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April 7, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


April 7, 14, 21
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.

April 15, 22, 29
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

April 16, 23, 30
St. Raymond WINGS. 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. in Moran Room, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Invitation to women of all ages. Geri Cooney, 925-551-7760.

April 22, May 13
Fil/Am ministry, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano. 510-303-2965.

Hesed Christian Meditation Group 7:30 p.m. at First Congregation Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. (across the street from Whole Foods Market). hesedcommunity.org or 510-207-7367.

April 25, May 9
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.

Sunday, April 27
Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration. 3 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Includes the blessing of Divine Mercy Images, Chaplet in song. Food and fellowship after in the parish hall. Free will offering. More information: Steve 925-458-4687 and leave message.

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

Wednesday, April 9
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, April 18
Chapel of the Mission San Jose Dominicans. 8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Information: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-933-6333.

Friday, April 25
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, May 2
All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Fridays at 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 650-678-7739 or 650-678-7739.

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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) 7 p.m. 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. 510-482-0596.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at Saint 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 and Third Fridays
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Also Mass on first Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 925-432-6404.

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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Lenten Spirituality

April 8, 15
2014 Lenten Series: Conversion. 8:40 a.m. Tuesdays, in the parish center, at St. Anne Church, 1600 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. Leader: Rev. Msgr. Ted Kraus, a retired priest of the Oakland diocese. No RSVP. Sheila Wilkins, 925-932-2324, ext. 21 or sasheila@comcast.net.

April 9, 16
Lenten Lecture Series. 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Stack Center at Our Lady of Grace, Castro Valley. On Wednesdays during Lent. Rev. Gregory Heidenblut, OSA, pastor and professor at St. Patrick's Seminary and University. 510-537-0806.

April 11
St. Agnes Church presents "The Way of the Cross" by the Salesian Mystery Players. 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Through the use of special lighting and sound, this moving dramatic meditation promises to be a high point in our Lenten journey. Call Marlene McCann 925-689-0838 or marleneatsa@comcast.net for more information.

April 12, 13, 16, 18
The 22nd Annual Passion Play at Church of the Good Shepherd. The youth of the parish are presenting "The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ" in a play. This is Youth Ministry's largest project each year and involves the participation of over 85 youth and adult leaders. April 12 at 7 p.m. after 5:30 p.m. liturgy; April 13 at 1:30 p.m. after the noon liturgy; April 16 at 6 p.m.; April 18 at 7 p.m. Information: Debbie Lawson, 925-432-6404.

Friday April 18
St. Raymond Parish Crosswalk. 4 p.m. walk to and from Old St. Raymond Church while going through the Stations of the Cross. Concludes with live music and simple meal at Moran Hall, St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Hosted by the parish's youth ministry department. 925-828-2460.

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Saturday, April 12
Franciscan Care for Creation – Lenten Practice. 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Join Brother Keith Warner, OFM, for an interactive workshop on Franciscan spirituality, care for creation, and Lenten practice. $45 cost includes lunch. Questions: 925-837-9141; register online: www.sandamiano.org.

April 16, May 14
Days of Prayer. 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Suggested offering: $20. 415-457-7727; info@santaSabinacenter.org. or www.santasabinacenter.org.

April 22, May 13
Music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. 415-457-7727; info@santaSabinacenter.org. or www.santasabinacenter.org.

June 24 to July 1
A Poetic Encounter with God. At Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center. 2-1918 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Rev. Jack Stoeger. 831-475-1236; VillaMaria@snjuon.org or www.villamariadelmar.org.

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Fish Fries

Friday, April 11
4 to 7 p.m. in the Community Life Center, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Sponsors: The Knights of Columbus of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood. The cost is $13 adults; youth 12 and under eat for $9. A drive up is also available. Desserts are provided by the Crafty Quilters. 925-437-8082.

5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. $5 all you can eat. Sponsored by St. Raymond's Knights of Columbus.

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Saturday, April 12
St. Leander School's Fourth Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction. At Ryan O'Connell Hall, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. 5:30 p.m. no-host bar happy hour; 6:30 p.m. all-you-can eat pasta dinner. $20/adult, $15/child (ages 4-12), $225/table of 10 with two bottles of wine. Information: Christine Chan at cchan@csdo.org. Funds raised will go toward tuition assistance fund.

Thursday, April 24
Bunco Fundraiser hosted by Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Pittsburg and the Young Ladies Institute from Antioch at the Church of the Good Shepherd Hall, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. $20 per person. Light buffet, coffee, punchand coffee. Reservations required. Call Ann Zbacnik, 925-439-9413 or Eva McDowell, 925-432-4337. Make checks payable to: CDA Court, St. Mary Margret, mail to Ann Zbacnik, 169 Sequoia Drive, Pittsburg. Pre-payment reserves your seat.

Saturday, April 26
St. Anthony Columbiettes' Fifth Annual Spring Boutique. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St Anthony Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Admission is free. Contact Fran at Columbiettes10414@aol.com.

14th Annual Spring Fling – Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Raymond No. 2057, Moran Hall at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Doors open at 11 a.m., salad luncheon at noon, bingo at 1 p.m. Donation: $15. Tickets: Call Gloria Delaney, 510-306-4639.

Polenta Dinner sponsored by Italian Catholic Federation Branch 10, Alameda. Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. at Monsignor O'Brien Hall, High Street and Van Buren Street (adjacent to Saint Philip Neri Church) in Alameda. Polenta and chicken to be prepared by Ben Ratto. Adults $21, children 12 years and younger $10. For reservations, call ICF Branch 10 President Dave Rose, 510-522-6004, or email to Dave Rose, buncle@earthlink.net, by April 21.

Monday, April 28
Carondelet High School – 24th Annual "Swing for Science" Golf Tournament. 11 a.m. shotgun start at Diablo Country Club, 1700 Club House Road in Diablo. Information: Kathleen Henggeler, 925-686-5353, ext. 151; www.carondelet.net/annualevents.

Thursday, May 1
Oakland Elizabeth House 23rd annual Benefit Luncheon and Auction. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Claremont Country Club. Event proceeds help Elizabeth House shelter and support women and children in times of crisis for up to 18 months as they strive for positive, independent living. Special guest speaker, NY Times best-selling author Ayelet Waldman, will provide opening remarks, and a current EHouse resident will share her personal story. Register or donate online at oakehouse.org/events ($75/ticket). For more information, contact Laura Keady at sfkeady@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, May 3
Italian Catholic Federation (Branch 285) Annual Primavera Dinner Dance. No-host bar at 6 p.m., dinner catered by A Tasteful Affair at 7 p.m. Live music by the Mellotones. Reservations required. Tickets are $30; no tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Anna by May 1 at 925-484-1523.

The St. Lawrence O'Toole Parent Association Presents Havana Nights. 6:30 pm at Uptown Body and Fender in Oakland's Auto Row, 401 26th St., Oakland. Tickets are $30/adults only. Auctioneer: Pacific Auction Co. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, mojitos, shopping, music, dancing, raffle and more. All proceeds from the auction will support SLOT's enrichment programs and will be invested towards the children's education. Information: contact Dena at blkjade222@gmail.com or http://stlawrenceotoole.com.

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Wednesday, April 9
The Revelations of Julian of Norwich on the Passion of Christ. 7 to 9 p.m., in the McLean Chapel, at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Talk, guided meditation, Q&A, and book signing with Veronica Mary Rolf, author of "Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich" (Orbis Books, 2013). No RSVP required. Contact Carrie Rehak for more information: 510-436-1081.

Saturday, May 3
Cinco de Mayo Celebration. St. Paul Parish in San Pablo is partnering with the city of San Pablo for a family-oriented celebration, which begins with an old-fashioned parade with floats, bands, etc. at 10 a.m. that begins on Barrett Avenue, and follows the 23rd Street route turning right onto Church Lane, finishing at the St. Paul's schoolyard at 1825 Church Lane. A day of festivities will follow including live local Latino bands, Mariachis and dances; interactive games; ethnic food, as well as artisan, crafts, clothing and jewelry.

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April 17, May 1
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; 925-362-1901.

Thursday, April 17
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa support group. 7 to 9 p.m. in the faith formation office at Saint Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Peer support group for those struggling from a loss due to separation, divorce, or the death of a loved one. Free. Joan S., 925-939-1007.

April 25, May 23
FRIENDS 4 LIFE Breast Cancer Support Group. Meets the fourth Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in Walnut Creek-Pleasant Hill. Call Joy for more information: 925-939-0122.

Through May 8
Eight-week Grief Support workshops. 7:30 p.m. St Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Thursday evenings March 13-May 8. Call Mary Hagerty at 925-846-5377.

Saturday, June 7
No More Secrets — bimonthly support group for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Santa Maria Parish Library (upper tier), 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda. Sponsor: Diocese of Oakland. 510-843-6971.

Every other Wednesday
Divorced and/or Separated Group continues its bi-weekly sessions 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on alternating Wednesdays at St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Pre-registration is required. Roxanne at 925-462-0750.

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Tuesday, April 8
Peter & the Wolf at The Cathedral of Christ the Light. 10:30 am at The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Back by popular demand, the Peter and The Wolf performance features Sergei Prokofiev's version of this children's story, transcribed for organ, percussion, and narrator. There will be a Question and Answer period for the audience as well as a pipe organ demonstration following the performance. Admission is free. www.ctlcathedral.org. To reserve a seat(s), please complete the online reservation form. For more information, email Denise Kogler at dkogler@ctlcathedral.org or phone 510-271-1935.

April 11, 12

Saint Mary's High School, Berkeley, presents "The Wiz," In the school auditorium. All shows start at 7 p.m. Adults 18 and over: $10. Students and children under 18: $8. Modern twist on the 1975 classic Broadway musical, as Dorothy is whisked into cyberspace. Tickets at the door. 510-559-6220.

Sunday, April 13

Oakland Symphony Chorus presents Handel's Easter Messiah. 5:30 p.m., The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland, www.ctlcathedral.org. Oakland Symphony Chorus, Music Director Lynne Morrow and participating audience members will perform Handel's iconic oratorio, Messiah. Guest artists include Rudy de Vos, organ; Shawnette Sulker, soprano; Amy Bouchard, mezzo-soprano; Darron Flagg, tenor and Zachary Gordin, baritone. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at http://bit.ly/1gyUL4S.

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Saturday, April 12
St. Elizabeth High School Annual Dinner Dance. 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Elizabeth High School gym, 1534 34th Ave., Oakland. $45 cost includes dinner and dancing. No-host bar.

Saturday, April 26
The Notre Dame de Namur Alumnae of SF Annual Mass and Luncheon. Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Mission Dolores Basilica. Lunch following at the Spanish Cultural Center, 2850 Alemany Blvd., San Francisco. Contact Katie O'Leary at 415-282-6588 or email nuttydames@aol.com.



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