Year of Mercy Calendar
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
June 20, Divine Mercy, Diocese of Oakland, pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Christ the Light
June 26, St. Mark Parish, Richmond, pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Christ the Light
July 9, 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. 1, St. Agnes Parish, Concord, 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.
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.
Thursday, May 26
Navigating Senior Living Options: What's the Right Choice? 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Food, services, staffing, costs and room size? What are the most important questions to ask? Sheri Hartman and Maria DePalma share their techniques and experiences for successfully selecting a care home. Free; refreshments. Information or to RSVP: Janet Thompson 510-534-8547, ext. 630; email@example.com; MercyRetirementCenter.org.
Saturday, June 4
"Spirituality & Conscious Aging: Finding Meaning & Purpose in Retirement Years" with Jim Briggs at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $85 includes lunch. Register/information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Sunday, June 5
"Spirituality of the Arts: A Day of Reflection on the Gifts and Ministry of Creative People" with Alfred Garrotto at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $55 includes lunch. Information/register: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
June 4 and 5
140th anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish, 4025 Martin Luther King Jr. St., Oakland. June 4: International Food Fest; June 5: 10 a.m. anniversary Mass, Emeritus Bishop John S. Cummins, presider.
June 10, 12
Concert. June 10: 8 p.m., Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek; June 12: 3 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 66 St. Stephen's Drive, Orinda. Diablo Choral Artists (formerly Voices of Musica Sacra) presents "Summer Nocturne," a concert featuring Lauridsen's Nocturnes, Brahms' Vier Quartette, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, and Debussy's Trois Chansons. Music Director, Mark Tuning. Tickets: on website: www.dcachorus.org (adult and discount before 6/7); phone: 925-680-7089.
Saturday, June 11
SEW FEST Sewing Session — Dress A Child Around the World. 9 a.m. to Noon at Monsignor Wade Hall, Christ the King Parish, 199 Brandon Street, Pleasant Hill. All materials provided. Free lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. Reservations/information, Carol Vogl 925-288-0488.
St. Gerard Women's Club Salad Bar Luncheon and Fashion Show. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Gym, 264 E. Leweling Blvd., in San Lorenzo. The event, "Fashions in Bloom," costs $15 and includes lunch salad bar and cheesecake for dessert at noon. Featuring fashions from Drapers & Damon of Walnut Creek. There will also be door prizes and bag raffle. Reservations: Susan Bieschke at 510-276-7239.
Monday, June 13
St. Anthony of Padua's Feast Day Retreat with Brother Mark Schroeder, OFM. Cost: $40 includes lunch. Register/information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
"Dreams Workshop: The Spiritual Joys of Sharing our Dreams" with Jeremy Taylor. Cost: $205 (shared room). Information/register: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
June 17 and 18
Preach! At Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood, June 17: 7 to 9 p.m; June 18: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, evangelist and preacher. Free, lunch included June 18. Registration: https://sites.google.com/site/dynamiccatholicspeakersihm.
Saturday, June 18
Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Gymnasium, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Prayer breakfast; Cheryl Ward-Kaiser will share her inspirational journey from tragedy to forgiveness. Reservations: $21; $25 after June 11. www.magnificatsoti.org for information or call Maribel, 925-788-7762.
Sunday, June 26
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Multicultural Carnival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. "Great food, live performances, games, prizes, a car show, raffles and fun for the whole family!" 510-657-4043.
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May 23, 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; 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.
Tuesdays, May 24, 31
Men of St. Joseph. 7 a.m., St. Mary Church, Ourspace room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: MichaelGallager1025@outlook.com.
May 24, June 14
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 25, June 1
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.
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. at 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, May 27
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.
Friday, June 17
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, June 19
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taize. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.
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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. 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 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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June 12 to 17
A silent retreat in the East-West Meditation Program led by Rev. Gregory Mayers, CSSR, at 2900 Adeline St., Burlingame. Father Meyer is a Redemptorist priest who began Zen koan studies in the late 1970s. $575 overnight/$475 commuter. 650-340-7474 or www.mercy-center.org.
Saturday, June 18
Gardening workshops at San Damiano. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. June 18: Raised Garden Beds. Cost is $20 per workshop. Information/register, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
June 27 to July 5
Eight-day retreat No. 2. At Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way in Los Altos. The retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola — a compilation of meditations, prayers and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius to help people deepen their relationship with God. 650-917-4000 or www.jrclosaltos.org.
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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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Saturday, 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.
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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June 9, 23, July 14, 28 and Aug. 11
Grief Workshop. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Pre-registration unnecessary. Information: Eleanor Flatley, 925-846-8708.
Thursday, June 16
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages welcome.
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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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, email@example.com 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.
Tuesday, 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.
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.
Wednesday, June 8
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, June 9
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, June 11
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.