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September 22, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6
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.

Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

Sept. 23, Oct. 14
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. 26, Oct. 3
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.

Sept. 26 and 27
NorCal Pro-Life Youth Conference. Sept. 26: 6 to 9 p.m.; Sept. 27: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Ann of the Sunset Catholic Church Event Center, 850 Judah St., San Francisco. www.MysticalRoseProLifers.org.

Hesed Christian Meditation Group 7:30 p.m., First Congregation Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. hesedcommunity.org or 510-207-7367.

Sept. 24 to Nov. 19
"A Quick Journey Through the Bible." Classes meet in Father Kozina Hall at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1210 Excelsior Ave., 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. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, 20
Fall Scripture Series. 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mullen Commons Vista Room, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. "Jesus' Challenge to Holiness in the Gospel of Matthew." 925-939-7911, ext. 107. Presenter: Zak Flanagin, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Mary's College of California.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. 9:15-11:15 a.m. Fall season begins. Theme for the year "Women of Faith." Women of all ages invited to enjoy fellowship, listen to speakers and nurture your spirit. Child care available. Information: Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m., first Tuesdays, 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 at 5 p.m., 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 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, 2121 Harrison St., 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.)

Friday, Sept. 26
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 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, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 8
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, Oct. 17
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays, including Good Friday, at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.

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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 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, 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), 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. 26 to 28
Franciscan Spirituality Retreat. 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. 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, Oct. 4
Casino Bus Trip Fundraiser. 6:45 a.m. meet at St. Anthony Parish, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley, depart at 7 a.m. for Feather Falls, Oroville and Thunder Valley, Lincoln. Sponsor: The St. Anthony Columbiettes. $35 per person. Feather Falls will give back $10; Thunder Valley will give back $10 free play and $10 match play. Reservations: call Tina at 925-628-3368 or Denise at 925-679-3237.

St. Louis Bertrand Church, Sixth Annual Gospel Extravaganza. Concert begins at 2 p.m. at 1410 100th Ave., Oakland. (Parking available at 100th Avenue.) Pastor: Rev. Olman Solis; emcee: Rev. Ken Hamilton, SVD. 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.

Italian-Catholic Federation Branch 10 of Alameda's annual Ravioli Dinner. At Msgr. O'Brien Hall, High Street at Van Buren Street, Alameda, adjacent to Saint Philip Neri Church.  Social hour: 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.  Prices: $20/ adults and $8/children for children 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit ICF charities, including the Cooley's Anemia (thalassemia) research and treatment program of Children's Hospital, Oakland and high school and college scholarships. RSVP by Sept. 28 to JoAnn Dorn, 510-710-6959. 

Sunday, Oct. 5
Barbecue Chicken or Hot Links Dinner. After each Mass at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. $10. Sponsored by the St. Columba Women's Group. 510-654-7600.

Friday, Oct. 10
St. Joseph School's 19th Annual Golf Tournament. At Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; shotgun tee off at 12:30 p.m. $135 Golf Package includes green fees, golf chart, range balls, lunch and dinner. 510-791-1980.

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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. 27 & 28 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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.

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. Sept. 27: 12 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 28: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. "Wild, Wild West," 510-537-0806.

St. Clement Parish Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. 510-582-7282.

St. Raymond's Annual Fall Festival. At 11555 Shannon Ave. in 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.

Saturday, Oct. 4
St. Joseph Elementary School's "El Rancho 2014." 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. 510-522-4456 or www.stjosephalameda.org.

Oct. 4, 5
St. Mark Church Festival. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 159 Harbour Way, Richmond. 510-234-5886 or officemarcos@comcast.net.

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. 5
St. Anthony-Mary Help of Christians Parish Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1535 15th Ave., Oakland. 510-534-2117.

International Food Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. 510-437-8423.

Sunday, Oct. 12
St. Jarlath Parish Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2620 Pleasant St. in Oakland. 510-532-2068.

Saturday, Oct. 18
St. Philip Neri-St. Albert Parish and School Community's Fun Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the St. Philip Neri school yard, High and Fountain streets in Alameda. 510-373-5200.

St. David School and Parish Festival. Kicks off with parade at noon at 871 Sonoma St. in Richmond. 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

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

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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
Seventh 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Annual Interfaith Speaker Event. 7 p.m. in the Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. Sponsored by the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism at Saint Mary's College. Free and open to the public. Information: contact Cherie Grant at grant@stmarys-ca.edu or 925-631-4074.

Oct. 1, 8, 15
Issues in Moral Theology Course. 10 a.m. to noon, School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Presented by Rev. Gerald Coleman, SS, former president of St. Patrick's Seminary. Register online at satgtu.org/sabbath-break-short-courses or dial 510-652-1651.

Saturday, Oct. 11
Activist, author Cornel West to speak about Income Inequality and 21st Century Jim Crow in America. 3:30 p.m. in the Soda Center at Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 Saint Mary's Road in Moraga. Cornel West will be the featured speaker at the College's Leadership and Social Justice Conference. Cost: $30. Information: stmarys-ca.edu/cornelwest or contact Ryan Lamberton at 925-631-4015.

Thursday, Oct. 16
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. Free. Docent-led tours of the Cathedral of Christ the Light will be available.

Saturdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 15
Dress A Girl Around the World Bay Area Sew-fests. At St. Michael Parish Hall, corner of Third and Maple streets, 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, Oct. 26
De La Salle High School: An Evening of Honor. 3 to 6 p.m. on the 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. 25 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.

Friday, 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, Walnut Creek.

Oct. 2, 16

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, Oct. 4

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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Young Adults

Tuesdays, Oct. 7, 21
4:12 Young Adult Ministry. 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays in the St. Ignatius Room at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. From the passage in 1 Timothy, 4:12, about young adults. For information 4.12youngadultministry@gmail.com or Facebook, 4:12 Young Adult Ministry. 

Saturdays, Oct. 11, Dec. 13
Young Adult Retreats. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. Registration: www.msjdominicans.org.

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