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 January 21, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Natural law in America
Sister Marianne Farina, CSC, department chair of theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, will moderate a panel discussion on natural law in American rhetoric, jurisprudence and governance at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. RSVP 888-450-3778, or watch online at dspt.edu/naturallaw.


Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4
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, suzannetindall@gmail.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, clairelascola@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Sing the music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7 p.m-8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Devi Mathieu will lead this gentle, contemplative practice of listening and singing to the music of Hildegard. Requires no previous experience of Hildegard or with medieval music. Suggested offering: $10-$20. 415-457-7727 or info@santasabinacenter.org.

Tuesdays, Jan. 22, Feb. 12
Fil/Am ministry at St. Clement Parish. 7:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at the parish center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. 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. Charles, 510-566-9267.

Wednesday, Jan 23

Celebration of Christian Unity. 7:30 p.m. at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. "Ecumenism: Where are the churches today?" Begins with prayer service led by Rev. Aidan McAleenan, St. Columba pastor, in the church followed by a lecture by Rev. Thomas W. Devereaux, former moderator of the Ecumenical Officers Committee, in the church hall. Presented by: The Diocese of Oakland Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the Ecumenical Officers of Northern California. Hosted by St. Columba Parish. Deacon Thom McGowan, 707-373-3390.

Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6

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. Wednesdays in Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. For women of all ages; nurture your spirit, enjoy fellowship, listen to speakers. Drop-ins are welcome. Child care is provided. Gerri Cooney, 925-551-7760.

Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7

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.

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.

Saturday, Jan. 26
Spanish Divine Mercy conference and healing Mass. Conference: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Speaker: Rev. Fernando Echeverri, Diocese of Rockville Center, New York. On Jan. 28, Father Echeverri, will say a healing Mass in Spanish at 7 p.m. For either event, contact Gustavo Suarez, 925-395-8795 or Elizabeth Gomez, 925-470-5944.

Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 6-10

St. Columba African American celebrations 2013. 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. liturgies, at 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Theme: "My soul is anchored in the Lord." Guest speakers: Rev. George W. Quickley, SJ, pastor, St. Patrick Church, Oakland on Jan. 27; Rev. Kwame Assenyoh, SVD on Feb. 3; The Rawn Harbor Experience Gospel Music Workshop, and Feb. 6-10; and Rev. Bryan Massingale, the Rawn Harbor Workshop Choir.

Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10
Family rosary. 6 p.m Sundays at Tranfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.

Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12
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.

Friday, Feb. 1

Taize prayer around the cross at All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30-8:30 a.m. at 22824 Second St., Hayward. Francis Tanjuatco, 650-678-7739.

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Re-energize mid-week with Taize around the cross. 7-8 p.m. second Wednesdays at Maryknoll Center, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Ruth Picha, spiritual director. Kris East, 510-276-5021; www.maryknoll.us.

Saturday, March 2
Day of Reflection: "The Book of Exodus: A journey into the desert." 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in halls A, B and C, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Presented by Rev. Jim Sullivan of IHM. Starts with coffee social followed by presentation. Lunch is free and includes Father Jim's "Guacamole de Gadalajara." RSVP by: Feb. 26 to Lisa at 925-785-1969 or lfisher7544@comcast.net. Bring your Bible and rosary.

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St. John the Baptist Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-230-4325; stjohns@sjtbc.us.

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.

7-8:30 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.

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 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.

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.

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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Thursday, Feb. 7
A Taste of De La Salle: Wineries and Restaurants. 6-9 p.m., in the Hofmann Student Center at DLS, 1130 Winton Drive, Concord. Taste wine from the Napa, Livermore, and Central Valleys, and sample great foods. $40/person. Reserve online at www.dlshs.org, or pay at the door. Beth Garland, (925) 288-8184 or email garlandb@dlshs.org.

Sunday, Feb. 10
Mardi Gras Zydeco. 3-7 p.m. at St. Mark Church Gym, 159 Harbour Way, Richmond. Music by Andre Thierry and the Zydeco Band. $15/adults, free/children under 12. Sponsor: Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary, Court 230. Juanita Bruns, 510-235-5419 or Rochelle Singleton, 510-236-9632.

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Saturday, Jan. 26
Knights of Columbus Council No. 7683 annual crab feed. 6 p.m., in the Peace Room at St. Monica Parish. 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. Chicken is available when ordered in advance. $60/person; $480/table of eight and receive a complimentary bottle of wine for the table. Due to our Alcohol Beverage Control license, bringing alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Proceeds go to Bay Area charities. Tickets must be reserved and paid for in advance. Karl Anderson, 925-283-3679.

Sunday, Jan. 27
Saint Mary's College High School Super Bowl pool and luncheon. 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. Benefits tuition assistance. For reservations or to purchase squares: Joanne Marchetti, 510-559-6227.

Saturday, Feb. 2
Saint Mary's College High School crab feed and silent auction. In school gymnasium, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. Sells out quickly. Online information and reservations: www.saintmaryschs.org. No tickets sold at the door. $45/person for full crab or chicken dinner; $325/table of 10.

Saturday, Feb. 9
St. Leander Church Valentine crab feed. 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Ryan-O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro.

St. David School's crab feed. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. (Rose Mello's Hall.) $40 before the event/ at the door: $50. Dancing after dinner. 510-232-2283. Assigned seating only and no outside beverages. Dessert, silent auction and sports memorabilia silent auction. Last time to buy tickets: Feb. 4. 510-895-5631.

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Jan. 24
Grief workshops. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration is necessary. Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

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 Blvd., San Ramon. 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 Alex J. Brunett will bless those serving in lay ecclesial ministry. Morning presentations by the Rev. 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, smartinez@oakdiocese.org or 510-267-8371.

Saturday, Jan. 26
SVDP service award ceremony. 3-5 p.m., Free Dining Room, 675 23rd St., Oakland. Theme: "Tip of the Hat: Honoring Our History, Charting Our Future." Sponsor: St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County. RSVP: Lu Cuevas, lcuevas@svdp-alameda.org or Brian Ney, bney@svdp-alameda.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Adult education lecture: The Holocaust: its translation and Jewish-Catholic dialogue. 7-8:45 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Naomi Seidman, Koret professor of Jewish Culture and director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, at the Graduate Theological Union. She will examine the holocaust using a case study of Elie Wiesel's memoir, "Night," as a lens. Information: Walt Sears, 925-963-9341 or waltsears79@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
USF lecture: Mark K. Shriver. 4 p.m. at McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco. Shriver is senior vice president of U.S. programs for Save the Children and the author of "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Book signing to follow talk. Julia A. Dowd, dowd@usfca.edu or 415-422-2531.

Saturday, Feb. 2
From Hollywood to Government to Fortune 500 Advertising — Hear how eminent Catholics engage their faith in the midst of contemporary society. 1-4 p.m. at 2301 Vine St. in Berkeley. Information: dspt.edu/naturallaw. 888-450-3778.

3rd Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum: People of Hope, Agents of Change. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Holy Names University, Valley Center for the Performing Arts, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Guest speakers: David Batstone and Rev. Deborah Lee. Information: Sister Susan Wells, Holy Names University: 510-436-1280 or wells@hnu.edu or www.hnu.edu.

Feb. 8–10
Retrouvaille weekend. Help for couples in troubled marriages. For confidential information about or to register: 510-648-6874. www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

Saturday, Feb. 9
Dress a girl around the world. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Help us make simple dresses for girls in Third World countries. We need all kinds of help — sewing, ironing, cutting, etc. Come for as long as you want — an hour or all day. (Please bring a bag lunch if you plan to stay all day.) Sew-Fest kits are available for those who wish to sew at home. Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or suzbeck@yahoo.com.

Feb. 22–24
Married Couples, have you ever said this to your spouse: "I wish we could just sit down and talk!" Do you wish you could take your "talk" to a deeper level of listening and understanding? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will help you to do just that. The next weekend will be held in Pleasanton Feb. 22-24. Information: Ray and Roberta, 510-51-2649 or Joe and Sue, 925-680-7767or go to oaklandwwme.org.

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Saturday, Feb. 2
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, Jan. 17
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. If no answer please speak clearly leaving a phone number where you can be reached.

Jan. 17, Feb. 7
Breast Cancer support group. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Contact Marla prior to attending as dates and times are subject to change. Contacts: Marla Hartung, 925-831-2475 or mmhartung@gmail.com; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.

Jan. 23, Feb. 6, 20
Divorced and/or separated group. 7:30-9:30 p.m. bi-weekly on Wednesdays at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Pre-registration is required. Information/registration: Roxanne, 925-462-0750.

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Saturday, Feb. 2
Saint Mary's College High School Class of 2002 social. 6-8 p.m. at 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. Benefits tuition assistance. For reservations or to purchase squares: Joanne Marchetti, 510-559-6227.

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