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May 5, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

San Damiano golf tourney
Brother Mike Minton, OFM, left and Father Ray Bucher, OFM, director, are getting ready for an inaugural golf tournament benefitting San Damiano Retreat in Danville. The tournament is May 19 at the Diablo Country Club. Don't golf? You can come for dinner and the live and silent auctions. For information dial 925-837-9141, the website: www.sandamiano.org, or contact Guy Greco at 925-314-2853, guy.greco@herbank.com.
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May 5, 12, 19
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.

May 6, 13, 20
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

May 7, 14
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.

May 9, 16
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.

May 13, 27
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.

Friday, May 16
Mass for Healing at All Saints Church. 7 p.m., 22824 Second St., Hayward. This bilingual Mass will include inspiring people, music and time for you to feel better about your relationship with God. We will be anointing the sick and those in need of emotional, spiritual, or mental healing.

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

Wednesday, May 14
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, May 16
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, May 23
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, June 6
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 Church, 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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May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
Spring Book Series. 9 a.m. registration; program from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Ave., Danville. Kathy Miranda will explore Sister Joyce Rupp's book, "Dear Heart, Come Home." Cost is $20 per session or $100 for the six-week series. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Friday, May 9
Mother's Day of Renewal 9 a.m. registration; retreat: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat in Danville, 710 Highland Ave., Danville. Rev. Evan Howard, OFM, will lead us to reflect on the Mother of God's encouragement of prayer gatherings for families, student groups and spiritual support. $35 cost includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, May 14
Days of Prayer series ends. 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.

May 23 to 25
Healing & Wholeness Retreat at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Ave., in Danville. With Carol Mitchell and Tom Gorham. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 23 and retreat ends May 25 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.

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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Saturday, May 10
SPRED the Word XXIII. Join our friends for a special Mass, followed by the annual fundraiser dinner dance to support the Special Religious Education Department at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Liturgy at 5 p.m., social at 6 p.m., dinner and dancing at 6:30 p.m. Raffles and great music by DJ Louie B. Tickets: $30 for adults, $12 for children. Register online at www.oakdiocese.org/spred or call 510-496-7228. Registration closes May 2.

1950s Sock Hop and Food Drive. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, Rohan Hall, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. All ages welcome. Dance to live music by '50s and '60s 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. Suggested food donation is a grocery bag of non-perishable foods, such as tuna, Spam, pasta, peanut butter and cereal. 510-525-0876, stjeromeec.org, hotrodjukebox.com.

Saturday, May 17

Patrick Landeza Concert. 8 p.m. at Mission San Jose, 43000 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Patrick Landeza, the award winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist and special guests, Jon Manongdo and Neil Sugay, celebrate the release of Landeza's religious CD, "I Call Your Name." Rev. Jayson Landeza will emcee the event. Proceeds to help Mission San Jose and St. Joseph School in Fremont. Tickets: $20/advance, $25/at the door. $45/special pre-show meet and greet reception. Information: School phone: 510-656-6525; email: landezapresents@gmail.com; website: www.landezapresents.com or www.patricklandeza.com.

May 17 to 18
Holy Spirit Church Festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. International food, game booths and live entertainment. Special performance by Hawaiian slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza, at 2 p.m. May 18.

Sunday, May 18
The 20th Annual "Gardens Galore" Garden Tour. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event, sponsored by St. Joseph Garden Club of Alameda, is a self-guided tour of six Alameda gardens. Reservations are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour. An optional boxed lunch is available for an additional $10. There will also be a boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a large selection of handcrafted items from Bay Area vendors. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph Elementary School. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Daisy's, 1347 Park St., Alameda and Thomsen's Garden Center, 1113 Lincoln Ave., Alameda. Information and reservations: 510-995-9544 or www.alamedagardentour.com.

Saturday, June 21
"Squish" Out Cancer. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Delta Bowl, 3300 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. This fundraiser supports 3-year-old Quentin of Oakley diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Tickets are $10 per person, cost includes bowling fee and shoes. Tickets: Penny at 925-625-4881 or Robin at Delta Bowl 925-757-5424. For vendor information: Fran at Columbiette10414@aol.com.

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Friday, May 9
"What does it mean to be a Catholic in the 21st Century in North America?" 7 p.m. at St. Edward Parish, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Rev. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., who hosts two popular programs on EWTN, the Catholic television network, will answer this question. Free-will donation. Information: 510-797-0241.

Saturday, May 17
Italian Catholic Federation Branch 10 (Alameda) 88th anniversary dinner. Social hour is at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. in Msgr. O'Brien Hall, High Street and Van Buren Street, Alameda. Prices are $35 for adults and $15 for children (12 and under). For reservations contact Branch 10 President Dave Rose, buncle@earthlink.net or 510-522-6004.

Coping with the Loss of Your Child, Grief Workshop. 10 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. No cost. 925 932-0900.

Saturday, June 7
Magnificat Ministry for Catholic women. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza 45, John Glenn Drive, Concord. All Catholic women are invited to this event which includes a morning of prayer, praise and inspiration. Speaker: Julie Figueroa from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Brentwood. Tickets are $28/$35 after May 31. Information/reservations: www.magnificatsoti.org or call Maribel at 925-788-7762.

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

Thursday, May 15
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.

May 15, June 5
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.

May 23, June 27
FRIENDS 4 LIFE Breast Cancer Support Group. Meets the fourth Friday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Walnut Creek-Pleasant Hill. Contact Joy for more information: 925-939-0122.

Saturday, June 7
No More Secrets — bimonthly support group for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. 11 a.m. to 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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May 8, 9, 10
Convergence. 8 p.m. in LeFevre Theatre, Saint Mary's College. The spring dance concert presents a dynamic program of new works by our talented and distinguished dance faculty- CatherineMarie Davalos, Pope Flynn, Dana Lee Lawton, Rogelio Lopez, Elizabeth Randall, Shaunna Vella and Jia Wu. The SMC Dance Company dancers will explore the theme of "convergence" from a different point in space: dancers meet, merge and join together, converging in an evening of beautiful performances. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 seniors (65-plus) and non-SMC students; and $5 for SMC students, faculty and staff members. For information and reservations please contact 925-631-4670. On-line tickets are also available at brownpapertickets.com.

Friday, May 16
Contra Costa Chorale Spring Concert. 8 p.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 225 28th St., Richmond. The Contra Costa Chorale, directed by Cindy Beitmen, presents New York, New York! featuring choral music by 20th Century composers who were born or lived in New York City. Cara Bradbury and Skye Atman on piano. $20 general, $15 students/seniors/disabled. Children under 12 — free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For further information and detailed directions, visit the website at www.ccchorale.org, email ccchorale@att.net or dia 510-255-0703.



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