Celebrate St. Ignatius Day
Join the Jesuits from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 29 at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. No charge. Information: www.jrclosaltos.org or 650-917-4000.
Saturday, July 1
All Saints Music Ministry Production: What is Your Story? Right Here, Write Now! Showtimes 2 and 7 p.m. at Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Tickets are $25 and are available at All Saints Church, phone: 510-581-2570, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online: https://asmusicministry.eventbrite.com.
July 3 to July 31
Children's Book Series at San Damiano Retreat. (Mondays) 10 a.m. to noon at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Kids grades K-5 plus parent(s) are invited to a book reading and craft with Jan Stegner. Free; donations accepted. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Saturday, July 8
Country Hoedown No. 7. At St. John's Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: no-host bar; 6:30 p.m.: supper; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: square dancing, prizes. Cost: $20 person advance, $25 per person at the door. Dress: Country casual. "Grub" by Texas Roadhouse. Information: Pat Forsythe, Marshall at 510-278-4161.
July 8 and 15
Book Sale to benefit St. Anne Parish's library. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., parish center, 1600 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. Eclectic book selection, jig-saw puzzles, DVDs and CDs.
Sunday July 16
Sips, Snacks & Jazz at San Damiano. 3:30 to 6 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Enjoy the Big Band sounds of the CoolTones while sipping wine and eating sweet and savory treats. Cost: $25. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Friday, July 21
Concert of Sacred Music by the French Boy's Choir (Maîtrise des Hauts de France). 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland. The choir is a group of about 30 singers in all regular registers (boy soprano, alto, tenor and bass). These children and young adults come from the town of Lambersart and from the city of Lille area. Free; voluntary donations.
July 23 to 28
Francis & the Cosmic Christ silent retreat with Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland, Drive, Danville. Cost is $395 (private room) or $320 (shared room). Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
July 28 to 30
Franciscan Hermitage Experience silent retreat with Sister Mary Jo Chaves, OSF and Dorothy Charbonneau. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland, Drive, Danville. Cost is $235 (private room) or $205 (shared room). Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Saturday, Aug. 12
Fourth Annual Joy of Life Dinner Celebration. Sponsored by the Respect Life Ministry of St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Tickets: Linda Easterday, 925-372-3845, or Deborah Pelizzari, 925-370-3874; $15 adults (18 and over), $10 seniors and youth (13-17) and free for children 12 years and younger. Proceeds benefit pro-life programs. Location: St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Live music, raffle, auction, face painting and balloon animals.
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June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24
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 email@example.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 27, July 11, 18, 25
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 28, July 5, 12
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.
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.)
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.
Catholic Men Night. 7 p.m. at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Adoration, Confession and Rosary for men. Food and drink follow. Contact: email@example.com with questions.
Holy Hour for Vocations. 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 37891 Second St., Fremont. 510-790-3207.
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.
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
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, July 16
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 31 to Aug. 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.
Aug. 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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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? email@example.com.
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July 9 to 12
Quo Vadis Camp for Young Men. At Diocese of Oakland Youth Retreat Center, 1977 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. Young men ages 13 to 18 are invited to join a three-day day camp to assist to assist young men in discerning their vocation. Activities include games, music, Mass, and talks. Registration is $50. Information: 510-267-8356.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-276-5021 or www.maryknoll.us.
July 28 to 30
Steubenville Youth Conference. At California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. Sponsored by Life Teen, a weekend conference designed to inspire and nurture teens and youth groups to the Gospel message. For incoming freshmen to outgoing seniors in high schools, accompanied by a chaperone, age 21 years and older. Information: lifeteen.com/events/steubenville-norcal.
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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.
Thursday, July 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.
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@example.com. 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.
June 27 and July 11
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 12
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.
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.
July 22, Aug. 26
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.