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November 23, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 20   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Advent Lessons and Carols
Join Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, and the Cathedral choirs and Cathedral Brass in a Service of Advent Lessons & Carols with readings from Scripture and carols for choir and congregation beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Reception follows in the Parish Hall. Pictured: Members of the Cathedral Choir partake in last year's service.


New events

Wednesday, Dec. 2
ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION: Prepare the way of the Lord! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Study Advent Scriptures with Rev. Vince Mesi followed by Mass, $35. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Catholic Man Night, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Adoration, rosary and confession; food, drink, fellowship follow. Michaelgallagher1025@outlook.com, 925-389-6463.

Friday, Dec. 4
St. Bonaventure Resurrection Choir and Friends Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. The choir and orchestra will perform "Emmanuel: God With Us: A Contemporary Lessons and Carols" as well as the famous "Hallelujah Chorus. Free. 925-672-5800.

Sunday, Dec. 6
Holiday Pop-up, Boutique and Marketplace, Oakland Elizabeth House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Augustine Church Gym, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Local, artisanal vendors; event helps support programs for women and children of Elizabeth House.

St. Mary Magdalen Community Christmas Concert. 5 p.m., St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Family Mass Adult Choir and Madeleine School Choirs with Amici Brass Quintet. Tickets sold at the door only: $20 general; $15 seniors and students; free for children under 18.

Monday, Dec. 7
"Roses in December," 7 p.m., Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. View the documentary regarding the 1980 killings of Jean Donovan and Sisters Dorothy Kazel, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke in El Salvador.

Saturday, Dec. 12
ADVENT HOPE, Christmas joy: music for the coming of the Lord, 7 p.m., St. Joan of Arch Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Presented by the St. Joan of Arc Music Ministry, Janet Sullivan Whitaker, director. Free will donation. Followed by reception with cocktails and eggnog. 925-830-0600.

Sunday, Dec. 13
St. Mary Magdalen Parish Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Schola Magdalena with a string Baroque ensemble, featuring the music of 17th-century Italian nuns. Tickets sold at the door only: $20 general; $15 seniors and students; free for children under 18.

Friday, Dec. 18
Christmas time is Here! 7:30 to 9 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Community singalong, refreshments and good cheer follows in the Pope John Paul II Activity Center. Free-will offering. catholicsofpleasanton.org.

Voices of Music, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Virtuoso Italian concertos by Corelli, Torelli and Vivaldi. Lisa Grodin, Cynthia Freivogel Miller, Carla Moore, David Tayler, Tanya Tomkins and Hanneke van Proosdij, soloists. Tickets: Voicesofmusic.org.

Saturday, Dec. 19
Christmas Vintage Concert, 7:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord.

Sunday, Dec. 20
Finding God at the Movies, 7 to 9 p.m. at St. James the Apostile Church, 34700 Fremont Ave., Fremont. A talk, discussion and film presentation featuring Margaret Turek, director of faith formation and evangelization for the Diocese of Oakland.

Thursday, Dec. 31
New Year's Eve Retreat. Begins with reflection session at 7 p.m. at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd. (off Mission Tierra) Fremont. 9 p.m. Mass; 10 p.m. potluck reception; 11 p.m. to midnight Eucharistic Adoration. RSVP by Dec. 26 at http://bit.ly/2015NewYearRetreat or 510-933-6360.

Tuesdays
Men of St Joseph. 7am at St Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Ourspace room. 2039 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek. Contact Michaelgallagher1025@outlook.com. 925-389-6463

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SPIRITUALITY

Mondays, Nov. 28, 30
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. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Nov. 2, Dec. 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 23
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.

Mondays
Rosary in Spanish. 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Center, 2100 Pear St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

Tuesday evenings
Lectio Divina. Through December. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dominican Spirit Center, Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Co-sponsored by Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Center for Education and Spirituality and St. Joseph Parish.

Wednesdays
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.

Wednesdays Dec. 9 and Jan. 13, 2016
Mindfulness Meditation for Healing and Wholeness. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont.

Saturday, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12
Ecumenical prayer service. 8:45 to 9 a.m. in San Damiano Retreat Center's Chapel, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. 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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TAIZE

(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)

Friday, Dec. 18
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.

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

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

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Perpetual
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.
Daily

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.

Tuesdays
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.

Wednesdays
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.

Fridays
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.

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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RETREATS

Nov. 27 to 29
Recovery Retreat, San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Sister Briegeen Moore, OSC, will walk the group through the miracles of the 12 step recovery program. Cost is $205, double occupancy. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Dec. 4 to 6
Silent Advent Retreat: The Pilgrim's Way. San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Paula D'Arcy invites participants to discover ways to walk with an open heart this Advent. Cost is $205, double occupancy. Call 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Dec. 5
SILENT MEDITATION DAY preparing for Christmas, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Presenter: Sister Barbara Hazzard; $55. 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Dec. 12
"Thomas Merton: A Living Legacy Retreat Day" is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. The retreat will be led by Clare Ronzani and Bruce Lescher, who teach at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. The donation of $25 includes lunch. Register by Dec. 1 at http://bit.ly/MertonRetreat1.

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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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Events

Thursday, Dec. 3
Remembrance Tree event, 6:30 p.m., Holy Sepulchre Cemetery; 1051 Harder Road. 510-537-6600.

Saturday, Dec. 5
St. Joseph Cemetery; noon, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo; 510-234-2012.

Saturday, Dec. 5
Remembrance Tree event, 2 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery; 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette; 925- 932- 0900.

Saturday, Dec. 5
Remembrance Tree event, 4 p.m. at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 B St., Hayward. 510-581-1234.

Dec. 5, 6
Parish Outreach, St. Andrew Kim Parish; 6226 Camden St., Oakland. 510-553-9434.

Saturday, Dec. 12
Remembrance Tree event, 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery; 2200 East 18th St., Antioch. 925-757-0658.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursdays
Widow/Widowers Support Group, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Hall B, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706.

Thursday, Dec. 17
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa, 7 to 9 p.m. to St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Call Joan S. at 925-939-1007.

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Grief Support

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.

Nov. 24, Dec. 8 and Dec. 22
Why Does it Hurt so Much? — 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.

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

Thursday, Dec. 10
Coping with the Holidays — 7 p.m. at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 'B' St., Hayward. 510-581-1234.

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