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November 24, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 20   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Through Nov. 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.

Nov. 25, Dec. 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.

Friday, Nov. 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:15 to 11:15 a.m., every Wednesday, Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. Speaker: Michele Walsh. No meeting Nov. 26. Child care available. Information: Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827.

Advent Day of Prayer, 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., "Hosea Sketches God," led by Sister Barbara Green, OP, professor of Scripture at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20. Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael, 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Sunday, Dec. 7
Christmas nativity displays from around the world, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, sponsored by the Italian Catholic Federation and Catholic Community of Pleasanton Diversity Committee.

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: 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.

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.

Dec. 11, Jan. 8 and 22, Feb. 12 and 26, March 12 and 26
Grief workshops at 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Pleasanton. No pre-registration necessary. Contact Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

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

Friday, Dec. 5
All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Fridays, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 650-678-7739.

Friday, Dec. 19
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.

Friday, Dec. 26
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.

St. Michael Parish Chapel, 458 Maple St., Livermore, 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 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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Nov. 28 to 30
Recovery retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Rev. Philip Garcia, OFM. At the Thanksgiving weekend Serenity Retreat, spend the weekend in the beautiful and quiet hills overlooking the San Ramon Valley as you reflect on your growth in sobriety. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and retreat ends with lunch Nov. 30. Cost is $225 for private room and $195 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Tuesday, 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.

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.

Advent weekend retreat: Mary, Vessel of Hope, Love, and Grace, Maryknoll Mission House, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Retreat will end in time for the 11:30 a.m. Mass next door at St. John the Baptist Church in San Lorenzo. Suggested donation is $100 (scholarships available). No wheelchair access available. Kris East 510-276-5021 keast@maryknoll.org

Saturday, Dec. 6
Advent Day of Renewal at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ. "Ignite Your Phenomenal Feminine Radiance as We Journey With Mary in These Advent Days…" Every major spiritual tradition on earth carries within it an awareness of the Sacred Feminine. This retreat will tap through the lens of Mary, the powerful energies or archetypes of the Sacred Feminine that every woman experiences and that unleash sources of spirituality, wisdom, compassion and action. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the day goes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Friday, Dec. 12
Advent Day of Renewal at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Rev. Patrick Foley. "Mary: Pointing the Way to Jesus" is the theme for the day. Registration, 9 a.m., session 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Dec. 12-14
Advent Silent Retreat: "A Place in the Stable" at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Brother Jeff Macnab, OFM. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12; retreat ends with lunch at noon Sunday. Cost is $230 for private room and $205 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Dec. 13
Young Adult Advent Retreat ages 18-40, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse Auditorium, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP, retreat team; RSVP by Dec. 8 at www.msjdominicans.org or 510-933-6335.

Silent Meditation Day at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Sister Barbara Hazzard, OSB — "Contemplative Advent Journey to Christmas." Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; program 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Dec. 30-Jan. 1
New Year's Retreat at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Father Patrick Foley. Enter the New Year with a Mass and celebration. Registration 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 30, retreat ends with brunch Jan. 1. Cost is $225 for private room and $195 for shared. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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Young Adults

Tuesday, Dec. 2
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. 29-30
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant International Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way (at Dana) in Berkeley. Unique textiles, toys, jewelry, bath and body products, metal art, traditional art, clothing and more, http://eastbaysanctuary.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 2
St. Isidore School Sip & Shop Holiday Soirée, 6 to 9 p.m., Msgr. Cardelli Gym, St. Isidore Parish Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Wines from Speratus Winery and hors d'oeuvres from Peasant & The Pear while shopping gifts from dozens of vendors. For more information or to pre-purchase your $30 ticket stisidore.maestroweb.com.

Dec. 2-7
Visions of Christmas — seven events in six days include five holiday teas, community open house and a family breakfast with Santa. Boutique, silent auctions and drawing trees complete with decorations and fabulous prizes. All events at Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. For information or to make reservations: www.carondelet.net or 925-686-5353, ext. 151.

Dec. 4
Saint Mary's College Guild Christmas Party celebration, fundraiser for financial aid scholarships, 11 a.m., SMC Soda Center, $45 per person. Contact Pat McEnaney, 925-376-3306

Jan. 10
15th Annual Crab Feed to benefit the Bay Area Crisis Nursery at St. John Vianney Church, Mullen Commons Vista Room, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. No host bar, happy hour, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m., silent auction, raffles, dessert auction. $400 table of 8 before Dec. 10; $50 per person before Dec. 3, $60 per person, after Dec. 31. Order on-line www.bayareacrisisnursery.org or by phone 925-685-6633.

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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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Dec. 5-Jan. 1
Christmas display — Deacon Dave Rezendes' House of the Dove 32nd Annual Christmas Display will opens at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, the first Friday in December. The colorful Christmas Procession will come down Hillcrest Avenue from Fordham Way in Livermore to the House of the Dove where the opening ceremonies will take place. The Christmas Display will close 9 p.m. Jan. 1.

Fair trade Friday/Alternate Gift Marketplace. 9 a.m.-noon at the Mission and Ministry Center, Saint Mary's College, Moraga. Shop Fair Trade designs, with special holiday offerings and the usual coffee, olive oil and chocolate selections.

Dec. 6-7
Annual Christmas Festival, Church of St. Anne, 1600 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. Jewelry, coffee and baked goods, silent and gift auctions. Details, 925-932-2324.

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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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Through Nov. 30
Photo exhibit of the Easter pilgrimage to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, featured in the May 5 Catholic Voice. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, in the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St., Alameda.

Dec. 2, 6
Holiday Music by The Saint Mary's Glee Club and Chamber Singers, 8 p.m., performing the Magnificat by J.S. Bach, accompanied by Baroque period instruments. Chapel, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga; cost: $10 general, $8 seniors and non-SMC students, $5 SMC students, faculty and staff. Contact Julie Ford, 925-631-8193 or email jaf17@stmarys-ca.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 4
Winter Festival of the Arts, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School, Kelly Gymnasium, 1011 Chestnut Street, Alameda. 510-523-1526, www.sjnd.org.

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

Saturday, Dec. 13
Christmas concert with Vintage, 7:30 p.m., St. Bonaventure Church 5562 Clayton Road, Concord, free admission; www.vintagetrio.com.

A Baroque Italian Christmas. Through Both the Eyes of Women and Men. 2 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Under the direction of Andy Canepa, featuring soloists Luciana Miranda, Monica Frame, Michael Kim and Max Ziff. Benefits the music ministry at St. Mary Magdalen Parish. Tickets in advance: $20 general, $15 for seniors, students, children at http://womeninbaroque.brownpapertickets.com

Sunday, Dec. 21
A Christmas Holiday Concert 1 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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