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 July 5, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Lessons from Prop 8
Bill May, chairman of Catholics for the Common Good and a leader of the Catholic response in the Proposition 8 campaign, will give a free public lecture, July 27, on how to apply the lessons of Proposition 8 to rebuilding a marriage culture. His lecture will take place at 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Avenue in Oakland. The talk is the seventh in a series sponsored by the St. Anthony Padua Institute. Next month’s lecture will feature Robert George, one of the primary authors of the Manhattan Declaration, on Aug. 25.


Friday, July 23
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.

Tuesday, July 27

An Evening Recollection with Father Christopher J. Crotty, C.P.M
. 6 – 9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Father Crotty, a missionary priest with the Fathers of Mercy. Sponsor: Divine Mercy Eucharistic Society. Free admission.

Sunday, Aug. 1

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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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 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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.” 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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Sunday July 11
Hats in the Belfry Tea “Fun” Raiser
. 3:30 – 6 p.m. in the Father Lacey Room at St. Leo the Great Parish, at Piedmont Ave. and Ridgeway in Oakland. We’ll be brimming with hats, on display, for sale, or bring your own, to a girls-of-all-ages Sunday afternoon tea. Contact: Jane Renoir, (510) 654-0254.

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.

Saturday, July 31

An Evening of Filipino and American Music, Dinner and Dance
. 5:30 p.m. no-host cocktail, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance, at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Featured performers: Michelle Ocampo Diggs and Bradley Thompson. Tickets: $35 until July 15, $40 after July 15, $45 at the door. Information: Arnel Tecson, (925) 548-0425 or arnel.tecson@hotmail.com or Marietta Ocampo, (925) 525-6821 or mocampo@kw.com.

Thursday, Aug. 12

21st Annual Salad Luncheon and Bingo
. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd. (next to Old Mission) in Fremont. $10 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Tickets: Eleanor Chesterman, (510) 657-2758. Make checks payable to CDA Ct. #1508. Prepaid tickets must be picked up at the door on Aug. 12. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Father Francisco de Lasuen, #1508. Proceeds benefit the Court’s charities.

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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: www.justfaith.org/programs/justmatters-m_prisonreform.html.

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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, July 7, 14, 21
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. 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.

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

Saturday, July 10
Day of Discernment
. 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive in Los Altos. Maryknoll Lay Missioners invites those contemplating a commitment to overseas mission service to this day of discernment. Current and returned missioners will share stories and answer questions. You will participate in small group sharing, reflection and discussion. The event is free of charge; lunch will be provided. The day will end with Mass and a social. Information/registration: Michelle Born, mborn@mklm.org.

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 http://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.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Engaging Spirituality: Learn about a new process that invites small groups of adult Christians to explore the intersection between contemplative presence and social action. Co-facilitator training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 322 St. James Drive, Piedmont. $25. Contact Gaby Miller, (510) 436-0265: gabymiller@sbcglobal.net or Meg Bowerman, (510) 531-7139; LMJTBOW@pacbell.net. More information: www.justfaith.org/programs/engagingspirituality.html.

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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.

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.

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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. 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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