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June 12, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Concert in Pleasanton
Under the direction of the Emmy-winning Terrance Kelly, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir brings together more than 55 singers and four instrumentalists whose mission is to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music. They will be in concert at 8 p.m. June 17 at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Suggested donation: Adults $20; students $10. More information at www.catholicsofpleasanton.org.
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New Events

Saturday, June 17
St. Leander's Meridians' 16th Annual Summer Sports Collectors Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leanders' Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Vintage sports memorabilia items (1880s-2010s) for sale. Free verbal appraisals for pre 1975 items; door prizes. General admission is $4, and $2 for those who are under 5 years old or over 65. Proceeds benefit St Leander's Parish as well as local charities. Information: Mark at 510-538-6245.

Sunday, June 18
Father's Day BBQ at San Damiano. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Adults, $25; kids 12 and under, $15. Information/registeration, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Saturday, June 24
Magnificat SOTI, a Ministry for Women, Prayer Breakfast. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crown Plaza, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord. Guest speaker: Rev. Jim Sullivan, who has been involved in catechesis and teen ministry since 1992. He is chaplain at Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland. For information and tickets go to www.magnificatsoti.org or contact Jennifer at 503-709-8449.

Initiation of New Members, Italian Catholic Federation Branch 10 Alameda. At Monsignor O'Brien Hall, High Street at Van Buren Street, Alameda. Mass at 5 p.m., social hour at 6 p.m., barbecue dinner. Evening concludes with initiation of approximately 40 new members (this is our first initiation in at least five years). Prices: Free for ICF Branch 10 members; $10 for guests and parishioners; $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations: Gina Foster, 510-995-8141 or mail to ICF Br. 10/Attn. Gina Foster, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda 94501. Information: John Zugnoni, john@zugnoni.net, 510 523-8005, or 510- 326-3474.

July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7
First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Group Rosary prayer, Enrollment of the Brown Scapular and Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. (There will not be an 8 a.m. Mass on these mornings.)

July 9 to 14
Immersion to the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Maryknoll Mission Education in San Lorenzo is sponsoring this opportunity to "discover Christ through an encounter with the poor, elderly and homeless struggling to survive." For more information contact Andres Garcia at agarcia@maryknoll.org, call 510-276-5021 or visit www.maryknoll.us.

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June 12, 19, 26
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 or clairelascola@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.

June 13, 20, 27
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.

June 13, 27
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

June 14, 21, 28
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. after last morning Mass, Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. 925-550-0679.

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.)

June, July August
Taizé - Prayer around the Cross. At Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel in Fremont is on summer hiatus. There will be no Taizé in June, July or August. It will resume on the third Friday in September. Information, contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP, at 510-502-5797.

Sunday, June 18
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Ecumenical services held the third Sunday of the month at different church sites.

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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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July 7 to 14
Everyday Epiphanies: Finding God in Every Nook and Cranny. At Villa Maria del Mar, 21918 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Facilitator: Sister Melannie Svoboda, SND. Information/registration: www.villamariadelmar.org or 831-475-1236.

Saturday, July 29
Celebrating St. Ignatius Day with the Jesuits. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. No charge. Information: www.jrclosaltos.org or 650-917-4000.

July 31 to August 5
The Silence and the Word, the Music and the Dance with Cyprian Consiglio, OSB. At Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. 415-457-7727. Information/registration: www.santasabinacenter.org.

August 13 to 18
The Holy Mirror: Discovering Ourselves Through the Lens of Scripture. At Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Retreat leader: Alice Camille, author, religious educator and nationally known retreat leader. Visit the website for information on drop-in dates and pay points at www.vallombrosa.org or 650-325-5614.

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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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June 12, 19, 26
June Courses at The School of Applied Theology at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. For registration, go to www.satgtu.org/course-offerings/ or 510-652-1651. June 12-14, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; The Intercultural Church and the Arts, presented by Rev. Eduardo Fernandez, SJ, $295 (tuition only); June 19-21, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Thresholds to Prayer, presented by Clare Ronzani and Bruce Lescher. Cost: $295 (tuition only); June 26-28, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey, presented by Mirabai Starr. Cost: $295 (tuition only)

Saturday, June 17
Corpus Christi Diocesan Choir Festival. 10 a.m. to noon at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Parishes from around the diocese will come together to give thanks and share the diversity of musical talents. Registration/information: http://bit.ly/2qeKK58 or email Denise Kogler at dkogler@ctlcathedral.org to schedule a rehearsal time.

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Thursday, June 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.

June 22, July 13, 27
CCOP Grief Support Ministry. Second and fourth Thursday evenings at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration is necessary. These sessions are open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Eleanor Flatley, 925-846-8708.

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 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.

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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

June 13 and 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, 925-939-8149 for further information.

Wednesday, June 14
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Wednesdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery; 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo, 510-234-2012 for further information.

June 24 and July 22
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-533-4114 for further information.

Saturday, July 8
Loss of a Child. 10 a.m. second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149 for further information.

Saturday, July 8
Suicide Support. Noon second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149 for further information.

Thursday, July 13
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 'B' St., Hayward, 510-581-1234 for further information.



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