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 August 10, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Notes from the heart
Jesse Manibusan, popular liturgical singer and composer, will visit St. John Vianney Parish at 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, from Sept. 12 – 15. The former Alameda resident will speak at weekend Masses (Sept. 12 and 13); perform in concert (Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.); take part in morning/evening renewal sessions (Sept. 14, 15, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.); and lead a workshop for catechist/liturgical leaders (Sept. 12, 10 a.m.). Information: jesseevent@sjvianney.org.


Monday, Aug. 10
Mass for the Sick. 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, Aug. 10, 17, 24

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.

Aug, 11, 18, 25
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, Aug. 21

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, Aug. 28

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.

Sunday, Sept. 6

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Dr., 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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Saturday, Aug. 22
Crossing The Red Sea: Journey Through Separation, Divorce and Beyond
. 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Using Scripture and stories from ancient and recent cultures as well as film and discussion, participants will explore the big picture of life and the many possibilities for transformation at the time of crossing. Presented by Victoria MacDonald, MA. $75 cost includes lunch. Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or online registration: www.sandamiano.org.

Aug. 28 – 30

Young Adults Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat, Danville. Participants will rediscover the support found in a community of faith, the gifts of Jesus, the healing power of Reconciliation and Eucharist, and the power of prayer practices and other spiritual practices. Presented by Franciscan Father Rusty Shaughnessy, the Young Adults of St. Vincent de Paul Church, and the East Bay Young Adult Leadership Team. Kateri, (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or online registration: www.sandamiano.org. $175 shared room/$205 private room.

Sept. 18 – 20

Women’s Retreat: His Mercies Are New Every Morning
. At Presentation Center in Los Gatos. This is the St. Bonaventure Women’s Christian Fellowship’s 16th Annual Retreat. Retreat Master: Father Michael Renninger of Richmond, VA. Dot, (925) 287-0246 or www.stbonaventure.net and link to Adult Faith Formation/Women’s Christian Fellowship.

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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: $30. 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 www.stmarys-ca.edu/wine/.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Santa Rosalia Italian Festival
. At St. Peter Martyr Parish, 740 Black Diamond St., Pittsburg. Mass begins at 2 p.m., dinner at 3 p.m. $12 for pasta dinner, which includes appetizers, salad, pasta, meatballs. Also: raffles, sale of Italian cookies. For tickets, parish, (925) 432-4771 or Joe, (925) 432-2265.

Sunday, Sept. 13

International Festival
. At St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Festival begins with 11 a.m. multilingual Mass which will be held outdoors. The festival, which ends at 7 p.m., will feature foods and entertainment that reflects the many ethnic communities that make up the parish. There is no fee for entering the festival; refreshments and games for purchase. Fundraiser benefits church ministry and community services. (925) 682-5447.

Friday, Sept. 18

St. Patrick’s Seminary and University Four Pillars Gala
. At Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Honoring San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice. 6 p.m. hosted cocktail reception and silent wine and art auction, 7:30 p.m. dinner, award presentation and live auction. Black tie optional. Tickets: $150 per person. (650) 289-3321.

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Wednesdays, Aug. 12, 19, 26
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.

Thursday, Aug. 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, will conclude this series which are a part of her thesis work focusing on women’s roles in the church. The topic: Women’s Ministry Today. Julie Gallagher, upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4349, ext. 114.

Monday, Aug. 17

Justice for Immigrants Action
. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth School Gym, 1500 – 34th Ave., Oakland. Leaders from the parishes of St. Jarlath, St. Anthony, St. Louis Bertrand and St. Elizabeth will raise the local issues of car confiscation and raids on immigrant families and connect it to the larger picture of immigration policy in the U. S.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

“Finding Their Voice: Women in Biblical Literature.”
7 – 8:45 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Rabbi Shelley Waldenberg, rabbi emeritus of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette and senior lecturer at Holy Names University in Oakland, presents a lecture based on the voice of women in the Old Testament texts. No fee. Walt Sears, (925) 963-9341.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Celebration of Moreau Catholic High School’s Leadership
. The new leadership team at the Hayward high school, Terry Lee, president, and Lauren Lek, principal, will meet the community at this invitation event. (510) 881-4322.
Eco-Spirituality. 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., in Oakland. Speaker: Franciscan Father Richard Rohr, internationally known teacher and preacher. Suggested donation: $10-20 sliding sale. No one turned away for lack of funds. Information: send an e-mail to aug20.soulwork@gmail.com.

Saturday, Aug. 22

First Children’s Story Time at the Cathedral Shop
. 10 – 11 a.m. plaza level, Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. The Cathedral Shop launches its first ever “Story Time” featuring select readings of religious books for children. Two docent led tours of the Cathedral and surrounding campus will also be offered to the public beginning at 10 a.m., with a second tour offered after Story Time at 11 a.m. Space is limited. RSVP for Story Time and/or the two docent tours by calling (510) 496-7280. Lower level cathedral parking is $5.

Sunday, Aug. 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 conclude this Sunday evening series on various religions of the world with a look at Islam. $5/evening donation for the speaker would be appreciated. Julie at upcatholic.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114, or Jim at ThorsDad@comcast.net.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

The Mass of the New Testament: The Institution of the Eucharist
. 7 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Speaker: Conventual Franciscan Father Francisco Nahoe will compare the institution narratives found in the New Testament and explore how they are reflected in the elements of the Sunday Mass. OLLActivitiesGroup@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Mission Forum. 7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll Mission Center, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. A presentation will be made by Kris East and Herb and Peggy Casey who journeyed to El Salvadore in June to experience first hand the faith and struggles of the Salvadoran people. (510) 276-5021; www.maryknoll.us.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Junior High Youth Rally
. Noon at parish hall at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore. A fun day of talks, songs, and games followed by Mass and dinner. Contact your parish youth minister or Chris and Patty Conley. (925) 447-1585.

Annual Respect Life Conference
. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, St. Francis Hall, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Cathy McConn, founder of the Gabriel Project in Houston, will teach practical techniques for a parish-wide assistance ministry for women with unplanned pregnancies. Cost: $20; scholarship available. (415) 614-5533 or evansv@sfarchdiocese.org.

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Aug. 12 – Sept. 16
Grief and Bereavement Series
. At St. John Vianney Parish in Walnut Creek. Join with others going through the grieving process. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext 107, npetersen@sjvianney.org.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 5

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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Wednesday, Aug. 12
Gallery sale. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. The Gallery will offer a sale of original and affordable wood block and relief works. Many of the works are by artists in the current exhibition, “California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints.” San Francisco artist Diego Rios, whose work is in the exhibition, will demonstrate hand-printmaking techniques throughout the day in Art Studio One. Information: (925) 631-4379 or hearstartgallery.org.

Sunday, Aug. 16

Men’s Choir Concert
. 6 p.m. at St. Joseph. Old Mission San Jose, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. A choir of men’s voices will present a free concert. The men, from parishes around the diocese, will sing languages representing the East Bay’s diversity, as well as Marian favorites. Mark J. Sullivan, (510) 656-1055 or msjmusic@comcast.net.

Sunday, Aug. 30

A Conversation with the Organ with Stacy Piontek
. 4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Featuring Stacy Piontek on the Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece 958 organ. Light refreshments following the concert. A free-will offering will be collected for the expenses of the reception and a stipend for Piontek. (925) 778-0768.

Through Sept. 20

“California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints
.” Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. This exhibition features nearly 100 works of art spanning 100 years of California art history. The exhibition is curated by Art Hazelwood, who also curated the highly praised 2002 William Wolff retrospective, “Masquerade and Revelation.” Admission: $3 adults; kids 17 and under free; Gallery members also free. Gallery telephone: (925) 631-4379. Website: hearstartgallery.org.

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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.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Salesian High School Grand Reunion with Special Invites to Presentation High School Alumnae of the Same Years. Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004. 6 – 8 p.m. at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Join your classmates for an elegant, catered evening. Then plan to attend the 5th Annual Red and Black Ball (see below). Information: Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104, or hmoe@salesian.com.

Saturday, Sept. 12

The Red and Black Ball
. 8 p.m. – midnight at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. An elegant evening featuring a variety of musical settings throughout the campus, dancing, culinary treats and specialty bars. Live entertainment in the jazz pavilion, R&B in Club Bosco and rock ‘n roll in the student union. Black tie optional, red and black attire requested. Ticket prices: $40 for adults 18 – 30 years of age; $60 for all other adults; $500 for parties of 10 or more. Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com. Proceeds benefit the Salesian High School Tuition Assistance Fund.

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Monday, Aug. 24
The St. Theresa Men’s Club Annual Golf Tourna-ment
. At the Claremont Country Club, 5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland. Check-in at noon with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Prizes for long4est drive, nearest to the hole, low net and low gross. Cocktails and buffet dinner will follow in the parish hall at 30 Mandalay Road. Information: Robert Brunel, (510) 339-3292 or montclairland@sbcglobal net.

Monday, Sept. 21

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
. At the Oakland Metropolitan Links. Registration is $150 per player. Substantial discounts for two or more foursomes. Sponsorship opportunities available. Visit www.dspt.edu or call (510) 883-2085 for more details.

Saturday, Sept. 26

4th Annual St. Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament, Wine Tasting and Awards Banquet. At San Ramon Golf Course. Golf package: $140 per person. Wine tasting and dinner only: $40 per person. Proceeds benefit lead charity, the Downs Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area. Register/information: (925) 263-1776.



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