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in the Year of Mercy

Lay Catholics must fight growing tide of secularism

Big turnout at East African Mass

Apparition at Fatima must be seen in historical context


Bereavement

A challenge for all
of us: Don't waste
your grief

How some have
been able to
grieve healthily

What happens
to an estate
after one dies?

Support groups


Unsung heroes

Age is no barrier
to a willingness
to bring 'A Little Joy'
to others

Who are our
unsung heroes?


Obituaries

Sister Alana
Hartman, SHF

Sister Ancila
DeLaO, SHF

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placeholder May 23, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Bereavement

Support groups

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.

These support groups are offered by Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Service grief ministry. 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.

 
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