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May 8, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


New Events

May 11 to 13
Saint Mary's College Dance Company Faculty Spring Concert "Rise." May 11 to 13: 8 p.m., May 13: 4 p.m. in the LeFevre Theater at Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga. $15 general admission; $10 SMC faculty/staff, non-SMC students, seniors; $5 SMC students. Online at stmarys-ca.edu/dance-rise.

Friday, May 12
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry, Grilled Cheese and Pasta Too. 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Kids' menu includes baked fish sticks and mozzarella sticks. $7 per person, takeout $7 per box, $3 kids 6 to 12, free for those 5 and under. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council 7987.

Unforgettable: The Best of the Blackhawk Chorus. 8 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon. Join the 130 voices of the Blackhawk Chorus. Selections include O Happy Day!, songs by The Beach Boys and Carly Simon, medleys from Broadway, and more. Benefits the choral music programs in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Tickets: $25 adults, $17 for children 12 and under, at www.BlackhawkChorus.com.

Saturday, May 13
Reception for artist Sally K. Green at Mercy Center. 2 to 4 p.m. 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Green's paintings are in an exhibit titled "Where Have You Been?" at the Mercy Center Art Gallery, which began May 1 and will be on display to June 30. Information: www.mercy-center.org and www.sallykgreen.com.

Spirituality & Conscious Aging: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Our Retirement Years with Jim Briggs. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $85 includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

May 13 and 20
Lecture Series on the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Stack Center at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's appearance at Fatima is May 13. Rev. Tom Czeck, OFM Conv., will talk about the message and meaning of Fatima. On May 20, the series will continue by focusing on the Immaculate Conception as the golden thread in Franciscan Marian Devotions leading to the establishment of the Mission of the Immaculata 100 years ago by St. Maximilian Kolbe. The event is free but please RSVP to Jay at Our Lady of Grace Parish at 510-537-0806 or via email at parish@olgcv.org.

Saturday, May 20
Prayer and Song Retreat. 1 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Youth retreat for those in grades 5 to 12. Los Angeles Youth Day speakers Sarah Hart and Jesse Manibusan. Registration, $25, includes snack, dinner and admission to 7:30 p.m. concert. Concert tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Information/registration: www.prayerandsongretreat.org or Andy Gutierrez, 510-703-1076, andyg@sjtbc.us.

The Choral Project: In Concert. 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Suggested donation: $20 at the door. A program of varied and moving repertoire. Information: www.catholicsofpleasanton.org; www.choralproject.org.

Sunday, May 21
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Father Theodore Hesburgh. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Father Hesburgh's birth, the Notre Dame Club of the Bay Area will be meeting at the Cathedral of Christ the Light for 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a picnic on the shore of Lake Merritt.

Pasta Dinner at San Damiano. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Adults: $15; Kids 12 and under $10. Information/reservation: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

June 5, 12
June Highlights at The School of Applied Theology. St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. June 5-7: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Heart Speaks to Heart: the Art of Spiritual Friendship, presented by Wendy M. Wright, a scholar in the Salesian tradition and author of 15 books, $295 (tuition only); June 12-14, 2017; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Intercultural Church and the Arts, presented by Eduardo Fernandez, SJ, $295 (tuition only). Registration: www.satgtu.org/course-offerings or 510-652-1651.

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SPIRITUALITY

May 8, 15, 22, 29
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.

May 9, 16, 23, 30
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.

May 9, 23
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

May 10, 17, 24, 31
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.

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, May 19
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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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

Wednesday, 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, May 13
Embodied Prayer with Steve Harms and Kaleo and Elise Ching. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $40 cost includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

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.

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

June 5 to 12
Silence, Word and the Face of Our Neighbor. At Villa Maria del Mar, 21918 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, with Brian Pierce, OP. 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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Events

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 925-837-9141 ext. 315.

Saturday, May 20
Crazy Hat Day in Niles. 10 a.m. to noon at Corpus Christi Church, 37891 Second 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.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, May 18
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.

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

May 9, 23
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.

Saturday, May 27
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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