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 April 6, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Social justice talk
Social justice talk Father Louis Vitale, OFM, speaks on activism and social justice. Father Louis has been arrested more than 400 times in a long ministry of working for peace. 2 p.m. April 13 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd. in Oakland. 510-534-8540, ext. 630.


Saturday, April 11
Companions in Ignatian Services, "Come and See" session. 12:30 p.m. at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Apply for the 2015-2016 program year. We will welcome new participants until our program is filled. 415-375-0622, or www.ignatiancompanions.org.

Monday, April 13
Tom Peterson, president and founder of CatholicsComeHome.org, will talk about his faith journey at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Parish office: 925-682-2486. April 13, 20, 27 Weekly meditation groups in the John Main, OSB, tradition, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Keeley Center, St. Charles Borromeo Church 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Claire La Scola, 925-447-9800; clairlascola@yahoo.com.

April 14, 28
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

Wednesday, April 15
St Raymond WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays in Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave, Dublin. Spring Season: Women Walking in Faith. Easter break April 8. Child care available. Contact Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827

Wednesdays April 15, 22, 29
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. 8:15 or 9:15 a.m. after last morning Mass, Wednesdays, Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. 925-550-0679.

Wednesdays, April 15, May 6

"Experience the Joy of the Gospel," 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. 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.

Saturday, April 18
Day of reflection "Easter Predictions in the Psalms: The Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost." In Halls A-C, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Coffee social at 9:30 a.m., presentation 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Rev. Jim Sullivan. Bring your Bible and rosary. Lunch is provided. RSVP by April 15 to Lisa at 925-785-1969 or lfisher7544@comcast.net.

Saturday, April 18
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7:30 to 10 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Come and experience the healing presence and power of Jesus. Bring a friend. Sponsored by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office, Diocese of Oakland. Information: 925-828-6644.

April 22, July 15, Oct. 21
Mindfulness Meditation, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Motherhouse of the Mission San Jose Dominicans, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Place), Fremont. Each session includes a spiritual focus and practice. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Center for Education and Spirituality. Led by: Sister Joan Prohaska, OP, facilitator; Lynette Gullings, RN, and Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP, spiritual director. Free will offering. Register, information at 510-933-6335.

Fridays, April 24, May 8, 15
Fridays of evening prayer and conversations about vocations at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Women are invited and encouraged to bring along a friend to one or all of the free sessions. 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 event is sponsored by The Sisters of Mercy. RSVP to Sister Jean Evans, 650-373-4508, Jevans@mercywmw.org.

Friday, May 15
Healing Mass. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. The Mass will be bilingual. Parish office, 510-581-2570.

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.

Wednesdays (11:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday)
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.

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, April 17
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.

Sunday, April 19
Ecumenical Taize in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. (Third Sundays)

Friday, April 24
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, May 1
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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Tuesday, April 14
Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice, through the Ear to the Heart. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. No previous experience with the music of Hildegard or with medieval music. Suggested offering, $10 to $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Wednesday, April 15
Contemplative Day of Prayer led by Sister Patricia Bruno, OP, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. What does it mean to believe in a merciful God? No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Wednesday, April 15
Robert Lax: poet-mystic-sage, evening of reading, reflection and conversation with Steve T. Georgiou, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20, 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

April 17 to 19 and 24 to 26
Rachel's Vineyard: Women and men can reconcile painful post-abortive emotions and begin renewal and healing. The Diocese of Oakland will be hosting two retreats in April. For confidential inquiries, contact Gloria Maldonado at 510-384-6875 gloriamaldonado375@sbcglobal.net or go to www.afterthechoice.org to download the flyer.

Sunday, April 26
Afternoon of Reflection: Abiding Presence with Sister Marietta Fahey, SHF, at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the program is from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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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 to attend Mass together. If you are going to Mass, why not go with friends? We will be starting a small faith sharing group in Lent as well. Questions? 4:12youngadultministry@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 25
Young Adults Retreat with Paula Jenkins, Brother Mike Minton, OFM, Carol Valladao and Earl Rivard at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the day goes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

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Saturday, April 18
SPRED the WORD XXIV. 5 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. The annual Special Religious Education Department liturgy followed by a dinner-dance fundraiser. For reservations and information: Email info@spredoakdiocese.org to receive an invitation to SPRED the Word 2015 by mail.

Saturday, April 25
36th anniversary celebration of ICF Branch 343. In Stack Center, behind Our Lady of Grace, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner and dancing to Big Band sounds from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. $35 each. Reservations: Al at 510-331-8664 or Roz at 510-537-6657. Reservation deadline: April 17.

Sunday, April 26
Growing Hearts and Dreams — fundraiser for St. Martin de Porres Regional School in Oakland. 2 to 5 p.m. Scott's at Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland. Emcee: Fredericka von Stade. Auctioneer: Devon Bell. Performances by St. Martin de Porres Strings and Young Musicians Choral Orchestra. Tickets $150. Tickets available at www.stmdp.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, May 2
FACE Gala at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Circle, Danville. Join Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, at the annual gala benefit for Family Aid Catholic Education. 5:30 p.m. hosted cocktail reception and silent auction; 7:30 p.m. dinner and student/family speakers; 8:30 p.m. live auction; 9:15 p.m. dancing. Master of ceremonies: Steve Burke. Auctioneer: Eric Johnson. Tickets: $150; table of 10, $1,500. Register online at www.faceofoakland.org. Information: 510-267-8358 or email FACE@oakdiocese.org.

Monday, May 4
24th Annual Salesian College Preparatory Tournament. At Richmond Country Club, 1 Markovich Lane in Richmond. To register visit www.salesian.com/golftournament or call 510-234-4433 ext. 7218.

Saturday, May 9
Alemany Awards Benefit Gala. 5:30 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Mary of Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Join the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley in honoring Bill Campbell, KM and John P. Christian, KM, two lay Catholics who have committed their lives to the work of the Church in the Bay Area. We will celebrate Mass together and enjoy an elegant dinner in the Cathedral event center. Tickets are available at dspt.edu/alemany2015 or 510-883-2056. All proceeds directly benefit the students at DSPT.

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Friday, April 17
In Dialogue with Brecht: a pre-show conversation, 7 p.m. at Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. Professors Peter Freund (Art Theory) and Emily Klein (English) engage in a lively, 30 minute exchange on the lasting impact and contemporary relevance of Brecht's ideas about theatre and social change. Free and open to the public.

April 17, 18, 24 and 25
Saint Mary's College High School Performing Arts will present the musical, "Pippin." 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. Tickets are: $10 general, $8 students, and $5 children under 12, www.saintmaryschs.org.

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April 9 and May 14
Expanded Immigration Relief Workshop. 5:30 to 7 p.m. at West County Service Center, 217 Harbour Way, Richmond. Catholic Charities of the East Bay is sponsoring a series of informational workshops on the new executive actions by President Obama on Nov. 20, 2014. The workshops are free. Learn about the benefits, limitations and eligibility criteria for Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents; and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). 510-243-5110.

Saturday, April 11
Dress a Girl Around the World Sew-fests. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Michael Parish Hall, corner of Third and Maple streets, Livermore; we make simple dresses for girls sizes 2 to 14 in Third World countries. You can sew from home too — ask for a home kit. Information: Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or suzbeck@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, April 14
Catholics@Work Breakfast event. 7 a.m. (6:30 a.m. Mass) at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Speaker: Tom Peterson, founder of Catholics Come Home, which uses contemporary media to reach out to lapsed Catholics. $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Thomas M. Loarie, Tom.Loarie@gmail.com or www.CatholicsAtWork.org.

Wednesday, April 22
Earth Day: "Blue Nuns go green." 2 p.m. at Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Sister Pat Nagle, IHM, talks about how her faith inspired her and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters to renovate their Michigan Motherhouse in a sustainable way.

April 24 to 26

Regional North American Congress on Mercy. Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, and Rev. Carl Arcosa of the Diocese of Oakland will be among those attending this congress. Guest speakers include Rev. Donald Calloway, Rev. Seraphim Michalenko and Zachary King. Each day will include meal refreshments, opportunities for Mass, confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. For general inquiries, contact Brother Kevin Gregorek, 413-298-1116 or nacom2015@marian.org, or www.mercycongress.org.

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Support Groups

Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30
Widows and Widowers Grief Support Group meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

April 9, 23, May 14, 28

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, April 11
Workshops for the loss of a child. 10 a.m. Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. Second Saturdays. Information: 925-932-0900.

April 11, 18, 25
Grief support groups. Saturdays, 11 a.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave. Dublin. Information: matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com.

April 14, 28
Workshops for those who have suffered a loss. 7:30 p.m. in Mullen Commons, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Second and Fourth Tuesdays. Information: call Eileen, 925-939-8149.

Wednesday, April 15
Military Peer Support Group. Every Third Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, April 16
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek. Third Thursdays. Further information: Joan S., 925-939-1007.

April 25, May 30, June 30
Grief ministry workshops. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coopers Funeral Center, 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. A series of workshops presented by the Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services Grief Ministries CFCS. Facilitator: Rev. Padraig Greene, CFCS parish relationship director. Information: 510-533-4114.

Saturdays, May 2, June 6
Workshops to support families of suicide victims. 10 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. First Saturdays. Information: 925-932-0900.

Saturday, June 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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