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April 25, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 8   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Talk on Our Lady
of Guadalupe

Ana Maria Pineda, RSM, associate professor at Santa Clara University, speaks on the subject of Our Lady of Guadalupe
9:30 a.m. to noon May 7 at the Dominican Center, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43600 Mission Circle (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Presented by Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education & Spirituality. $20 (suggested offering). RSVP at: http://bit.ly/Our-Lady_Guadalupe.


New Events

April 26, 27
A series on Laudato Si, with Sylvia Hood Washington: 7 to 9 p.m. April 26 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. 510-451-1790. A look at climate justice, environmental health and Laudato Si' as it impacts the city of Oakland; 7 to 9 p.m. April 27 at St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo Ave. Oakland. 510-654-7600, ecumenical prayer service. Free. Sponsored by the School of Applied Theology in partnership with the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Columba parishes. $30 donation.

May 2, 3
Courses at the School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Ct., Oakland, May 2: 1 to 3 p.m., Prayer: The Call of the Urban Contemplative presented by Jim Conlon, $40; May 3: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Transformative Power of Surrender, presented by Colette Lafia, $80 (lunch included). Register at www.satgtu.org/course-offerings/ or email info@satgtu.org or dial 510-652-1651.

Tuesday, May 3
Book signing/discussion. 7 p.m. in Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Classroom 1, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Rev. Antoninus Wall, OP, author of "The Theology of Ecumenism, Thomas Aquinas and the Ecumenical Imperative," will be selling signed copies of his book, which offers a guide to seeing every human being as an "image of God." Free. RSVP recommended at dspt.edu/wall or 888-450-3778.

Tuesday, May 10
Catholics@Work. 7 to 8:15 a.m. at Crow Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Tim Busch, co-founder of the Magis Institute, will be the May speaker. Catholics@Work invites speakers to share their missions with fellow Catholics during a monthly breakfast presentation. The speaker series takes place on the second Tuesday of the month, September 8 to May 10. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please register online at CatholicsAtWork.com.

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SPIRITUALITY

Mondays, April 25, May 2, 9
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.

Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, 10
Men of St. Joseph. 7 a.m., St. Mary Church, Ourspace room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: MichaelGallager1025@outlook.com.

April 26, May 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.

Wednesdays, April 27, May 4, 11
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. 8:15 or 9:15 a.m. after last morning Mass, Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. 925-550-0679.

Saturday, April 30
Priesthood Discernment Dinner. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Convent, 375 Maple St., Livermore. An opportunity for men 18-40 years of age for beginning/continuing discernment to the priesthood, dinner, priest testimony, Eucharistic Adoration and a chance to meet with other men who are also discerning their vocation. For more info, contact Deacon Erick Villa at erick.villa@stpsu.edu.

April 30, May 7, 14
Days of Prayer. 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays at Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael.

Wednesday, May 11
Mindfulness Meditation for Healing and Wholeness. 10:30 a.m. to noon at 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Registration and refreshments begin at 10 a.m. Presented by the Dominican Sisters of MSJ Center for Education & Spirituality. Registration: http://bit.ly/CESMindfulness2 or dial 510-933-6360.

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

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.

Saturdays
Ecumenical Prayer Service, 8:45 to 9 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center's Chapel, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Free. Information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.

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.)

Sunday, May 15
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taize. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road in Pleasant Hill. Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.

Friday, May 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, 510-502-5797.

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

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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.

St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. at Fourth St. in Livermore. To schedule Holy Hour email: Adoration@StMichaelLivermore.com.

Daily
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.

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 at 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 Circle (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 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.

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

Thursday, April 28
"Day of Renewal for Parish Cantors" with Janèt Sullivan Whitaker. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $55, lunch included. Information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Saturday, May 7
Day of Mediation: "A Contemplative Summer One Day at a Time" with Sister Barbara Hazzard. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $55, lunch included. Information and to register, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

May 7 to 8
Evening Retreat for Mothers and Daughters with Jean Molesky-Poz. Cost: $105 (shared room). Retreat ends on Sunday with Mass and brunch. Or you may opt for mass and brunch only. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Information/registration, www.sandamiano.org/celebrate-mothers-day-with-san-damiano or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Monday, May 9
Mother's Day Mass and Brunch. 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $30 adults, $15 age 15 and under. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315 or register online at www.sandamiano.org/events/mothers-day-brunch/.

May 13 to 15
I Have Chosen You (Gospel of John 15:16). From 4 p.m. May 13 to 2 p.m. May 15 at Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. Non-silent retreat for men, facilitated by Bishop Carlos Sevilla, SJ, Private room: $290. 650-917-4000 or www.elretiro.org.

Wednesday, May 18
Music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Retreat Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Through the Ear and to the Heart with Devi Matthieu. Suggested offering $10 to $20. 415-457-7727 or www.santasabinacenter.org.

May 20 to 22
God of Tenderness and Mercy — Pope Francis' Vision and Spirituality. From 4 p.m. May 21 to 2 p.m. May 22 at Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. Non-silent retreat for women. Facilitators: Rev. Kevin Leidich, SJ, and Rev. Chi Ngo, SJ. $290 private and shared room. 650-917-4000 or www.elretiro.org.

May 21 to 22
A Weekend Retreat with Julian of Norwich. 9:30 a.m. May 21 to May 22 after lunch, at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. In 1373 Julian of Norwich received 16 Revelations of Divine Love and set them down in the first book ever written by a woman in the English language. Facilitator: Veronica Mary Rolf. $180 overnight/$150 commuter. 650-340-7474 or mc@mercywmw.org or mercy.center.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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Fundraisers

Saturday, April 30
The 19th Annual FESCO Shuffle Walkathon at the San Leandro Marina, Seagull Picnic Area, 1400 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; opening ceremony 9:30 a.m. Barbecue lunch at 11 a.m. Register to walk and/or donate at www.firstgiving.com/215241/19th-annual-fesco-shuffle. FESCO assists with housing, job assistance and other resources. FESCO office 510-886-5473, ext. 105. Questions: 510-343-4876.

Saturday, April 30
Mother's Day Tea hosted by Our Lady of Grace Faith Formation Center, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. 11 a.m., includes a children's tea option at initial seating only, adults $15, children $10; second seating: $15. Reservations required, 510-582-9266 or ffc@olgcv.org.

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Golf

Monday, April 25
Carondelet High School's Annual "Swing for Science" Golf Tournament. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. shotgun start, Diablo Country Club, 1700 Club House Road, Diablo. Contact: Lynn Nicks, 925-686-5353, ext. 154 or www.carondelet.net/golf.

Monday, May 2
25th Annual Salesian College Preparatory Golf Tournament and Auction. Noon (sign-in begins at 10 a.m.) at Richmond Country Club. Proceeds support tuition assistance; cost: $195/golfer or $750/foursome. Includes 18 holes of golf, complimentary beverages on the course, boxed lunch and buffet dinner. Cost: $195/golfer or $750/foursome. Register at www.salesian.com/golftournament or contact Patrick Conway at 510-234-4433, ext. 1105 or pconway@salesian.com for information on sponsorship opportunities.

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Events

April 30, May 1, May 28
Parish Outreach, St. Anne Parish; 32223 Cabello Street, Union City, 510-471-7766.

May 28 and 29
Parish Outreach, St. Jarlath Parish; 2620 Pleasant Street, Oakland, 510-532-2068.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Third Wednesdays
Military Peer Support Group. 7 to 8 p.m. in rectory at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Veterans share life challenges and opportunities. Contact: Dom Pietro at 925-462-4665 or email at pie411@comcast.net. All ages welcome.

Thursday, May 19
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. Contact: Joan S., 925-939-1007.

Thursdays
Widow/Widowers Support Group, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Hall B, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706.

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Art/Music

Friday, April 29
Concert: "April in Paris." 8 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Featuring Don Pearson, director of music, organist and artist-in-residence at the parish. Free admission, plenty of parking and a reception following the concert.

May 15, 21

Voci presents "Songs of the Bygone: traces of a vanishing world." May 15: 7 p.m. at Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont; May 21: 2 p.m. at St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Featuring Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble, directed by Anne Hege. Tickets: $25 suggested donation at the door; $20 advance; $15 students; free for children between 6 and 12. Available at the door or online at www.vocisings.org/tickets.php. Ticket information: 510-531-8714.

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CATHOLIC FUNERAL & CEMETERY SERVICES, MINISTRY EVENTS & SUPPORT GROUPS

Sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Facilitated by Rev. Padraig Greene, parish relationship director.

May 10 and May 24
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.

Wednesday, May 11
Why Does it Hurt so Much? — 7 p.m. second Wednesdays at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery; 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. 925-932-0900.

Thursday, May 12
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.

Saturday, May 14
Loss of a Child 10 a.m. second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.

Suicide support, noon second Saturdays, St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.

Saturday, May 28
Why Does it Hurt so Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-533-4114.

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