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November 21, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 20   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Frederica Von Stade
in SJND benefit

Renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will perform with pianist Donna Stoering in a concert benefitting Alameda's St. Joseph Notre Dame High School at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Admission is free, however donations will benefit scholarships at SJND. The hour-long concert is part of the 2 by 2 at 2 Series. Information: www.listenforlife.org/notesfornourishment.


New Events

Saturday, Dec. 3
Magnificat December Prayer Breakfast. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary Parish, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Guest speaker Christine Watkins will share her story of salvation from life as an atheist to a life centered on Christ. Tickets: $25 or $30 after Nov. 26. Information/reservations: Jennifer Rogers, 510-709-8449 or magnificatsoti@yahoo.com; www.magnificatsoti.org.

Dec. 5, 12
The Primacy of the Gospel. 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Chapel, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. This two-part series on the primacy of the Gospel in our Christian tradition is free. 510-654-7600, StColumba1898@gmail.com; www.stcolumba-oak.com.

Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 21
The Cup of Our Life: A Women's Spirituality Group. 1 to 3 p.m., large parlor, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont [enter off Mission Tierra]. Join us, using the book; The Cup of Our Life to explore our relationship with God, encountered in our daily lives and experience. first and third Wednesdays, $10 per session. Facilitator: Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP. Register at http://bit.ly/2016CupofLife or call for more information, 510-933-6360. Presented by Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education & Spirituality.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Encounter with Jesus. Noon at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 606 Mellus St., Martinez. Presented by the Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Diocese of Oakland (CEDDO). Potluck fellowship afterward. www.oakdiocese.org/ministries-pastoral/worship/eucharistic-devotion.

Day at the Races. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Golden Gate Turf Club, 1110 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley. $45 donation includes valet parking, racing program and a buffet luncheon. Sponsored by the Knights of Peter Claver, Council 127 of St. Columba Church, Oakland. Contact: Andrew Peters, 510-228-1527.

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Mindfulness Meditation for Healing and Wholeness. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont, (enter off Mission Tierra). Each session includes a spiritual focus and practice. Registration: http://bit.ly/CESMindfulness2 or 510-933-6360. Presented by Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education & Spirituality.

Dec. 17 and 18
St. Gerard Women's Club Christmas Bake Sale and Raffle. After 4:30 p.m. Mass, Dec. 17, and after all Masses, Dec. 18 at St. John the Baptist Church, 264 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Brenda Silva, 510-276-8745; Cheryl Hoffmann, 510-278-2906.

Dec. 30 to Jan. 1
New Year's Retreat: Did You Miss What Just Happened? with Father Pat Foley. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $235 for a private room and $205 for shared room. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

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SPIRITUALITY

Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12
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. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13
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. 22, Dec. 13
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, Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14
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. 25
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.

Friday, Dec. 16
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, Dec. 18
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taizé. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 399 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, 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 W. 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.

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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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, Dec. 15
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa, 7 to 9 p.m. third Thursdays at St. Mary of the Immaculate 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.

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.

Dec. 13, 27
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.

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Holiday Workshop Schedule

The Uninvited Guest this Holiday Season — GRIEF.

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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