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September 21, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Fall Festivals

Sept. 26, 27
St. Clement Annual Parish Festival. Sept. 26: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sept. 27: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Food booths, games, entertainment on stage. 510-582-7282.

Our Lady of Grace Fall Festival. Sept. 26: noon to 10 p.m.; Sept. 27: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3433 Somerset Ave, Castro Valley.

Sept. 26, Nov. 7
St. David School and Parish Fall Festival, 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Kicks off with a parade at noon. 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

Oct. 2, 3
St. John's Harvest Fall Festival. St. John the Baptist Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Oct. 2, 5 to 10 p.m.; Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information: 510-688-0669 or email sjcsfallfestival@gmail.com.

Saturday, Oct. 3
El Rancho Day Festival annual family carnival St. Joseph Elementary School, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1910 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. Game booths, food, drink, raffles. Advance tickets, information: 510-522-4456 or www.stjosephalameda.org.

Oct. 3, 4
37th Annual Oktoberfest. St. Joseph Parish and School in Pinole. Oct. 3: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct 4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1961 Plum St., Pinole. Numerous events for people of all ages. Information: 510-741-4900.

Oct. 3, 4
St. Raymond Fall Festival, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Oct. 3: festival 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and casino night 8 p.m. to 12 midnight; Oct. 4: pancake breakfast after 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Masses and festival continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: www.st-raymond-dublin.org.

Saturday, Oct. 10
Concord Birthright Pregnancy Center BBQ Chicken Dinner. 5:30 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m. dinner at St. Mary Parish, School Gym, 1158 Bont Lane, Walnut Creek. Guest Speaker Joni Durling. Live music and more. $18 for adults, $7 for kids under 12, under 5 free. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. Mary Council 14156 and St. Mary Respect Life Team. Catered by Jerry Carpenello, "Fuget About It" Catering. Reservations: 925-798-7227 or https://birthright-dinner.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 13 and Oct. 17
St. Philip Neri-St. Albert the Great Fun Fair. Oct. 13: Fun Fair Bingo (adults only), Doors open at 5 p.m. at Msgr. O'Brien Hall, 3120 Van Buren St., Alameda; Oct. 17: Fun Fair in the schoolyard 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Van Buren Street, right off High Street, Alameda. 510-373-5200.

Saturday, Oct. 17
St. Mary Magdalen and School of the Madeleine Fall Festival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1225 Milvia St., Berkeley. 510-526-4811.

Nov. 7
St. David School and Parish Pasta Dinner, 871 Sonoma St., Richmond. Pasta dinner at 6 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children under 12. 510-232-2283 or www.stdavidschool.org.

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SPIRITUALITY

Sept. 22, Oct. 13
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

Sept. 21, 28
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; clairlascola@yahoo.com.

Tai chi class. 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays in the parish hall at St. Columba Church, 6409 San Pablo Ave, Oakland. Tai chi class is sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, and is free and open to all. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Wednesdays, Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. 8:15 or 9:15 a.m. after last morning Mass, Wednesdays, Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. 925-550-0679.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Our Lady of Fatima devotions: 6:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Tom Kennedy, 232-5659.

6:30 p.m. at St. Felicitas Church, 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Celebration of Holy Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary and benediction.

7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, Oakland, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland. 510-482-0596.

Sept. 21, 22, 23
Encountering God's Love and Mercy. 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Church, 32223 Cabello St., Union City. A parish mission conducted by Catholic Lay Evangelist, Bill Wegner of Good News International. A special session will also be offered after the 8 a.m. Mass on Sept. 21, 22, 23. All are welcome. Free-will offering. Information: 510-471-7766; stanneadultfaithformation@gmail.com.

Mondays
Rosary in Spanish. 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Center, 2100 Pear St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

Wednesdays
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.

Second Saturdays
Rosary in Spanish. Immediately after 7 p.m. Spanish Mass at St. Joseph Church. 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Perpetual
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. Dial 925-689-0838 to schedule your hour.

Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. 510-797-1660.

Daily
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St., Antioch. 925-757-4020.

9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the chapel at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Ends with Benediction. 925-447-1585; www.saintmichaelliv.org.

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
9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the chapel at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. Livermore. Ends with Benediction. 925-447-1585; www.saintmichaelliv.org; EucharisticAdorationMinistry@yahoo.com.

9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro.

First Fridays: 9:30 a.m. all night to Saturday 7 p.m. 510-614-2765. Mondays 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., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays in the convent chapel; and 2 to 9 p.m. in the church on Wednesdays 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.

Tuesdays
8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. benediction in Mary's Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays (daily Mass 6 p.m.), in the chapel at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. 510-843-2244.

Wednesdays
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. David of Wales Church, 5641 Esmond Ave., Richmond. 510-237-1531.

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 it 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.

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.

Fridays
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every third Friday at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd. (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Contact blessings@msjdominicans.org or 510-449-7554.

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 at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. 510-522-0181.

Fridays, Saturdays, first Fridays
2 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, confession available during the adoration ends with Divine Mercy Chaplet and at 3 p.m. Saturdays 4 p.m. confession available during the adoration ends at 4:45 p.m. Thursdays before First Fridays: 6 p.m. Mass, 6:30 to 7:30 Adoration for Vocations 510-482-0596.

6 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. A priest will be available to hear confessions, 510-526-4811.

First Saturdays
After 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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RETREATS

Oct. 2 to 4
Dorothy Day Meets Ignatius of Loyola. At Jesuit Retreat Center, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos. This non-silent retreat for women and men will be facilitated by Bob Lasalle-Klein, Rev. Bernie Bush, SJ, and Catholic Worker team. Learn how the Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian spirituality shaped the ministries of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, soon to be canonized by Pope Francis. Registration fee: $290. Information: 650-917-4000 or www.jrclosaltos.org/retreats.

Wednesday Oct. 7
Contemplative Day of Prayer led by Joe Nassal, CPPS, "Prayer in the Season of Autumn." 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Presentation, personal reflection, sharing, concluding with Eucharist. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20. 415-457- 7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

Pierre Teilhard deChardin Study Circle.  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Exploring the life and thought of Teilhard while reflecting on the implications for ourselves today. 415-457-7727; info@santasabinacenter.org.

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Young Adults

4.12 Young Adult Ministry 11:30 a.m. Sundays at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. We gather as a community of young adults aged 18 to 35 to attend Mass. If you are going to Mass, why not go with friends? Questions? 4.12youngadultministry@gmail.com.

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Fundraisers

Saturday, Oct. 3
Dream Flight fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. at Claremont Country Club in Oakland. Benefits St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda. Following the cocktail reception comedian Mark Curry — and SJND grad ('79) — will host an evening of entertainment and dancing. Sean Croxton, entrepreneur and founder of Underground Wellness, will deliver the keynote address. $125 per ticket. Cocktail attire. RSVP by Sept. 28. https://sjnd.ejoinme.org/DreamFlight or 510-995-9456.

FORE! St. Joseph School's 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Sunol Valley Golf Course, 6900 Mission Road, Sunol. $150 Golf Package includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and souvenir. Dinner will be at St. Joseph School in Fremont and will be sponsored by Spin-a-Yarn Restaurant, Warm Springs. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun tee off at 12:30 p.m. To register, call Lauri Kaefer, 510-791-1980 or St. Joseph School at 510-656-6525.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Gala to Support Expansion of Malta Clinic Hours. 6 p.m. at St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco. The fundraiser is held to raise funds that will allow the expansion of the clinic's weekly operations from 2½ days to 5 days. In addition to a three-course meal, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions. Visit OrderofMaltaClinic.com.

Saturday, Oct. 17
ICF Branch 154 Annual Polenta Dinner. 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner at St. Jerome Parish, Rohan Hall, 308 Carmel St., El Cerrito. Tickets: $22 adults; $6 children 6 to 12 years old; free, children under 5. Prepaid registration only — no tickets sold at the door. Dial 510-232-1804 reservations. Cut-off date, Oct. 12.

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner. 6 p.m. (social hour, silent auction, basket raffle), 7 p.m. family style dinner at SJND - Kelly Gymnasium, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda. $25, adults; $20, Booster Club member; $12, students and seniors; $10, children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit all SJND athletics. Reservations: email: boosters@sjnd.org or dial 510-995-9434.

Oct. 23, 24, 25
Annual Crafty Quilters Holiday Boutique at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Boutique features handmade items; baked goods; plants. Information: call Ann, 925-864-3242.

Saturday, Oct. 24
Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Branch 10's Annual Ravioli Dinner. 6 p.m. social hour followed by dinner at 7 p.m. in Msgr. O'Brien Hall, High and Van Buren Sts., Alameda. $8/kids 12 and under; $20/teens and adults. Proceeds benefit Branch 10 charities. Reservations: JoAnn Dorn, 510-710-6959 by 9 p.m. Oct. 18.

Sunday, Oct. 25
Late Night Catechism. 2 p.m. Holy Names University Regents' Theatre, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Benefits the ICF. For tickets, visit this website: italiancatholicfederationlnc.brownpaper tickets.com.

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Lectures/Events

Sept. 21 to Oct. 28
Short Courses at the School of Applied Theology SAT. The School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland, 510-652-1651. Course titles include: The Power of Grace, Interfaith Spirituality and Science and the Universe. Information/registration: go to www.satgtu.org/sabbath-break-short-courses/ or call 510-652-1651.

Saturday, Sept. 26
Prayer Breakfast sponsored by Magnificat, a ministry for women. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glen Drive, Concord. Speaker: Linda Shubert, international speaker and author. Information: www.magnicatsoti.org; reservations: 925-550-3016.

Oct. 5, 12 and 19
Zach Flanagin Scripture study series "Mercy and the Heart of Faith." 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. As we prepare for the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, join us for a discussion of the theme mercy in the Bible and how each Christian is called to share in this divine work in the world. For more information: 925-939-7911 x107.

Tuesday, October 6
Senior potluck. Noon in the chapel at St. Lawrence Church, 3725 High St., Oakland. All are encouraged to bring a dish. For more information, call Sister Mario at 510-530-0761.

"Radical Love: A Photographic Narrative of Cloistered Religious Life." 5 to 7 p.m. at 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley. Toni Greaves will present and discuss her long-term project photographing within a community of cloistered Dominican nuns, her personal journey along the way, and the just-published monograph of this seven-year body of work. Sponsor: Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) bcsr.berkeley.edu.

Friday, Oct. 9
Love that Reaches into the Abyss: Dante, the Pope and the Mother of Mercy. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Pope Francis suggests using Dante's Divine Comedy as spiritual reading for the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy? Patrick Gardner from Thomas Aquinas College, will discuss. A Votive Mass for the Forgiveness of Sins will precede the lecture at 6 p.m. Information: Cliff Price 510-435-7757 or StJosephTheWorkerChurch.org.

Oct. 10, 11
The Vatican International Exhibition of "Eucharistic Miracles of the World." 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Michael Church, 326 Maple St., Livermore. An inspiring photographic exhibition of more than 100 Eucharistic Miracles all recognized by the Catholic Church as truly worthy of belief. Free; voluntary donations. Information: EucharsiticAdorationMinistry@yahoo.com.

Sunday, Oct. 11
Luke: Stories on the Road. 7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Blvd., San Ramon. Actor Frank Runyeon will perform famous parables in Luke's gospel. No fee; donation appreciated. 925-830-0600.

Saturday, October 17
Day of Reflection Pope Francis and Laudato Si, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Presentations will be conducted by Sister Toni Nash, CSJ, and Brother Mark Schroeder, OFM. Registration is $10. Additional information is on the website holyspiritfremont.org. Questions can be sent via email to hscreflection@gmail.com or dial 510-456-4972.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursdays
Widow/widowers support group meets from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Hall B at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Are you trying to focus on your new life after the death of a spouse? Meet other people who share your concerns. For more info call Sandy Heinisch at 925 513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Divorced and Separated Workshop. At St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. A new workshop series for divorced and separated Catholics will begin in the Lower Conference Room (across from the MPR). Contact: Rosemarie McKenney, RMcKenney@sjasr.org or 925-830-0600, ext. 248.

Thursday, Sept. 10
Divorced and separated Catholics. A new 12-week educational series for divorced and separated Catholics which began Sept. 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, sandynca@sbcglobal.net or 925-628-1503.

Friday, Sept. 25
Workshop: Exploring the connection between health and spirituality, 7-9 p.m., by Gale Haux, marriage and family therapist, in the parish hall at Christ the King Parish, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, 925-210-6012.

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Art/Music

Sept. 21, 28
Join Diablo Choral Artists (formerly Voices of Musica Sacra). Rehearsals at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave,, Walnut Creek. Diablo Valley's chamber choir performs sacred and secular choral music, and has openings for all voice parts. Mark Tuning, music director. Information: dial 925-680-7089, info@dcaschorus.org or www.vmschorus.org.

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Sports Camps

Concord's De La Salle High School will be offering Elite Spartan Basketball Camps for boys and girls in two groups, K-Grade 7 and Grade 7 to high school varsity. The youth Spartan camp for younger boys and girls began Sept. 15 and continues on select Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 27 in the afternoons in the DLS gym. Afternoon camp dates are from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3 and from Oct. 17-24 and cost $60 per session, or $200 for all four sessions. The camps, run by De La Salle varsity boys head coach AJ Kuhle, are designed to help the student athletes to learn or improve the skills needed to excel in basketball. The sessions, which are held in the morning and afternoon, will involve drill and play sessions where athletes will have a chance to practice what they've learned. For more information: www.dlshs.org/athletics/summer/index.aspx.

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Grief Support

Sept. 17 through Nov. 5
Grief workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. There are stepping stones that are part of each grief journey and we will explore them in this eight-week series. A one-time donation of $15 is requested. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Nancy Silva, 925-846-9543.

Monday, Sept. 21
Grief Support Ministry. 7:30 to 9 p.m. third Mondays, 1119 Lafayette, St. Alameda, in the parish center. Information: Lilian Dubow, lilian.dubow@gmail.com or 510-205-3712.

Sept. 22, Oct. 13
Workshops for those who have suffered a loss. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays in Mullen Commons, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Eileen, 925-939-8149.

Thursday, Oct. 15
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa. 7 to 9 p.m. third Thursdays at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Information: Joan S., 925-939-1007.

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