March 20, 27, April 3 and 10
Saints and Sinners, Popes and Problems, Creeds and Council, a Lenten Journey with Rev. Tom Weston, SJ. 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Information: 510-451-1790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20 to April 7
Lenten Events at Holy Spirit Parish, Fremont. Journey to Easter, Lenten morning reflection with Rev. Brandon Macadaeg, M-F from 6:15 to 6:45 a.m. in De Sousa House, 37648 Fremont Blvd., Fremont; Alpha series, 7 p.m. in De Sousa House, dinner and video; Stations of the Cross, Benediction and Confessions, Fridays during Lent at 7:30 p.m. in the church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont; Friday Fish Fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, March 31 and April 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Holy Spirit Parish Center. Dine-in or take-out available. $9/adults, $5/children 5-12, free /children under 5. 510-797-1660.
March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Lenten Book Series: A Pilgrimage Through Lent and Beyond with Kathy Miranda. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Books are Joyce Rupps's "Walking in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino" and Paula D'Arcy's "Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter." Cost: $20/session or $140. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
March 22, 29, April 5
Lenten Taizé prayer services. 7 to 8 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Lenten Scripture Series at St. Stephen Church. Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. (soup supper); 7 p.m. (speaker) in the parish center at 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. April 5: Guest speaker: Thomas Awiapo, Catholic Relief Services. 925-939-3825.
March 23, 30, April 6
St. Perpetua Parish Lenten Series. 6:15 p.m. soup dinner, 7 p.m. presentation at 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. March 23: "Take The Child and His Mother and Flee," presented by Rev. Thomas Bonacci, CP; March 30: "The Greatest Among You Serves the Least," presented by Rev. Andrea Goodman; April 5: "I Was a Better Me Because I Met You," presented by Father Bonacci. 925-283-0272.
March 24, 31, April 7, 14
Stations of the Cross. 6:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, followed by Soup Supper and Travels to Triduum in parish's Mullen Common Vista. In addition the parish is hosting two Lenten Reconciliation Services: March 27 at 4:30 p.m. and April 3 at 7 p.m. 925-939-7911, ext. 101.
Lenten Events at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Every Friday: Stations of the Cross and Benediction at the church at 7 p.m.; Taizé Meditation at Divine Mercy Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Also: Liturgy of the Hours, at the church, 7:40 a.m. weekdays; Charismatic service, adoration and anointing, 7 p.m. March 25; rosary, 8:40 a.m. weekdays; and Adoration Chapel retreat on prayer, fasting and almsgiving 7-9 p.m. for three consecutive Thursdays, starting March 29. 510-232-5659 or www.sjtbc.us.
March 24, 31, April 7
Stations of the Cross for Seniors, 1 p.m. in the chapel at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Led by Sister Mary Mark Schoenstein, OP, pastoral associate at St. Edward Church, Newark. Shuttle will be available from the parking lot for those who wish. Information: www.msjdominicans.org or 510-933-6360.
March 27, 28 and 29
Sacred Heart Parish Annual Lenten Revival, 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 4025 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. Theme: No One Banned from the Promised Land. March 27: Matt. 25: 31-46 — The Last Judgement; March 28: Ez. 37: 1-10 — Those Dry Bones (Sacrament of Reconciliation); March 29: John 15: 13-17 — No Greater Love Than This. Featured speaker, Rev. Ken Hamilton, SVD, will also be the homilist at the weekend Masses preceding the revival: March 25 at 5 p.m. and March 26 at 7:30 and 10 a.m. Freewill offering. Information: call the parish office at 510-655-9209 or email email@example.com.
Friday, April 7
St. Rose Church 32nd Annual Fish Fry. 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Rose Parish Hall below the church at 555 Third Ave., Crockett. Adult dinner tickets are $18 and children 12 and under are $7. Beverages will be available at a no host refreshment bar. Takeout dinners are available anytime during serving hours. Information: 510-787-2052.
April 13 to 16
Holy Week Retreat with Rev. Ken Laverone, OFM, and the staff of San Damiano. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $255 for a private room or $220 for a shared room. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
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Thursday, March 30
We Have a Problem — Sex Trafficking is a Booming Industry. 6:30 p.m. in small gym at St. Bede Church, 26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward. who are the most vulnerable; how to take action; Claire's House: the diocesan response. Presented by St. Bede Parish; Shared Hope International; Catholic Charities of the East Bay; and the Office for Life and Justice, Diocese of Oakland. 510-267-8379.
Saturday, April 8
Women Deacons? A Dialogue. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dominican Center, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. A panel presentation by Bishop Randolph Calvo with Sister Mary Peter Traviss, OP, and Sister Gloria Marie Jones, OP. $40 cost includes presentation, lunch and materials (student discounts with valid student card). RSVP by March 29 at http://bit.ly/2017WomenDeacons or 510-933-6334. Information: www.msjdominicans.org/education-arts/center-education-spirituality.
Saturday, April 22
Inter-Faith Women's Panel. 2 to 3:30 p.m., LDS Chapel, 1875 Highland Way, Brentwood. Women from six different religions – including Catholic, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Muslim – come together to share how their faith has made an impact in their life. There will be time for questions and an opportunity to meet women of many faiths. Questions: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-550-9955.
Saturday, April 29
Alemany Awards Benefit Gala. 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6:30 p.m. reception and dinner at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Honorees: Bill Cox, president and CEO of Alliance of Catholic Health Care and Nancy O'Malley, district attorney of Alameda County. Annual fundraising event for the Dominican School of Theology and Philosophy in Berkeley. Individual tickets: $200, table of 10 people: $1,900. Information: https://www.dspt.edu/alemany2017 or 510-883-2056.
April courses at The School of Applied Theology, St. Albert's Priory. 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. April 3-4: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 5, 10 a.m. to noon: Being a Disciple in the Church of the New Testament, presented by Rev. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., $200; April 10: 10 a.m. to noon, Joan Of Arc, Holy Resistance, and Social Sin, presented by Lisa Fullam, $40. Registration: www.satgtu.org/course-offerings or 510-652-1651. Continuing Educational Units available.
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March 20, 27, April 3, 10
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; email@example.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.
March 21, 28, April 4, 11
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12
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.
March 28, April 11, 25
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.
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.
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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(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)
Friday, March 24
8 p.m. fourth Fridays, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.
Sunday, April 16
Prayer Around the Cross: Worship through Song, Scripture and Silence in the style of Taizé. Third Sundays. Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area. No Taizé service: Easter Sunday.
Friday, April 21
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.
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St. John the Baptist Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-230-4325; email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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April 11, May 16
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.
April 23 to 27
Free! Working Retreat with Rev. Tom Hartle, OFM, at San Damiano Retreat. 710 Highland Drive, Danville. For more information and to register, please go to www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
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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? firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Saturday, March 25
Spirituality Through the Art of Icons. 9 a.m. to noon at Dominican Center Art Room, 43326 Mission Circle (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Lecture and hands-on icon drawing. $25. RSVP by March 15 at http://bit.ly/2017Icons or 650-245-2723. Sponsor: Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Center for Education & Spirituality.
Saturday, April 1
Journaling as a Spiritual Practice with Nancy Burchett. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $30 cost includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord. Speaker is Sonja Corbitt, author, Bible teacher, storyteller and Southern girl. Note location change. $33/$40 after March 25. Information: www.magnificatsoti.org/Index.html or Jennifer Rogers at 503-709-8449; email: Magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com.
April 12, 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.
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Thursday, April 20
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.
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 email@example.com. All ages welcome.
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.
March 23, 30, April 6
Grief Support Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration necessary. These weekly sessions (except April 13) are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Eleanor Flatley at 925-846-8708.
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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.
Saturday, March 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.
March 28, April 11
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, April 8
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.
Suicide Support. Noon second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Information: 925-939-8149.
Wednesday, April 12
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, April 13
Why Does It Hurt Do Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B St., Hayward. Information: 510-581-1234.
It Does Not Have to Hurt Forever. At St. Joseph Parish, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Information: 510-741-4900.