OCTOBER 4, 2004





Tuesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19
Eucharistic Adoration. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland. Held in Mary’s Chapel, which can be accessed from Pleasant Street. The last hour of Adoration is dedicated to the recitation of the Rosary, which starts at 7 p.m.

Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13
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. Information: (800) 474-6644.

Spirit Seekers. 7:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parish Rectory Hall, 3109 Van Buren St., Alameda. Weekly gathering will utilize the “12 Steps” of Christian Spirituality process for those seeking to establish a closer relationship to God. Information: (510) 522-2299, ext. 4 or (510) 522-6005.

Oct. 8, 9, 10
Life in the Spirit Seminar. Oct. 8: 7:30 p.m. Healing Mass; Oct. 9 and 10: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish Cafeteria, 4025 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland. Spiritual director: Father Gerry Juarez. Seminar will establish, reestablish, or deepen your personal relationship with Christ. No fee. Meals provided. Information: Lucy Foronda, (415) 386-7311, Jimmy Regacho, (925) 939-7701.

Sunday, Oct. 10
“International” Rosary. 2 p.m., St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Unite in prayer and celebrate our catholicity in over 20 languages. Reception to follow in the St. Isidore Ministry Center. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Council 4060. Call Michael McCosker, (925) 284-1290 or website:

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Sacred Reflections. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. Victoria S. MacDonald, a seasoned retreat presenter, will present “Lectio Divina/Video Divina: Hearing the Voice of God Within.” Lectio Divina is a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures. MacDonald developed Video Divina, which embraces Scripture, prayer and film, as a tool that can offer sacred gifts for spiritual growth. Information: (510) 447-4549 or

Saturday, Oct. 16
Charismatic Healing Mass. 7:30 – 10 p.m., St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. “Saturday Night with Jesus.” All are welcome. Personal prayer ministry will follow Mass. Sponsored by the Charismatic Catholic Renewal Office in the diocese.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Healing Mass. 7:30 p.m., St. Leander Church, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Father Bich Nguyen presiding.

Saturday, Oct. 23
Centering Prayer Workshop. 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church Center, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Presenter: Eileen Halliburton of St. Theresa Parish, Oakland, and East Bay chapter coordinator of Contemplative Outreach. Includes both instruction and practice in centering prayer. Bring a bag lunch. Suggested donation $35. Art Crosetti, (925) 462-2721 or Eileen Halliburton, (510) 763-1829.

Sunday, Oct. 24
Prayer-a-thon for the Missions. 3:30 p.m., Maryknoll Regional Center, 16300 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro (St. Alphonsus Parish). Participants will pray the Mission Rosary, bless the new statue of Our Lady of Maryknoll and enjoy a simple dinner. Contact Deacon Matt Dulka, (510) 276-5021 or visit

Eucharistic Adoration. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., 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.

Oct. 8-10
A Silent Retreat for Women. At St. Clare’s Retreat, 2381 Lauren Glen Road, Soquel. Information: (831) 423-8093. Dominican Father Antoninus Wall will present, “Mary, the Model of Holiness.”

Oct. 8-11
Women’s Cursillo Weekend. At St. Philip Neri Parish, 3108 Van Buren St., Alameda. Discuss your faith, discover your unique gifts, and learn more about your journey to become more like Christ. Contact: Kathy Domanski, (925) 866-8544.

Saturday, Oct. 9
A Day of Prayer and Healing. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 4 p.m. Mass with Father Dick Schiblin, CSSR. Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Presented by the Association of Christian Therapists, Region 20. With Linda Schubert, who travels internationally in the Catholic Charismatic renewal and Santiago Salaices, a pastoral counselor and author. Cost: $25. Information: Joan, (925) 254-5778; Sally and Herb, (510) 531-8025.

Saturday, Oct. 23
Eco Spirituality. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. St. Joseph of Carondelet Sister Joanna Bramble will present “Embracing Our Beloved Earth.” The universe is the primary revelation of God. Gratitude for the beauty of our planet and grief at its increasing destruction increase our awareness of our oneness with all beings.
Participants are welcome to share experiences, explore new ideas, and reflect in silence to strengthen our courage, joy, and hope for the healing of our world. (8:30 a.m. registration). $45 fee includes lunch. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141; website:

Day of Dialogue. 1 – 5 p.m., at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. “For Gays, Lesbians, Their Families and Friends” with Franciscan Father Richard Purcell. Come for a prayerful day, in this safe environment, to explore and share stories of faith and community. No cost. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141; website:

Oct. 29-31
A Retreat with Henry Nouwen as Guide. At San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. “Living as God’s Beloved” presented by St. Joseph Sister Sue Mosteller. Room preference: private $190, double per person $160. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141;

Annual Charismatic Catholic Fall Retreat. At San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Theme: “God’s Glory – Spirit of Jesus Working Within Us.” Retreat teacher: Redemptorist Father Dick Schiblin. All are welcome to come and participate in this upbeat and creative experience of charismatic praise, teaching and healing power of the Holy Spirit. Sponsored by the Charismatic Catholic Renewal Office in the diocese. To register or more information: (800) 474-6644.

Saturday, Oct. 30
Advanced Enneagram. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. “Deepening Insight” with Maurice Monette. Building on one’s knowledge of the Ennagram, this retreat day is designed to help you identify where you are on your spiritual path and what will help you advance. (8:30 a.m. registration, lunch included). Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141; website:

Tuesdays, Oct. 12, 26
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Family Life Center, 2350 Pacheco St., Suite 201, Concord. Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Facilitator Joe Gerhards, (925) 682-3314 or Lanai Cline, (925) 676-3338.

Beginning Oct. 7
Bereavement Workshop. 7:30 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Seven-week workshop to help those who are grieving begin the healing process. Open to all regardless of religious orientation. Registration is required. Information: Mary Hagerty, (925) 846-5377.

Tuesdays, Oct. 5-26
Understanding Grief. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Children’s Chapel, St. Philip Neri Parish, 3108 Van Buren St., Alameda. Presented by Betty Jo Heath, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Sponsored by Alameda’s School of Faith. Suggested donation: $50 for series. Information: (510) 749-7158.
Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter Meeting. 1 – 2:30 p.m., the Montclair Room, at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Agenda: chapter report for 2003-2004, scheduling activities, fundraising, and literacy programs. Further information, e-mail Anne Fleming:

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Reading at Lone Mountain Series. 7:30 p.m., University of San Francisco’s Lone Mountain Campus, 2800 Turk Blvd., Room 141, San Francisco. Chinese-American author Alvin Lu will read from his first novel, “The Hell Screens.” Free and open to the public.

Oct. 14-17
Globalization Conference. At the University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco. “The Challenge of Globalization: Incorporating Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.” Topics include: globalization from Latin American and African perspectives, nonviolence and globalism, international conflicts and report from activist organizations. Presenters include Jonathan Schell, The Nation’s peace and disarmament correspondent and author of “A Hole in the World.” Sponsored by The Peace and Justice Studies Association and USF. For full schedule, registration information, contact Anne Hieber at USF, (415) 422-2910 or visit

Saturday, Oct. 9
Family Polenta Dinner. No-host cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m., at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, Mellus St., Martinez. Many raffle prizes. $15 adults, $5 ages 6-12 years, free, five and under. Reservations: (925) 229-2665.

Sunday, Oct. 10
Our Lady of Guadalupe Harvest Festival. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at 40375 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Games included are bean bag toss, ping pong toss, baseball toss, obstacle course, duck pond and cake walk. Wristband can be purchased for $20 for unlimited games for one child. Dollar tickets will be sold for food, soda, water, beer and games. Information: (510) 657-1674.

Thursday, Oct. 14
Dominican Guild of the Eastbay Annual Salad Bar Luncheon and Bingo. Noon, St. Joseph’s Hall, 43222 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Tickets: $6 includes luncheon and two bingo cards. Proceeds benefit the charitable works of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Contact: Ann Mahoney, (510) 536-3474.

Oct. 15-16
Garage Sale. At 4243 Wilson Lane, Concord. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. John Baptist de la Salle #1934. Call (925) 686-2005 for hours, directions.

Saturday, Oct. 16
St. Bonaventure Antique Sale and Flea Market. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Proceeds go to St. Mary’s Mission Hospital Maternity Ward for the Poor in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Barrio School in San Salvador, El Salvador. Multicultural food and drink will also be sold at event. Information: (925) 672-5800.

St. Mary’s Center Annual Dinner and Auction. 6 p.m., Greek Orthodox Auditorium, 4700 Lincoln Way, Oakland. Complimentary win reception with silent auction. Auction items include Holland American Cruise for two, Sierra cabin for a week, sports memorabilia, fine wines and fine jewelry. Tickets: $75 per person. Information: (510) 893-4723.

Oktoberfest! 6 p.m., St. Stephen Parish, 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Event features a live German band, raffle, silent auction and authentic German dinner. Tickets: $20 adults, children five and under are free. Information: (925) 939-3826.

Oct. 16- 17
34th Annual Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Oct. 16; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Holy Family Motherhouse, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont. Needlework, seasonal items, holiday decorations, baked goods and refreshments will be available for purchase. Door prizes. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family. Proceeds help to support their frail elder Sisters. Information: Sister Dolores Freitas, (510) 624-4583.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Fall Festival. At 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. 6:30 – 10 p.m., Kick-off dinner and dance on Oct. 16; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., festival featuring food booths, games, entertainment, etc. on Oct. 17. Special 25th anniversary tribute will include a “Holly Faire” booth providing handcrafted items for sale. Tickets: $20 each for chicken dinner. Contact parish office, (925) 778-0768.

Thursday, Oct. 21
La Madre De Los Pobres Fundraising Dinner. 6:30 p.m. no-host happy hour, 7:30 p.m. dinner, at Caesar’s Restaurant, Bay and Powell streets, San Francisco. Special speaker: Franciscan Father John Vaughn, minister general emeritus, the Franciscan (OFM) Fathers and Brothers worldwide. $100 per person, $150 per couple, $750 per table of 10. Proceeds benefit the non-profit San Francisco charity that helps the poor of all faiths. RSVP: (925) 846-7031.

Saturday, Oct. 23
7th Annual “Fall Into Autumn” Luncheon and Fashion Show. 12 – 1:30 p.m. lunch, 1:30 – 3 p.m., fashion show, at St. Benedict Parish Hall, 2245 82nd Ave, Oakland. Sponsored by The Knights of Peter Claver Auxiliary, St. Benedict Court #336. Fashions and accessories are from local vendors and will be available for purchase. Donation is $35. Contact Janice Moore, (510) 562-2050 for tickets.

The Holy Spirit Italian Social Group’s Annual Dinner. 6 p.m., no-host social hour and appetizers; 7 p.m., Italian buffet dinner; 8:15 p.m., performance featuring the Mission Opera Company Singers. Includes raffle. Tickets: $25 per person. Contact: Tom Bobak, (510) 797-0978 or John Barron, (510) 794-9882.

Sundays, Oct. 10, 17, 24
Cathedral Concerts. 3:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Oct.10: David Hatt, organist; Oct. 17: Richard Riley, tenor; Oct. 24: Christoph Tietze, organist. A free-will offering will be requested at door. Free parking.

Sunday, Oct. 17
Voices of America’s Future Concert. 3 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco. Several youth choral groups launched this annual musical event shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 as a musical expression of hope for the future. Participating choirs include the Piedmont Choir Ensemble, San Francisco Boys Chorus and the Boys of the Grace Cathedral Choir. Each choir will perform an individual program, culminating in a grand finale performed by all of the choirs. Free admission.

Through Oct. 17
Revelations and Reflections of Self-Taught Artists. Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. Coming from all walks of life and all regions of the country, self-taught artists contemplate life’s travails and unvarnished truths – often with humor, joy and spontaneity. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Admission donation: $2, free parking. Main desk: (925) 631-4379.

Anti-War Art. St. Mary’s College Library Walls, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. “Hubris Corpulentus” is a portfolio of 10 engravings on the war in Iraq by San Francisco artist Art Hazelwood, a board member of the California Society of Printmakers. He has exhibited in the Bay Area, New York, Austria, Germany and Japan. Julie Armistead, Hearst Art Gallery registrar, organized the exhibit. For more information contact Heidi Donner at (925) 631-4069.

Saturday, Oct. 23
Concert. 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz St., Oakland. St. Augustine Concerts presents The Ira Stein Trio who will perform Bach Improvisations and original chamber jazz music. Ira Stein on piano, Dann Zinn on soprano saxophone, and Joseph Hebert on cello. Tickets: $15 general admission. Information: (510) 653-8631.

Saturday, Oct. 9
Young Adults Summit. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Mercy Sister Mary Criscione will present “What Do You Do For A Living?” Join other young adults in their later teens, 20s, and 30s for a time of discussion, input, prayer and conversation focusing on how to find and create meaningful work. $25. Call Lorraine Steele, (925) 837-9141; website:

Friday, Oct. 15
St. Agnes Golf Tournament. Check in at 11 a.m., tee time at 1 p.m., at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord. The entry fee is $150 per person and includes greens fee, golf cart, arrival gift, BBQ lunch and a delicious dinner with awards and door prizes. Dinner only: $50. Proceeds will help fund the new Cauchi Hall. Contact the school office, (925) 689-3990.

St. Bonaventure Men’s Spiritual Network’s Annual Golf Tournament. 1 p.m., Boundary Oaks Golf Course, Walnut Creek. A contribution of $95 per player includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a golf-accessory gift, a full-course dinner with wine and coffee and more. Contact: Brian Gunderson, (925) 673-5039 or Al Limberg, (925) 685-3791.

Monday, Oct. 25
20th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Classic. At Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton. Join special guest golfer, Emeritus Oakland Bishop John Cummins and more than 100 East Bay business executives, philanthropists and society leaders to enjoy lunch, contests and games, a day of golf with cart, a cocktail reception, and an awards dinner with silent and live auctions. Individual entry fee is $250. Eagle Sponsors, Foursome Sponsors and Tee Sponsors are available. Information: (510) 768-3196 or

Sunday, Nov. 7
8th Annual St. Ignatius Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament. 12 p.m. Tee Off, Lone Tree Golf Course, Antioch. Four-person shot gun start. $100 per person cost, includes green fees, card and dinner. Limit – 144 players. Dinner immediately follows tournament at St. Ignatius Parish, 209 Tanganyika Court, Antioch. Proceeds to benefit Knights of Columbus Charities. Information: Gary Clausen, (925) 777-2171 or Floyd Akin, (925) 757-8079.

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