The Vatican II story
The Tuesday evening series telling the Great Story of Vatican II continues at 7:30 p.m.
July 17 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. On July 17, Rev. Padraig Greene, pastor of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, will discuss the Decree of the Apostolate of Lay People: From Pray, Pay to Active Involvement/Ownership; the series continues: July 24: Declaration of Religious Freedom? What Religious Freedom?, facilitated by the Rev. Dan Danielson, a retired priest of the Oakland Diocese; July 31: Vatican II — Bishops and Priest — With you I am baptized…For you I am ordained, facilitated by Rev. John Kasper, OSFS, pastor at St. Perpetua Church in Lafayette; Aug. 14: Declaration on Christian Education: Who is Responsible for Religious Education NOW?, facilitated by Liz Rogers, director of faith formation at CCOP; Aug. 28: Decree on Ecumenism — From Enemies to Brothers and Sisters, facilitated by Rev. Dan Danielson. Information: Lisa at email@example.com or 925-600-1765.
Monday, July 16
Lectio — Weekly meditation group in the tradition of John Main. 7:30 p.m. at Hesed Community, 3745 Elston Ave., Oakland. Beginners welcome. info@HesedCommunity.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-482-5573.
July 16, 23, 30
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.
July 17, 24, 31
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.
June 18, 25, Aug. 1
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.
July 19, 26, Aug. 2
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.
Saturday, July 21
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7:30–10 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairfield Ave., Brentwood. Information: 925-828-6644.
July 22, 29, Aug. 5
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.
Tuesdays, July 24, Aug. 14
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 the Marian room at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley. Bible reading, faith sharing, rosary, petitions, potluck, etc. Charles, 510-566-9267.
Friday, July 27
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. "Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland
Friday, Aug. 3
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 call Francis Tanjuatco at 650-678-7739.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Prayer Around the Cross in Pleasant Hill. 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Members of four different denominations in Pleasant Hill gather monthly in prayer and in a spirit of ecumenism. Each of the churches hosts the prayer service during the year. Participating churches: Hillcrest Congregational Church; Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal; Christ the King Catholic Church and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
Wednesday, Aug. 8
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.
Monday, Aug. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
7:30-8:45 p.m. at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, 510-566-9267.
Saturday, July 28
Silent Christian Meditation Day. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Join Sister Barbara Hazzard, OSB, for a quiet day of instruction and practice of Lectio Divina and silent meditation in the Christian tradition. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the day goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $60 cost includes lunch. 925-837-9141, ext. 314, or register online. www.sandamiano.org.
Aug. 3 – 5
Women's Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. In this retreat, with Sister Fran Ferder, participants will reflect on the biblical meanings of peace, peace in the cosmos, peace in individual relationships, and peace in the human heart. Registration: 4-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 and retreat ends on Aug. 5 with lunch. $225 private/$195 shared. 925-837-9141, ext., 315, or register online: www.sandamiano.org.
Aug. 17 – 19
2012 Summer Charismatic Retreat. At the San Damiano Retreat Center, Highland Drive in Danville. Presenter: Rev. Bill Adams, CSSR. Theme: "Receiving All God Has for Me" — exploring ways we can open ourselves to the presence, wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit. $198/single occupancy (includes six meals); $168/double occupancy. Sponsor: Catholic Renewal Office, Diocese of Oakland. Information: CCRO, 925-828-6644.
Saturday, July 21
Christmas in July Fundraising Mixer. 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light Plaza, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. A festive evening benefiting the December 2012 Creche Festival at the cathedral. The event will take place outdoors on the Cathedral plaza with live entertainment provided by the Bishop O'Dowd High School Jazz Combo, a silent auction, and a tasting of wines and hors d'oeuvres provided by the cathedral's featured caterers. Tickets: $25 or $20 with a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Program. To register visit www.ctlcathedral.org or contact Denise at 510-271-1935.
Sunday, July 22
Annual barbecue. St. Philip Neri Hall, High Street and Van Buren in Alameda. Social hour at 4 p.m.; dinner at 5 p.m. Steaks, baked potatoes, salad, baked beans, garlic bread and dessert, $20/adults, $10/children 12 and under. Contact Pat Pasquinelli, 510-522-6215 by July 16. Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 10, Alameda.
Sunday, July 15
Gospel Concert. 4 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave. in 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, which seeks to build a dormitory at the Tonga Parish Mission in Kenya.
Saturday, July 28
Sew Fest and Appreciation Lunch. 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon St., Pleasant Hill. Come and join in sewing an easy pillow case dress or boys shorts to be sent to Africa, other developing countries and needy areas of the U.S. Bring your sewing machine (or use one of ours). Sewers and non-sewers welcome. All materials provided. Lunch to follow the sewing session. Carol Vogl, 925-288-0488.
Saturday, Sept. 22
On Fire 2012. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. This event officially kicks-off the Catholic youth and young adult ministry in northern California. Events include: speakers throughout the day including David Bisono, Mike Patin and Chris Stefanick; evening concert featuring Jacob and Matthew Band, Jackie Francois and Noelle Garcia; all you can eat lunch with vegetarian option; and exclusive ride time, from 7-9 p.m. for On Fire ticket holders only after the park closes to the general public. Sponsored by the dioceses of Oakland, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Sacramento, Reno and Fresno. Tickets are on sale now at http://onfirenorcal.com. Ticket discount code: onfire.
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.
July 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.
July 25, Aug. 8
Divorced and/or Separated Group. 7:30–9:30 p.m. bi-weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. 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.
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.