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 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. Edward Parish Fall Festival. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 5588 Thornton Ave., Newark, 510-797-0241.
St. Jarlath Parish Festival. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland, 510-532-2068.
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Thursday, Sept. 22
Falls Prevention Awareness Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free workshops and activities to help you prevent falls and keep you safe in your home. Sponsored by Peace of Mind Home Care of Alameda, 510-828-5906
Sept. 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. Register: 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
A Knight of Champions: Silver Chalice Awards dinner honoring Oakland physician Robert J. Stein, 6 p.m. at St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco. Tickets: $200 and up available at www.orderofmaltaclinic.com.
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, 1650 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. No host cocktails, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. $35 per person. Reservations can be made through your local ICF branch. The deadline is Oct. 3.
Saturday, Oct. 29
A Fair of the Arts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Notre Dame High School, 596 S. Second St., San Jose. The fair includes many homemade items created by Sisters, Associates, and friends of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. All proceeds support the Sisters and their missions in Africa and Latin America. Events included at the fair will be ticket raffles, donated baskets, entertainment, plants, and the Sunflower Café. Contact: Kathy Noether at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.HeartsAsWide.com.
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Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3
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; email@example.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. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11
Men of St Joseph meeting at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays, at Ourspace room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12
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. 27, Oct. 11
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.
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.
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(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)
Friday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.
Sunday, Oct. 16
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taize. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, 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., 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 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, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. 510-522-0181.
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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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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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 visitwww.stliz-hs.org and click under the "Support SEHS" tab. Contact: Brandon Garcelon, firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 510-532-8947, ext. 9120
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Sept. 22, Oct. 13, 27
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, Oct. 20
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 email@example.com. 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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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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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. 20, Oct. 11
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, 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.
Saturday, Oct. 8
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, Oct. 12
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, Oct. 13
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.