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October 24, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 18   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


New Events

Thursday, Oct. 27
Catholics and the 2016 Election. 7 to 8:15 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Luke Hansen, SJ, a former associate editor of America magazine will address how the Catholic social tradition might assist a person navigating the complicated terrain of this election.

Saturday, Oct. 29
CCOP Annual Red Cross Blood Drive. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., John Paul II Center, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Sponsored by Pleasanton Knights of Columbus. Register online at redbloodcross.org/RapidPass Sponsor Code: CCOP. Click on 10/29 CCOP or dial Red Cross 800-733-2767.
Health Workshop: Lifestyle and Health Management of Chronic Conditions. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at RotaCare Pittsburg Free Clinic, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, 2210 Gladstone Drive, Pittsburg. Learn how to manage chronic conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Aquinas on Beauty: A Public Lecture by Fran O'Rourke. 7:30 p.m. at DSPT Blackfriars Gallery, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. O'Rourke is emeritus professor of philosophy, University College, Dublin. RSVP: www.dspt.edu/events/detail/aquinas-on-beauty.

Nov. 2, 9 and 16
Living with Alzheimer's: For people with early stage Alzheimer's and care partners. At the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Additional information, meeting times and room location provided after registration is complete. Pre-registration is required. Information: Lan Trinh at 408-372-9982 or ltrinh@alz.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
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 previous experience with medieval music; no reservations. Suggested offering, $10-20; 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Contemplation Day of Prayer led by Joe Nassal, CPPS. 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. "The Day After: Discovering Hope in Difficult Times." Presentation, personal reflection, sharing, concluding with Eucharist. Suggested offering, $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Encounter with Jesus. 5 p.m. vigil Mass at St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Free event. Followed by potluck fellowship. Presented by the Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Diocese of Oakland (CEDDO).

Voci Women's Ensemble Concert. 2 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble, directed by Anne K. Hege, celebrates its 25th Anniversary by presenting "Voci Playlist," a selection of favorite repertoire chosen by Voci singers, past directors and accompanists. Tickets: $25 suggested donation at the door; $20 advance; $15 students; free for children between 6 and 12. Available at the door or online at www.vocisings.org. Information: 510-531-8714.

Monday, Nov. 14
Mass of Remembrance. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Bring a small picture of your loved one if you wish. Kathy Helfrich, 925-963-3739.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Eighth Annual Funding Hopes and Dreams Dinner and Auction. 6 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Union City, 32083 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. A benefit for Moreau Catholic High School Tuition Assistance Program. Speaker: Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Shawna Schwarz, 1981 alumni; emcee will be Michael Carroll, class of 1983, alumni speaker James Capurro, class of 2010, and student speaker Kadija Samura, class of 2017. $125 per person, with sponsorships available ($1,500 to $5,000. Information: Diana (Straggas) DeFrance '76 at 510-881-4330 or ddefrance@moreaucatholic.org.

Sunday, Nov. 20
Voci Women's Ensemble Concert. 4 p.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble, directed by Anne K. Hege, celebrates its 25th Anniversary by presenting "Voci Playlist," a selection of favorite repertoire chosen by Voci singers, past directors and accompanists. Tickets: $25 suggested donation at the door; $20 advance; $15 students; free for children between 6 and 12. Available at the door or online at www.vocisings.org. Information: 510-531-8714.

Saturday, Nov. 26
St. Leander's Meridians 32nd Annual Sports Collectors Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St Leander's Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Vintage sports memorabilia (1880s-2010s). Free verbal appraisals for pre 1975 items ONLY). Door prizes; admission $4; $2 for those under 5 or over 65. Benefits St Leander Parish and local charities. Information, Mark at 510-538-6245.

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SPIRITUALITY

Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7
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, St. Columba Church, 6409 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, free. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8
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: michaelgallagher1025@outlook.com.

Oct. 25, Nov. 8, 22
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, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9
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.

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TAIZE

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

Friday, Oct. 28
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.

Friday, Nov. 18
8 to 9 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Information: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.

Sunday, Nov. 20
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taizé. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Congregational, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.

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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
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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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

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. Homemade items created by Sisters, associates and friends of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Ticket raffles, donated baskets, entertainment. Contact: Kathy Noether at knoether@aol.com or www.HeartsAsWide.com.

Through Oct. 31
"Syria Before the War" exhibit at Mercy Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mercy Center Art Gallery, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Photographs by Menlo Park resident Frances Freyberg, who has traveled to more than 60 countries. www.francesfreyberg.com. Information: www.mercy-center.org.

Nov. 3 to Dec. 5
November courses at the School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland, 510-652-1651. Nov. 3, 10, 17, 10 a.m. to noon: Conscience and Consciousness: Issues in Moral Theology, presented by Rev. Gerald Coleman, PSS. Cost: $120; Nov. 3, 7 to 9 p.m.: The Unitive Aspects of Sexuality and Beauty, presented by Rev. Bede Healey, OSB Cam. Register to reserve your place. $30 suggested donation at the door; Nov. 7 to 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Growing in Compassion in a Violent World, presented by Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. Cost: $200; Nov. 7, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Life to the Full: Discerning What's Next in My Life, Ministry or Career, presented by James Briggs. Cost: $120; Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Coming Home to Who You Are, presented by David Richo. Cost: $80. For registration go to www.satgtu.org/course-offerings or dial 510-652-1651. Continuing Education Units are available.

Nov. 4 to 5
Gala and Boutique at St. Bonaventure Church Large Hall, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Nov. 4: 6 to 8 p.m., "Winter Wonderland," wine, appetizers, auction, raffles, wine pull, boutique and Country Kitchen; Nov. 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classy Crafters Boutique and Country Kitchen continues. Free admission. Proceeds benefit church food pantry. 925-672-5800.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Pax Christi Northern California's Annual Regional Assembly. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth High School, 1500 34th Ave., Oakland. Theme: "Building Peace in a Conflicted World." Keynote speaker: Ken Butigan. Workshops include: sanctuary movement, Islamophobia and police-community relations in communities of color. Special recognition to be given to Bishop O'Dowd senior Nicholas Dressler who won multimedia contest.

Exploring the Path of Modern Martyrs/Explorando el Camino de los Mártires Modernos Archbishop Oscar Romero and Father Rutilio Grande. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Dominican Center, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont [enter off Mission Tierra]. Presenter: Ana María Pineda, RSM, associate professor, Santa Clara University. Sponsored by Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education & Spirituality. Information, 510-933-6334. $20 suggested donation. RSVP by Nov. 1 at http://bit.ly/RomeroGrande.

November 19, 20
Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Olive oil, fruitcakes, art, plants, handmade gifts, face painting, raffle. 510-933-6334 or www.msjdominicans.org.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, Nov. 17
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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Holiday Workshop Schedule

The Uninvited Guest this Holiday Season — GRIEF.

Saturday, Oct. 22
11 a.m. at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel, 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. Information: 510-533-4114.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. Information: 510-234-2012.

7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church; 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Information: 925-484-5020.

Thursday, Nov. 10
7 p.m. at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel, 1140 'B' Street, Hayward. Information: 510-581-1234.

Saturday, Nov. 12
10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Loss of a Child/Suicide Support. Information: 925-939-8149.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon. Information: 925-830-0600.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
7 p.m. at Holy Spirit/Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Information: 510-848-7812.

Sunday, Dec. 25
3 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.

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CATHOLIC FUNERAL & CEMETERY SERVICE, MINISTRY EVENTS & SUPPORT GROUPS

Presented by the Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services Grief Ministries, Diocese of Oakland. Sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Facilitated by Rec. Padraig Greene, parish relationship director.

Oct. 29 and Oct. 30
Parish Outreach, Church of the Good Shepherd; 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg 94565; 925-432-6404.

Nov. 12 and Nov. 13
Parish Outreach, Our Lady of Good Counsel; 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro; 510-614-2765.

Nov. 8 and 22, 2016
Why Does It Hurt So Much? — 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Saturday, Nov. 26
Why Does It Hurt So Much? — 11 a.m. at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel, 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. 510-533-4114 Fourth Saturday of each month.

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