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October 26, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 18   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Medieval music
Sing the music of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th-century German Benedictine mystic, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10. No previous experience with medieval music needed. Suggested offering, $10-20. Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael, 415-457-7727; info@santa

She is depicted in a window at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, holding her "Scivias," the illustrated book in which she describes her religious visions.

St. Hildegard of Bingen


Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16
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. Sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet; free and open to all. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Oct. 27, Nov. 10, 24
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
Living Rosary for Life. 7:30 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Join in five decades of the Glorious Mysteries with each mystery led by a different ethnic language group and honoring Our Lady in her different images, followed by Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Contact Liz Froelich, 925-586-4350.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
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.

Oct. 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 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. Donations accepted. Donna Leach, dleach45@gmail.com, 925-443-6815.

Nov. 11 to 15
Days of Mercy, preparing for the Jubilee of Mercy. All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Nov. 11: 7 p.m. begins with a concert by Amanda Vernon and All Saints Unplugged; two events on Nov. 12: 10.30 a.m., the Rite of the Sacrament of Anointing, 7:30 p.m.: a Charismatic Healing Mass, with the Tongan Choir Singing; Nov. 13: Dramatic Multimedia presentation and Holy Hour: 7 to 9 p.m., presented by Dave and Joan Maroney, founders and directors of Mother of Mercy Messengers; Nov. 14: the Maroneys will lead Divine Mercy for America Day of Reflection, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. includes free lunch, please RSVP so that organizers know how much food to make: RSVP to joannbergersen@att.net. Nov. 14 and 15: Weekend Mass homilies will focus on God's Mercy.

Saturday, Nov. 14
Day of Reflection — "The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell." Immaculate Heart of Mary in Halls A-C, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Coffee social at 9:30 a.m.; Presentation by Rev. Jim Sullivan at 10:30 a.m. Bring your Bible and rosary. Lunch is provided. RSVP by Nov. 11 to Lisa at 925-785-1969 or lfisher7544@comcast.net.

Monday, Nov. 16
Mass of Remembrance. 7:30 p.m. at St Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Honor those you have loved, who have died. All are invited. If you wish, bring a small picture or memento of your loved one.

Saturday, Nov. 21
A Day of Reflection and Prayer. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Church, social hall, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. "Embracing our Bodies: Celebrating the Importance of our Bodies as Vessels for the Spiritual Journey." Led by Rev. Kevin Schindler-McGraw, OFM Conv. $50 donation includes lunch. Sponsor: Hesed Community. To register or for more information, contact Mary Desmond at maryjdes@gmail.com or 925-682-5257.

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 to 9 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.

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, Nov. 6
All Saints Catholic Church. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Fridays, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Information: Francis Tanjuatco, 650-678-7739.

Sunday, Nov. 15
Christ the King Church, 7:30 p.m. third Sundays (held at different churches in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area). This gathering will be at 199 Brandon Ave., Pleasant Hill.

Friday, Nov. 20
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Sister Marcia Krause, OP,

Friday, Nov. 27
St. Joseph Basilica. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.

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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. Mondays 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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, Nov. 14
We Are Family — a '70s themed dinner dance. St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. $35, adults; $10, 3 to 17 years old. Tickets/information: Ron Ytem, 510-298-1368 or www.stjoachim.net.

Nov. 21 to 22
Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Information: 510-933-6334.

Dec. 1 to 6
Carondelet High School's Visions of Christmas. Seven events in six days, featuring five holiday teas (one with a fashion show), a free open house and family breakfast with Santa, all with a beautiful boutique, silent auctions and decorated raffle trees with prizes. Information or reservations: Kathleen Henggeler
925-686-5353, ext. 151; www.carondelet.net/visions.

Saturday, Jan. 9
Surf and Turf Crab Dinner including Grilled tri-tip. 6 p.m. at St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Entertainment: Concord High Ladies First Choir. Sponsored by St. Agnes KofC Council 15344. Tickets at church office and after all weekend Masses starting Nov. 14. $40 if purchased by Dec. 14. Mike McDermott, mtmcder@pacbell.net, 925-676-2384, 925-451-1072, http://concord.stagnesparish.net/.

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Wednesday, Oct. 28
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 kara4peace@aol.com.

Nov. 9, 10, 12
November courses and workshops at the School of Applied Theology,
St. Albert's Priory
, 5890 Birch Ct., Oakland. Nov. 9, 1 to 3 p.m.: Arts in Healthcare, presented by Karen Sjoholm. Cost: $40; Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Healing Emotional Wounds, presented by David Richo, $80; (lunch included); Nov. 12, 7 to 9 p.m.: Qi and Grace, with Kaleo and Elise Ching, $30. More information/register at www.satgtu.org/sabbath-break-short-courses, info@satgtu.org, or 510-652-1651.

Sunday, Nov. 15
Dan Schutte Concert. 7:30 p.m. at St John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. An evening of music, prayer, and reflection before Advent by renowned Catholic composer/musician Dan Schutte. Free.

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Senior luncheon. Noon at St. Lawrence/St. Cyril, 3725 High St., Oakland.

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Widow/widowers support group, 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Hall B., Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact Sandy Heinisch at
925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706.

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Grief Support

Oct. 24 and 25
Parish Outreach — St. Raymond Parish; 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin;

Oct. 30 to Nov. 1
Grief Retreat — San Damiano Retreat; 710 Highland Drive, Danville;

Nov. 14 and 15
Parish Outreach — St. Joseph Parish; 837 Tennent Avenue, Pinole;

Nov. 21 and 22
Parish Outreach — St. Anne Parish; 2800 Camino Diablo, Byron; 925-634-6625.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 24
Coping With the Holidays. 10 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery;
1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette; 925-932-0900.

Oct. 27 and Nov. 24
Why Does it Hurt So Much? 7:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Dial 925-939-8149 for information.

Wednesday, Nov. 4
Coping with the Holidays. 7 p.m. at St. Isidore Parish; 440 LaGonda Way, Danville; 925-837-2122.

Thursday, Nov. 5
Coping With the Holidays. 7 p.m. at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 B St., Hayward; 510-581-1234.

Tuesday, Nov. 10
Coping with the Holidays — 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1965 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; 925-929-7911.

Thursday, Nov. 12
Coping with the Holidays. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish; 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton; 925-484-5020.

Saturday, Nov. 14
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. Dial 925-939-8149 for information.

Suicide Support. noon at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Second Saturdays. Dial 925-939-8149 for information.

Saturday, Nov. 21
Coping with the Holidays. 11 a.m. at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland; 510-533-4114.

Saturday, Nov. 28
Why does it hurt so much? 11 a.m. at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-533-4114. Last Saturday of each month.



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