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August 10, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Aid scholarships at Saint Mary's College wine festival
Saint Mary's College of California's 11th annual wine festival, with wines from nearly two dozen California vintners, will run from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 16 on the Saint Mary's campus, in the Soda Activity Center. The college is at 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. Attendees can enjoy appetizers, wine and beer. It also includes a silent auction of more than 30 items, such as private tasting parties, rare wines and Napa Valley vacation packages, with all proceeds benefiting Saint Mary's scholarships. Tickets: $50 per person until Aug. 3 ($60 thereafter). Attendees must be at least 21. For tickets or information: stmarys-ca.edu/wine or 925-631-8744 or email events@stmarys-ca.edu. Free parking.


Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31
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, Aug. 12, 19, 26
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.

Aug. 13, Sept. 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.

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.

Sunday Aug. 16
Byzantine Rite — Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom — in honor of The Dormition (Assumption) 3 p.m. at St. Jarlath Church, Rev. David Link, Celebrant. For more information, 510-541-0504 or email joseph510@comcast.net.

Aug. 22, Sept. 11
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.)

Sunday, Aug. 16
Taizé in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek, 7:30 p.m. third Sundays at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Ave., Pleasant Hill.

Friday, Aug. 21
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.

Friday, Aug. 28
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.

Friday, Sept. 4
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., 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.

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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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., the program is from 5:10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $20 cost includes dinner. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Aug. 21 and 22
Two-day retreat with Jesse Romero. Aug. 21: 7 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 22: 9 a.m. to p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., in Brentwood. Lunch will be served. Presentation topics include from focus on the family to and defending the faith. $20 per adult, both days; $10 per youth (17 and under) for both days. Questions: mkwiley5@comcast.net or dial 925-597-0206.

Aug. 21 to 23
2015 Catholic Men's Fellowship Fall Retreat. Old Oak Ranch, 15215 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.

Sept. 18, 19, 20
RETROUVAILLE (marriage help). East Bay/Tri-Valley Area. A lifeline for marriages, Retrouvaille is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. To register/more information contact www.retrouvaille.org or call Jeff & Donna Heusler 510-276-4118.

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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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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.

Saturday, Aug. 29
End of Summer White Party. 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Columba Parish garden, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Fun, food, raffles and more to benefit the St. Columba Haiti Ministry, Hope for Haiti: Education — HHE; funds scholarships for Haiti children. Attire: "white" — an old tradition of no white after Labor Day. Donations: $20 or more, advance pay only — no tickets at the door. Make checks payable to HHE, P.O. Box 8975, Emeryville 94662. Liaison: Tom Luce, hhecoordinator@gmail.com or 510-229-3571.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser for Holy Names High School. 12 p.m.: check-in opens; 1 p.m. shotgun start; post-tournament dinner: 6:30 p.m. At Lake Chabot Golf Course, 11450 Golf Links Road, Oakland. 4-player team scramble format. $100 single ticket; $300 for 4. (Dinner is included in these ticket prices.) Contact: communication@hnhsoakland.org or website: hnhsoakland.org.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Late Nite Catechism. 2 p.m. at St. Isidore Parish Hall, Msgr. Cardelli Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. This nostalgic comedy show is a fundraiser for San Damiano Retreat. $35 for the show; $45 for the show, premiere seating and wine and cheese reception at San Damiano. Information: call Kateri at San Damiano at 925-837-9141, ext 315.

Monday, Sept. 14
Saint Mary's High, Berkeley, 31st Golf Invitational, Mira Vista Golf and Country Club, El Cerrito. Includes barbecue lunch, buffet reception, silent auction, raffle, and "19th Hole" social at 5 p.m. for non-golfers at separate $25 cost. $225/golfer entry fee, with sponsorships and tee signs available. All proceeds benefit Saint Mary's tuition assistance program. Online registration available at www.saintmaryschs.org or phone Joanne Marchetti Howe at 510-559-6227. Fills quickly. Deadline is Sept. 2.

Saturday, Sept. 19
St. Patrick's Seminary Gala. Honoring the Serra Clubs of the Greater Bay Area: San Francisco, San Jose and West Contra Costa County. The gala is a fundraiser to support the formation of our seminarians. 5 p.m. at St. Patrick's Seminary and University, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Register at www.stpsu.org. Information: 650-289-3320; advancement@stpsu.org.

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Sunday, Sept. 27
Centennial Celebration for the Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province. After all the Masses at St. Elizabeth Friary, 1500 34th Ave. Oakland. Information: jromeo@sbofm.org.

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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, Aug. 19
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, 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. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, sandynca@sbcglobal.net or 925-628-1503.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Divorced and Separated Workshop. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Series for divorced and separated people. An informational meeting will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30. All will be held in the Lower Conference Room (across from the MPR). Contact: Rosemarie McKenney, RMcKenney@sjasr.org or 925-830-0600 x248.

Saturday, Oct. 3
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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Through Dec. 20
Concert series at St. Ignatius Parish, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. This series, which began June 19, is performed and/or accompanied by Don Pearson, St. Ignatius' director of music. Information: visit the parish website at st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net or contact the parish office at 925-778-0768.

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Grief Support

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

Aug. 15, 22, 29
Grief support groups. 11 a.m., Saturdays at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Information: matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com.

Monday, Aug. 17
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.

Thursday, Aug. 20, Sept. 17
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.

Aug. 24, Sept. 14
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.

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

Aug. 11, 25
Why Does it Hurt so Much? 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons: 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 925-939-8149. Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Aug. 22, 23
Parish Outreach, after Masses at Transfiguration Parish; 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510-538-7941.

Saturday, Aug. 29
Why Does it Hurt so Much? 11 a.m. at Cooper Chapel: 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. 510-533-4114. Last Saturday of each month.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
End-of-Life Workshop, How the Catholic Church Faces End-of-Life Issues 2 Sessions — St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons: 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. to noon for professionals — hospital, hospice, convalescent hospital staff, lawyers, etc.; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for parish priests, deacons, parish staff. For more information, email Rev. Padraig Greene at padraigg@cfcsoakland.org.



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