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November 7, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 19   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Fatima — the movie
2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to three children in Portugal. A new motion picture recounts the Fatima story. Learn about it from Natasha Howes, producer of the Fatima Project, who will be the guest speaker at the Catholics@Work breakfast at 7 a.m. Nov. 8 at Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville. Mass is offered at 6:30 a.m. For prices, reservations and more information, www.catholicsatwork.com.


New Events

Friday, Nov. 11
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry/Grilled Cheese and Pasta Too. 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. $7 per person; $7 takeout per box; $3 kids 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. All veterans and active military eat free (valid ID required). Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council 7987.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Zydeco Dance. 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Featuring Mark St. Mary. Tickets: $15 presale; $20 at the door. Great gumbo, red beans and rice, boudin link. Children under 13 not permitted. Information: 510-799-3845 or 510-437-1905 Sponsored by the St. Columba Ladies of St. Peter Claver.

Annual Fall Double Down Fundraiser for Bay Area Crisis Nursery. 6:30 p.m. at Cobra Experience Museum, 777 Arnold Drive, Martinez. General admission: $95 per person. www.bayareacrisisnursery.org/events/casinonight.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Dorothy Day and the Works of Mercy with Anne Symens-Bucher. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $40 cost includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration. 2:45 p.m. at St. Felicitas Parish, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Begins with procession. Very Rev. George Mockel, diocesan vicar general, will preside, Bishop Emeritus John Cummins will concelebrate. Information: Sister Rosaline Nguyen, 510-628-2153 or rnguyen@oakdiocese.org.

Nov. 18 to 20
Don't Waste Your Grief with Rev. Padraig Greene. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $235 private room/$205 shared room. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Monthly Speaker Series. 10:30 a.m. to noon at St. Mary's Cathedral Event Center, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. "Reflections on the Year of Mercy," a presentation by the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone. Free. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy begins at 10:15 a.m., also in the Event Center below the cathedral. Information: 415-567-2020 or www.stmarycathedralsf.org.

The Church is a Multi-Colored Garden: Multicultural Images of God. 3 to 5 p.m. at the School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Through Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS's art and stories, the presentation celebrates the colorful and cultural diversity of the Church — from Black Madonnas to St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Participants are invited to bring a sacred image from their own cultural background to share and a dish. Mass and reception. Suggested donation: $40. Registration: satgtu.org/course-offerings.

Closing the Year of Mercy at St. Anne Parish. 3:15 to 6 p.m. at 1600 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. Rev. Howard Evans, OFM, from San Damiano Retreat in Danville will present "Preparation for and Reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation; followed by Mass concelebrated by Revs. Evans, Joseph Parekkatt and George De Roza, SSC. Information: Margaret Bybee, 925-932-2324 or st_annes@comcast.net.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 9 a.m. at St. Louis Bertrand Parish, 1410 100th Ave., Oakland to Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Information: Hector Medina, 510-496-7224 or hmedina@oakdiocese.org. oakdiocese.org/peregrinacion.

Preparing Our Hearts — Advent Prayer through Art. 9 a.m. to noon at Dominican Center Art Room, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Tickets: $25. RSVP before Nov. 26 at bit.ly/2016PreparingRHearts.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Women's Retreat: Grateful Heart. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. Facilitator, Sister Eva Marie Lumas, SSS, Sister of Social Service, cultural competency trainer and community projects coordinator. Cost: $25. Registration fee includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

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SPIRITUALITY

Nov. 7, 14, 21
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.

Nov. 8, 15, 22
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.

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.

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.

Wednesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 23
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, 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.

Friday, Nov. 25
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
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

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.

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.

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.

Nov. 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.

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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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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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 Rev. Padraig Greene, parish relationship director.

Nov. 8 and 22, 2016
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. Information: 925-939-8149.

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

Dec. 3 and 4
Parish outreach, St. David of Wales Church, 5641 Esmond Ave., Richmond. 510-237-1531.

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Holiday Workshop Schedule

The Uninvited Guest this Holiday Season — GRIEF.

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

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