Oct. 5, 12, 19
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, is free and open to all. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.
Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21
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.
Friday, Oct. 9
Unity in the Body of Christ, 7-9 p.m., St. James the Apostle Church, 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Brother Larry, 510-825-3598.
Oct. 13, 27
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.
Tuesday, 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, 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.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Day of Reflection on Pope Francis and Laudato Si. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. $10 cost does not include lunch. Information: HSCReflection@gmail.com, www.HolySpiritParish.org or 510-456-4972.
Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 12, 19
Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master — A four-part Book Club Series. 3 to 4:30 p.m., $10 donation per session. Register by Oct. 17 for first session at http://bit.ly/MertonBook1. Sponsor: the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education and Spirituality.
Thursday, Oct. 29
WINGS (Women in God's Spirit). 9:30 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Borromeo Hall, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Hear the intriguing story of Martha Leiker, author, former nun and CIA agent, and her journey from rural Kansas to a missionary nun in Africa to the CIA. Donations accepted. Donna Leach, email@example.com, 925-443-6815.
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.
Ecumenical prayer service. 8:45 a.m. in San Damiano Retreat Center's Chapel, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Free, open to all. Information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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., in the convent chapel; and 2 to 9 p.m. in the church on Wednesdays at St. Bede Parish, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward, 510-782-2171.
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.
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 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
After the 8 a.m. Mass with Vespers at 5:30 p.m. followed by Benediction at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. 510-522-0181.
Fridays, Saturdays, first Fridays
2 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Avenue, 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 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.
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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Wednesday, Oct. 7
Contemplative Day of Prayer led by Joe Nassal, CPPS, "Prayer in the Season of Autumn." 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Presentation, personal reflection, sharing, concluding with Eucharist. No reservations required. Suggested offering $20. 415-457-7727; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Study Circle. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Exploring the life and thought of Teilhard while reflecting on the implications for ourselves today. 415-457-7727; email@example.com.
Oct. 9 to 11
Interfaith Retreat — The Spirit Breathes Wherever the Spirit Wills. San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Retreat leader: Rev. Tom Bonacci, CP, will guide the group in reading new key passages from the Bible. Cost is $230 for private room and $205 for shared. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
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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? firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friday, Oct. 9
The Fund Her Future dinner, which supports financial aid to students at Holy Names High School in Oakland, begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Scott's Seafood Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland. Tickets prices $80 each, HNHS graduates from 2005-2015, $60 each; sponsor a Sister for $80 each. Sister Karen Conover, BVM, will receive the Durocher Award and honor HNHS women. Information/reservations: 510-450-1110, ext. 117.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Italian Night: with live Italian music. 6 p.m. at the Soda Center, Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. Make checks payable to Saint Mary's College Guild. Proceeds given to Saint Mary's Scholarship Fund for Financial Aid. $35 per person. Sponsor: Saint Mary's College Guild. Questions: Cynthia Kelly, 925-388-0437.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Gala to Support Expansion of Malta Clinic Hours. 6 p.m. at St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco. Funds raised will allow expansion of the clinic's weekly operations from 2½ days to 5 days. In addition to a three-course meal, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions. Visit www.OrderofMaltaClinic.com.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Senior potluck. Noon in the chapel at St. Lawrence-St. Cyril Parish, 3725 High St., Oakland. Bring a dish! 510-530-0761.
ICF 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.
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner. 6 p.m. (social hour, silent auction, basket raffle), 7 p.m. family style dinner at SJND Kelly Gymnasium, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. $25, adults; $20, Booster Club member; $12, students and seniors; $10, children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit all SJND athletics. Reservations: email: email@example.com or dial 510-995-9434.
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. Information: Ann, 925-864-3242.
Italian Catholic Federation Annual Family Polenta Dinner. 6 p.m. (no-host cocktails), 7 p.m. (dinner) at Saint Catherine parish hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. $20 per person, $8 children 6 to 12 years old, free to children 5 years old and under when accompanied by a parent. Call for tickets: 925-229-2665.
Saturday 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.
Sunday, Oct. 25
San Damiano Fall Gala and Auction. 4:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Join us for a special evening of fine dining and the live music of Mike and Sandi Bell. Silent and live auctions. Tickets: $75 each. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
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Tuesday, Oct. 6
"Radical Love: A Photographic Narrative of Cloistered Religious Life." 5 to 7 p.m. at 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC-Berkeley. Toni Greaves will present and discuss her 7-year project photographing within a community of cloistered Dominican nuns. www.bcsr.berkeley.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Grant Award celebration. Noon to 2 p.m., parish hall, St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Join Emeritus Bishop John Cummins and the U.S. bishops' CCHD in recognizing local organizations that work to create a more just community. Lunch will be served. Information: Marc McKimmey, CCHD/CRS coordinator, 510-768-3116.
A lecture by Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ, on Pope Francis' call to all in society of the need to care for "our common home." 3:30 p.m. in the chapel, Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. Lecture followed by Mass. Free and open to the public.
Springer Forum: Science and Religion as Partners in Pope Francis' Call to Action. 7:30 p.m. in Moraga Room, Soda Center, Saint Mary's College, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. A discussion of the science within Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment. The panel includes Rev. George E. Griener, SJ, faculty member at the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley. Free and open to the public. Contact: Cheryl Kelly, 925-631-4409.
Friday, Oct. 9
Love that Reaches into the Abyss: Dante, the Pope and the Mother of Mercy. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Pope Francis suggests using Dante's Divine Comedy as spiritual reading for the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy. Patrick Gardner from Thomas Aquinas College will discuss. A Votive Mass for the Forgiveness of Sins will precede the lecture at 6 p.m. Information: Cliff Price 510-435-7757 or StJosephTheWorkerChurch.org.
Oct. 10 and 24
Marriage Preparation Workshop. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Newman Hall at Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Fee is $200 with materials and lunch provided. Register at Newman-Holy Spirit or with Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-525-5231.
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. Free; voluntary donations. Information: EucharsiticAdorationMinistry@yahoo.com.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Junipero Serra Day Lecture. 1:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Author Robert Senkewicz will discuss his book "Junipero Serra, California, Indians and the Transformation of a Missionary." Registration is $15. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.
Luke: Stories on the Road. 7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Blvd., San Ramon. Actor Frank Runyeon will perform famous parables from Luke's Gospel. No fee; donation appreciated. 925-830-0600.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Business and the Common Good featuring Carolyn Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. 6 p.m. in Hagerty Lounge, De La Salle Hall, Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. RSVP http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/node/155521.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
What is human trafficking? Why should we care? What can we do? Come to this free event at 7 p.m. at Mullen Commons, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road., Walnut Creek, presented by St. John Vianney and the Soroptimist International 24-680. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Through Oct. 28
Short Courses at the School of Applied Theology SAT. The School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland, 510-652-1651. Course titles include: The Power of Grace, Interfaith Spirituality and Science and the Universe. Information/registration: www.satgtu.org/sabbath-break-short-courses, or dial 510-652-1651.
Dorothy Day: A Radical Catholic for Our Times. 7 to 9 p.m. at Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Presentation by Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day. Information: Kara Speltz at email@example.com.
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Widow/widowers support group meets from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Hall B., Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Are you trying to focus on your new life after the death of a spouse? Meet other people who share your concerns. Information call Sandy Heinisch at 925 513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Divorced and Separated Workshop. At St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. A new workshop series for divorced and separated Catholics will begin on this date 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-628-1503.
Oct. 10 and 11 Parish Outreach after masses — St. John Vianney Parish; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-7911.
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Oct. 13, 27
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, Oct. 15
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. Information: Joan S., 925-939-1007.
Oct. 17, 18
Parish Outreach after masses — St. John the Baptist Parish; 264 E. Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo; 510-351-5050.
Monday, Oct. 19
Grief Support Ministry. 7:30 to 9 p.m. third Mondays, 1119 Lafayette, St. Alameda, in the St. Joseph Basilica parish center. Information: Lilian Dubow, email@example.com or 510-205-3712.
Oct. 24 and Oct. 25
Parish Outreach after masses— St. Raymond Parish; 11555 Shannon Avenue, Dublin, 925.828.2460
CFCS GRIEF MINISTRY SUPPORT GROUPS
Presented by the Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services Grief Ministries, Diocese of Oakland. Sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Facilitated by Rev. Padraig Greene, parish relationship director.
Oct. 8 and Nov. 12
Why Does it Hurt So Much? — 7 p.m. at Sorensen Chapel; 1140 'B' Street, Hayward, 510-581-1234 Second Thursday of each month.
Oct. 10 and Nov. 14
Suicide Support — noon at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons: 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Second Saturday of each month. Information: 925-939-8149
Loss of a Child — 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons: 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149. Second Saturday of each month. Information: 925-939-8149.
Oct. 13, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10
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. Information: 925-939-8149.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Coping with the Holidays — 10 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. Information: 925-932-0900.
Oct. 31 and Nov. 28
Why Does it Hurt So Much? — 11 a.m. at Cooper Chapel, 1580 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, 510-533-4114 Last Saturday of each month.