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 March 30 , 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 6   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Songs of salvation
Oakland’s St. Augustine Parish will again present the Pergolesi Stabat Mater performed by the Grammy Award-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy – under the direction of Kevin Fox – on April 10 at 1 p.m. The Stabat Mater, a medieval poem describing the anguish of the Virgin Mary during the Crucifixion, will be presented within the context of the Stations of the Cross as part of the parish’s Good Friday observances. The church, located at 400 Alcatraz Ave., will open at noon for meditation and prayer. Information: (510) 653-8631.


Tuesday, March 31
Lenten Days of Renewal
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenters: Franciscan Father Rusty Shaughnessy, Rena Grant, and Franciscan Father Evan Howard; Franciscan Father Barry Brunsman on March 12. Presentations, lunch, and Eucharist. $25. Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or online registration: www.sandamiano.org.

Wednesday, April 1

A Lenten Stimulus Program
. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Stack Hall, at Our Lady of Grace Parish, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Follows 6 p.m. Mass, light soup dinner. Speaker after the soup meals. “Fair Trade and Catholic Social Teaching,” Eunice Park, fair trade activist from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. Sponsor: OLG’s Pax Christi/Social Justice Group. Dennise, (510) 538-6071, or Bill, (510) 733-9880.

Thursday, April 2
Lenten Evening Series
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Chiara’s Lantern. Series theme is “Friends of Jesus.” Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315; online registration: www.sandamiano.org.

April 1, 8

Wednesday Morning Contemplative Prayer
. At Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 650 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Gather in the retreat center’s chapel for an hour of gentle music, Scripture and silent reflection. Optional continental breakfast follows. Led by Dominican Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, Vallombrosa’s program director. (650) 325-5614 or www.vallombrosa.org.

St. Stephen Parish Lenten Events
. At 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. April 1: Traditional Jewish Seder Meal at 6:15 p.m.; April 8: Holy Week movie. Information: Annette, (925) 210-0732.

April 3, 10

St. Clement Parish Lenten Events
. At 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Stations of the Cross at 11:30 a.m. with the parish school; Soup Supper at 6 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross.

April 4, 5, 10

Sacred Drama of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. This presentation of the sacred drama, now in its 17th year, is the youth ministry’s largest annual project which involves the participation of over 75 youth and adult leaders. All are invited to experience the last days of Christ’s life in a very meaningful way. The times of the sacred drama are: April 4: 5:30 p.m. liturgy; April 5: 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon liturgies; April 10: 7 p.m.

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Mondays, March 30, April 6, 13
Filipino Ministry at St. Clement Parish
. 7:30 p.m. at the parish center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Contact: Simon Medrano, chairman, (510) 303-2965.

March 31, April 7, 14

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.

Monday, April 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, April 17

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

Sunday, April 19

The Feast of The Divine Mercy
. 3 p.m. at St. Isidore Parish, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Everyone is invited in Venerating the Image of The Divine Mercy through a processional prayer service and Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament. A light reception will follow. DM Committee, (925) 837-3952.

Friday, April 24
Taize: An Evening of Prayer Around the Cross. 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer offered in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the Cross. taizeontheisland@yahoo.com or geocities.com/taizeontheisland.

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Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel
, 11152 San Pablo Ave. (510) 412-4715, divinemercyjesus@aol.com, or www.DivineMercyWestCoast.org.
St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. To enter between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. requires an access code. Call (925) 689-0838 to schedule your hour.

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. Mary’s House of Mercy
, 1850 Church Lane, San Pablo.

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in the convent), 2 – 9 p.m. (Wednesdays in the church) at St. Bede Parish, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward. (510) 782-2171.

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, April 3
Lenten Fish Fry. 4 – 9 p.m. in school gym at St. John the Baptist Parish, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Catfish or red snapper dinners. Tickets are $15. Barbarella, (510) 669-0177, Connie, (510) 233-8000, or Precilla, (510) 233-1737. Proceeds will benefit the parish church and its sister parish in Haiti.

Thursday, April 16

Italian Catholic Federation Branch #215 Salad Lunch and Bingo
. Noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Donation: $10 per person includes lunch and two bingo cards. Reservations by April 10. Men are welcome. Raffle prizes and door prizes available. Joan, (510) 657-9487 or Norma, (510) 651-1641.

Spring Salad Bar Luncheon
. Noon at Rohan Hall, St. Jerome Parish, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Proceeds benefit the students of St. Jerome and St. John schools. Tickets: $12 per person. Reservations are necessary and may be obtained by calling Annette Bishop, (510) 526-9742, June Parker, (510) 524-9827 or Eleanor Roure, (510) 526-4174. Deadline: April 11. No tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsor: Y.L.I., Mother of Perpetual Help Institute #159.

Saturday, April 18

Ninth Annual Spring Fling
. At Moran Hall, St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Doors open at 11 a.m., salad luncheon at noon, bingo at 1 p.m. $12 donation. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Raymond #2057. To purchase tickets or to reserve a table for eight, call Barbara Bowers, (925) 828-1758.

Saturday, April 25

Salesian High School 13th Annual Silent/Live Auction and Raffle
. 6:30 p.m. at Salesian High School Gymnasium, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Begins with no-host spirits, light hors d’ouvres, silent action, followed by live auction and raffle. $20 per person (through March 31), $25 per person (starting April 1). Proceeds will go to 2009-2010 tuition assistance. Auction tickets/information: Charisse Wan, (510) 799-7874 or thewan@comcast.net; raffle tickets/information: Kathy Murphy, mikesappliances@cs.com.

Sunday, April 26

Pancake Breakfast. 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Parish, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Annette: (925) 210-0732

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Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15
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 davidlzarri@earthlink.net.

Christian Life Seminar
. 7 – 9 at Catholic Community of Pleasanton – St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. All are invited to this seminar which is an integrated course intended to lead seminar participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God’s call to them as Christians. Free. Fred and Jeannette Gatchalian, (925) 548-8104 or Ray and Margie Carino, (925) 560-0435.

Friday, April 3

Public Lecture. 7 p.m. in the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) Chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. Franciscan Father Kenan Osbourne, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology, and St. Joseph Sister Mary Beth Ingham, 2008-2009 Kenan B. Osbourne OFM Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, will present “Mindful of Our Dignity: the Human Person and Scotus’s Moral Perspective.” A reception will follow at the Franciscan School of Theology. (510) 848-5232.

April 7, 21, May 5, 19

East Bay Theology on Tap
. 7 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. speakers, at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. April 7: Father Anatole Tiendrebeogo, “Witnessing to Jesus Christ in the Country of ‘Integrate People’” (on the church in Burkina Faso, West Africa); April 21: Jesuit Brother Anthony Wieck, “The Centrality of Sexuality in God’s Plan”; May 5: Emily Rischmann and Molly O’Brien, “Ruined for Life – How the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. Shaped Our Lives for the Better”; and May 19: Jesuit Joseph Carver, “Universe Story: Sacred Story.” Sponsors: St. Leo Church, Oakland, and the Kerry House. www.churchofstleothegreat.org.

Tuesday, April 14

Catholics@Work. 7 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. Speaker: De La Salle High School Coach Frank Allocco will discuss “faith-based coaching.” Begins with a full buffet breakfast. (Mass at 6:30 a.m.) $20 cost for members, $25 non-members. (925) 525-0272 or www.catholicsatwork.org.

Mission Forum: Cambodia
. 7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll Regional Office, 16644 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Deacon Matt Dulka and Clement and Gladys Chen will share stories and pictures from their recent trip to visit the Maryknoll Mission Team in Cambodia.

April 16, May 14

Year of Saint Paul Public Lectures
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. April 16: Franciscan Sister Armanda Santos will be presenting “Images of Paul” based on her new book, “Facing the Apostle: Paul’s Image in Art.”; May 14: Stephen Cordova, scholar-in-residence at Holy Family Friary in Castro Valley and a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Institute, will discuss “Reading Saint Paul with Francis of Assisi.” Open to all. Free; though donations will be gladly accepted to assist the parish’s adult education programs. Sponsor: the parish’s faith formation program.

Tuesday, April 21

Franciscan Vision Series
. 5:10 p.m. at the Franciscan School of Theology (FST), 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. Garrett Galvin, OFM will present “St. Francis and the Psalms.” Followed by a soup supper. (510) 848-5232.

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Saturday, April 4
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. Sponsor: Diocese of Oakland. Claire Jeanette, (510) 843-6971.

Thursday, April 16

Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Free. Information/directions: Joan S. (925) 939-1007.

Saturday, April 18

Stress Relief and Career Coaching in These Troubling Times
. 10 a.m. – noon at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Join Peggy Dwyer, MFT in private practice, and John Prindle, MA, founder of Creative Career Design, for this workshop which will provide information and practical exercises designed for stress relief and related concerns. $10 – $25 sliding fee. Materials for this workshop can be found at www.CaliforniaCoaching.net. Confirm your attendance by calling, (925) 837-9141 by April 4.

April 16 – June 4

Grief Support Group
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Let others accompany you on your healing journey. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. A $15 donation is requested. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Information/registration: Mary, (925) 846-5377.

April 21 – June 2

St. Joan of Arc Grief Support Workshop
. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. This workshop will be held on seven consecutive Tuesday evenings. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Carol Dwyer, (925) 735-7611 or Susan Fusselman, (925) 830-1737.

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April 2 – 4
Holy Names High School Spring Musical: “Bye, Bye Birdie.”
7:30 p.m. at 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. (510) 450-1110. Students: $5 in advance, $7 at the door; adults: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Directions: http://www.hnhsoakland.org/hnhs/Directions/Directions.htm. Jan Buscho, (510) 450-1110, ext. 135.

April 2, 3 and 4

St. Mary’s High School’s Drama Department Presents: “Grease.”
7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium at 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. Under the direction of Tony Olivier. The cast of student actors, singers, and dancers will be joined by a group of faculty performers. $8 general admission, $6 students and children. (510) 526-9242.

Friday, April 3

A Celebration of Hope with Marty Haugen and Bob Hurd
. 8 p.m. at Santa Clara University’s Mission Church, Santa Clara. The nations most recognized liturgical musicians will be featured during this evening of vibrant prayer, song and story to celebrate the power of hope. Also speaking at this event will be Barbara La Porte, whose son died in the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007. Free admission. Bryan at bschamus@scu.edu or http://www.scu.edu/ignatiancenter/events/visitors/hope.cfm.

April 3, 4

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Presents: “Damn Yankees!”
8 p.m. at St. Joseph Learning Center, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. General admission: $12; students/seniors: $9; $5 child.

Saturday, April 18

Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology Archbishop Joseph Alemany Awards Dinner. 7 p.m. at St. Albert Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Each year the Dominican School presents the Archbishop Joseph Alemeny Award to honor men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the Church in the Western Dominican Province. At this year’s dinner the honorees are three Dominican priests who served as educators, chaplains, spiritual directors and friends: Father Thomas James Hayes, Father Vincent Lopez and Father Martin de Porres John Walsh. Information: advancement@dspt.edu.

April 22 – 29

Carondelet and De La Salle High Schools, Winton Arts Festival
. At 1133 Winton Dr., Concord. April 22 art opening and film screening, at 7 p.m. CHS inner court,; April 23: Band Performance Beat Café at lunch, CHS Inner Court, after school, CHS Inner Court; April 24: dance showcase, 7 p.m. CHS gym; April 27 and 28: chorus and concert choir spring concert, 7:30 p.m., Lesher Center for the Arts; April 29 fashion show, lunch, Garaventa Center. Amy Hayner, (925) 686-5353, ahayner@carondeleths.org.

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Bible Study

April 20 – May 18
Studies of St. Paul the Apostle
. 7:30 – 9 p.m. in Borromeo Hall, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. The presenter for this five-week Bible Study series is Scripture scholar Passionists Father Tom Bonacci, who is in residence at St. Ignatius Parish in Antioch. Open to all faiths and ages. $5/evening donation for the speaker would be appreciated. Hosted by St. Charles/St. Michaels’ Bible Study Group. (925) 447-4549, ext. 114.

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Saturday, April 25
Assumption School, San Leandro
. Graduates between 1958 – 1996. 7 – 10 p.m. at the school, 1851 – 136th Ave., San Leandro. Appetizers, drinks, dancing, campus tours. To RSVP: Contact Faye Clements, (510) 483-3010 or fayeclements@yahoo.com.

St. Elizabeth High School Alumni Association Presents The Red & White 2009 Alumni Dinner Dance. 6:30 – 11:30 p.m., SEH gym, 1530-34th Ave., Oakland. The evening includes a catered dinner, dancing to music from all eras, honoring the 2008 distinguished graduate and more. $40 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Contact: (510) 532-6473.

Saturday, May 16

St. Felicitas School 50th Anniversary
. 6 p.m. at 1650 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Dinner will be held with dancing to follow. School office, (510) 357-2530.



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