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July 13, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Concert passes fire of faith to youth
Sundown Praise, a summer concert to sing praise to God and deepen their faith will bring together youth from throughout the diocese. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 703 C St., Union City. Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Jesse Manibusan is the featured performer. Also on the ticket is recording artist Amanda Vernon with All Saints Unplugged. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com/d/local/sundown-praise; $7 in advance, children $5. Tickets at the door are $10. Refreshments will be on sale and there'll be an opportunity to win a free concert by Manibusan.

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July 13, Aug. 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, 510-232-5659.

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 13, 20, 27
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.

Tai chi class. 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays in the parish hall at St. Columba Church, 6409 San Pablo Ave, Oakland. Tai chi is a great practice for reducing stress, building strength and inspiring a positive view. The class, sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, is free and open to all. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29
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.

July 15, Oct. 21
Mindfulness Meditation for Healing and Wholeness, 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.

July 28, Aug. 8, 22
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

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, July 17
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.

Sunday, July 19
Taizé in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek, 7:30 p.m. third Sundays at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Ave., Pleasant Hill.

Friday, July 24
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.

Friday, Aug. 7
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 the 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., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays in the convent chapel; and 2 to 9 p.m. in the church on Wednesdays 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.

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.

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, Aug. 2
"The Feast of Our Lady of the Angels: The Portiuncula," 2 to 6 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Presider: Rev. Vince Mesi, OFM. This Franciscan feast gets its name from the Latin word "portiuncula" meaning little portion, in honor of the little church restored by St. Francis. Also known as the Feast of the Great Pardon, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and end the day with a festive Mass followed by a reception. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes hors d'oeuvre reception. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 11
"The Feast of St. Clare of Assisi" at San Damiano Retreat in Danville with Rev. Vince Mesi, OFM. During Solemn Vespers and our conference we will explore how Clare of Assisi was a living mirror of Christ and how we too who follow her example can be light in our own lives. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the program is from 5:10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes dinner. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Aug. 21 to 23
2015 Catholic Men's Fellowship Fall Retreat. Old Oak Ranch, 15250 Old Oak Ranch Road, 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, 209-769-2261.

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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, July 25
Knights of Columbus 6288 Golf Tournament. At Monarch Bay in San Leandro. Four-person scramble format. 8 a.m. shotgun start. $100 entry fee. Entry information: Mario Castellanos, 510-468-2461.

Sunday, Aug. 2
Good Shepherd Annual Rummage Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parish hall, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Free face painting, fashion show. 925-252-0236.

Thursday, Aug. 13
Catholic Daughters of America 1508, 26th Annual Salad Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. $10 donation includes lunch and two Bingo cards. Make checks payable to CDA 1508. All proceeds go to the court's charities. For tickets contact: Eleanor Chesterman, 510-657-2758 or Gen. Vanek, 510-656-8847.

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Saturday, July 18
Annual Society of St. Vincent de Paul Alameda County Vincentian General Membership Meeting. 8:30 a.m. Mass, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Leander Church, Ryan O'Connell Parish Hall, 475 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Contact Lu at 510-568-6123, lcuevas@svdp-alameda.org or Brian at 510-636-4253 / bney@svdp-alameda.org for details.

Dress A Girl Around the World Sew-fest. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Augustine Church Hall, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. We need all kinds of help, sewing, ironing, cutting; bring your sewing machine or serger, iron, ironing board, scissors, along with your helping hands and we will put you to work. We accept cotton fabric donations and you can sew from home. Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or suzbeck@yahoo.com.

Friday, July 24
St Vincent de Paul Job and Resource Fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community center, 2272 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Free access to job readiness and employment resources. Register for the pre-fair Resume Workshop contact Pearl at 510-877-9212 or jobtraining@svdp-alameda.org.

Saturday July 25
"Junipero Serra-Saint and Sinner" sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Center for Education and Spirituality. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dominican Sisters of MSJ Motherhouse Auditorium, 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Pl) Fremont. A presentation by Ohlone Mission Indians and cousins: Andrew Galvan and Vincent Medina, Jr., who will offer different opinions on the canonization of Junipero Serra; $25 donation payable at the door; lunch included. Materials to be discussed are available for those who register; RSVP by Wed. July 13 to rosemarie@msjdominicans.org or at http://bit.ly/MSJSerra.

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Alternate Wednesdays
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. For dates and information, Roxanne at 925-462-0750.

Wednesday, July 15
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, Aug. 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.

Aug. 5, Sept. 3
Divorced and separated Catholics. A new 12-week educational series for divorced and separated Catholics will begin Sept. 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 in the parish hall. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, sandynca@sbcglobal.net or 925-628-1503.

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July 17, Aug. 14 through Dec. 20
Concert series at St. Ignatius Parish, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. This music series, which began June 19, is performed and/or accompanied by Don Pearson, St. Ignatius' director of music. Information: visit the parish website www.stignatiusofantioch.com st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net or contact the parish office at 925-778-0768.

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Grief Support

July 14, 28
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.

Thursday, July 16 August 20
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.

July 18
Grief support groups. 11 a.m., Saturdays at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Information: matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com.

Monday, July 20
Grief Support Ministry. 7:30 to 9 p.m. third Mondays, 1119 Lafayette St., Alameda, in the parish center. Information: Lilian Dubow, lilian.dubow@gmail.com or 510-205-3712.

July 23, Aug. 13, 27
Grief Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Join us bi-monthly and let us accompany you on your healing journey. No pre-registration is necessary. Information: Mary Hagerty at 925-846-5377 for more information.

Tuesday, July 28
Healing the Heart Grief Workshop. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. The grief workshop is a six-week program characterized by trust in prayer, open sharing and spirituality. Information: Helene Billeci at 925-686-4870 or 925-672-5800 or healingtheheart@stbonaventure.net. Registration is required by July 17.

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

July 18 and 19
Parish Outreach — St. Monica Parish. 7:30 p.m. at 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga. 925-376-6900.

Tuesday, July 21
For those who have suffered a loss — St. John Vianney Parish. 7:30 p.m. at Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek Second and fourth Tuesdays. Information: Mary Hagerty, 925-846-5377.

Saturday, July 25
For those who have suffered a loss. 11 a.m. at Cooper Chapel, 1580 Fruitvale Ave. Oakland. 510-533-4114.

July 25 and 26
Parish Outreach — St. Joseph Basilica Parish. 7:30 p.m. at 1109 Chestnut St. Alameda. 510-522-0181.

Aug. 8
Grieving the loss of a child. 10 a.m. at St. john Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek.

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