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 July 5, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Musical camp
The Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers (GGBC), a Pueri Cantores Choir (Catholic) in the Oakland Diocese, is offering a summer program for boys ages 6 to 12 from July 31 to Aug. 13 at the Diocesan Youth Retreat Center in Lafayette. This will be an opportunity for the campers to learn and use music in the liturgy as well as study theory, sight-singing, ear teaching and more. Resident and day camp options are available. Sport activities and arts and craft are also included. Information: www.ggbc.org or (510) 887-4311.


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.

Saturday, July 9
2nd Annual Pro-Life Conference
. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. The title of the conference is “Gift of Life-Fruit of the Divine Mercy: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: Unborn, Disabled and Elderly.” Speakers include: Father Jim Sullivan of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Fremont. Guest speaker: Dr. Ligaya Acosta from the Philippines. $25 donation includes lunch. Sponsor: The Divine Mercy Eucharistic Society. Questions/Information: thedivinemercyjesus@gmail.com or www.divinemercywestcoast.org.

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July 5, 12, 19
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.

July 5, 19

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

July 5, 12, 19

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.

July 5, 12, 19

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.

July 6, 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.

Wednesday, July 6

Taizé Prayer Around the Cross
. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 22824 2nd St., Hayward. Join us for this candlelit prayer service where we meet God in song, the Word, and silent wonder. Quiet your mind, open your heart, and feed your soul. Participating churches: All Saints, Transfiguration, Our Lady of Grace, St Bede, St. Clement, St Joachim. Francis Tanjuatco, (650) 678-7739.

Thursday, July 7

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.

Saturday, July 9

Day of Reflection: Out of the Shadows and Into the Light: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sonnino Mission House, 2800 Milvia St., Berkeley. The Missionaries of the Precious Blood invite you to a day of prayer to explore the role the faith community plays in helping erase the stigma of mental illness. People of faith believe that embracing our pain, educating others, and sharing information and resources helps to erase the stigma. Participants will also honor the memory of those whose mental illness were terminal and resulted in suicide. There will also be time for personal reflection and dialogue. Reserve a place: (510) 665-7858.

July 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 Monday. Contact: Simon Medrano, president. (510) 303-2965.

Wednesday, July 13

Re-energize Mid-Week with Taize Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Maryknoll Center, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. In the midst of a hectic week, experience the re-energizing power of Christ with music and contemplative prayer led by Ruth Picha, spiritual director. Second Wednesdays. Kris East, (510) 276-5021; www.maryknoll.us.

Rosary in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima
. 7:30 p.m. at the grotto outside Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, petitions, singing. The 13th of every month through Oct. 13. Charles Eduru, (510) 556-9267.

Saturday, July 16

Saturday Night with Jesus
. Charismatic Healing Mass. Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A. St (near 13th St.), Antioch. Sponsor: the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office, Diocese of Oakland. Information: (925) 828-6644.

Tuesday, July 19

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

Friday, July 22

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.

Sunday, August 7

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. All are welcome who wish to gather in prayer and in a spirit of Ecumenism. Participating churches: Hillcrest Congregational Church; Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church; Seventh-Day Adventist Church; and Christ the King Church, all in Pleasant Hill.

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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 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), 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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July 8 – 10
Silent Men and Women’s Retreat
. At St. Clare’s Retreat, 2381 Laurel Glen Road, Soquel. “Miracle of the Heart” with presenter Dominican Father Serge Propst, Weekend reservations must be made by mail and accompanied by a $10 non-refundable deposit per person. $120 single/$110 double. stclares@sbcglobal.net or (831) 423-8093.

July 8, 29, August 12

Celebrating the Season of Joy!
At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Join Nancy Burchett, Rena Grant ad Kathy Miranda for this series. Through various forms of creative expression, participants will identify ways that joy surrounds us and is within us. Registration: 8:30 a.m. and the day: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $60 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, July 16

Interreligious Interaction
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. “Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt: A 21st Century Message of Peace and Possibility.” Presented by Kathy Warren, a Sister of St. Francis of Minnesota, who offers retreats related to Muslim/Christian interaction and peacemaking. People of all faiths are welcome to come and engage in open, respectful conversation. Option to arrive July 15 and stay till July 17. Cost: $45 for July 16. Register online: www.sandamiano.org or call (925) 837-9141, ext. 315.

Art as Prayer and Meditation Workshop
. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Presenter: Beverly Terlep, artist and art therapist. Participants will learn how reflecting on and making art can be a form of prayer and meditation. Different visual prayer forms will be explored during this hands-on workshop, as well as time for reflection and sharing. $45 fee includes lunch and art supplies. Register: www.vallombrosa.org or (650) 325-5614.

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Saturday, July 16
Country Hoedown. 5:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd. in San Lorenzo. Begins with no-host cocktails followed by “grub” at 6 p.m. Face painting, country line dancing, entertainment and door prizes. $15/adults; $6/kids. Proceeds go to St. John Capital Campaign, Pat, (510) 278-4161 or Lorraine, (510) 276-5025. Deadline: July 11.

July 16 – 17

Third Annual Festival at St. James the Apostle Parish in Fremont. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Celebration will include music, entertainment, ethnic food as well as children’s games and prize drawings. Booth sponsorships are also available. Solita Cruz, (510) 972-0258.

Sunday, July 23

2nd Annual Adobo Feed Dinner and Dance. 5:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish Gymnasium, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Featuring Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble. Dinner will precede the performance. $40/person donation is requested. Proceeds will go towards parish improvement fund and vocation fund. Sponsor: Simbang Gabi and Knights of Columbus 9206 ministries. Tickets: Arnel Tecson, (925) 548-0423, arnel.tecson@hotmail.com or visit www.sjasr.org.

Thursday, August 11

22nd Annual Salad Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall (next to the Old Mission), 43148 Mission Blvd. in Fremont. $10 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Tickets: Eleanor Chesterman, (510) 657-2758. Make checks payable to CDA Ct. #1508. Prepaid tickets may be picked up at the door on August 11. Proceeds go to the Court’s charities. Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Father Francisco de Lasuen #1508.

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Thursday, July 14
The Moral Implications of Climate Change
. 7-9pm, St. Michael Church in the Large Hall, 350 Maple Street, Livermore. Guest Speakers: Dr. Anthony Strawa, NASA and Chair of the Diocese of San Jose’s Climate Change Initiative, Dr. Curt Covey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Come and learn about global climate change and its impact on the poor and God’s Creation. Admission is free; a goodwill donation of $5 is suggested. For more information: http://stm-scm.blogspot.com

Through July 20

Class: “Overview of the Four Gospels
.” 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Holy Spirit-Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Ann Naffziger, who will be teaching this six-week course, said that there will be no “homework” except that the class will read each gospel in its entirety during the course. “It’s not as hard as it sounds,” she added. Information/registration: Ann, (510) 521-8011 or ann@gospelliving.org.

Through Aug. 13

New Testament Greek Class
. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Enhance your understanding of Scripture by learning the language in which the Gospels were written. Contact instructor: R.C. Spencer-O’Hare for more information: (510) 709-8120 or latin4all@sbcglobal.net.

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Saturday, July 23
First Annual East Bay Food Fight
. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Jack London Square in Oakland. The event features six executive chefs battling onstage before a panel of VIP judges, food demos, and signature menu tastings from more than 40 local restaurants, brewers and vintners. Proceeds benefit the Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, which provides people in poverty with classroom training, hands-on skill development and employment support for careers in the culinary industry. Tickets: www.eastbayfoodfight.org.

Saturday, August, 6
Celebrating the Ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
. 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at St. Edward School, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. RSVP: Sharon Bradley, (510) 793-7242 or sbradley@stedwardnewark.org.

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July 7, 21
Breast Cancer Support Group
. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. All women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or are a breast cancer survivor, are invited to these informal meetings which are led by a breast cancer survivor. Support groups have been shown to decrease distress and improve quality of life. Meets on 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Contacts: Maria Hartung, (925) 831-2475 or mariahartung@yahoo.com; Faith Formation, (925) 362-1901.

Thursdays, July 14, 28

Stepping Stones on Your Grief Journey
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. All who are grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to this bi-monthly grief workshop/support group. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings from June 23 to August 25. No pre-registration is necessary. Open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Thursday, July 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, Aug. 6

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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Sunday, July 10
Presentation High School, San Francisco
. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco. Alumnae and Friends of the Sisters are invited to an All Classes Reunion. Come, catch-up with one another; plus, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, refreshments and more. Information: www.presentationsisterssf.org.

Saturday, July 16

Carondelet/De La Salle High Schools in Concord
. Class of 1986 – 25 Year Reunion. At Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek. Information: Mary Frevele, (CHS), (925) 686-5353, ext. 155 or Tim Roberts (DLS), (925) 288-8171.

Wednesday, July 27

Reunion Luncheon. At the Irish Cultural Center, 2700 – 45th Ave., San Francisco. The San Joseph College/School of Nursing invites all alumni for this luncheon. Cost: $30; Reservations: July 1. Betty Jerabek, (650) 589-6233 or Anne Politeo, (415) 221-8382, or tajsf@att.net.

Saturday, July 30

Carondelet/De La Salle High Schools in Concord
. Class of 1991 – 20 Year Reunion. At Pyramid Alehouse/private party in Walnut Creek. Information: Mary Frevele, (CHS), (925) 686-5353, ext. 155 or Tim Roberts (DLS), (925) 288-8171.



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