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April 17, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 8    •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

New Events

April 18, 20, 22
Mid-April Highlights at the School of Applied Theology. At St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. April 18, 24, 26: 10 a.m. to noon: Emerging Global Consciousness: An Introduction to World Religions, presented by Rev. Thomas Bonacci, CP, $120; April 20: 7 to 9 p.m., Renaissance: Nurturing the Inner Flame, presented by Khaleghl Quinn and Mary Busby, "Hope Springs Eternal" is the theme, $30 suggested donation; April 22: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Creating Your Personal Portable Altar, presented by Kaleo and Elise Ching. $130 (includes materials). Information/registration: www.satgtu.org/course-offerings/ or call 510-652-1651.

Friday, April 21
Fish Fry — Karaoke Fundraiser for Haitian Ministry. 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Fundraiser for the Bruner Memorial Scholarships for 100 at-risk students in Gran Ravine, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Information: 510-654-7600.

Saturday, April 22
Saint Mary's College Guild Fashion Show and Luncheon. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college's Soda Center, 1824 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. Meg Coons, CABI representative, will bring the spring line of fashions and models to the campus. Designed by Carol Anderson, the fashions are created for a wide range of body types and age groups. $45 per person. All proceeds benefit SMC Scholarship. Information: Pat, 925-376-6088.

April 28 to 30
Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Healing Retreat. Hosted by the Diocese of Oakland. Rachel's Vineyard Retreats and Post-Abortion Healing groups offer hope, help and healing for the soul in a loving, supportive environment, and result in life-changing transformations. Confidential sign-ups for women, men and couples. Contact: Gloria Maldonado at 510-384-6875 or gloriamaldonado375@sbcglobal.net. Information: AftertheChoice.org.

Saturday, April 29
St. Anthony Columbiettes Spring Boutique. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Modular Hall, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Free admission. Over 20 vendors. Information: Fran at columbiette10414@aol.com.

Our Lady of Grace Spring Tea. First seating at 10:30 a.m.; second seating at 2 p.m. At Our Lady of Grace Faith Formation Center, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Children's special tea service available only at 10:30 a.m. seating. $20/Adults, $10/children. RSVP by April 18. Reservations and information: 510-582-9266 or ffc@olgcv.org.

St. Mary's Center 2017 Spring Gala. 6 p.m. wine reception; 7 p.m. dinner and live auction at Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. After-dinner music and dancing with Vocal-Ease and the Boogie-Men. Information: http://stmaryscenter.org/annual-gala/.

Monday, May 1
33rd Annual Tee Off for Healthy Families — Catholic Charities of the East Bay Golf Classic. At the Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo. Check-in between 10 to 11:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities programs including youth mental health, crisis response and Claire's House for children trafficked for sex. Information: www.cceb.org.

May 2 to 23
The Road to Emmaus: Feminine Perspective with Jan Stegner. Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $35 per session (includes lunch) or $105 for the whole series. Information and registration: www.sandamiano.org or call 925-837-9141 x315.

Thursday, May 4
Annual Luncheon Benefit for Oakland Elizabeth House. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Claremont Country Club, 5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland. $75 per person. Guest speaker: Regina Jackson. Followed by live auction and Fund-A-Hope. This fundraiser provides a significant portion of Oakland Elizabeth's House operating costs. RSVP by April 27. No denim or cell phones allowed at the club. Parking is limited; carpools suggested. Information: Oakehouse.org/events or contact Chory Banez, chorybanez@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 6
Boots & BBQ — Holy Names High School Fundraiser. 4:30 p.m. back campus opens, 5:30 p.m. dinner bell at 4660 Harbord Drive, Oakland. BBQ and fixings from Phat Matt's BBQ, live music, silent auction and more. Parking is available at St. Theresa School with a shuttle throughout the evening. Visit hnhsoakland.org/BBQ17 for more details and ticket options or call 510-450-1110, x138.

May 10 to 12
Marian Festival. 7 p.m. at St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Blessing for the sick on May 11. 510-783-2766.

Sunday, May 14
Mother's Day Mass and Brunch. 10 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Join us for Mass followed by brunch. Adults: $30; Kids 12 and under $15. Information and registration: www.sandamiano.org or call 925-837-9141 x315.

Saturday, May 20
Crazy Hat Day in Niles. 10 a.m. to noon at Corpus Christi Church, 37891 2nd St., Fremont. Guest speaker: Rev. Jim Sullivan. Noon to 5 p.m. Festival includes food booths, entertainment, flea market, raffle and more. Information: church office, 510-790-3207.

Lord, Teach Me To Pray - Facilitator "Training-Retreat." 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., at St. Albert the Great Priory, Oakland. This retreat and training is for those interested in improving one's prayer life and helping others with theirs. Information and registration: www.lordteachmetopray.com or Carol Weiler at carolweiler@cox.net or 504-439-5933.

A Dynamic Catholic event featuring author and speaker Jonathan Fanning. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 703 C St., Union City. Doors open at 8 a.m. for check-in and seating. The program "Find Your Greatness" is based on the book, "The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic." Tickets: $20. Information: Donald Marquez at 510-259-8596 or donald_marquez@yahoo.com.

May 20 to 21
Maryknoll Young Adult Retreat. 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Information: 510-276-5021 or agarcia@maryknoll.org.

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April 17, 24, May 1, 8
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 or 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.

April 18, 25, May 2, 9
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.

April 19, 26, May 3, 10
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. Wednesdays, 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.

April 25, May 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.

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, 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.

Sunday, May 21
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. (Practice at 6:15 p.m. in the Ministry Center, next to the church.)

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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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April 23 to 27
Free! Working Retreat with Rev. Tom Hartle, OFM, at San Damiano Retreat. 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Information and registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141 ext 315.

April 28 to 30
"We Are Called to Be an Alternative to Ruin" Franciscan Spirituality Retreat with Fr. Tom Hartle, OFM. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $205 (shared room) or $235 (private room) and includes all meals. Information and registration: www.sandamiano.org or call 925-837-9141 x315.

Tuesday, 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.

June 5 to 12
Silence, Word and the Face of Our Neighbor. At Villa Maria del Mar, 21918 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Presented by Rev. Brian Pierce, OP. Following the rhythm of the tide, we will spend the days moving back and forth between silence, contemplative meditation and the Word of God. The face and voice of our neighbor will be before us as a living icon. Information: 831-475-1236 or www.villamariadelmar.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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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: ldspublications@outlook.com or call 925-550-9955.

ICF Branch 343 Dinner Dance. Hosted wine and beer happy hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing to the big band sounds of "In Full Swing" from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in Stack Center, Our Lady of Grace Parish, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. $40 per person. Reservation deadline, April 17. Information/reservations: Roz, 510-537-6657 or Pat, 510-538-2844.

Saturday, April 29
St. Paul School Annual Auction for Education and Gala. At the Galileo Club, 371 S. 23rd St., Richmond. "Great Gatsby" event included a multi-course Italian dinner, dancing and the opportunity to bid on fabulous auction items to support the school in San Pablo. Tickets: $50 per person. Reservations and information: 510-233-3080, the school office, or click on the link at www.st-paulschool.org.

Catholic Daughters Court of St. Raymond 17th Annual Spring Fling. "Around the World in 80 Days" at St. Raymond Parish Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Doors open at 11 a.m. Bingo at 1 p.m. Requested donation: $20 per person, which includes salad luncheon at noon and bingo cards.

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.

Saturday, May 6
Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festivities. St. Paul Parish is partnering with the city of San Pablo, on a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo. An old-fashioned parade begins at 10 a.m., and will end at St. Paul School, where families can enjoy festivities, including music, food, crafts and dancing, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The schoolyard is at 1825 Church Lane, San Pablo.

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.

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 pie411@comcast.net. 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.

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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

Saturday, April 22
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. Information: 510-533-4114.

April 25, May 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. Information: 925-939-8149.

Wednesday, May 10
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, May 11
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.

Saturday, May 13
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.



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