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 April 13, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

A bishop’s thoughts
An Episcopal Lecture featuring Emeritus Bishop John Cummins
will be held April 18 in the Claeys Lounge at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road in Moraga from 2 – 7 p.m. The lecture will be on “Enlightened Dialogue: Vatican II Perspectives on Science and Tech-nology and More.” The program includes a question and answer period, reception and Mass at 6 p.m. The event is free but pre-registration is encouraged. RSVP online: www.stmarys-ca.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-events/rsvp/index.html?event=373or contact alumni relations: (925) 631-4200.


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.
Mondays, April 13, 20, 27

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.

April 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.

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.

Saturday, April 18

Day of Reflection and Prayer with Franciscan Father Louis Vitale
. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. The co-founder of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and Nevada Desert Experience will lead participants in reflection and prayer about violence in our times and Pax Christian responses. $10 per person, $20 per family. Free will offerings for Pace e Bene and Father Vitale’s work.

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. (925) 837-3952.

Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration
. 3 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 3108 Van Buren St., Alameda. Presider: Father Joy Kumarthusseril. Confession available before and after Mass.

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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April 24 – 26
Sacred Healing Retreat. At Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park. Dominican Sister Joan Prohaska will lead this retreat which will look at Jesus’ message: “The Kingdom of God is within you” as participants experience the integration of Eastern and Western Healing Traditions. (650) 325-5614 or www.vallombrosa.org.

Saturday, April 25

Mother-lines of Spirit. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Presentation Center, 19480 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos. Presenter: Carol Lee Flinders will lead participants in examining the meaning of “spiritual motherlines.” $60. Olivia Batt, (408) 354-2346, ext. 206, or www.presentationcenter.org.

Friday, May 1

Spiritual Spa Day For Women
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Chiara’s Lantern. Escape from your hectic life for a day of renewal and refreshment. $75 cost includes lunch. Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or www.sandamiano.org.

May 1, 2, 3

New Beginnings Experience
. At Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park. A widowed, divorced, separated weekend. LaVerne, (650) 355-3978, Helen, (415) 388-9651 or SJBeginExp@aol.com.

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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. 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. Contact Annette Bishop, (510) 526-9742, June Felker, (510) 524-9827 or Eleanor Roure, (510) 526-4174. 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.

Pasta Dinner
. At St. Theresa Parish Hall, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. No-host cocktails, 6 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. $25. Reservations: Barbara Jackson, (510) 729-0316. Proceeds benefit Casa Vincentia, a residence for single women in crisis pregnancies.

Sunday, April 19

Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. – noon at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 301 West Richmond Ave., Point Richmond. $8.

Thursday, April 23

Oakland Elizabeth House Luncheon and Live Auction
. At the Claremont Country Club, Oakland. 10:30 a.m. – noon, boutique shopping; lunch at noon. Special guest host, singer and actress Rita Moreno. Tickets: $65. Order online at www.oakehouse.org. Kelly Powers, (510) 339-2061.

Saturday, April 25

Card Party and Salad Bar Luncheon
. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John Church Community Center, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Bridge, poker, other card games or bring a board game and friends. Raffle prizes, 50/50, silent auction. Donation: $12 per person. Advance paid reservations required. (510) 278-2405.

Italian Catholic Federation Branch #343 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance
. 6 – 11 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, Stack Hall, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. $30 per person. Reservations deadline: April 17. Lisa Crudo, (510) 537-3256 or Rosalind, (510) 537-6657.

Salesian High School 13th Annual Silent/Live Auction and Raffle
. 6:30 p.m. at Salesian High School Gymnasium, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. $25 per person. 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.

Saturday, May 2

Italian Catholic Federation Primavera Dinner Dance, Branch 285
. At St. Michael Parish Hall, 372 Maple St., Livermore. 6 p.m. no-host cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner by Chef Tony Martinelli. $30 per person, includes wine with dinner. Dance to music of JB Smooth Sounds, great raffle prizes. Reservations deadline: April 27. Don M., (925) 846-8435 or Anna or Mike, (925) 484-1523. Benefits Tri-Valley Scholarship and other ICF charities.

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Wednesdays, April 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 davidlzarri@earthlink.net.

Christian Life Seminar
. 7 – 9 at Catholic Community of Pleasanton – St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. An integrated course intended to lead 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.

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 present “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 accepted for the parish’s adult education programs.

Saturday, April 18

JustFaith Graduates Gathering
. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at All Saints Parish, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Open to all who have participated in the JustFaith program, including current JustFaith groups. Featured speaker: Gina Hens-Piazza, professor of Scripture, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, on “Many Voices, One Text: How Scripture Challenges Us to Rethink Community.” The other main topic will be the introduction of the concept of “mission based communities.” Meg Bowerman, lmjtbow@pacbell.net.

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. This year’s honorees: Father Thomas James Hayes, Father Vincent Lopez and Father Martin de Porres John Walsh. advancement@dspt.edu.

April 18 – 21

Habitat for Humanity East Bay Annual Earth Day Build-A-Thon
. 10800 Edes Ave., Oakland. Help revitalize an East Bay neighborhood. Anyone 16 years or older can participate by collecting pledges in support of their building effort and by then attending one or more days of the event. Prior construction experience not required. Skilled crew leaders will supervise, train and coach participants. (510) 251-6304 or www.habitateb.org.

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.

April 21, 22

Safeguarding Water. At Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. April 21: 12:30 p.m. in Brennan Lounge; April 22: 7 p.m. at Regents’ Theatre, Valley Center for Performing Arts. Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary of the U.S.-Ontario Province have organized two events in conjunction with their public corporate stand to safeguard water. Students from Holy Names High School and Holy Names University will share their water conservation-related projects on April 21 and the Robert Redford film, “Flow” will be shown on April 22 followed by additional information from Food and Water Watch San Francisco. Both events are free. Holy Names Sister Carol Sellman, sellman@hnu.edu or (510) 436-1265.

April 21, May 5

East Bay Theology on Tap
. 7 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. speakers, at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. 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.” Sponsors: St. Leo Church, Oakland, and the Kerry House. www.churchofstleothegreat.org.

Wednesday, April 22

Genocide Survivor. 9:30 a.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Simon Deng, a “lost boy” of the Sudan, will share his inspiring story about surviving genocide in the Sudan and his life in America. A free will offering will be taken; reception in Moran Hall. Pat Kohnen, (925) 828-3623.

Tuesday, April 28

St. Monica Women’s Faith Sharing. 9:30 a.m. at 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. Janet Whittaker-Sullivan, music director of Corpus Christi Parish, will share her love of liturgical music. (925) 376-7226.

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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. 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. Peggy Dwyer, MFT in private practice, and John Prindle, MA, founder of Creative Career Design, will provide information and practical exercises designed for stress relief and related concerns. $10 – $25 sliding fee. Materials can be found at www.CaliforniaCoaching.net. (925) 837-9141.

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. 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 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.

Saturday, April 25

Benefit Concert for Elizabeth House
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Elizabeth Durand, soprano, will be accompanied by Cara Bradbury and assisted by Craig McAmis, alto trombone and Rick Kaname Shinozaki, violin. The evening will include works by Johann Fux and Gustav Holst and songs by Richard Strauss, Virgil Thompson among others. Elizabeth House is a transitional residence for single women and women with children who have experienced homelessness, violence, addiction or poverty. (510) 594-1230.

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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. Presenter Scripture scholar Passionists Father Tom Bonacci, 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. RSVP: 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, and more. $40 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. (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. (510) 357-2530.

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Monday, April 27
Catholic Charities Golf Classic
. At Discovery Bay Country Club, Discovery Bay. 10 a.m. registration opens, 11 a.m. lunch, noon shotgun start, 5:30 p.m. cocktails and silent auction, 6:30 p.m. awards dinner. Soft spikes required. $250 per person. RSVP: Joe Vallor, (510) 768-3138 or jvallor@cceb.org.

Monday, May 4

18th Annual Salesian Golf Tournament
. At the Richmond Country Club. 10 a.m. registration, noon short gun start. $150 per individual player or $640 per foursome for 18 holes, car, and dinner. Raffle and auction will follow dinner. Proceeds benefit tuition assistance. Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com. Registration forms can also be downloaded at www.salesian.com on the alumni link.



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