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 June 21, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 12   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Touring relic to visit
The Diocese of Oakland will welcome the heart of St. John Vianney, known as the patron saint of diocesan priests, July 16-18. The sacred relic is being taken around the world as part of the celebration of the Year of the Priest, which is concluding this summer. Churches scheduled to host the relic include St. John Vianney in Walnut Creek, Holy Spirit in Fremont and the Cathedral of Christ the Light. A more detailed schedule will be published in the July 5 issue of The Voice.

Finding Grace
Author Christine Watkins will share her amazing near-death story of healing and conversion and sign her book, “Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession,” from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on June 23 at The Cathedral Shop, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland.

SPIRITUALITY

Mondays, June 21, 28, July 5
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, June 22, 29, July 6

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.

Friday, June 25

Taize: An Evening of Prayer Around the Cross
. 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. All are welcome to this ecumenical candlelit service of prayer offered in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross. Information: taizeontheisland@yahoo.com or www.taizeontheisland.co.cc.

Sunday, July 4

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. On the first Sunday of each month the Christian Churches of Pleasant Hill sponsor an hour of devotional prayer in the spirit and music of Taize (the ecumenical monastic community in southern France.) In addition to CTK, participating churches are Hillcrest Congregational Church, Church of the Resurrection, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. All are invited to attend.

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EUCHARIST ADORATION

Perpetual
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.

Daily
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.

Monday – Saturday

9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro. (510) 614-2765.

Mondays
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
in the chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Ave., Concord. (925) 682-5447.

Mondays, Wednesdays

12:45 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton.

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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 5 – 6 p.m. (Wednesdays; daily Mass 6 p.m.), in the chapel at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-2244.

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.

Thursdays, First Saturdays

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Thursdays), 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Sunday (First Saturdays) at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. (925) 837-2122.

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

1 – 8 p.m.
at St. Monica Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. (925) 376-6900.

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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RETREATS

Fridays, July 9, 23, Aug. 6
Summer Series Presented by Chiara’s Lantern
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. “Discover God’s Goodness Through Creativity.” Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., program from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $60, includes lunch or all three sessions for $150. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, July 10

Engaging the Heart — Catholic Marriage Preparation/Pre-Cana Workshop
. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Vallombrosa Retreat, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Includes presentations/workshops by Catholic professionals on various aspects of married life such as intimacy, communication, spirituality, role expectations and sexuality. $225 cost includes lunch. Registration deadline: June 26. Information: www.vallombrosa.org or Nancy Greenfield at nancy@vallombrosa.org or (650) 233-9795.

July 25 – 30

Five-Day Silent Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Franciscan Father Eddie Fronske. Through stories, Scripture, songs and poems, Father Fronske will share how he has personally recognized and celebrated God’s goodness. Registration: July 25 from 4 – 5:30 p.m.; retreat ends on July 30 with lunch at noon. $295 shared room/ $375 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

July 30 – Aug. 1

Silent Contemplative Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Benedictine Father Cyprian Consiglio. Participants will draw new insights about the interior way from the foundational teachings of Jesus, St. Paul and the desert fathers. Registration on July 30 from 4 – 6:30 p.m.; retreat ends on Aug. 1 with lunch at noon. $195 shared room/ $220 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Aug. 6 – 9

Women’s Retreat.
At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Sister Fran Ferder, FSPA. During this weekend retreat participants will reflect on the Biblical meaning of some of the attributes assigned to God, and the invitation within each of them to become the loving presence and goodness of God in the world. Registration on Aug. 6 from 4 – 6:30 p.m.; retreat ends on Aug. 8 with lunch at noon. $185 shared room/ $215 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 17 – 19

17th Annual Women’s Retreat
. At Presentation Center in Los Gatos. Hosted by the Women’s Christian Fellowship of St. Bonaventure Catholic Community in Concord, participants at the retreat will reflect on “The Spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux for Women Today.” Claretian Father Daryl Olds will lead the weekend where participants will walk with “the Little Flower” on her spiritual journey and learn her “little way.” No matter how mundane and insignificant our daily chores may be, we are called to holiness when what we do is done out of love for God. Information: www.stbonaventure.net, click on upcoming events and scroll to September or call Dot Price, (925) 287-0246. Reservations deadline: Aug. 1.

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Fundraisers

June 25 and 26
St. Leander Church Rummage Sale
. June 25: 1 – 5 p.m., June 26: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Ryan O’Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Proceeds benefit the ministries of St. Leander Church.

Saturday, June 26

Second Annual St. Vincent de Paul Parking Lot Sale
. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Callistus Church, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. Sale items include household goods, toys, books, clothing, and baked goods. Donations are welcome. (510) 243-7501.

St. Jerome Summer Sock Hop
. 7 – 10 p.m. at the parish hall, 308 Carmel Avenue, El Cerrito. Food drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food distribution project. All ages welcome. No cost for admission, but please bring a bag of non-perishable groceries. Complimentary snacks available, and beverages will be for sale. Dancing to live music by Hot Rod Jukebox, 1950’s rock ‘n roll band. (510) 524-2919 or (510) 525-0876.

Friday, July 16

Orestes Vilato. 7 – 8 p.m. in Dominican Hall at Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. Orestes Vilato, a member of the Santana band and a pioneer in the Latin Rock genre, will headline this fundraiser for the Holy Rosary Youth and Young Adults group. $10 students, $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door. Limited seating. Purchase tickets by calling (925) 698-9373 or (925) 783-8904.

Saturday, July 17

Second Annual Ladies Tea Social and Fashion Show
. Noon to 2 p.m. at Brentwood Elementary School, 200 Griffith Lane, Brentwood. Sponsor: The Emmaus Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary. $20 per person; $10 for children 6 – 12 years, free for those five. Tickets: Dolores McLean (925) 595-5500, Kathy Vigil (925) 550-1491 or Juanda Yeakley (925) 240-1290

Annual Mini Luau
. 5 p.m. (cocktails), 6 p.m. (dinner), at St. John Church, 264 E. Lewelling, San Lorenzo. Authentic Hawaiian food. Entertainment by Na Hawaii O Kalepani. Entertainment and drawings will follow. Tickets: $25; reservation deadline: July 8. Reservations/questions: Helen, (510) 278-6494, Pat, (510) 278-4161, or Cheryl, (510) 278-2906.

Wednesday, July 21

St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County Guest Chef Series
. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Free Dining Room, 675 – 23rd St., Oakland. Guest chef: Executive Chef Kay Eskind from The Grand Tavern. $72 per person, $125 per couple, $475 per table (for eight people). Tickets must be purchased in advance. RSVP: (510) 636-4261. www.svdp-alameda.org/guestchefmenu.php.

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EDUCATION

Wednesday, June 23
Continuing Formation Series – Shroud of Turin
. 7 – 8 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 606 Mellus St. in Martinez. Presented by Sister Rita Fraser. Refreshments will follow in the parish hall. Free-will donations are welcome. Pauline Porter, (925) 228-2230, ext. 7, or drestcath@yahoo.com.

June 23, July 7, 21, Aug. 11, 18

Prison Reform: Church of the Second Chance
. 6:30 p.m. in the Gibson Center, at Corpus Christi Church, 322 St. James Drive in Piedmont. A module of JustMatters in Restorative Justice which examines the “radical” Christian principle of restorative justice along with the need for comprehensive prison reform. Meg Bowerman, lmjtbow@pacbell.net or (510) 531-7139. Information: http://justfaith.org/programs/justmatters-m_prisonreform.html.

June 26 – Aug. 28

Latin Grammar Class. 9 – 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Information: stmargmaryoak.org, click on “Latin for Liturgy.”

Aug. 1 – 4

Social Action Summer Institute
. At Santa Clara University. “Peacebuilding for the 21st Century” is the theme for those engaged in social justice ministries. It is hosted by the Diocese of San Jose and co-sponsored by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors in partnership with USCCB/Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development and Catholic Campaign for Human Development; Catholic Charities USA; Catholic Relief Services; and JustFaith Matters. For more information: http://catholicroundtable.org/events/sasi/.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, July 15
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Walnut Creek, in the faith formation office behind the church. Meetings are free and all are welcome. For information and/or directions: Paul, (925) 287-0289 or Char, (925) 932-5054.

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Bible Study

Wednesdays, June 23, 30, July 7
Bible Study Group. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Library on Boden Way in Oakland. All are welcome for fellowship, enlightenment and mutual encouragement. Information: Michelle Benki, (510) 499-2693.

July 7 – Aug. 5

Introduction to the Old Testament.
At St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. in Alameda. Why should we learn about the Old Testament? Because it was Jesus’ Bible and he quoted from it regularly. The five-week series will be taught by Ann Naffziger, M.Div, M.A., and offered on Wednesday mornings (July 7 – Aug 4) from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and repeated on Thursday evenings (July 8 – Aug 5) from 7:00-8:30 pm. Free will offering will be accepted. Information/registration: Anne Marie Fourré. (510) 995-9409 or afourre@st-joseph-community.org.

Tuesdays, July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17

The Gospel of Matthew. 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, Vista Room, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Zach Flanagin, professor of Biblical Studies at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, in anticipation of Liturgical Year 2011, will focus on the Gospel of Matthew and the Law of Christ. To prepare for this four-week study participants are asked to read the Gospel of Matthew. No registration or fee required. Information: Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107, or npetersen@sjvianney.org.

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Social justice

Sunday, July 18
AIDS Walk San Francisco
. 10:30 a.m. at Sharon Meadow, San Francisco. Walkers from throughout the diocese will take part in this 10K fundraising walk benefitting the S.F. AIDS Foundation and other Bay Area HIV/AIDS services organizations. The walk is dog friendly and stroller friendly. To register online: go to www.aidswalk.net/sanfran/takeaction/register.html click on “register and join a team.” Select “Catholic Charities of the East Bay – Team #4104” from the drop down list and click “continue.” Fill in the information and you will be contacted. For more information: Bill Dow, (510) 865-1942, willydow@comcast.net.

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Reunions

Sunday, July 18
Alumni Family Mass and BBQ
. In the Ivaldi Student Center at Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Begins with Mass followed by BBQ in the festival area. Activities for children. Information: Diana (Straggas) DeFrance, ddefrance@moreaucatholic.org.

July 10 – Aug. 21

Carondelet and De La Salle High Schools in Concord
. Class of 2005: July 31, 7 p.m. at 1515 Restaurant, 1515 N. Main St., Walnut Creek. $20/$30; Class of 2000: July 10, 6 p.m. at Scott’s Garden, 1333 N. California St., Walnut Creek. $70/$85; Class of 1995: July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Pyramid Alehouse, 1410 Locust St., Walnut Creek. $25/$35; Class of 1990: July 17, 6 p.m. at Scott’s Garden, 1333 N. California St., Walnut Creek. $70/$85; Class of 1985: July 31, 7:30 p.m. at Pyramid Alehouse, 1410 Locust St., Walnut Creek. $25/$35; Class of 1980: Aug. 21, 6 p.m. at Boundary Oak, 2800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. $55/$65; Class of 1975: July 17, 7:30 p.m. at Pyramid Alehouse, 1410 Locust St., Walnut Creek. $25/$35; Class of 1970: Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. at Carondelet Inner Court, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord (ladies only) n/c; Class of 1970: Aug. 21, 6 p.m. at Boundary Oak, 2800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. $55/$65. For more information: www.carondelet.net/alumnae or www.dlshs.org/alumni.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Salesian High School Grand Reunion – With Special Invitation to Presentation Alumna. Classes of 1965, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, 2000, and 2005. 6 – 11 p.m. The evening is no-host bar, catered appetizers, a variety of music for dancing and a lounge area to catch up with your classmates. Tickets are $40. Contact Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com.

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blood drives

July 16, 24
American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives
. July 16: Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in conference room at 433 Jefferson St., Oakland. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: CCEB) to schedule an appointment; July 24: St. Benedict Church, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in parish hall 2245 – 82nd Ave., Oakland. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: BENEDICTS) to schedule an appointment. Both are open to the public.

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