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September 8, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 15   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Sept. 8, 15, 22
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.

Tuesday, Sept. 9
Catholics at Work breakfast. 7 to 8:15 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Rev. James V. Schall, SJ, a recently retired Georgetown University professor, will provide insights on why we are Catholic and how it affects our daily lives. Mass is offered at 6:30 a.m., followed by a full buffet breakfast. Cost: $20 members and $25 non-members. Register online at www.CatholicsAtWork.org.

Sept. 9, 16, 23
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

Sept. 9, 23
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.

Sept. 12, 19, 26
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. hesedcommunity.org or 510-207-7367.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Come and See: Religious Life Information Day. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. All Catholic women between ages 18 to 40 are invited. RSVP: Sept. 8 to 510-933-6335 or vocations@msjdominicansistersofmsj.org.

Cursillo anniversary celebration. 5 to 8 p.m. at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. The English-speaking section of the diocese's Cursillo Community is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The event begins with Mass; potluck and festivities to follow. All Cursillo communities, their families and friends are welcome. Contact: Craig Wilson, 510-205-9562.

Sept. 17 to Nov. 19
"A Quick Journey Through the Bible." Classes meet in Father Kozina Hall at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1210 Excelsior Ave. in Oakland each Wednesday. A series of eight classes consisting of a 30-minute video presentation by Catholic author and teacher, Jeff Cavins, followed by a guided group discussion using the program's study kit. The cost of the study kit is $25; all are welcome to attend the video presentation free of charge. Information and registration: Lily Mullen at 925-827-1946 or lily.mullen@gmail.com.

Sept. 26, 27, 28
21st Annual Eucharistic Conference in Fresno. Conference speakers include Rev. Stan Fortune and Sister Linda Koontz. Sponsored by The Holy Cross Ministries along with other ministries. Information: 559-271-1246 or www.holycrossministries.net.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

Saturday, Oct. 18
One-Day Congress — "We Are One Body, Witnessing our Faith as Community." 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mass 5 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Keynote speaker Deacon Matt Dulka will present "The Church as a Community of Disciples Going Forth in Joy!" Five faith-filled workshops by amazing presenters will follow. Early Bird Registration is $20; $30 after Oct. 16. Information: holyspiritfremont.org or 510-456-4972.

Every third Sunday
Christ the Light Parish Homebound Ministry training. 1 p.m. in the San Luis Lorenzo Room at 2121 Harrison St. in Oakland. Contact: Julie Cornell, 925-478-9343.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 10
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, Sept. 19
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays, including Good Friday, at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Blvd., Fremont. Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797

Friday, Sept. 26
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, at 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, Oct. 3
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, Oct. 5
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 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. (ends with benediction) at St. Michael Parish Chapel, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Sign up: www.bit.ly/EucharisticAdoration.

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 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 510-449-7554.

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.

8 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. 925-439-6404.

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 Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. A priest will be available to hear confessions, 510-526-4811.

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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Sept. 12 to 14
A Married Couples Retreat with Rev. Mark Wiesner. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Registration Sept. 12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and retreat ends on Sept. 14 with lunch. Cost is $320 per couple. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Health and Spirituality: a look at how spirituality impacts health. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Presenter: Gale Haux. $55. Information: Kateri at 925-837-9141, ext. 315, katerik@sandamiano.org.

Sept. 19 to 21
A Journey with Henri Nouwen with Rev. Jim Flynn and Michael Cheney. At Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. A silent retreat for women.

Sept. 26 to 28
Franciscan Spirituality Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Retreat leader: Rev. Joseph Chinnici, OFM. "Franciscans, Pope Francis, and the Joy of the Gospel" will reflect on some major themes joining the papal program of ecclesial and social renewal with the vision of Francis and Clare of Assisi. Registration is Sept. 26 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and retreat ends on Sept. 28 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.

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Saturday, Sept. 13
St. David School and Parish Annual Pasta Feed. 6 p.m. at 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Adults: $13, children under 12: $5. 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

St. Mary's College Guild Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. Begins at 5:30 p.m. with Mass in the Chapel followed by social and dinner. $75 per person. Cyndie Harrison, 925-820-8002.

Saturday, Sept. 27
St. Joseph Church and School's Annual Pasta Dinner. 5 p.m. at St. Joseph School, 1950 Plum St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

Saturday, October 4
St. Louis Bertrand Church — 6th Annual Gospel Extravaganza. Concert begins at 2 p.m. at 1410 100th Avenue, Oakland. (Parking lot available at 100th Avenue.) Pastor: Rev. Olman Solis; Master of Ceremonies: Rev. Ken Hamilton. Tickets are $5 per person, 7 or more $35. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit Gospel Choir Ministries. Information: Ms. Joi at 510-205-4062 or Ms. Joan 510-638-3861.

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YouNg adults

Tuesdays, Sept. 16, Oct. 7
4:12 Young Adult Ministry. 7 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Room at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. For information about the fall schedule and other activities: 4.12youngadultministry@gmail.com or our Facebook page 4:12 Young Adult Ministry.

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Sept. 12, 13, 14
Retrouvaille (marriage help). East Bay/Tri-Valley Area. A lifeline for marriages, Retrouvaille is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. The program consists of a weekend experience combined with post-weekend sessions. Information: Jeff and Donna Heusler, 510-648-6874, www.retrouvaille.org.

Saturday, Sept. 13
2014 Four Pillars Gala. 5 p.m. at 320 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park. St. Patrick's Seminary and University presents the 2014 Four Pillars Gala, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Sanchez-Corea. Information and reservations: www.stpatricksseminary.org or 650-325-5621.

Thursday, Sept. 18
Twilight By the Lake. 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Plaza, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Enjoy live music, a beautiful view of the lake and complimentary appetizers. This free event takes place the third Thursdays of September and October. Docent-led tours will be available.

Friday, Sept. 19
Covenant of Love Date Night. 7:30 p.m. in the Msgr. Adams Hall, St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore. All Catholic engaged and married couples are invited to this event. Rev. Van Dinh, new pastor at St. Michael, will be speaking on the theme of "Forgiveness and Healing in Marriage." No charge. Registration is encouraged but not required. Register at stmichaeldatenight@gmail.com or call 925-960-5699. Baby-sitting is provided. Refreshments and social follow program.

Saturday, Sept. 20
Finding Life in the Darkness of Grief. 10 a.m. to noon at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. For those who are grieving the death of a loved one. 925-932-0900.

Saturdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15
Dress A Girl Around the World Bay Area Sew-fests. At St. Michael Parish Hall, corner of 3rd and Maple Street, Livermore. Bring your sewing machine, serger, iron, ironing board and helping hands to make dresses for girls sizes 2 to 14 in Third World countries. Information: Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or suzbeck@yahoo.com.

Sunday, Sept. 21
Jubilee Mass Celebration for St. Agnes Parish. 10:45 a.m. Mass St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, will be the celebrant. 925-689-0838. www.stagnesparish.net.

Sept. 21 to 23
Parish Mission: In the Spirit of Pope Francis. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road in Concord. With Jack Jezreel, president and founder of JustFaith. 925-672-5800.

Tuesday, Sept. 23
Grief workshops. 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullins Commons, 1965 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Facilitator: Rev. Padraig Green, parish relationship director for Catholic Cemeteries. 925-932-0900.

Saturday, Sept. 27
7th Annual Poor Walk. 9 to 11 a.m. at grass field at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Siena Armanino, Katie Kuptz, Mia Malone and Sami Martello, students from Carondelet High School in Concord are coordinators of the walk intended to help those who are living in poverty and receive assistance from St. Vincent de Paul in Contra Costa County. To participate or donate: www.fopwalk.org or 925-439-5060.

Saturday, Sept. 27
In Every Age: the Music of Jane't Sullivan Whitaker. 8 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. A celebration of the internationally-renown composer of music for the Catholic Church. The concert will feature choir singers from around the diocese. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities of the East Bay. Tickets: $20 online, children 12 and under free. Tickets will be sold on the evening of the performance, $25. Cash only; no credit cards accepted.

Sunday, Oct.26
De La Salle High School: An Evening of Honor. 3 to 6 p.m. on the De La Salle campus, 1130 Winton Drive, Concord. Celebration of the new inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame and distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Sean Farnham '96, ESPN basketball broadcaster, who will also serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets are $40 and include a hosted reception afterward. Registration is online at www.dlshs.org. Information: Tim Roberts, 925-288-8171 or robertst@dlshs.org.

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Sept. 11 to Oct. 30
Grief Workshops. 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. The first in this eight-week series of workshops for those struggling with grief. Open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

Sept. 18, Oct. 2
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.

Sunday, Sept. 26
Friends 4 Life Breast Cancer Support Group. Meets the fourth Friday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Heavenly Café, 3116 Oak Road in Walnut Creek.

Saturday, Oct. 4
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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Sunday, Sept. 14
St. Theresa Parish Festival. 3 to 6 p.m. 30 Mandelay Road, Oakland. 510-547-2777

Sept. 26, 27, 28
St. John's Harvest Fall Festival. 5 to 10 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Sept 28: pancake breakfast. 510-688-0669 or sjcsfallfestival@gmail.com.

St. John the Baptist Parish Festival. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in school yard and gym on Kearney Street in El Cerrito. 510-232-5659.

Sept. 27, 28
St. Raymond's Annual Fall Festival. At 11555 Shannon Avenue, Dublin. Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sept. 27 Casino Night from 7 p.m. to midnight; Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m. pancake breakfast, served by Dublin Boy Scout Troop 905; www.st-raymond-dublin.org.

All Saints Parish Festival. At 22824 Second St., Hayward. Sept. 26: 6 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 27: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sept. 28: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 27 to 28
Our Lady of Grace, 3433 Somerset Ave. Castro Valley "Wild, Wild West," 510-537-0806

St. Clement Parish Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 750 Calhoun St., Hayward.

Saturday, Oct. 4
St. Joseph Elementary School's "El Rancho." 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1910 San Antonio Ave. in Alameda. 510-522-4456 or www.stjosephalameda.org

Oct. 4, 5
St. Joseph Church and School's 36th annual Oktoberfest. 9:30 a.m. at 1961 Plum St. in Pinole. This event begins with a blessing from new pastor, Rev. John Direen. 510-741-4900.

Sunday, Oct. 12
St. Paschal Baylon, Noon to 3 p.m., 3700 Dorisa Ave., Oakland. 510-636-0335.

Saturday, Oct. 18
St. David School and Parish Fall Festival. At St. David School, 871 Sonoma St. in Richmond. Kicks off with a parade at noon. Information: 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

Sunday, Oct. 19
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 500 Fairview Ave, Brentwood 925-634-4154

Saturday, Oct. 25
St. Mary Magdalen Parish and School of the Madeleine Fall Festival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1225 Milvia St. in Berkeley.



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