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 May 9, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Oral history of a saint
St. Edith Stein, a renowned Jewish philosopher from Breslau, Germany, converted to Catholicism and in 1933 entered a Carmelite convent in Germany. When the Germans conquered Holland, she was deported to Auschwitz and gassed. Stein was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998 and later named a Patroness of Europe. Her many literary works are now being published in 26 volumes. The saint’s niece, Susanne Batzdorff of Santa Rosa, will tell the dramatic story of her aunt and her impact from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 15, followed by a reception, at Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. Suggested donation, $10. The event is sponsored by the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies; Temple Beth Sholom; and the Ecumenical and Interreligious Commission of the Diocese of Oakland. For more information: www.gerlindinstitute.org under “Mündliche Geschichtsreihe” or dial Marion at (510) 430-2673, or e-mail marion@gerlindinstitute.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. Free parking at the Cathedral. (510) 832-5057.

Friday, May 13
. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light. Join Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and others before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration and prayer for the four transitional deacons who will soon be ordained to the priesthood. They are: Alexander Castillo, Edilberto Castanas, Rafal Duda and Gerald Pedrera. Sponsor: the Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Diocese of Oakland (CEDDO). Information: Pam Hamilton, ceddo@oakdiocese.org or www.ceddo.org/Bulletin--04-14-2011.pdf.

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May 9, 16, 23
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.

May 9, 23

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.

May 10, 17, 24

Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer Group
. 6 p.m. rosary, 6:30 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet in Mary’s Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2634 Pleasant St., Oakland.
Perpetual Help Novena/Prayer. 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. (925) 432-6404.

May 10, 24

Faith Sharing Prayer Group
. 7:30 p.m. in Marian room at Transfiguration Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Bible reading, faith sharing, rosary, petitions, potluck, etc. Every other Tuesday. Charles, (510) 566-9267.

May 11, 18, 25

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, May 12

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

May 12, 19, 26

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

Saturday, May 14

Parish Mission. 9 a.m. at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Martinez. Day-long spiritual conference, featuring Father Wade Menezes, a member of the Fathers of Mercy, a missionary preaching religious congregation, will give a three-talk presentation on “Sin, Conversion and the Call to Holiness.” (510) 228-2230.

Friday, May 20

Taize: An Evening of Prayer Around the Cross
. 8 p.m., 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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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. Dial (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 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., Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd. (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Contact blessings@msjdominicans.org or dial (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, May 14
Young Adult Spring Retreat
. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. (510) 933-6335 or blessings@msjdominicans.org. Deadline: May 9.

Friday, May 20

Spiritual Spa Day for Women
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. 8:30 a.m.: registration; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Day. Join Rena Grant and Kathy Miranda for a nurturing day to discover, remember and hope while learning ways to be open to joyful spirits. $65 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at 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.

May 23 – 27

Silent Contemplative Retreat
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Take time to be still and to listen deeply to the Divine Mystery within with Sister Ishpriya. May 23: registration, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., May 27: retreat ends at 11 a.m., $360 private/$300 shared. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

June 3 – 5

Scripture Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Join Passionist Father Tom Bonacci for this retreat, “The Voice of Women in Ancient Texts,” and celebrate the fullness of what it means to be a human person. Registration: June 3, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; June 5: retreat ends with lunch at noon. $225 private/$195 shared. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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Saturday, May 14
Day at the Races. 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Golden Gate Fields in Albany. A benefit for the Youth Scholarship Fund. $40 cost includes Turf Club admission, buffet luncheon and valet parking. Sponsor: Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 336, St. Benedict Church, Oakland.

Saturday, May 14

Spring Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Light refreshments will follow the concert, at which time audience members can meet and congratulate the young men and boys. Suggested offering at the door: $10/adults, $5 senior/youth 14 and under, free for children 6 or younger. For more information visit: www.ggbc.org.

“America’s Got Talent” Comes to St. Bonaventure
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, 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
. Knight 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.

Dominican Sisters Vision of Hope’s 4th Annual Day at the Races
. At Golden Gate Fields in Albany. Enjoy free valet parking, admission to the Turf Club, racing form and brunch/prime rib buffet. Reserved seating in the first two rows, $80/person; regular open seating $60/person. Main raffle includes four chances at owner’s seat tickets at Giant’s game and $100 shopping spree at Nordstrom’s. Also the popular door prize raffle and silent auction with many other prizes for those attending (must be present to win!) (510) 533-5768 or www.visionofhope.org. Ticket deadline: May 11.

Rib Cook-Off and Car Show
. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the corner of Church Street and Second Street in Livermore. Awards will be given for the top ribs as well in several categories for the car show. All are invited to participate in the fun by tasting ribs and other food and check out the hot rod cars. No cost for admission. Proceeds will go help the Knights and their charitable activities which are directed toward those who live in the Livermore community. Sponsor: Livermore Knights of Columbus, www.kofc4588events.org.

May 28, 29

Memorial Day Weekend Used Book Sale
. In Father Kozina Hall at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Used secular and Catholic books, fiction and non-fiction, CD’s, DVD’s, Bibles, missals and much more. Proceeds to be used for the parish’s St. Joseph Guardian of the Redeemer Library. Lily Mullen, (925) 827-1946.

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Tuesday, May 10
Do We Need a Vatican III?
7:30 p.m. in Borromeo Hall, Saint Charles Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave. in Livermore. Presenter Father Dan Danielson, a retired priest of the Oakland Diocese, will look at the pros and cons for a Vatican III in this day and age, in light of ecumenism with other Christian Churches and dialogue with non-Christian religions. All are invited to this final session of the parish’s L.I.F.E. season. A $5 freewill offering is appreciated for speaker costs. Julie at (925) 447-4549 ext. 114 or upcatholic@aol.com.

Thursday May 12

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. in Mullen Commons, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Join the parish in reading and a discussion of “Exodus from Hunger,” by David Beckman. “Exodus from Hunger” is a book of hope. Beckman believes “God is moving in our time to end hunger, and we are invited to be part of this great liberation.” Books are available at exodusfromhunger.org, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Carol Addison, (925) 935-4833.

Friday, May 13

Christians in the Holy Land
. 8 p.m. in parish hall, Saint Ambrose Church, 1145 Gilman at Cornell, Berkeley. Barbara Erickson and Vivian Zelaya, local Catholics, answered the invitation from Palestinian Christians to witness life in the Holy Land. Their multimedia presentation will show us how the descendants of the first Christians and their Mulim neighbors are meeting the challenges of life in the Holy Land. Free admission. (510) 499-0537.

Sunday, May 29

Film: “Karol: The Pope, The Man.”
2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael Hall, 348 Maple St., Livermore. This highly acclaimed feature film by Ignatius Press focuses on the papacy of John Paul II and the tremendous impact he had on the Church and the world. Details: http:/stm-fet.blogspot.com. Free.

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Wednesday, May 11
Free Concert. 6:30 p.m., reception; 7 p.m.: program at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. “Nourish Your Neighborhood,” a free benefit concert of contemporary and classical music featuring Donna Stoering, concert pianist and vocalist, and Erin Nolan, violist. Free to public but donations are appreciated. Sponsor: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady of Lourdes Conference. www.NourishYourNeighborhood.eventbrite.com or (510) 451-1790.

Sunday, May 15

Voices of Musica Sacra
. 3 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. “Peace: American Choral Music 1864 – 2011,” will feature some of the most beautiful and peaceful works by 20th and 21st Century composers, including Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. John Kendall Bailey, music director. $20/adults, $15/students, seniors, free/children 5 – 12. (925) 944-5239 or www.vmschorus.org, info@vmschorus.org.

Saturday, May 28

Meet and Greet. 4:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Café, 4775 Hacienda Drive, Dublin. Sponsor: The Catholic Alumni Club of the Bay Area. CAC is a chapter of CACI, a national organization for single Catholic professional men and women to meet and share their faith at variety of enjoyable and interesting activities. Membership is open to men and women who are single, Catholic, free to marry in the Catholic Church, at least 21 years of age, four-year or two-year college degree or equivalent or registered nurse. Dorothy Hann, dorthi@hotmail.com, (925) 735-0208, http://catholicsingles-sfbayarea.com.

Sunday, June 12

Celebrating the Ministry of Karen Mangini
. Mass: 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord; Dinner reception: 6 p.m. at the Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Reservation deadline: June 6. $35/adults; $25 youth. Information: www.stagnesconcord.com under school info/forms section. Response cards should be mailed to St. Agnes School Office/Retirement Celebration, 3990 Chestnut Ave., Concord 94521; or Lisa Karmann, (925) 586-7647.

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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, May 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.

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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May 28, 29
Saint Mary’s High School Golden Reunion Weekend
. The Class of 1961 will join the Class of 2011 for the annual Baccalaureate Mass on the Berkeley school campus on May 28, and for the May 29 graduation at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. A Saturday reunion dinner follows the Mass and a family barbecue follows the graduation on May 29. For details, cost and reservation: Joanne Howe, (510) 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

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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 facing economic, educational and social obstacles. (510) 832-8324, www.svhd.org.

Brother Maris Golf Tournament. 10:30 a.m. at Round Hill Country Club, Alamo. A day of fun to fund scholarships at De La Salle High School in Concord. Activities include: contests, $100,000 hole-in-one shootout, food and more. $210/person. Register online: www.dlshs.org. Tim Roberts, (925) 288-8171 or roberts@dlshs.org.



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