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 August 9, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Songs of healing
Alan Pedersen, a songwriter whose only daughter was killed in an auto accident in 2001, will present a unique healing and memorable concert experience with powerful songs about love and loss at 3 p.m. in the Commons Vista Room at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek on Aug. 15. Free. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107, or npetersen@sjvianney.org.


Wednesday, Aug. 25
The Clash of Orthodoxies
. 7 p.m. at The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Conference Center, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Robert George, one of the primary authors of the Manhattan Declaration, will give a free public lecture. The talk is the eighth in a series sponsored by the St. Anthony Padua Institute. www.sapi.org or (888) 619-7882.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion
. 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Mass with Bishop Salvatore Cordileone. Confraternity members, their families and friends are invited to this special Mass. Followed by refreshments in the parish hall. (925) 676-8248.

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Mondays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30
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, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31

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.

Summer Spiritual Café at CCOP
. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. www.catholicsofpleasanton.org or Lisa, (925) 600-1765.

Friday, Aug. 13

The Second Chance – Gloria Polo
. 7 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Polo, a Catholic dentist in Colombia recounts her spiritual journey after being pronounced clinically dead. Free. English speakers: bring a portable AM/FM radio with headphones to hear the testimony. Elizabeth Gomez, (925) 470-5944.

Friday, Aug. 27

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, Sept. 5

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Dr., 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.) Other participating churches: Christ the King Catholic Church, Hillcrest Congregational Church, and Church of the Resurrection. 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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Aug. 13 – 15
2010 Charismatic Summer Retreat.
At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Preaching team: Carolyn Suty, Rose Payan and Mary Tarantino. Theme: “Walking in Faith Through Today’s Mine Field.” Check-in on Aug. 13: 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; ends with lunch on Aug. 15. $156 shared room/$186 private room. Sponsor: Catholic Charismatic Retreat Office, Diocese of Oakland. (925) 828-6644.

Aug. 20 – 22

The Franciscan Vision of Creation
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Franciscan Father Thomas Herbst. Come and share in Father Herbst’s vision of creation, including a rediscovery of holistic Christianity. Registration on Aug. 20, 4 – 6:30 p.m.; ends on Aug. 22 with lunch at noon. $180 shared room/$210 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 3 – 5

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
. In Menlo Park. A confidential retreat offering a supportive environment where women and men can reconcile painful post-abortive emotions and begin the process of renewal and healing. For confidential inquiries: Christine Watkins, MTS, LCSW, (415) 260-4406 or christine4faith@gmail.com.

Sept. 10 – 12

Scripture Retreat.
At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presented by Passionists Father Tom Bonacci. Explore and celebrate the interfaith love of Jesus who opened his heart to seeing in everyone the very face and presence of the divine. Registration: Sept. 10, 4 – 6:30 p.m.; ends Sept. 12 with lunch at noon. $185 shared room/$215 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 17 – 19

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
. An opportunity for married couples to get away together and focus on their relationship. Ray and Roberta, (916) 806-4601 or Joe and Sue, (925) 680-7767, or visit www.rekindleyourmarriage.org.

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. Retreat leader: Claretian Father Daryl Olds. Theme: “The Spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux for Women Today.” Information: www.stbonaventure.net, click on upcoming events and scroll to September or call Dot Price, (925) 287-0246.

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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) 657-2750. 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.

Sunday, Aug. 15

6th Annual Summer Wine Festival
. 2 – 5 p.m. in the Soda Activity Center, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. $45 per person; $15 designated driver rate. Proceeds from ticket sales, wine orders and the silent auction will support the College’s scholarship fund. (925) 631-4200 or www.stmarys-ca.edu/wine/.

Sunday Aug. 29

12th Annual St. Rosalia Festival
. 3 p.m. at St. Peter Martyr Church, 740 Black Diamond St., Pittsburg. Pasta dinner ($12), raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle. Tickets: Joe Torres, (925) 432-2265 or church rectory, (925) 432-4771.

Sept. 10 – 12

All Saints School’s Annual Fiesta
. At 22870 Second St. in Hayward. Sept. 10: 6 – 10 p.m.; Sept. 11: noon – 10 p.m.; Sept. 12: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Food, game booths, and free entertainment.

Saturday, Sept. 18

YMI Day at the Races. 11:30 a.m. at Golden Gate Fields in Albany. Benefit for Mercy Care and Retirement Center in Oakland and YMI Council #8 programs. Costs: $37 for adults, $25 for minors under 17; includes reserved seating in the Turf Club, prime rib buffet, valet parking, racing program, tax and tip. Information/reservations: Bob Aiello, (510) 268-0794.

Bingo. At St. Joseph School, 1961 Plum St., Pinole. Doors open at 4 p.m., games begin at 5 p.m. Hosted by 5th and 6th grades. Denise Marin, (510) 701-7739.

St. Patrick’s Seminary and University Four Pillars Gala
. At 320 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park. 5 p.m. Vespers; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. tours and social; 6:30 p.m. dinner, raffle and dancing. Gala tickets: $150 per person. Raffle tickets: $25 each/$100 for book of five. Mary Verducci, (650) 325-5621; events@stpatricksseminary.org; or www.stpatricksseminary.org.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Red Hawk Casino Turnaround Bus
. 9 a.m.: depart from Safeway Parking Lot, 3334 Alhambra Ave., Martinez; 6 p.m.: approximate return to Martinez. $34 per person; receive $15 slot package when you present your players club card. Cards are available at the casino in Placerville. Valid ID is a must. Reservations by Sept. 1: Patty, (925) 228-0810 or Maria, (925) 228-0848. Sponsors: The ICF and YLI of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Martinez.

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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.

Thursday, Aug. 26

SPRED Helper Orientation Session
. 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the SPRED Model Training Center, 3705 Dorisa Ave., Oakland. Helper Catechists help individuals with developmental disabilities who will attend the diocese’s annual SPRED (Special Religious Education Department) Labor Day Retreat, scheduled to be held Sept. 3 – 5 at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. www.oakdiocese.org/spredor (510) 635-7252.

Aug. 15 – Oct. 17

Launch Adults UNited in Christ
. Aug. 15: 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the St. Martha room, Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont. A new young adult ministry for 18 – 20-somethings. Catechism and Conversation. Information: www.launchyca.com, launchyca@gmail.com or (925) 699-8692.

Sept. 17 – 19

Healed for Holiness: 10th National Women of Grace Conference
. At Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Sponsored by the Women of Grace, an apostolate for women organized by Johnnette S. Benkovic, an EWTN host. Register before Aug. 31 and receive the discounted price of $85. Information/registration: (800) 558-5452 or www.womenofgrace.com.

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Thursday, Sept. 23
Welcome Back to School Mass and BBQ
. 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the New University Union at CSU East Bay. All students, faculty and staff members are invited to attend. Food will be provided. Hosted by the CSU East Bay Catholic Club and Campus Ministry Team. Cristina De Leon at All Saints Church, (510) 581-2570 or find CSU East Bay Catholic Club on Facebook.

Through Oct. 15

CFC Singles for Christ: Christian Life Program
. 7 p.m. at St. James the Apostle Church, 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Do you go about your everyday routine and wonder if there’s something more to life? Maybe God is the answer. Activities (for 21 – 40 year olds) include prayer/worship, games, talks. Fernando Enrile, (510) 648-0065, fernandoenrile@gmail.com or Sheila Hilario, (408) 505-1561, Sheila.hilario@gmail.com.

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Aug. 12 – Sept. 16
Companions on Your Grief Journey
. At St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. The death of a loved one leaves most of us in a state of shock, confusion and sadness. Take time and space to honor your grief and join others on the journey. Pre-registration is required. Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107, or npetersen@sjvianney.org.

Thursday, Aug. 19

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. Joan S., (925) 939-1007.

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Saturday, Aug. 14
Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers Concert
. 2 p.m. at Oakland Diocesan Youth Retreat Center, 1977 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. End of the Summer Music Camp performance. Free. (510) 887-4311.

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Bible Study

Tuesdays, Aug. 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, focuses on the Gospel of Matthew and the Law of Christ. No registration or fee required. Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107, or npetersen@sjvianney.org.

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Friday, Aug. 20
1st Annual Golf Tournament – St. Peter Martyr School, Pittsburg
. At Deer Ridge Golf Course in Brentwood. 8 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. tee-off. $125 fee. (925) 439-1014 or (925) 525-6218.

Monday, Sept. 20

26th Golf Invitational – St. Mary’s College High School
. At Richmond Country Club. Benefitting tuition assistance. This year’s tournament honors Berkeley Police Capt. Phil Doran (Ret.), Class of 1963, longtime school golf coach, who died June 4. $200/person. Sponsorships available. $50/person “19th Hole” social open to non-golfers. Joanne Howe, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

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Saturday, Aug. 21
Carondelet and De La Salle High Schools in Concord
. Class of 1970 and 1980: 6 p.m. at Boundary Oak, 2800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek, $55/$65; Class of 1970: 11:30 a.m. at Carondelet Inner Court, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord (ladies only), n/c. www.carondelet.net/alumnae or www.dlshs.org/alumni.

Sunday, Aug. 22

Carondelet High School 45th Year Celebration
. 10 a.m. in the Garaventa Center, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord. Father Michael Norkett, one of the original faculty members, will preside at the liturgy. Campus tours and refreshments. Open to all, especially alumnae, former and current faculty/staff. Mary Goebel Frevele, ’75, (925) 686-5353, ext. 155, or mfrevele@carondeleths.org.

Aug. 28, Sept. 18

St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley
. Aug. 28: Class of 1995; Sept. 18: Class of 1985. Information/reservations: Joanne Howe, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

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: $40. Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com.

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blood drives

Aug. 10, 14
American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives
. Aug. 10: 2 – 7 p.m. in the church hall at St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: HAYWARD) to schedule an appointment; Aug. 14: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the school hall at St. Barnabas Church, 1400 Sixth Ave., Alameda. Call Cath Sullivan, (510) 522-8933, ext. 15, or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: STBARNABAS) to schedule an appointment. Sponsor: St. Vincent de Paul Group. Both are open to the public.



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