Honoring a new saint
A Mass honoring the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. James the Apostle Church, 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. A procession carrying a picture of the saint, Benediction, unveiling of the picture, fellowship and entertainment follow. This is the day Pope Benedict XVI will canonize the teen catechist, who was killed in Guam in the 17th century. Witness accounts in the records of Jesuit missionaries show Blessed Pedro died trying to protect his mentor, Jesuit Father Diego Jose Luis San Vitores, a missionary who was also killed in the attack. Two Chamorro chiefs pursued the missionaries when they learned Father San Vitores had baptized a chief's daughter without his consent. Additional information about the event at St. James is available at 510-792-1962 or email@example.com.
Oct. 15, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25
Divine Mercy Parish Missions. Oct. 15: 7–10 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 606 Mellus St., Martinez; Oct. 19: 7–10 p.m. at St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward; Oct. 20:7 -10 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch; Oct. 22: 7–10 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord; Oct. 24: 7–10 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo; Oct. 25: 7–10 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. www.divinemercyoakland.org.
Oct. 15, 22, 29
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.
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.
Oct. 16, 23, 30
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.
Oct. 17, 24, 31
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.
Oct. 18, 25
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. All are welcome. 925-625-2109.
Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4
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.
Tuesdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 13
Fil/Am Ministry at St. Clement Parish. 7:30 p.m. at the parish center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Meets every second and fourth Tuesdays. Simon Medrano, president. 510-303-2965.
Faith Sharing Prayer Group. 7:30 p.m. in Marian room at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Every other Tuesday. Charles, 510-566-9267.
Friday, Oct. 26
Taize: An Evening of Prayer Around the Cross at St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. www.taizeontheisland.co.cc or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Human Rosary. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St., Alameda. People to take place of Rosary beads. Sign-ups for participants. email@example.com or 510-522-8933.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Charismatic Healing Mass. 2–4:30 p.m. at St. Raymond Church at 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Presider: Rev. William Rosario. Sponsor: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office. 925-828-6644.
Friday, Nov. 2
Taizé Prayer Around the Cross at All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30–8:30 p.m. at 22824 2nd St., Hayward. (First Fridays). Call Francis Tanjuatco at 650.678.7739.
Through Nov. 4
40 Days for Life. Join other Christians for 40 Days for Life — 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Yassin Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-710-4297 and/or visit www.40daysforlife.com/oakland.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Day of Reflection. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in Hall A at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Rev. Jim Sullivan: "The Life of the World to Come: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell in Scripture and Tradition." Coffee social. Lunch is free. RSVP by Nov. 6 to Lisa, 925-785-1969 or email@example.com. Small photos of loved ones will be displayed during the day.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Re-energize Mid-Week with Taize Around the Cross. 7–8 p.m. at Maryknoll Center, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Ruth Picha, spiritual director. Second Wednesdays. Kris East, 510-276-5021; www.maryknoll.us.
Through Dec. 18
Catholicism Video Series. 7–8:30 p.m. at Stack Center, at Our Lady of Grace, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Robyn Lang, 510-582-9266, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.olgcv.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. 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.
12:45–6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., 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 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.
Noon–5 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 606 Mellus St., Martinez. 925-324-3589.
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.
"Fruits of the Holy Spirit" Parish Mission with Father Tom Allender, SJ. Morning sessions will be held at St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda following the 8:30 a.m. Mass and hospitality. Evening sessions will be held at St. Albert the Great Church, 1022 Holly St., Alameda at 7:00 p.m., hospitality will follow in the church hall. 510-373-5200 or visit saspn.org.
Young Adult Retreat. At Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont (entrance on Mission Tierra). Oct. 19: 4:30 p.m., arrivals; 6 p.m.: dinner; 7 p.m.: retreat begins. Oct: 20: retreat ends with 7 p.m. dinner. Retreat guides: Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP and Sister Pauline Bolton, OP. Free-will offering. RSVP by Oct. 15. email@example.com or 510-933-6335.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Semi-annual St. Raymond Parish Men's Retreat. 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. $27 cost includes continental breakfast. Bruce Patchin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Oct. 15
Saint Mary's College High School's 28th Golf Invitational. At Mira Vista Golf and Country Club in El Cerrito. Information/reservations: Joanne Marchetti Howe at 510-559-6227 or email@example.com. Benefits school tuition assistance.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
An Evening with Father Greg Boyle. 7–9 p.m. in the Valley Center for Performing Arts at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Presentation and book signing. Suggested donation: $10-$25. Proceeds go to Homeboy Industries.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Divine poetry. 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Sagrada, 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Author Susan Kirsch ("Simply Go*d: Praise Poems Celebrating the Divine in Daily Life."). Reading and book signing. 510-653-7196 or www.sagrada.com.
Saturday, Oct. 20
"Elegant Ladies" Fashion Show and Luncheon. 12–3:30 p.m. at St. Benedict Church Hall, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. Featuring fashions from Bobbie Wakefield Boutique and from Show and Tell in downtown Oakland. Donation: $35. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary Court 336, Knights of Peter Claver. 510-604-3833.
Oct. 26, 27, 28
Annual Holiday Boutique. Oct. 26: 1–6 p.m.; Oct. 27: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Oct. 28: 8 a.m.–2 p.m. in the parish hall at 500 Fairview, Brentwood. Sponsor: Immaculate Heart of Mary Crafty Quilters. Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 27
An Italian Night. 6 p.m. at the Soda Center, Saint Mary's College in Moraga. Tuscan buffet. $35/person. Sponsor: Saint Mary's College Guild. RSVP by Oct. 19. Pat, 925-376-6088.
Saturday, Nov. 3
St. Peter Martyr School Holiday Boutique and Luncheon. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at 425 W. 4th St., Pittsburg. Terry Matejcek, 925-432-7292 or Nancy Ferris, 925-439-1014.
Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 215 hosts its 45th Anniversary Pasta-Meatball Dinner and Dance at Corpus Christi Church Hall, 37891-2nd St., Fremont (Niles). Cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. $25/person. Ralph Marinelli at 510-651-0213 or Adrian Lampe at 510-657-9487 by Oct. 29.
St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilot Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner. 6 p.m. in Kelly Gymnasium, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. $20/adults; $15/Booster Club members; $12/students and seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Benefits SJND athletic programs. email@example.com or Dede Cunningham, 510-919-3204 or Gia DeGrano, 510-305-8166.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Festival of Fortune. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Elimination raffle. Event tickets: $10/each. Don Kaefer, 510-427-3007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Vatican II: Recalling Our Past. Looking to Our Future. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit-Newman Hall Parish in Berkeley. Father Joseph Komonchak from The Catholic University of America will kick-off this year long series of public lectures. http://scu.edu/jst/news/VaticanII.cfm.
Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30
Love, Sex and the Mystery of the Human Person at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, San Leandro at 14112 Azores Place near Bermuda. A five-session course on Blessed John Paul II's Love and Responsibility continues. Jim Brady 510-393-9396 or Fr. Jan Rudzewicz 925-348-1284.
Saturdays, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17
Dress a Girl Around the World Sew Fest. 9 a.m. –3 p.m. at St. Michael Hall, 300 block of Maple Street, Livermore. Help make dresses for little girls in developing countries. Need: sewers, helpers and fabric donations. Suzanne Beck, email@example.com or 925-352-8447.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Symposium on Future of Catholic Higher Education. 3 p.m. in the Soda Center at Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 Saint Mary Road, Moraga. Keynote speaker: Most. Rev. Marcelo Sanchez-Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Sally Jamison, 925-631-4406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 3.
East Bay Catholic Men's Conference. At St. Francis of Assisi parish, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Registration 7–8 a.m.; conference 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Confessions and Mass during the conference. Fee: $45 for adults; $20 for teenagers. Speakers include author and Catholic radio host Patrick Coffin; Father Michael Sweeney, president of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; Ned Dolesji of the California Catholic Conference; and Father Kenneth Nobrega, vocations director and exorcist for the Diocese of Oakland. Registration: www.EastBayMen.org
Sunday, Nov. 4
Annual Holy Rosary Church Health Fair. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at 1313 A St., Antioch. Free flu shots, screenings for diabetes and other conditions, dentist and chiropractic referrals, etc. 925-297-7226.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For married couples. Ray & Roberta, 916-806-4601 or Joe & Sue, 925-680-7767 or www.rekindleyourmarriage.org.
Oct. 17, 31
Divorced and/or Separated Group. 7:30–9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. (Biweekly sessions on Wednesday evenings.) Pre-registration is required. Information/Registration: Roxanne, 925-462-0750.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7–9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Joan S., 925-939-1007.
Oct. 18, Nov. 1
Breast Cancer Support Group. 6:30–8:30 p.m. at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Meets on 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Call Marla prior to attending as dates & times are subject to change. Contacts: Marla Hartung, 925-831-2475 or email@example.com; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.
Saturday, Dec. 1
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.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Tatiana (Tajci) Cameron concert. 7 p.m. at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. The former Croatian pop-star sings about discovering Catholicism. Free-will offering to benefit Mary's House of Mercy, a ministry of the Divine Eucharistic Society in San Pablo. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 8–10, 15 -18
Spring Awakening. In LeFevre Theatre, Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Rock musical presented by SMC's Performing Arts department. Tickets: $15/ general, $12/seniors & non-SMC students, $8/SMC community. Sharon Cahill, 925-631-4670. (Contains adult content. Parental discretion advised.)
Oct. 19, 20
St. Elizabeth High School Class of 1952 60th Reunion. At the Marriott Hotel in Pleasanton. Oct. 19: Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Brunch follows at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, also at the Marriott. Tickets: $24. Jackie Madera, 925-685-9083.
Saturday, Oct. 27
St. Paul School 60th Anniversary Celebration. At St. Paul's Parish Hall at 1825 Church Lane in San Pablo. Cocktails (no-host bar) at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing until 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $30. Reserve by phoning 510-233-3080 and/or emailing the principal at email@example.com. Share your memories at www.st-paulschool.org.