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 January 10, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 1   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

World Day of the Sick
Father Mark Wiesner anoints one of the attendees at last year’s World Day of the Sick at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. This year the annual diocesan event for the ill and their caregivers, hosted by the Order of Malta, will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the cathedral. Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will be the principal celebrant. During the Mass honoring Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sacrament of the Sick will be administered. All those in the diocese who suffer from a serious acute or chronic illness are invited. The sick should plan to arrive at the cathedral by 1:30 p.m. to ensure access to seats set aside for those who will be receiving the sacrament. There will be areas in the cathedral for wheelchairs. Parking, including handicapped spaces, will be available free of charge in the cathedral’s underground garage on 21st Street for the first 200 cars. Attendants will be available to assist those requiring assistance to reach the elevators and the cathedral floor. World Day of the Sick was created in 1992 by Pope John Paul II. The Order of Malta operates a free clinic for the uninsured at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.
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Sunday, Jan. 16
Third Sundays at the Cathedral
. 5 p.m. at 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Mario Balestrieri, director of music, Church of the Epiphany, San Francisco. Featuring the Conroy Memorial Organ. Free admission. Freewill donations accepted.

Friday, Jan. 21

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
. 8 p.m. Admission: $25. Tickets available at www.ctlcathedral.org. Pre-concert tour of Cathedral: $5/person at 7 p.m.

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Mondays, Jan. 10, 17, 24
Filipino Ministry at St. Clement Parish
. 7:30 p.m. at the parish center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, chairman, (510) 303-2965.

Weekly Meditation Groups in the John Main tradition. 5:30 and 7 p.m. in the Keeley Center at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Claire La Scola, (925) 447-9800 or clairelascola@yahoo.com.

Tuesdays, Jan, 11, 18, 25

Rosary and Prayer Group. 6 p.m. (1st Rosary prolife), 7 p.m. (2nd Rosary, bilingual/English-Spanish) in the chapel next to the parish office at St. Jarlath Parish, 2634 Pleasant St., Oakland.

Perpetual Help Novena/Prayer
. 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. (925) 432-6404.

Wednesdays, Jan. 12, 19, 26

Chaplet of Divine Mercy Devotion. 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 971 O’Hara Ave., Oakley. Followed by Bible study until 8 p.m. All are welcome. (925) 625-2109.

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 Drive, Bay Point. (925) 550-0679.

Thursday, Jan. 13

Prayer Group. At St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda. Meets second Thursday of the month at 9 a.m., following 8:30 a.m. Mass. Roberta, (510) 521-4478.

Friday, Jan. 21

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.

Taize (Prayer Around the Cross)
. 8-9:15 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. (Entrance is on Mission Tierra Place, between Ohlone College and the Old Mission San Jose.) Feel free to invite others. If you are unable to attend, know that we hold you in special prayer. (510) 449-7554.

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Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel
, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. (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 Drive, 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 Place), 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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Saturday, Jan. 15
Launch Adults United in Christ Retreat for Young Adults (18 – 30s)
. At Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Theme: God’s Calling: “What has God called you to since Baptism?” Registration at 8 a.m. in the small hall with morning continental breakfast and lunch provided. Retreat is from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and will end with a closing Mass. $25/person and pre-registration suggested. Information: www.launchyca.com or (925) 699-8692

Friday, Jan. 21

Love, Anger, Power and Food
. 8:30 a.m. (registration); 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (program). At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Shoshana Kobrin. Concerns about weight and your body involving feelings of emptiness, anger, and the need for caring and empowerment. This workshop is for people with difficulties with food, as well as those who treat them. $95 cost for those requesting CE units; $75 for all others. Lunch included. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Jan. 21 – 23

Rachel’s Vineyard Catholic Retreat
. A confidential retreat that offers women and men a loving and supportive environment where they can reconcile painful post-abortion emotions and begin the process of renewal and healing. For confidential inquiries call Christine Watkins, MTS, LCSW, (415) 260-4406 or email christine4faith@gmail.com.

Jan. 28 – 30

Men’s Retreat: The Gift of the Spirit
. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Presenter: Father Mark Wiesner, pastor at St. Augustine Parish, Oakland. $250/single, $190/shared; $150/person/two-day “no overnight.” Registration/information: www.staugustineoakland.com/mensretreat.

Feb. 4 – 6

Spirituality Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Megan McKenna. “The Gospels as Jubilee Joy” is the title for this retreat. The Gospels are the announcements that joy has entered the world in the person of Jesus and that we are all immersed in this Good News. Registration: Feb. 4: 4 – 6:30 p.m.; ends on Feb. 6 with lunch at noon. $195 shared room/$225 private room. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Feb. 5

Women’s Retreat. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the gym at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon. Presented by the Women of St. Joan. Father Jeremy Leatherby and other speakers will gather for a day filled with prayer, music, sharing and making new friends. The formal program begins at 9 a.m. Buffet lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided. Suggested donation: $25 before Jan. 16; $35 after. Registration: Rose Holland, rose.holland85@gmail.com or Liz Mooring, (925) 336-1105.

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Saturday, Jan. 15
Chili Bowl Bingo. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Donation: $12 and receive a pack of 12 bingo cards. (510) 527-0232 or church office, (510) 654-7600.

Friday, Jan. 21

A Fundraiser for Haiti.
7 – 9 p.m. at Holy Spirit/Newman Hall Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. All are invited to support the work of the Little Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, a religious community that serves almost 150,000 people in Haiti, which has been hit by an earthquake, hurricane and cholera during the past year. Speaker will be Barbara Wander. Sponsor: Newman Nonviolent Peacemaking Group. Tax deductible donations, payable to Sisters of Loretto, can also be sent to Holy Spirit Parish at above address. Information: Kara, (510) 594-2401.

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Tuesday, Jan. 11
Human Trafficking: A Modern Day Form of Slavery
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Holy Family Sister Caritas Foster will discuss how human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity throughout the world at the parish’s L.I.F.E. (Lessons in Faith Experience) event. Open to all. $5 donation is appreciated for speaker costs. Information: Julie at upcatholic@aol.com or (925) 447-4549, ext. 114.

Jan. 12, 18

St. Mary’s College 2011 January Term Speaker Series
. 7 – 9 p.m. in Soda Center at St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. The speaker series invited cultural and intellectual leaders to the college to share their views on a variety of through-provoking issues. Jan. 12: Nikka Silva, one of the Kitchen Sisters, who with her sister, Davia Nelson, are producers of the DuPont Award-winning NPR series, “Hidden Kitchens,” will speak on “Building Community Through Storytelling.” And Shane Claiborne, social rights activist and author, will discuss “Another World is Possible.” Jan. 18: Noted economist Robert B. Reich, former U.S. secretary of labor and the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, will address “Aftershock: Why the Economy is Still So Bad, and Why Our Politics is So Angry.” Free and open to the public. Information: Chris O’Steen, (925) 631-4771 or janterm@stmarys.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 22

Annulment: An Invitation to be Brought Near
. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sonnino Mission House, 2800 Milvia St., Berkeley. A day of prayer, informal presentations and opportunities to ask questions about the annulment process. Anyone whose life is touched by divorce is welcome. If you are divorced and considering applying for an annulment, if you are in a relationship with someone who is divorced, or if you have married civilly due to previous marriages and now desire to marry in the Church, this day is for you. No charge; donations gratefully accepted. Information: sonnino.annulment.ministry@gmail.com.

Jan. 24 – March 7

St. Charles/St. Michael’s Bible Study
. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. The theme for the Bible study group is “A Call to Justice: Amos/Micah/Hosea.” God stood by his people and did the right thing for them — the Bible calls this “justice.” We too are called to live out this understanding of “justice” in every aspect of our daily lives. This group is open to all. To reserve materials ($10 cost) or have questions, contact Julie, (925) 447-4549, ext. 114, or upcatholic@aol.com.

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crab feedS

Jan. 14 and 15
Salesian High School’s 46th Annual All You Can Eat Crab Feed
. At 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Jan. 14: 7 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m. dinner; Jan. 15: 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner. Music and dancing follow dinner. Reservations deadline: Jan. 14.Tickets/Information: leave a message at (510) 234-4433, ext. 1126.

Saturday, Jan. 15

St. Augustine Parish, Oakland. 6 p.m. at 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Fresh crab, salad and pasta. Proceeds from fundraiser will underwrite the parish retreat. Robbie, (510) 653-8631.

1st Annual Crab Feed and Auction — St. Joachim School
. At 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. 6:30 p.m. cocktails (no-host beer/wine) in hall; 7:15 p.m. dinner in gym. $40/person. Catered by The Fish Market Restaurant in San Mateo. Tickets available at rectory, religious education office and school office. Angie Huaman, (510) 783-3177 or ahuaman@csdo.org. Must be 18 or older to attend this event.

Knights of Columbus at St. Raymond Parish in Danville
. In Moran Hall, St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Doors open at 6 p.m. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat pasta, crab, bread, salad, coffee, tea and dessert. A no-host bar will be available Tickets: $35/person. Wayne Berner, (925) 828-0907 or KofC@st-raymond-dublin.org.

Saturday, Jan. 22

Moreau Catholic High School Crab Feed.
5:30 – 11:30 p.m. in main gym at 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. All the fresh Dungeness crab, salad, French bread, and pasta you can eat. Auction and dancing follow dinner. Tickets: $50/person. No ticket sales at the door. Colleen Kelly, (510) 881-4322 or ckelly@moreaucatholic.org.

23rd Annual Auction and Crab Feed (Benefits scholarships for students of St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland). At St. Theresa Parish Event Center, 4850 Clarewood Drive, Oakland. 5:45 p.m. social hour and silent auction; 7:45 p.m. crab feed followed by auction. Information: Development Office, (510) 532-6473.

Knights of Columbus Magellan Council, #2730 Crab Feed
. 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. crab feed, in the parish hall at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. Don’t like crab? Buy a New York steak ticket instead. $37/adults, $20/children. $47/Steak and Crab. Tickets: David Felise, (510) 846-2789, Mel Goulart, (510) 533-8212, or parish office, (510) 532-2068.

Saturday, Jan. 29

Knights of Columbus #7683, 16th Annual Crab Feed
. At St. Monica’s Peace Room, St. Monica Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. Appetizers and no-host cocktails: 6 p.m. dinner: 7:30 p.m. Chicken is available if ordered in advance. Tickets: $50, must be reserved and paid for in advance and are non-refundable. Karl Anderson, (925) 283-3679.

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Thursday, Jan. 20
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.

Jan. 13, 27

Stepping Stones on Your Grief Journey
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Whether the death was sudden and tragic or one with warning and preparation, the reality of death leaves most of us in a state of shock, confusion and sadness. Join us bimonthly and let us accompany you on your healing journey. Topics include “Coming to Grips with the New Normal,” “Dealing With Their Belongings,” and “I’m Fine, and Other Lies.” These sessions, which are open to all regardless of religious affiliation, will continue to March 24. Information: Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Saturday, Feb. 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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Saturday, Jan. 22
Salesian High School Hall of Fame Dinner for Class of 2011
. 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave, Richmond. Tickets: $50/person. Reservations required. Call Henry Moe, (510) 234-4433, ext. 1104 or hmoe@salesian.com. To see who was inducted visit: www.salesian.com.



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