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 March 7, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Songs for the soul
Dan Schutte, one of the best-known and prolific composers of liturgical music, will present some of his recent work in a concert at 7 p.m. March 11 at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Admission is complimentary. For more information, contact Eric Bertelsen, (510) 995-9404 or ebertelsen@st-joseph-community.org.


First Wednesdays, Fridays
Solemn Vespers/Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
. First Wednesdays: 6 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. First Fridays: After 7:10 a.m. Mass – noon, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (immediately behind the altar.) Take time out from your busy schedule to spend an hour with the Lord. All are welcome. (510) 832-5057.

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March 9 – April 20
Prayer Wednesdays of Lent
. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in main parlor, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. All are invited to join the Sisters for a spiritual journey in preparation for Easter. blessings@msjdominicans.org or S. Beth Quire, OP, (510) 499-7554.

March 9, 16, 22

Lenten Days of Renewal
. At San Damiano Retreat, Danville. Various presenters will share their Lenten reflections, ending with Eucharist. Registration: 9 a.m., program 9:30 – 3 p.m. $25/person includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

March 13 – 16

Lenten Retreat. At St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. “Heart and Soul Spirituality” with Father Geoff Rose, OSFS. Evening sessions: 7:30 – 9 p.m.; identical morning sessions: 9:45 – 11 a.m. A special retreat for K – 5 grade students from 3:30 – 5 p.m. March 16. Each session will be wrapped around Liturgy of the Word. Julie, (925) 447-4549, ext. 114, or upcatholic@aol.com.

March 16, 23, 30, April 6

Lenten Movie Series. 7:30 p.m. (following the 6 p.m. Mass and soup meal) in Stack Hall at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. A film is shown each week featuring an inspirational Christian who lived out the Gospel message in a way that made a positive impact on society. A discussion will follow each film. Sponsor: The Pax Christi/Social Justice Group of Our Lady of Grace Church.

March 18 – 20

Lenten Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat, Danville. Rena Grant will lead Lectio Divina, an ancient practice for reading the Scriptures. Registration: 4 – 6:30 p.m. March 18, ends March 20 with lunch at noon. $215 private/$185 shared. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315 or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

March 21, 22, 23

St. Felicitas Lenten Parish Mission
. At 9 a.m., repeats at 7 p.m. in St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd, San Leandro. Nationally-renowned author and preacher Father Tom Allender will give a very unique parish mission called, “Life’s Journey.” March 21: “The Difference Between Loving God and Letting God Love Us”; March 22: “Transforming Our Fears Into Faith”; March 23: “The Journey to Becoming a Whole Person.” (510) 351-5244.

March 21 – 25

Parish Lenten Mission
. At St. Edward Church, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Speaker: Mark Shea, noted Catholic author. Two sessions daily, at 9:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 21: 101 Reasons Not to Be Catholic; March 22: Making Sense Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did; March 23: This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence; March 24: Mary, Mother of the Son.

March 23, 30

Lenten Soup Suppers
. 6 – 7 p.m. in Cauchi Hall, St. Agnes Church, 3866 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Program includes soup, bread, drink and presentation. Free-will offering. March 23: “Hammers, Houses, and Hearts,” Mexican youth work camp; March 30: “Help is Just a Call Away,” Mike Van Hofwegen, Michael Chavez Center for Economic Opportunity. Sponsor: JustFaith Crossing Borders Group, Jack and Donna Walton, (925) 825-7931 or jdwalton@astound.net.

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Mondays, March 7, 14, 21
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, March 8, 15, 22

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.

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

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23

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.

Thursday, March 10

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.

Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24

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.

March 11 – 13

Forty Hour Adoration and Devotion
. At St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Begins on March 11 at 2 p.m., with Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. Concludes with Benediction on March 13 at 7:30 a.m. www.stmargmaryoak.org.

Saturday, March 12

Prayer Breakfast. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Concord Hilton, Concord. Guest speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Kim will share insights about the transforming love of Christ in her own life. Open to all women in the Oakland Diocese. $35/person. All clergy complimentary. Pre-register: Grace, (925) 949-8953. Sponsor: Magnificat: A Ministry to Catholic Women. Amy Scheid, (925) 899-5321, www.magnificatsoti.org or magnificatsolt@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 17

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.

Friday, March 18

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. (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.

Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. (510) 797-1660.

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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March 8
Women’s Spirituality Series
. At San Damiano Retreat, Danville. With Kathy Miranda. Using an open door as a metaphor for the pathway to spiritual growth, we will use Joyce Rupp’s process to take time to be with some important questions. Registration: 9 a.m., series: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Option to stay for lunch. $25/session. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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Fridays, March 11, 18, 25
Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry Dinners
. 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Moran Hall, St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. All-you-can-eat deep-fried battered fish, baked fish, French fries, cole slaw, salad and bread. Grilled cheese sandwiches also available. Dessert presented by the Catholic Daughters.

March 11 – April 15

St. Philip Neri Fish Fry 6 p.m. (each Friday after Stations of the Cross) in parish hall at 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda. $10/adult; $5/children. No reservations required.

Saturday, March 12

10th Annual St. Patrick Church Dinner/Dance
. Following 5 p.m. vigil Mass, St. Patrick Hall, 823 Seventh St., Rodeo. $35/person. Dinner served at 7 p.m. (925) 799-4406, parishoffice@stpatrickrodeo.org, or www.stpatrickrodeo.org.

Fashions on the Green XIII
. Noon at San Ramon Royal Vista Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Lane, San Ramon. Annual fashion show and luncheon presented by the Oakland Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Fashions by Draper’s and Damon’s in Walnut Creek. $30/person, pre-paid. Reservations by March 4 to Kay Horsell, 7687 Tuscany Dr., Dublin, CA 94568; (925) 829-0949.

Saturday, March 12

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner
. 6 – 8 p.m. in Moran Hall, St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. All-you-can-eat dinner includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, salad and bread. A no-host bar is provided. Dessert presented by the Catholic Daughters. $8/adults, $5/children 12 and under. Space is limited. Tickets: kofc@st-raymond-dublin.org.

Sunday, March 13

A Class Act on Broadway
. 2 – 5 p.m. at Flood Mansion, Schools of the Sacred Heart, 2222 Broadway, San Francisco. Fine wines, buffet supper with reserved tables. Entertainment by famed mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and the St. Martin de Porres Choir. $100/person. Proceeds to St. Martin de Porres School, Oakland. www.stmdp.org or (510) 652-2220.

Friday, March 18

St. Patrick’s Church Annual Fish Fry
. At Father Howard Community Center, 1640 10th St., Oakland. Dinner served: 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.; lunch available: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. if pre-ordered by March 16. Pre-order: (510) 444-1081 (1 – 5 p.m.); (510) 532-5003 or (510) 538-4242 (day) $15/adults, $8/children (under 10). Music and dancing.

Saturday, March 19

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. At Ryan-O’Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. 5:30 p.m., social hour; dinner: 6:30 p.m. Sponsor: The St. Leander Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul. Proceeds to support the Conference’s work in providing aid to those in need in the community.

Tuesday, March 22

Birthright of Concord’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon
. Noon at Zio Fraedo’s, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Honoring donors and volunteers. $35/person with choice of corned beef/cabbage, chicken, or vegetarian. Reservations: (925) 798-7227.

Friday, March 25

St. Rose Church 26th Annual Fish Fry
. 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. in parish hall, St. Rose Church, (on Starr Street between 3rd and 4th.), in Crockett. $15/adults; $7/children under 12. Beverages available at a no-host refreshment bar. Home delivery is available only for Crockett, Tormey and Port Costa. Takeout dinners available anytime during service hours. Call (510) 787-2052 before Fish Fry Day for tickets, to place an order for home delivery or more information.

Saturday, March 26

14th Annual Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction, St. Francis of Assisi School
. 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Boundary Oak Golf Course, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. $75/person cost includes sit-down dinner. To register or to make a charitable donation: www.sfaconcord.net or contact Stephanie Cline, (925) 906-0962. Proceeds benefit St. Francis of Assisi School.

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Tuesday, March 8
Catholics@Work Breakfast Event
. 6:30 a.m. Mass, 7 a.m. breakfast and program at Crow Canyon Country Clup, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. Featured speakers: Bill Moyer, Sr. and his son, Billy, co-founders of the SOS Leadership Institute and co-authors of “Beyond Success to Significance.” The Moyers will share their personal journeys — one well-traveled and the other just beginning — with the challenges and rewards of changing one’s personal perspective from “Success to Significance.” $20/members, $25/non-members. www.catholicsatwork.org.

Sunday, March 13

Art History Seminar: The Second Coming of Christ and the Last Judgment in Art
. 4 – 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael Church, in the large hall, 458 Maple St., Livermore. In this slide lecture, art historian Barbara Mitchell will illustrate Christian art depicting the end times. Free.

Tuesday, March 15

Movie: “Demographic Winter: the Decline of the Human Family.”
7 p.m. at Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The severe economic and social consequences of family decline and plummeting birthrates worldwide is explored. The movie shows how a strong foundation of human capital is needed by every economy, and is dependent upon families more than by any other institution. www.demographicwinter.com or (510) 461-2650.

Saturday, March 19

Bay Area Social Justice Forum
. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Interfaith Liturgy will follow in McLean Chapel. Keynote speaker: Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, executive director, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). Featuring Joe Grant, JustFaith Ministries. Workshops on justice issues (human trafficking, immigration, genocide, etc. will be offered.. Register: www.hnu.edu/news/2011/01/announcing-the-bay-area-social-justice-forum.html. $35.person; $40/person at door/$10/person with student ID.

A Talk by Mark Shea
. 10 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Edward Parish Hall, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. The noted Catholic author will discuss: “Care and Feeling of the Lay Catholic Apostle.” $10/person. Stop by the parish office or call (510) 797-0241 to reserve your ticket.

March 20, 21, 22

An Introduction to Engaging Spirituality
. A JustFaith Ministries program that invites small groups of adult Christian in a spiritual exploration of contemplative presence and social action. Guest presenter: Joe Grant, originator and coordinator of the Engaging spirituality program. March 20: 2 – 4 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church (Faith Formation Hall), 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Corby Sturges, (925) 300-3099, corby@incanto.biz; March 21: 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Carolyn Owens, (925) 447-8987, ca.owens@comcast.net; March 22: 7:30 – 9 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Eileen Limberg, (925) 672-5800, Eileen.Limberg@stbonaventure.net.

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March 10, 24
Stepping Stones on Your Grief Journey
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Join us bi-monthly 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. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Saturday, April 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.



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