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April 3, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Lenten Spirituality

April 3 to 5
Lenten retreat at St. Mary Magdalen Parish. After morning and evening Masses at 9 a.m. and repeated at 7:15 p.m. at 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Rev. Michael Carey, OP, to preach "The Spiritual Journey." April 3: Stages and Challenges of the Spiritual Journey; April 4: The Beatitudes: A Program for Spiritual Growth; April 5: Prayer 101 — The Spiritual Architecture of the Hail Mary, The conference will last an hour plus Q&A. Coffee and pastries provided at 9 a.m. Free will donation requested.

April 3 and 10
Saints and Sinners, Popes and Problems, Creeds and Council, a Lenten Journey with Rev. Tom Weston, SJ. 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Information: 510-451-1790 or margiewilk@gmail.com.

April 3, 7 and 14
St. John Vianney Church Lenten Program. At 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. April 3: Reconciliation Service on 7 p.m.; April 7 and 14: Stations of the Cross on 6:30 p.m. followed by Soup Supper and Travels to Triduum in parish's Mullen Common Vista. Information: 925-939-7911, ext. 101.

April 4, 11, 18, 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. Books are Joyce Rupps's "Walking in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino" and Paula D'Arcy's "Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter." Cost: $20/session. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

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

Lenten Scripture Series at St. Stephen Church concludes. 6:15 p.m. (soup supper); 7 p.m. (speaker) in the parish center at 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Guest speaker: Thomas Awiapo, Catholic Relief Services. 925-939-3825.

Thursday, April 6
St. Perpetua Parish Lenten Series concludes. 6:15 p.m. soup dinner, 7 p.m. presentation at 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. "I Was a Better Me Because I Met You," presented by Father Thomas Bonacci, 925-283-0272.

Friday, April 7
Stations of the Cross for Seniors. 1 p.m. in the chapel at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Led by Sister Mary Mark Schoenstein, OP, pastoral associate at St. Edward Church, Newark. Shuttle will be available from the parking lot for those who wish. Information: www.msjdominicans.org or 510-933-6360.

St. Rose Church 32nd Annual Fish Fry. 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Rose Parish Hall below the church at 555 Third Ave., Crockett. Adult dinner tickets are $18 and children 12 and under are $7. Beverages will be available at a no host refreshment bar. Takeout dinners are available anytime during serving hours. Information: 510-787-2052.

Holy Spirit Church Friday Fish Fry. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Holy Spirit Parish Center, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Dine-in or take-out available. $9/adults, $5/children 5-12, free /children under 5. 510-797-1660.

April 13 to 16
Holy Week Retreat with Rev. Ken Laverone, OFM, and the staff of San Damiano. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $255 for a private room or $220 for a shared room. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Triduum Retreat led by Rev. Joe Nassal, CPPS. At Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Participation in full Triduum Liturgy or only same days. Information/reservations at 415-457-7727 or email info@santasabinacenter.org.

Friday, April 14
Good Friday Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taizé. Noon at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill.

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New Events

Wednesday, April 12
Contemplative Day of Prayer. 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Led by Rev. Joe Nassal, CPPS. Presentation, personal reflection, sharing, concluding with Eucharist. No reservations. Suggested offering, $20. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Mid-April Highlights at the School of Applied Theology. At St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. April 18, 24, 26: 10 a.m. to noon: Emerging Global Consciousness: An Introduction to World Religions, presented by Rev. Thomas Bonacci, CP, $120; April 20: 7 to 9 p.m., Renaissance: Nurturing the Inner Flame, presented by Khaleghl Quinn and Mary Busby. "Hope Springs Eternal." $30 suggested donation; April 22: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Creating Your Personal Portable Altar, presented by Kaleo and Elise Ching. $130 (includes materials). Information/registration: www.satgtu.org/course-offerings or 510-652-1651.

Saturday, April 22
ICF Branch 343 Dinner Dance. Hosted wine and beer happy hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing to the big band sounds of "In Full Swing" from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in Stack Center, Our Lady of Grace Parish, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. $40 per person. Reservation deadline, April 17. Information/reservations: Roz, 510-537-6657 or Pat, 510-538-2844.

Saturday, April 29

St. Paul School Annual Auction for Education and Gala. At the Galileo Club in Richmond. "Great Gatsby" event include, a multi-course Italian dinner, dancing and the opportunity to bid on fabulous auction items to support the school in San Pablo. For tickets, at $50 per person, call the school office at 510-233-3080 or click on the link at www.st-paulschool.org.

Saturday, May 6
Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festivities. St. Paul Parish is partnering with the city of San Pablo, on a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo. An old-fashioned parade begins at 10 a.m., and will end at St. Paul School where families can enjoy festivities, including music, food, crafts and dancing, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The schoolyard is at 1825 Church Lane, San Pablo.

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April 3, 10
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.

April 4, 11
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.

April 5, 12
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. Wednesdays, 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.

April 11, 25
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

Rosary in Spanish. 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Center, 2100 Pear St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

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.

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

Friday, April 21
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.

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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.

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.

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.

8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. benediction in Mary's Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.

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.

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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April 11, May 16
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.

April 23 to 27
Free! Working Retreat with Rev. Tom Hartle, OFM, at San Damiano Retreat. 710 Highland Drive, Danville. information and registration: www.sandamiano.org or 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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Saturday, April 8
Women Deacons? A Dialogue. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dominican Center, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. A panel presentation by Bishop Randolph Calvo with Sister Mary Peter Traviss, OP, and Sister Gloria Marie Jones, OP. $40 cost includes presentation, lunch and materials (student discounts with valid student card). RSVP at http://bit.ly/2017WomenDeacons or 510-933-6334. Information: www.msjdominicans.org/education-arts/center-education-spirituality.

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, April 22
Inter-Faith Women's Panel. 2 to 3:30 p.m., LDS Chapel, 1875 Highland Way, Brentwood. Women from six different religions — including Catholic, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Muslim — come together to share how their faith has made an impact in their life. There will be time for questions and an opportunity to meet women of many faiths. Questions: email: ldspublications@outlook.com or call 925-550-9955.

Saturday, April 29
Catholic Daughters Court St. Raymond 17th Annual Spring Fling. "Around the World in 80 Days" at St. Raymond Parish Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Doors open at 11 a.m. Bingo at 1 p.m. Requested donation: $20 per person, which includes salad luncheon at noon and bingo cards.

Alemany Awards Benefit Gala. 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6:30 p.m. reception and dinner at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Honorees: Bill Cox, president and CEO of Alliance of Catholic Health Care and Nancy O'Malley, district attorney of Alameda County. Annual fundraising event for the Dominican School of Theology and Philosophy in Berkeley. Individual tickets: $200, table of 10 people: $1,900. Information: https://www.dspt.edu/alemany2017 or 510-883-2056.

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Thursday, April 20
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.

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.

Thursday, April 6
Grief Support Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration. These weekly sessions (except April 13) are open to all. Information: Eleanor Flatley at 925-846-8708.

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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

Saturday, April 8
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.

April 11, 25
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, April 12
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, April 13
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.

Saturday, April 22
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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