MAY 10 2004





Wednesday, May 12
“Pilgrimage to Fatima.” 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. Mass, Rosary procession, Blessing of the Sick, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Call Fran, (925) 778-5620.

Wednesdays, May 12, 19, 26
Christ the King Bible Study and Charismatic Prayer Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Charismatic Catholic Renewal Office, 6 St. Lawrence Ct., Pleasant Hill. All are welcome to share in charismatic praise, singing and sharing the gifts of God’s Spirit. Personal prayer for healing will follow. Call the CCR Office, (800) 474-6644.

May 15-16
Life in the Spirit Seminar. At Sacred Heart Church, 4025 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. Conducted by Father Gerry Juares. Meals will be provided. Contact: Jun/Lucy Foronda, (415) 386-7311; Jun/Michele Juntilla, (510) 483-1657

Wednesday, May 19
Mass Offered to the Divine Mercy for the Needs of Our Church and Maryknoll Missioners. 10 a.m. at Maryknoll Center, 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, reflections, testimonies after Mass. Refreshments. Contacts: Juanita, (510) 276-5021 or Evelyn, (510) 895-2019.

Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 474 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Father John Prochaska, presider.


Saturday, May 15
Women’s Retreat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Columba Parish Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Presented by Rev. Sarai Crain and Rev. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Ph.D. Registration 8-8:45 a.m. Pre-registration $10; same day $25. Fee includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Call the parish office, (510) 654-7600.

June 4-6

Rachel’s Vineyard. Sponsored by After The Choice, the Oakland Diocese’s post-abortion outreach. Includes sharing of stories, Scripture-based spiritual exercises, sacraments and a memorial service. Inquiries and participation strictly confidential. Cost: $150 per person, $200 couple. Financial assistance available. Call (925) 798-7054 or e-mail

Grief Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat, Danville. “Pilgrimage Through Grief,” presented by Carol Kaplan, MFT. Room preference: $170 private, $140 double per person. Begins on June 4 with registration from 4-6:30 p.m. and concludes on June 6 with lunch. Contact San Damiano by phone: (925) 837-9141, fax (925) 837-0522.

Eucharistic Adoration. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at 1850 Church Lane. At Mary’s House Chapel, 1850 Church Lane, San Pablo.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. At Divine Mercy Center and Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 24 hours a day.

Tuesdays, May 11, 25
Ministry of Mothers Sharing (M.O.M.S.) Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9:30-11 a.m. in the ministry center at Christ the King Parish, 195 Brandon Road in Pleasant Hill.

Catholic Divorced, Widowed and Separated (CDWS) of Contra Costa County Support Group. 7:30-9:30 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings, at the Family Life Office in Concord. Prior to attendance call Joe, (925) 682-3314 or Lanai, (925) 676-3338.

Thursdays, May 13, 27

Bereavement Support Ministry. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 3999 Bernal Ave. in Pleasanton. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. All are welcome regardless of religious orientation. Call Mary at (925) 846-5377.

Caregivers’ Circle of Caring. A support group for caregivers. Meets the second and fourth Thursdays, at 6:45 p.m. in the Teachers Lounge at St. Philip Neri School, High Street at Van Buren, Alameda. All faiths welcome. Call Margie at (510) 522-6005, or the parish office at (510) 522-2299.


May 9, 16, 23, 30
Vatican II Forum. At Borromeo Hall, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Father Robert Mendonca, parochial administrator at St. Charles, and Jesuit Father Richard McCafferty, in residence, explain and discuss how the documents of Vatican II apply to Catholic communities today. Sessions on May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 are held at 11 a.m. and repeated the following Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 13
Lecture. “Confessions of a Muslim Reformer: Why I Fight for Women, Jews and Pluralism,” by Irshad Manji, a TV journalist and writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto. 7-9 p.m., University of San Francisco’s Swig Judaic Studies Program, McLaren Complex, 2130 Fulton St., Room 251, San Francisco. Free and open to the public. Contact: Mary Silver, (415) 422-6302, or

Friday, May 14
Conference. “Sin Against the Innocents: What Have We Learned From the Sex Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church.” 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Santa Clara University. Speakers include Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff, and Kathleen McChesney, chair of the US Conference of Bishop’s committee on sexual abuse by clergy. Contact Jane Najour at (408) 551-1951 or go to the Bannon Center link at SCU website at

Saturday, May 22
Annulment Forum. 2-4 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Hosted by the parishes of Deanery 14; for individuals who are contemplating or going through the annulment process. Guest presenter: Maureen Lahiff. Contact Deacon Mike Cantlon, (510) 651-4966 or or Sr. Jeanne, (510) 797-0241.

May 28-30
Santa Clara Nor/Cal Catholic Charismatic Convention. At. Santa Clara Convention Center, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Sponsored by: Nor Cal Coalition of Catholic Charismatic Diocesan Liaisons. Speakers: Father Robert Faricy, Sister Linda Koontz, Deacon Bill Brennan, Jim Murphy, and Father Jim Tarantino. Call 800-474-6644.

Thursday, June 3

A Night of Teaching with Father John Capuci. 7 p.m. at St. Callistus Parish Hall, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. Father Capuci, ordained for the Boston Archdiocese, will teach on “Receiving and Using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” Contact Rose, (510) 232-1365 or

Friday, June 18
Talk on the Sacred Heart. 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1219 Excelsior St., Oakland. Presented by John Galten, president of Campion College in San Francisco. Preceded by Mass at 6 p.m., potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Call Jack, (510) 865-3216.

St. Ignatius Parish, Antioch. 25th Year Anniversary. At 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. Series of weekend events. May 15-16: Liturgies to focus on unity among diverse cultural groups. May 22-23: Celebration of parish youth. May 29-30: Memorial service for deceased parishioners. June 4-5: Anniversary Mass and outdoor dinner dance on parish grounds. Parish office: (925) 778-0768.

June 26
St. Agnes Parish, Concord. 40th Anniversary Concert, “Hear the Music in You.” 7:30 p.m. in the church at 3966 Chestnut Ave.

Monday, May 10
3rd Annual St. Vincent’s Day Home Golf Tournament. At Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Road, Oakland. 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. putting contest. Single player fee: $225. Super Ticket: $25. Proceeds to support St. Vincent’s Day Home. Call (510) 832-8324 or visit

Saturday, May 15

Kids Collection. Fundraiser for Teen Ministry Center at St. Isidore Parish in Danville has been postponed. New date: Sept. 15. Call Renee Christensen, (925) 899-8554.

Annual St. Anne’s #78 Salad Bar/Fashion Show. Noon at St. Joseph Auditorium, Pinole. Tickets: $10. Sold at door or call Marlene, (510) 724-9568. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Sweet Inspirations: Art Auction and Dessert Reception. 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Silent auction, live auction, and desserts. Benefit for Oakland’s Elizabeth House, which provides transitional residential and support services to homeless and low-income women in need. Tickets: $25. Phone: (510) 601-1213.

Sunday, May 16
10th Annual “Gardens Galore” Garden Tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour by St. Joseph Garden Club of Alameda will consist of nine Alameda gardens. Reservations: $18 in advance, $20 day of tour. $9, optional box lunch. Boutique, featuring a large selection of handcrafted items from local Bay Area vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph Elementary School. Call (510) 864-8503.

Benefit reception. Best-selling author Anne Lamott will read from her latest book, “Blue Shoe” and other works at a dessert reception benefiting the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Southwest (JVC). 1-4 p.m. at 171 Santa Rosa Ave., Oakland. Tax-deductible donation: $50. Reservations required. Call (415) 522-1599, ext. 304.

Friday, May 21
Bingo Party. 7 p.m. in the All Saints Auditorium, 22824 2nd St., Hayward. $1 per card and play as many as you want. 50/50 pot and door prizes. Sponsor: All Saints YLI 166. Proceeds for charitable causes. Call Mary, (510) 728-0482.

Saturday, June 5
Benefit Salad Bar Luncheon and Weekenders Fashion Show. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church Hall, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court De La Salle #1934. Door prizes, raffle prizes, music and other attractions. Tickets: $15 per person. Reservations: Anne Plachy at (925) 932-6072 by May 22.

Saturday, June 12

Silent Art Auction. Vernissage 7 p.m. at 2340 Turk Blvd., San Francisco. Proceeds to assist in the funding of the renovation of the Sister of the Presentation’s Motherhouse to transform it into a more appropriate environment for the senior Sisters who have spent their lives in service. Donation: $25. Phone: (415) 422-5015. Website:

June 26, 27
A’s vs. Giants games. Tickets to benefit Respect Life Ministry and Mary’s House (West Contra Costa’s home for single pregnant women). The Knights of Columbus have purchased tickets for games on June 26 (6:05 p.m.) and June 27 (1:05 p.m.). Upper reserve seats between home place and 3rd base. Tickets: $9 each. Optional tailgate picnic $5 extra per adult (kids under 12 free). Tickets available from Respect Life Ministry on a pre-paid basis. Final deadline: May 23. Send checks payable to “Respect Life Ministry” to Respect Life Ministry, 2350 Pacheco St., #201, Concord, CA 94520. Questions to Lou at (925) 846-5124.

Friday, May 14
3rd Annual Bobby N. Barrett Night of Music. At St. Mary’s High School, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. Reception at 6:30 p.m., music program at 8 p.m. Admission: $25. Tickets: Peter Boero, (510) 559-6224. Proceeds to benefit the Bobby N. Barrett Scholarship Fund. Barrett was a teacher and director of bands at St. Mary’s.

Benefit Concert for Oakland Catholic Worker. Amy Martin, folk singer-songwriter from Montana, and Will Hector, Oakland folk-pop singer-songwriter. 7:30 p.m. at 4848 International Blvd., Oakland. $5-25 sliding scale. No one turned back for lack of funds. Call (510) 533-7375.

Saturday, May 15
Italian Pasta Fest. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Queen of All Saints Church Hall, 2390 Grant St., Concord. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Queen of All Saints Council #13195. Benefits the Knight’s Community Charities. Tickets sold at the door.

Sunday, May 16
Annual Senior Art Exhibit. 2-4 p.m., at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Dr., Oakland. Contact Mary Poppingo, (510) 450-1110, ext. 118.

Annual Spring Concert. Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers. 2 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2320 Green St., San Francisco. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, children 14 and under. Call (510) 887-4311.

Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 1145 Gilman St., Berkeley. Sacred and Profane, a chamber chorus conducted by Rebecca Seeman presents “In An English Garden.” Tickets: $17 general ($14 seniors/students) at the door and $15 general ($12 seniors/students) in advance by mail. Mail check, payable to Sacred & Profane, c/o George-Ann Bowers, 1199 Cornell Ave., Berkeley, CA 94706. Call (510) 524-3611.

May 22-23
School Drama. St. John School in San Lorenzo presents “The Wizard of Oz” under the direction of Sandy Wright, the 5th grade teacher. May 22 at 7 p.m. and May 23 at 2 p.m. at Moreau High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. Tickets: $5. Call the school office, (510) 276-6632.

Sunday, May 23
Baroque Concert. 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Program features virtuoso cantatas, solo pieces, trio sonatas by Johann Rosenmuller. Call (510) 522-1477.

Wednesday, May 26

Sense of the Spirit. 6:30 p.m. at St. Leo Church, 176 Ridgeway Ave., Oakland. Live instrumental performances of a Celtic harpist, flutist, pianist and organist during two-hour period of private reflection and prayer. At 8:30 p.m. a speaker will discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in our modern lives; followed by open dialogue. Free.


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