This clay sculpture by Jo-Ann Brody is one of
36 works in an exhibition that explores the many manifestations and
interpretations of The Veil. The exhibition will be open 11 a.m. –
4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday, Feb. 12 – March 25, at the
Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary’s
Road in Moraga. It was inspired by the book The Veil: Women Writers
on its History, Lore, and Politic (University of California Press,
www.ucpress.edu/books), edited by curator Jennifer Heath, who will
give a talk in the Soda Center at 2 p.m. Feb. 12. 925-631-4000 or
saint mary’s college
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
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, email@example.com.
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
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
Perpetual Help Novena/Prayer. 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor
St., Pittsburg. 925-432-6404.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Re-energize midweek 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, Feb. 9
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,
Feb. 9 16, 23
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.
Friday, Feb. 10
Eucharistic adoration for youth and young adults. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at
St. Patrick Church, 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
Feb. 12, 19, 26
Family rosary. Every Sunday at 6 p.m. at Tranfiguration Church,
4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru,
Feb. 13, 27
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.
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 28
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,
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Contemplative day of prayer. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center,
25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Led by Holy Family Sister Marietta Fahey.
Suggested offering: $20. 415-457-7727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb.15, 22, 29
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.
Friday, Feb. 17
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.
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
Thursday, Feb. 23
Dances of Universal Peace. 7-8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25
Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. This joyful form of prayer creates community
while inviting participants to experience bodily the spiritual wisdom
found in sacred phrases and their meanings. Dominican Father Joseph Kilikevice
will lead the dances. This event is free. email@example.com
Parish Mission. Morning sessions after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St.
Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave. and evening sessions at 7:30 p.m. at
St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, both in Pleasanton.
This parish mission is called Taking a New Road with Paula D’Arcy,
an author, speaker and president of the Red Bird Foundation which supports
the growth and spiritual development of the hurting and marginalized.
D’Arcy’s ministry grew from personal tragedy: after an accident
involving a drunk driver that claimed the lives of her husband and 21-month
daughter. Pregnant at the time, D’Arcy survived the accident to
give birth to her second daughter. Sponsor: The Catholic Community of
Pleasanton. Information: Lisa Fairchild, 510-600-1765.
Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo
Ave., El Cerrito. 510- 412-4715, firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mary’s House of Mercy, 1850 Church Lane, San
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.,
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.
7:30-8:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860
Oak Grove Ave., Concord. 925-682-5447.
12:45-6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge
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 email@example.com
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.,
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.
7:30-8:45 p.m. at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley
Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, 510-566-9267.
Married couples retreat. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. With
Franciscan Father Rusty Shaughnessey and Richard and Karla Obernesser.
Share this Valentine’s weekend with your spouse and experience a
peaceful time away at San Damiano. Registration: Feb. 10, 4-6:30 p.m.;
ends Feb. 12 with lunch. $310/ couple. . 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Music of Hildegard of Birgen. 7-8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center,
25 Magnolia Ave., in San Rafael. Levi Mathieu will lead this gentle, contemplative
practice of listening and singing the music of Hildegard. Requires no
previous experience with the music of Hildegard or with medieval music.
Suggested offering: $10-20. 415-457-7727.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Spiritual respite for family members and caregivers of those with mental
illness. 9 a.m. (registration), 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (program) at San
Damiano Retreat in Danville. With Cindy Tuttle. There are unique challenges
facing those who journey with the mentally ill. The retreat day begins
with the sharing of each person’s story followed by time for prayer,
reflection and sharing. Participants will also explore how music, art
and poetry can support one’s faith in times of great challenge.
$60 cost includes lunch. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Silent meditation retreat. 9:30 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m.-4
p.m. (program) at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. A quiet day of reflection
and practice of silent meditation in the Christian tradition includes
introductory talks, meditation and brief questions and answers. With Benedictine
Sister Barbara Hazzard. Practicing meditators are welcome. $70 cost includes
lunch. 925-837-9141 or register online: www.sandamiano.org.
Sunday, Feb. 26
The Catholic Church in the world: “Healing in the Church.”
2 p.m. at Vallombrosa. Author Thomas Plante, a professor at Santa Clara
University, will lead a discussion reflecting on the 10 years since the
clergy sex abuse crisis in Boston; where we are now and where we need
to go. Suggested donation: $20. Rachel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo. At St. Joseph School, 1961 Plum St, Pinole. Doors open at
4 p.m., games begin at 5 p.m. Hosted by first and second grades and kindergarten
Carnival Christie: Le Cinquieme Mardi Gras. 6 p.m. in Father Kozina
parish hall at 1219 Excelsior Ave., in Oakland. Hosted by the Twelfth
Night Revelers of the Spirited Guild of St. Anne. This year’s Mardi
Gras is dedicated to both the St. Margaret Mary Sacred Music program and
building fund and the Jubilate Deo Sacred Music Society of 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. Lucia LaRocca,
email@example.com or www.stmargmaryoak.org/mardigras.
Polenta Dinner. At St. Philip Neri Parish Hall, 3101 Van Buren
St. in Alameda. 6 p.m., social, 7 p.m. dinner. $21/adults, $10/children
12 years and younger. Chef Mari Galetto. Call JoAnn Duran, 510-710-6959.
Payment in advance, make checks payable to ICF Branch 10 and mail to JoAnn
Dorn, 2907 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda 94501.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Game Day and luncheon. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Soda Center at St.
Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road in Moraga. Try your luck
with the roll of the dice or make up a foursome, or a game of your choice.
Prizes provided for winners. $32/person, payable to SMC Guild, mail checks
and the names of the players to Dolores McGonigal, 828 Crossbrook Court,
Moraga 94556; 925-376-4339. Deadline: Feb. 20.
Catholics@Work breakfast event. 7 a.m. at the Crow Canyon Country
Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive in Danville. (Mass at 6:30 a.m.) Patrick Coffin,
author and host of the radio show, Catholic Answers Live, will be the
guest speaker. His radio program is heard on over 180 stations across
the U.S. and on Sirius Satellite. $20/members; $25/non-members. www.catholicsatwork.org.
Friday, Feb. 17
The Lazarus Story. 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish/Newman Hall, 2700
Dwight Way in Berkeley. Jesuit Father John Dear, author and longtime activist,
will talk about his latest book, Lazarus, Come Forth! Which offers a compelling
new reading of the Lazarus story. The book is an extended mediation on
Lazarus as a representative of all humanity and his story as a call to
walk into the “new life of resurrection and peace.” 510-499-0537.
Retrovaille. A program for couples with troubled marriages, including
separated or divorced couples. This program offers the opportunity to
rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive
way. Registration/information: www.HelpOurMarriage.com
Feb. 22, 29, March 7
Lenten days of renewal. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat
in Danville. Each day ends with a Mass. Ash Wednesday includes distribution
of ashes. $30 a day, includes lunch. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register
Young adult 2012 Lenten retreat. At Motherhouse of the Dominican
Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Theme: The
BE-Attitudes . . . Our GPS.” Weekend includes
presentations on the beatitudes and Catholic Social Teaching, personal
reflection time, sharing, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession and Mass.
Presenters: Dominican Sister Rebecca Shinas. Father Mark Gazzingon and
Dominican Sister Marcia Krause. Free will offering. RSVP deadline: Feb.
20. Questions: Dominican Sister Frances Mary Pierson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 16, March 1
Breast cancer support group. 6:30 p.m.-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 first and third Thursdays. Contacts: Maria Hartung, (925) 831-2475
Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.
Thursday, Feb. 16
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, April 7
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.
St, Mary’s High School Dance Concert. 7:30 p.m. in the school
auditorium, 1294 Albina Ave. in Berkeley. Free admission.
Friday, Feb. 24
St. Mary’s High School Music Concert. 7:30 p.m. in the school
auditorium, 1294 Albina Ave. in Berkeley. Free admission.
St. Leander Parish Valentine Crab Feed. In Ryan O’Connell
Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Avenue, 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.
Saturday, Feb. 18
East Bay District Council of the Italian Catholic Federation Annual
Crab Feed. At Msgr. O’Brien Hall, St. Philip Neri Parish, 3108
Van Buren St. at High St., Alameda. No-host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. (chicken in lieu of crab is available). Menu:
Crab, salad, pasta with pesto, wine, coffee and dessert. Tickets: adults/$45,
children (10 and under) $10. Tickets: Fran 510-887-1509 or Leonard 510-581-3246.
Deadline for reservations and tickets is Feb. 12.
“Mardi Gras” Crab Feed. 5 p.m.(no host cocktails),
6:30 p.m. crab dinner or chicken substitute at Church of Transfiguration,
4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. $38/person. Music by DJs Mel
and Dayna Speed of The Music Co. Tickets: Sunita, 510-733-2500 or TransfigCrabFeed@gmail.com.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Our Lady of Guadalupe School Annual Crab Feed/Auction. In Holy
Spirit Church Gym, 37588 Fremont Blvd. at Central Ave., Fremont. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner: 6 p.m. No host cocktails. Tickets $40 per
person. Tables of 10 reserved for $410. Includes all you can eat crab,
salad, pasta, bread, dessert. Dancing: 9 p.m. silent and live Auction. Basket
Raffle. School office, 510-657-1674.