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June 23, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 12   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


June 23, 30, July 7
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 24, July 8, 22
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.

June 24, July 1, 8
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

June 25, July 2, 9
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.

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 foundation and follow Jesus' call to help your brothers and sisters. Information: Ron or Lorrie Wenzler 510-400-9045.

June 27, July 11, 18
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.

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.

Saturday, July 12
Day of Reflection "The End of the World. The Catholic Perspective in Scripture and Tradition." 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., halls A, B and C at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave, Brentwood. Lunch is free. RSVP by July 8 to Lisa at 925-785-1969 or lfisher7544@comcast.net. Bring your Bible and your rosary.

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

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.

Wednesday, July 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.

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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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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, 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 person 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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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 person 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. 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.

Aug. 15 to 17
Deliverance and Healing Retreat. St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers, Calif. Retreat master: Rev. Gregory Bramlage. Registration fees: $190 per person double occupancy, $275 private room.

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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.

June 28 to July 4
Safe and Sane Fireworks Sale. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sponsored by St. Raymond Church and School and the Knights of Columbus. The school's fireworks booth is located at the corner of Alcosta Boulevard and San Ramon Road in Dublin. The church's booth is located at 7201 Regional St. in the Ranch 99 and CVS Retail Center. Proceeds benefit St. Raymond Church and School and local charities. The city of Dublin permits the use of safe and sane fireworks in specific public locations and at private residences. For more information call 925-323-4996.

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.

Friday, July 18
Gospel music concert. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St. in Hayward. The concert, which has as its theme, "I Will Bless The Lord At All Times," is also a scholarship fundraising event. $10 donation. Sponsor: The All Saints Black Catholic Group (ASBCG). Information: Ramona Thomas at 510-708-5501 or the parish office at 510-581-2570.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 9
The Bishop's Seminarian Burse Luncheon. At St. Felicitas Parish in the Msgr. McGinty Hall, at 650 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Hosted by the Catholic Daughters Court Mary Queen of the World 2400, Italian lunch, prizes and entertainment while providing support for our devoted seminarians. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $15. RSVP to Kim 510-940-5949 by July 15.

Saturday, Aug. 16
11th Annual Wine in the Bay. 4 to 8 p.m. in Byron. Location will be written on ticket. Wine from local wineries, beer and olive oil tasting, silent and live auction, music and more. Vintners will donate 15 percent of the wines sold to St. Anne Parish. Tickets: $45 per person; $45 after July 1. Event wine glass included. Attendees must be 21 and over. Questions/tickets: call Peggy Ann Valley, 925-890-5255 or peggy.valley@comcast.net or Linda Thomas, 925-634-3439 or lthomas@sbcglobal.net. Tickets can be purchased via PayPal at the St. Anne Parish website: www.stannechurchbyron.com and they will be held at will call.

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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."

July 5, Aug. 2, 30
NFP Summer Classes. 2 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Parish Life Center, St. Patrick's Room, 3450 Tennessee St., Vallejo. Information/registration: Liviu or Cathy Tomutsa, 510-245-1145.

July 16 to 20
What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Dominican Colloquium in Berkeley. All of the events, except the evening of July 17, will be held at St. Albert Priory, 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland. This unique event brings together top philosophers and theologians — including the Master of the Dominican Order, Rev. Bruno Cadore, OP. Information: dspt.edu/conversation2014.

July 21, 22
Post-abortion healing group. Has an abortion left you with a broken heart? This group will meet for 8 weeks offering hope, help and healing for the soul in a loving, supportive environment. The English group starts on July 21 in Oakland; the Spanish group begins in Berkeley. Confidential sign-ups for women and men are happening now. Registration/information: Christine, 415-260-4406 or afterthechoice.org.

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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, June 28
Surviving Suicide in the Family. 10 a.m. to noon in Mullen Common, St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. A morning of reflection, sharing and prayer for all families who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. This workshop will be facilitated by Rev. Padraig Greene, parish relationship director with Catholic Cemeteries who has been working with hurting families for almost 30 years.

July 3, 17
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, 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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