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June 8, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Junipero Serra
— Saint and Sinner

Ohlone Mission Indians and cousins, Andrew Galvan and Vincent Medina Jr., will offer different opinions on the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 25, in the auditorium at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. The 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest founded a network of missions in territory that is present-day California and Mexico. He is to be canonized by Pope Francis in September. A $25 donation is payable at door. RSVP by July 13 to rosemarie@msjdominicans.org or register at http://bit.ly/MSJSerra.

Blessed Junipero Serra is depicted in a copy of an undated oil-on-canvas painting by Franciscan Father Jose Mosqueda.


June 8, 15, 22, 29
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.

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.

Wednesdays, June 10, 17, 24
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.

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.

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.

Bilingual healing Mass, 7 p.m., All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Parish office, 510-581-2570.

June 12, July 13
Our Lady of Fatima Devotion. 6:30 p.m. at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Celebration of Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary and Benediction.

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, June 19
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, June 21
Ecumenical Taize in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. third Sundays at the Hillcrest Congregational, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

Friday, June 26
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, July 3
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, 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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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.

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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, June 13
Salad Bar Luncheon/Fashion Show. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in gym, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Sponsor: St. Gerard Women's Club from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In addition to salad bar lunch, we will be featuring fashions from Draper's & Damon's, along with door prizes and raffle items. Cost is $12. Contact Susan at 510-276-7239 or Carol at 510-278-9367.

Saturday, June 20
St. Leander's Meridians' 14th Annual Summer Sports Collectors Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in St. Leanders' Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia items (1880's-2010) will be available for sale. Free verbal appraisals are available (for pre 1975 items only). Door prizes. General admission is $4 and $2 for those who are under 5 years old or over 65. Proceeds benefit St. Leander's Parish as well as local charities. Information: Mark at 510-538-6245.

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 series with topics and presenters focusing on different aspects of spirituality. This series is also offered as an intensive sabbatical. Those interested may attend one or more weeks of the series. 510-652-1651 or satgtu.org.

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.

June 8, 15, 29
Father Robert Barron's summer workshop series. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in parish hall at St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd. (near A Street) in Hayward. Sponsored by the parish's faith formation department. Facilitated by Deacon Dave Young. Information: Glenda Aragon, 510-785-1818.

Saturday, June 13
Third 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
Michael Reardon's "Life of St. Barnabas." 3 p.m. in St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St., Alameda, followed by a simple reception in the parish hall. This dramatic presentation of the life of St. Barnabas is based on the Acts of the Apostles and select letters of St. Paul. Free admission; a free-will donation will be taken up at admission. 90th anniversary year of the parish. 510-522-8933.

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, ext.107.

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Alternate Wednedays
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. Dates and information, Roxanne at 925-462-0750.

Wednesday, June 17
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.

Saturday, August 1
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.

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Wednesday, June 17
Matt Maher Concert celebrates part of the 50th anniversary of Church of the Good Shepherd, 7 p.m. at Creative Arts Building, 250 School St., Pittsburg. Tickets are available at the parish website, goodshepherdpittsburg.org or contact Dina Russell, 925-432-6404 or dina@goodshepherdpittsburg.org.

Saturday, June 20
Ira Stein Trio. 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton. The Ira Stein Trio will perform improvisations on Bach chorales and other original compositions. The trio is composed of Ira Stein on piano, Joe Hébert on cello and Dann Zinn on soprano saxophone. Suggested donation is $10, with half of all proceeds going to Catholic Charities of the East Bay, catholicsofpleasanton.org.

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Grief Support

June 9, 23
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.

June 11, 25, July 9
Grief workshop. 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday evenings, St. Elizabeth Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration.

June 13, 20, 27
Grief support groups. 11 a.m., Saturdays at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Information: matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com.

Monday, June 15
Grief Support Ministry. 7:30 to 9 p.m. third Mondays, 1119 Lafayette, St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda, in the parish center. Information: Lilian Dubow, lilian.dubow@gmail.com or 510-205-3712.

Thursday, June 18
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 to 9 p.m. third Thursdays at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Further information: Joan S., 925-939-1007.

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

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. These sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Mary Hagerty at 925-846-5377.

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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