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April 20, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 8   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Growing hearts and dreams
Renowned mezzo-soprano Fredericka von Stade will emcee a fundraiser for St. Martin de Porres Regional School in Oakland from 2 to 5 p.m. April 26 at Scott's at Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland. The auctioneer will be Devon Bell. There will be performances by St. Martin de Porres Strings and Young Musicians Choral Orchestra. Tickets: $150, available at www.stmdp.eventbrite.com.


Wednesdays, April 22, 29, May 6

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.

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. 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.

April 27, May 4, 11

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 28, May 12, 26

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

Wednesdays, April 29, May 6

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. April 29: Sister Stephanie Still, Immigration and Human Trafficking. Child care available. Contact Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827

Saturday, May 2

May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 11 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. Our first Saturday Mass will honor the Queen of Heaven in the Mausoleum of the Evangelists, followed by a procession and crowning. Light refreshments. Questions: 925-932-0900.

Tuesday, May 12

Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice, through the Ear to the Heart with Devi Mathieu. 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.

Friday, May 15

Bilingual healing Mass. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. 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.


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, 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.

Friday, May 15

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, May 17

Ecumenical Taize in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. third Sundays at the Hillcrest Congregational, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

Friday, May 22

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 Chape
l, 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., 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., 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, 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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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. We gather as a community of young adults aged 18 to 35 to attend Mass. If you are going to Mass, why not go with friends? 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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April 24, 25 and 26

Haiti Ministry Fish Fry
. April 24: noon to 2 p.m.; April 25: 5 to 7 p.m. and April 26: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 6 to 9 p.m. in the parish hall, St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Fundraiser for Hope for Haiti: Education. 510-634-7600 or www.stcolumba-oak.com/hope-for-haiti.

Saturday, April 25

36th anniversary celebration of ICF Branch 343
. In Stack Center, behind Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. 6 p.m., cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. dancing to Big Band sounds. Reservations: Al at 510-331-8664 or Roz at 510-537-6657.

Annual Tea. Noon to 3 p.m. at the All Saints auditorium, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Sponsored by the All Saints YLI No. 166. $25 per guest. Live entertainment. Tickets: Joanne Muniz, 510-886-3329.

Monday, May 4

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

Saturday, May 9

"Spring is in the Air" Tea, Hat and Fashion Show. 11 a.m. in the St. Columba Church social hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. The Isabel Kellum Scholarship Committee and the Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxilliary Court 127 of St. Columba Church. Donation: $25. Tickets/information: Suzette Warren, 510-534-0271 or Marolyn Jackson, 510-700-3845.

Gospel Concert. 1 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Tickets: $10. The Catholic Daughters, Court St. Mary Margaret 1450 is sponsoring this fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships for students continuing their education in a Catholic high school. Contact: Josie Esposito, 925-216-7766 or Josie Torres, 925-432-2265.

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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April 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.

Sunday, May 3, Saturday, May 9

Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble: May 3: 4 p.m. at St. Perpetua Church, 3445 Hamlin Road, Lafayette; May 9: 2 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. The ensemble, directed by Anne Hege, presents "Women with a Vision: The Lasting Influence of Hildegard von Bingen and Nadia Boulanger," a concert celebrating the roles of two great female composers. Tickets: $25 suggested donation at the door; $20 advance; $15 students. Information: 510-531-8714

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Grief workshops

Second and fourth Thursdays, April 23 to May 28

Series of grief workshops at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. 7:30 p.m. There are stepping stones that are part of each grief journey and we will explore them in this series of workshops. A one-time donation of $15 is requested. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Mary Hagerty at 925-846-5377.

April 25, May 30, June 30

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

April 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: Eileen, 925-939-8149.

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, May 9

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.

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Support groups

Thursdays, April 23, 30, May 7

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 25, May 2, 9

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

Wednesday, May 20

Military Peer Support Group. Every Third Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m. in rectory conference room, St. Augustine Parish, 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, May 21

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.

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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