JULY 5, 2004





Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21
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.

Saturday, July 10

Liturgy for Parents, Family Members, Who Lost a Child. 5 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. After Mass participants will meet in hall for refreshments, meeting and sharing. All are invited to bring stories and pictures.

Wednesday, July 21
Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m. at St. Leander Church, 550 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Father John Prochaska presiding.
Friday, July 23

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, July 24
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.

Sunday, July 25
Annual Mass of the Sacred Heart. 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 3108 Van Buren Ave., Alameda. For members of the Catholic Ladies’ Aid Society. Lunch will follow at Pier 29 (restaurant) in Oakland. Call Kay Canalia, (510) 865-4413.

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. Do you want to change your life and live more with God? Then become an adorer of Christ. Spend an hour with Jesus. For more information, phone (510) 412-4715.


Saturday, July 31
A Day of Retreat With Father Michael Barry, SSCC. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. The Sacred Hearts Father, who opened a place for the poor and homeless and a home for single and unwed mothers, has a special gift of inner healing. Registration fee: $20 per person. Phone: (510) 412-4715 or e-mail:

Aug. 6-8
Meditation Retreat. “Exploring the Cave of the Heart.” At San Damiano Retreat, Danville. Devotional chanting, mystical prayer and contemplative yoga retreat with Wayne Teasdale, Russil and Asha Paul. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141 or website:

Aug. 13-15, 22-24
Women’s Retreat. at San Damiano Retreat, Danville. “Beloved of My Heart: A Biblical Spirituality of Friendship and Love” with Sister Fran Ferder, FSPA, co-director of Therapy and Renewal Associates (TARA), a ministerial counseling and consultation center in Seattle. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141 or website:


Tuesdays July 6, 20
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.

Tuesdays, July 13, 27
Catholic, Divorced, Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings, at Family Life Center, Concord. For recently divorced, widowed or separated. Contact Joe Gerhard, facilitator, (925) 682-3314, or Lanai Cline, (925) 676-3338.

Saturday, Aug. 14
Separated and Divorced One-Day Retreat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, Danville. Presented by Victoria S. MacDonald. For those struggling with the impact of being separated or divorced. Focus on Scripture, stories from ancient and recent cultures, film and discussion. $45 cost includes lunch. To register: (925) 837-9141.

Tuesday, July 6
Mary in Mexico. 7 p.m. at Sagrada Sacred Arts, 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Luis Gachuz-Meza, a graduate student in religious history at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, will discuss Our Lady of Guadalupe and other images of Mary in Mexico. Free admission. Because of space limitations call if you plan to attend: (510) 653-7196.

Thursday, July 8
The Negro Spirituals. 7 p.m. at Sagrada Sacred Arts, 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Rev. Dorsey Black of the Church for the Fellowship of all People in San Francisco, will discuss “Illuminating the Meaning of Life in Times Like These.” Free admission. Space is limited. Call if you plan to attend: (510) 653-7196.

Sunday, July 11
Panel Discussion on War in Iraq. 2:30-4:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito. Panel includes Clarence Thomas, a member of the labor delegation to Iraq, Oct. 2003, Barbara Lubin, executive director of Berkeley’s Middle East Children’s Alliance, who will give an eyewitness account of her May 2004 visit to Iraq, and Emanuel Ashoo, Iraqi-American who will report on the conditions faced daily by his relatives and friends in Iraq. More information: (510) 527-8370.

Tuesday, July 13

Catholic Professional and Business Club of the Oakland Diocese. 7-8:30 a.m. at the San Ramon Marriott in San Ramon. Mass at 6:15 a.m. Auxiliary Bishop Richard J. Garcia of Sacramento will discuss: “Ministry in a Multi-Cultural Setting — Many Faces in God’s House.”

Sunday, July 25
Art Lecture. 3-4 p.m. at LeFevre Theatre, St. Mary’s College, Moraga. Topic: “William Keith and the Art of Conservation” by Alfred C. Harrison Jr., 19th century landscape scholar, and Jeanne McKee-Rothe, painting conservator who just completed work on a number of the Keith paintings. Call: (925) 631-4069.

Monday, July 12
Young Ladies’ Institute (YLI) Installation of Officers. 7 p.m. at Assumption School Hall, 1851 136th Ave., San Leandro. Followed by Noel’s Institute regular meeting and buffet style refreshments.

Saturday, July 17
Garage Sale. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Fundraiser for Sister Parish in Tanlajas, Mexico. Donations? Call John, (510) 538-7106.

Salsa Dance Night. 7 p.m. - midnight at St. Lawrence O’Toole-St. Cyril Parish Gymnasium, 3725 High St., Oakland. Evening of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Cha-cha. Salsa lessons from 7-9:30 p.m. Dancing from 9:30 p.m.- midnight to music provided by DJ Sky. $8 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit St. Lawrence-St. Cyril Capital Improvement Fund.

Sunday, July 18
20th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco. Catholic Charities of the East Bay will again join hundreds of other teams and thousands of individuals for this 10-kilometer fundraising walk in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Over the last 10 years parish teams have raised over $250,000. To register as a walker or to organize a parish team, contact Bill Dow at (510) 865-1942.

Saturday, July 24
1st Annual B.O.C.A. Fundraiser. 12-3 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action will honor the late Father Bill O’Donnell. Proceeds to benefit BOCA, a non-profit agency comprised of 12-member congregations that trains and empowers local leaders. Admission is free. Call: (510) 658-2467.

Thursday, Aug. 12
15th Annual Salad Bar Luncheon and Bingo. Noon at St. Joseph Church Hall, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Sponsored by Court Father Francisco de Lasuen, No. 1508, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Mission San Jose. $7 donation includes lunch and two bingo cards. Need not be present to win. Proceeds go to the Court’s Charities. Contact: Eleanor Chesterman, (510) 657-2758.

Aug. 14-15

Flea Market. Sponsored by the Youth Group at Assumption Parish, 1100 Fulton Ave., San Leandro. Proceeds benefit the Youth Group’s trip to Mexico for the Corazon House Community Building Project. Donations of new and used items are currently being accepted – exceptions: electronics, appliances or computers that are more than three years old. Call Jan Brooks, (510) 276-7608.

Sunday, Aug. 15
Benefit Golf Tournament. For Mary’s House, a shelter for women in crisis pregnancy. 1 p.m. T-time, at Dublin Ranch Golf Course, 5900 Signal Hill Road, Dublin. Entry fee: $155 ($55 donation portion). Foursome discount rate: $135 per golfer. (Limited to first 144 players.) Includes dinner for player and spouse, 6:30 p.m. ($25 dinner for others). Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, California Fraternal Congress Branch #1. Contact: (925) 833-2460 or (925) 846-5124.

Saturday, August 7
St. Joseph Notre Dame Class of 1994. 7 p.m. at Scott’s Restaurant in Jack London Square, Oakland. Dinner, DJ and dancing plus no-host bar. Contact Nicole Requilman, (510) 732-1393 or


Aug. 27-29
Young Adult Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. Facilitated by Sister Michelle L’Allier, OSF, and Michael Mansfield. Through fun, prayer, quiet, film, movement and conversation, participants will explore the questions that affect young adults when it comes to being faithful. Phone: (925) 837-9141 or

Friday, July 9
Talent competition. 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Black Box, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Event will showcase local hip-hop and R&B artists. $10 admission to benefit Covenant House California and its work with homeless and at-risk youth. $100 prize goes to winner. Contact: Paul Harris, (866) 635-2382.

Sunday, July 25

St. Augustine Concerts presents: The Galapagos String Quartet. 4 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz St., Oakland. Program includes Pictures of Miro for flute, violin, viola, and cello. Tickets: $15 general admission. Phone: (510) 653-8631.

Through Aug. 8
Exhibition: “Water, Land and Sky: Rediscovering A.T. DeRome.” At the Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Nearly 100 paintings by artist Albert Thomas DeRome (1885-1959) including such small, jewel-like California scenes as the Missions, Carmel and Los Gatos.


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