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February 6, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 3   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Rev. Gregory Chisholm, SJ
Black History Month events
St. Patrick Parish, 1023 Peralta St., Oakland. 10:30 a.m. Masses: Feb. 12: Rev. Emmanuel Nshimbi, SJ, a Jesuit priest of the Zambia-Malawi Province currently studying Sacred Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University; Feb. 19: Rev. Gregory Chisholm, SJ, a former pastor of Oakland's St. Patrick Church, who currently serves as dean of Catholic parishes in the Central Harlem region in New York; and Feb. 26: Rev. Donna Allen, founder and pastor of New Revelation Community Church in Oakland and Vallejo.

St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Weekend Mass times: 4 p.m. Saturdays; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18-19: Rev. Kwame Assenyoh, SVD; Feb. 26-27: Very Rev. Fernand Cheri, vicar general of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The St. Columba Church Mass Gospel Choir Workshop will be Feb. 15-18, under the direction of M. Roger Holland II. Participants will learn new music from Holland's latest CD, Honey From the Rock, Volumes I and II. Music will be performed by D. Mark Wilson and the St. Columba Gospel Choir.

St. Benedict Parish, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. Weekend Masses: 4:30 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Ethnic attire welcome. Feb. 26: potluck after 11 a.m. Mass.


Lenten SPIRITUALITY

Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday Day of Renewal, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Evening of Renewal, 6 to 8 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost for day retreat is $40 and includes lunch. Cost for evening retreat is $25 and includes meal. For more information and to register, go to www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext.315.

March 13, 14 and 15
Lenten Mission. 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Parish, 1313 A St., Antioch. Three-evening Lenten Mission of preaching, story-telling, reflection and song. Details: 925-757-4020.

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New Events

Friday, Feb. 10
All-You-Can-Eat /Fish Fry, Grilled Cheese and Pasta Too! 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. $7 per person; $7 take-out box; $3 kids 6-12; free, kids 5 and under. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council 7987.

Feb. 10, 11
Called and Gifted Workshop. Feb. 10: 7 to 9 p.m.; Feb. 11: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Parish Center, 1313 A St., Antioch. Discern your spiritual gifts. Discern your call. $40 cost includes materials and meals on Saturday. Reservations by Feb. 8. 925-757-4020.

Saturday, Feb. 11
St. Leander Church Valentine Crab Feed. 5:30 p.m. no host bar; 6:30 p.m. dinner at Ryan O'Connell Hall, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. $45 per person. This event is "assigned seating." Dessert silent auction, sports memorabilia silent auction. Last day to purchase tickets: Feb. 7. Information: 510-895-5631.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Catholics@Work Breakfast. 7 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville. Guest speaker: Harold Fickett, prolific writer, Christian media producer and book collaborator with Chuck Colson. Members $20, others $30. www.catholicsatwork.com.

Saturday, Feb. 18
Our Lady of Guadalupe Crab Feed. 4:30 to 11 p.m. at Holy Spirit Hall. $49; beverages extra; dancing at 9 p.m. Information: olgweb.org.

February
Courses at the School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland, Jan. 30: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Living Contemplatively, presented by Rev. Michael Fish, OSB Cam., $160; Feb. 6 and 7: 10 a.m. to noon, Dreams, presented by Rev. Bernard LoCoco, FSC, $80; Feb. 13: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sexuality and Spirituality in the 21st Century, presented by Rev. Bede Healey, OSB Cam., $80; Feb. 14, 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Self-Compassion, Self-Care, presented by David Richo, $160; Registration: www.satgtu.org/course-offerings or 510-652-1651.

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SPIRITUALITY

Feb. 6, 13, 20
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, St. Columba Church, 6409 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by St. Columba Parish Health Cabinet, free. Kate Hobbs, 510-507-6304.

Feb. 7, 14, 21
Men of St. Joseph meeting. 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays in Ourspace room, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Information: michaelgallagher1025@outlook.com.

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

Feb. 14, 28
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

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.

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

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TAIZE

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

Friday, Feb. 17
8 to 9 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Information: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510-502-5797.

Sunday, Feb. 19
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taizé. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Third Sundays at a different church in the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area.

Friday, Feb. 24
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

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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. To schedule: 925-689-0838.

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

St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St. at Fourth St., Livermore. To schedule: Adoration@StMichaelLivermore.com.

Daily
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, First Friday
9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to midnight every First Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, 2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro. 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., in the convent chapel; and 2 to 9 p.m. in the church on Wednesdays at 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.

Wednesdays
6 to 7 p.m.: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; Confessions: 6 to 6:45 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. 510-843-2244; www.stjosephtheworkerchurch.org.

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

First Saturdays
Immediately following 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

Feb. 7, March 14
Music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Through the ear to the heart with Devi Mathieu. Suggested donation: $10-$20. Information: 415-457-7727 or www.santasabinacenter.org.

Feb. 10 to 12
Valentine's Retreat for Married Couples: "How to Dance When the Music Changes" with Rev. Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM, and Richard and Karla Obernesser. San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $340 per couple. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

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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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Events

May 10
Mindful Meditation for Healing and Wholeness. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Registration and refreshments begin at 10 a.m. Gratitude offering. Sister Joan Prohaska, OP, facilitator; Lynette Gullings, RN, wellness coordinator; Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP, spiritual director. Registration: http://bit.ly/2017Mindfulness or 510-933-6360.

Saturday, Feb. 11
Birthright of Livermore benefit dinner and auction, 5:30 p.m. in Moran Hall at St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Speakers: Phil Sandoval, iHeart Radio, Rev. Bob Mendonça, St. Raymond parochial vicar. $40 per adult, $20 per child under 10. RSVP by Feb. 1 to Birthright, 1010 Murrieta Blvd., Livermore 94550. 925-449-5887. Co-hosted with Knights of Columbus, Father Murphy Council.

Morning of Enrichment. 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Join St. Bonaventure, St. Ignatius of Antioch, and St. Anne parishes for a morning of prayer, growth, and fellowship.

Feb. 11 and 12
Parish Outreach at St. Peter Martyr Parish, 740 Black Diamond St., Pittsburg. Information: 925-432-4771.

Sunday, Feb. 12
Valentine's Dinner and Movie at San Damiano. 5 to 9 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $50 per person (adults only, please). 925-837-9141, ext. 315, or katerik@sandamiano.org; www.sandamiano.org.

Saturday, Feb. 18
Living Our Faith: A Dialogue with Scholars and Students. 7 to 9 p.m. at Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley. A Christian-Muslim dialogue with Ali Ataie, professor at Zaytuna College and Sister Marianne Farina, professor at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, both in Berkeley. Information: Kara Speltz, kara4peace@aol.com.

Sunday, Feb. 19
Pasta dinner at San Damiano. Seating is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. at San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. For more information and to register: www.sandamiano.org or dial 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Sunday, Feb. 26
Sacred Heart Parish Mardi Gras 2017. 4 p.m. (no-host bar), 5 p.m. (dinner), dancing until 10 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 4025 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. $40 per person. Raffle and door prizes. Adults-only. Advance purchase required. No tickets sold at the door. Information/tickets: Gilda Costa, 510-652-2855.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, Feb. 16
Catholic Divorced Widowed and Separated of Contra Costa, 7 to 9 p.m. third Thursdays at St. Mary of the Immaculate Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact: Joan S., 925-939-1007.

Third Wednesdays
Military Peer Support Group. 7 to 8 p.m. in the rectory at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Veterans share life challenges and opportunities. Contact: Dom Pietro at 925-462-4665 or email at pie411@comcast.net. All ages welcome.

Thursdays

Widow/Widowers Support Group, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Hall B, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Contact: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706.

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Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Service, Ministry Events & Support Groups

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

Grief Support

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Wednesdays at St. Joseph Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. Information: 510-234-2012.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Why Does It Hurt Do Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B St., Hayward. Information: 510-581-1234.

Thursday, Feb. 9
It Does Not Have to Hurt Forever. At St. Joseph Parish, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Information: 510-741-4900.

Feb. 9, 23
Grief Support Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration necessary. These bi-monthly sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Eleanor Flatley at 925-846-8708.

Saturday, Feb. 11
Loss of a Child. 10 a.m. second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.

Saturday, Feb. 11
Suicide Support. Noon second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.

Feb. 14 and 28
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. Information: 925-939-8149.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. Information: 510-533-4114.

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