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March 6, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Lenten SPIRITUALITY

Mondays, March 6 to April 10
Saints and Sinners, Popes and Problems, Creeds and Councils: A six-week Lenten Journey. 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Rev. Thomas C. Weston, SJ, will draw on examples from church history to explore ways to deepen our life of faith, leading to the Rite of Reconciliation and the Stations of the Cross. 510-451-1790, lourdesoakland@icloud.com, LourdesOakland.com

Tuesdays, March 7 to April 25
Lenten Book Series: A Pilgrimage through Lent and Beyond with Kathy Miranda. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $20 per session or $140 for the series. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Wednesdays, March 8 to April 5
Lenten Taizé Prayer Services. 7 to 8 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat., 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315. Free.

March 12, 13, 14
Lenten Revival at St. Patrick Church, 1023 Peralta St., Oakland. Deacon Willis Daniels of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, will preach. Schedule: March 12, 10:30 a.m. Mass; March 13 and March 14 at 7 p.m. Information: 510-444-1081 or stpatricksecy@aol.com.

March 13, 14 and 15
Lenten Mission. 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Parish, 1313 A St., Antioch. Three-evening Lenten Mission of preaching, story-telling, reflection and song. Details: 925-757-4020.

March 15, 22, 29
Lenten Series: Building Bridges for a Peaceful Future. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. (immediately following the 6 p.m. Mass and soup dinner) in Stack Hall at Our Lady of Grace Parish, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Speakers: March 15: Saundra Hodges on Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future; March 22: Deacon Matt Dulka on Developments in Catholic Peace Making; March 29: Lorin Peters on Gandhian Non-Violence. Free. Information: Dennise at 510-538-6071 or Saundra at 510-889-8132.

Friday, March 31
Lenten Day of Prayer. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Facilitated by Sister Bernadette (Bernie) Hart, RSM. Bring your Bible for Lectio Divina and journal for personal reflections. $20. Registration deadline: March 24. Bring a bag lunch. Register at 650-340-7454 or www.reachandteach.com/mercycenter/index.php?l=product_detail&p=424.

April 13 to16
Holy Week Retreat with Rev. Ken Laverone, OFM, and the staff of San Damiano. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $255 for a private room or $220 for a shared room. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.


New Events

March 10 to 12
40-Hour Eucharistic Adoration. St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1219 Excelsior, Oakland. Adoration begins at 2 p.m. March 10; Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m. Adoration ends with the 7 a.m. Sunday Mass March 12 in the Extraordinary Form.

Saturday, March 11
Assumption School's 28th Auction, Dinner & Dance. 5 p.m. at the Colombo Club, 5321 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Information/tickets www.assumptionschool-sl.org. Information: Auction Chairperson, Renee Weiland, reneeweiland@yahoo.com; www.assumptionschool-sl.org.

Tuesday, March 14
Guides for the Perplexed: Aquinas and al-Ghazali on the Moral Life. 7:30p.m. at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Marianne Farina, CSC, professor of Philosophy and Theology, will explore the theological ethics of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and St. Thomas Aquinas. Light reception will follow. Information and RSVP: www.dspt.edu/aquinas2017.

March 16 through May 11
Grief Workshop. Eight Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. (except April 13) at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Donation , $15. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Information: Eleanor Flatley, 925-846-8708.

Friday, March 17
Holy Hour for Priests. 10:30 a.m. third Fridays, St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. The monthly Holy Hour for Priests is a service by the Prelature of Opus Dei. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available during Holy Hour and a luncheon hosted by St. Margaret Mary Parish follows. Information/reservations: 510-482-0596.

March 17, 19
Diablo Choral Artists presents a Choral Concert of Music by Dvorák, Schubert and Bruckner, featuring Dvorák's "Mass in D Major." Mark Tuning; Music Director, John R.S. Walko, accompanist. March 17: 8 p.m. at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek; March 19, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. Details/tickets, www.dcachorus.org, 925-680-7089, info@dcachorus.org.

Saturday, March 18

Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit (Christian Meditation Day) with Sister Barbara Hazzard. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost, $55, includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner. 5:30 p.m., no host bar; 6:30 p.m. dinner at Ryan O'Connell Hall, St. Leander Parish, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Corned beef or chicken, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, roll, dessert, coffee. Tickets: $15/adults, $7.50/children under 12 years. Door prize and raffle. Tickets available at the St. Leander Parish Office. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 16. Information: 510-895-5631. Fundraiser benefits the St. Leander Conference of St. Vincent de Paul.

Book reading: "Dorothy Day, The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother," By Kate Hennessy. 7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish/Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Day was the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. Information: Kara@kara4peace@aol.com.

Thursday, March 30
Spring Into Action Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. Benefitting the Birthright of Concord Pregnancy Support Center. Guest speaker: Joy Keehn. $40 per person. RSVP: March 22. Purchase at www.birthrightlunch2017.eventbrite.com. Information: Dot Price, 925-287-0246 or Pat Depaoli, 925-708-4275.

Saturday, April 1
Journaling as a Spiritual Practice with Nancy Burchett. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $30 cost includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord. Speaker is Sonja Corbitt, author, Bible teacher, storyteller and Southern girl. Note location change. $33/$40 after March 25. Information: Jennifer Rogers at 503-709-8449; email: Magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com.

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SPIRITUALITY

March 6, 13, 20, 27
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.

March 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29
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.

March 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.

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, March 17
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, March 19
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taizé. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.

Friday, March 24
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

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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

March 7, 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.

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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

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, March 11

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. Roman Catholics may fulfill their Sunday obligation by attending this Divine Liturgy. www.steliasmelkite.org.

Family Movie Night. 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Stack Center, Castro Valley. 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. In honor of Our Lady we will be showing the 13th Day about the apparition at Fatima. Join us and there will be a short presentation about our pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes this October. Contact: Jay Aquitania, jay@olgcv.org or parish@olgcv.org.

Saturday, March 18
The Catholic Daughters of America Court 2400's Third Annual Salad Bar Luncheon and Bingo. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Felicitas Msgr. McGinty Hall on 1662 Manor Blvd, San Leandro. Tickets: $15, includes play and lunch. Various charities and the rice bowl project are supported through your ticket donation. Reservations: Kim Oliver, Regent at 510-940-5949, by March 12.

Sunday, March 19
Pasta Dinner at San Damiano. Seating is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or call 925-837-9141 x315.

Saturday, March 25
Spirituality Through the Art of Icons. 9 a.m. to noon at Dominican Center Art Room, 43326 Mission Circle (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Lecture and hands-on icon drawing. $25. RSVP by March 15 at http://bit.ly/2017Icons or call (650) 245-2723. Sponsor: Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Center for Education & Spirituality.


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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, March 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

Wednesday, March 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, March 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.

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

March 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.

Saturday, March 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.

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

March 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.

Saturday, March 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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