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May 4, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Our Lady of Fatima devotions
Ceremonies for Our Lady of Fatima will begin at 6:30 p.m. May 13 and continue the 13th of the month through October at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Begins with prayer, then procession around the block while praying the rosary and returning to the church for Mass. 510-232-5659.


May 4, 11, 18
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.

Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20
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. Child care available. Contact Valerie McNamara, 925-551-5827.

Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27
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.

Thursdays, May 7, 14
Women are invited to evening prayer and conversations about vocations from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Fridays of at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. This event is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. RSVP to Sister Jean Evans, 650-373-4508, Jevans@mercywmw.org.

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-$20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

May 12, 26, June 9, 23
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, May 13
Bilingual healing Mass. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Parish office, 510-581-2570.

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.

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 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.

Friday, June 5
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., 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 Church, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda 510-373-5200.

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. 925-828-2460

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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May 15 to 17
Life-Shift: Work and the Christian Journey at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, with Tom Bachhuber and Jim Briggs. Registration is from 4-6:30 p.m. May 15; retreat ends at 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $250 for private room and $220 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Prayer Works. Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. Chris at 650-917-4000 to reserve a spot or visit retreat@jrclosaltos.org.

Saturday, May 16
Abba-Imma Qigong and The Lord's Prayer Workshop. Registration begins: 9 a.m.; program 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive , Danville, with Pastor Steve Harms, Kaleo and Elise Ching. Cost: $60, includes lunch. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

May 29 to 31
Healing and Wholeness Retreat: "The Healing Power of Generosity" at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Retreat leaders: Carol Mitchell and Tom Gorham. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 29 and retreat concludes on May 31 with lunch. Cost is $225 for private room and $195 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

June 7 to 12
Maryknoll Mission Immersion Retreat: S.F. Tenderloin. Maryknoll Mission House, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Participants will stay at the Maryknoll Mission House in a retreat setting and travel daily on BART to St. Anthony's Foundation to encounter God in the poor, elderly and homeless who struggle to survive in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. Retreat masters: Rev. Bob Jalbert and Deacon Matt Dulka. Suggested donation: $400. $100 non-refundable deposit. Kris East, 510-276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.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.

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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 dial 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. 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 raises 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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Grief Worksohps

May 4 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.

Saturday, May 9
Workshops for the loss of a child. 10 a.m. Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette. Second Saturdays. Information: 925-932-0900.

May 12, 26
Workshops for those who have suffered a loss. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays in Mullen Commons, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: Eileen, 925-939-8149.

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.

Saturday, June 6
Workshops for suicide support. 10 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette. First Saturdays. Information: 925-932-0900.

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Tuesday, May 12
Catholics@Work. 7 a.m. at 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Artie Boyle, father of Brian Boyle, the NHL forward for the Tampa Bay Lightening, will talk about his miraculous cure from cancer. Following a physical and spiritual transformation he left a successful career to work for the church. He is the Archdiocese of Boston's director of development. Breakfast buffet is served at 7 a.m. (Mass at 6:30 a.m., same location.) Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Register online: CatholicsAtWork.org.

Thursday, 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 free informational workshops on 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. 510-243-5110.

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Thursdays, May 7, 14
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.

May 9, 16
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, 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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Saturday, May 9
San Francisco Boys Chorus Auditions. At the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St, Oakland. All boys ages 5 to 12 with unchanged voices are invited to apply. Boys will receive vocal training and gain music appreciation, self-discipline, and self-confidence. 415-861-7464.

Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble: 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 that two great female composers. Tickets: $25 suggested donation at the door; $20 advance; $15 students. Information: 510-531-8714 website: www.vocisings.com.

Saturday, May 16
Louis A. Botto (LAB) Choir Concert. 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The LAB Choir is a small, mixed ensemble made up of young singers (14-20), trained and mentored by Chanticleer, the award-winning SF choral group. This talented ensemble will present a free a cappella concert, with Renaissance to American folk music. catholicsofpleasanton.org.

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