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 November 7, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 19   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Mark and Luke
Ann Naffziger will present the “Infant Narratives of Mark and Luke on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Concord. All are invited to this opportunity for academic learning and faith sharing. Participants will meet in the chapel of St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. There is no charge.


Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29
Rosary and Divine Mercy prayer group
. 6 p.m. rosary, 6:30 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet in Mary’s Chapel, St. Jarlath Church, 2634 Pleasant St., Oakland.
Perpetual Help novena/prayer. 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg, (925) 432-6404.

Nov. 8, 22

Faith-sharing prayer group
. 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday, Marian room, Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Bible reading, faith sharing, rosary, petitions, potluck, etc. Charles, (510) 566-9267.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Conversations on prayer. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2800 Milvia St., Berkeley. Father Jim Franck, a Missionary of the Precious Blood, will guide the discussion and reflection about our relationship with Christ and with each other through prayer. Lunch provided. Donations accepted. (510) 665-7858 or sonnino.cppsca@gmail.com.

Re-energize mid-week with Taize around the Cross
. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. second Wednesdays, 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. Kris East, (510) 276-5021; www.maryknoll.us.

Nov. 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 Drive, Bay Point, (925) 550-0679.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Prayer group. 9 a.m. after 8:30 a.m. Mass, second Thursdays, St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda. Roberta, (510) 521-4478.

Friday, Nov. 11

Eucharistic Adoration for yout
h. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Parish, 825 Seventh St., Rodeo. Encounter Jesus in the Holy Eucharist through adoration, praise and thanksgiving with prayerful music, guided meditation and the opportunity for Confession. (510) 799-4406.

Nov. 14, 21, 28

Weekly meditation groups in the John Main tradition
. 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Keeley Center, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Claire La Scola, (925) 447-9800, clairelascola@yahoo.com.

Nov. 14, 28

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

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. Charles Eduru, (510) 556-9267.

Nov. 17, 24

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

Friday, Nov. 18

Taize (prayer around the Cross)
. 8-9 p.m. third Fridays, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. (510) 657-2468.

Dec. 1, 2

Pilgrimages and youth
. 7 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 41933 Blacow Road, Fremont. Father Jim Sullivan, parochial vicar, describes his ministry with youth and young adults in both North and South America, and the impact pilgrimages and shrines have on the young. Light refreshments and beverages provided. In Spanish Dec. 1 and in English Dec. 2.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Day of Reflection. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 41933 Blacow Road, Fremont. Father Jim Sullivan of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Fremont, will lead this day of reflection which begins with Mass. Free lunch provided. RSVP: Nov. 28 to lfisher7544@comcast.net or (925) 785-1969.

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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.


9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Holy Spirit Chapel, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro, (510) 614-2765.

7:30-8:30 p.m. in the chapel, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Ave., Concord, (925) 682-5447.

Mondays, Wednesdays

12:45-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.

8 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
, Benediction in Mary’s Chapel, 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,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), 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), 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), 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
., St. Monica Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga, (925) 376-6900.

First Fridays

7:30-8:45 p.m
., Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, Charles, (510) 566-9267.

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Friday, Nov. 11
Study day for clergy and ministers.
9 a.m. registration, retreat from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Franciscan Father Garrett Galvin. The Gospel of Mark will be the focus of this day where we will come to a deeper understanding of this gospel and the readings of the Advent season. $45 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Nov. 11-13

Pan de Vida Retreat
. At Presentation Parish in Sacramento. Young people, ages 13-30, are invited to a weekend encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. For information and schedules visit www.Presentationparish.org.

Friday, Nov. 18

Merton as mystic and prophet
. 9 a.m. registration, retreat from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Clare Ronzani. This retreat day will include reflection on the insights of this remarkable monk, mystic and prophet. $70 cost includes lunch. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Nov. 18-20

In God’s womb.
At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. During this retreat we will reconnect with the relationship with God we had as children, through our adulthood and as we move into the wisdom years. Registration: from 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, ends with lunch Nov. 20. $250 private/$220 shared. (925) 837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

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Thursday, Nov. 10
Harvest luncheon and fair
. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Soda Center, St. Mary’s College, Moraga. Attendees to this event, formerly known as “Trinkets and Treasures,” can browse and purchase “true treasures” at nominal prices. A traditional Thanksgiving menu will be served at noon. A “preview” of the treasures will be from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9. Sponsor: St. Mary’s College Guild. Dolores, (510) 376-4339.

Nov. 11-13

Autumn harvest sale and raffle
. At St. Albert Parish Hall, 1022 Holly St., Alameda. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12: after 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses Nov. 13. Craft items such as quilts, knitted and crocheted items will be available as well as vintage/like and new jewelry and unused re-giftable items. Bake sale features homemade food (jams/jellies, cookies, cakes, etc.). Hosted by St. Philip Neri-St. Albert the Great Parish in Alameda. (510) 373-5200.

Saturday, Nov. 12

St. Leander Church ravioli fall fundraiser
. 5:30-8 p.m., Ryan-O’Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. All-you-can-eat ravioli dinner. Tickets: $10. Desserts available for $1 a slice. No host bar. Information: (510) 895-5631.
Zydeco dance. 6-10 p.m., St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) Tickets: $15/pre-sale and $20/at the door. Good food will also be sold onsite. The event features Mark St. Mary and is sponsored by the St. Columba KPC Auxiliary Court No. 127. Children under 13 years of age are not admitted. (510) 527-0232.

Bay Area Crisis Nursery fall gala fundraiser: The Glamour of Giving
. 6-11 p.m., Diablo Country Club, Diablo. An evening of entertainment, dinner, auctions and wines. All proceeds to help prevent child abuse. Tickets: $95/person. Sandy Hathaway, (925) 685-6633 or sandy.hathaway@bacn.info.

Friends of Serra High School Auction
. Juniper Serra High School in San Mateo. The evening includes a silent and live auction, dinner and dancing. Open to the community. Tickets: $100 per person. Information/registration: www.serrahs.com/auction.

Sunday, Nov. 13

Gospel Explosion – Hope for Haiti
. 5 p.m., St. Columba Parish, Oakland. Five distinguished “gospel” artists in the East Bay – including Ronny Mills and Inspired Catholic Voices – are teaming up with St. Columba Parish to raise scholarship money for 170 impoverished students in Haiti for this current school year. (510) 654-7600.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8
Catholics@Work breakfast event
. At Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. 7 a.m. full buffet breakfast followed by presentation. (6:30 a.m. Mass is offered at the same location.) Speaker: Theresa Deisher, CEO of AVM Biotechnology and president of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute. SCPI was founded to promote public awareness about the widespread use of electively aborted fetal material in drug discovery, development and commercialization. Deisher says we need to address issues that are polarizing our nation: the safety of vaccinations, the true promise of stem cell research and the conscience rights of healthcare professionals. $20 members, $25 non members. Registration recommended: www.catholicsatwork.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Conversations on prayer
. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sonnino Mission House in Berkeley. Father Jim Franck, a Missionary of the Precious Blood and senior priest in residence at St. Edward Parish in Newark, will guide a discussion and reflection about our relationship with Christ and with each other. Also two brief presentations, time for reflection, prayer and discussion. Lunch will be provided. David Matz, (510) 665-7858 or sonnino.cpps.ca@gmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Hope for the Holidays
. 11 a.m., Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road. Lafayette. After the loss of a loved one, every day is a challenge. But the holidays bring on additional stress and grief. All are welcome to attend this pre-holiday grief support workshop where attendees can share, be heard and gain some practical skills to maneuver through the holidays. Presenter: Father Padraig Greene, parochial administrator of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton as well as a leader, educator and facilitator of grief support in the Oakland Diocese and in Ireland. (925) 932-0900.

Honoring the ministry of Presentation Sisters in Berkeley
. 2 p.m. at old St. Joseph’s/Presentation High School site at Jefferson and Addison in Berkeley. All are invited to attend the dedication ceremony of a plaque that honors the presence and role of the Sisters of the Presentation in the educational history of Berkeley. The plaque was intended to be placed when the UT University Terrace was built in 1993-1994, but it was never installed. Reception to follow. Free event. RSVP (for planning purposes): Helen Harwood, hharwood@pbvmsf.org.

CDA Court Anniversary
. At Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano, 2741 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 1450 St. Mary Margaret is celebrating its 64th Anniversary. $20/person (members and guests) payable to CDA by Nov. 2. Questions/information: Josie Torres, (925) 432-2265 or April Ortega, (925) 360-0627.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Documentary: Race to Nowhere
. 6:15 p.m. at the Assumption School Gym, 1851— 135th Ave., San Leandro. Race to Nowhere points to a silent epidemic in the school system where cheating has become common place, students have become disengaged and are beset by stress-related illness, depressed and burned-out. The film calls to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current rules on how best to prepare young people for life as contributing citizens. A Q and A period follows the screening featuring a panel of local educators, parents and counselors from the San Leandro community. $10/online in advance at rtnassumption.eventbrite.com or $15/at the door. Open to the community. Angela Mira, ahmira@me.com.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Concert: A Harvest Festival of Music
. 4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. William Vaughan, director of music at St. Paschal Parish in Oakland, will present organ works by Bach, Buck, Handel, Miller and others. Reception following the concert. Free will donation. (925) 778-0768.

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Sunday, Nov. 13
St. Joachim Parish festival
. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. “United in Faith and the Holy Spirit, a celebration of the parish’s 60th anniversary. Featuring entertainment, food from different cultures, a silent auction, games for children, bingo and raffle. (510) 783-2766.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Church of the Good Shepherd Fall Community Craft Fair
. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Father Louis Dabovich Parish Hall, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Free admission. Support local artisans and shop unique gifts for the Holiday season. Jewelry, scrapbooks, floral arrangements, sewing, carved eggs, and 50/50 raffle. Activities for kids, food and fun. Joanna, (925) 777-1106.

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Thursday, Nov. 17
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa
. 7-9 p.m., 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.

Nov. 17, Dec. 1

Breast cancer support group
. 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, 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. Contacts: Maria Hartung, (925) 831-2475 or mariahartung@yahoo.com; Faith Formation, (925) 362-1901.

Saturday, Dec. 3

No More Secrets – bimonthly support group for survivors of clergy sexual abuse
. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 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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