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September 5, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 15   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Fall Festivals

Saturday, Sept. 10
62nd Annual St. Leander Community Festival. 474 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Free admission! Sept. 10: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Granny's Attic Rummage Sale. Rummage Sale Preview (5 p.m., Sept. 9). Stleanderchurch.org; 510-351-4144.

Sept. 16 to 17
St. Anne Fall Festival and Craft Fair. 2800 Camino Diablo, Byron 925-634-6625, www.stannebyron.com.

Sept. 16, 17, 18
All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Sept. 16: 6 to 10 p.m., adult alumni and parent mixer; Sept. 17: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sept. 18: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; allsaintshayward.org, 510-581-2570.

Saturday Sept. 24
St. David School and Parish Annual Fall Festival and Pasta Dinner. 11 a.m. at 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Pasta dinner on Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m. 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

Sept. 24, 25
Oktoberfest in September, St. Joseph School, 1961 Plum St., Pinole. Sept. 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 25: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 510-724-0242.

St. Clement Parish Festival. 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; phone: 510-582-7282

Our Lady of Grace Festival. 3433 Somerset Ave. Castro Valley. Sept. 24: noon to 10 p.m., Sept. 25: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. www.olgfestival.com.

Sept. 30, Oct. 1
St. John's Harvest Fall Festival. 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Sept. 30: 5 to 10 p.m.; Oct. 1 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1
St. Joseph Elementary School El Rancho 2016. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. 510-522-4456 or www.stjosephalameda.org.

Oct. 1, 2
St. Michael Parish Fall Festival. 458 Maple St., Livermore. Bayou Ball Dinner Dance sponsored by Knights of Columbus. 925-447-1585.

Saturday, Oct. 15
St. Philip Neri-St. Albert the Great Parish Fun Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3120 Van Buren St., Alameda. 510-373-5200.

Sunday, Oct. 16
St. Jarlath Parish Festival. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. 510-532-2068.

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New Events

Tuesday, Sept. 6
Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice, through the Ear to the Heart, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Led by Devi Mathieu. No experience with medieval music; no reservations. Suggested offering, $10 to 20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Contemplative Day of Prayer led by Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam. 9:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. "I am the vine, you are the branches: Called to be conspirators in God's pilot project." Presentation, personal reflection, sharing, Eucharist. Suggested offering: $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Study Circle, Year 2. 7 to 8:30 p.m., Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Conveners: Sisters Raya Hanlon, Margaret Diener, Ruth Droege. Call ahead. Free will offering. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Memorial Mass for Rev. Michael Morris, OP, 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.

Friday, Sept. 9
St. Raymond Fish Fry (grilled cheese and pasta too). 5 to 7 p.m., 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. $7 per person and takeout per box; $3 kids 6-12; free for 5 and under. In honor of Sept. 11, all active first responders (police and fire) eat free. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council 7987.

Saturday, Sept. 10
Bocce Ball Tournament and Fundraiser benefiting St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County and Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County. 2 to 7 p.m. at Bocce Ball courts at Waterfront Park in Martinez. For bocce ball players at all levels. Admission is $59 per person and includes dinner, beverages and bocce ball play. Registration: www.svdp-cc.org or www.loavesfishescc.org. Contact: Barbara Hunt, b.hunt@svdp-cc.org or Joleen Lafayette, Joleen@loavesfishescc.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Catholics@Work 2016-2017 Speaker Series begins with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. 7 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Bishop Barber addresses the plight of Oakland's Catholic schools and his plan to open a new Cristo Rey High School in the diocese. $20 members/$30 non-members. catholicsatwork.com, 415-235-3513.

Sept. 14 to Oct. 19
Open Door for Returning Catholics. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church (Room A) 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Returning Catholics program provides a supportive atmosphere to explore questions and concerns about returning. Contact Kimberly, 925-846-0892 or send email to CCOPReturningCatholics@gmail.com or bitly/ReturningCatholics for details.

Sept. 14, 20
Celebration of JustFaith's 16 years in the Diocese of Oakland. 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mullen Commons, St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. RSVP: Meg Bowerman, volunteer coordinator for JustFaith in the East Bay, meg@justfaitheastbay.org.

Thursday, Sept. 15

Discussion: Addressing End of Life Care Options, Reflections of a Hospice Nurse, San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Presenter: Nurse Colleen R. Baker; $10; 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 16 to 18
Speaking in Peace with Each Other (Interfaith Retreat) with Rev. Tom Bonacci, CP; Rev. Will McGarvey and others. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, $205 shared room/$235 private room. Registration/information: 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or www.sandamiano.org.

Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 9, 23
Introduction to Centering Prayer Series. Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, led by Catherine Regan and Joy Andrews Hayter. Centering prayer prepares us to receive the gift of God's presence. $85 registration for all four sessions, $40 first session. Registration online or dial 650-340-7454.

Sept. 26, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 11
School of Applied Theology (SAT) courses to consider: St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Sept. 26: Julian of Norwich and the Spirituality of Desire, presented by Lisa Fullam. 1 to 3 p.m., $40; Sept. 27 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and 28: (10 a.m. to noon) Thomas Merton: Mystic, Prophet, Artist, presented by Clare Ronzani. $120; Oct. 4: Discerning the Sacred Images on the Canvas of Our Souls, presented by Arthur Poulin, OSB Cam., 10 a.m. to noon with additional opportunities for contemplative creativity from 1 to 3 p.m. $100; Oct. 11: Healing Emotional Wounds, presented by David Richo. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $80. For registration: satgtu.org/course-offerings or 510-652-1651. Continuing education units available.

Sept. 30 to Oct. 2
Franciscan Spirituality Retreat: Franciscans as Missionaries. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Led by Rev. Eddie Fronske, Anna Reno and Sister Doris Gerke. Cost: $205 shared room/$235 private room. Information: 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or www.sandamiano.org.

Oct. 3, 4
Transitus of St. Francis (Oct.3). 7 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Join the San Damiano community as we remember the passing of St. Francis in song and prayer. Followed by a reception. Consider spending the night with us and celebrating the Feast Day of St. Francis. 10 a.m. Mass (Oct. 4). Information: 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or www.sandamiano.org.

Friday, Oct. 14
St. John Vianney Annual Golf Tournament. 11 a.m. start with registration at Poppy Ridge Golf Club, 4280 Greenville Road, Lafayette. Shotgun start at noon; scramble format. Wine tasting and buffet dinner at 5 p.m. Cost: $175 per golfer for golf cart, box lunch, wine tasting and dinner. Save $25 if you register and pay before Oct. 1. Tickets for wine tasting and dinner only are $55. Online registration: sjvianney.org. Mail registration form and check to St. John Vianney Church, 1605 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.

80th Anniversary Celebration of the East Bay District of the Italian Catholic Federation. At Aqua e' Farina, 22622 Main St., Hayward. The event begins with no host cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. $35 per person. Reservations can be made through your branch. The deadline is Oct. 3.

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SPIRITUALITY

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26
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.

Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
Men of St Joseph meeting at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., at Ourspace room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Information: michaelgallagher1025@outlook.com.

Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

Sept. 13, 27
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

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.

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TAIZE

(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)

Sunday, Sept. 18
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 UMC, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.

Friday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.

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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., 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 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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Parish Celebrations

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.

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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

September to June
Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality 10-month program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year. For more information: Paul Loh at paul.loh1962@gmail.com or 510-384-4576 or Harry Hutzel at harry.hutzel@yahoo.com or 650-392-4856.

Saturday, Sept. 17
St. Martin de Porres Family of Schools All Class Reunion. At St. Columba Parish Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave, Oakland. Event for alumni of Sacred Heart, St. Patrick and St. Columba elementary schools. $50 per person. Cash raffle. Music, no host bar, friendship. Proceeds go to Emeritus Bishop John Cummins Scholarship Fund. Visit website at stmdp.org or Eventbrite.com for ticket sales.

Sunday, Sept. 18
An Affair to Remember, San Damiano's Fall Auction and Dinner, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $75. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Sundays, Sept. 18 to Nov. 20
Alpha Course at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, 10:15 a.m. Sundays in the multipurpose room; Explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share your point of view. RSVP: Rosemarie, RMcKenney@sjasr.org.

Sept. 18 to April 13
Bible Timeline: Story of Salvation. A 24-week study course at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon. RSVP: Rosemarie, RMcKenney@sjasr.org.

Sept. 19 to Nov. 17
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, an eight-week study course at St. Joan of Arc, 2601 San Ramon Valley Road in San Ramon. RSVP: Rosemarie, RMcKenney@sjasr.org.

Friday, Sept. 23
Tony Lema Invitational, at Boundary Oak Golf Club in Walnut Creek, benefiting St. Elizabeth High School. Shotgun start: noon Cost: $175 per player, which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, registration gifts, prizes and contests. Live and silent auctions. To register visit www.stliz-hs.org and click under the "Support SEHS" tab. Contact: Brandon Garcelon, bgarcelon@stliz-hs.org or dial 510-532-8947, ext. 9120

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Sept. 8, 22
Grief Workshop. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Pre-registration unnecessary. Information: Eleanor, 925-846-8708.

Thursday, Sept. 15
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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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, Sept. 6, 20
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, Sept. 14
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, Sept. 8
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, Sept. 10
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, Sept. 24

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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