Concert to benefit FACE
The University of Notre Dame Undertones present an evening of college a cappella music at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Proceeds from the concert will benefit FACE – Family Aid – Catholic Education, which is providing tuition assistance this year to 549 students in elementary and high schools throughout the Diocese of Oakland. In its 33 years, FACE has supported more than 20,000 students. More than 98 percent of FACE recipients in the Class of 2012 are continuing their education in colleges and universities. The concert is being sponsored by Choicelunch, a San Ramon-based company that not only provides healthy school lunches to 250 schools in California, but has as its partners three former members of the Undertones. They are Justin Gagnon, Ryan Mariotti and Keith Cosbey, who founded the choral group in 1996. The Undertones have recorded seven albums, and perform two major concerts at the university each year, in addition to making appearances at a variety of events. Each winter break, they embark on a tour, which this year brings them to California. Additional information about the 12-man group is available at http://undertones.nd.edu. Suggested donation for the concert is $10.
Jan. 1, 15
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.
Jan. 2, 9, 16
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.
St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:15 – 11:15 a.m., in Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. For women of all ages; nurture your spirit, enjoy fellowship, listen to speakers. Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Wednesday mornings. Gerri Cooney, 925-551-7760.
Jan. 6, 13, 20
Family Rosary. Every Sunday at 6 p.m. at Tranfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., in Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.
Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 12
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
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.
Jan. 10, 17, 24
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.
Jan. 14, 21, 28
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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Jan. 25
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 www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.
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St. John the Baptist 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.
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- 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.
6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. David of Wales Church, 5641 Esmond Ave., Richmond. 510-237-1531.
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.
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Jan. 11 – 13
Franciscan Spirituality Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Rev. Bill Cieslak, OFM, Cap. returns to the Bay Area for a weekend retreat offering presentations and prayer time. Registration: Jan. 11 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.; retreat ends Jan. 13 with lunch. $225 private room/$195 shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online: www.sandamiano.org.
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Tuesday, Jan. 8
"Changing the World 101," a talk by Jason Connell. 7 p.m., Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. Connell is the executive director of Ignited Leadership, a dynamic Washington, D.C.-based human service organization that is dedicated to building a better world, one leader at a time. Free.
Jan. 10, 24
Grief workshops. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration is necessary. Open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Soulful and Sacred: Celebrating the Black Catholic Experience. At 5:30 p.m. in the Soda Center. Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. The Rev. Edward Branch, the Catholic chaplain for the Lyke House at the Atlanta University Center, a consortium of historically black colleges, will lecture about the distinctive journey of African American Catholics; a reception honoring Saint Mary's African American alumni and the contributions of Saint Mary's benefactor and San Francisco abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant will follow at 6:30 p.m.; a concert by Oakland's St. Columba Catholic Church Gospel Choir, directed by Rawn Harbor, one of the nation's preeminent African American Catholic composers, 7:30 p.m. in the college chapel. This event recognizes the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Saint Mary's commitment to an inclusive campus community and the college's sesquicentennial year.
Sunday, Jan. 20
The 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. 10:45 a.m. at St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church, 1122 Jamestown Ave., San Francisco. Theme: "Living the Dream." Guest preacher and homilist: Rev. Norman Fischer, from the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. He is a pastor, high school chaplain and the first priest of African American and Filipino heritage in the Catholic Church. www.stpaulofthesdhipwreck.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
"Unlikely Inspiration," a talk by Kayla Oakes. 7 p.m., Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga.Oakes, author of "Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture," the poetry collection "Telegraph" and "Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church," teaches in the English department at the University of California, Berkeley. Free.
Friday, Jan. 25
A Celebration of Our Faith/ Celebracion de Nuestra Fe: 2013 Lay Ecclesial Ministers Convocation and Blessing (Bilingual). 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon. In the spirit of the Year of Faith, lay ecclesial ministers and others in church leadership are invited for a morning of joyous rediscovery of our Catholic faith in its beauty and grandeur, and an afternoon of exploring ideas and resources to develop that awareness within our ministries. Archbishop Brunett will bless those serving in lay ecclesial ministry. Morning presentations by Father David Pettingill in English and Feliciano Tapia in Spanish. Bilingual resources and exhibits. $25 suggested donation includes morning hospitality and lunch. To download flyer in English or Spanish or to register visit www.oakdiocese.org/LEMC or Sandra Martinez, email@example.com or 510-267-8371.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Catholic Underground. 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Adoration and prayer led by Father Stan Fortuna of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Confession is available. Social hour and concert featuring City's End, 8:45 p.m. in parish hall. Free event; donations welcome. www.cubayarea.org.
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Thursday, Jan. 17
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Joan S., 925-939-1007.
Jan. 9, 23
Divorced and/or Separated Group. 7:30 to 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.
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Monday, Jan. 14
"Active Synchronicity: New Work by Tahiti Pehrson." At the Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library/ Geschke Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco. Tahiti Pehrson will hand-cut hundreds of linear feet of white paper into magical landscapes. Introducing motion to his complex, large-scale paper installation, he invites viewers to interact with the pieces in order to explore the fragility and interconnectedness of their physical structures. 415-422-5178 or www.usfca@edu/library/thacher.
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