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 January 20, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3
Weekly meditation groups in the John Main tradition. 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Keeley Center, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Claire La Scola, 925-447-9800, clairelascola@yahoo.com.

Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4
Perpetual Help devotion Baclaran format. 8:15 or 9:15 a.m. after last morning Mass, Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. 925-550-0679.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Jeff Cavins' DVD study on Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come. 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Began Jan 8; continues every second and fourth Wednesday of the month until May. The cost of the required study kit is $25. Information/registration: Lily, 925-827-1946 or email lilymullen@gmail.com.

Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5
St. Raymond WINGS. 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. in Moran Room, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Invitation to women of all ages. Make plans to treat yourself to some special time just for you: to nurture your spirit, enjoy fellowship and to gain insight from inspirational speakers. Drop-ins are always welcome. Childcare is provided. Information: Geri Cooney, 925-551-7760.

Jan. 26, Feb. 2
RCIA Meetings. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., St. Jerome Church, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. 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.

Jan. 28, Feb. 11, 25
Fil/Am ministry, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, president. 510-303-2965.

Hesed Christian Meditation Group (formerly Lectio Meditation Group in the tradition of John Main), 7:30 p.m. at First Congregation Church of Oakland at 2501 Harrison St. (Across the street from the Whole Foods Market.) For more information visit hesedcommunity.org or call 510-207-7367.

Prayer Group Gathering
. Every other Tuesday. Join our Catholic family of Jesus to grow in your faith! Rosary, Scripture readings, sharing, movie nights, petition prayers. 7:30 p.m. at Catholic home in Castro Valley. Call for address, 510-566-9267.

Saturday, Feb. 22
"Icons: Union & Communion Between Heaven & Earth" at Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Parish, 5920 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. A day of worship, retreat, and community with Abbot Damian of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, a Monastery of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, located in Redwood Valley. 10 a.m. (Divine liturgy); 12 noon: Agape Meal; 1 p.m.: Abbot Damian Spiritual Conference; 4 p.m.: Vespers. All are welcome anytime during the day. 415-752-2052. There is no fee for this event. For questions contact the parish. Updates may be found in our Facebook "events" section: www.facebook.com/byzantinecatholicsf.

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

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

9 a.m. to 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.

9:30 a.m. to 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 to 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 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.

8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Benediction in Mary's Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

6:30 to 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 to 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.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

7 a.m. to 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. to 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. to 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.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every third Friday 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.

8 a.m. to 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 to 5 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 606 Mellus St., Martinez. 925-324-3589.

1 to 8 p.m. at St. Monica Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. 925-376-6900.

First Fridays

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

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin.

12:30 to 4:45 p.m. at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. 510-351-5244.

6 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Dominican Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. A priest will be available to hear confessions, 510-526-4811.

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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Tuesday, Jan. 21
Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice
. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 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, Jan. 22

Contemplative Day of Prayer
. 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Led by Rev. Arthur Poulin, OSB Cam., of Incarnation Monastery, Berkeley, an accomplished artist through whom the mysterious gift of a work of light and beauty gradually emerges. Consider the workings of grace. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Jan. 24 to 26

Men and Women: Rev. Bruce Lamb, OFM. Conv. At St. Clare's Retreat
, 2381 Laurel Glen Road in Soquel. Web: www.stclaresretreatcenter.com; email: stclaresretreatcenter@gmail.com; phone: 831-423-8093

Healing and Wholeness Retreat at San Damiano Retreat
in Danville, 710 Highland Drive, Danville with Carol Mitchell and Tom Gorham. The weekend workshop will target the spiritual and psychological benefits of a positive view of the world, namely, living with gratitude and recognizing the grace in our lives that we often take for granted. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and retreat ends on Jan. 26 with lunch. Cost is $225 for private room and $195 for shared. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org

Jan. 31 to Feb. 2

Annual Woman's Spiritual Retreat at San Damiano at 710 Highland Drive, Danville. "Journey With Jesus to the Fullness of Life" with Rev. Tom Bonacci. Sponsored by the Women of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton. Contact: Myrna, 925-462-3106 or Sue, 925-989-6713.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Aging and Spiritual Growth: The Creative Spirit in Aging at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the day goes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Rena Grant and Elizabeth Bell. Through prayer, music and poetry, we will reflect on our lives to find deeper meaning and wisdom and to notice the journey of aging as a spiritual process. Cost is $65 and includes lunch. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Feb. 7 to 9
Franciscan Retreat at San Damiano Retreat
, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, with Sister Margaret Carney, OSF. "From Francis of Assisi to Pope Francis: Finding the Tools to Rebuild the Church." Francis and Clare heard Christ invite them to rebuild the church of their day. Our Pope Francis issues the same invitation. This weekend will help us answer that call. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and retreat ends on Feb. 9 with lunch. Cost is $230 for private room and $205 for shared. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Feb. 14 to 16

Married Couples Retreat at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville with Father Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM, and Karla and Richard Obernesser. On this weekend for married couples we will ignite the fire called compassion. Compassion crosses all borders to embrace and to transform. Come, explore these themes with a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and retreat ends on Feb. 16 with lunch. Cost is $320 per couple. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Feb. 15

The Satisfied Soul: Transforming Your Food and Weight Worries, at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the day goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Do you ever wonder what the struggle with weight and appearance is all about? It's the soul, not the body, that's starving. Discover the underlying causes of food and weight issues, create a healthy relationship with food and your body, nourish your starving soul. This workshop, with Shoshana Kobrin, is a hands-on, participatory workshop. Cost: $90, or $110 if you request CEU's. Lunch is included. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Feb. 21 to 23
Knights of Columbus - Married Couples Retreat at St. Clare's Retreat, 2381 Laurel Glen Road, Soquel. Theme: Sole Mates — Walking Together with Christ. Retreat director: Rev. Mark Wiesner; Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows. You do not have to be a knight to attend. $260 per couple. 831-423-8093 or www.stclaresretreatcenter.com.

March 7-9
St. Bonaventure Annual Men's Retreat at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. The 2014 Men's Spiritual Network retreat has as its theme: "How to Listen to God." The retreat master will be Father Dan Danielson. All men of the diocese welcome. Information/registration: http://stbonaventure.net/parish-ministries/adult-faith/mens-spiritual-network or contact Peter Nixon at 925-381-7853.

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Saturday, March 1
Mercy Retirement and Care Center Heart of Mercy gala dinner honoring Sister Patty Creedon, Dorothy Lee and Father Michael Norkett. At 5:30 p.m. on March 1 at the Oakland Rotunda. Tickets: $150. All proceeds go to the Charitable Care Fund for long-time residents who have outlived their resources. Tickets/information, call Anne Dolan, 510-534-8547 ext. 322 or go to www.mercyretirementcenter.org/register.php?event=8.

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(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the Cross.)

Friday, Jan. 24
St. Joseph Basilica
. 8 p.m. every fourth Friday at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland, and www.taizeontheisland.co.cc.

Friday, Feb. 7
All Saints Catholic Church
. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every first Friday at 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 650-678-7739 or 650-678-7739 (cell).

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Maryknoll Center. 7 to 8 p.m. second Wednesdays, Maryknoll Center, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Ruth Picha, spiritual director. Kris East, 510-276-5021; www.maryknoll.us.

Friday, Feb. 21
Chapel of the Mission San Jose Dominicans
. 8 to 9 p.m. every third Friday at 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Information: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-933-6333.

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Monday, Feb. 3
Scripture Study Series
. 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mullen Commons Vista Room, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. The four-week class exploring the theology of John's Gospel taught by Zach Flanagin, a professor at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, will conclude. Information: Stephanie Baker, 925-939-7911, ext. 107, or adultfaithformation@sjvianney.org.

Friday, Feb. 7
Annual Lay Ecclesial Ministers Convocation
. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon. Theme: "Salt and Light: Exploring the New Evangelization." Hosted by the Diocese of Oakland's Lay Ecclesial Ministers Council. Two speakers will be offering simultaneous presentations on the same subject in English and Spanish. Both groups are combined for the morning hospitality, opening prayer, lunch and closing. Questions: Robin Lang, 510-582-9266 or robus2@aol.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 21
Human Trafficking: A modern-day form of slavery
. 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the small hall at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont. Learn more about human trafficking and how to take action. Presented by Sister Caritas Foster, Sisters of the Holy Family and Elizabeth Smith, Advocate MISSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting Sexually Exploited Youth). Sponsored by Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Alameda County. Co-Sponsors: Holy Spirit Church, Fremont; Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont; Dominican Sisters — Mission San Jose; deacons of the Diocese of Oakland.

Friday, Jan. 24

Issues4Life. At St Margaret Mary's Parish Hall, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Prominent Pro-life speakers, fellowship and food. Proceeds will benefit Issues4Life Foundation and the Gabriel Project. RSVP at http://issues4life.com/conversations4life.html or call Joni, 925-550-3122.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Diocesan Choir Festival. 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Choirs from throughout the diocese will gather to share their musical gifts. www.ctlcathedral.org.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Art Exhibit and Lecture
. 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. An exhibit of the art of Martin Erspamer, OSB, a monk of St. Meinrad Abbey in Illinois.

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Jan. 23, Feb. 13, 27
Grief workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Join us bi-monthly and let us accompany you on your healing journey. No pre-registration is necessary. These sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Dial Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

Feb. 6, 20
Breast Cancer support group. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, 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, Feb. 20
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa support group. 7 to 9 p.m. in the faith formation office at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. If you are struggling from a loss due to separation, divorce, or the death of a loved one — you are not alone. This peer support group is open to anyone. Meetings are free. Information: Joan S., 925-939-1007.

Saturday, Feb. 1

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.

Every Other Wednesday

Divorced and/or Separated Group continues its biweekly sessions 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on alternating Wednesdays at St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Come and join others who have lost a marriage and begin to build your new life. Pre-registration is required before attending. Please contact Roxanne at 925-462-0750 to register, or for additional information.

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Crab Feeds

Saturday, Jan. 25
Moreau Catholic High School. 5 p.m. to midnight at 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Come join the fun at Moreau Catholic High School and be part of a 45-year-old tradition. Tickets, please visit: http://www.moreaucatholic.org/s/768/2col.aspx?sid=768&gid=1&pgid=951.

St. Lawrence O'Toole School. 6 p.m. in the gym at 3695 High St. in Oakland. Tickets are $50. All proceeds go to the purchase of new textbooks and smart boards for classrooms. Tickets: Slot.crabfeed@gmail.com.

Knights of Columbus Council No. 7683. In the Peace Room at St. Monica Parish, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. Beginning at 6 p.m. social, dinner at 7:30 p.m. Chicken is available if ordered in advance. Bringing alcoholic beverages is prohibited due to our Alcohol Beverage Control license, Tickets: $60 each, $480/table of eight. All funds raised go to Bay Area charities. Information: Karl Anderson, 925-283-3679.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Saint Mary's High School. Online reservations until sold out; auction donations welcomed. Please use the Crab Feed link on the Saint Mary's web site at www.saintmaryschs.org. Tickets are $45/person and $425/table of 10. Chicken dinner also available. Prepaid reservations only. No tickets sold at the door. Sponsored by Saint Mary's Parent Association.

Friday, Feb. 7

East Bay District of Italian Catholic Federation
. At St. Philip Neri, Msgr. O'Brien Hall, 3108 Van Buren, Alameda. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. $50/per person, $10/children 10 and under. Call Fran LaTorre at 510-887-1509 by Jan. 31.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Queen of All Saints. In the parish hall at 2391 Grant St., Concord. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. No-host bar available Tri-tip is available in lieu of crab if ordered in advance. Silent auction; raffle. Tickets: $40/person or $350/table of 10. Call the parish office, 925-825-0350.

St. Joachim School. At St. Joachim School gym, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. 5:30 p.m. no-host cocktail hour; 6:30 p.m.: dinner; 8:30 p.m.: 8:30 p.m.: live auction/auction. $45/person. Adults only. Angie Huaman, 510-783-3177, ext. 221 or a ahuaman@csdo.org. Funds go to help the school.

Saturday, Feb. 15
St. Leander Church. At Ryan-O'Connell Hall, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. 5:30 p.m. no-host bar, 6:30 p.m. dinner. $40/person. Purchase 20 or more tickets at one time and receive a 10 percent discount. This event is "assigned seating." After dinner: dessert, silent auction, sports memorabilia silent auction. Last day to purchase tickets is Feb. 11. 510-895-5631.

Saturday, Feb. 22
St. Ignatius Knights of Columbus
. 6:30 p.m., St. Ignatius School Hall, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. $45 per person. Tickets: 925-642-2329.



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