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 June 11, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Gospel concert
Rawn Harbor, famed liturgist and musician, will perform a rare concert of African American Gospel music to raise funds for the Kenyan Project at 4 p.m. July 25 at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Free-will offering will be taken up to support the project, which seeks to build a dormitory at the Tonga Parish Mission in Kenya.


June 11, 18, 25
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.

June 12, 19, 26

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, June 12, 26

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

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

Wednesday, June 13

Re-energize midweek with Taize around the cross. 7-8 p.m. second Wednesdays 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. Kris East, 510-276-5021; www.maryknoll.us.

Rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. 7:30 p.m. the 13th of each month through Oct. 13 at the Grotto at Transfiguration Parish, 4009, E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, 510-566-9267.

June 13, 20, 27

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.

June 14, 21, 28

Chaplet of Divine Mercy Devotion. 6:30 p.m. at Saint Anthony Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley, followed by Bible study until 8 p.m. 925-625-2109.

June 17, 24, July 1
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.

Friday, June 22
Taize: an evening of prayer around the cross at St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. at 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.

Friday, July 6
Taizé — prayer around the cross at All Saints Catholic Church, 7:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays at 22824 Second St., Hayward. Quiet your mind, open your heart, and feed your soul during this simple and sacred candlelight prayer service. For more information: Francis Tanjuatco at 650-678-7739.

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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.

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 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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June 22-23
A retreat with Meister Eckhart: Passionate for Awakening. At Hope Lutheran Church, 2830 May Road, El Sobrante. Facilitated by Rickey Cotton, a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, and a faculty member for Contemplative Outreach's Living Flame program. 7-9 p.m. June 22, Centering Prayer Conference on Eckhart's life and Life Context; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23, Centering Prayer and Conferences on Meister Eckhart's core teachings, small group discussions, and silent time for prayer, walks, journaling. A simple lunch will be provided. Suggested donation (sliding scale): $25-$50. No one will be turned away. To register for this retreat e-mail Eileen Halliburton at ehalliburton@comcast.net or phone at 510-763-1829.

June 25-29
Discernment on the Mountain Top. At Arrowhead Retreat, Fatima House, Crest Park. Experience will include discernment, sharing, quiet, community, Mass, prayer, study and service (Live-In). Overnight accommodations, meals and snacks provided. Freewill offering. RSVP: Sister Marcia, OP, 510-502-5797 no later than one week before event.

June 29-July 1
Recovery Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Sister Briegeen Moore, a Sister of St. Clare also known as "Sister B," will lead this retreat, "Finding Joy as We Trudge the Road." The weekend will explore basic recovery tools and beyond. Registration (social and dinner): from 4-6:30 p.m. June 29 and concludes on July 1 with lunch. $225 private/$195 double. www.sandamiano.org or 510-837-9141, ext. 315.

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Saturday, June 16
Pasta Bingo. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo. Donate $12 and receive a pack of 12 bingo cards. Enjoy pasta, salads and spaghetti, homemade desserts and refreshments. Win great prizes. 510-527-0232 or 510-282-1200.

St. Leander's Meridians 11th Annual Summer Sports Collectors Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.at St. Leanders' Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A variety of Vintage Sports Memorabilia items (1880s-2010) will be available for sale. Free verbal appraisals are available (for pre-1975 items ONLY). Door prizes will be given away all day. General admission is $4, and $2 for those who are under 5 years old or over 65. Proceeds benefit St. Leander's Parish as well as local charities. For more information, dial Mark at 510-538-6245.

Saturday, June 23
Tri-tip/spaghetti dinner. 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish Hall, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes. Dinner includes tri-tip, spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert, beverage. Adults/$10; children/$5. Tickets: contact Pablo, 925-813-4311 or columbiette10414@aol.com.

Sunday, June 24
Italian Catholic Federation Branch No. 91 Anniversary Dinner. 6 to 7 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner at St. Lawrence O'Toole-St. Cyril Gym, 3725 High St., Oakland. All are welcome to join us for dinner, raffle prizes and music. Dinner includes antipasto, salad, pasta, rotisserie chicken, vegetables, bread and dessert. $30/adults; $15/children 12 and under. Contact Bob Dianda at 510-532-2400 for reservations no later than June 21.

Saturday, June 30
Summer Sock Hop and Food Drive. 7-10 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, Rohan Hall, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Enjoy live music by the East Bay's premiere 1950s rock 'n roll band, Hot Rod Jukebox. Appetizers and drinks available. Admission is free; a donation of non-perishable groceries (e.g. tuna, pasta, peanut butter), is requested. Donations benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society, whose volunteers distribute groceries to the hungry in the community weekly. 510-525-0876 or visit HotRodJukebox.com.

Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament. At Skywest Golf Course in Hayward. It will be a four-person scramble format open to all golfers. The $90 entry fee will provide an 18-hole round of golf, use of a golf cart, tee prizes, a reception with prizes and awards, and admission to the dinner after the tournament at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish hall, 703 C St., Union City. Dinner only cost: $10. Registration/information: 510-468-2461.

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Thursday, June 14
Book Signing: "Oakland Landmarks." Noon-1:30 p.m. inside the Cathedral Shop, plaza level, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Meet local historian and columnist, AnnaLee Allen and artist Heidi Wyckiff as they discuss their new book, "Oakland Landmarks" inside the Cathedral Shop. Free.

June 15-July 20
Class on the Four Gospels. 7:30-9 p.m. at Holy Spirit/Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Six-week class taught by Ann Naffziger. There will be no "homework" except that the class will read each gospel in its entirety during the course. (It's not as hard as it sounds!) Registration/information: Ann at 521-8011 or ann@gospelliving.org.

Saturday, June 16
Bishop's Day. 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. This event will be hosted by the East Bay and Contra Costa Italian Catholic Federation districts. Begins with Mass, celebrated by Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone. Lunch will follow at Stack Center, located behind the church, immediately after Mass. For information regarding reservations for lunch contact your ICF branch president.

Thursday, June 21

SMC Summer Leadership Institute. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Soda Center at Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. The 2012 Summer Leadership Program at Saint Mary's College Kalmanovitz School of Education will prepare future education leaders to overcome cultural bias in K-12 schools. The third annual institute, "Equity and Inclusion through a Leadership Lens," will help leaders overcome such challenges as racism, bigotry against gays and lesbians and other inequities in public and private schools statewide and across the nation. Cost: $65, includes breakfast, lunch and materials. There is a special rate for SMC students, faculty and staff. For more information about 2012 Kalmanovitz School of Education Summer Leadership Institute contact Professor Kathy Perez at 925-631-4506 or by e-mail at kperez@stmarys-ca.edu. To register for the institute, or for additional information, visit www.stmarys-ca.edu/SLI.

June 22-23
Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend in Pleasanton. "Before our Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, all Jim and I ever talked about was kids, his job, the house and money. I wondered what happened to the couple that talked on the phone for hours after being together all day during our courtship. On our weekend we rediscovered that couple." Sound familiar? Find out for yourselves and your marriage what a WWME weekend can do. Information: Ray and Roberta Montes, 510-351-2649.

June 23, 30

Bereavement workshop. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23 in the St. Michael Convent, Maple at Fourth streets, Livermore; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30 in the Pope John XXIII room of the Keeley Center at St. Charles Borromeo, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. The two-week grief workshop is designed to educate and prepare people to provide comfort to those who have suffered loss. Presenter: Sandy Heinisch, a grief minister, counselor and trainer with the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved. Heinisch: 925-513-3412. To register: Barbara Mitchell, 925-455-0944 by June 20.

Saturday, June 30
Is Your Parish Social Justice Group Listless? 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. This workshop will help participants looking to re-energize and/or start a parish social justice group. Hosted by JustFaith East Bay, Catholic Relief Services West and the Diocese of Oakland. Presenters: Deacon Matt Dulka and Chris West. Free. Registration is required: visit www.oak4life.org or contact John Watkins, jwatkins@oakdiocese.org.

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June 13, 27
Divorced and/or Separated Group. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. (Bi-weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings.) Come and join others who have lost a marriage and begin to build your new life. Pre-registration is required. Information/registration: Roxanne, 925-462-0750.

Thursday, June 21
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.

June 21, August 2
Breast Cancer Support Group. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays 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. Contacts: Maria Hartung, 925-831-2475 or mariahartung@yahoo.com; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.

Saturday, August 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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Saturday, June 16
Saint Mary's High Annual Golden Grads Luncheon. Mass at 10:30 a.m.; lunch to follow on the school campus. For alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. $40/person. Men through classes 1961 are invited to attend. Reservations: Joanne Marchetti Howe, 510-559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

Saturday, June 23

The Catholic Alumni Club of the Bay Area Meet and Greet. 3 p.m. at Panera Bread, 3121 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon 925-275-2140. This is an opportunity for East Bay members and prospective members to get together. Then, follow with 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joan of Arc. CAC is a chapter of CACI, a national organization for single Catholic men and women college graduates to meet and share their faith at a variety of enjoyable, interesting and fulfilling activities. Dorothy Hann, dorthi_CAC@hotmail.com, 925-735-0208. http://catholicsingles-sfbayarea.com

Sunday, June 24
East Bay Reunion. St. Joseph Presentation High School, Berkeley, Alumnae and Friends of the Sisters are invited to this reunion event from 1-3 p.m. at a location to be announced later. $25/person. For more details: www.presentation-sisterssf.org

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