Telling the Great Story
of Vatican II
The Catholic Community of Pleasanton is offering this series on Vatican II in June and July, all presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. June 26: Constitution on the Church in the Modern World: From Sacristy and Sanctuary to Politics and Planet, facilitated by Rev. Brian Joyce, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Pleasant Hill; July 17: Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People: From Pray, Pay to Active Involvement/Ownership facilitated by Rev. Padraig Greene, pastor of St. Augustine in Pleasanton; July 24: Declaration of Religious Freedom? What Religious Freedom? Facilitated by Rev. Dan Danielson, retired diocesan priest; July 31: Vatican II — Bishops and Priest: With you I am baptized … For you I am ordained., facilitated by Rev. John Kasper, OSFS, pastor, St. Perpetua Church, Lafayette. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pope John XXIII signs the bull convoking the Second Vatican Council Dec. 25, 1961.
June 25, July 2, 9, 16
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.
June 26, July 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, June 26, July 9, 23
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.
June 27, July 4, 11, 18
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 28, July 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.
Sunday, July 1
Taize prayer around the cross in Pleasant Hill. 7 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Members of four different denominations in Pleasant Hill gather monthly in prayer and in a spirit of Ecumenism: Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal; Hillcrest Congregational Church, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
July 1, 8, 15, 22
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Tranfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.
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 dial Francis Tanjuatco at 650-678-7739.
Wednesday, July 11
Re-energize midweek with Taize around the cross. 7 p.m. to 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.
Friday, July 13
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.
Friday, July 20
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-412-4715, email@example.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. to 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 7 p.m. Saturday. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Saint 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.
7:30-8:45 p.m. at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, 510-566-9267.
A Christian Approach to Yoga. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. With Rev. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB cam, a monk of the Camaldolese Congregation, musician, composer and teacher and John Marheineke, who teaches philosophy and theology and is campus minister at St. Francis Catholic High School in Watsonville, CA. Participants will be exploring both in theory and practice the Christian approach to the practice and philosophy of yoga. $365 overnight/$305 commuter. Bring a yoga mat and suitable clothing for yoga. Register online at www.mercy-center.org or call 650-340-7454.
5-Day Silent Retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Rev. Dan Riley, OFM. Our five days of blessed silence will open us to gratitude, freeing us from fear. Our lives at times may seem broken but we are whole and holy now! Registration: 4 — 5:30 p.m. July 22, and retreat ends on July 27 with lunch. $385/private; $300/shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
Silent Contemplative Retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Rev. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam. This retreat, focusing on the Universal Call to Contemplation, is a wonderful opportunity to awaken to our true nature in Christ. Registration is 4 to 6:30 p.m. July 27 and retreat ends on Sunday with lunch. $225 private/ $195 shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
Saturday, July 28
Silent Christian Meditation Day at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Sister Barbara Hazzard, OSB. Join us for a quiet day of instruction and practice of Lectio Divina and silent meditation in the Christian tradition. The day includes introductory talks, meditation and some group interaction. Practicing meditators are welcome. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the day goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60 cost and includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
Women's Retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Presenter: Sister Fran Ferder. In this retreat we will reflect on the biblical meanings of peace, peace in the cosmos, peace in our relationships, peace in the human heart. Can you imagine your life centered in the kind of peace that was inside Jesus? Registration is 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and retreat ends on Aug. 5 with lunch. $225 private/$195 shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
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. Free will 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." During the weekend participants 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.
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 that is 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. in Union City. Dinner only cost: $10. Registration/information: 510-468-2461.
Saturday, July 7
Country Western Hoedown. 5:30 p.m. (no host cocktails), 6:30 p.m. (grub served) at St. John the Baptist Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Program includes games for big and little kids, country dancing, face painting and door/raffle prizes. To benefit St. John's Capital Campaign. Sponsor: St. Gerard Women's Club. Reservation deadline: July 2. Tickets: Pat, 510-278-4161 or Mary, 510-276-4816.
Sunday, July 15
Gospel Concert. 4 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Rawn Harbor, famed liturgist and musician, will perform a rare concert of African American Gospel Music to raise funds for the Kenyan Project. Free-will offering will be taken up to support the project, construction of a dormitory at the Tonga Parish Mission in Kenya.
Saturday, July 28
Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner. In the parish hall at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 604 Mellus St., Martinez, enter from Henrietta Street. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Family Deal: 2 adults plus 2 or 3 children 5-11 years: $25; adults/seniors, 12 years and older $10; children 5 to 11 years old $ 5; children under 5 years old are free. Tickets will be sold after Masses or can be purchased by dialing 925-229-2665. Hosted by: St. Catherine's Parish Faith Formation Program.
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 reenergize 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, email@example.com.
Bereavement Workshop. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Pope John XXIII room of the Keeley Center at St. Charles Borromeo, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. The two-week grief workshop, designed to educate and prepare people to provide comfort to those who have suffered loss, concludes. Presenter: Sandy Heinisch, a grief minister, counselor and trainer with the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved. Heinisch can be reached at 925-513-3412. To register: Barbara Mitchell, 925-455-0944.
Monday, July 2
Mark Mallett in concert, "Encounter with Jesus." 7-8:45 p.m. at St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Let Mark Mallett's refreshing music and power-packed message, and the healing power of Christ, restore and rejuvenate you. Mallett is a Canadian singer, songwriter, author, and Catholic evangelist. Marlene McCann, 925-689-0838. Free will offering. CDs and books will be available for purchase.
July 14, 28
Grief Ministry Workshop. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Mullen Common Vista Room at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. These workshop days are for anyone who would like to be a source of comfort, support and education to all who have suffered a loss in their life. If you have ever wanted to participate in the ministry of consolation, to care for the dying, to pray for the dead or to comfort those in grief, this workshop is for you. Presenter: Sandy Heinisch, grief minister and trainer with the Oakland diocese. Free will donations accepted. Information: Nancy Juracka, 925-943-3217.
Saturday, July 21
Dress a Girl Around the World Sew Fest. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Michael Hall, 300 block of Maple Street, Livermore. If you like to sew, please bring your sewing machine and creative imagination as we make over 200 dresses in a single day for girls in developing countries. We also need people to setup, clean up, iron, snip, sort, fetch and carry! We do need more colorful pillowcases and cotton fabrics. Information, Suzanne Beck: firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-352-8447.
Thursday, July 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.
June 27, July 11, 25
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.
July 5, 19, Aug. 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: Marla Hartung, 925-831-2475 or email@example.com; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.
Saturday, Aug. 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.