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March 26, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 6   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

The Common Good
Leo Burke, a professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business, and former executive with Motorola Inc., will talk about "The Endless Quest for the Common Good" at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Burke wants to encourage the entrepreneurial efforts of both public and private enterprise, but seeks a new balance between individualism and the common good, a core principle of Catholic Social Teaching. For information, dial 510-848-7812.


Wednesday, March 28
Lenten series: Economic Justice. 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Augustinian Center, behind Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave, Castro Valley. The program will take place after the Wednesday evening soup dinner. "Lives for Sale: Human Trafficking" is the subject of the final session of this series. Sponsor: The Pax Christi/Social Justice Group of OLG. Bill at 510-733-9880 or Dennise at 510-538-6071.

April 5-8

Holy Week Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Join the San Damiano Retreat Team as we explore the themes of finding peace through the experience of these holy days. The Liturgies of Holy Week will highlight the retreat. Registration from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 5; retreat ends on April 8 with brunch. $245 private/ $210 shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, April 14
Easter Day of Reflection. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 41933 Blacow Road in Fremont. Presented by Father Jim Sullivan, parochial vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, and Greta Rosenberger of St. Philip Neri/St. Albert Parish in Alameda. RSVP: April 9 to lfisher7544@comcast.net or 925-785-1969.

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March 26, April 2, 9
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.

March 27, April 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 Tuesday. Contact: Simon Medrano, president. 510-303-2965.

March 27, April 3, 10, 17

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.

Tuesdays, March 27, April 10
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.

March 28, April 4

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.

March 29, April 5, 12
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.

April 1, 8, 15

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.

Wednesday, April 11

Re-energize Mid-Week 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.

Thursday, April 12

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.

April 12 – 15

Divine Mercy Conference. At Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. The four-day gathering will include presentations, talks, confessions and more. Sponsors: IHM Divine Mercy Prayer Group and Mary Messenger Prayer Cenacle of the Marian Movement of Priests. Registration fee: $40 before April 5; $45 at the door; $25 for youth. Information: Nona Cornejo, 925-339-4469 (English) or Elizabeth Gomez 925-470-5944 (Spanish).

Friday, April 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, April 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.

April 27-29
Lectio/Video Divina Retreat. At San Damian Retreat in Danville. With Victoria MacDonald. The practice of reflecting on biblical texts is known as lectio divina. Video Divina, developed by Victoria, can also be a spiritual technique to enliven our faith. Used together, lectio and video divina can invite deeper perspectives on the sacred texts of our lives. Registration is on April 27 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and retreat ends on April 29 with lunch. $220 private/ $195 shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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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 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 (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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Monday, March 26
A Day of Quiet and Rest. 9 a.m. (registration), 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (program) at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. We are offering a special quiet day where you can come away to escape from the noise and hectic pace of everyday life. Experience time on your own by sitting in the chapel or gardens and enjoy the serenity and beauty surrounding you. The day will begin with opening prayer and end with Eucharist. $45 cost includes lunch. 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, March 31
Young Adult Retreat Day. 9 a.m. (registration), 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (program) at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. With the Young Adult Leadership Team. Enjoy a day with people in their 20s and 30s to reflect on what has shaped each person's faith journey. The day includes opportunity to enjoy the grounds, labyrinth and lunch. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Tuesday, April 3
Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7-8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. This gentile, contemplative practice of listening and singing the music of Hildegard together is led by Devi Mathieu and requires no previous experience with the music of Hildegard or with medieval music. Suggested offering: $10-20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Wednesday, April 4
Contemplative Day of Prayer. 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Led by Benedictine Father Andrew Colnaghi, Walk the Way of the Pascal Mystery. Suggested offering: $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

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Monday, April 16
Catholic Charities of the East Bay's 28th Annual Golf Classic. 10 a.m. registration, 11:30 a.m. shotgun start at Diablo Valley Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road in Diablo. Enjoy a round of golf; raffles, auctions, etc. All proceeds benefit the programs of Catholic Charities of the East Bay. Information: Joe Vallor, 510-768-3138 or jvallor@cceb.org.

Thursday, April 19
Italian Catholic Federation, Branch No. 215 hosts Salad/Bingo Luncheon. Noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe-Blacow Campus Church Hall, 41933 Blacow Road, Fremont. $10 donation includes two bingo cards. Reservations by April 13. Raffle and door prizes available. Tickets:Fran LaTorre at 510- 887-1509 or Claire Chiatello at 510- 657-8563.

Saturday, April 21
Bishop's Burse Fundraiser Luncheon. Noon to 3 p.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Family Center, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, luncheon benefits the seminarians of the Diocese of Oakland. Tickets are $25. Reserve by April 8 by calling Eiko at 925-825-3982.

Sunday, April 22
Pilots and Pancakes Breakfast. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Notre Dame Hall, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. Adults: $7, students and seniors: $5, children 5 and under: free. Price includes: pancakes, eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, orange juice, coffee. A 50/50 raffle will also be offered, tickets priced at $2 each. Proceeds to benefit SJND athletics. Information/tickets: boosters@sjnd.org or Chris Pondol, 510-995-9434 or boosters@sjnd.org. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Hosted by Saint Joseph Notre Dame Athletic Booster Club.

Friday, April 27
St. Paul School Black and White Gala. 6:30-11 p.m. at the Rockefeller Lodge in San Pablo. Listen to good music, dance, experience great food, libations and socializing. Come support our Auction for Education. The proceeds from the event will go to assist families who want to attend Catholic School and professional development opportunities for the teachers. Tickets are $35 each. Tickets/information: 510-233-3080 or http://st-paulschool.org.

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Saturday, March 31
The Belles of St. Mary's Annual Spring Social and Brunch. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Mary's High School, 1294 Albina Ave. in Berkeley. This event marks the 25th anniversary of the ladies group, which supports the school's tuition assistance programs and members represent generations of school women. $100 annual dues include the social. Members' guests are $30/person. Information/reservations: Joanne Marchetti Howe, 510-559-6227. Reservation deadline: March 25.

Religious Life Information Day. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Motherhouswe, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. A day of conversation, prayer and meals with the Sisters for single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 40. "Is God Calling You to be a Dominican Sister?" Questions or RSVP: by March 26, at vocations@msjdominicans.org or 510-933-6335.

Saturday, April 14
Transforming Hearts for Justice. 1-4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Jack Jezreel, a national faith leader, world class speaker and the founder of JustFaith Ministry will facilitate a workshop on compassion and community; personal transformation in light of the Gospel and the world in which we live. Contacts: Meg Bowerman, JustFaith, 510-684-7139; Matt Gray, CCOP RCIA director, 925-202-5425

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Saturday, March 31
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.

Thursdays, April 5, 19
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 or mariahartung@yahoo.com; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.

Thursday, April 19
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.

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March 29, 30, 31, April 1
St. Mary's High Performing Arts Department presents: "Seussical the Musical." In the school auditorium, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley, 7:30 p.m. on March 29, 30 and 31 with a special children's matinee at 3 p.m. April 1. Tickets: $10/ adults, $5/ children under 12. Tickets available at the door.

April 18 - 22
St. Mary's College production of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid." 8 p.m. April 18, 19, 20 and 21; 2 p.m. April 21 and 22. Directed by Reid Davis. General admission: $15; seniors (65+) $12; non-SMC students: $12; St. Mary's College community of faculty, staff and residents: $8. Information/registration: 925-631-4670. Tickets are also available online: www.brownpapertickets.com.

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Saturday, April 14
The Notre Dame de Namur Alumnae of San Francisco's Annual Mass and Luncheon. Begins with 10:30 a.m. Mass at Mission Dolores followed by lunch at the Spanish Cultural Center, 2850 Alemany Blvd., San Francisco. Honorees are the Belles of 1942, 1952, 1962 and 1972. Information/reservations: Katie O'Leary, 415-282-6588 or nuttydames@aol.com.

Saturday, April 28
St. Elizabeth High School All-Class Reunion and Inauguration of Sister Mary Liam Brock '57 Scholarship. 6:30 - 11:30 p.m. in SEH Gym, 1530 - 34th Avenue, Oakland 94601. Cocktails, dinner and dancing. Honor Classes are 1967, 1972 and 1982. $45 per person. Reservations: 510-532-6473 or cdalton@stliz-hs.org.

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