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 September 7, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 15   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Fall Festivals

Sept. 18, 19, 20
All Saints Parish 75th Fiesta. Parking lot at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: www.AllSaintsFiesta.org.

Sept. 26, 27
Our Lady of Grace Fall Festival. Sept. 26: noon to 10 p.m.; Sept. 27: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3433 Somerset Ave, Castro Valley.

Sept. 26, Nov. 7

St. David School and Parish Fall Festival/Pasta Dinner, 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Kicks off Sept. 26 with a parade at noon. Pasta dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 7; $12 adults, $5 children under 12. 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

Saturday, Sept. 12
St. Leander Festival. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Festival includes: free entertainment, carnival games, etc. BBQ chicken dinner tickets: $12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Dinner is served from 4 to 7 p.m. Limited tickets the day of the festival. Purchase tickets at the parish office prior to the festival. Proceeds support many parish ministries including St. Leander School.

Oct. 2, 3
St. John's Harvest Fall Festival. At St. John the Baptist Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Information: 510-688-0669 or email sjcsfallfestival@gmail.com.

Saturday, Oct. 3
El Rancho Day Festival annual family carnival at St. Joseph Elementary School, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. Game booths, food, drink, raffles. Advance tickets, information: 510-522-4456 or www.stjosephalameda.org.

Oct. 3, 4
37th Annual Oktoberfest. St. Joseph Parish and School in Pinole. Oct. 3: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct 4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1961 Plum St., Pinole. Numerous events for people of all ages. Information: 510-741-4900.

Oct. 3, 4
St. Raymond Fall Festival, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Oct. 3: festival and casino night; Oct. 4: pancake breakfast after 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Masses and festival continues. Information: www.st-raymond-dublin.org.

Saturday, Oct. 10
Concord Birthright Pregnancy Center BBQ Chicken Dinner. 5:30 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m. dinner at St. Mary Parish, Community Room, 1158 Bont Lane, Walnut Creek. Guest Speaker Joni Durling. Live music. Face painting and balloon making for kids.

Raffle and cake auction. $18 for adults, $7 for kids under 12, under 5 free. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. Mary Council 14156 and St. Mary Respect Life Team. Catered by Jerry Carpenello, "Fuget About It" Catering. Reservations: 925-798-7227 or http://birthright-dinner.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 13 and Oct. 17
St. Philip Neri-St. Albert the Great Fun Fair. Oct. 13: Fun Fair Bingo (adults only), Doors open at 5 p.m. at Msgr. O'Brien Hall, 3120 Van Buren St., Alameda; Oct. 17: Fun Fair in the schoolyard 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Van Buren Street, right off High Street, Alameda. 510-373-5200.

Saturday, Oct. 17
St. Mary Magdalen and School of the Madeleine Fall Festival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1225 Milvia St., Berkeley. 510-526-4811.

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Sept. 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.

Sept. 14, 21, 28
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 class is sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, is free and open to all. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Wednesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
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.

Sept. 13, Oct. 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.

Our Lady of Fatima devotions 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, Oakland, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. 510-482-0596.

Sept. 20, 21, 22, 23
Encountering God's Love and Mercy. 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Church, 32223 Cabello St., Union City. A parish mission conducted by Catholic Lay Evangelist, Bill Wegner, of Good News International will be held. A special session will also be offered after the 8 a.m. Mass on Sept. 21, 22, 23 Everyone is welcome. Free-will offering. Information: 510-471-7766; stanneadultfaithformation@gmail.com.

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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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 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. in chapel at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. Livermore. Ends with Benediction. 925-447-1585; www.saintmichaelliv.org; EucharisticAdorationMinistry@yahoo.com.

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.

Fridays, Saturdays, first Fridays
2 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland, confession available during the adoration ends with Divine Mercy Chaplet and at 3 p.m. Saturdays 4 p.m. confession available during the adoration ends at 4:45 p.m. Thursdays before First Fridays: 6 p.m. Mass, 6:30 to 7:30 Adoration for Vocations Tel. (510) 482-0596.

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, Sept. 8
Sing the music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice, through the Ear to the Heart, led by Devi Mathieu. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. No previous experience with the music of Hildegard or with medieval music needed. Suggested offering, $10 to 20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.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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Sunday, Sept. 13
Fantastic Magic Show featuring "Magician of the Year," Dan Chan. 4:30 p.m., St. John's Catholic Church Hall, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Premier reserved seats $30 includes wine and cheese reception with "close-up" magic! Regular unreserved seating $20, Bleacher seating $10, Doors open at 4 p.m. Benefits Capital Campaign. Information: Louie or Mary Barranco, 510-278-5315 or e-mail lmbarranco@peoplepc.com.

Monday, Sept. 14
Saint Mary's High, Berkeley, 31st Golf Invitational, At 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. Online registration available at www.saintmaryschs.org or phone Joanne Marchetti Howe at 510-559-6227. Fills quickly.

Saturday, Sept. 26
A Day At The Races. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Fields Turf Club in Berkeley. Sponsored by The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 127, Oakland. $45 donation. Contact Suzette Warren, 510 534-0271H / (510) 410-3520C.

Saturday, Oct. 3
Dream Flight fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. at Claremont Country Club in Oakland. Benefits St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda. Following the cocktail reception comedian Mark Curry — and SJND grad ('79) — will host an evening of entertainment and dancing. Sean Croxton, entrepreneur and founder of Underground Wellness, will deliver the keynote address. $125 per ticket. Cocktail attire.

Saturday, Oct. 17
I.C.F. Branch 154 Annual Polenta Dinner. 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner at St. Jerome Parish, Rohan Hall, 308 Carmel St., El Cerrito. Tickets: $22 adults; $6 children 6 to 12 years old; free, children under 5. Prepaid registration only — no tickets sold at the door. Dial 510-232-1804 reservations. Cut off date, Oct. 12.

Oct. 23, 24, 25
Annual Crafty Quilters Holiday Boutique at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Boutique features handmade items; baked goods; plants; and much more. Information: call Ann, 925-864-3242. RSVP by Sept. 14. https://sjnd.ejoinme.org/DreamFlight or 510-995-9456.

Oct. 24
A Fair of the Arts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Notre Dame High School, 596 S. Second St., San Jose. The Sisters and Associates of Notre Dame de Namur are sponsoring an art fair, boutique and baked goods event. Proceeds to go to the missions of the Notre Dame Sisters in Africa, Central and South America. www.HeartsAsWide.org.

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Saturday, Sept. 12
JUSTFAITH Ministries Information Meeting. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette, St., Alameda. Start of 27-week in-depth study of Catholic Social Teaching applied to the reality of East Bay Area. Information: JustFaith.org, Anne-Marie Fourre, 510-995-9409.

Thursday, Sept. 17
Discovering Christ, a small-group discussion course that will answer today's questions about how the life and teachings of Jesus Christ provide guidance and direction. Also for those curious in becoming Catholic, finishing your Sacraments or returning to the faith. In the library at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Faith. First in a nine week course series. Contact Linda Kortuem, 925-634-4154, ext. 117 or 110. Email: linda.kortuem@yahoo.com.

Saturday, Sept. 26
Prayer Breakfast sponsored by Magnificat, a ministry for women. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glen Drive, Concord. Speaker: Linda Shubert, international speaker and author. Tickets: $28; $35 after Sept. 12. Information: www.magnicatsoti.org; reservations: 925-550-3016.

Oct. 10, 11
The Vatican International Exhibition of "Eucharistic Miracles of the World." 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Michael Church, 326 Maple St., Livermore. An inspiring photographic exhibition of more than 100 Eucharistic Miracles all recognized by the Catholic Church as truly worthy of belief. Faith-building coloring activities for children. Admission is free; voluntary donations appreciated. Information: EucharsiticAdorationMinistry@yahoo.com.

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Widow/widowers support group meets from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Hall B. Are you trying to focus on your new life after the death of a spouse? Meet other people who share your concerns. Sessions resume Sept. 3. For more info call Sandy Heinisch at 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Divorced and Separated. At St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. A new workshop series for divorced and separated people will begin on this date. All will be held in the Lower Conference Room (across from the MPR). Contact: Rosemarie McKenney, RMcKenney@sjasr.org or 925-830-0600, ext. 248.

Thursday, Sept. 10
Divorced and separated Catholics. A new 12-week educational series for divorced and separated Catholics which began Sept. 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, sandynca@sbcglobal.net or 925-628-1503.

Thursday, 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.

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Sept 14, 21, 28
Calling all singers! Come join Diablo Choral Artists (formerly Voices of Musica Sacra). Rehearsals at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave,, Walnut Creek. Diablo Valley's own chamber choir performs significant works of sacred and secular choral music, and has openings for all voice parts (esp. tenors and basses). Rehearsals are Mondays at St. Paul's. Mark Tuning, music director. Information: dial 925-680-7089, info@dcaschorus.org or www.vmschorus.org.

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Grief Support

Sept. 8, 22
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.

Monday, Sept. 21
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.

Sept. 17 through Nov. 5
Grief workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. There are stepping stones that are part of each grief journey and we will explore them in this eight-week series. A one-time donation of $15 is requested. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Nancy Silva at 925-846-9543.



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