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May 9, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Year of Mercy Calendar
May 14, Human Trafficking Workshop, in English and Spanish, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Jarlath Parish, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.

June 11, St. Augustine Parish, Oakland, pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

June 18, Human Trafficking Workshop, in English and Spanish, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Most Holy Rosary Parish, 1313 A St., Antioch.

Aug. 13, St. Callistus Parish, El Sobrante, pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Aug. 27, Delta Deanery pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Sept. 10, Our Lady Queen of the World Parish, Bay Point, pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Sept. 24, St. Louis Bertrand Parish, Oakland, pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oct. 20-29, Catholic Voice pilgrimage to Italy.

Nov. 20, 10 a.m. Mass at Cathedral of Christ the Light: Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ will close the Jubilee of Mercy.

Details:www.jubileeofmercy-eb.org

See videos of mercy in action at www.jubileeofmercy-eb.org/page/mercy-project-diocese-of-oakland.

Confession available at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 11 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pilgrimages to the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Sign up at www.jubileeofmercy-eb.org/page/pilgrimage.



New Events

Thursdays: May 12, 19, 26
Thomas Merton: The Seven Story Mountain 4-Part Book Club Series. 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Library, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Presented by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education and Spirituality. $10 donation per session. http://bit.ly/MertonBook2.

Friday, May 13
All-You-Can-Eat fish fry. 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Also includes grilled cheese and pasta. New kid's menu: baked fish sticks and baked mozzarella cheese sticks. $7 per person, $7 takeout per box, $3 kids 6 to 12, free ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, council 7987.

May 14, 18
Engage Your Spirit Through Service to Others. May 14: 10:30 a.m. at the Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 LeRoy Ave., Berkeley; May 18: 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 322 St. James Drive, Piedmont. Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 program year. The 10-month program is for retired and semi-retired people who desire to serve those most marginalized in our communities while deepening their spiritual foundations. For more information or to RSVP (and receive directions), contact Jenny Girard Malley: ignatiancompanions@gmail.com or www.ignatiancompanions.org.

Sunday, May 15
Golf-4-Kids: 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament of the Kiwanis Club of Walnut Creek. 11 a.m. registration/check-in at Boundary Oak Golf Course, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. Proceeds benefit Bay Area Crisis Nursery in Concord, a place a family can place their young children during stressful times. Entry fee: $125 per golfer (includes green fees, cart and dinner). Information/registration: Nancy Thomas, 925-685-3333.

May 17 to 20
Working Retreat: Care for Creation with Rev. Pat Foley and Brother Mark Schroeder. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: Free. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Sunday, May 22
Concert: "The Best of the Beatles." 4:30 p.m. May 22, St. Joan of Arc Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Performed by The Blackhawk Chorus under the direction of Diane Gilfether. This fundraising concert will benefit the choral music programs in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Tickets: $25 adults, $17 for children 12 and under and are available online at www.BlackhawkChorus.com.

June 1 to 3, 6 to 8, 13 to 15
Summer Courses offered by the School of Applied Theology at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. June 1 to 3: Christian Spirituality as Contemporary Discipleship, presented by Anthony Gittins, CSSP; June 6 to 8: Justice, Mercy and Joy, presented by Megan McKenna. Cost: $295 includes lunch; June 13 to 15: "Then I came to myself" (Lk. 15:27): an Exploration of Knowing Our Deep Longing and Making a Difference in the World, presented by Nancy Schreck, OSF. $295 includes lunch. Information/registration: www.satgtu.org/summer-spirituality-series.

Sunday, June 12
East Bay Presentation Reunion Party. 1 to 3 p.m. at University Terrace, the former site of Presentation High School, Berkeley, indoors on the ground floor facing the grotto side. Perhaps you were educated by the Sisters of the Presentation at one of their schools; come and share your memories or make new ones. The event will be catered. Information/RSVP go to www.PresentationSistersSF.org.

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SPIRITUALITY

May 9, 16, 23
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, May 10, 17, 24
Men of St. Joseph. 7 a.m., St. Mary Church, Ourspace room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: MichaelGallager1025@outlook.com.

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, May 11, 18, 25
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.

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.

May 14, 21, 28
Days of Prayer. 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays at Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael.

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, 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/TaizeOnTheIsland.

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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 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

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.

Tuesday, May 17
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, May 21
90th Anniversary Dinner of Branch 10 of Italian Catholic Federation. 6 p.m. social and roast beef dinner at 7 p.m. in Msgr. O'Brien Hall at St. Philip Neri Church, High and Van Buren streets, Alameda. Live music follows dinner; benefits ICF charities — Food for the Poor, Cooley's Anemia research at Oakland Benioff Children's Hospital. Tickets: $12 youth 12 and under and $45 for all others. Guests are asked to dress in their "Anniversary Dinner Best." Information/reservations: contact Jeanette Zugnoni, jeanette@zugnoni.net, or 510-523-8005.

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Events

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 the 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

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.

Through June 30
Illustrated Psalms exhibit at Mercy Center Art Gallery. At 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. The exhibit brings together four artists, representing different media — photography, assemblage, collage and drawing — to explore overarching themes of praise and thanksgiving. Contact Suzanne Buckley, sbuckley@mercywmw.org or 650-373-4516.

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CATHOLIC FUNERAL & CEMETERY SERVICE, 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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