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 July 6, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Spiritual activism
Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister, author and international lecturer, will deliver the keynote address, “Contemporary Spirituality: A Merger of Opposition,” on July 16 at the Summer Institute at the Sophia Center at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd. in Oakland. The cost of attending Sister Chittister’s presentation only is $50; the cost for the entire Institute, held July 16 – 19, is $300 and includes plenary discussions, interactive dialogs, a ritual and closing liturgy. To register or for more information, contact Maryknoll Sister Jane Heckathorn at sophiactr@aol.com, (800) 794-8813, or (510) 436-1046.

Coping with job loss
Father Padriag Greene, pastoral administrator at the Catholic Com-munity of Pleasanton (CCOP), will present a workshop, “Losing a job – its impact on marriage and family,” on July 21 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Dr. in Pleasanton. Sponsored by CCOP’s Employment Connection Ministry, the event is designed for those touched by a job loss and the struggles of finding new employment.


Mondays, July 6, 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.

July 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.

Monday, July 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, July 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.

Friday, July 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 www.geocities.com/taizeontheisland.

Saturday, Aug. 1

The World Cursillos in Christianity Movement IV World Ultreya
. At the Anaheim Arena in Anaheim. Cursillistas, those who have lived a Cursillo weekend, from around the world will attend this event which includes Holy Mass with Cardinal Juan Sandoval from the Archdiocese of Guadalajara and an address from Pope Benedict XVI. There will be seven witness talks from different language groups: Vietnamese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, English and Chinese. The keynote address will be given by Professor Guzman Carriquiry, under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Vatican City. Ticket prices for the one-day event are $25 and must be purchased in advance through their World Cursillo website: www.orgmcc.org. No tickets will be sold the day of the event.

Sunday, Aug. 2

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 congregations (Christ the King Catholic Church, Hillcrest Congregational Church, Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church) and held the first Sunday of each month.

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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.

8 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. (Benediction at 8:45 p.m.), in the chapel at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore. (925) 447-1585.

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Wednesday, July 8
Sacred Dance for Healing
. 10 a.m. – noon at Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Holly Burn-Crain, a leader of Sacred Circle dance gatherings, will lead this dance, which offers healing for body, mind, and spirit, and is held monthly at the Menlo Park retreat center. (650) 325-5614; www.vallombrosa.org.

July 9, 17, Aug. 6, 14

Summer Series with Chiara’s Lantern
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. The series theme is “Creativity, Images and Healing.” July 9: 7 – 9 p.m. ($20): Images and Healing with Rena Grant; July 17, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with lunch ($60): Soul Collage as Sacred Pathway with Kathy Miranda; Aug. 6: 7 – 9 p.m. ($20): Creative Journaling with Nancy Burchette; Aug. 14: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with lunch ($60): Journaling Toward Wholeness with Rena Grant. Call Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, July 18

Scripture Day: The Book of Revelations
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by William Creasy, Ph.D., who will take participants on a guided tour of the apocalypse, in full color and in Dolby sound. Registration at 8:30 a.m. $75 cost includes lunch. Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

July 26 – 31

5-Day Silent Contemplative Retreat.
At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Franciscan Father Rusty Shaughnessy and Franciscan Father Rufino Zaragoza. Theme: “it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives within me.” (Gal. 2:20) $295 shared room/$375 private room. Kateri: (925) 837-9141, ext. 315; online registration: www.sandamiano.org.

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July 17, 18
Carnival. At Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 40382 Fremont St., Fremont. Highlights include live music and entertainment by dance and singing groups. There will also be games for children and an antique car show. Food and beverages will be sold.

Sunday, July 19

Barbeque. 5:30 p.m. (social), 6 p.m. (dinner) at Msgr. O’Brien Hall, St. Philip Neri Parish, 3108 Van Buren St. in Alameda. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 10, Alameda. Call Pat Pasquinelli, (510) 522-6215, by July 14.

Saturday, July 25

Annual Baked Potato Luncheon
. 11:30 a.m. (social), noon (luncheon) at St. Paschal Baylon Parish, 3700 Dorisa Ave., Oakland. $12 per person. Reservations: Rosemarie Pierce, (510) 531-1878. Sponsor: Oakland Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.

July 25 and 26

St. Anne Parish Summer Festival
. At 32223 Cabello St., Union City. St. Anne Parish in Union City will be celebrating its annual festival on the feast of St. Anne. All are welcome to enjoy authentic Filipino, American and international cuisine, entertainment, raffle, games. The summer festival opens with the celebration of the Eucharist at 8 a.m. on July 25 and festivities begin at 10 a.m. Pancake and/or native Filipino breakfast on July 26. Proceeds of the festival are earmarked toward the “Building Our Future” campaign. (510) 471-7766 or e-mail: stanne@sbcglobal.net.

Sunday, July 2
Cajun/Zydeco “La-La.”
4 – 8 p.m. at St. Mark Church Gym, 159 Harbour Way, Richmond. Featuring Andre Thierry and the Zydeco Magic. Menu: Creole Food including red beans and rice, gumbo, and hot links. $15 for adults, free for children under 12. Rochelle Singleton, (510) 236-9632 or Henrietta Smith, (510) 235-3631. Sponsor: Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary Court 230.

Thursday, Aug. 13

20th Annual Salad Luncheon and Bingo
. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall (next to Old Mission), 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $8 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Tickets: Eleanor Chesterman, (510) 657-2758. Make checks payable to: CDA Ct. #1508. Prepaid tickets may be picked up at the door on Aug. 13. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Father Francisco de Lasuen, #1508. All proceeds go to the Court’s charities.

Sunday, Aug. 16

5th Annual Summer Wine Festival
. 2 – 5 p.m. in Soda Center at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. St. Mary’s College invites the public to an afternoon of socializing, a silent auction and wine tasting from more than two dozen California wineries at this event. Tickets: $25 until July 31, $30 after. VIP tickets: $40, includes private tasting from 1 – 2 p.m. of Old Vine Zinfandels selected by an expert panel of vintners and the main event from 2 – 5 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales, wine orders and the silent auction will support student scholarships at St. Mary’s. (415) 845-8779 or (925) 631-4200 or stmarys-ca.edu/wine/.

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July 6, 13, 20, 27
A Journey in Exodus
. In Mullen Commons Vista Room 1650 at St. John Vianney parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. Zach Flanagin, a member at St. John Vianney Parish in Walnut Creek and associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, will offer a summer series in Exodus, the book that recounts our early salvation history. For more information: Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107, or npetersen@sjvianney.org.

Tuesdays, July 7, 14

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 on the New Catechism of the Catholic Church and how it can enhance one’s faith life.

Wednesdays, July 1, 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 davidlzarri@earthlink.net.

July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2

Summer Lecture Series. 9:30 – 11 a.m. in parish hall, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, 703 C St., Union City. Presenter: Armenak K. Hermez, an educator and active member of the parish who serves as lector, RCIA leader and retreat master. $7 per person (collected at the door). July 12: “Who was Jesus?”; July 19: “The Nicene Creed”; July 26: “Women in the Church”; Aug. 2: “The Incarnation.”

July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13

Out of the Shadows, Into the Light: The Ministerial Roles of Women
. 1 – 3 p.m. in the Pope room at Borromeo Hall at St. Charles Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave. in Livermore. Betty Levin, a member of St. Charles Parish who is currently working on her Master’s Degree in pastoral Ministry at Holy Names University in Oakland, is presenting this series which are a part of her thesis work focusing on women’s roles in the church. July 16: Old Testament Women Prophets; July 23: Anna the Prophetess; July 30: The Early Church; Aug. 6: Phoebe the Deaconess; and Aug. 13: Women’s Ministry Today. Julie Gallagher, upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4349, ext. 114.

July 19, Aug. 9, 23

World Religions – An Introduction
. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Borromeo Hall, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Passionist Father Thomas Bonacci, director of the Interfaith Peace Project which encourages interfaith peace and mutual respect, will present this Sunday evening series on various religions of the world. July 19: Zoroastrianism and Judaism; Aug. 9: Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism; Aug. 23: Islam. $5/evening donation for the speaker would be appreciated. Julie@upcatholic.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114, or Jim at ThorsDad@comcast.net.

Wednesday, July 22

Celebrating Women of Faith
. 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church (CTK), 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Darleen Pryds, of the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, will speak on “Silencing the Myths and Voicing the Truths: Mary Magdalene and the Challenge of Women’s Leadership.” Sponsor: The Women of Magdala, comprised of women and men from CTK, Santa Maria Parish in Orinda and St. Stephen Parish in Walnut Creek.

Thursday, July 30

Scraps From Their Master’s Table: How the Eucharist Causes
Rational Animals to be Children of God. 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland – in the library behind the church on Boden Way. Dominican Brother Matthew Miller, who received his master’s in philosophy degree at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, will explore how the Eucharist is God’s provision for rational animals and nourishment on our journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

JustFaith Workshop. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. All are invited to attend this workshop introducing JustFaith, a social justice ministry which is partnered with and promoted by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services. Facilitator: Jack Jezreel, popular national speaker and justice educator. $15 (make checks payable to the Diocese of Oakland Social Justice Ministry).

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July 9, 23, Aug. 13, 27
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.

Thursday, July 16

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.

Saturday, Aug. 1

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. Street parking is available. Facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist. Survivors and their families are welcome. Sponsor: Diocese of Oakland. Claire Jeanette, (510) 843-6971.

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Friday, July 17
Classical Music Concert
. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Performed by David Trevors, a San Francisco native who attended Los Medanos College in Pittsburg and performed classical guitar in several local bands. Free admission. Sponsor: Knights of Columbus. Reception to follow in the parish hall. (510) 691-3745.

Sunday, July 26

Singing a cappella
. 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. The Notre Dame Undertones, an all-male a cappella group from the University of Notre Dame, will sing a variety of vocal pop music ranging from Disney classics to recent favorites from Dave Matthews and the Fray. A donation of $5 per person will be collected at the door. Mary, (510) 995-9420.

Piano Trio Music
. 3 p.m. at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. The Trio, Bill Jackman, on the church’s Baldwin grand piano, Terry Hilliard on bass, and Johnny Apperson on drums, will present a variety of classic American popular and Latin music with interpretations from the “pop piano” and classic jazz piano genres. Requested donation: $10 for adults, $7 for full-time students, $5 for youth ages 14 and under. All proceeds will go to St. Jarlath Parish. (510) 532-2068.

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Saturday, Aug. 15
St. Anthony School, Oakland
. Classes of 1984 –1989. Students or teachers in any of these classes are invited to return to their alma mater and reunite with former classmates and teachers. Alumni spouses and children are also welcome. A cover charge will apply. Information: send your name to sareunion@yahoo.com.

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