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 May 19, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


May 19, 26, June 2
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 20, 27, June 3
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

May 21, 28, June 4
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 23, 30, June 6
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.

Saturday, May 24
Mini Marian Conference with MMP Cenacle. 9 a.m. Mass (w/crowning of statue) in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Theme: Our Lady's Beloved Sons living in time of Fatima. Procession, rosary, with special talks by: Revs. John Hampsch, Charles Becker, Jim Sullivan and Jerry Brown. Free admission, free will offering, free lunch. Contact: Fran Adami at franadami168@yahoo.com.

May 27, June 10, 24
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.

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

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.

Wednesday, June 11
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, June 13
Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Parish. 7:30 p.m., second Fridays at 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley.

Friday, June 20
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.

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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. to 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. to 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. to 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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May 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.

May 23 to 25
Healing and Wholeness Retreat at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Ave., 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.

May 30 to June 1
Silent Retreat for Women and Men. At Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Monresa Way in Los Altos. I have chosen you, Gospel of John 15:16. Bishop Carlos Sevilla, SJ. 650-917-4000 or retreat@jrclosaltos.org.

June 6 to 8
Recovery Retreat at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. With Rev. Tom Weston, SJ. A weekend of conversation, quiet and reflection. All in recovery are welcome. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 6 and retreat ends on June 8 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.

12 Steps and the Spiritual Exercises. (Non-Silent Retreat for Women and Men). At Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Monresa Way, Los Altos. Rev. Jim Harbaugh, SJ. 650-917-4000, retreat@jrclosaltos.org or jrclosaltor.org.

June 9 to 13
Silent Contemplative Retreat at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, with Sister Ishpriya. We need to take some serious "off-line" time, to enter into a Stillness of Being, to be refreshed by Silence, to re-awaken the promise of Life. This will be possible during this retreat. Registration is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 9 and retreat ends on June 13 with lunch. Cost: $370 for private room and $310 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.

Aug. 4 to 10
Summer Retreat. At Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. "Choosing Life: Seeking to Renew One's Life of Prayer," a weeklong contemplative retreat in the Dominican tradition. Facilitator: Rev. Kieran Healy, OP. Fee: $600, includes food, lodging, retreat presentations and materials. info@santasabinacenter.org or 415-457-7727.

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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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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.

Sunday, June 8
Private Screening of "Mary of Nazareth" in Alameda. 1 p.m. at the Historic Alameda Theater, 2317 Central Ave., Alameda. info@saspn.org or 510-373-5230.

Sunday, June 15
Father's Day Champagne Brunch. Following the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. masses at St. Columba Church; 6401 San Pablo Ave. Oakland. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, council and court No. 127. Donation: $12/person; $30/family of four or more. Space is limited. 510-534-0271 for reservations and ticket information.

Sunday, June 22
The Italian Catholic Federation 90th anniversary luncheon. Beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in San Francisco. Mass will be followed by a luncheon at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. $50 per person until June 9, then $60 per person until June 20. Proceeds will go to the Providenza Seminary Scholarship Fund to support the education of the seminarians studying for the priesthood. For reservations please contact your branch president or the ICF office at 1-888-423-1924. Deadline for reservations is June 20.

Sunday, June 29
Sisters of the Presentation East Bay Reunion Party. 1 to 3 p.m. in El Cerrito. A gathering of Presentation Sisters, alumnae. For more information and to RSVP: www.PresentationSistersSF.org, click "events."

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May 23, June 27
Friends 4 Life Breast Cancer Support Group. Meets the fourth Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Heavenly Café, 3116 Oak Road in Walnut Creek.

June 5, 19
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.

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.

Thursday, June 19
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.

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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