

Oct. 12 – Dec. 14

The Second Golden Age of Dutch Art
. At the Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This exhibition features over 60 19th century Dutch masterpieces from the collection of Jan and Mary Ann Beekhuis which features a range of different artists and styles such as Impressionism, Realism, Romantics and the Hague School. $3 suggested donation. Free parking. (925) 631-4379.

Friday, Oct. 17

The Messengers of Mercy Tour
. 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 971 O’Hara Ave., Oakley. The Messengers of Mercy, Dave and Joan Maroney of San Antonio, Texas, will present their live, nationally touring, production of “Tell All Souls of My Mercy.” The Maroney’s are lay ministers of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. No admission fee. Donations will be accepted. (925) 625-2048, (925) 625-2109, or www.hearstartgallery.org.

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Saturday, Oct. 11
St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley
. At 1294 Albina Ave. Class of 1998 Reunion, cocktails, 6 – 8 p.m. RSVP to Joanne Howe, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

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Monday, Oct. 13
Queen of All Saints 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament.
At Diablo Creek Golf Course, Concord. Registration, putting contest starts at 8:30 a.m. $100 cost includes green fees, cart, bag lunch, and dinner at church hall catered by Rocco’s Pizzaria. A silent auction of sports memorabilia from “Vella’s Locker Room” hosted by John Vella, Oakland Raider great. All level players welcome. Proceeds benefit various church/school projects. Lance Gouthro, (925) 687-7363, lance.gouthro@yahoo.com or Lisa Lutterman, (925) 609-9365, lisajonline@yahoo.com.

Monday, Oct. 20
St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley, Annual Golf Tournament
. At Olympic Club, San Francisco. Includes dinner and auctions. Benefitting the new Thomas M. Brady track and field complex at St. Mary’s High. Joanne Hughes, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org. or register online, www.stmchs.org (click on Advancement/Alumni).



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