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December 15, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 21   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Divine Mercy play
Polish Sister St. Faustina Kowalska is depicted with an image of Jesus Christ the Divine Mercy. The Diocese of Oakland Divine Mercy Ministry and Apostolate will present: "Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy" play at 7 p.m. Jan. 16-18. Tickets: $15 adult, $10 youth. Group discounts available. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Jan. 16: St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin, 925-828-2460; Jan. 17: Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg, 925-432-6404; Jan. 18: St. Joseph Church, 1961 Plum St., Pinole, 510-741-4900. For more information: www.divinemercyoakland.org.


Advent/Christmas

Friday, Dec. 19
A Jazzy Christmas. 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Refreshments and good cheers follow in the Pope John Paul II Activity Center. Contact: Ira Stein, istein@catholicsofpleasanton.org.

Sounds of Christmas. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Performances by Don Lewis, international instrumentalist and singer; Frederica von Stade, opera mezzo-soprano; Sidney Ragland and the St. Columba Choir and more. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased after Mass or at the door. Proceeds to benefit the St. Columba African American series. Reception to follow in the hall.

Sunday, Dec. 21
A Christmas Holiday Concert. 1 p.m. at 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by St. Columba Church and the Friends of St. Martin de Porres/Mother Juanita J. Cox Scholarship Committee at St. Columba, 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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Young Adults

Tuesday, Dec. 16
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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SPIRITUALITY

Wednesday, Dec. 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.

Dec. 23, Jan. 13
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, Jan. 7, 14, 21
St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:15 to 11:15 a.m., every Wednesday, Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. Women of all ages invited to enjoy fellowship, listen to speakers and nurture your spirit. Women of the Bible and Beyond. Child care available. Information: Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827.

Thursday, Jan. 8
Discovering Christ. Immaculate Heart of Mary will host this free course for nine consecutive Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the parish library. 500 Fairview Ave, Brentwood. Been away from the Church for a while? Non-Christian? Non-Catholic Christian? Catholic who has not completed your Sacraments? Discovering Christ is an exciting course designed to help men and women encounter the person of Jesus Christ and accept his invitation to know him in a personal relationship. Listen to a dynamic presentation and explore topics with others in small groups on the basic questions of purpose, faith and life. Contact Linda Kortuem: 925-634-4154, ext. 117 or 110. John Kortuem: 925-634-4154 ext. 161.

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

Thursday, Jan. 15
Workshop series Making Room for the Spirit, concludes: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at School of Applied Theology, at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Jim Briggs, Making Room for the Spirit as We Age. Register online: http://satgtu.org or 510-652-1651.

Saturday, Jan. 31
Prayer breakfast. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord. Rev. Donald Calloway MIC, a Marian priest and author on the Divine Ministry and Our Blessed Mother, will speak at this event sponsored by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. Come and be inspired as he shares his remarkable conversion story. Reservations are $28. For more information and to make reservations visit: www.magnificatsoti.org or call Maribel, 925-788-7762. Reservation deadline is Jan. 17.

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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Taize

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

Friday, Jan. 2
All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Fridays, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 650-678-7739.

Friday, Jan. 16
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.

Friday, Jan. 23
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Perpetual
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.

Daily
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. 925-757-4020.

9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the chapel at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. Livermore. Ends with Benediction daily. 925-447-1585; www.saintmichaelliv.org.

Monday to Thursday
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.

Monday to Saturday
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.

Mondays
7 to 8:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Ave., Concord. 925-682-5447.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., chapel and 2 to 9 p.m. in the church, St. Bede Parish, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward. 510-782-2171.

Mondays, Wednesdays
12:45 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.

Tuesdays
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 to 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.

Wednesdays
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.

Fridays
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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RETREATS

Dec. 30 to 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 to 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 31
New Year's Eve Retreat. 7 p.m. to midnight. In the chapel of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place) in Fremont. Includes welcome and reflection session followed by Mass, potluck reception (please bring a dish to share) and Eucharistic Adoration. RSVP by Dec. 26. www.msjdominicans.org, or www.bit.ly/NewYearReg or 510-933-6335.

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Fundraisers

Saturday, 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. $60 per person, after Dec. 31. Order on-line www.bayareacrisisnursery.org or by phone 925-685-6633.

Crab and Pasta Feed. St. Bede Parish School celebrates its 50th anniversary. St. Bede Parish Center, 26910 Patrick Ave., Hayward. All-you-can eat crab, pasta, salad and bread. Steak option in lieu of crab. No-host bar with beer, wine, margaritas. Adults only. $50 per person. No-host bar 5:30 p.m., dinner seating at 6:30 p.m., closing at 6:45 p.m. Supports the school, CYO and GAP. RSVP: Becky Marino, 510-461-3851.

Jan. 16, 17
Salesian College Preparatory's 50th annual all-you-can-eat crab feed. At the school gymnasium, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond. Jan. 16 (cocktail hour at 7 p.m, dinner at 8 p.m.), Jan. 17 (cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.) Enjoy crab and sides, raffles and more. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance. For further information or questions, call 510-234-4433, ext. 1126, or visit www.salesian.com.

Saturday, Jan. 31
2nd Annual Crab Feed to benefit St. Agnes School sponsored by St. Agnes School and St. Agnes Parish Knights of Columbus, Carondelet High School (Garaventa Center), 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. No host happy hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m.. $55 per person, tickets available until Jan. 19 at St. Agnes Parish office, by phone 925-330-7313 or danisffd@sbcglobal.net.

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EventS

Through Jan. 1
Christmas display — Deacon Dave Rezendes' House of the Dove 32nd Annual Christmas Display, 352 Hillcrest Ave., Livermore. Hours 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, barring inclement weather. The Christmas display will close at 9 p.m. Jan. 1.

Ongoing
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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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 8
Widows and Widowers Grief Support Group meets at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412, or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

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 per-registration necessary. Contact Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

Thursday, Jan. 15
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek. We encourage all who are struggling with a loss due to separation, divorce, death of a loved one or loneliness and depression to participate in these free peer group meetings. Further information: call Joan S., 925-939-1007.

Workshop Series concludes: 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 21
Military Peer Support Group. 7 to 8 p.m. in rectory conference room, St. Augustine, Catholic Community of Pleasanton, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. This is a mutual self-help non-denominational group for military veterans. The intent is to provide a safe and sterile environment where we can openly discuss the difficulties of coping with the thoughts and feelings associated with past combat operations; along with the difficulties associated with life outside the military back home by providing emotional, psychological and moral support for each other. (We are not associated with any government entity or other veterans' organization.) For more information contact Dominick Pietro, 925-462-4665 or pietr11@comcast.net.

Saturday, Feb. 7
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.

Saturdays
Grief support groups. 11 a.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave. Dublin. Information: matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com.

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