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 April 27, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 8   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Retreat for mothers
Franciscan Father Evan Howard will offer meditations on the “human” and “spiritual” motherhood of Mary on May 8 at San Damiano Retreat Center in Dan-ville. Retreat includes Francis-can Crown Rosary and liturgy honoring Mary and all mothers, 9 a.m – 3 p.m. $25 includes lunch. Reser-vations: www.sandamiano.org; (925) 837-9141.


April 27, May 4, 11
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 28, May 5, 12

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, May 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.

Friday, May 15

Taize – Prayer Around the Cross
. 8 p.m. at Mother-house 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, May 16

Mary Mass and Crowning
. 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. All are welcome. Sponsor: Court 1934 St. John the Baptist de La Salle, Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

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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 Church, 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 Church, 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, 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.

May 1-3

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for those grieving an abortion
. Confidential, in Santa Rosa. Inquiries, (707) 967-1101 or email rachelsvineyard@gmail.com. More information at www.rachelsvineyard.org

May 6, 13, 20

Keeping the Faith During the Downturn
. 7 – 9 p.m. at Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. This series of three evening sessions will explore ways in which participants can find God even in the midst of the downturn. Led by Patrick O’Halloran, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with degrees in English, theology and psychology. (650) 325-5614 or www.vallombrosa.org.

Saturday, May 9

Silent Sitting Meditation in the Christian Tradition
. 10a.m. – 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Benedictine Sister Barbara Hazzard, founder and director of Hesed Community, a non-resident Benedictine, Christian meditation community in Oakland, will lead a quiet day of instruction and practice of silent meditation in the Christian Tradition. The day includes introductory talks, walking and sitting meditation, and time for questions and brief sharing. Practicing meditators are welcome. $75 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315; www.sandamiano.org.

May 29 – 31

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
. In Pleasanton. An opportunity for married couples to strengthen and renew their relationships. Ray and Roberta Montez, (916) 806-4601 or Joe and Sue Talarico, (925) 680-7767 or go to http://www.rekindleyourmarriage.org. Registration deadline: May 6.

A Weekend with Dorothy Day
. At 19480 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos. Led by Father Kevin Joyce. $220 semi-private, $250 private. Discover the social demands of the Gospel through traditional Catholic spirituality. Olivia Batt, (408) 354-2346, ext. 206 or marketing@presentationcenter.org.

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Wednesday, April 29
Tea and Tour. 3:30 p.m. at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. Free. Open to the public. http://www.hnhsoakland.org.

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.

Comedy Benefit
. 8 p.m. at Villa Cereja Restaurant, San Leandro. Local radio talk show host Brian Copeland and friends Chicago Steve Barkley and Albert Vallejo are headlining this benefit for the tuition assistance program at Assumption School in San Leandro. Also includes live jazz and dancing with the Frank Sumares Trio. Tickets: (510) 562-3916.

Sunday, May 3

Friendly Manor Auxiliary Spring Gala
. 4:30 – 7 p.m. at Santa Maria Church, 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. $25 per person. Includes light buffet and cocktails, raffle and silent auction. Claire Bevins, (925) 254-7256 or Barbara Broach, (925) 934-6725. Proceeds benefit A Friendly Manor/A Friendly Place, a day center for homeless women founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Saturday, May 9

A Fun “Day at the Races.”
11:30 a.m. at the Golden Gate Fields Turf Club, 1100 East Shore Highway, Berkeley. Donation: $38. Information/reservations: (510) 654-7600. Sponsor: The Luau Committee of St. Columba Parish, Oakland.

Bingo! In St. Joseph School Gym, 1961 Plum St., Pinole. (West end of Plum St., off Tennent, behind firehouse.) 4:30 p.m. doors open, 5 p.m. games. $25 for 13 games. First 55 mothers receive a complimentary carnation.

Sunday, May 10

Sisters of the Holy Family Mother’s Day Cham-pagne Brunch
. At 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reserved seating only. Cost: $40 adults, $15 children 4-12 years old; free children under three. Information/reservations: (510) 624-4581. Limited seating.

Saturday, May 16

12th Annual Shelter Shuffle Walk-A-Thon
. At San Leandro Marina. 8 a.m. walk-up registration, 9 a.m. event begins. Be a walker, donor or collect pledges for this fundraiser for The Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO), a nonprofit organization comprised of over 30 churches and community organizations that assists homeless and low-income families. Online registration/information: www.firstgiving.com/fesco. (510) 886-5473 or adasilva@fescofamilyshelter.org.

Dominican Sisters Vision of Hope 2nd Annual Day at the Races
. At Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley. First race starts at 12:15 p.m. Includes a live broadcast of the Preakness Stakes, valet parking, admission to the Turf Club, daily racing form, brunch/prime rib buffet, tax and gratuity. Reserved seating in the first two rows: $75 per person; regular open seating in the last two rows: $55 per person. Information/tickets: (510) 533-5768 or go to www.visionofhope.org. Deadline: April 29.

I.C.F. Branch 72 Lunch/Bingo/Raffle
. 1 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Pasta pesto with cubed chicken (served cold), green salad, bread, dessert and coffee. $12 adults, $6 children (6-12 years), free children under five. Tickets: Patty Jarrett, (925) 228-0810.

SPRED the Word XVIII Dinner Dance and Silent Auction
. At St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. 6:15 p.m. social, 6:45 dinner by Taqueria El Balazo. $25 adults, $12 children. Tickets: (510) 635-7252. Send checks to SPRED – STW Fund, 3705 Dorisa Ave., Oakland, CA 94605.

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April 29, May 6
Father Corapi DVD Catechism Series
. 7 – 8 p.m. in Cauchi Hall, St. Agnes Church, 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.

May 5, 19

East Bay Theology on Tap
. 7 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. speakers, at Kerry House, 4092 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. May 5: Emily Rischmann and Molly O’Brien, “Ruined for Life – How the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. 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.

Wednesday, May 6

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County –Friends of the Society Breakfast. 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at SVDP Dining Room, 675 – 23rd St., Oakland. Join the Society for a complimentary breakfast and learn about the Free Dining Room, Drop-In Centers, and Training and Work Force development programs. Information/reservations: (510) 636-4261.

Tuesday, May 12

Mission Forum: Beyond the Beach, Mission in Jamaica
. 7:30 p.m., Maryknoll Mission Center, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. A presentation on the situation in Jamaica where Maryknoll and the San Jose Diocese have partnered with the Montego Bay Diocese to help the local Church address the challenges it faces in light of poverty and violence. http://maryknoll.us.

Thursday, May 14

Year of Saint Paul Public Lectures
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. 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.

May 27, June 17

Year of St. Paul Lecture Series
. 7 p.m. in gymnasium, St. Bede Church, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward. David Mammola, an instructor in the diocesan Serra Catechetical Institute and at Concord’s Carondelet High School, will present the monthly series on “St. Paul: Man, Message, Mission” in English; Mary Ann Wiesinger and Dominican Sister Lorena Ramirez will present the series in Spanish at 7:15 p.m. in St. Bede social hall. Download a flyer at: www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral.

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Saturday, May 2
No More Secrets – Monthly Support Group for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse
. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Elementary School, faculty room, 1516 – 33rd Ave., Oakland. (Please note new location.) Street parking is available. Facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist. Survivors and their families are welcome. Sponsor: Diocese of Oakland. Claire Jeanette, (510) 843-6971.

Thursday, May 21

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.

Through June 2

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

Through 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.

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April 29, 30, May 3
Holy Names University Presents: Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies.”
April 29 and 30: 8 p.m.; May 3: 1 p.m. at Valley Center for the Performing Arts, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. General admission: $5; students: $4. (510) 436-1071, ext. 3 or hnudrama@gmail.com.

Friday, May 1

Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. http://www.hnhsoakland.org.

May 2 – July 3

Exhibition: “Sacred Mountain: Images of Mount Diablo and Mount Fuji.” At Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Featuring nearly 100 works of art, including paintings, woodblock prints, photographs, works on paper, textiles, and decorative objects, circa 1650—2009. $3. http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/arts/hearst-art-gallery.

Sunday, May 3

Senior Art Exhibit. 2 – 4 p.m. at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. http://www.hnhsoakland.org.

Lecture: Preserving and Protecting Diablo
. 2 – 3 p.m. at Soda Activity Center, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Speakers: Ron Brown, executive director, Save Mount Diablo, and Naoko Uehara, professor of Japanese Language. Reception follows. Free.

May 3, 9, 10

The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra Present Antonin Dvorak’s Stabat Mater (Opus 58). At St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. May 3: 4:30 p.m.; May 9: 8 p.m.; May 10: 4:30 p.m. Free admission – donations appreciated. (510) 433-9599 or www.bcco.org.

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Social justice

Tuesday, April 28
Catholic Lobby Day in Sacramento
. Catholics throughout the state will be exercising their “faithful citizenship” in the state capital by meeting with elected officials and rallying for those who are poor, vulnerable and voiceless. John Watkins, jwatkins@oakdiocese.org.

Saturday, May 2

Valley Pregnancy Center 20th Annual Walk for Life
. At Amador Park, Pleasanton. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:15 a.m. walk/post-walk games, 10:15 a.m. BBQ and prizes. The VPC, a nonprofit organization, offers free counseling and compassionate support to women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Proceeds from this fundraiser support the organization’s services. (925) 828-4458 or www.valleypregnancycenter.org.

May 2

Habitat for Humanity Build Day by Catholic Community of Pleasanton
. Site at 10900 Edes Ave., Oakland, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call Diane at (925) 425-9477 for details.

Saturday, May 9

Red Cross Blood Drive
. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. http://www.st-raymond-dublin.org. Sponsor: Knights of Columbus.

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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.

Classes of 1959 Golden Anniversary Celebration
. At St. Joseph Basilica, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. The St. Joseph’s High School and Notre Dame Academy classes of 1959 will be honored at this reunion celebration which includes a breakfast reception, Mass and luncheon on campus. Formal invitations will be sent. Mary McInerney, (510) 995-9457 or mmcinerney@sjnd.org.

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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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