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January 23, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Elizabeth House benefit
Mark your calendars for the Oakland Elizabeth House annual benefit luncheon 10:30 a.m. to noon May 4, reception and boutique followed by luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. at the Claremont Country Club, 5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland. Featuring guest speaker: Regina Jackson, president and CEO, East Oakland Youth Development Center.


New Events

Saturday, Jan. 28
St. Patrick Parish's Annual Crab Feast. 6 p.m., happy hour, 7 p.m. crab feasting in Father Howard Center, 1630-10th St., Oakland. Tickets: $50 (no take outs or tickets sold at the door). Contact: parish office, 510-444-1081 (leave a message); Mary Loggins, 510-532-5003; Mary Washington, 510-535-0912.

Saturday, Feb. 4
Gilligan's Island at SJND, crab feed and auction, 5 to 11 p.m. in Kelly Gymnasium, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. Benefit for tuition assistance, athletics and academic excellence. Register online: https://sjnd.ejoinme.org/Registration. More information: Nicky Hagan, 510-995-9454 or nhagan@sjnd.org.

Sunday, Feb. 12
Valentine's Dinner and Movie at San Damiano. 5 to 9 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $50 per person (adults only, please). 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or katerik@sandamiano.org; www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Feb. 18
Living Our Faith: A Dialogue with Scholars and Students. 7 to 9 p.m. at Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. A Christian-Muslim dialogue with Ali Ataie, professor at Zaytuna College and Sister Marianne Farina, professor at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, both in Berkeley. Information: Kara Speltz, kara4peace@aol.com.

Sunday, Feb. 19
Pasta dinner at San Damiano. Seating is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. For more information and to register: www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Sunday, Feb. 26
Sacred Heart Parish Mardi Gras 2017. 4 p.m. (no-host bar), 5 p.m. (dinner), dancing until 10 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 4025 Martin Luther King Jr., Way, Oakland. $40 per person. Raffle and door prizes. This is an adult-only event. Advance purchase required. No tickets sold at the door. Information/tickets: Gilda Costa, 510-652-2855.

January/February
Courses offered at the School of Applied Theology located at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Jan. 30: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Living Contemplatively, presented by Rev. Michael Fish, OSB Cam., $160; Feb. 6 and 7: 10 a.m. to noon, Dreams, presented by Rev. Bernard LoCoco, FSC, $80; Feb. 13: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sexuality and Spirituality in the 21st Century, presented by Rev. Bede Healey, OSB Cam., $80; Feb. 14, 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Self-Compassion, Self-Care, presented by David Richo, $160; For registration go to www.satgtu.org/course-offerings or dial 510-652-1651.

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SPIRITUALITY

Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6
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.

Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7

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

Jan. 24, Feb. 14, 28

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, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15

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 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, Jan. 20
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.

Friday, Jan. 27
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Sunday, Feb. 19
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. To schedule: 925-689-0838.

Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. 510-797-1660.

St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. at Fourth St., Livermore. To schedule: 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.

Wednesdays
6 to 7 p.m.: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; Confessions: 6 to 6:45 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. 510-843-2244; www.stjosephtheworkerchurch.org.

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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RETREATS

Jan. 27 to 29
Performing Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways (Franciscan Spirituality Retreat) with Rev. Joe Chinnici, OFM. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $235 private room/$205 shared room. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Feb. 7, March 14
Music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Through the ear to the heart with Devi Mathieu. Suggested donation: $10-$20. Information: 415-457-7727 or www.santasabinacenter.org.

Feb. 10 to 12
Valentine's Retreat for Married Couples: "How to Dance When the Music Changes" with Rev. Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM, and Richard and Karla Obernesser. At San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $340 per couple. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

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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

Jan. 27 and 28
Eighth Convocation of the College of Fellows. Jan. 27: starts at 8:30 a.m.; Jan. 28: starts at 9 a.m. at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. "The Stewardship of Knowledge and Evangelization in our Culture." The symposium is one extended conversation from a variety of perspectives. Panelists will offer short presentations to prompt conversation. RSVP for any or all sessions at www.picatic.com/stewardship.

Saturday, Jan. 28
Creating Authentic Relationships series with Barbara Gordon Kaleva. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $30 per session (includes lunch). Final session. Information/ registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Melkite Greek Catholic Church Divine Liturgy. 5 p.m. in the Gesu Chapel of the Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 Leroy Ave., Berkeley. Rev. Christopher Hadley, SJ, and Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, pastor of St. Elias Melkite Church in Los Gatos, will concelebrate. Service in English. All are welcome. Roman Catholics may fulfill their Sunday obligation by attending this Divine Liturgy. www.steliasmelkite.org.

Hope for Haiti: Education dinner. 5:30 p.m., St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Celebrate seven years of keeping 100 children in school in collaboration with the Grand Ravine Community Human Rights Council of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — and help fund the eighth year. Haitian dinner, music by The Whistler and address by Jean-Ernest Point-Du-Jour, Haitian manager of the scholarship program. $20 adults; $10 children. Can pay at the door. haitischolarships.weebly.com.

Crab feed. 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. crab feed at St. Jarlath Parish Hall, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. New York steak optional. Cost: $40 for adults, $23 children; $50 for both steak and crab. Information: Arvid Edson, 510-453-6726; John West, 510-305-1144 or parish office, 510-532-2068. No tickets will be sold at the door. Deadline for ticket sales is Jan. 25. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Magellan Council 2730.

Through Jan. 29
January Growing in Faith Experience at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Three weeks featuring 37 different speakers in 43 workshops, including six that will take place mid-day. Radio personality, Trent Horn will provide two keynote addresses, Answering Atheism on Jan. 23 and Why be a Catholic on Jan 24. Learn more at www.sjasr.org/GIFT or register at http://gift2017.eventbrite.com/.

Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10
Mindful Meditation for Healing and Wholeness. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Registration and refreshments begin at 10 a.m. Gratitude offering. Sister Joan Prohaska, OP, facilitator; Lynette Gullings, RN, wellness coordinator; Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP, spiritual director. Registration: http://bit.ly/2017Mindfulness or 510-933-6360.

Saturday, Feb. 11
Birthright of Livermore benefit dinner and auction, 5:30 p.m. in Moran Hall at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Speakers: Phil Sandoval, iHeart Radio, Rev. Bob Mendonça, St. Raymond parochial vicar. $40 per adult, $20 per child under 10. RSVP by Feb. 1 to Birthright, 1010 Murrieta Blvd., Livermore 94550. 925-449-5887. Co-hosted with Knights of Columbus, Father Murphy Council.

Feb. 11 and 12
Parish Outreach at St. Peter Martyr Parish, 740 Black Diamond St., Pittsburg. Information: 925-432-4771.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, Feb. 16
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.

Grief Support

Jan. 23, Feb. 9, 23
Grief Support Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration necessary. These bi-monthly sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Eleanor Flatley at 925-846-8708.

Jan. 24, Feb. 14 and 28
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.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Wednesdays at St. Joseph Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. Information: 510-234-2012.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Why Does It Hurt Do Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B St., Hayward. Information: 510-581-1234.

Thursday, Feb. 9
It Does Not Have to Hurt Forever. At St. Joseph Parish, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Information: 510-741-4900.

Saturday, Feb. 11
Loss of a Child. 10 a.m. second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.

Saturday, Feb. 11
Suicide Support. Noon second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. Information: 510-533-4114.

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