Wednesday, June 15
Oakland Community Organization: PICO Rwanda presentation. 5 to 7 p.m. at Imani Community Church, 3300 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. An Evening with Pastor John Rutsindintwarane. Presentation at 5:30 p.m., refreshments and appetizers at 6 p.m. RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 510-655-2801.
Couples Communication Workshop, presented by Gale M. Haux, licensed marriage and family therapist, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Parish, 1101 Keaveny Court at San Luis Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-3826. Learn to communication with your spouse and others more effectively. Free. Information: Gale at 925-210-6012.
June 17 and 18
Preach! 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.
June 17 to 19
"Dreams Workshop: The Spiritual Joys of Sharing our Dreams" with Jeremy Taylor. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $205 (shared room). Information/register: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Saturday, June 18
Labor and Sex Trafficking of Minors Awareness Workshop. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Parish, 1313 A St., Antioch. Participants will pray, learn and act for a common purpose: ending human trafficking. English and Spanish. Information: Cristina Hernandez, 510-267-8379 or email@example.com or oakdiocese.org/LifeandJustice.
St. Leander's Meridian 15th Annual Summer Sports Collectors Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St Leanders' Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Vintage sports memorabilia; free verbal appraisals (pre 1975 items ONLY). General admission is $4, and $2 for those who are under 5 or over 65. Proceeds benefit St. Leanders' Parish as well as local charities. Information: Mark, 510-538-6245.
Peacemaking: Muslims and Catholics in Dialogue. An Evening of Interfaith Fellowship. 5 to 9 p.m. in Stack Hall at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Sponsored by Pax Christi/Northern California and Maryknoll Affiliates of the East Bay. Free will collection to offset the cost of the food. RSVP to Kris East at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-276-6021.
Divorced Catholics and the Eucharist. 7 p.m. in the parish hall, St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Very Rev. Robert Herbst, OFM, Conv., judicial vicar of the Diocese of Oakland, will discuss Pope Francis' exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia," issues facing Catholics involving divorce, remarriage and living together. Discussion will examine marriage convalidation and why it's important. For more information contact Scott at 925-960-5699.
Concert: the Ira Stein Trio: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Improvisations on Bach chorales and original compositions. Donation $10. Information: CatholicsofPleasanton.org.
Sunday, June 19
Second Annual "Fathers' Day Brunch." 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (after the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses) at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave, Oakland. Presented by The Knights of Peter Claver, Court #127 and the Environment Committee of St. Columba Church. Menu: chicken and waffles, seasonal fruits and beverages. Donation: $10 each, $30, family of 4 or more. For more information contact Dolores Hill, 510-437-1905 or Regina Wilkerson, 925-625-2109.
Thursday, June 23
Understanding the Costs of Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Each community charges monthly costs, but what are care fees, points, etc. Free. Refreshments. Information/RSVP, Janet Thompson at Mercy Retirement and Care Center 510-534-8547, ext. 630; email@example.com.
June 24, 25, 26
C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert. At Lesher Center for the Performing Arts/Hoffman Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. June 24: 8 p.m.; June 25: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; June 26: 3 p.m. Award-winning actor Max McLean takes audiences on the fascinating journey from atheism to Christianity of C.S. Lewis, one of the most engaging personalities of our age. Tickets are $29 to $59. Student seats are $25 at the box office (student ID required). Premium Seats are also available. Tickets are available at CLewisonStage.com, by phone at 925-943-7469, or by visiting Hofmann Theatre Box Office (see above).
Wednesday, June 29
SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS SALE. Sales start on June 28 at Noon until 10 p.m., and continue every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. through July 4. The fireworks booth is located at the corner of Alcosta Blvd. and San Ramon Road in Dublin. Sponsored by Dublin Knights of Columbus. Proceeds will benefit various Knights of Columbus charities. The City of Dublin permits the use of safe and sane fireworks in specific public locations and private residences.
July 1 to 8
Psalms: the Poetry of Prayer. At Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Facilitators: Sister Patricia Bruno, OP and Rev. Jude Siciliano, OP. This 8-day retreat will include daily Eucharist, periods of contemplative prayer, rituals and reflections on the Psalms that echo the spirit of the Psalms in our own day. Retreatants are invited to bring their Bibles, journals and, if they wish, one or two poems that have spoken to them on their faith journey. Online registration at www.vallombrosa.org or call 650-325-5614.
Friday, July 8
A Midsummer Concert Event featuring Jesse Manibusan and Janet Sullivan Whitaker. Dance performance by Halau Keolaloa Kuikanani-Teoraroa 'Ote' a., 7:30 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Tickets: $20; available at www.sjasr.org.
July 15-17 or July 22-24
Silent retreat weekend. At St. Clare's Retreat, 2381 Laurel Glen Road, Soquel. "The Christian Toolbox: 5 Essential Virtues for Holiness" with retreat master Rev. Serge Propst, OP. Donation: $150. Information and registration: Donna Marie Snead, 805-439-1985.
July 19 to 26
"And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper," 1Kings: 19:12. At Villa Maria del Mar Retreat, 21918 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Sister Pat McCrann, SNJM, will lead a contemplative retreat which invites participants to hear the voice of God. Contact Mary McConnell for reservations, 831-475-1236 or villamaria@snjmuson. Office hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit the center's website at www.villamariadelmar.org.
Aug. 19 to 21
Catholic Men's Fellowship at Old Oak Ranch Road in Sonora. Men are invited for a weekend of reflective spirituality. Retreat leader: Rev. Samuel West, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Sonora. $180 donation for lodging and meals. Online registration and PayPal payment at www.CatholicMen.org; For more information or mail registration, 209-264-2263 or SonoraCMF@gmail.com.
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June 13, 20, 27
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, June 14, 21, 28
Men of St. Joseph. 7 a.m., St. Mary Church, Ourspace Room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: MichaelGallager1025@outlook.com.
June 14, 28
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, June 15, 22, 29
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.)
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.
Friday, June 24
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. 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, First Friday
9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 midnight every First Friday at Our Lady Of Good Counsel Chapel, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro. 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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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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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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June 13 to 15
Summer Courses at the School of Applied Theology at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. 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.
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. at 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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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.
June 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.
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, 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, June 14, 28
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, June 25
Why Does it Hurt so Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-533-4114.
Saturday, July 9
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.
Wednesday, July 13
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, July 14
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.