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October 6, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Rosary rally
in San Francisco

A Call to Prayer rosary rally will begin at noon Oct. 11 at San Francisco's U.N. Plaza, Market and Seventh streets. Keynote speakers and prayer leaders include Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and Franciscan Father Andrew Apostoli of EWTN. The program includes benediction, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and opportunities for confession. The rally is sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Ignatius Press, Immaculate Heart Radio, the San Francisco archdiocesan ministry for the Spanish speaking, Legion of Mary and Knights of Columbus. For details, www.RosaryRallySF.com, 415-272-2046.


Oct 6, 13, 20
Fall Scripture Series. 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mullen Commons Vista Room, St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. "Jesus' Challenge to Holiness in the Gospel of Matthew." Presenter: Zak Flanagin, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, at Saint Mary's College in Moraga. 925-939-7911, ext. 107.

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
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, Oct. 7
Perpetual Help Devotion. 7 p.m., first Tuesdays, Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg.

Wednesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22
St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. in Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. Meets every Wednesday. Fall theme: The History of Women in the Church. Women of all ages invited to enjoy fellowship, listen to speakers and nurture your spirit. Childcare available. Information: Valerie McNamara 925-551-5827.

Oct. 8 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.

Oct. 10, 17, 24
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.

Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11
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.

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.)

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 Blvd., Fremont. Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.

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

Sunday, Nov. 2
Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek (Ecumenical). First Sundays at a participating church. 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill. 925-934-4208.

Friday, Nov. 7
All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Fridays, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 650-678-7739 or 650-678-7739.

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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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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Oct. 8, 22
Cancer Prayer Support Group. 10 a.m. to noon at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline St., Burlingame. Information: Liz Lawhead, 650-340-7474 or cancerprayer@mercywmw.org.

Oct. 9 to 12
A Writing Retreat with poet/teacher Kim Stafford. At Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Marking the centennial year of the birth of poet William Stafford, who wrote books on nonviolence. $450 fee includes lodging, meals and retreat presentations. 415-477-7727.

Oct. 10 to 12
A Contemplative Retreat with Martin Laird, OSA. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline St., Burlingame. $265 overnight/$225 commuter. 650-340-7454 or mc@mercywmw.org.

Saturday, Oct. 11
Praying With Icons. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Presenter: Father Leo Arrowsmith. $55. Information: Kateri at 925-837-9141, ext. 315, katerik@sandamiano.org or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Nov. 8
"The Power of Grace." At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, in Danville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the day goes from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Retreat leader: David Richo. Cost is $85 (or $105 for those wanting CEU's) and includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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Friday, Oct. 10
St. Joseph School's 19th Annual Golf Tournament. At Las Positas Golf Course, 917 Clubhouse Drive, 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.

Sunday, Oct. 12
Saint Mary's College Guild presents: An Italian Night — a Touch of Tuscany Buffet and Music. 5:30 p.m. in the Soda Center at Saint Mary's College, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. $35 per person. Make checks payable to Saint Mary's College Guild. All donations benefit scholarships for financial aid students. RSVP: Cynthia Kelly, 628 Augusta Drive, Moraga. 925-388-0437.

Saturday, Oct. 18
St. Ignatius of Antioch The World Is Your Oyster Gala Dinner Dance. 6:30 p.m. at the Pittsburg Yacht Club. Dancing, auction and games. $60 per person. Seating is limited; please call for tickets. 925-778-0768.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Italian Catholic Federation Branch 13 annual Polenta, Chicken and Sausage Fundraising Dinner. At St. Catherine of Siena Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. (enter hall on Henrietta St.) 6:30 p.m.: no-host cocktails; 6 p.m.: dinner: $18/adults 12 years and up; $7/children 5 to 11 years old; free children under 5 years when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit ICF scholarship, seminary fund, other programs. 925-229-2665.

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Sunday, Oct. 12
St. Jarlath Parish Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2620 Pleasant St., 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, 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.

Sunday, Oct. 19
St. Ignatius of Antioch Fall Festival. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Includes kids' carnival, food court, and grand prize raffle drawing. Bingo from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. 925-778-0768.

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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Oct. 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. 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 14
Catholics@Work. 7 a.m. (Mass at 6:30 a.m.) at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Tom Carroll, former Middle East CIA undercover agent, author and noted speaker, will give his assessment of the present situation in the Middle East. $20/members, $25/non-members. Register online at CatholicsAtWork.org.

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.

Oct. 18, Nov. 15
Dress A Girl Around the World Bay Area Sew-fests. At St. Michael Parish Hall, corner 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. 19
Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass and Celebration. 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Couples celebrating 25-plus year of marriage, together with their guests are invited to this event with Bishop Michael Barber, SJ. Register online or contact Laura Windham at 510-267-8395 or oakdiocese.org/anniversaryMass. $20 registration fee per couple and $10 for each additional adult reception guest. Registration and fee must be paid in advance.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Single Catholics (over 21) Mass and Brunch. At St. John Vianney, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Meet in the vestibule of the church at 10:45 a.m. After Mass the group will enjoy a delicious brunch at Sunset Bistro, 1559 Botello Drive, Walnut Creek. Sponsored by the San Francisco Catholic Alumni Club. To RSVP call Dorothy Hann at 925-735-0208 by Oct. 25 or e-mail her at dorthi@hotmail.com.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Bishop's Vocation Dinner. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, at Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive in Concord. 5:30 p.m.: no-host bar; 6:30 p.m.: buffet dinner. Information: Chris Valvo, 415-533-3575 or sfatrustee.cdv@gmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 22
Magnificat Soti. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Reservations: $28 per person or $35 walk-in. All walk-in reservations must be made by phone, call Maribel, 925-788-7762.

Saturday, Nov. 22
Magnificat Soti, speaker: Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. 9:30 a.m. (arrive by 9 a.m.) to 12:30 p.m., new location, Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Eucharistic miracle display. Reservations: $28 per person or $35 walk-in. For information: www.magnificatsoti.org or Maribel, 925-788-7762.

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Oct. 6 to 30
Grief Workshops. 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. This eight-week series of workshops for those struggling with grief concludes. Information: Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

Saturday, Dec. 6
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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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.

Saturday, Oct. 11
Young Adult Retreat. 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. "Praying God's Word in Scripture." $15 registration fee includes lunch and refreshments. www.msjdominicans.org; 510-933-6335 or 510-657-2468; www.msjdominicans.org; Facebook.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Young Adults Day at San Damiano Retreat in Danville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the day goes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. With retreat leaders Paula Jenkins and team. $50 cost includes lunch. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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