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 October 4, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Inner city views
Father Jayson Landeza, who spent several years as an Oakland pastor and as chaplain for the city’s police and fire departments, will share stories and reflections about life as an inner city priest as the featured speaker at the Catholics@Work breakfast event on Oct. 12 at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. A full buffet breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m. Mass will be offered at 6:30 a.m. at the same location. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration recommended. For more information or to register, visit www.catholicsatwork.org.

New look at Newman
Bishop Emeritus John Cummins, who attended the beatification ceremony for Cardinal John Henry Newman in England last month, will speak at a symposium on Cardinal Newman Oct. 30 at Stanford University from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. and on Oct. 31 at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., in Fremont, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. RSVP: (510) 933-7322 or mmiller@msjdominicans.org.

CATHEDRAL

Friday, Oct. 22
Pray for Our Transitional Deacons
. 7 – 9 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. All are invited to this Eucharistic Holy Hour to pray for 11 Jesuit and three diocesan seminarians who will be ordained as transitional deacons on Oct. 23. Sponsor: Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Diocese of Oakland (CEDDO). www.ceddo.org.

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SPIRITUALITY

Mondays, Oct. 4, 11, 18
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, Oct. 5, 12, 19

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.

Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20

Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran Format.
8:15 or 9:15 a.m. after last morning Mass at Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Dr., Bay Point. (925) 550-0679.

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, Organist in works by Bach, Manz, Albright, Vaughan Williams, and Vierne. Free will donation. Champagne reception in the parish hall. (925) 778-0768.

Friday, Oct. 15

Taize (Prayer Around the Cross)
. 8 – 9:15 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. (Entrance is on Mission Tierra Place between Ohlone College and the Old Mission San Jose.) If you are unable to attend, know that you will be held in special prayer. (Every third Friday.)

Oct. 17, Nov. 7

Launch Adults United in Christ
. At Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. A new ministry for young adults, 18 – 30s. Oct. 17: 3 – 4:30 p.m., in the St. Martha room in the Library Four-Plex, catechism and conversation. Nov. 7: 5 – 7 p.m., Youth/Young Adult Mass and movie. Information: www.launchyca.com, launchyca@gmail.com, on Facebook, or (925) 699-8692.

Friday, Oct. 22

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.

Oct. 22, 23

Jeff Cavins: Conversion, Revelation Seminar
. At St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Oct. 22: The author and Bible scholar, who was born and raised a Catholic, talks about why he left the Church and came back; Oct. 23: in his Revelation Seminar, Cavins will explore one of the most talked about books in Scripture. Information: Maura Piombo, si.cavinsevent@gmail.com or http://web.me.com/diannafgallagher/Jeff_Cavins_at_St._Isidore_Parish/Home.html

Saturday, Oct. 30

Memorial Mass and Ritual of Remembrance
. 12:10 p.m. at Holy Spirit/Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. All are invited to this special Mass to honor the memory of loved ones who have died. At the conclusion of the Eucharist those in attendance will gather to celebrate the Ritual of Remembrance, a time for music, prayer, meditation and sharing. All are welcome to bring pictures or mementos of loved ones for the “Table of Memories” and light a candle in their memory. Marcella, (510) 845-4912 or Carmen, (510) 204-9230.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Medjugorje Healing Conference
. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at St. James the Apostle Church, 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Speakers, testimonies, musicians, healing Mass, Adoration, Reconciliation, procession with the Blessed Sacrament. $20/person. Free lunch provided. (510) 635-1920 or www.holychoices.org/conference.

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EUCHARISTIC 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

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.

Oct. 22 – 24

Married Couples Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenters: Franciscan Father Rusty Shaughnessy and Anne and Terry Symens-Bucher. Topic: the “three marriages: Spouse, Work and Self.” Registration on Oct. 22: 4 – 6:30 p.m.; retreat ends Oct. 24 with lunch at noon. $310 per couple. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Spiritual Spa Day for Women
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenters: Rena Grant, MA, and Kathy Miranda, MA. “Come Away to Taste and See” and take time to replenish body, mind and spirit through prayer, reflection, movement, working with images, and chair massage ($15). Registration on Oct. 23: 8:30 a.m.; program: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $75 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

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Fundraisers

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. 9

Old School Dance. 7 – 11 p.m. in church hall, St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Music by Hillside Productions. Free food. Tickets: $15. Proceeds to benefit the African American Committee. (510) 654-7600.

Saturdays, Oct. 9, Nov. 13

Bingo Night. At St. Anthony Church, 971 O’Hara Ave., Oakley. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., first number is called at 7 p.m. $20 and $30 buy-ins, dinner is free with your buy-in. The games pay out $100 for regular bingo and $150 for (2) specials and the blackout. Door prizes at intermission. Information: columbiette10414@aol.com. Every 2nd Saturday, except December. Sponsor: St. Anthony Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus Council #10414.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Turnaround Bus Trip to Reno’s Italian Festival – Silver Legacy
. Depart 7 a.m. from Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg; return 10:30 p.m. (approximate). $45/person. $10 back (subject to change). Valid ID required. RSVP: Joann Thilgen, (925) 625-0863. Sponsor: ICF Branch 72.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Yard and Bake Sale/Bazaar.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 2582 Old First St., Livermore. Shop for fresh baked goods, original crafts and yard sale “finds.” Sponsor: Tri-Valley CARES (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment). (925) 443-7148; www.trivalleycares.org.

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/adults, $7/children six to 12 years, free/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.

Oktoberfest. 7 – 11 p.m. in the Msgr. Cardelli Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. The evening features German buffet dinner, including a 14 oz. “bottomless” souvenir beer mug for unlimited German beer throughout the evening and live music. $30/person ($20/person without mug including full no-host bar). Must be 21 or older to enter. Advance reservations/information: (925) 413-2576 before Oct. 13. Tickets also available at the door. Sponsor: St. Isidore Knights of Columbus Council #4060.

Oct. 16, 17

St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish Festival. Oct. 16: 6:30 p.m., “Riverton’s Nautical Night” Dinner Dance, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Gourmet dinner, dancing, silent and live auction; Oct. 17: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., International Food Festival with grand raffle. Prizes include a new car, flat screen TV, and GPS navigational system. Games, booths, international food. (925) 778-0768.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. – noon at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 301 West Richmond Ave., Point Richmond. $8/person. Raffle.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Barbeque Luncheon/Bingo/Raffle
. Noon in small hall at Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. $12/adults, $6/children (6-12), free/under five. Tickets: Patty, (925) 228-0810. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation Branch #72.

Book Review
. 1 p.m. in conference room at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. (Enter on Kearney Street in back of the church.) Title: “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Donation: $15. Refreshments/door prizes. Benefit for Cameron Early Intervention School. Deadline: Oct. 19. Reservations: Theresa Parella, (510) 525-4534 or Christine Hickey, (510) 236-5872. Sponsor: Young Ladies’ Institute, Mother of Perpetual Help #159.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Italian Dinner. 4 p.m., no-host cocktails; 5 p.m. dinner, at St. Theresa Church basement hall, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. Chefs Bill Curotto and Peter Nuti and crew will prepare a traditional Italian meal of spaghetti and meatballs plus cold meats, cheese, salad, etc. Ask about alumni table seating if you are a St. Theresa alum. Send check, payable to I.C.F. Br. #223, c/o Holly Raineri, 1074 Annerley Road, Piedmont, CA 94610; (510) 451-0608. $18/adults, $8/children 7 – 17 years. Adults may wear costumes if desired. A children’s Halloween parade/contest will take place as well as a raffle. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation (I.C.F.) Branch #223.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Halloween Bake Sale
. After 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Masses at St. Theresa Church, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. Freshly baked good available at reasonable prices. Coffee will also be served. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation (I.C.F.) Branch #223.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Holiday Boutique
. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, gym, 1313 A Street, Antioch. Proceeds benefit the Youth and Young Adult Ministry of Holy Rosary Church for their World Youth Day trip to Madrid.

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EDUCATION

Wednesdays, Oct. 6 and 13
A Cosmic Voyage: A Sophisticate’s Primer about the History of the World
. 7 – 9 p.m., Religious Resource Center, St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Presenter: Dr. Ron Olowin, chair of astronomy department, St. Mary’s College in Moraga.

Oct. 6, 13, 20

Adult Formation Series at St. Stephen Church
. At 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Oct. 6 and 20: Passionists Father Tom Bonacci, “The Theology of Ecology” Parts 1 and 2; Oct. 13: Sandy Heinisch, “The Different Stages of Grief.” Preceded by potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m. (925) 939-3826.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

“How and Why is the Mass Changing?: The 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal.”
7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Julie Gallagher discusses the upcoming changes that will be occurring in the wording of the prayers that the people and the priest say during Mass, including what will change and why. Discussion, Q and A to follow. Sponsor: the parish’s L.I.F.E. (Lessons in Faith Experience) program. Julie, upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114.

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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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, Oct. 21
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. All who are struggling from a loss due to separation, divorce, death of a loved one are welcome to participate in this peer group. Joan S., (925) 939-1007.

Saturday, Dec. 4

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.

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Bible Study

Oct. 4 – 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, Oct. 7, 14, 21

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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Health fairs

Sunday, Oct. 24
Health and Emergency Preparedness Fair
. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 29

Third Annual Health Fair – Plus Flu Shot
. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 433 Jefferson St., Oakland. (510) 768-3159 or www.cceb.org.

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Golf

Friday, Oct. 8
15th Annual Golf Tournament – St. Joseph School
, Fremont At SummitPointe in Milpitas. The $150 registration fee includes green fees, range balls, cart, and dinner. Proceeds benefit the school’s technology fund. Lauri Kaefer, (510) 656-6525.

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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