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August 12, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Rev. George Alengadan, SDB

Families invited to celebrate
new pastor

Families are invited to attend the installation of the Rev. George Alengadan, SDB as the new pastor of St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda on Aug. 31 by Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ.

A potluck dinner in the Kelly Gym will follow the
5 p.m. Mass.

This is an opportunity to meet the new bishop, the new pastor and the Rev. Thi Van Hoang, the new associate pastor of St. Joseph Basilica,
1109 Chestnut St., Alameda.

The parish community is planning an international potluck, and families are invited to make food they would like to share with others. Food can be brought to the gym before 6 p.m., when the dinner begins. There will be entertainment by local ethnic dance troupes. For more information, please contact the parish at 510-995-9420.


Aug. 12, 19, 26
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.

Aug. 13, 20, 27
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.

Aug. 13, 27
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.

Transfiguration Prayer Group. 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday in the church or Marian room at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, petition prayer, Scripture reading, sharing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.

Aug. 13, Sept. 13, Oct. 13
Rosary at The Grotto in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Aug. 13: 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 13: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 13: 6 p.m. at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Charles, 510-566-9267.

Aug. 14, 21, 28
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.

Aug. 15, 22
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.

Aug. 18, 25
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.

Aug. 31, Sept. 28
Monthly movie night with rosary, some snacks and fellowship. Watch films on the Saints. 5:30 p.m. at Connie's house in Castro Valley near Transfiguration Church. Want to know what is playing this month? Call Charles for information and address: 510-566-9267.

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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.

Monday — Friday
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.

2:30-3:30 p.m. in St. Felicitas Church Chapel (inside St. Joseph Center/Office), 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. 510-351-5244.

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.

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.

First Thursdays
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 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.

9 a.m. -5 p.m. at St. Philip Neri, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda 510-373-5200.

9 a.m.-8 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin.
12:30- 4:45 p.m. at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. 510-351-5244.

First Saturdays
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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Sept. 6 -8
20th annual women's retreat at Presentation Center, Los Gatos sponsored by St. Bonaventure Women's Christian Fellowship Team. Women of all ages are invited to spend a weekend building their relationship with Christ in fellowship with other Catholic women. Rev. Michael Renninger, of Richmond, Virginia, will be the retreat master teaching around the theme: "O Woman of Great Faith." Matt. 15:28. Program includes daily Mass, inspirational speakers, music, rosary, group discussions. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available Sept. 7. Registration forms are available at www.stbonaventure.net or call Dot, 925-287-0246 or dotprice@hotmail.com.

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Sunday, Aug. 18
St. Elizabeth High School Bocce Ball Tournament. Noon registration, 1 p.m. start time at Lincoln Park, 1450 High St., Alameda. $20 per player fee/$80 per team. Contact Claudia Briones at 510-532-6473 to register.

Saint Mary's College of California Ninth Annual Wine Festival. 2-5 p.m. on the campus grounds, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. This event helps to support talented, but under-resourced students by raising scholarship funds. Tickets: $60 price includes SMC logo wine glass, appetizers and wine tastings. $15 per designated driver, includes appetizers and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. For tickets and additional information, visit stmarys-ca.edu/wine, call 925-631-8744 or email events@stmarys-ca.edu. Free on-campus parking is available. Sponsored by the board of directors of the College's Alumni Association. Proceeds from festival ticket sales and a silent auction support scholarships for Saint Mary's students.

Saturday, Aug. 24
St. Patrick KPCLA Ct. 95 presents: Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at The Howard Center, St. Patrick Parish, 1640-10th St., Oakland. $18 advance/$20 door. 510-305-3758 or 510-444-1081 or email: Ddbee23@gmail.com.

Monday, Sept. 16
Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley, 29th Golf Invitational/Phil Doran '63 Memorial Tournament: At the Richmond Country Club. $225 entry fee includes lunch, reception, and more. Supports the school's tuition assistance program. Contact Joanne Marchetti Howe at 510-559-6227 or register online at www.saintmaryschs.org. Sept. 2 deadline.

Thursday, Sept. 19
ICF Branch 215's Fall Salad Luncheon and Bingo. At Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Hall, 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10 and includes two free Bingo cards. Call Ralph Marinelli at 510-651-0213 or Carolyn Navarra at 510-656-0258 no later than Sept. 13.

Saturday, Sept. 21
St. David School & Parish Annual Pasta Feed. At 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. $15 dinner includes pasta and meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. Information: 510-232-2283.

Saturday, Sept. 28
Old School Dance. 7 p.m. at St. Benedict Parish Hall, 2245-82nd Ave., Oakland. Donation: $20. Sponsor: The Knights of Peter Claver Council No. 212. 510-760-5508 or 510-632-1847.

Sunday, Sept. 29
St. Leander Confirmation program — golf tournament fundraising. At Lake Chabot Golf Course, 11450 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Tee time: 9 a.m., shotgun start. Check-in time: 7:30 a.m. Fees per player: $85, includes green fees, brown bag lunch, cart and post-tournament meal. Post-Tournament Meal and Awards at St. Leander Auditorium, 451 Davis St., San Leandro. Raffle will be held during the post-tournament meal. Information: Dan Lucero, 510-895-5327 or the parish office, 510-895-5631.

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Sunday, Sept. 8
Our Lady of Vailankanni Festival. 4 p.m. at St. James Church, 34700 Fremont Blvd. Please bring candles for the procession. Dinner optional. Call Martin Raja 707-416-4577 or Bella Comelo at 510-357-0940.

Sunday, Sept. 15
Annual St. Anthony Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley, in the church parking lot. Vendor space is available. Information: 925-437-8425.

Sunday, Sept. 22
St. John the Baptist Parish Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11150 San Pablo Ave. (near Potrero), El Cerrito. International food booths, kids' carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, drinks, country store, garden plants and more. Information: www.sjtbc.us or 510 232-5659.

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Thursday, Aug. 15
Twilight by the Lake returns. 5-7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light Plaza, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Exhale, relax and mingle on the Cathedral Plaza while enjoying live music, a beautiful lake view and complimentary appetizers. Free event is open to the community. Information: www.ctlcathedral.org

Saturday, Aug. 24
Passion and Purpose with Matthew Kelly. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1313 A St., Antioch, 6 to 10:30 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon St., Dublin. Have you ever wondered if God was speaking to you or if it was just a voice in your head? Do you know how to tell the difference? This is just one of the many things you will learn during the Passion and Purpose event. Tickets are $39 each and include all retreat materials. Contact Julian Escamilla at 925-634-6266 (Antioch event) or visit www.DynamicCatholic.com or www.whoismatthewkelly.com.

Sept. 20- 22
Marriage Help. Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the September program call 510-648-6874 or email: Oakland@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Saturday, Sept. 21
Community Action Poverty Simulation. 9 a.m. to noon in the parish hall at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers. At the end, ways participants can advocate, donate, and volunteer will be discussed. Co-sponsored by Ignatian Companions and JustFaith Ministries in collaboration with Holy Spirit Catholic Parish and StepUp Silicon Valley Campaign to Cut Poverty. This event is free if you register by Sept. 1; $10 after Sept. 1. No one turned away for lack of funds. Register: http://companionsjustfaithpovertysimulation2013.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, Sept. 22
50th Year Anniversary Celebration at St Joseph School. Join us for 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole, followed by reception and catered picnic at the school, 1961 Plum St., Pinole, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A reservation for lunch is required. To RSVP or for questions email sjs50yr@gmail.com.

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Thursday, Aug. 22
Stepping Stones on Your Grief Journey. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Final session. The reality of death leaves most of us in a state of shock, confusion and sadness. Let us accompany you on your healing journey. These sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Call Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

Thursday, Sept. 5
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.

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, Oct. 5
No More Secrets — bimonthly support group for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. 11 a.m. to 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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