Journey with Jesus
Passionist priest Rev. Tom Bonacci will be the keynote speaker in a parish mission considering the Year of Faith at the Catholic Community of Pleasanton Feb. 17-20. Sessions are at 9:15 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, and at 7:30 p.m. at
St. Elizabeth Seton Church,
4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
St. Columba African American celebrations 2013. Feb. 6-10: The Rawn Harbor Experience Gospel Music Workshop. Feb. 10: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. liturgies, at 6401 San Pablo Ave. in Oakland. Theme: "My soul is anchored in the Lord." Guest speaker: Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD, and the Rawn Harbor Workshop Choir.
Feb. 7, 14, 21
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.
Feb. 10, 17, 24
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Tranfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., in Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.
Feb. 11, 18, 25
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.
Tuesdays, Feb. 12, 26
Fil/Am ministry at St. Clement Parish. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays 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 East Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, 510-566-9267.
Feb. 12, 19, 26
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.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Re-energize midweek 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.
Feb. 15, 20, 27
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. Childcare is provided. Gerri Cooney, 925-551-7760.
Feb. 15 and March 22
Taize prayer around the cross at Catholic Community of Pleasanton. 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Lisa Fairchild, 925-600-1765
Friday, Feb. 22
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 Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-230-4325; email@example.com.
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.
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 7 p.m. Saturday. 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 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 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.
9 a.m.-8 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin.
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Thursday, Feb. 7
A Taste of De La Salle: Wineries and Restaurants Come to Campus to Raise Funds for Student Activities. 6-9 p.m., in the Hofmann Student Center on the De La Salle High School campus, 1130 Winton Drive, Concord. Taste wine from the Napa, Livermore and Central Valleys, and sample great foods, from fine to family-style. $40/person. Reserve online at www.dlshs.org, or pay at the door. Information, Beth Garland at 925-288-8184 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, Feb. 10
Mardi Gras Zydeco. 3-7 p.m. at St. Mark Church Gym, 159 Harbour Way in 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.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Polenta Dinner. 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner in the parish hall at St. Philip Neri Church, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda. Polenta and chicken by Mariani, $21 adults/ $10 children under 12. Contact Gina Foster at 510-995-8141 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 11.
Bingo Bash. 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Parish Hall, 372 Maple St., Livermore. Sponsored by the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch #285, this fundraiser to benefit the Cooley's Anemia research at Children's Hospital Oakland and the group's college scholarship fund. Reservation deadline: Feb.11. Helen W.at 925-462-3798. If unable to attend, a donation would be appreciated. Mail donations to ICF c/o E. Meier 6597 Lansing Ct. Pleasanton. CA 94566.
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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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Feb. 21
Franciscan Vision Series. 5:10 p.m. at the Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Ave. Berkeley. "Social Capital and the Presence of the Poor: A Franciscan Perspective." Lecture given by Rev. Joseph P. Chinnici, OFM, president and rector of FST, and professor of Church History. The event is free, and a soup supper is provided. 510-848-5232.
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Feb. 7, 21
Breast cancer support group. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Call Marla prior to attending as dates and times are subject to change. Contacts: Marla Hartung, 925-831-2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.
Feb. 20, March 6
Divorced and/or separated group. 7:30-9:30 p.m. biweekly on Wednesdays at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Pre-registration is required. Information/registration: Roxanne, 925-462-0750.
Thursday, Feb. 21
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 call where you can be reached.
Saturday, April 6
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.
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Saturday, Feb. 9
St. Joachim School's third annual crab feed/auction. 5:30 p.m. social/silent auction, 6:30 p.m. dinner in the gym at St. Joachim School, 21250 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward. Live auction and raffle at 8:30 p.m. No host cocktails available. Adult-only event. Must be 18 years of age and older. Food catered by The Fish Market from San Mateo. $45/person. Tickets can be purchased at http://sjscrabfeed2013.eventbrite.com/. Information: 510-783-3177 or email Angie Huaman at email@example.com.
St. Leander Church Valentine crab feed. At Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner. $40/person. Assigned seating only; no outside beverages. Dessert, silent auction and sports memorabilia silent auction. Last time to buy tickets: Feb. 4. 510-895-5631.
St. David School's crab feed. 6-11 p.m. at 871 Sonoma St. in Richmond. (Rose Mello's Hall.) $40 before the event/ at the door: $50. Dancing after dinner. 510-232-2283. $40/person. Assigned seating only and no outside beverages.
Saturday, Feb. 16
"Love is in the Air" - St. James the Apostle Crab Feed. 6 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church's Hall, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont. Also includes silent and live auctions. $45/person. Reserve and purchase tickets for a table for eight and receive a complimentary bottle of wine or a round of margaritas! Proceeds from this fund-raising event will be used to build the Mother Theresa Educational Center for Children. Tickets: 510-792-1962.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Our Lady of Guadalupe School's annual crab feed/auction. 4:30-11 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. $42/person or $430 for a reserved table of 10. Ticket price includes the crab dinner. $1/soda and water; $3/ bottle of wine, $5/ mixed drinks. The theme will be "The 1980's." 510-657-1674.