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 June 8, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Did Paul Say That?
Precious Blood Father Jeffrey Keyes, pastor at St. Edward Parish in Newark, will examine the writings of St. Paul during a June 17 presentation in the parish hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by the St. Edward Faith Formation, marks the conclusion of the parish’s observance of the Year of St. Paul. Bring your Bibles. (510) 797-0241.


Monday, June 8
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, June 8, 15, 22

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.

June 9, 16, 23, 30

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.

Saturday, June 13

Tanglaw 2009: Celebrating the Filipino Catholic Spirit
. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. The event will include a liturgy, food booths, and entertainment programs.

Monday, June 15

Interfaith Prayer Service for Those Touched By Cancer
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut, Alameda. Information: Joe Berning, (510) 521-0247.

Friday, June 19

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.

Friday, June 26

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 www.geocities.com/taizeontheisland.

Saturday, June 27

Annual Fiesta In Honor of Our Lady of Antipolo
. 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish, 971 O’Hara Ave., Oakley. The fiesta will begin with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with Father Kenneth Sales, as presider, and Father Olman Solis, concelebrant. Refreshments will follow in the church hall. Raffle prizes and entertainment. Attire: Filipiniana. Florrie Brice, (925) 625-4310 or Lita Perez, (925) 625-2031. Sponsor: The Filipino Community of St. Anthony Parish in Oakley.

Sunday, July 5

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. All are welcome to gather in prayer and in a spirit of ecumenism. Sponsored by four Pleasant Hill churches and held the first Sunday of each month.

Wednesday, July 8

Healing Mass with Father Richard McAlear
. 7 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Questions: Donna, (925) 674-0478.

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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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June 15 – 18
Parish Retreat. At El Retiro Retreat Center in Los Altos. All are welcome to join Father Hugo Hernandez and the Prayer Day Team of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Concord for this first annual parish retreat. The theme is “Ignatian Spirituality and Discernment.” Information/registration: Carmen Scholl, (925) 944-5970 or cascholl@astound.net.

Saturday, June 20

Sacred Healing: Nature Reflects God
. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. This one day retreat will focus on connecting with Nature as a form of healing ourselves. Become more aware of the Earth as a sacred, living organism Facilitator: Sister Joan Prohaska, a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose. $50 includes lunch. (650) 325-5614 or www.vallombrosa.org.

June 21 – 26

Silent Contemplative Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Sister Ishpriya, well known for her retreats and lectures, will present this weekend retreat. Meals will be in silence. Two options: June 21 – 26: $450 for private room and $385 for shared room; June 22 – 26: $360 for private room and $295 for shared room. Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

June 22 – 28

Ignatian Retreat: Entering Into the Prayer of Jesus
. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. Silence, prayer, Eucharist and individual direction sessions are elements of this retreat. Mornings begin with a presentation featuring a scriptural focus and evenings conclude with a simple prayer gathering. There is time for walks in nature, swimming, therapeutic massage, healing touch and creative expression. $635/$535 commuter. Sliding scale for therapeutic message and healing touch ($40 - $70). (650) 340-7474 or www.mercy-center.org.

July 3 – 5

Recovery Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Sister Briegeen Moore, OCS, a Sister of St. Clare, this weekend retreat will focus on the gifts, benefits and rewards of Step Eleven … “our step out into the sun.” Topics will include prayer and meditation, emotional balance, peace of mind, and above all, the ability to Pause. Registration is from 4 – 6:30 p.m. on July 3; retreat ends on July 5 with lunch. $180 shared room/$210 private room. Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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Wednesday, June 10
Italian Catholic Federation Ravioli Dinner and Raffle, Branch 11
. At the Fratellanza Club, 1140-66th St., Oakland. No host-cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. $17 for adults, $7 children. Deanna, (925) 935-7343.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County – Guest Chef Event Dinner
. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room, 675-23rd St., Oakland. Featuring Executive Chef Charlie Ayers of Café Calafia and Market A-Go-Go. Chef Ayers will prepare this special dinner with the Kitchen of Champions Culinary Program students. Dinner price – $100 per person – includes wine; two people for $175, and eight people (one table) for $650. Information/tickets: (510) 636-4261.

Saturday, June 13

St. Leander’s Meridians 8th Annual Summer Sports Collectors Show
. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Leander’s Ryan O-Connell Hall, 575 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia items (1888s – 2008) will be available for sale. Free appraisals are available (for pre-1975 items only). Door prizes will be given away all day. Admission is $3, but free to those who are under five years old or over 65. Proceeds benefit St. Leander Parish as well as local charities. Mark, (510) 538-6245.

Gala Evening Dinner Dance
. At the Elks Club in Alameda. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dance to the music of the Leonard Rossi Band until 11:30 p.m. Live auction. Tickets: $50 each or reserve a table for eight for $350. Reservations/information: (510) 530-0761. Proceeds benefit St. Lawrence O’Toole-St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish in Oakland.

Sunday, June 14

Altar Society Fundraiser
. 3 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish, 825 Seventh St., Rodeo. An elegant afternoon tea for local women. Tickets: $15. Contact the parish office for tickets/information: (510) 799-4406.

Saturday, June 20

Salad and Bunco. At St. John Church Community Center, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; dinner at noon. Italian menu. Cash prizes. Tickets: $10. Limited seating. Pat: (510) 278-4161; JoLynn: (510) 427-1893. Sponsor: Columbian Ladies at St. John Parish.

Fourth Annual “Spring Into Summer” Tea and Fashion Show
. In the parish hall at St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Doors open at 11 a.m., tea time is at 12 p.m., and the fashion show begins at 1 p.m. $20 donation. (No children under 13 years old.) Sponsor: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, Court #127. The tea and fashion show are under the direction of Darrin Doss of D-Square Productions.

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Tuesday, June 9
Foreclosure Workshop
. 6:30 p.m. in the church gym at St. Louis Bertrand Church, 1410 – 100th Ave., Oakland. Those in danger of losing their homes or behind on payments are invited to this special foreclosure workshop. Experts will be available to help individuals in the process to modify their loan for free. (510) 568-1990.

Tuesdays, June 9, 16, 23

Examining the New Catechism
. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda, Danville. Presenter Passionist Father Thomas Bonacci is presenting this series (through July 14) on the New Catechism of the Catholic Church and how it can enhance one’s faith life.

Wednesdays, June 10, 17, 24

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.

Monday, June 15

Summer Session at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, (DSPT) Berkeley. At 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Icon writing, lay preaching, and Basic Latin are among the courses being offered this summer at the theology school. Visit www.dspt.edu for course, tuition and registration information.

Wednesday, 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.

Saturday, June 20

Seculars Host Brunch and Open House
. 9:15 a.m. in Stack Center at Our Lady of Grace Church (OLG), 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. The Seculars, formed in the summer of 2005 and based at OLG, seek to live in accordance with the principles of St. Augustine in a mutually supportive lay spiritual fellowship. In addition to shared prayer and celebration of the mass, the group has participated in religious retreats (including a pilgrimage to Italy), and been involved in charitable activities (including support of the Hogar Infantil La Gloria Mission Orphanage near Tijuana). Join the Seculars and their chaplain, Father Tom Whelan, O.S.A., to learn more. Information/reservations (by June 20) by calling Mark Vaz, (510) 538-3453.

Tuesday, June 23

Exploring the Encyclical on the Eucharist
. 7 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. An informal discussion of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on the Eucharist. Send questions or request a link to the document: OLLActivitiesGroup@yahoo.com.

June 27, 28

Natural Family Planning Classes
. June 27: at the LEO Center, 710 40th St., Oakland; June 28: at Our Lady of Peace Church/Shrine in Santa Clara. Monthly classes at both sites offers information on church-approved methods of achieving or postponing a pregnancy. One-time cost for materials ($135) collected at first class. Scholarships available. Information: Dr. Tom/Debbie Lenz at (925) 672-0727; tlenzmd@aol.com; or www.eastbaynfp.com.

Tuesday, June 30

The Eucharist as the Heart of the Mystical Body
. 7 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. All are invited for a talk by Sister Lorna Walsh, a member of the International Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Sister Walsh will be discussing how all of our lives can be Eucharistic and how this can affect our daily experience as well as how the celebration of the Eucharist is connected to the daily life of all of us. Questions: OLLActivitiesGroup@yahoo.com.

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Thursday, June 18
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, in the faith formation office (behind the church), 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Free. Information/directions: Joan S., (925) 939-1007.

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Saturday, June 13
Spring Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Enjoy the parish’s children, teen and adult choirs singing a variety of music. Music director: Joe Hebert. All ages are welcome. Free-will offering appreciated. (925) 484-5020.

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Saturday, June 20
St. Mary’s High (Berkeley) Class of 1964
. 4:30 p.m. at the Peralta Park campus. Forty-fifth reunion celebration includes a BBQ and tour of the new Brady Park track and field complex. $50 per person; spouses are invited. Reservations/information: Joanne Marchetti Howe, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

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Saturday, June 20
“Swing for St. Anne’s” 10th Annual Golf Tournament
. 8 a.m. shotgun start at Skywest Golf Course, 1401 Golf Course Road, Hayward. Program includes an awards dinner dance at St. Anne’s Social at 6 p.m. Proceeds will go to much needed repairs and maintenance of St. Anne Church in Union City, including the roof, doors and adjacent sidewalk. Donations, sponsorships accepted. Jim Soltau, c/o St. Anne Church, P.O. Box 292, Union City, CA 94587; Al Visitacion, (510) 489-3342.



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