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 March 4, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


March 5, 12, 19
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.

March 6, 13, 20
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.

March 6, 29
The Mystery Players from Salesian High School present "The Way of the Cross" at 7:30 p.m. in St. Stephen Church, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Admission is free. The church is also presenting a Tenebrae Prayer/Music service at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, March 29, in the church. A potluck soup supper will precede both events at 6:15 p.m. Annette Roux at 925-210-0732.

March 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.

March 8–11
Come Home to God: A St. Barnabas Parish Mission. St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St., Alameda. Office: 510-522-8933. "Come Home to God" is an invitation for us prodigal children to return to the house of our Father God. We welcome Rev. David S. Matz, CPPS, a missionary of the Most Precious Blood, musician, priest and preacher. March 8: 'Kick-off Mass' at 5:30 p.m., Lenten Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m.; March 9: Day of Recollection, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with lunch), Confessions at 3:30 p.m., Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m.; March 10: Fourth Sunday of Lent Mass at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Children's Faith Formation Presentation at 9:30 a.m., Parish Reception at noon in the Parish Hall; March 11: Closing Mass at 5:30 p.m., Confessions at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 9
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. 12:15 p.m. at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St., San Francisco. Rev. Gregory Coiro, OFM Cap., rector of the shrine, and of the Knights of St. Francis, invited the clergy and choir of Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church for the liturgy www.facebook.com/byzantinecatholicsf or www.shrinesf.org.

March 10, 17, 24
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.

March 11–13

Parish Mission. Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont. Presented by Rev. Franklin Fong, OFM, from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley. Sessions at 8:45 a.m. and repeated at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Reflecting on the Year of Faith, the overall theme is "Faith in Our Lives." Father Franklin will explain how to nurture faith in ourselves; how art can play a role in our prayer life; and how to take a "leap of faith" to transform our spiritual lives. He will introduce himself and give the homily at all the weekend Masses March 9 and 10. 510-797-1660 or www.holyspiritfremont.org.

March 11–14
Parish mission. 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 555 Third Ave., Crockett. Presented by Rev. Serge Propst, OP, who divides his time between preaching for the Western Province and teaching at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley. 510-893-5339.

March 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, 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.

March 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 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, 510-566-9267.

Wednesday, March 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.

Friday, March 22
Taize: An evening of prayer around the cross at St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

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.

Saturday, March 23
"Always in Our Heart": A Memorial Service for women and men who have lost a baby to stillbirth, miscarriage or abortion. 2:30- 3:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. If you or a loved one has suffered the loss of a baby to stillbirth, miscarriage or abortion, you are invited to a healing memorial service. Please stay for refreshments. Roberta Gannon, MFT, 510-601-6805 or rlgannon@pacbell.net.

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Tuesday, March 5
Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice through the Ear to the Heart. 7-8:30 p.m. Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael, This gentle, contemplative practice of listening and singing the music of Hildegard together is led by Devi Mathieu and requires no previous experience with the music of Hildegard or with medieval music. Suggested offering, $10-20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Wednesday, March 6
Contemplative Day of Prayer. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael. Led by Kathleen Denison. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Saturday, March 16
Lenten Retreat: Living Life at the Speed of Love. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Come and learn five new prayer styles for your Lenten journey. Directed by Sister Rebecca Shinas, OP. Bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided. Free-will offering. RSVP: Teresa Schmidt, 510-993-6366 or t.schmidt.msj@gmail.com.

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March 8, 15, 22
Friday Fish Fry. 4-8 p.m. in the Community Life Center, 500 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood. Drive-up is also available. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood. $12/adults, $8/kids 12 and under. Includes fish, french fries, cole slaw and soda or water. Dessert is provided by the Crafty Quilters and costs $1.50. 925-437-8082.

Thursday, March 14
Guest Chef with SVdP's Robert Dorsey III. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 675 23rd St., Oakland. A four-course meal, wine and entertainment to benefit the Kitchen of Champions culinary training program of the St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County. Tickets are $75 per person, or a table of 8 for $520. Purchase tickets at: http://svdp-alameda1.eventbrite.com. Call 510-877-9254 for more information.

Saturday, March 16
St. Patrick's Day Dinner Fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, at Ryan O'Connell Hall at St. Leander Church, 474 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Corned beef or chicken, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, roll, dessert and coffee. $17/adults, $9/children under 12. Tickets available after Mass or at the parish office, 510-895-5631. Sponsored by St. Leander Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Irish Social. 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, at St. Philip Neri Church, High and Van Buren in Alameda. Corned beef and all the trimmings. Irish dancers. Raffle prizes. $25/adults, $12 children 12 and under. Call Gina Foster, 510-995-8140, or email gfoster@csdo.org by March 11. Mail checks (ICF 10) to Gina Foster, 3101 Van Buren, Alameda, CA 94501.

St. Agnes Parish — Irish Variety Show. 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Enjoy an Irish experience with music, song, dance and comedy. Starts with dessert, show begins at 8 p.m. Performers come directly from Ireland (www.irishvarietyshow.biz). $25/adults, $10/children under 12. Information: parish office, 925-689-0838. Tickets will also be available by mail. Make your reservation, send in — make check payable to St. Agnes. (See address above.)

St. Patrick's Day on Broadway. 6-9 p.m. at Flood Mansion, Schools of the Sacred Heart, 2222 Broadway, San Francisco. Benefits the Tuition Assistance Fund of St. Martin de Porres School, Oakland. Enjoy fine wines and buffet stations. Take part in lively auctions. Music by renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade with special artists and the St. Martin de Porres musicians and choir. The event honors Father Aidan McAleenan of St. Columba Church. Complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $125. Julie Merrill, 510-832-1757, ext. 17, or juliemerrill@csdo.org.

Monday, March 18
St. Joseph's celebration. At St. Philip Neri Church, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda. Mass at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Chicken, pesto, vegetables, salad, rolls and desserts. $15/adults, $8/children 12 years and under. Call Michael Marcheschi, 510-523-4720 or email marcheschi@dishs.org by March 13. Mail checks (ICF Branch 10) to Michael Marcheschi, 1118 San Antonio, Alameda 94501.

Tuesday, March 19
Saint Mary's College Guild Scholarship Fund Raiser Game Day and Luncheon. 9:30 a.m. in the Soda Center, at Saint Mary's College, 1928 St. Mary's Road in Moraga. A day of bridge and bunco. $35/person. Information: Shirley Holloway, 925-376-6588. Make check payable to Saint Mary's College Guild and mail to Dolores McGonigle, 828 Crossbrook Court, Moraga 94556, or 925-376-4339. RSVP by March 14.

Friday, March 22
St. Rose Church 28th Annual Fish Fry. 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. in the St. Rose Parish hall on Starr Street between Third and Fourth in Crockett. $16/Adults, $7/children 12 and under. Beverages at a no-host refreshment bar. Home delivery is available for Crockett, Tormey and Port Costa. No deliveries after 6 p.m. Take-out orders are available any time during serving hours. Call 510-787-2052 before fish fry day for ticket, to place an order or more information.

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Crab feeds

Saturday, March 9
12th Annual Holy Spirit School Crab Feed and Auction. 4 p.m. at 3930 Parish Ave., Fremont, in the parish center/gym. $49 a person. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets can be purchased at the school office. Pre-sale only. Arlene Vargas, hsscrabfeed@gmail.com. Tuition raffle: $50/ticket.

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March 6, 13, 20
Peace in Every Step. 7:30-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, a Passionist priest who is director of The Interfaith Peace Project, will present this three-week series entitled "Peace in Every Step." The sessions will focus on creating personal peace, community peace and world peace. Rev. Bonacci will begin speaking at 7:30 p.m., after the parish's soup suppers. Information: Father Bonacci, 925-787-9279. Sponsored by the Our Lady of Grace Pax Christi/Social Justice group.

Saturday, March 9
The Way of the Cross: Catholic Liturgical Arts Conference. 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. in Hagerty Lounge, De La Salle Hall at Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. $10 cost includes Lenten soup lunch. Guest speaker: Brother Charles Hilken, an expert on medieval history and author who consulted on the "Vatican Splendors" art exhibition. He will speak on the history of the cross as a symbol and an object of art. RSVP: Louis Lebherz, lpl2@stmarys-ca-edu, www.stmarys-ca.edu/clac or 831-392-5315.

March 11, 18
"The Bible Through the Ages; Why We Read the Bible the Way We Do" 7-8:30 p.m. in the Mullen Commons Vista Room at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. A four-week course presented by Zach Flanagin, parishioner at St. John Vianney and professor of biblical studies at Saint Mary's College, continues. This course will address the Bible, why we read it, what we hope to find there, and why we find such different things. Flanagin will share from his research for an upcoming book. Nora Petersen, npetersen@sjvianney.org, 925-939-7911.

Tuesday, March 19
Lecture: "Redeeming Our Sacred Story: The Death of Jesus and Relations between Jews and Christians." 7 p.m. in McLean Chapel, Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. A lecture based on the forthcoming book, "Redeeming Our Sacred Story: The Death of Jesus and Relations between Jews and Christians," by Sister Mary Boys, SNJM, Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York. Free. 510-436-1000.

Wednesday, March 20

Soup and Talk at St. Agnes Church in Concord. 6 p.m. supper, 6:30 p.m. presentation at St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Holy Family Sister Caritas Foster speaks about human trafficking, the fastest growing criminal activity throughout the world. Come for soup and the presentation or just the presentation. RSVP Kathie Hieb 925-686-0430 or dnkhi@astound.net.

Saturday, April 6

The Notre Dame de Namur Alumnae of San Francisco's 110th annual Mass and luncheon. 10:30 a.m. at Mission Dolores Basilica followed by lunch at the Spanish Cultural Center, 2850 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco. Honorees are the Golden Belles of 1963, Diamond Belles of 1938, Emerald Belles of 1953, and Ruby Belles of 1973. Reservations: Katie O'Leary, 415-282-6588 or nuttydames@aol.com.

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March 6, 20
Divorced and/or separated group. 7:30 to 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.

March 7, 21
Breast Cancer support group. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays at St. Isidore Church, room 15, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Call Marla prior to attending as dates and times are subject to change. Marla Hartung, 925-831-2475 or mmhartung@gmail.com; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.

Thursday, March 21
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.

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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