Wednesday, Feb. 10
Ash Wednesday Day of Renewal: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Led by Rev. Pat Foley. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Information and to register, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.
Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Maryknoll Mission House, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo. Prayer and distribution of ashes in the chapel followed by guided meditations, reflections and sharing. Donation $30, light lunch provided. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a journal.Marie Lawler, 510-276-5021 or email@example.com.
Feb. 11 to March 17
All Saints Church Lenten Program: Priest, Prophet and King What does our baptism call us to do? At 22824 Second St., Hayward. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays preceded by Mass at 6 p.m.; soup kitchen at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Includes a five-week DVD series with Bishop Robert Barron.
Feb. 12, 19, 24
Friday Night Lenten Fish Fry. 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Alternatives: grilled cheese sandwiches and pasta. "All you can eat." Takeout at $7 per box; $7 per person. $3 for kids 6 to 12, under 5, free. Sponsor: Knights of Columbus, Council 7987.
Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 4,18
Way of the Cross Salesian Mystery Play, presented by the Mystery Players of Salesian College Preparatory, Richmond. Feb. 12: 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda; Feb. 19: 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord; Feb. 26: 8 p.m. at St. Callistus Parish, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante; March 4: 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Parish, 1845 Church Lane, San Pablo; March 18: 8 p.m. at St. Ambrose Parish, 1145 Gilman St., Berkeley.
Feb. 13 to March 19
Lenten Stations of the Cross. 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Free, open to all. Information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.
Feb. 20: Lenten Day of Meditation: "Through Holy Week to Easter." 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Led by Sister Barbara Hazzard. Cost: $55 includes lunch. Information and to register: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.
Lenten Missions in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, facilitated by Rev. Mark Wiesner. Feb. 22 and 23 at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Valley Road, Concord. Choose: Morning session is 10-11 a.m. or evening session is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Theme will be the Spiritual Acts of Mercy and Reconciliation; Feb. 29, March 1, 2 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore.Choose: Morning session is 10 a.m. or evening session at 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16, St. Callistus Church, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Feb. 22 to 26
Year of Mercy Mission at St. Raymond Parish facilitated by Richard Lane, a Catholic evangelist. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Morning sessions follow the 8:30 a.m. Mass, from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
25th annual Aquinas Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vince St., Berkeley. "Life, Language and Christ: A Thomistic Approach." Limited seating; RSVP required. Information and to watch live: dspt.edu/aquinaslecture2016. 888-450-3778.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Lenten Day of Reflection: "Atonement." 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Led by Brother Mike Minton, OFM. Cost $40, includes lunch. Information, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.
Feb. 22 to 26
Year of Mercy Lenten Mission with Catholic evangelist Richard Lane at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Monday to Friday. Morning session is from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m follows the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Evening session: from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, Feb. 9
Catholics@Work Breakfast. 7 to 8:15 a.m., Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Speaker: Rev. Gary Thomas, exorcist of the Diocese of San Jose. CatholicsAtWork.com. Cost: $20 for members; $25 non-members.
Weekends of Feb. 12 and 19
Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley, Performing Arts Department will present the musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Details: www.saintmaryschs.org. Tickets at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Marriage Enrichment for Couples. 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Enrich your marriage with an afternoon presentation and workshop based on "Love Never Ends" by Frank W. Nelson. Afterward participants may attend Mass and renew their marriage vows. Advanced registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 14, 21, 28
Black History Month speakers at St. Patrick Church, 1023 Peralta St., Oakland. Feb. 14: Rev. Tanisha Sparks, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University at Berkeley; Feb. 21: Rev. Demorea Evans, Word Assembly, Oakland; Feb.28: Rev. Patrick Etamesor, SJ, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University at Berkeley. All events begin at 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 16 to 18
St. Anne's Snow Train. Call Gale Lydecker at 925-937-7748 for information. St. Anne Parish, Walnut Creek.
Feb. 17, March 9
Days of Prayer. 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays at Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Suggested offering: $20. 415-457-7727; www.santasabinacenter.org.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Mercy Center celebrates Year of Mercy: Images of Holiness. 2 to 4 p.m. at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Artist Janet McKenzie will explore challenges of racism and sexism at this free event. "Images of Holiness: Everyone of Us," will give a brief presentation and will be interviewed about her work on display at the Mercy Center Art gallery. Reservations are required by emailing email@example.com
Saturday, Feb. 27
"All We Need is Crab: An evening with the Beatles," St. James the Apostle Crab Feed, at Holy Spirit Church's Hall, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, 6 p.m. Come for delicious crab and home-made pasta have some fun and win prizes; raffle prizes and silent auction. Tickets: $50 per person. Reserve and purchase tickets for a table for eight and your table will receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Proceeds will go toward the Mother Theresa Center for Children. Call the parish office at 510-792-1962 for tickets and information. Pre-sale only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Wednesday, March 16
Jack Jezeel JustFaith program. 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. The nationally known speaker will address the Gospel's call to compassion and how churches can become more effective tools of personal and social transformation. Free will donations accepted. RSVP to Meg Bowerman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-684-7139.
Monday, Feb. 8
Fund raiser for RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic, a partnership between St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County and RotaCare Bay Area sponsored by 11 local Rotary Clubs, including the Alamo, Danville and San Ramon Rotary clubs. All medical services, lab and diagnostic tests, generic pharmaceuticals and patient education classes, are free to patients. Contact Barbara Hunt, development director, email@example.com, 925-330-6732 or www.svdp-cc.org.
Sunday, Feb. 14
San Damiano Valentines Dinner and Movie at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Singles, couples are welcome. Cost $50 each. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online, www.sandamiano.org.
Friday, Feb. 19
Sixth Annual Social Justice Forum. 1 to 5 p.m., Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Keynote speaker Sister Linda Haydock of the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center will share her perspective on a new paradigm for economic justice and ecological sustainability. Visit HNU Facebook or Twitter pages.
Feb. 19 to 21
LifeShift - Work and the Christian Journey. Non-silent Retreat for women and men. At Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. Opening reception at 6 p.m. With Tom Bachhuber and Jim Briggs. Life is about managing change: career, personal, family, spiritual. This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on life and faith while considering new career, job, work and/or retirement possibilities. Rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, retreatants will clarify objectives, address fears of transition, and learn ways to explore their spirituality. Registration fees: $290 private room. $290 shared room. 650-917-4000.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Day of Care for Caregivers. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Dr., Danville. Led by Beth Witrogen. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. For more information and to register, go to www.sandamiano.org or call 925-837-9141.
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Feb. 8, 15, 22
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. Sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, free. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.
Feb. 9, 23
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.
Men of St. Joseph. 7 a.m., St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Ourspace room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: MichaelGallager1025@outlook.com.
Feb. 10, 17, 24
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.
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. Saturdays, San Damiano Retreat Center's Chapel, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Free. Information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.
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, Feb. 19
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Taizé in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek, 7:30 p.m., Walnut Creek UMC, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. (Third Sundays).
Friday, Feb. 26
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 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; email@example.com.
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.
St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. at Fourth St. in Livermore. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. To schedule Holy Hour email: Adoration@StMichaelLivermore.com
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. 925-757-4020.
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. 9:30 a.m. first Fridays: all night to 7 p.m. Saturday. 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 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 Circle (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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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Feb. 18 to 21
Retreat with John Philip Newell, Santa Sabina Retreat Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Newell will explore The Rebirthing of God, asking what it would look like if these true depths were to come forth again in radically new ways. $435. 415-457-7727.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Mary and Mercy Retreat. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Drive, Brentwood. Rev. Michael Gaitley, MIC, best-selling author about parish enrichment program, Register online at MarianMissionaries.org or contact Patti Collyer at 510-267-8389.
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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? email@example.com.
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Thursday, Feb. 18
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa, 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Call Joan S. at 925-939-1007.
Widow/Widowers Support Group, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Hall B, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact: Connie Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706.
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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.
Thursday, Feb. 11 and March 10
Why Does it Hurt so Much? – 2 p.m. second Thursdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. 510-234-2012.
Why Does it Hurt so Much? – 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 'B' St., Hayward, 510-581-1234.
Feb. 13 and March 12
Loss of a Child – St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 10 a.m. second Saturdays at 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.
Suicide Support – noon second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 and March 8
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. Information: 925-939-8149.
Saturday, Feb. 27 and March 26
Why Does it Hurt so Much? – 11 a.m. last Saturday of each month at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. Information: 510-533-4114.