June 12, 19
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.
June 13, 20
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.
June 16, 23
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.
June 10, 17, 24
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.
June 11, 18, 25
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.
June 11, 25
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.
Thursday, June 13
Fatima celebration. St. James the Apostle Parish, 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, will have Fatima celebrations on the 13th of every month from May to October. Mass at 7.30 p.m. followed by candlelit Marian procession around the parking lot. After the procession there will be a short Eucharist procession within the church, which will be concluded by benediction. A special blessing will be given to the sick people.
June 17–20 and 24–27
Summer Catechist Formation. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Theme: "A Living Faith in Every Age: The Call to be Contagious Believers." Come and renew your understanding of the faith in every age and culture. Strengthen your courage to witness: at home, at church, in your class, in the world. Topics presented in English and Spanish. Information: contact your parish catechetical leader or Robyn Lang at OLG, email@example.com or 510-582-9266.
Wednesday, June 26
Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality is a unique program that engages people 50 and older in a commitment to social justice by directly serving the poor, participating in small faith sharing groups and daily prayer. Companions is sponsored by the Jesuits. The 10-month program is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and operates from September-June each year. Final inquiry session: 7 to 8 p.m. June 26 at Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley. Registration/information: Jenny Girard Malley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-503-1310. Website: www.ignatiancompanions.org.
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose/live-in experience Preaching with Our Lives. A six day experience of living, ministering and praying for Catholic single women (college age-39) committed to Gospel Living. The days include a weekend silent retreat, service and time for fun and relaxation. Get to know more about the Dominican spirit and our mission. RSVP deadline: June 15 to email@example.com. For more information contact: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, Vocation Office, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539-5829 510-933-6333, www.msjdominicans.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
July 6, 7
The Blood and the Rose. Two events each day: 3 and 6:30 p.m. at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. This spiritual event features a lineup of inspiring Catholic speakers who offer brief reflections on the call to the new evangelization, St. Juan Diego and the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by a screening of the film, "The Blood and The Rose." Benefits the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley. $12 general admission/$10 seniors and youth. Information: Andrea Vitalie at Holy Angels Books, 925-778-7575; www.thebloodandtherose.com.
Saturday, July 13
National NFP Awareness Week. 11 a.m. at St. Raymond's Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. The U.S. bishops have designated the last full week in July as "National NFP Awareness Week." The Diocese of Oakland will honor the week in Dublin. Begins with 11 a.m. Mass followed by a short program at the parish hall and then a potluck barbecue. Play areas for children. St. Raymond's Knights of Columbus will barbecue hamburgers and hot dogs. Please consider bringing beverages, side dishes, salad or desserts to share. Information: Ed Hopfner at email@example.com.
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St. John the Baptist Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-230-4325; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Holy Hour — First Thursday (or Thursday before first Friday) at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Every Thursday before the First Friday it is a day of special prayer for the new vocations to the priesthood and religious life and for our priests, religious, deacons and seminarians. 7 p.m.: exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and celebration of the Holy Hour. All parents and relatives of priests, religious, deacons, seminarians and altar servers; also people who like to pray for new vocations are welcome. 510-482-0596.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Following 8:30 a.m. Mass until 3:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, Mullen Commons Library, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 925-939-7911.
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Wednesday, June 12
Re-energize midweek with Taizé 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, June 21
Taizé ecumenical service. 8-9 p.m. every third Friday in the Chapel of the Mission San Jose Dominicans, 43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont. Information: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-933-6333.
Friday, June 28
Taizé: An evening of prayer around the cross at St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.
Taizé 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.
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Saturday, June 15
St. Leander's Meridians' 12th Annual Summer Sports Collectors Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia items (1880's-2010) will be available for sale. Free verbal appraisals are available (for pre 1975 items only). Door prizes will be given away all day. General admission is $4 and $2 for those who are under 5 years old or over 65. Proceeds benefit St. Leander's Parish as well as local charities. Information: Mark at 510-538-6245.
June 21, 22
St. Leander Parish rummage sale. In Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro (at West Estudillo and San Leandro Boulevard): 1-5 p.m. June 21; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 22. Information, 510-895-5631.
Sunday, June 23
Summer is Here — benefit concert for St. Jarlath School. 4 p.m. at St. Jarlath School, 2634 Pleasant St. in Oakland. Featuring the "In The Tradition" Trio: Bill Jackman (piano), Terry Hilliard (bass) and Johnny Apperson (drums). Including a "Dancing to Jazz" demonstration by Bill and Rosa. Tickets: $10. 510-532-4387.
Saturday, June 29
Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament. Monarch Bay-San Leandro. Scramble format; 8 a.m. shotgun start. This is a four-person format open to all golfers. Since this a scramble tournament, signing-up as a group with three or four of your friends would be great. $100 entry fee includes: golf cart, 18-hole round of golf, tee prizes. A rib and chicken dinner will be served at the church hall after the tournament; non-players may attend dinner for an extra $10 each. Deadline: June 17. Information Mario Castellanos, 510-468-2461.
Summer Sock Hop & Food Drive. 7 to10 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, Rohan Hall, 308 Carmel Avenue, El Cerrito. All ages welcome. Put on your dancing shoes and vintage threads and enjoy live music by 1950s rock 'n roll band Hot Rod Jukebox. Appetizers and drinks available. Admission is free, and a donation of non-perishable groceries is requested. Donations benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society, whose volunteers distribute groceries to the hungry in our community each week. Suggested food donation is a grocery bag of non-perishable foods such as tuna, spam, pasta, peanut butter and cereal. 510-525-0876, http://stjeromeec.org.
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Friday, June 14
2013 SVdP Artist in Residence opening reception. 6-9 p.m. at Redux Studios and Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave., Alameda. Redux Studios and Gallery is a social enterprise of St. Vincent de Paul, Alameda County. The event is free and features food, beverages and entertainment. 510-877-9251.
Saturday, June 15
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon. The Rev. John H. Hampsch, CMF, an author who has been involved in Charismatic Renewal for more than 36 years, will be the guest speaker. This breakfast will be open to men, young adults and teens as Father Hampsch will anoint each person with blessed oil. $35 per person. Sponsor: A Ministry to Catholic Women, Servants of the Immaculata Chapter of the Oakland diocese. Information: 925-899-8087, MagnificatSOTI@yahoo.com or www.magnificatsoti.org.
Thursday, June 20
Job training graduation. 4 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Dining Room, 675-23rd St. in Oakland. The community is invited to share the achievements of the graduating 35th cohort class of the Kitchen of Champions culinary training program and the Champion Workforce traditional employment program at SVdP in Alameda County. Keynote speaker: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. 510-877-9251.
Tuesday, June 25
Talk by Rabbi Waldenburg. 7-8:45 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. In his talk, "Humor as Protest and Moral Sanity: A Jewish Perspective," the rabbi will look at the very real role humor has played in helping Jews and Christians survive centuries of persecution displacing hostility with laughter.
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June 13, 27
Stepping Stones on Your Grief Journey. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration necessary. Session topics include: Who am I now?, Dealing with extended family and friends; Life will never be the same; Coming to grips with the new normal. Mary, 925-846-5377.
June 19, July 3
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.
June 20, July 18
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Faith Formation, 925-362-1901.
Thursday, June 20
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. If no answer, please speak clearly leaving a phone number where you can be reached.
Saturday, August 3
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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Dreams Workshop at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Rev. Jeremy Taylor: "The Search for Beauty in the Dream World: An Aspect of the Divine Manifested in Sleep." We will once again be sharing and exploring each other's dreams together with an eye to their spiritual meanings and deeper implications. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 14 and retreat ends on June 16 with lunch. $235 for private room and $205 for shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
A retreat with Thomas Merton: Contemplative Mystic and Prophet. 7-9 p.m. on June 21 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 22, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2830 May Road in El Sobrante. Facilitated by Claire Ronzani, a teacher at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU). Ronzani has been an explorer of Thomas Merton's spirituality with a particular interest in the contemplative and prophetic dimension of his vision. Sponsor: Contemplative Outreach of Oakland-East Bay. Bring a bag lunch. Suggested donations (sliding scale) $25-$50. No one will be turned away. To register: email email@example.com or call 925-943-3190.
Recovery Retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Sister Briegeen Moore, OSC. Emotional sobriety is elusive! How easy it is to get tangled up and to engage in other's drama. This retreat will explore ways to maintain peace, joy and serenity as we continue our recovery journey. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. July 5 and retreat ends on July 7 with lunch. Cost is $230 for private room and $205 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.