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January 18, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

New Events

Friday, Jan. 22
Date night for Married and Engaged Couples. 6:45 to 9 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Hosted by St. Joan of Arc Marriage Ministry. Child care provided. Information: Robert and Rosemarie at SJAMarriageMinistry@gmail.com.

Saturday, Jan. 23
Soul Scripting: Writing from the deep self. San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Shoshana Kobrin will share this writing technique and its many uses, including as a way to deepen faith. Cost, $85. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online at www.sandamiano.org.

Social and music concert, Catholic Underground (come after the Walk for Life), St. Philip Neri Parish, 3108 Van Buren St., Alameda. Adoration and prayer with confession at 7 p.m., social and concert begins at 8:15 p.m. Performance by Alanna-Marie Boudreau, a Michigant with a Canadian background currently working on her third studio album.

Third Annual Mardi Gras Gala. 6 to 11 p.m. at St. Columba Parish Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and more. $40 Tickets. 510-654-7600. www.stcolumba-oak.com.

Sunday, Jan. 24
Emeritus Bishop John Cummins book signing. 1:30 p.m. 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. The book, Berkeley and Beyond: the First Half-Century of the Oakland Diocese, will be available for purchase. 510-933-6366.

Saturday, Jan. 30
Dance. 5 p.m. at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville. The MFA in Dance Program at Saint Mary's College of California, in partnership with the Lincoln Theater, will premiere Subject.Matter, a new distinctive dance work. Tickets, $10. Additionally, Cohort Two, the MFA in Dance Class of 2017, will present Coalesce, a free, informal showing of works at 2 p.m. Information: StMarys-ca.edu.

Refuel Your Energies: A Workbook for Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals. 8 a.m. to noon in the Acacia Room, Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Blvd., Burlingame. This half-day workshop will give participants an opportunity to renew body, mind and spirit. $20/person. Presented by the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest and Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. Contact Sister Jean Evans, RSM, jevans@mercywmw.org or 650-373-4508.

Tuesday, Feb. 2
Christ's Passion through the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (praying through the stations). 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Join us for our monthly Day of Mercy. Questions: 510-653-8631, ext.102.

Saturday, Feb. 6
Saint Mary's High Crab Feed and Silent Auction, school gym, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley. 5:30 to 9 p.m., includes safe Washington State coast cracked crab. Note reservation deadlines; paid advance reservations only. $55/person. www.saintmaryschs.org.

Monday, Feb. 8
Fund raiser for RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic. The clinic is a partnership between St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County and RotaCare Bay Area, and is sponsored by 11 local Rotary Clubs, including the Alamo, Danville and San Ramon Rotary clubs. All medical services, lab and diagnostic tests, generic pharmaceuticals and patient education classes, are free to patients. Contact Barbara Hunt, development director, b.hunt@svdp-cc.org, 925-330-6732 or www.svdp-cc.org.

Sunday, Feb. 14
San Damiano Valentines Dinner and Movie, at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Singles, couples are welcome. Cost $50 each. Dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or register online, www.sandamiano.org.

Friday, Feb. 19
Sixth Annual Social Justice Forum. 1 to 5 p.m., Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Keynote speaker Sister Linda Haydock of the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center will share her perspective on a new paradigm for economic justice and ecological sustainability. Visit HNHU Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Mondays, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1
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. Sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, free. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Jan. 26, Feb. 9
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

Men of St. Joseph. 7 a.m., St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Ourspace room, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: MichaelGallager1025@outlook.com.

Wednesdays, Jan. 20, 27
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.

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

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.

Sunday, Jan. 31
Faustina Messenger of Divine Mercy: 7 p.m. at Castro Valley Center of the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior, $40 family of four, $12 youth 17 and under. For tickets call Our Lady of Grace 510-537-0806 or email newsletter@olgcv.org.

Ecumenical Prayer Service, 8:45 to 9 a.m. Saturdays, San Damiano Retreat Center's Chapel, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Free. Information: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141.

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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(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)

Friday, Jan. 22
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizťOnTheIsland.

Taizé in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek, 7:30 p.m., the Church of the Resurrection, 399 Brandon Ave., Pleasant Hill. (Third Sundays).

Friday, Feb. 19
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.

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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.

St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. at Fourth St. in Livermore. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. requires an access code. For code, 925-455-0543 or 925-980-4826. To schedule Holy Hour email: Adoration@StMichaelLivermore.com Effective Jan. 3, 2016.

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

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
9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro. 9:30 a.m. first Fridays: all night to 7 p.m. Saturday. 510-614-2765.

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., 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.

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.

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.

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 925-828-2460.

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.

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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Jan. 29 to 31
Healing and Wholeness: Taming the Dragon. 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Explore with us ways to tame the anger dragon so it works for our good and the good of the world. Private room: $225/ shared room: $195 per person. Presenters: Carol Mitchell and Tom Gorham, CADCII. Phone: 925-837-9141; Online registration: www.sandamiano.org.

Feb. 18 to 21
Retreat with John Philip Newell, Santa Sabina Retreat Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Newell will explore The Rebirthing of God, asking what it would look like if these true depths were to come forth again in radically new ways. $435. 415-457-7727.

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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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Thursday, Jan. 21
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa, 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd.,Walnut Creek. Call Joan S. at 925-939-1007.

Tuesday, Jan 26
Divorce Support Group reconvenes. 7 p.m., lower conference room, St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Drive, San Ramon. Questions or RSVP: Sue, smc9@sbcglobal.net.

Widow/Widowers Support Group, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Hall B, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706.

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Grief Support

Services Grief Ministries, Diocese of Oakland. Sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Facilitated by Rev. Padraig Greene, parish relationship director.

Tuesday, Jan. 26
Grief Workshop. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church. 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. A six-week Christ-centered program characterized by trust in prayer, open sharing and spirituality. Open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Call Helene Billeci, 925-686-4870 for information and to register. Registration required by Jan. 26. 925-672-5800 or healingtheheart@stbonaventure.net.

Jan. 26, Feb. 9
Why does it hurt so much? — 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.

Second Saturdays
Workshops for the Loss of a Child. 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.
Workshops for Suicide Support. Noon at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149.



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