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 April 11, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

EWTN Easter programming
The Eternal Word Television Network will offer special programs during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday. A broadcast of Pope Benedict XVI offering the Easter Vigil Mass will be at noon April 23 and it will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. A broadcast of the Pope celebrating Mass on Easter Sunday will be shown at 1 p.m. April 24, and rebroadcast at 4 p.m. EWTN is carried on Comcast Channel 229, AT&T Channel 562, Astound Channel 116, DISH Satellite Channel 261, DirecTV Channel 370; and in Alameda Comcast airs EWTN on Channel 30. For more information: www.ewtn.com.



CATHEDRAL

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. Free parking at the Cathedral. (510) 832-5057.

Sunday, April 17

Third Sundays at the Cathedral
. 5 p.m. at 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Featuring the Conroy Memorial Organ. Rex Ballanka, director of music, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento.

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lenten SPIRITUALITY

April 13 – 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.

Saturday, April 30

Lenten Film Series – Christian Heroes
. 7:30 p.m. in Stack Hall, Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. All are invited to the final night of this film series. Film will be shown after the 6 p.m. Mass and a light soup meal at 7 p.m. Free admission. Bill, (510) 733-9880 or Dennie, (510) 538-6071.

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SPIRITUALITY

April 11, 18, 25
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, clairelascola@yahoo.com.

April 11, 25

Fil/Am Ministry at St. Clement Parish
. 7:30 p.m. at the parish center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Meets every second and fourth Mondays. Contact: Simon Medrano, president. (510) 303-2965.

April 12, 19, 26

Rosary and Prayer Group
. 6 p.m. (first Rosary prolife), 7 p.m. (second 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.

April 13, 20, 27

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, April 14

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.

April 14, 21, 28

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.

Friday, April 29

Taize: An Evening of Prayer Around the Cross
. 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Taize is an ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer offered in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the Cross. All are welcome. www.taizeontheisland.co.cc or taizeontheisland@yahoo.com.

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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. Dial (925) 689-0838 to schedule your hour.

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

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

April 21 – 24
Holy Week Retreat.
At San Damiano Retreat. “Be not afraid, I am with you.” Through these words we will explore the themes of finding peace with change and embracing a spirituality of letting go. The liturgies of Holy Week will highlight this retreat. Registration: April 21, 4 p.m.; ends with an Easter Sunday brunch. $240 private/$200 shared. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Sunday May 1

Retreat Day for Families
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenters: Zack Oelerich and Erin Davis Meyer. Come to this special day when San Damiano opens its doors to reconnect families and deepen their faith though their spiritual practice, service, and traditional values. Registration: 9 a.m., day, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $45/adults, $35/children 13 – 17, and $25/children 12 and under. Cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Friday, May 6

Mother’s Day of Renewal
. At San Damiano. Presenter: Father Evan Howard, OFM. Join us as we celebrate Mary, our mother, as well as all mothers. $25 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

May 20 – 22

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
. If you or someone you love is hurting after abortion, discover hope and healing at upcoming retreat. Confidential inquiries: (707) 967-1101, (415) 260-4406 or rachelsvineyard@gmail.com.

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Fundraisers

Fridays, April 15, 22
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.

Family Night Out Pasta Bingo Raffle Dinner
. 6 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena parish hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. $9/adults, $5/children 12 and under. A bingo packet of five games is $5 per package. Sponsor: The Italian Catholic Federation Branch No. 13. (925) 229-2665.

Saturday, April 16

St. Anne’s Y.L.I.’s Annual Salad Bar Luncheon
. St. Joseph School Auditorium, Pinole. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. $10/person. Anjee’s Dance Etc. will be providing entertainment. Proceeds help us give back to our community, such as St. Joseph’s Scholarship Fund. Lynn, (510) 223-0848.

Fashion Show
. Noon at Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Salad lunch, dessert, and beverages. Raffles and prizes. $10/person Lucille Fillenworth, (925) 252-9916 or Mary Meeker, (925) 252-1550. Sponsor: St. Mary Margaret Court 1450 Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Salad Bar Luncheon and Bingo!
Noon in the church auditorium, 22824 Third St., Hayward. $15 ticket includes luncheon and one bingo card; bingo pot split 50/50. Sponsor: All Saints Young Ladies Institute No. 166. Proceeds to charitable causes. Eugenia, (510) 785-4680.

Spring Auction Gala
. 5:30 p.m. at Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville. The Spring Auction is De La Salle High School’s annual gala event. Elegant sit-down dinner, fully hosted bar, music, dancing, silent and silent and live auctions. $125/person. Proceeds benefit co-curricular activities. Heather Pastorini, (925) 288-8106 or pastorinih@dlshs.org.

Teves Theatre Renovation Benefit Concert
. 7 p.m. at Moreau High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Featuring performances by current students and alumni in band, dance, theater and choir in support of a renovation of the school’s theater. $30/person; $10 Moreau students. Includes appetizers and refreshments. Purchase tickets or make a donation at www.moreaucatholic.org/teves or (510) 881-4300.

Friday, April 22

St. Mark Knights of Peter Claver Inc., Ladies Auxiliary Court 230 Annual Lenten Fish Fry. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at one of the member’s home. Snapper or catfish. $10/dinner. Rochelle Singleton, (510) 236-9632 or Juanita Bruns, (510) 235-5419.

April 27 – 28

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship Fund Trip
. 9:30 a.m. departure from Antioch to Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno. Return: April 28. $105 fare includes transportation, double-occupancy room and more. JoAnn Thilgen, (925) 625-0863.

Thursday, April 28

Spring Luncheon. Noon at St. Jerome’s Rohan Hall, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Proceeds benefit the students at St. Jerome and St. John schools. Reservations are necessary. Annette Bishop, (510) 526-9742 or June Felker, (510) 524-9827. Deadline: April 25. No tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsor: Y.L.I.Mother of Perpetual Help Institute No. 159.

Saturday, April 30

Spring Getaway: 11th Annual Spring Fling
. 11 a.m. (doors open), noon: salad luncheon, 1 p.m. bingo in Moran Hall, St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings (two!). Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Raymond #2057. Helen Martin, (925) 828-9376.

Casino Grande!
Benefit for the Bay Area Crisis Nursery. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Blackhawk Auto Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. Annual casino night with cars, dinner, drinks, and gaming. $70/person in advance. (925) 685-6633 or www.bacn.info.

Saturday, May 7

Annual Salad Bar Luncheon/Card Party
. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John Church Community Center, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Bridge, poker, pinochle, other card games and pokeno (similar to bingo). Or bring a board game and some friends. Games start at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, games continue afterwards. Raffle prizes, 50/50, and silent auction. Donation: $12/person. Advance paid registration required. Rose, (510) 278-2405. Sponsor: St. Gerard Women’s Club.

Saturday, May 14

“America’s Got Talent” Comes to St. Bonaventure
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road in Concord. The soulful sounds of Lawrence Beaman, who was a finalist on the TV show, will be accompanied by The Gold Coast Chamber Group, a classical string quartet. A benefit to help furnish the new ministry center. Free child care provided on the premises that night. $25/adults, $10/children 12 and under. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167557.

Saturday, May 21

Round Trip Bus to Silver Legacy Casino, Reno, NV
. Knights of Peter Claver Inc. Council 230 Richmond. $45/adult 21 and older. Bonus $10 free play and $3 food credit. William Cartwright, (510) 222-4398 or Sam Gibson, (510) 236-4610.

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EDUCATION

Tuesday, April 12
Catholics@Work Breakfast Event.
6:30 a.m. Mass, 7 a.m. breakfast and program at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Featured speaker: Heather King, author and commentator, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” $20/members, $25/non-members. www.catholicsatwork.org.

Wednesday, April 27

Awaken Your Catholic Faith
. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Catholic Community of Pleasanton, St. Elizabeth Seton, Room A. Beginning of six-part Awakening Faith sessions on Wednesdays. Topics include “Spirituality: What’s the Buzz,” “Can I Accept God’s Mercy?” and “Can the Mass Make My Life Meaningful?) No RSVP necessary. Father Joseph, (925) 474-2762.

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outreach

Sunday April 10
Bay Area Walk Against Genocide
. Noon at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Join the interfaith community from across the Bay Area in raising visibility and voices of survivors and descendents of the victims of past genocides. The walk will raise funds for ongoing services to conflict-affected civilians and advocate to prevent and end genocide. Information/registration visit www.walkagainstgenocide.org or call (510) 286-7919.

April 12, 20

Volunteer Opportunity
. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Oakland Blood Donation Center, 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Tour the Oakland Blood Donation Center and learn about ways to greet, inform and thank donors. Volunteers are also needed to deliver blood, contact donors or help with special projects. Anne, (510) 594-5165 or BlackstoneA@usa.redcross.org.

Monday, April 18

American Red Cross Blood Drive
. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parish hall of the Cathedral Parish of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. To schedule an appointment dial (800) 733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Sponsor Code: OAKDIO.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

April 15 – June 2
Stepping Stones On Your Grief Journey
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Continuation of eight-week series. Pre-registration required. A one-time $15 donation is requested. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Thursday, April 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, June 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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Reunions

Sunday, May 1
Reunion. 9 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 150 Anza Blvd., Burlingame at SFO. Current and former members, guests and friends will gather for a Mass and reunion. $30/buffet breakfast. Reservation deadline: April 14. $30/person. Sponsor: The Catholic Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area (SFCAC). Elinor Tanck, (408) 738-2511 or tancke@sbcglobal.net.

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golf

Monday, April 25
Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s 27th Annual Golf Classic
. At Diablo Country Club in Danville. $250 cost includes a donation to support CCEB’s vital programs. All are welcome. Sponsorships also available. Joe Vallor, (510) 768-3138 or jvallor@cceb.org.

Holy Names University’s 10th Annual Red Rose Invitational Golf Tournament
. At Claremont Country Club, 5285 Broadway Terrace, Oakland. 10:30 a.m. check-in. Proceeds support the Mission Scholarship Fund. Frances Renty Williams, (510) 436-1014, fwilliams@hnu.edu.

Monday, May 9

St. Vincent’s Day Home Centennial Golf Tournament
. 10:30 a.m. at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland. Come out for a fun-filled day. Compete for tee prizes. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent’s Day Home as it celebrates its 100th year of nurturing children and assisting their parents who are working to improve the lives of their families despite economic, educational, and social obstacles. (510) 832-8324, www.svdh.org.

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