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St. Pat's priest
reaches a milestone

Graduation:
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College High School

Saint Mary's
College of California

Lasallian tradition
reflected in spectrum
of education


CYO

St. Leo the Great
wins girls hoops
championship

Track season ends
with record-setting
performances

Assumption
8th-grader earns
Marty Mart
CYO scholarship


Cathedral Gardens housing opens at former cathedral site

Diocese arranging
group for World
Meeting of Families

Farewell to
Father Keyes

Jesuits ordain
28 men

Taizé anniversary commemorated at Mercy Center

Vatican exhibit to
open during meeting


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& Resources


Retired, and now
with a renewed
purpose

'Topping off' step on
way to new day at
Mission San Jose

Just for Seniors
Calendar

Descriptions of
senior services

Resetting your life
for retirement

How to write
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placeholder June 22, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 12   •   Oakland, CA
Just for Seniors Calendar

Luncheons/potlucks
First Fridays
The 60-plus-or-minus Club. First Fridays after the 9:30 a.m. Mass in Mt. Tabor Hall, Church of the Transfiguration, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510-538-7941.

Second Thursdays
Monthly luncheons. Second Thursdays in the large hall at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. $12 donation, all-you-can-eat. 925-672-5800.

Third Mondays
Lunch and Bingo. Every third Monday at St. Anthony Parish, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Most start arriving at 11:30 a.m. Lunch followed by Bingo. There is no charge. The program includes occasional bus trips. 925-625-2048.

Third Wednesdays
Age of Grace and Wisdom Potluck luncheons. Third Wednesdays January through October at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. No charge — just bring a dish to share. Subject to change, contact parish office, 925-447-4549, ext.115.

Third Thursdays
Golden Friends. 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Mass in the chapel at 11 a.m. followed by potluck lunch in the rectory. All parishioners over 60 are welcome. 510-843-2244.

Young at Hearts group at St. Isidore Parish. Every third Thursday. 11 a.m. Mass (when a priest is available), followed by lunch (cost: $3), and Bingo afterward. Located at the St. Isidore Ministry Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville (directly across the street from the church). Contact: Bella Kerrigan, 925-352-3579.

Third Fridays
The Classic Club Pot Luck Dinners. Third Friday at 5:45 p.m. except July and August in the Ministry Center at St. Isidore Parish, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Occasionally there is Bingo, trivia and always good food and camaraderie. Plan to bring an appetizer, salad, entrée (pre-cooked) or a dessert to share. $3 each at the door covers paper goods and beverages. Contact: Rosalia, 925-837-9486.

Every three months
Senior luncheons at St. Augustine Parish. Held in the vestibule of the church at 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. The parish's pastoral care team prepares lunch for the seniors. All registered parish members ages 65 and over receive an invitation to the group in the mail. RSVP. Attendees often bring a dish to share, although this is not necessary. Entertainment is always part of the afternoon, as well as the Anointing of the Sick for those who wish it. 510-653-8631.

Fitness/health
Thursday, July 30
All Saints Parish's Busy Bees. Duck Ride – San Francisco starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 1.5 hours. Bus departure from Transfiguration Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley. Deadline and payment is July 13. Information/RSVP: Diana De Jesus, 510-581-0736.

Every Tuesday
St. John's Seniors. 11 a.m. in the St. John the Baptist Church Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., corner of Lexington, El Cerrito. Director: Jan Duckart, 510-527-2850 or 510-237-3808.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
St. Benedict Parish Wellness Group. 6 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Benedict Church, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. Parish office: 510-632-1847.

Third Fridays
Classic Club (55 and over) group at St. Isidore Parish. Every third Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Isidore Ministry Center directly across the street from the church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Contact: Rosalia Achziger, 925-381-0170.

Educational
Thursday, June 25
A free seminar on the symptoms and ways to heal relocation stress for older adults getting ready to move into an assisted living or other long-term care environment is set from 5-7 p.m. June 25 at Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Contact Janet Thompson, 510-534-8540 or info@mercyretirementcenter.org for information.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
Silver and Gold Ministry at St Ignatius of Antioch Parish, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Father Robert Rien class on "The Ministry of Consolation: The Rite to Die Right." Information: 925-778-0768.

 
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