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September 18, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Fall Festivals

Saturday, Sept. 23
St. Anne Catholic Church's Annual Fall Festival. 2 to 7 p.m. at 2800 Camino Diablo Road, Byron. Free. Craft fair, raffles, food, wine, pumpkin patch, kids games and prizes. Live entertainment from Elvis Live! St. Andrews Royal Order of Nobel Scots and Zumba.

St. Philip Neri-St. Albert the Great Parish Fun Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of High and Van Buren streets, Alameda. Video game truck, beer garden, pasta dinner and more.

Sept. 23 and 24
St. Clement Annual Parish Festival. 750 Calhoun St.. Hayward (corner of Mission Boulevard and Calhoun Street); Sept. 23: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sept. 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A weekend of food, games, prizes and more. New car raffle. Information: 510-582-7282 or saintclementhayward@gmail.com or www.saintclementchurch.org.

St. Raymond Parish Fall Festival. At 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Sept. 23: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live concert featuring Fleetwood Mask, Fleetwood Mac tribute band, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23. www.st-raymond-dublin.org.
Our Lady of Grace Parish Festival. Sept. 23: noon to 10 p.m.; Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Live entertainment, carnival games, food and more. www.olgfestival.org.

Sept. 30 to Oct. 1
St. Michael Parish Fall Festival. At St. Michael School Courtyard, Livermore. Sept. 30: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.: food and game booths; Oct. 1: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. food and game booths and other activities in the afternoon. Information: stmichaelfallfestlivermore.eventbrite.com.

St. John the Baptist Parish and School Festival Weekend. Sept. 30, 6 to 10 p.m.: Barbecue Dinner; Oct. 1: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. multicultural food fair, music, country store boutique, entertainment and games on school grounds (11156 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito.) $25 per plate or $10 hot dog plate. Information: 510-232-5659 or 510-234-2244.

Sunday, Oct. 1
St. Francis of Assisi Parish's 11th Annual International Festival. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Multi-lingual Mass at 10 a.m. Food, music dancing, games. 925-682-5447.

Saturday, Oct. 7
St. Joseph Elementary School's El Rancho Day Festival. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. Kids games, dessert booth, international foods and more. 510-522-4456 or www.stjosephalameda.org.

Oct. 7-8

Fall Festival. Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 8. International foods, games, raffle with cash prizes, flea market, car show Sunday. 703 C St., Union City. Information; 510-471-2609.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Our Lady of Fatima Festival. After the 5 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church cafeteria, 4025 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland. The event, which includes dinner and dancing is free; raffle tickets will be sold. 510-655-9209.

New Events

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Healing the Heart Workshop begins at St. Bonaventure Church, Concord. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. This six-week program is Christ-centered but you don't have to be a member of St. Bonaventure or a Catholic to attend. No cost but registration is required by Sept. 8. Contact Helene Billeci, 925-686-4870.

Saturday, Sept. 23
Chanticleer: Heart of a Soldier. 8 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The Catholic Community of Pleasanton is hosting this concert by world renowned Chanticleer, under the direction of music director William Fred Scott. Tickets are $10-$60 and are available through City Box Office, www.cityboxoffice.com or 415-392-4400.

Sunday, Sept. 24
Listen for Life's monthly concert series. 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. "Music as Prayer/Prayer as Music: an Interfaith Musical Journey for Peace" featuring famed Syrian percussionist Faisal Zedan and master musicians from Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon and/or Turkey and USA. Information: 510-540-8136 or www.listenforlife.org.

Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Exploring the World of Interreligious Spirituality. 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Notre Dame Hall (on Lafayette Street between San Antonio and San Jose Avenue) at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. A program of the Interfaith Peace Project offered by the Alameda Catholic Deanery. Information: www.interfaithpeaceproject.org or 510-995-9409.

Friday, Sept. 29
Encounter and Inauguration of the Return of the Blessed Sacrament. 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 3725 High St., Oakland. Sponsored by the Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion (CEEDO), Diocese of Oakland. Rev. Brandon Macadaeg, and St. Lawrence parishioners celebrate the first inauguration and the return of the tabernacle of the Blessed Sacrament to the center of the altar after 25 years. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Saturday, Sept. 30
50th Anniversary and Harvest Renewal Celebration for Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Parish. Begins with Mass at 5 p.m. at 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. All current and former parishioners and friends are invited to the Mass and to join us afterward for food and libation, silent auction, Newman trivia raffle and musical entertainment. RSVP by Sept. 23 at www.calnewman.org or 510-848-7812.

Sunday, Oct. 1
Jesse Manibusan In Concert. 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon. Make reservations through San Damiano Retreat, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Ninth Annual Silver Chalice Awards Dinner. 6 p.m. at the St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco. The award, given annually to individuals for their support of the Order of Malta Clinic in Oakland, will be presented to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Michael Barber SJ, of the Diocese of Oakland. For ticket information, http://bit.ly/2uKrxh3.

Saturday, 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.)

Friday, Oct. 13
Fatima Centennial Celebration. At St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's Apparition in Fatima. Begins at 7 p.m. with Sung Evening Prayer followed by a procession around our parking lot and reception in our parish hall. Plenty of free parking.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Laudato Si': A Story of Right Relationships. Where are we two years after publication? 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dominican Center, 43326 Mission Circle (enter off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Presented by Patricia Siemen, OP, and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education and Spirituality. $30 includes lunch. RSVP by Oct. 1 at http://bit.ly/2017LaudatoSi or 510-933-6334. Information: 510-933-6334.

Celebrate Life BBQ Dinner and Fundraiser to Benefit Birthright of Concord Pregnancy Center. 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 1158 Bont Lane, Walnut Creek. Featuring: Josh Burger, a popular and inspiring pro-life speaker. Catered barbecue chicken, live music and silent auction. Early bird: $40 for adults/teens by Sept. 29. $50 afterward. Youth 5 to 12, $20. Tables for eight, $300. Reservations: 925-798-7227 or http://birthright-dinner.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Italian Catholic Federation Branch 13 Annual Family Polenta Dinner. 6 p.m., no-host cocktails, 7 p.m., dinner, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. Enter hall on Henrietta Street. $20 per person (13 years and older); $8 children (6 to 12 years); free ages 5 and younger when accompanied by adult. Proceeds benefit ICF scholarship program and charities. Tickets: 925-229-2665.

Exultate Deo: An Evening with the Philippine Saringhimig Singers. 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. A benefit concert for the children's scholarship fund of Holy Spirit Church's sister parish, St. Joseph the Worker, Ndungu, Tanzania. Tickets: $20. Contact: Irene Jenkins, 510-703-8248 or Nena Ladrillono, 510-304-8598 or 510-487-8354.

Jesse Manibusan in Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will benefit young people attending 2019 World Youth Day in Panama.

Friday, Oct. 27
Holy Names High School's Fund Her Future Gala Fundraiser. 6 p.m. at Scott's Seafood Restaurant, 2 Broadway, Oakland. A celebration of students who have been honored as exemplary leaders and honoring the life of Gloria Pieri Martinucci '49 with the Mother Marie Rose Durocher Award. $85 Early Bird ticket, $100 after Oct. 1. No tickets sold after Oct. 23. Table sponsorships available. Contact elacroix@hnhsoakland.org.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Bay Area Crisis Nursery 2017 Fall Gala "Hug Celebration." 6 to 10 p.m. at the Cobra Experience Museum, 777 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez. Tickets: $95 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. www.eventbrite.com/e/hug-celebration-tickets-35733370473.

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Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2
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@gmail.com.

Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3
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.

Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4
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.

Sept. 26, Oct. 10
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.

First Wednesdays
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: michaelgallagher1025@outlook.com.

Holy Hour for Vocations. 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 37891 Second St., Fremont. 510-790-3207.

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.

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, Sept. 22
8 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Every fourth Friday, (every third Friday in November and December). Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

Friday, Oct. 20
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Information: contact Teresa Schmidt, 510-933-6366.

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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.

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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Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
Franciscan Spirituality Retreat: "What Is Yours to Do?" At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. With Anne and Terry Symens-Bucher, Father Ray Bucher, and Jesse Manibusan. Cost: $235 private room; $205 shared room. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.

Oct. 6 to 8
Conscious Aging. At The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. Non-silent retreat for women and men presented by Jim Briggs. Online registration fee $310/room through Oct. 5; $320 regular fee. www.jrclosaltos.org.

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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.

Widows/widowers grief support group. 5 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Information: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

Parents Who Have Lost a Child Grief Support Group. At Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Information: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

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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

Thursday, Oct. 12
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Thursdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. 510-234-2012.

Thursday, Oct. 12
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel, 1140 'B' Street, Hayward. 510-581-1234.



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