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 April 12, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Seeking God’s truth
Bishop Salvatore Cordileone will present a lecture focusing on “Caritas in Veritate” (Charity in Action), the third encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, from 3 – 4:15 p.m. on April 14 in the College Chapel at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the college’s Episcopal Lecture Series on “Caritas in Veritate: Economic Justice and Human Ecology.” A reception will follow at 4:15 p.m. in the Soda Activity Center. Bishop Cordileone will preside at Mass in the College Chapel at 5:15 p.m. Information: Ted Tsukahara, (925) 631-4176 or ttsukaha@stmarys-ca.edu.


Friday, April 23
Catholic Charities Public Policy Breakfast
. 7:10 a.m. Mass, 8 – 11 a.m. program at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Bishop Salvatore Cordileone and panelists will discuss the theme, “Pathways to economic justice in turbulent times. Building bridges of hope and solidarity.” No fee. Registration suggested: wmeans@cceb.org or www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral/SocialJustice/.

Saturday, April 24

Cathedral Concerts
. At Cathedral of Christ the Light. Pacific Boys Choir. Program will feature Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. (510) 849-8180. www.pacificboychoir.org. Check the cathedral website for updated information: www.ctlcathedral.org.

Saturday, May 1

6th Annual African American Breast Cancer Conference
. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Conference Center at Cathedral of Christ the Light. Theme: “Each One Reach One: Working Together to Make a Change.” Open to general public. Registration: $20 per person. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for additional $15. Registration deadline: April 28. Limited scholarships available for those experiencing financial hardship. Pamela Ratliff, 1-888-315-5988 or education@cpic.org.

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Monday, April 12
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, April 12, 19, 26

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.

Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27

Rosary and Prayer Group
. 6 p.m. (1st Rosary prolife), 7 p.m. (2nd Rosary, bilingual/Eng-Span) in the chapel next to the parish office at St. Jarlath Parish, 2634 Pleasant St., Oakland.

April 16 – 18

Widowed, Separated and Divorced Weekend
. At Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. Sponsored by the San Jose Beginning Experience, a peer ministry for Widowed, Separated and Divorced Catholics, with Father Albert Grosskopf as its spiritual counselor. Information/brochure: Cathy, (408) 263-3718, Helen, (415) 388-9651, or Jean Ann, (925) 918-2201; e-mail: SJBeginExp@aol.com. website: http://www.beginningexperience.org.

Saturday, April 17

Ceremony of Remembrance
. At 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. 12:10 p.m. Mass followed by a short “Ceremony of Remembrance,” followed by gathering for conversation and refreshments. If you have experienced the loss of a family member or friend recently or in the past and feel you could benefit from community support, please join us. (510) 848-7812. Sponsor: Holy Spirit Parish Bereavement Support Ministry.

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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. – 6:45 p.m
. Benediction in Mary’s Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.

Every fourth Tuesday

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd. (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Contact blessings@msjdominicans.org or call (510) 449-7554.

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.

9 a.m. – 6 p.m
. (Thursdays), 9 a.m. – midnight (Fridays), midnight (Fridays) to 8 a.m. (Saturdays) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. (925) 634-4154.


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.

First Fridays

7:30 – 8:45 p.m. at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, (510) 566-9267.

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April 16 – 18
Recovery Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Jesuit Father Tom Weston. An opportunity to spend a weekend with women and men in recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Registration on April 16 from 4 – 6:30 p.m.; retreat ends on April 18 with lunch at noon. $195 shared room/$220 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

An Experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
. At St. Joseph Community Parish Center, Alameda. “A Call to Compassion and Consolation: Experiencing Death and Resurrection with Jesus.” Participate in a retreat experience without the need to pack a suitcase. April 16: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; April 17: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (followed by optional Mass and dinner); April 18: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $75. Register at www.st-joseph-community.org or contact Anne Marie, (510) 995-9409 or afourre@st-joseph-community.org.

Saturday, April 17

St. Bonaventure’s Women’s Christian Fellowship’s Day Retreat
. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in large hall at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Theme: “Tool Time IV: Avoiding Wild Hair Days.” $25 cost (paid in advance) includes breakfast and lunch. Father Leo J. Edgerly, Jr., pastor at Corpus Christi Parish in Piedmont, will preside at Mass and give the blessing. Guest speaker: Theresa Young will speak on “Great Hair of the Lesser Known Saints.” Martha, (925) 825-9080.

April 27 – 29

Mid-Week Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Paula D’Arcy and Franciscan Father Rusty Shaughnessy. Focus will be on D’Arcy’s new book, “Waking Up to This Day.” Share inspiring insights on being awake and aware in good times and in bad. Registration on April 27 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Retreat ends on April 29 with lunch at noon. $195 shared room/$225 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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Thursday, April 15
Oakland Elizabeth House Benefit Luncheon and Live Auction
. At the Claremont Country Club, 5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland. 10:30 a.m. reception and boutique, noon luncheon and live auction. $65 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.oakehouse.org. Elizabeth House offers affordable transitional housing, nutritious food and supportive services to single women and children.
Saturday, April 17

14th Annual Sister Gonzaga Tea
. At the parish hall, St. Joseph Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Theme: “Musicali Tea?” The tea includes a cash drawing, raffle, entertainment by children from St. Joseph School and a silent auction. Bidders will be able to place bids online before and silently at the Tea. Proceeds will benefit the St. Joseph Tuition Assistance Program and the Dominican Sister’s “Vision of Hope” program for inner-city schools. Jackie Scott, (510) 396-5686 or Mary Carlton, (510) 440-1320.

St. Mary’s Guild 2010 Luncheon and Fashion Show
. 11 a.m. in Soda Center, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Theme: “Peek Into Spring.” Features fashions from Coldwater Creek. Hospitality hour at 11 a.m. followed by luncheon, raffle and fashion show. $50 per person. Proceeds go to scholarship funds for students on financial assistance. Reservations: Donna Jollymour, 387 Calle La Montana, Moraga, CA 94556; (925) 299-1651.

Sunday, April 18

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

Saturday, April 24

Card Party and Salad Bar Luncheon
. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John Church Community Center, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Bridge, poker, other card games and Pokeno (similar to Bingo). Or bring a board game or dominoes and some friends. Games start at 10 a.m. Lunch at noon; games continue afterward. Door prizes, raffle prizes, and silent auction. Donation: $12 per person. Advance paid reservations required. Rose, (510) 278-2405 or Cheryl, (510) 278-2906. Sponsor: St. Gerard Women’s Club.

Wednesday, April 28

ICF Branch 72 Turnaround Bus Trip to Redhawk Casino, Placerville
. 9 a.m. departure from Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St. in Pittsburg. Return at 6 p.m. $28 per person; $15 back. Valid ID required. Joann Thilgen, (925) 625-0863.

Saturday, May 1

Bingo Luncheon. In small hall at Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St. in Pittsburg. 12:30 p.m. social, 1 p.m. luncheon (salad, sliced barbecue beef on a roll, chili, dessert and beverage), followed by bingo and 50/50 raffle. $12 for adults, $6 for children (6-12 years), free for youth under 5. Reply by April 25 to Patty Jarrett, (925) 228-0810. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation Branch 72. Proceeds support the ICF’s charitable programs including seminarian education and Cooley’s Anemia Research at Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

Gala Dinner Dance
. At the Colombo Club in Oakland. Evening includes no-host cocktails, dinner, raffle, live auction and dancing. Honoring Holy Family Sister Mario Raffaelli and a memorial tribute to Andy Bianco. $50. Prepaid reservations required. (510) 530-0761. Deadline: April 25.

Saturday, May 8

2nd Annual St. Isidore School Foundation Crab and Pasta Feast
. 5:30 p.m. in the Msgr. Cardelli Activities Center in Danville. To reserve seats or tables for 10, mail a check for $40 per person and include your name, address, and with whom you would like to be seated and sent to St. Isidore School Foundation, Attn: Crab and Pasta Feast, 440 La Gonda Way, #5, Danville, CA 94526. All proceeds benefit the foundation.

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April 12 – 16
Latin for Liturgy – Easter Intensive
. 6:45 – 8 p.m. in Kozina Hall at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave. in Oakland. Workshop in pronunciation and chant for the Holy Mass. No charge; texts will be provided. Rebecca O’Hare, latin4all@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday, April 13

Catholics@Work Breakfast Series
. 6:30 a.m. Mass, 7 – 8:15 a.m. breakfast and speaker at Crow Canyon County Club, 711 Silver Drive Ave in Dublin. Speaker: Mary Cunningham Agee will discuss the moral and social power of the Nurturing Network, a charitable organization, which she founded, that provides practical support for those facing an unplanned pregnancy. $20 cost for members, $25 for non-members. (925) 683-5263 or www.catholicsatwork.org.

Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think
. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. A video presentation and discussion will explore the many questions that Americans have about the Muslim culture. Goodwill offerings accepted. Walt Sears, (925) 963-9341.

April 13, 20, 27, May 4

The Interfaith Practice of Jesus
. 7 – 9 p.m. in La Casa Building at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Heights. Passionist Father Tom Bonacci presents this adult spirituality series. $12 per session ($10 for seniors). Overnight accommodations are available for a separate fee. Registration/information: (916) 725-4720, ext. 302, or visit Passionist.org/ChristTheKing/overview.

Wednesday, April 14

Tea and Tour. 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. Contact: Sandra Carrillo, (510) 450-1110, ext. 119 or scarrillo@hnhsoakland.org.

April 20, May 18

East Bay Brews and Views
. 7 p.m. (happy hour), 7:30 p.m. (speakers) at the Park Avenue Bar and Grill, 4184 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. April 20: “Do Doubt? No Way!” Paul Vu, S.J.; May 18: “Miracles Can Happen,” Christine Watkins. Everyone is invited to join this speaker series formerly known as Theology on Tap. Sponsor: St. Leo Parish in Oakland and Park Avenue Bar and Grill. Information: www.churchofstleothegreat.org.

Wednesday, April 21

Aboriginal Life in a Global World
. 7:30 p.m. in DSPT classroom 1 at Dominican School of Theology in Berkeley. Presentation by Dominican Father John Hilary Martin, who will offer two films, “Experience Eutopia” and “Samson and Delilah,” to help explore the question, “Can any culture retain its integrity without folding into the mainstream?”

Monday, April 26

Maryknoll Mission Forum
. 7 p.m. at 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Special presentation by Maryknoll Father Bob McCahill who spent over 32 years living simply among the poor in Bangladesh. Father McCahill will also preach at all Masses at St. John the Baptist Parish in San Lorenzo on April 24 and 25. (510) 276-5021 or www.maryknoll.us.

Wednesday, April 28

Human Trafficking. 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 825 Seventh St. in Rodeo. Holy Family Sister Caritas Foster will discuss the issue of human trafficking – what it is and what Christians can do to change or eliminate it. All are invited to attend.

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April 15 – June 3
Stepping Stones On Your Grief Journey
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Join others who are struggling with the reality of the death of a loved one. Meetings are open to all, regardless of religious orientation. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. A one-time donation of $15 is requested. Mary, (925) 846-5377.

Thursday, April 15

Catholics Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. All who are struggling from a loss due to separation, divorce, death of a loved one or loneliness and depression are encouraged to participate. Joan S., (925) 939-1007.

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April 20 – May 1
Winton Arts Festival (Carondelet and De La Salle high schools)
. April 20: Art Opening and Film Screening, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Carondelet High School main building, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord. Free admission; April 22: Dance Showcase, 7 p.m. in Carondelet High School gym. Free admission; April 26 and 27: Annual Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m. in Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students; April 29, 30 and May 1: Company Show, “All in the Timing: A Series of One-Act Comedies,” 7 p.m. in Brother Celestine Cormier Theater, De La Salle High. $10 adults, $5 students.

April 22 – 25

St. Mary’s College Performing Arts Department Presents: “Sera.”
In the LeFevre Theatre on the Moraga campus. April 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on April 24 and 25. This play by Angela Santillo offers a sharply satirical portrait of Pompeii, the affluent Roman city destroyed by volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. $15 general; $12 seniors (65+), non-SMC students and SMC faculty/staff; $8 for SMC students.

Sunday, April 25

“A Great Day” — Easter Concert Featuring Likha Vocal Ensemble
. 4 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. The Likha Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Robin Estrada, is comprised of alumni from university choral groups in the Philippines. The evening’s concert will feature works by Bruckner, Lotti, Estrada, Stanford, Eleria and Hogan. $15. Tickets available at the parish gift shop or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/99674. Proceeds benefit the parish. (510) 725-2498.

Senior Art Exhibit
. At Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. (510) 450-1110.

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Bible Study

April 19, 26, May 3, 17, 24
Exploring the Gospel of St. Luke
. 7:30 p.m. in Borromeo Hall at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Join Passionist Father Thomas Bonacci, Scripture scholar, as he looks at Luke’s unique contribution to the Gospel traditions of Jesus who models what it means to be “Spirit-filled” people. Anyone who is interested in understanding more about Luke’s Gospel is invited. $5 free-will donation for Father Bonacci would be appreciated. Information: Julie at upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114.

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Saturday, April 24
The All Class Red and White Reunion and Alumni Dinner Dance
. 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth High Gym, 1530-34th Ave., Oakland. The evening includes no-host bar, catered dinner, dancing to music from all eras, and more. $45. No tickets sold at the door. (510) 532-6473.

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Monday, April 26
10th Annual Frank LaPorte Golf Classic
. At Stonebrae, Hayward Hills. This annual event, named for the beloved former championship basketball coach at Alameda’s St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND), includes a round of golf; fine food and drink with cocktails; games and prizes; live and silent auctions. Two former Oakland Raiders, Raymond Chester and George Atkinson, will be playing. Proceeds go toward tuition assistance for SJND students. Vicki Bargagliotti, (510) 995-9455 or vbargagliotti@sjnd.org.



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