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September 23, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


SPIRITUALITY

Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14
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 p.m. 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.

Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21
Bible Study. 7-8:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. A series of five lectures by Zach Flanagin, professor of biblical studies at Saint Mary's College, Moraga. No registration is required, just come to the Mullen Commons Vista Room behind the church. Anna or Stephanie at 925-939-7911, ext. 107 or adultfaithformation@sjvianney.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Women's Faith Sharing. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Monica Peace Center, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. Speaker: Rev. Jeremy Leatherby, pastor, Presentation Parish, Sacramento. Women from all parishes are invited. Kathleen, 925-330-5520.

Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8
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.

Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 22
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.

Sept. 25. Oct. 2, 8
Perpetual Help devotion Baclaran format. 8:15 a.m. 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.

Sept. 26, Oct. 3
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.

Saturday, Sept. 28
Day of Reflection: "The Gift of Faith." 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Halls A, B and C, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Led by Rev. Jim Sullivan. Celebrate The Year of Faith with a Day of Reflection on the great exemplars of faith from Scripture. Lunch is free. RSVP by Sept. 25 to Lisa, at 925-785-1969 or lifsher7544@comcast.net. Bring your Bible and your rosary.

Monthly movie night with rosary, some snacks and fellowship. Watch films on the saints. 5:30 p.m. in Castro Valley near Transfiguration Church. Call Charles for information and address: 510-566-9267.

Sept. 29, Oct. 6
Family rosary. 6 p.m. Sundays at Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. Rosary, singing. Charles Eduru, 510-566-9267.

RCIA Meetings. 10:15-11:30 a.m. at St. Jerome Church, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Meetings for anyone who has questions about the Catholic Church, especially returning Catholics or those who want to become Catholic. 510-525-0876; saintjeromechurch@comcast.net.

Oct. 11, 12
Healing the Family Tree program and Mass. In the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Oct. 11: introductory Mass at 7 p.m., Oct. 12: main program and Mass 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Conducted by Rev. John Hampsch, CMF. No registration. No fee. Free will offering. Linda, 925-858-8801.

Sunday, Oct. 13
Rosary at The Grotto in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima. 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.

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Perpetual
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.

Daily
9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. 925-757-4020.

Monday – Thursday
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 – Friday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in the convent; 2-9 p.m. Wednesday in the church at St. Bede Church, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward. 510-782-2171.

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.

Mondays
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.

Tuesdays
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.

Wednesdays
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.

Fridays
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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Taize

Friday, Sept. 20
Taize ecumenical service. 8-9 p.m. every third Friday in the Chapel of the Mission San Jose Dominicans, 43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont. Open to all faiths. Information: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-933-6333

Friday, Oct. 4
Taizé prayer around the cross, 7:30-8:30 p.m. every first Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Francis Tanjuatco,t 650-678-7739.

Sunday, Oct. 6
Taize prayer around the cross — ecumenical. 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal, 399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill; Participating churches: Christ the King Catholic Church; Hillcrest Congregational Church; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, all in Pleasant Hill; and Walnut Creek United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
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.

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RETREATS

Saturday, Sept. 28
A "Day of Reflection, Renewal and Recommitment," 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ The Light Parish Hall, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Presented by The Knights of St. Peter Claver, Northern California Inter Councils and Courts (NCICC). $20 donation will cover continental breakfast, lunch and retreat materials and parking. RSVP Sir Knight Maurice Harper, 415-385-8307, Lady Minor, 415-310-6582 or Lady Trevigne, 510 384-6540. The NCICC quarterly meeting and dinner will follow the retreat.

Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5
Fall Book Series 2013 at San Damiano Retreat in Danville facilitated by Kathy Miranda, MA. "A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary" by Macrina Wiederkehr will be the book we will discuss. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $100 for the entire 6-week series or $20 per session. There is an option to stay for lunch for an additional $10. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

October 4-6
Franciscan Spirituality Retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Brother Bill Short, OFM. "A Pope Named Francis: The Message of St. Francis for the Church Today." Registration is from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and retreat ends on Oct. 6 with lunch. $220 private/$195 shared. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Oct. 12
YA fall retreat: Walking with Pope Francis. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Open to men and women (college age to 40). Free will offering. RSVP deadline: Oct. 7 at blessings@msjdominicans.org or 510-933-6335.

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice, through the Ear to the Heart. 7-8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. 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, Oct. 16
Contemplative Day of Prayer. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Led by Father Andrew Colnaghi, OSB Cam. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20. 415-457-7727;  info@santasabinacenter.org.

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Fundraisers

Saturday, Sept. 28
Deacon Ken's Annual Flea Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St. Pittsburg. Sonja Shephard, 925-252-0236.
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.

Monday, Sept. 30
Festa d'Italia Fourth Annual Car Show and Pasta Dinner. 4-8 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Proceeds go to ICF Branch 432 High School Scholarships, Oakland Children's Hospital Thalassemia Research and ICF Reach Out Program to the developmentally delayed and disabled people.

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eventS

Saturday, Sept. 28
Italian Catholic Federation Inauguration of Branch 442 at Christ the King Church. Inauguration and dinner following 5 p.m. Mass. At 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Contact Rose, 925-957-0269 or icfpleasanthill@aol.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Book Launch — "Saint Francis de Sales, Life and Spirit" by Father Joseph Boenzi, SDB, 7:30 p.m. at 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Renowned biblical scholar, Rev. Francis J. Moloney, SDB, will present followed by Q&A, light refreshments and book signing and sale. This event will be streamed live, so gather your community to participate remotely if you can't attend in person. More details at dspt.edu or 888-450-3778.

Sunday, Oct. 6
Friends of the Poor Walk. 1-4 p.m. at Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Sign up to be a walker, and raise funds to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Alameda County and the work of the Vincentians in the community. Sign up online at www.svdpusa.net/fop or contact Brian Ney at 510-636-4253 or bney@svdp-alameda.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Lecture: Women in the Church. 7 p.m. in McLean Chapel at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Speaker Sister Anne Patrick, SNJM, William H. Laird Professor of religion and the liberal arts. This lecture is based on Sister Anne's book, "Conscience and Calling: Ethical Reflections on Catholic Women Church Vocations." Free. Information: Sister Carol Sellman, SNJM, emerita at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, 510-436-1265.

Oct. 10 – Nov. 21
Workshop on Matthew Kelly's book, "Rediscover Catholicism." 7-9:30 p.m. in the John Paul II Room at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. The six-session program will be held Thursday evenings. Register: Therese Caples, 925-683-6227 or caplesta@aol.com or visit the parish website at www.sfaconcord.org.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Oct. 3, 17
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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Art/Music

Sunday, Sept. 29
Opening reception for gallery exhibit celebrating Vatican II and Nostra Aetate: Approaching the Qur'an through art. 1-4 p.m. at Blackfriars Gallery, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Dspt.edu or 888-450-3778.

Through Sept. 29
Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space. At the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. The museum is located directly behind the chapel on campus. Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (museum hours). This exhibition looks at the evolution of a metaphysical era in minimalism in California which began in the 1960s and 1970s and its influence among three contemporary artists: Thomas Akawie, Helen Lundeberg and Henry Wessell. Information: Heidi Donner, 925-631-4069 or hdonner@stmarysca.edu.

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festivals

Oct. 5
St. Joseph Elementary School Fall Festival. 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. 510-522-4456, www.stjosephalameda.org.

St. David School and Parish Fall Festival. 11 a.m. at St. David School, 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

Oct. 5, 6
St. Joseph School and Parish Annual Festival — Golden Harvest — 35th Oktoberfest 2013. At 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Begins Sept. 28 with a Thanksgiving Mass at 5 p.m. which will be followed by the Golden Harvest kick-off dinner at the school. The October weekend will include two days of entertainment, a 5K run, food booths, etc. 510-741-7900.

St. Joseph the Baptist Parish and School Annual Fall Festival: Aloha! Celebrating Ohana! Oct. 5: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Oct. 6: 10 a.m.— 6 p.m. at 270 Leweling Blvd., San Lorenzo.

Saturday, Oct. 12
St. Mary Magdalen and School of the Madeleine Fall Festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1225 Milvia St., Berkeley.

Oct. 12, 13
St. Raymond Fall Festival. At 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Oct. 12 festival: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; casino night: 8 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 13 festival: noon to 4 p.m. http://www.st-raymond-dublin.org/.

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Reunions

Saturday, Sept. 28
Saint Mary's College High School All-Alumni and Family Homecoming BBQ lunch. On the school's Peralta Park campus, Berkeley. Barbecue at noon; varsity game against De Anza at 1 p.m. $35 per person includes: lunch, entrance to the varsity game and 5th quarter social. Children under 12 are $15. Event includes special alumni reunions for the Classes of 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2008. Reservations, Joanne Marchetti Howe at 510-559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org. Check the school website for online reservation option. www.saintmaryschs.org.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Saint Mary's College High School Class of 1968 45 year reunion. Dinner on the school campus at Peralta Park, Berkeley. $60 per person. Contact: Joanne Marchetti Howe at 510 559-6227 or jhowe@stmchs.org.

Saturday, Oct. 26
St. Perpetua Alumni Mass and Reception. 5 p.m. Mass followed by reception (6-9 p.m.) Calling all St. Perpetua School adult alumni and alumni parents, come join us in celebrating 50 years of St. Perpetua education. $50 per person, with special discount for young adult alumni. Information: www.stperpetua.org/stperpetuaschool.

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golf

Sunday, Sept. 29
St. Leander Confirmation program — golf tournament fundraiser. 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.

Friday, Oct. 4
SJV "Open" 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Shotgun start at noon, scramble format at Boundary Oak Golf Club, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. A banquet, including silent auction and more, follows at the Msgr. William J. Mullen Commons at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. "Open" because it is open to all levels of players and age groups. Golf and banquet: $135, banquet only: $35 starting at 5:30 p.m. David Mechler, 925-997-2868, Dave@msfrank.com; or Joanne Mechler: 925-963-6170.

Saturday, Oct. 5
Assumption CYO Program — golf tournament fundraising. At Monarch Bay Golf Club, 13800 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro. Tee time: 1 p.m., shotgun start. Check-in: 11 a.m. $140 per player (or less if registering a foursome) includes dinner at Assumption School, 1851 136th Ave., San Leandro. Awards, raffle and no-host bar. This 4-person scramble is open to all players. Register online at www.assumptiondads.com or calling David Topete, 510-329-9904.

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