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 January 5, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 1   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21
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.

Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21
St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. in Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Meets every Wednesday. Women of all ages invited to enjoy fellowship, listen to speakers and nurture your spirit. Winter theme: Women of the Bible and Beyond. Jan. 7: Karen Miller of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Livermore: Women of the Bible. Childcare available. Contact 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 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 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. 13, 27
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano. 510-303-2965.

Thursday, Jan. 15
Making Room for the Spirit as We Age. A workshop. 9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. at The School of Applied Theology located at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. This is the fourth workshop in SAT's "Make Room for the Spirit" series. Presenter: Jim Briggs, SAT executive director. Call 510-652-1651 or http://satgtu.org/sabbath-break-workshops/.

Jan. 16-18
"Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy." The play will be presented at 7 p.m. 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. Tickets: $15 adult, $10 youth. Group discounts available. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Information: www.divinemercyoakland.org.

Saturday, Jan. 17
Lord of Esquipulas of Guatemala Celebration. At 7 p.m. Spanish Mass. St. Joseph Church, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. 510-741-4900. Hospitality after Mass.

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. Be inspired as he shares his remarkable conversion story. Reservations are $28. Information and reservations: 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.

Rosary in Spanish. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center. 2100 Pear St. Pinole, CA 94564. 510-741-4900.

Meditation of the Next Sunday Gospel and Coronilla in Spanish. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center, 2100 Pear St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

Spanish Mass. 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. 837 Tennent Ave. , Pinole. 510-741-4900.

Second Saturdays
Rosary in Spanish. Immediately after 7 p.m. Spanish Mass at St. Joseph Church. 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

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

Friday, Jan. 16
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, Jan. 23
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, Feb. 6
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.

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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.

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.

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, Fridays
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the chapel and on Wednesdays 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.

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.

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 St. 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.

7 a.m. to 7 p.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.

Every Last Saturday
Immediately after 7 p.m. Spanish Mass. Ends with benediction at 9 p.m. St. Joseph Church. 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

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Saturday, Feb. 7
Women of St. Joan 8th Annual Retreat. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish gym, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Keynote speaker is ValLimar Jansen, musician, singer, and inspirational speaker. Suggested donation $40, includes the program, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. Tickets will not be available at the door. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/WOSJ2015 (credit cards only or call 1-800-838-3006 to purchase tickets. Confirmation will be mailed or emailed to you. Contact: Kristie Schuchart at schuincal@att.net.

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Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 20
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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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. $400 table of eight before Dec. 10; $50 per person before Dec. 3, $60 per person, after Dec. 31. Order online 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., dinner seating closes 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. Contact: 510-234-4433, ext. 1126, or visit www.salesian.com.

Friday, Jan. 17
St. Anthony Parish Knights of Columbus, Council 10414 7th Annual Crab Feed. At 975 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. No-host bar/happy hour at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes, raffles, live auction. $45 per person in advance or $50 at the door. Order by phone: 925-813-4311 or 925-625-9214 or email: quibbs@yahoo.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.

Knights of Columbus (Lafayette Council 7683) Annual Crab Feed. In the Peace Room at St. Monica Parish, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. Begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers and no-host beverages; dinner at 7:30 p.m.; raffle and silent auction after dinner. Tickets are $50 each and 100 percent of funds go to Bay Area charities. Information: Karl Anderson, 925-283-3679 or mail checks to Karl at 510 Florence Drive, Lafayette 94549.

Friday, Feb. 6
Italian Catholic Federation Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser. At St. Philip Neri Church, 3108 Van Buren, Alameda. No- host bar at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. $50 per person; $10 for children 10 years and younger. Chicken available in lieu of crab. Reservations by Jan. 31. Call Fran La Torre, 510-887-1509.

Saturday, Feb. 14
St. Leander Church Valentine Crab Feed. At Ryan O'Connell Hall, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. No-host bar 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. $40 per person. (Purchase 20 or more tickets at one time and receive a 10 percent discount.) This event is assigned seating. Dessert silent auction, sports memorabilia silent auction. Last day to purchase tickets is Feb. 10 Information: 510-895-5631.

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Saturday, Jan. 17
Chili Bowl Bingo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Columba church hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. $12 donation and receive a pack of bingo cards. Sponsored by St. Columba Women's Group. Information: 510-527-0232 or 510-282-1200.

Saturday, Feb. 14
Guadalupana Association Dance. 6:30 to 11 p.m. $25. Café Canela Group, DJ and a drink. St. Joseph School Gym. 1961 Plum St., Pinole. 510-233-9706

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Jan. 12 to 28
Jan Term Speaker Series. At the Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. Provocative speakers from the worlds of art, politics, science and technology visit he Saint Mary's campus. During the day, visiting speakers meet with several classes, engage in lively roundtable discussions with students and present their ideas to the entire community at a free public lecture in the evening. Speakers include: guest lecturer Ruth Ozeki and Rev. Bryan Hehir. Information? Contact (925) 631-4771 or by email at janterm@stmarys-ca.edu. Visit the Speaker Series online at stmarys-ca.edu/january-term. All events, unless otherwise noted, will be held in the Soda Center.

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Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Widows and Widowers Grief Support Group meets at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

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.

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 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. Not associated with any government entity or other veterans' organization. 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 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.

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

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

Saturday, Jan. 24
Grief workshop. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1022 Holly St., Alameda. Facilitated by Father Padraig Greene, parish relationship director, Catholic Cemeteries. RSVP by Jan. 17. 510-205-3712 or Lilian.Dubow@gmail.com. Open to all religious denominations.

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