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June 9, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


June 9, 16, 23, 30
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.

June 10, 17, 24
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

June 11, 18, 25
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.

June 13, 20, 27
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.

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.

Thursday, June 26
Ignatian Companions in Spirituality and Service Program for those over 50. 7 p.m. in the Eddie Dobrec Room, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 703 C St., Union City. This program uses the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises to deepen your faith foundations and follow Jesus' call to help your brothers and sisters. Information: Ron or Lorrie Wenzler 510-400-9045.

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

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.

Friday, June 27
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, July 4
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.

Sunday, July 6
Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek (Ecumenical). First Sundays at a participating church. 7 p.m. at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. 925-934-4208.

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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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Saturday, June 14
St. John the Baptist Parish's Country Hoedown. In the gym at 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. No host saloon from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with grub starting at 6:30 p.m. Dancing and raffle prizes/door prizes at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by The St. Gerard Women's Club of St. John Church. Advance tickets on or before June 9 are $17; after June 9 and at the door, $20. Reservations: Pat Forsythe at 510-278-4161.

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.

Saturday, June 28
St. Leander Parish Rummage Sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Information, call the Parish Office at 510 895-5631.

July 12, 13, 19, 20
Used-book Sale. At St. Anne Parish Center, 1600 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek to benefit the parish library. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 12 and 19, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 13 and 20; CDs, DVDs, jig-saw puzzles, 78 rpm records also available.

Thursday, Aug. 7
25th Annual Salad Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall (next to the Old Mission), 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $10 donation includes lunch and two Bingo cards. Presented by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Father Francisco Lasuen 1508. Tickets: Eleanor, 510-657-2758 or Gen, 510-656-8847. Make checks payable to CDA Ct. 1508. Prepaid tickets may be picked up at the door on Aug. 7. All proceeds go to the court's charities.

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Sunday, June 15
Father's Day Champagne Brunch. Following the 8 and 10:30 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 888-423-1924. Deadline for reservations is June 20.

Sunday, June 29
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Multicultural Carnival. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Food, live performances, games, prizes and raffles.
Sisters of the Presentation East Bay Reunion Party. 1 to 3 p.m. in El Cerrito. A gathering of Presentation Sisters and alumnae. For more information and to RSVP: www.PresentationSistersSF.org, click "events."

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June 18 to July 22
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. At the Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. 30-day silent retreat for women and men plus three days of preparation and post-retreat reflection. Fee: $3,600; Deposit: $600 due with completed application. For application form and more information, visit www.jrclosaltos.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.

July 4 to 6
Recovery Retreat with Sister Briegeen Moore, OSC. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive in Danville "Staying our Right Size" — Steps 6 and 7 is the theme; topics include: humility, rigorous honesty, faith vs. self-centered fear, being and having enough and above all, progress vs. perfection. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. July 4 and retreat ends July 6 with lunch. Cost is $235 for private room and $205 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

July 8 to 10
St. Anthony Silver Angels. At St. Clare's Retreat, 2381 Laurel Glen Road, Soquel. Rev. Serge Propst. Reservations for weekends must be made by mail and accompanied by a $25 non-refundable deposit per person for new retreatants. Weekend retreat fees: one peron in room, $140; two persons in room, $130. 831-423-8093; stclaresretreatcenter@gmail.com; www.stclaresretreatcenter.com.

Saturday, July 12
Spiritual Spa Day with Rena Grant and Kathy Miranda. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the day goes from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. The goal of joy is not to feel it in every moment; the goal is simply to be — aware, open, living. The day will include prayer, reflection, journaling and creative expression. $70 cost includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

July 18 to 20
Men and Women Silent Retreat. At St. Clare's Retreat, 2381 Laurel Glen Road, Soquel. Rev. Serge Propst. Reservations for weekends must be made by mail and accompanied by a $25 non-refundable deposit per person for new retreatants. Weekend retreat fees: one peron in room, $140; two persons in room, $130. 831-423-8093; stclaresretreatcenter@gmail.com; www.stclaresretreatcenter.com.

Aug. 1 to 3
Silent Contemplative Retreat with Rev. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB, Cam. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. We will explore how the new cosmology, influenced by great thinkers such as Teilhard de Chardin and by the inflow of wisdom from Asia, is reaching toward a new spirituality for a new era. There will be presentations, prayer and silence. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and retreat ends on Aug. 3 with lunch. Cost is $230 for private room and $205 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.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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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.

June 19, July 3
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.

June 27, July 25
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.

Saturday, Aug. 2
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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