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May 18, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


May 18, 25, June 1
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 20, 27, June 3
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 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.

May 26, June 9
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

Saturday, June 13
Our Lady of Fatima devotions. 6:30 p.m. St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 13th of every month through October. Tom Kennedy, 232-5659.

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. 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., 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 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.

Friday, June 19
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.

Sunday, June 21
Ecumenical Taize in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. third Sundays at Walnut Creeek Methodist, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. Third Sundays.

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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, Fridays
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., chapel and 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., 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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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. 4 p.m. registration May 29 and retreat concludes 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. 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.

Monday, June 29
Public evening presentation by Kathleen Norris. 7 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 29 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Free- open to public. 415-457-7727.

August 21 to 23
2015 Catholic Men's Fellowship Fall Retreat. 15215 Old Oak Ranch, Sonora. A weekend of reflective spirituality. Retreat leader: Rev. Mark Wiesner, pastor at St. Charles Borromeo. $175 suggested donation for meals and lodging. Hosted by Catholic Men's Fellowship. Chris Walker, 209-768-2261.

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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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Saturday, May 23
Totally Elvis — Tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, starring Lloyd Aron Douglas, West Coast Image of The King. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church Modular, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. General admission $20; front row $25. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 10414. Tickets: call Pablo at 925-813-4311 or Val/Maggie 925-684-4392.

Sunday, June 21
Fathers' Day brunch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (after 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses) at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Donation: $10 per person; $30 family per family. Presented by the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Court 127. Joan Kemp, 510-778-9800.

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June 1 to 24
Summer Spirituality Series at the School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priority, 5890 Birch Road, Oakland. A four-week series with topics and presenters focusing on different aspects of spirituality. This series is also offered as a four-week intensive sabbatical. Those interested may attend one or more weeks of the series. 510-652-1651 or satgtu.org.

June 1 to 3
The Liberated Heart: Becoming Who We Truly Are, presented by Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;

June 8 to10
Praying with Beauty, presented by Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath, OSFS, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

June 15 to 17
The Path of Desire: Adventures in Spirituality, presented by Lisa Fullam;

June 22 to 24
Mysticism and the Future of Christianity, presented by Rev. Michael Crosby, OFM, Cap.

Saturday, June 6
Prayer Breakfast: Magnificat, A Ministry To Catholic Women. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 43 John Glenn Drive, Concord. Speaker: Kitty Cleveland, singer/songwriter. Tickets: $28/$35 after May 30; www.magnificatsoti.org or dial 925-858-8801.

Saturday, June 13
3rd Annual SEW-FEST and lunch. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Msgr. Wade Hall at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon St., Pleasant Hill. All first time sewers as well as our regulars and sewer helpers are welcome. All materials provided. Dresses and shorts are sent to the most poverty stricken areas around the world. Information: Carol Vogl, 925-288-0488.

Sunday, June 14
East Bay Presentation catered reunion party. 1 to 3 p.m. at University Terrace, Building 9, site of Presentation High School, 2116 Jefferson Avenue, Berkeley, indoors on the ground floor facing the grotto side. All friends of the Sisters of the Presentation and all alumnae of their schools are invited. RSVP: www.PresentationSistersSF.org.

Monday, June 15
Preparing for the Jubilee Year. 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, in the Mullens Common Vista Room. Zach Flanagin, chair of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at St. Mary's College, Moraga, will discuss the biblical concept of jubilee entitled, "The Year of the Lord's Favor: Justice and Jubilee in the Bible." Contact Stephanie Baker — adultfaithformation@sjvianney.org or 925-939-7911 x107.

Saturday, June 27
Over 50? Be prepared. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., library, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview, Brentwood. Develop a plan for the single life after the death of a spouse. Panel of experts to discuss tips to help you! 925-240-1706 or Mary Putnam, 925-628-2052.

July 29 to August 10
Immersion Trip to Bolivia. Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 16642 Ashland Ave. San Lorenzo. Come experience the Church as a true community of missionary disciples with a vibrant community of native Bolivians and Maryknoll Missioners, both lay and religious. Professional and ministerial development before, during, and after travel and accompanied by a Maryknoll Mission Education professional. Kris East, 510-276-5021; Keast@maryknoll.org; www.maryknoll.us; Facebook.

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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.

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.

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Grief Support

May 26, June 9
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. Eileen, 925-939-8149.

Through 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.

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.

Thursdays, May 21, 28, June 4
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 23, 30, June 6
Grief support groups. 11 a.m. Saturdays at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Information: matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com.

CFCS grief ministry
Presented by the Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services Grief Ministries, Diocese of Oakland. Facilitator: Rev. Padraig Greene, CFCS parish relationship director.

May 26, June 9, June 23
Grief Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons. 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.

Saturdays, May 30, June 27
Grief Workshop. 11 a.m. at Cooper Chapel: 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland; 510-533-4114.

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

Saturday, July 11
Grieving the Loss of a Child. 10 a.m. Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, 925-932-0900.

Saturday, June 13
Father's Day Grief Workshop. 10 a.m., St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons: 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.

June 13 and 14
Queen of All Saints Parish. 2390 Grant St., Concord, 925-825-0350.

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