JUNE 7, 2004





Wednesdays, June 9, 16
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: (800) 474-6644.

Sunday, June 13
Celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Monastery, 215 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Dominican Father Roberto Corral, provincial of the Western Dominican Province, celebrant. Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow.

Friday, June 25

Ecumenical Candlelight Taize. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. An hour or so of silence, solitude, and serenity. Prayer song, a combination of selective and contemplative mantras, accompanied by string instruments and/or percussion; may include Scriptural reading and inspirational prayer. Every 4th Friday.

Saturday, June 26
Gregorian Chant. Cum Jubilo and Exaudi Nos, Gregorian Chant groups sing the 4:30 p.m. vigil Mass at St. Ambrose Church, 1145 Gilman St. in Berkeley. Every 4th Saturday.

Fiesta in Honor of Our Lady of Antipolo. 5 p.m., St. Anthony Parish, 971 O’Hara Ave., Oakley. Oblate Father Jose Arong will preside at liturgy sponsored by the parish’s Filipino community. Dinner and raffle to follow. Contact: Lita Perez, (925) 625-2031 or Florrie Brice, (925) 625-4310.


Tuesdays, June 8, 22
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. For recently divorced, widowed or separated. Call Joe, (925) 682-3314 or Lanai, (925) 676-3338.

Tuesday, June 15
Berkeley Divorced, Separated Catholics Support Group. 6-7:15 p.m. at. St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Led by psychotherapist. Meets on first and third Tuesdays of the month. Contact: Suzanne Lavois, (510) 655-3900.

Thursdays, June 10, 24

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.


June 7, 14, 21
Sex and Marriage Videos. 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Office, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. View the video series “The Good News About Sex and Marriage” by Christopher West and listen to perspectives on the meaning of sex and the body. Call Brian, (925) 939-2919.

Wednesday, June 9

First Resort Presentation. 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 400 30th St., Suite 401, Oakland. Youth ministers and other pastoral staff members are invited to learn about this ecumenical Christian ministry which counsels women experiencing crisis pregnancies and educates teens of diverse Bay Area communities to choose sexual abstinence. RSVP to Karina at e-mail: or phone: (510) 569-1200, website:

Saturday, June 12
First Time Homebuyer Fair. 9 a.m., Eastmont Town Center, 7200 Bancroft Ave., Oakland. Organized by East Bay Housing Organizations (EBGO) as part of Affordable Housing Week (June 5-13). Provides first-time homebuyers and those seeking affordable housing resources, workshops, and direct access to lenders, title companies and realtors.. For calendar of events, phone: (510) 663-3830, ext. 322, e-mail: marco@ebho.orgor web:

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.

June 21, 22, 23
The 116th Grand Council Convention of the Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society. At the Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Banquet speaker: Natalie Tovani-Walchuk, principal, St. Joseph the Worker School, Berkeley. Phone: Eleanor Abel, (510) 724-6430.

Tuesday, June 22

Meet the Author. 7 p.m. at Sagrada Sacred Arts, 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Sister Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, will read from her new book, “Women of Bible Lands: A Pilgrimage to Compassion and Wisdom,” a book about ancient Christian, Jewish, Muslim women. Call (510) 653-7196.

June 26-27
Two-Day Family Ministry In-Service. 8:30 a.m. gathering; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Holy Redeemer, Conference Center, 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. For clergy, religious, and lay leaders; designed to enrich one’s understanding and vision of family ministry. Sponsored by the diocesan Family Life Office. $70 fee includes continental breakfast, lunch each day, supplies. No one refused for lack of funds. Spanish translation available. Register by June 18. Contact, Family Life Center, 2350 Pacheco St., Concord, Ca 94520; phone: (925) 680-8510; fax: (925) 680-0556; e-mail:

Tuesday, June 29
One-Day Family Ministry In-Service. 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, Fireside Lounge, Danville. Sponsored by the diocesan Family Life Office. $40 fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and supplies. Register by June 18. Contact, diocesan Family Life Center. (See above)

Saturday, June 19
50th Reunion. Balboa High School Class of Spring 1954. 6:30 p.m. at Patio Espanol, 2850 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco. Contact: Joe Ramirez at

June 21-25
SONshine Summer Bible Camp. 9 a.m.-noon, at St. Joseph Church/Mission San Jose, Fremont. For children four years old by June, 1st grade to 6th grade. Registration deadline: June 17. Registration fees: $40 per child, $35 per child after first child, includes t-shirt, Bible Camp curriculum, music CD and snacks. $60 after June 17. Limited scholarship available. Registration forms may be downloaded at website: Go to link for forms. Make checks payable to St. Joseph Church-SSBC.

Wednesday, June 9
Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 11, Past Presidents/Scholarship Dinner. At Fratellanza Club, 1140 66th St., Oakland. No-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Menu: chicken, ravioli, salad, rolls, dessert, wine/coffee. Tickets: $12 for adults, $5 for children. Reservations: Alma, (510) 530-8637 or Deanna, (925) 935-7343.

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 Sisters of the Presentation Motherhouse in order 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:

Sunday, June 13
Young Ladies Institute 113, Noel Institute, Quarterly Mass/Communion and Brunch. Mass at 10:30 a.m. for members followed by lunch at Elios Restaurant in San Leandro at noon. Phone for restaurant reservations. Contact: Carmel M. Jurasin at (510) 785-4430 before June 11.

Sunday, June 26
Parish Carnival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Live entertainment: Hawaiian, Filipino and Mexican dancers, live band, singing vocalists. Foods, drinks, games and prizes.

Next Voice June 21. Send submissions, by June 11, to Carrie McClish, 3014 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, 94610; phone: (510) 419-1074; fax: (510) 893-4734; e-mail:


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