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November 10, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 19   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Tuesday, 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, Nov. 12
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: Sister Patricia Galli, RSM: When Irish Eyes are Smiling: A Reflection on Women Religious from 1850 to present. Child care available. Information: Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827.

Thursday, Nov. 13
"Facing the Holidays with a Broken Heart," 7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. We are here for you as you face your heartache and loss. No registration required; 925-484-5020.

Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 15
Workshop Series: Making Room for the Spirit, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., School of Applied Theology, at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Register online: http://satgtu.org/sabbath-break-workshops or dial 510-652-1651. Series: Nov. 13, Making Room for the Spirit in Parish Life, Rev. David Pettingill; Dec. 11, Making Room for the Spirit in Our Grief, Rev. Padraig Greene; Jan. 15, Making Room for the Spirit as We Age, Jim Briggs.

Nov. 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.

Saturday, Nov. 15
"Bible Christianity: The Church Revealed in Scripture" with Rev. Jim Sullivan, social at 9:30 a.m., presentation 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Halls A-C at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. The day will include a Rosary for the souls in Purgatory. Bring your Bible and rosary. Lunch is free. Please RSVP by Nov. 12 to Lisa at 925-785-1969 or lfisher7544@comcast.net.

Nov. 16-18
A pre-Advent revival hosted by Father George Quickly, SJ, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16 Mass, and at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18. Featuring: Francis Bowman Ministries and Revs. Charles A.F. Smith, Chester P. Smith and Kenneth Hamilton, all members of the Divine Word Missionaries.

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.

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: Most Rev. 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.

Nov. 22-24
Eucharistic Congress of the Divine Mercy, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood, 925-470-5944. Speakers include Rev. Fernando Echeverri, Brother Kevin Gregorek, MIC, and Bryan Thatcher. A healing Mass will be celebrated by Father Echeverri Nov. 24.. Donation offerings of $10 for one day and $15 for two days are welcome. Food will be provided at a low cost.

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, Nov. 21
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.

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 Church, 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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Nov. 11, Dec. 2
Music of Hildegard of Birgen. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Devi Mathieu will lead the singing of music of Hildegard. Suggested donations: $10 to $20. No previous experience with the music of Hildegard or with medieval music. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Nov. 21 to 23
Grief retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Rev. Padraig Greene. Give yourself the gift of a weekend away with your grief in the presence of people who understand, as you cherish the memories through prayer, writing, reflection, music and ritual. Registration is from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and retreat ends on Sunday with lunch. Cost is $225 for private room and $195 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Nov. 22
Grief retreat in Spanish. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline St., Burlingame. $25 cost includes lunch. Bring a photo of your loved one to place on the altar of mementos. The retreat is in Spanish, facilitated by Carmen de la Vega Neafsey and Carmen Zelaya. Register by Nov. 17. For information or to register 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.

Dec. 5 to 7
Divine Mercy Ministry Advent Retreat. A weekend-long retreat hosted by Jesse Romero, Catholic author, radio host and evangelist.

Dec. 5, 7 p.m.: Spanish Presentation on Our Lady of Guadalupe, Church of Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. $5 donation.

Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: On Fire Evangelization. St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Pre-registration is required. Adult $15, youth $5; includes lunch. Register by Dec. 1. Contact Marie Rojo with questions, 925-689-8814.

Dec. 7, 7 p.m.: Spanish Presentation on Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. $5 donation.

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Young Adults

Tuesday, Nov. 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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Nov. 12-13
Saint Mary's College Guild Harvest Faire annual sale and luncheon to benefit the Saint Mary's College Scholarship Fund, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 with wine and hors d'oeuvres; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Soda Center; www.stmarys-ca.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 13
Fashion and fun at Oakland Elizabeth House Fall fundraiser — 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Vessel Art Gallery; 471 25th St., Oakland, www.oakehouse.org.

Friday, Nov. 14
St. Bonaventure's Classy Crafters' "Putting on the Ritz at the Boutique" benefitting the Food Pantry, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the large hall, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Wine/appetizers/music, a silent auction, wine pull and raffle along with a special preview and buying experience for the Holiday Boutique and Country Kitchen. Admission is free. 925-672-5800.

Nov. 15-16
Holiday Boutique & Country Kitchen, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the large hall at St. Bonaventure, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. 925-672-5800. All items made and donated by the Classy Crafters; proceeds benefit St. Bonaventure Food Pantry.

Sunday, Nov. 16
Third Annual Christmas Fair, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg, vendors with candles and religious items to jewelry, scarves, children's clothes and nail wraps to go in order to raise funds for church needs and Spanish Ministry. 925-642-0876.

Friday, Nov. 21
Hawaiian Holiday Celebration with Patrick Landeza and Friends. At St. Bede Small Gym, 26910 Patrick Ave., Hayward. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Bring a can of food and receive $5 off. Benefits tuition assistance at St. Bede School. Hawaiian dinner plate sold separately. Hawaiian crafts booths. Landeza is an award-winning Hawaiian musician. Tickets and information: 510-782-3444.

Saturday, Nov. 22
St. Leander's Meridians' 30th Annual Sports Collectors Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leanders' Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Vintage sports memorabilia items (1880s-2010s) will be available for sale. Free verbal appraisals for pre-1975 items only. Door prizes. Admission is $4, $2 for those who are under 5 or over 65. Proceeds benefit St Leander's Parish as well as local charities. For more information, call Mark at 510-538-6245.

Nov. 22 and 23
The Dominican 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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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, 5:30 p.m.: no-host bar; 6:30 p.m.: buffet dinner at Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. Information: Chris Valvo, 415-533-3575 or sfatrustee.cdv@gmail.com.

Sunday, Nov. 16
The New Sanctuary Movement with Rev. Deborah Lee — the third talk in Oakland Catholic Worker's current Clarification of Thought series — 2 p.m. at Oakland Catholic Worker, 4848 International Blvd., Oakland. Admission free. Rev. Lee's congregation is one of two in the Bay Area that have publicly declared that they will provide sanctuary to immigrants facing final deportation orders. Contact: Tom Webb, oaklandcatholicworker@yahoo.com or 510-533-7375.

Gaelic Football — youth team forming in the Oakland diocese to train and compete this summer and at the North American Championships to be held at Treasure Island from July 30-Aug. 2. Boys between ages of 14 and 17 as of Dec. 31, contact brendanjdooley@yahoo.com.

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Thursdays, Nov. 13, 20
Widows and Widowers Grief Support Group meets at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513 3412, or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

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 biweekly 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.

Nov. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" presented by the Bishop O'Dowd High School Drama Department. Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., with two matinees on Nov. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance. General admission is $20; senior citizens and students who do not attend O'Dowd, $15; O'Dowd students $10. Box office: 510-553-8600. www.bishopodowd.org.

Sunday, Nov. 16
The Gospel Choir of St. Patrick Church, 1023 Peralta St., Oakland, will perform a Gospel Fest 2014 at 3:30 p.m. For information, 510-444-1081.

Sunday, Dec. 13
Saturday, December 13th 7:30p.m. St. Bonaventure Church - Concord - Christmas Concert with Vintage - FREE Admission for information contact www.vintagetrio.com.

Sunday, Dec. 21
A Christmas Holiday Concert 3 p.m. by St. Columba Church and the Friends of St. Martin de Porres/Mother Juanita J. Cox Scholarship Committee at St. Columba, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Refreshments, choirs and entertainment. Donation, $8 each or love offering to benefit the Sacred Heart and St. Patrick campuses of St. Martin de Porres schools. Information, 510-669-1072 or 925-625-2109.

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