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 September 6, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 15   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Living the faith
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron, former bishop of Oakland, will headline a panel discussion on the principles of the Manhattan Declaration from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 at St. Isidore Parish in Danville. The event is sponsored by the Diocese of Oakland and St. Anthony of Padua Institute. Online registration: sapi.org/mforum/mhregistration.pdf.


Saturday, Sept. 11
Rite of Candidacy. 10 a.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. All are welcome to attend the Rite of Candidacy for men in the Deacon Formation Program. Peggy Maurer, pmaurer@oakdiocese.org.

Friday, Sept. 24

American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive
. Diocese of Oakland. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., church hall, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: OAKDIO) to schedule an appointment.

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Mondays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
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, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

Sundays, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 17

Launch Adults UNited in CHrist
. At Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont. A new ministry for young adults 18 – 30s. Sept. 19, Oct. 17: 3 – 4:30 p.m., in the St. Martha room in the Library Four-Plex, catechism and conversation. Oct. 3: 5 – 8 p.m. Youth/Young Adult Mass and gathering afterward. Information: www.launchyca.com, launchyca@gmail.com or (925) 699-8692.

Friday, Sept. 24

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.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Blessing of the Animals
. 11 a.m. at St. Leo Church, 176 Ridgeway Ave., Oakland. All animals are welcome. Please have carrier or leash.

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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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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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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

Yard Sale. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1048 Grant Ave., San Lorenzo. Annual fundraiser conducted by Birthright of San Lorenzo, a crisis pregnancy center that offers a loving and non-judgmental alternative to abortion. Sale items include furniture, clothes, books, baby and children’s items. A silent auction will be held for a pair of signed Oakland Raider’s cleats and a signed pair of receiver gloves. Rosanne or Marsha, (510) 481-9677.

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. Bob Aiello, (510) 268-0794.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology’s Annual Dinner Auction
. 2 p.m. at 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Celebrating Dominican education on two continents in anticipation of the upcoming 400th anniversary of the famed University of Santo Tomas (UST) in the Philippines. Michael Heffner, (510) 883-7159, mheffner@dspt.edu or www.dspt.edu/santotomas2010.

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: 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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Sept. 7, 8, 10, 15
Workshops on New Confirmation Guidelines
. Sept. 7: 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont; Sept. 8: 10;30 a.m. at St. John Vianney, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; Sept. 10: 10:30 a.m., Christ the Light Parish Hall, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland; Sept. 15: 7:30 p.m. in Ronan Hall at St. Jerome Parish, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito.

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. (800) 558-5452 or www.womenofgrace.com.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Introductory Workshop on Four Male Archetypes
. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. A day of men’s spiritual work sponsored by NorCal MALES (Men as Learners and Elders). Simple lunch; $20 donation. Register: www.malespiritualitynorcal.org/workshop.php or call Rich Geirak, (925) 683-7765.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Middle School Day. 4 – 7 p.m. at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls are welcome to visit the campus and join the high school students for an activity-filled afternoon. Limited space available. RSVP: Sandra Carrillo, (510) 450-1110, ext. 119, or scarrillo@hnhsoakland.org.

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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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Thursdays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 28
Stepping Stones on Your Grief Journey Workshop
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Join others on the healing journey. Open to all regardless of religious orientation. Pre-registration required. A one-time donation of $15 is requested. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Thursday, Sept. 16

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.

Saturday, Sept. 18

A Fall Gathering of Clergy Abuse Survivors
. 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Twin Pines Lodge in Belmont. A non-religious gathering organized by survivors of clergy abuse, held in a secular setting, and facilitated by local, independent psychotherapists unaffiliated with the Church. Group discussion. Lunch provided. Hosted by the Victims Assistance Office of the San Francisco Archdiocese. Information/RSVP: (415) 614-5503. This is a confidential phone-line staffed by survivors.

Mondays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25

Grief Ministry/Workshop. 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Father Aidan McAleenan and a team of peer ministers will facilitate this six-week support group to help those who are grieving. Open to parishioners and non-parishioners; registration required by Sept. 15. (510) 550-4026.

Saturday, Oct. 2

No More Secrets – 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. (510) 843-6971.

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Mondays, Sept. 13, 20
Voices of Musica Sacra Auditions
. 7 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek. Auditions for all voice parts, especially tenors and basses. John Kendall Bailey, director. www.vmschorus.org; (925) 680-7089; info@vmschorus.org.

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Sept. 10 – 12
All Saints Parish Fiesta. At 22870 Second St., Hayward
. Sept. 10: 6 – 10 p.m.; Sept. 11: 1 – 10 p.m.; Sept. 12: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Live music, entertainment, food and more. www.allsaintsfiesta.org or (510) 582-1910.

Sept. 18 – 19
Annual St. Charles Festival and Classic Car Show
. At St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Live entertainment, international food, fair trade items for sale, etc. Sept. 18: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sept. 19: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. A pancake breakfast, 8 – 11:30 a.m., and car show takes place only on Sept. 19. Free admission. (510) 377-9711.

St. John Parish/School Festival
. At 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Sept. 18: noon – 10 p.m.; Sept. 19: noon – 6 p.m. Food, games, live music. Valarie, (510) 351-5050.

Sept. 25 – 26

St. Clement Parish/School Festival
. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (both days) at 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Live entertainment, music, dancing, international food, raffle and more. (510) 582-7782.

Annual Fall Festival/Our Lady of Grace in Castro Valley
. 3433 Somerset Ave. Begins at noon on Sept. 25 with local celebrities and entertainment, Battle of the Bands and ICF Bingo; Pancake breakfast and pasta dinner and more on Sept. 26. (510) 537-0806.

Sunday, Sept. 26

2nd Annual St. Jerome Parish Festival
. Noon – 4 p.m. at 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. 50’s oldies music by Hot Rod Jukebox, games for kids and adults, food and drinks, raffles and more. (510) 525-0876.

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

Friday, Sept. 17

Welcome Home Shamrocks! An Alumni Gathering
. 7 – 10 p.m. at St. John School, 270 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. All alumni are welcome for a special evening to remember, celebrate and reconnect. The event is complimentary for alums, adult guests also welcome. No children or alumni who graduated after 2000 because of adult beverages being served. RSVP with an email to valarie@stjohnslz.org.

Saturday, Sept. 18

St. Mary’s High School, Berkeley
. Class of 1985. Joanne Howe, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 9

Moreau Catholic High School Class Reunions
. Sept. 18: Class of 1995 at Ozumo in Oakland, contact Victoria Sevilla, vsevilla@pandora.com; Sept. 25: Class of 1990, Tanish (Rees-Parker) Torres, ttmrees@gmail.com; Oct. 9: Class of 1980 at Francesco’s in Oakland, Joan Jupina-Sisneros, joan_sisneros@sbcglobal.net.

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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.

Saturday, Sept. 25

5th Annual St. Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament, Wine Tasting and Awards Banquet. At the San Ramon Golf Club. Activities for the golfer and non-golfer. Golf package: $140 per person until Sept. 10, $150 afterwards. Wine tasting and dinner: $45 per person until Sept. 10, then $50 afterwards. Proceeds benefit the lead charity: Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area. (925) 263-1776 or www.kofc9206.org.

Saturday, Oct. 2

The Holy Spirit Golf Tournament and Silent Auction
. At the Sunol Valley Golf Club. Shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee: $140. Sponsorship opportunities available. Proceeds benefit Holy Spirit School. www.holyspiritfmt.com or call Renee Baca, (510) 797-9268.



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