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 September 19, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Talk by Papal Theologian
Dominican Father Wojciech Giertych, a Dominican friar of the Polish province who has been serving as the theologian to the papal household since 2005, will talk at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Free and open to public. www.dspt.edu or (510) 849-2030.


Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4
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.

Sept. 20, Oct. 4

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.

Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5

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.

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.

Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6

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, Sept. 23

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.

Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 24

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.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 7 p.m. at Resurrection Episcopal, 300 Gregory Lane, 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; and Christ the King Church, Seventh-Day Adventist, 800 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill, all in Pleasant Hill.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

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.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Prayer Group. At St. Philip Neri Church, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda. Meets second Thursday of the month at 9 a.m., after 8:30 a.m. Mass. Roberta, (510) 521-4478.

Friday, Oct. 21

Taize Prayer Around the Cross
. 8-9:15 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance is on Mission Tierra Place and the Old Mission San Jose) in Fremont. Open to all. If you are unable to attend, know that you will be held 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.
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.

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.


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 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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Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Franciscan Spiritual Retreat.
At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Capuchin Father Michael Crosby. Using Powerpoint, this weekend will probe with fresh eyes some of the key theme of Franciscanism. Registration: from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 30, ends with lunch at noon Oct. 2. $215 private room/$185 shared. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or online registration: www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Spiritual Spa Day for Women
. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenters: Rena Grant, MA, and Kathy Miranda, MA. Together we will discover ways to awaken our senses to delight in the joyful moments in our lives. Prayer and ritual, guided imagery, collage, body movement and quiet reflection will be included in the day. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $55 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Oct. 21-22

Young Adult Fall Retreat
with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. 6 p.m. Friday-6 p.m. Saturday at 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Presenter: Sister Maryann Cantlon, CSJ. Theme: Transformation …”we will examine the idea of transformation, risk and reconciliation — with God and others.” For men and women ages 21-40. Free will offering. RSVP: by Oct. 17 at blessings@msjdominicans.org. Send your prayer requests to: requestprayers@msjdominicans.org.

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Saturday, Oct. 29
St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilot Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner.
6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. family-style dinner, in SJND Kelly Gymnasium. Raffles and prizes and more. $20/adults, $15/Booster Club members, $12/students and seniors, $10/children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit all SJND Athletics. boosters@sjnd.org.

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Saturday, Sept. 17
Bi-monthly Bible Study Class
. 9-1 a.m. at the St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Bro. Knight Harry Herman, MTS ‘07, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, will conduct the class which will involve the study of both the Old and New Testaments. Members of nearby Catholic parishes and non-Catholic churches are welcome at this second meeting.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Middle School Day. 4-7 p.m.at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Drive, Oakland. Open to all 5th to 8th grade girls. A day for games, science experiments and other educational activities. The girls will also interact with students from neighboring schools. RSVP to the admissions office: (510) 450-1110, ext. 119.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Contemplative Outreach Annual Conference — Day of Enrichment
. 9 a.m.- p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Burlingame. Presentations will focus on Centering Prayer and living contemplatively in contemporary society. Information: www.contemplativeoutreach.org, (973) 838-3384, Olsiana@coutreach.org.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Holy Names High School Open House
. Noon-1:30 p.m. at 4660 Harbord Drive, Oakland. (510) 450-1110, ext. 119.

Oct. 3, 10, 24

Medieval Mondays
. 7-9 p.m. in Kozina Hall at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. A four-evening seminar series for adults opening up the Middle Ages for 21st Century minds through hands-on activities, lecture and film. Space is limited. Register for any or all sessions by Sept. 26 by e-mailing registration request to Rebecca O’Hare at latin4all@sbcglobal net.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Book Review. 1 p.m. in conference room at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. (Enter on Kearney Street in back of the church.) Title: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Donation: $15. Benefit for Cameron Early Intervention School. Deadline: Oct. 4. Reservations: Theresa Parella, (510) 525-4534 or Gloria Martinucci, (510) 526-8749.

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Saturday, Sept. 22
In My Corner. 8 p.m. in LeFevre Theater, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga. Joe Orrach, a St. Mary’s LEAP (Liberal Education for Arts Professionals) graduate brings his autobiographical solo show, “In My Corner” to the Moraga campus. It is the story of a Puerto-Rican/Italian kid growing up in a family dominated by a violent ex-boxer father and kids’ coming of age. Orrach is accompanied by a jazz ensemble led by music director and world class pianist Matthew Clark. $15/general admission, $10/seniors (65-plus) and non-SMC students and $5 for Saint Mary’s faculty, staff and students. Reservations: (925) 631-4679.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Birthright of Concord’s Second Annual September Spaghetti Dinner
at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Knights of Columbus Council 6038 is sponsoring the dinner which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person for dinner and entertainment. There will be gift basket opportunity drawings. For reservations, please call the Birthright office at (925) 798-7228.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Immaculée Ilibagiza
, author of “Left to Tell,” a story of Rwandan genocide, speaks at 7 p.m. at Bishop O’Dowd High School, 9500 Stearns Ave., Oakland. Tickets: $15. Marguerite Green at (510) 577-9100, ext. 111, or mgreen@bishopodowd.org

Sunday, Oct. 2

National SVDP Society Walkathon
-Friends of the Poor Walk. 2-6 p.m. at Moreau High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Help raise awareness of those suffering around us.

Oct. 7-8

24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
at St. Jarlath Church, 3210 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. Mass and Exposition begin at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 7 and will continue for 24 hours before concluding with Mass at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Chautauqua 17: A Diocesan Multi-Ethnic Celebration. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. All are invited to this celebration sponsored by the diocesan Ethnic Pastoral Centers. www.oakdiocese.org/chautauqua.

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Sept. 8-Oct. 27
Healing Your Grief Workshops
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Grieving people need time and space to honor their grief. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. One-time $15 donation is requested. Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 20

Breast Cancer Support Group
. 6:30 p.m.-: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 led by a breast cancer survivor. Meets on 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Contacts: Maria Hartung, (925) 831-2475 or mariahartung@yahoo.com; Faith Formation, (925) 362-1901.

Sept. 22–Oct. 27

Companions on your Grief Journey
. Thursday evenings at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss and leaves most of us in a state of shock, confusion and sadness. Take time and space to honor your grief. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Nora Petersen, (925) 939-7911, ext. 107, or npetersen@sjvianney.org.

Saturday, Oct. 1

No More Secrets
— Bimonthly Support Group for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse. 11 a.m.- 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.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7 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.

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Sept. 24, Oct. 15
St. David School Annual Pasta Feed and Fall Festival
at 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Sept. 24 Pasta Feed: 6 p.m. $12 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Oct. 15 Fall Festival: begins with parade at 10 a.m., ends with BBQ dinner at 6 p.m. Also includes game booths, ethnic food, a cake walk, and more (510) 232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

Sept. 24-25

St. Clement Parish/School Festival.
9 a.m.-8 p.m. at 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Live entertainment, music, dancing, international food, games and Karaoke singing contest.

Our Lady of Grace Church Festival
. Sept. 24: noon-10 p.m.; Sept. 25: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Live entertainment, games for all ages and more. Sunday morning pancake breakfast (8:30-11 a.m.) Admission and parking are free.

Saturday, Sept. 25

St. Jerome Parish Festival
. Noon -4 p.m. at 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Games and prizes for all ages; arts, crafts and gifts for sale; tri-tip BBQ lunch and more. StJeromeEC.org, (510) 525-0876.

Saturday, Oct. 1

El Rancho Day Carnival
. Noon-7 p.m. at St. Joseph Elementary School, 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Festa di Ottobre. No-host cocktails at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. at St. Theresa Church Basement Hall, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland. Hosted by The Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 223. Menu includes gnocchi with pesto, BBQ Italian tri-tip and more. $18/adults; $8/children 7-17 years of age. Reservations due by Sept. 25. Send check, payable to I.C.F. Branch No. 223 to Holly Raineri, 1074 Annerly Road, Piedmont, CA 94610.

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Saturday, Sept. 24
Christ the King School 50th Anniversary
at 195 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Family, friends and alumni are welcome to celebrate 50 years of Catholic education in Pleasant Hill, with 5 p.m. Mass followed by refreshments, open house and the unveiling of the new amphitheater. (925) 685-1109 or dwilson@ctkschool.org.

Holy Names High School, Class of 1976, 35th reunion
. 11:30 a.m. at Scott’s Restaurant in Jack London Square. No-host cocktails and noon luncheon. $35/person. RSVP: kellyhodginsbod@gmail.com, Dearmas88@mcn.org. Facebook page: HolyNamesHighSchoolClassof’76@groups.facebook.com.

Saturday, Sept. 30

The Salesian High School Grand Reunion
for the Classes of 1966, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, 2001 and 2006. 6-8 p.m. at Salesian High School in Richmond. Presentation High graduates of these years are also invited. Then, plan to attend the Red and Black Ball until 11 p.m. These are two separate events. Ball tickets: $45/person and guests are welcomed to attend.

Saturday, Oct. 1

St. Mary’s High School Class of 1991 Reunion
. Social and dinner on the campus. $55/person. Joanne Marchetti Howe, (510) 559-6220 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

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