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 September 20, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


A friendship in song
Dominican Fathers Dominic DeLay (left) and John Paul Forte, who met as first-year Dominicans in 1985 and have been singing together ever since, will perform some of their favorite spirituals, chants and show tunes in concert on Oct. 7, from 7 – 9 p.m., at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Walnut Creek. Free and open to the public.


CATHEDRAL

Thursday, Sept. 23
Bay Area’s Interfaith Immigration Luncheon: Moving Forward Together
. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in parish hall, Christ the Light Cathedral, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Gathering for religious clergy and faith leaders who are concerned about current immigrant enforcement policies in their communities. Co-sponsors: Catholic Charities, Oakland Diocese and coalition of congregations and faith based organizations from around the Bay Area. Lunch is free; space is limited. RSVP: www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral/SocialJustice/ or contact John Watkins, (510) 267-8379 or jwatkins@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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SPIRITUALITY

Mondays, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4
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. 21, 28, Oct. 5

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, 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
Chautauqua 16 — A Gathering of Peoples
. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. in Berkeley. This celebration of diversity in the diocese begins with a Marian procession honoring Our Lady of Aparecida (Patroness of Brazil), followed by a multicultural, multilingual Mass with Bishop Emeritus John Cummins as celebrant and Father George Mockel, diocesan vicar general, as homilist. Ethnic foods and cultural entertainment throughout the day.

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

Sunday, Oct. 3

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. at Resurrection Episcopal, 300 Gregory Lane, 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, Episcopal, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. All are invited to attend.

Sundays, 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. Oct. 3: 5 – 8 p.m. Youth/Young Adult Mass and gathering afterward; Oct. 17: 3 – 4:30 p.m., in the St. Martha room in the Library Four-Plex, catechism and conversation. Information: www.launchyca.com, launchyca@gmail.com or (925) 699-8692.

Saturday, Oct. 9
Blessings and Dedicatory Concert on the Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece 958 Pipe/Digital Organ. 7:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Donald Pearson, Artist in Residence, works by Bach, Manz, Albright, Vaughan Williams, and Vierne. Free will donation. Champagne reception following in the parish hall. (925) 778-0768.

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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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9
Marriage preparation and enrichment.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Three-week series through Vallombrosa’s REFOCCUS program can be used for civilly married couples seeking a religious wedding (convalidation). Cost: $125 includes REFOCCUS materials and lunch. Limited to first 25 couples who register. (650) 325-5614.

Oct. 1 – 3

Franciscan Spirituality Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Franciscan Father Bill Short. During this retreat, titled “Recollection: A Franciscan Method of Contemplative Prayer,” participants will learn about this simple and enriching form of quiet prayer, based on the heart rather than the head. Registration: on Oct. 1, 4 – 6:30 p.m.; ends on Oct. 3 with lunch at noon. $180 shared room/$210 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Young Adult Retreat Day
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Lead by the Young Adult Leadership Team. The focus for this day is “Looking for Your Authentic Self: Finding Your Spiritual Center in Today’s World.” Registration: 9 a.m.; workshop: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $55 includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

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Fundraisers

Saturday, Sept. 25
St. Agnes School Family Fun Fest
. 5 p.m. at 3886 Chestnut Ave., Concord. The festivities will begin with Mass and includes BBQ dinner, games, and raffles. A movie under the stars in the evening. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Information/dinner and raffle tickets: http://stagnesconcord.com.

Sunday, Sept. 26

Pancake Breakfast
. At Sacred Heart Church, 4025 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, after the 7:30 and 10 a.m. Masses. $7 adults/$5 children (10 and under). Raffle prizes. Reservations advised. Judy Rogers, (510) 655-5596.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 2

An Evening of Irish Music and Dance
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole — St. Cyril, 3725 High St., Oakland. The evening will feature The Irish Connection, Irish Step Dancers, harpists, fiddle player, and singers. Admission: $20/adults, $10/16 years and under. Tickets: at the parish office, (510) 530-0761, at school or at door. Proceeds to benefit the renovation of the gymnasium.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

SVDP Guest Chef Dinner
. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room, 675 – 23rd St., Oakland. Chef Peter Jackson of Miss Pearl’s Jam House will prepare a four-course dinner with SVDP Kitchen of Champions Culinary program students. $72/person, $125/couple. (510) 636-4261.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Italian Catholic Federation Family Polenta Dinner
. 6 p.m. no-host cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner of chicken, sausage, polenta, in parish hall at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. Enter hall on Henrietta Street. $17 each, $7 children six to 12 years, free for children five years and under. Raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit thalessemia research and treatment at Children’s Hospital, Oakland. Tickets available after Masses and by calling (925) 229-2665.

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EDUCATION

Wednesday, Sept. 22
On the Dignity and Vocation of Women — Mulieris Dignitatem. 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 606 Mellus St. in Martinez. A talk on the Apostolic Letter of John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), by Stephen Cortright of St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Refreshments follows in the Parish Hall. Free-will donations are welcome. Pauline Porter, 925-228-2230, ext. 30, or drestcath@yahoo.com.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Faith in a Time of Scandal
. 5:10 – 6:10 p.m., Franciscan School of Theology, FST classroom, 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. Franciscan Father Joseph Chinnici, professor of church history at the FTSB, will examine this topic. Soup supper to follow. (510) 848-5232 or www.fst.edu.

Monday, Sept. 27

MOMS Fall Workshop
. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Catholic Community of Pleasanton. Ministry of Mothers Sharing is hosting a seven week workshop beginning with orientation. Meet with other Catholic Christian moms and explore themes such as self-esteem, friendships, stress and everyday spirituality. Cost is $20 for workbook. Kim Rice-Masek, (925) 462-2088 or kim-rice@sbcglobal.net.

Report on Gaza Freedom Flotilla
. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church Senior Center, 2nd and D Streets in Hayward. Paul Larudee, a member of the Bay Area delegation that traveled on one of the ships in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, will present a talk and slideshow on the humanitarian aid mission. Co-sponsors: South Alameda Peace and Justice Coalition, Tri City Peace and Justice, and All Saints Justice and Peace Committee. Free admission.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Women Saying Yes! 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Monica Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. Speaker: Cindy Pile, author of “Traveling With the Turtle: A Small Group Process in Women’s Spirituality and Peacemaking,” will discuss “Women Responding With a Resounding Yes!”

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Presentation on Prison Ministry
. 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish, Rodeo. Speaker: Ron Smith, a parishioner who is very active with the Kairos prison retreat program. Sponsor: The Social Justice Ministry of St. Patrick.

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SOCIALS

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.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Saturday, Oct. 2
No More Secrets — Bimonthly 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.

Thursdays, through 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.

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Festivals

Sept. 25 – 26
St. Clement Parish/School Festival
. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (both days) at 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Live entertainment, music, international food 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 more. (510) 525-0876.

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Bible Study

Sept. 20 – Nov. 1
St. Charles/St. Michael’s Bible Study
. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. The topic is “How to Be Happy” in light of the Gospel of Matthew. Materials: $10. Julie, upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114.

Thursdays, Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7

Great Adventure The Bible Timeline
. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. $50 for materials for this 24-week series. Scholarships available. Gary Devine, (925) 449-7848 or gdevine1@aol.com or go to www.greatadventureonline.com.

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Reunions

Saturday, Sept. 25
St. Theresa School Alumni Event
. 2 – 5 p.m. in the St. Theresa Event Center, 4850 Clarewood Road, Oakland. Light refreshments; school open house; alumni Mass at 5 p.m. RSVP/questions: Karen Raven, kr_sttheresaschool@yahoo.com.

Sept. 25, Oct. 9

Moreau Catholic High School Class Reunions
. 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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GOLF

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: $150/person. Wine tasting and dinner: $50/person. 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. Proceeds benefit Holy Spirit School. www.holyspiritfmt.com or call Renee Baca, (510) 797-9268.

Monday, Oct. 11

20th Annual Dragon Classic Golf Event — Bishop O’Dowd High School
. At Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the O’Dowd Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to deserving students. Registration fee: $295/person includes golf and dinner; $55/person for dinner only. Kathy Hodson, khodson@bishopodowd.org or (510) 553-8632, or register online: www.bishopodowd.org.

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