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February 9, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 3   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Mondays, Feb. 9, 16, 23
Weekly meditation groups in the John Main, OSB, tradition, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Keeley Center, St. Charles Borromeo Church 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Claire La Scola, 925-447-9800; clairlascola@yahoo.com.

Feb. 10, 24
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano. 510-303-2965.

Feb. 11, 18, 25
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.

St. Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays in Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. Women of all ages invited to enjoy fellowship, listen to speakers and nurture your spirit. Winter theme: Women of the Bible and Beyond. Feb. 11: Lydia; Feb. 18: retreat; Feb. 25: Miriam. Child care available. Contact Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827.

Feb. 27, March 27, April 24
Four Fridays of evening prayer and conversations about vocations, Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Women are invited and encouraged to bring along a friend to one or all of the sessions. Jan. 30, Climbing the Mountain with Jesus; Feb. 27, Serving with Jesus; March 27, Remaining with Jesus; April 24, Walking Joyfully in the Spirit. Evening prayer at 7:30 p.m. in the Mercy Chapel. Presentations and sharing until 9:15 p.m. This free event is sponsored by The Sisters of Mercy. RSVP to Sister Jean Evans, 650-373-4508. Jevans@mercywmw.org.

Saturday, Feb. 28
Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Mass with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, 10 a.m., Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Fellowship and elections meeting in hall afterward. CEDDO members and all interested in Eucharistic Adoration are invited. Bring a snack to share.

March 11, April 15, May 6
"Experience the Joy of the Gospel." Four remaining gatherings at the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Join us to pray, read and discuss Pope Francis' teaching. Facilitators: Sisters Ingrid Clemmensen, OP and Marcia Krause, OP; Copies of "The Joy of the Gospel" may be obtained online (Google 'The Joy of the Gospel'). Register/RSVP: www.msjdominicans.org.

April 22, July 15, Oct. 21
Mindfulness Meditation. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Motherhouse of the Mission San Jose Dominicans, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. Led by: Sister Joan Prohaska, OP, facilitator, bodymind healing field for over 30 years, Lynette Gullings, RN, Wellness Coordinator and Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP, spiritual director. Free will offering. Register, information at 510-933-6335.

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, 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.)

Monday, Feb. 9
Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Led by Sister Jean Evans of the Sisters of Mercy, the service will feature words of introduction to Taize prayer, and recognize liturgical composer Sister Susan Toolan, RSM.

Sunday, Feb. 15
Ecumenical Taize in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 399 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill.

Friday, Feb. 20
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, Feb. 27
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, March 6
All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Fridays, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 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 chapel at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. Livermore. Ends with benediction, 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
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.

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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Young Adults

4:12 Young Adult Ministry 11:30 a.m. (Sundays) at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. New winter schedule. We will be gathering as a community of young adults aged 18 to 35 (single, married, working, in school and everyone in between) to attend Mass together at St. Charles. If you are going to Mass, why not go with friends? Look for us there each week. We will be starting a small faith sharing group in Lent as well. Questions?: 4:12youngadultministry@gmail.com or our Facebook page.

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Crab Feeds

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.

Saturday, Feb. 21
St. Leo the Great School Annual Crab Feed. At St. Leo gym, 171 Ridgeway, Oakland. 6:30 p.m. dining begins; 8:30 p.m. dancing to 10 p.m. $55 per person (dine in or to go); $550 per 10 person table. Raffle and auction prizes throughout the evening. Information: Monique Mackey, 415-385-0945. Order tickets by Feb. 12. No tickets sold at the door.

Saturday, Feb. 28
"Rock Around the Crab"— St. James the Apostle Crab Feed. at Holy Spirit Church's Hall, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, 6 p.m. Crab and homemade pasta; prizes, live auctions. Tickets: $50 per person. Reserve and purchase tickets for a table for eight and your table will receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Proceeds go toward building the Mother Theresa Educational Center for Children. Call the parish office at 510-792-1962 for tickets and information.

Saturday, March 7
14th Annual Holy Spirit School Crab Feed and Auction. 4:30p.m., 3930 Parish Ave., Parish Center/Gym, Fremont, $50 per person for All-You-Can-Eat crab, pasta, garlic bread and salad. NO outside beverages allowed. Tickets can be purchased at Holy Spirit School Front Office. Presale only, no tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Arlene Vargas at hsscrabfeed@gmail.com for any questions. Tuition Raffle tickets will be sold for $50. This is a separate purchase from Crab Feed ticket entrance.

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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.

Thursday, Feb. 19
The Saint Mary's College Guild fundraiser: Fun and Games Day Scholarship. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Soda Activity Center at 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. Come roll the dice for bunco (no experience needed) or bring your luckiest cards for a bridge game with friends. $35 per person. Lunch included. Information: Shirley, 925-376-6588.

Saturday, Feb. 21
Bingo Bash fundraiser. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo program 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 372 Maple St., Livermore. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Branch 285. Proceed to Children's Hospital-Cooley's Anemia and other ICF charities. $10 per person, includes one bingo packet for 10 games. Snacks will be available for purchase. Music by DJ Joe Buonsante, and more. Reservations deadline: Feb. 16. Call Helen: 925-462-3798.

Saturday, Feb. 28
The St. Anthony Columbiettes Casino Bus Trip. The bus will leave St Anthony Church, 971 O›Hara Ave., Oakley at 7a.m. and return approximately 9 p.m. The cost is $35 per person and will include a continental breakfast, snacks and water. The first visit is Feather Falls in Oroville, receive $10 cash back. The second is Redhawk in Placerville, receive a $10 play card. Contact: Tina at 925-628-3368 or Fran 925-437-8425.

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Feb. 7, March 21, April 11
Dress a Girl Around the World Sew-fests. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Michael Parish Hall, corner of 3rd and Maple streets, Livermore; Using our God-given creative talents, we make simple dresses for girls sizes 2 to 14 in Third World countries. All kinds of help needed. Cheerful fabric donations are always accepted. You can come for as long as you want. (Bring a bag lunch if you plan to stay all day.) If you can't go to the Livermore site, you can sew from home. — ask for a home kit. Information: Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or suzbeck@yahoo.com.

Feb. 12, 17
Workshops, short courses at The School of Applied Theology. Located at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Feb. 12: Making Room for the Spirit: Radical Hospitality with Steve Mullin, parish life director at All Saints Church, Hayward. What is Radical Hospitality? 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. http://satgtu.org/sabbath-break-workshops; Feb. 17: Holiness in Time, presented by Carolyn Foster, director of Creative Choices; spiritual adviser and retreat leader. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., http://satgtu.org/sabbath-break-short-courses. Register online or dial 510-652-1651.

Sunday, Feb. 15
Tea Party in the Afternoon. 2 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of America, Court 1450 St. Mary Margaret. $22 adult; $16 child (10 years and under). All proceeds will go to Madonna Manor. Information: Josie Torres, 925-432-2265. Call to reserve tables for party of 10.

Friday, Feb. 20
9th Annual Revs vs Sems Basketball Challenge. 7 p.m. at Leavey Center, Santa Clara University. Admission $10 general, $5 student, $40 family. Tickets available online or at the door. Information: 650-325-5621; advancement@stpsu.org; www.dsj.org/revs-vs-sems.

Saturday, Feb. 21
Fifth Annual Social Justice Forum at Holy Names University. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Valley Center of Performing Arts, 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland. Theme: Food Justice: Keynote Speaker is Bryant Terry, author, cook, food activist. To register contact Keegan Mills, socialjustice@hnu.edu or 510-436-1280.

Monday, Feb. 23
35th Paul Wattson Public Unity Lecture. 7:30 p.m. in the McLaren Conference Center, Room 252, University of San Francisco. Professor Karl-Josef Kuschel will explore the topic, "How the Dialog with Jews and Muslims has changed me as a Christian."

March 1, 22, 24
Immigration crisis/ Remembering Romero. At Holy Spirit/Newman Hall Parish, 2700 Dwight Way in Berkeley. March 1: 7 p.m., Newman Lounge — Presentation of Special Report on the current Immigration crises by Rev. Deborah Lee, Director, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE-CA); March 22: 7 p.m. viewing of movie «Romero,» in the Lounge This important film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed activist. Produced by the Paulists; March 24: 5:30 p.m., Special Mass to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Bishop Oscar Romero; potluck to follow (bring finger foods). Information: Contact Kara, kara4peace@aol.com.

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Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26
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.

Thursday, Feb. 19
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek. Further information: call Joan S., 925-939-1007.

Saturday, April 4
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 Third Wednesday
Military Peer Support Group. 7 to 8 p.m. in rectory conference room, St. Augustine, Catholic Community of Pleasanton, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. 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 operations. Not associated with any government entity or other veterans' organization. Contact: Dominick Pietro, 925-462-4665 or pietr11@comcast.net.

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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Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 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.

Feb. 14 and 15
Grief workshop. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joachim Parish 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Catholic Cemeteries. 510-205-3712 or Lilian.Dubow@gmail.com. Open to all religious denominations.

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Love to sing? Come join Diablo Choral Artists, which performs significant works of sacred and secular choral music. There are openings for all voice parts (esp. tenors and basses). Rehearsals are Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at St. Paul›s Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek. Mark Tuning, Music Director. See www.vmschorus.org for details and more information, or dial 925-680-7089, info@dcaschorus.org.

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