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July 11, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


New Events

July 17 to 20
Art Journaling in a Year of Jubilee: Holy Doors, Pilgrimage and Restoration with Sister Marianne Heib, RSM. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline, Burlingame. Art journaling is a meditative approach utilizing art therapy, journal theory, spiritual direction, art design and contemplative presence. $310/$210 commuter plus material fee paid to instructors. Special pricing for WMW Sisters and Associates. Information: www.mercy-center.org or 650-340-7474.

Sunday, July 31
Muslims and Christians: How We Know Ourselves by Knowing the Other with Nazeer Ahmed and Brother Mike Minton, OFM. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $40 (includes lunch). Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

August 5 to 7
Go Out to the World (Interfaith Retreat) with Rev. Tom Bonacci. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $205 (shared room). Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Saturday, August 13
Third Annual Joy of Life Dinner. At St. Catherine Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. 5:30 p.m. free-will donation beverage bar; 6:30 p.m. chicken dinner. Live music, raffle, face painting and balloon animals. Benefit for St. Catherine Respect Life Ministry. Tickets: $15 adult, $10 senior and youth (13 to 17) and free for children 12 years and younger. Limited tickets sold at the door.

Tuesday, August 23
Healing the Heart Grief Workshop. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Six-week Christ-centered program open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Information/registration: Helene Billeci, 925-686-4870, free but registration is required by Aug. 10. Parish office: 925-672-5800.

Friday, Sept. 5
Tony Lema Invitational, benefiting St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland. Noon (shotgun start) at Oak Golf Club in Walnut Creek. $175 per player includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, registration gifts, prizes and contests. Live and silent auctions. Registration: www.stliz-hs.org and click under the Support SEHS tab. Information: Brandon Garcelon, bgarcelon@stliz.org or 510-532-8947, ext. 9120.

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SPIRITUALITY

July 11, 18, 25
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, July 12, 19, 26
Men of St. Joseph. 7 a.m., St. Mary Church, Ourspace Room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: MichaelGallager1025@outlook.com.

July 12, 26
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, July 13, 20, 27
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.

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, July 17
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taize. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.

Friday, July 22
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, 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.

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, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. 510-522-0181.

First Saturdays
Immediately following 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

June 27 to July 5
Eight-day retreat No. 2. At Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. The retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. 650-917-4000 or www.jrclosaltos.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. Contact Mary McConnell for reservations, 831-475-1236 or villamaria@snjmuson.com Office hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Visit: 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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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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Events

Wednesday, July 13
Theology on Tap. 6:45 to 9 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. at La Pinata Restaurant, 95 Bliss Ave., Pittsburg. Topic: "Who Am I to Judge? Catholics and Homosexuality." Speakers: Rev. Stephan Kappler, pastor at St. Jarlath Parish in Oakland, and Rilene Simpson. Information: Steven Lewis, slewis@oakdiocese.org.

Sunday, July 17
Wine and cheese reception featuring Bishop's Vineyard wines, 3 to 5:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz while browsing art. Cost: $20 for a wine ticket; $10 without wine. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Friday, July 22
"Living in the Spirit of Mary Magdalene," annual collaborative celebration co-sponsored by St. Perpetua Catholic Community, Lafayette, and Christ the King Parish, Pleasant Hill. 8 a.m. at Christ the King Parish, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Morning Eucharist for the feast of Mary Magdalene. Contact: Gwen Watson, 925-930-9965 or animo3@pacbell.net.

July 22 to 24
Youth and Young Adults (16-35) Weekend Retreat. Mercy Center in Burlingame. Weekend includes workshops on themes of Mercy; morning and evening prayer; videos, art, vocation discernment and more. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Cost: $115. For groups with youth under 18 years of age, please have one chaperone per 10 people. To register: mriley@mercywmw.org; questions, Sister Jean at jevans@mercywmw.org; or www.mercycenter.org/Flyers_2016/0722TaizeYouth/retreat.html.

Thursday, July 28
Evening Presentation, Prayer and Song: "Ever New: Exploring the Possibility of Women Deacons in the Catholic Church." 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Natalie Terry and Luke Hansen, SJ, will speak to the complex historical, theological and contemporary pastoral questions the commission instituted by Pope Francis is likely to explore. Discussion follows. Information: www.stperpetua.org. Contact: Suzanne Bregman, 925-708-0720 or sgbregman@msn.com.

Saturday, Aug. 13
Chorus Without Borders Benefit Concert for St. Mary's Center. 2 p.m. at Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland. Performers include The Rockridge Chorale, The Minsteracres Rubato Singers (Northumberland, England), and The Variety Pack Singers (East Bay, California). Proceeds will benefit St. Mary's Center program for homeless seniors with mental illness. Tickets: $20. For details and online tickets go to www.rockridgechorale.org; Call or email: Teresa: 510-388-5710 teresa_countryman@rockridgechorale.org.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

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, July 21
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.

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.

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

Saturday, July 30
Concert: Daegeon Chamber Choir. 5 p.m. Mass at St. Philip Neri Church, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda. Founded in 1996, the Daegeon Chamber Choir was named after St. Andrew Daegeon Kim, the first Korean Catholic priest and a martyr. The choir's focus is on Renaissance and Baroque eras. Information: 510-373-5200.

Friday, August 19
A Night of Catholic Comedy – Late Night Catechism: Sister's Summer School. 8 p.m. at Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. The solo show, which has been described as part catechism class, part stand-up, will take audience members, especially those who attended Catholic school, back to the "good old days" when Sister ruled the classroom and could inspire utter silence with a single glare. Tickets are $35 to $60 for adults, $16 for students/military personnel. For tickets or more information call 925-373-6800 or visit www.lvpac.org and click "summer shows."

Through August 28
Summer exhibits at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art. At 1928 Saint Mary's College Road in Moraga. Reflections in Water: Selections by the California Art Club. California Art Club artists share the serenity they have found by the water's edge as they reconnect with nature, recharge the spirit and reflect upon life's many wonders. Information: 925-631-4379.

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Parish celebrations

Sunday, Aug. 14
St. Stephen Parish 50th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon. 10 a.m. Mass at St. Stephen Church, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Luncheon to follow in parish hall. 925-939-3826.

Sunday, Sept. 25
St. Jerome Parish 75th Jubilee Celebration. 11 a.m. Mass at 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. Dinner at Galileo Club in Richmond will follow. Information: 510-525-0876 or stjeromeec.org.

October date TBA
St. Mary, Immaculate Conception 75th anniversary. 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Information: 510-891-8900 or www.stmary-wc.org.

Sunday, Nov. 27
St. Lawrence O'Toole 100th anniversary Mass. 3725 High St, Oakland. Information: 510-530-0761. TBA

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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, July 12, 26
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, 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.

Saturday, July 23
Why Does it Hurt so Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-533-4114.

Saturday, August 13
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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