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 January 9, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 1   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

World Day of the Sick
The Order of Malta in the Diocese of Oakland will host the fourth annual Diocesan World Day of the Sick at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. The principal celebrant will be Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone. During the Mass honoring Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sacrament of the Sick will be administered. Persons living with any serious or acute illness and their families and caregivers are invited to participate.


Jan. 9 – Feb. 20
Bible study. 7:30-9 p.m. in the Pope Room at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Topic: Jesus and the Gospels. The group will look at the oral tradition of the Gospels, take a look at the Gospel of Mark and then discuss Jesus in and through the Gospels. But the most important part of each evening is how individuals can live out the Gospel message today. All are welcome, beginners to the experienced. Julie, 925-447-4549, ext. 114 or upcatholic@aol.com.

Jan. 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.

Jan. 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.

Jan. 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 Monday. Contact: Simon Medrano, president. 510-303-2965.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Re-energize midweek with Taize Around the Cross
. 7-8 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.

Jan. 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, Jan. 12

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

Jan. 12, 19, 26

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. 925-625-2109

Jan. 15, 22, 29

Family Rosary. Every Sunday at 6 p.m. at Tranfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267

Tuesday, Jan. 17

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.

Friday, Jan. 20

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

Friday, Jan. 27

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 for peace and reconciliation offered in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the Cross. 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 Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro. First Fridays: 9:30 a.m. all night to Saturday 7 p.m. 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 and 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, Jan. 14
The Creative Spirit in Aging
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. With Rena Grant and Elizabeth Bell. Through prayers of the world’s traditions, music and poetry, we reflect on our lives to find deeper meaning and wisdom and to notice the journey of aging as a spiritual process. Registration at 9 a.m., program 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $65 cost includes lunch. 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Jan. 27 – 29

The Depth of Welcoming Prayer
. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Retreat director: Cherry Haisten, program director of The Center at St. Andrew’s, a healing and lifelong learning ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. A weekend of learning and practicing this transformative prayer that can be carried into the hours and minutes of each day to bring hospitality to the people and events that are encountered in ordinary life. Registration: Jan. 27, from 4-6:30 p.m. and social at 6 p.m. Concludes: Jan. 29 with lunch. $225 private/$195 shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online: www.sandamiano.org.

Engaging the Heart
. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park. One-day Pre-Cana (Catholic marriage preparation) program. Presentations/workshops by Catholic professionals on various aspects of married life, such as intimacy, communication, and spirituality. $225 fee includes lunch, info@vallombrosa.org, vallombrosa.com, or 650-325-5614.

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Crab Feeds

Jan. 13 and 14
Salesian High School Crab Feed
. At Salesian High School, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Jan. 13, 7 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m. dinner; Jan. 14: 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner, music and dancing follow. $40/person. Reservations deadline: Jan. 13. Tickets/information: 510-234-4433, ext. 1126.

Saturday, Jan. 14

2nd Annual St. Joachim School Crab Feed and Auction
. At 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, 5:45 p.m. cocktails/6:30 p.m. dinner. Menu/catered by The Fish Market Restaurant, San Mateo. New England clam chowder, fresh cracked crab, marinara pasta, etc. No host bar – wine and beer. $45/person (18 and older). Proceeds to benefit the school’s tuition assistance program. Angie Huaman, 510-783-3177.

Jan. 20 and 21

Annual Crab Feast
. Doors open at 6 p.m., serving will begin at 7 p.m. in Moran Hall at St. Raymond Parish, Dublin. $35 all you can eat. Menu: salad, bread, pasta, crab and dessert, along with coffee and tea. Roasted chicken is available for those who don’t want a crab dinner; the chicken dinner ticket must be purchased in advance. Tickets: kofc7987@gmail.com or the church business office. Sponsor: Knights of Columbus, Father John C. Murphy Council No. 7987 and St. Raymond School.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Moreau Catholic High School Booster Club’s 43rd Annual Crab Feed
. 5 p.m. at 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. All the fresh Dungeness crab, salad, French bread and pasta you can eat. Tickets: $55/person; $40/person for early birds, prior to Dec. 16. Proceeds to help funding of the Moreau Catholic Mariners in support of transportation, jersey upgrades and more. Visit www.moreaucatholic.org/crabfeed or Colleen Kelly, or 510-881-4322.

Knights of Columbus, Magellan Council No. 2730’s Crab Feed
in the parish hall at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St. in Oakland. 6-7 p.m.: social hour, 7 p.m.: dinner. Don’t like crab? Buy a New York steak dinner instead. Adults/$37, children/$20. Steak and crab: $47. Tickets: Michael Sullivan, 510-532-8980; Bob Rush, 510-638-1833; parish office: 510-532-2068.

Saturday, Jan. 28

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School’s 31st Annual Crab Feed and Auction
. On campus at 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda, in the Kelly Gymnasium. 5 p.m.: no-host cocktail hour and silent auction; 6:30 p.m.: dinner and live auction; 8:30 p.m.: dancing. The theme this year is Mardi Gras and all are encouraged to come to the event dressed in festive attire. Proceeds will go to tuition assistance and athletics. $65/person. Tickets/information: www.sjnd.org; Nicole Catania, 510-995-9452, or ncatania@sjnd.org.

Holy Names High School’s Annual Crab Feed and Auction
. At 4660 Harbord Drive in Oakland. 6 p.m.: appetizers, no-host wine and beer, view and bid on auction items. Menu: mixed green salad, potato salad, fresh sourdough bread, and all the fresh cracked Dungeness crab you can eat. Dessert will be served with coffee or tea. A half-roasted chicken is available to non-crab diners. $55/person. Online reservation/tickets: www.hnhsoakland.org or Kathryn Moir, 510-450-1110, ext. 118 or knoir@hnhsoakland.org. Proceeds benefit the school’s tuition assistance program.

Knights of Columbus Council No. 7683 Annual Crab Feed
. In the Peace room at St. Monica Parish, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. 6 p.m.: appetizers and no-host cocktails, 7:30 p.m.: dinner. Dinner: salad, pasta, fresh cracked crab and dessert. Chicken is available when ordered in advance. Raffle follows dinner, proceeds to Bay Area charities. Tickets: $55/each or $400 /tables for eight. Non-refundable tickets must be reserved and paid for in advance. Karl Anderson, 925-283-3679; mail checks to Karl at 510 Florence Drive, Lafayette.

Saturday, Feb. 11

St. Leander Parish Valentine Crab Feed
. In Ryan O’Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Crab, pasta, bread, salad, dessert silent auction; sports memorabilia silent auction; raffle. Assigned seating. Tickets are $35; $40 if purchased after Feb. 5. Tickets: contact the Parish Office at 510-895-5631.

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Jan. 9 – March 12
Screening of Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism series
. 6-9 p.m. in St. Michael Parish Hall, 300 block of Maple St., Livermore. One episode will be featured per night for 10 consecutive Mondays. Suzanne Slupesky, a Catholic theology scholar, will lead a question and answer session. Free admission.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Spirituality and Healthy Aging
. 7:30 p.m. in Borromeo Hall at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave. in Livermore. Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Peter Clark, manager of spiritual care services at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco and a professor at the Graduate Theology Union in Berkeley. Clark will share how spiritual practices can nourish and sustain people as they age, and how aging can be seen as a spiritual journey. There is a $5/person donation at the door to cover speaker cost. Julie, 925-447-4549, ext. 114, or at upcatholic@aol.com.

Jan. 12, 26

Stepping Stones on your Grief Journey workshop
. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss – it leaves most of us in a state of shock, confusion and sadness. Join this bi-monthly workshop and let us accompany you on your healing journey. No pre-registration is necessary. Open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

Jan. 14

Dress A Girl Around the World Sew Fest
. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Michael Parish Hall, 300 block of Maple Street, Livermore. If you can sew or lend a helping hand to iron, snip, sort and carry, please come. The goal is to make 100 cute dresses in one day for little girls in developing countries. The dresses are made to fight human trafficking; a little girl in rags is a target but a well-dressed girl is assumed to be well cared for by an adult protector. Information: Suzanne Slupesky, suzanneslu@yahoo.com or 925-352-8447.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Let’s Talk About Chastity
. 7-9 p.m. at Santa Maria Church, 40 Santa Maria Way in Orinda. All diocesan youth ministers and their high school youth groups are invited to hear Jason Evert talk about the virtue of chastity, entitled “Romance Without Regret.” Parents of teens are also welcome to attend. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. To RSVP or for more information, contact Heather Hodges, heather@smparish.org or 925-254-2426, ext. 308. To learn more about Jason Evert visit: www.Chastity.com.

Internet Safety: Keeping Our Children Safe
. 7-8:30 p.m. in Borromeo Hall at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. This presentation for teens and adults provides information from the FBI on the safe use of the Internet. Julie, 925-447-4549, ext. 114, or upcatholic@aol.com.

Friday Jan. 20

Annual Lay Ecclesial Ministers Convocation
. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light Convention Center, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland. All Lay Ecclesial Ministers are invited for a day of enrichment. Keynote by Leo Keegan, director of Docent and Ministerial Services for the Cathedral of Christ the Light, on “Eucharist to the World: Being Broken and Poured Out, Serving the Body of Christ.” Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will preside at the Midday Mass at the cathedral, and will talk and offer a blessing after lunch. Afternoon includes regional discussion groups. Registration: $30 by Jan. 10 or $35 at the door; includes morning hospitality and lunch. Spanish translation available if requested upon registration prior to Jan. 10. Information: www.oakdiocese.org/lemc

Jan. 20 – 22

18th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference
. At Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, in downtown Fresno, CA. Theme: “Be Not Afraid.” Speakers include: Father Stan Fortuna, a preacher and jazz musician who ministers to the poor in New York’s South Bronx; Father Christopher Crotty, a member of the Congregation of the Fathers Mercy, a frequent speaker at parish missions and retreats across the country; and Father Richard McAlear, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate priest, known for his worldwide healing ministry. Early registration: $55/person; $65 after Jan. 5. www.holycrossministries.net or 559-271-1246.

Jan. 27 and 28

10th Anniversary Celebration of Dance at Moreau High School
. 7 p.m. in Teves Theatre, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Featuring current and alumnae dancers and choreographers. $15/general admission; $10/students and seniors. Tickets are available online: moreaucatholic.org/gala.

Saturday, Feb 11

5th Annual Mardi Gras Dinner Dance and Auction
. 6 p.m. at 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. This year’s Mardi Gras is dedicated to both the St. Margaret Mary Building Fund and to the Jubilate Deo Sacred Music Society at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Benefactor tickets are $150, general ticket price is $75. No tickets will be sold at the door. Formal affair, sit-down dinner with silent and live auctions, live music and dancing. Host: The Twelfth Night Revelers of St. Margaret Mary in Oakland. www.stmargmaryoak.org/mardigras or 510-536-4423.

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Thursday, Jan. 19
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 stress and improve quality of life. Meets on first and third Thursdays. Contacts: Maria Hartung, (925) 831-2475 or mariahartung@yahoo.com; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.

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, Feb. 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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