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October 27, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 18   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Madcap melodrama
Saint Mary's College High School Performing Arts presents "The Dastardly Dr. Devereaux" in the school auditorium, at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 7 and 8 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Adults and students: $8. Children 12 and under: $5. Tickets at the door. 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley.


Monday, Oct. 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.

Oct. 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.

Wednesday Oct. 29
St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:15 to 11:15 a.m., every Wednesday, Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. Fall theme: The History of Women in the Church. Speaker: Rev. Bob Mendonça. Child care available. Information: Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827.

Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

Monday, Nov. 17
Mass of Remembrance. 7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church. 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Honor those you have loved who have died in a special Mass of Remembrance. If you wish, bring a small picture or memento of your loved one. Questions: Dave Wellbeloved, 925-519-2310.

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.)

Sunday, Nov. 2
Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek (Ecumenical). 7 p.m. first Sundays at a participating church: 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.

Wednesday, Nov. 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, Nov. 21
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.

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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
After 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, Nov. 1
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Boosters Spaghetti Dinner. 6 to 9 p.m. at, Kelly Gymnasium, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. Support Pilot Athletics at the biggest event of the year. Tickets: www.sjnd.org/athletics/booster-club.

Saturday, Nov. 8
St. Peter Martyr School Holiday Boutique and Luncheon. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 425 W. Fourth St., Pittsburg. Shop local artists and crafters, homemade treats and handcrafted jewelry. Pictures with Santa. Questions: Terry Matejcek, 925-432-7292 or Nancy Ferris, 925-439-1014.

Sunday, Nov. 9
Third Annual Christmas Fair. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd Parish, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Many vendors. Anything from Advent candles and religious items to jewelry and scarves. Proceeds to help fund church needs and Spanish Ministry. Mrs. Graff, 925-642-0876.

Nov. 15 and 16
Holiday Boutique & Country Kitchen. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16. St. Bonaventure Large Hall, Clayton Road, Concord. Unique items for every one on your holiday list. All items made and donated by the Classy Crafters of St. Bonaventure. 925-672-5800. Proceeds benefit St. Bonaventure Food Pantry.

Nov. 22 and 23
The Domincan Sisters of Mission San Jose Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4336 Mission Blvd., Fremont, features fruitcakes, Dominican olive oil and more. 510-933-6334 www.msjdominicans.org.

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Sunday, Nov. 2
Health Fair at Holy Rosary Parish, in the gymnasium, 1313 "A" St. Antioch, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free flu shots, health screenings, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol screening and BMI. A social worker will help with referrals and resources; dental referral and chiropractors, donating blood for the Blood Center of the Pacific, CPR classes, emergency information, Red Cross, cancer information.

Thursday, Nov. 6
St. Paul School, 1825 Church Lane, San Pablo, is holding an Information Night at 6:30 p.m. for those who have children, age preschool to eighth grade. For more information: www.st-paulschool.org or 510-233-3080.

Saturday, Nov. 8
Symposium: "God, Reason and Reality," 10 a.m. at 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley. Ed Feser will join Michael Dodds, OP, and Anselm Ramelow, OP, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology faculty members. 510-883-7160.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Dress A Girl Around the World Bay Area Sew-fest. 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.

Bishop's Vocation Dinner. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, at Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive, 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. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Please arrive by 9 a.m. Guest speaker: Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. Men are welcome. Highlights include a Eucharistic miracle display. Further information: visit the website: www.magnificatsoti.org or contact Maribel, 925-788-7762.

Grief Retreat in Spanish, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline St., Burlingame. $25, includes lunch. Bring a photo of your loved one to place on the altar of mementos. Facilitated by Carmen de la Vega Neafsey and Carmen Zelaya. Register by Nov. 17. Information/registration contact Cristina Esguerra, 650-373-4527, cesguerra@mercywmw.org.

Hesed community day of reflection — "Nourishing an attitude of gratitude" — with Father Kevin Schindler-McGraw, OFM Conv., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., social hall, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. $40 with lunch; $30 without, add $5 after Nov. 15. Register: 925-682-5257 or maryjdes@gmail.com.

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

Saturday, Nov. 8
"Tis the Season … But Not For Everyone." 10 a.m. at CFCS Cooper Chapel, 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. Meet with others in a safe and compassionate environment who are dealing with loss, whether it be through divorce, death or separation. Facilitated by Rev. Padraig Greene. 510-533-4114.

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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Nov. 14 and 15
Fall Play: "Rumors" by Neil Simon. 7 p.m. in the Holy Names High School auditorium, 4660 Harbord Drive, Oakland. 510-450-1110.

Friday, Dec. 12
Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. in the Holy Names High School auditorium 4660 Harbord Drive, Oakland. 510-450-1110.

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Young Adults

Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 18
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.

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