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May 22, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

New Events

Saturday May 27
Catholic Underground with Rev. Kevin McGoldrick. 7 p.m., St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Join the Young Adults (ages 18-35) of the Diocese of Oakland for this free event that includes adoration and prayer, fellowship and concert. Confession will also be available. Information: Steven Lewis, slewis@oakdiocese.org, www.oakdiocese.org/CUBayArea.

Saturday, June 3
Engage Your Heart Through Service To Others. 10:30 a.m at the Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 Le Roy Ave., Berkeley. Learn about Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality (www.ignatiancompanions.org), a unique program that engages mature men and women aiding the poor in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Applications are being accepted for the 2017-2018 year. RSVP/information, Paul Loh at paul@lohrealty.com or 510-384-4576.

ICF Polenta and Chicken Cacciatore Dinner. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church Hall, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets: $25 per person. Reservations required. Limited seats — no tickets sold at the door. RSVP by May 30. Contact: Judy, 925-462-2487 or Carolyn, 925-846-0440. Presented by Italian Catholic Federation Branch 285. Proceeds benefit Tri-Valley Scholarship Program and other ICF charities.

June 5 to 6
Two Night Seminar and Healing Service with Deacon Steve Greco. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Topics: "Surrendering to the Father's Love" on June 5 and "The Gifts of the Holy Spirit" on June 6. Information: StMichaelLivermore.com.

June 9, 11
Diablo Choral Artists presents a choral journey of Summer Travels, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Elgar, Rossini and Copland. Director, Mark Tuning, John R.S. Walko, accompanist. June 9: 8 p.m., Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Walnut Creek; June 11, 3 p.m., St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Hill. Details and ticket purchase on website: www.dcachorus.org, 925-680-7089, info@dcachorus.org (early adult and senior discount before May 30).

Saturday, June 10
St. Gerard Women's Club's Salad Bar Luncheon & Fashion Show. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Church Hall, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. "Hats Off to Fashions" showcasing Vintage attire by the models from "Good Will Bags." Door prizes and raffle. Admission: $15. To order tickets in advance call Eva Lowe at 510-586-0376; tickets will also be sold at the door.

Sunday, June 11
East Bay Presentation Reunion Party. 1 to 3 p.m. at University Terrace, Building 9, site of the former Presentation High School, 2116 Jefferson Ave., Berkeley, indoors on the ground floor facing the grotto side. RSVP/information: www.PresentationSistersSF.org.

Saturday, June 17
Corpus Christi Diocesan Choir Festival. 10 a.m. to noon at Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Parishes from around the diocese will come together to give thanks and share the diversity of musical talents. Registration/information: http://bit.ly/2qeKK58 or email Denise Kolger at dkolger@ctlcathedral.org to schedule a rehearsal time.

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May 22, 29, June 5, 12
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 23, 30, June 6, 13
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 23, June 13
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 24, 31, June 7, 14
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.

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, June 16
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, June 18
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Ecumenical services held the third Sunday of the month at different church sites.

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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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June 4 to 9
The Light Beyond All Darkness (Silent Contemplative Retreat) with Sister Ishpriya at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $395 for private room or $320 per person for double occupancy. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

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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June 5, 12, 19, 26
June Courses at The School of Applied Theology at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. For registration, go to www.satgtu.org/course-offerings/ or 510-652-1651. 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. $295 (tuition only); June 12-14, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; The Intercultural Church and the Arts, presented by Eduardo Fernandez, SJ, STD. $295 (tuition only); June 19-21, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Thresholds to Prayer, presented by Clare Ronzani and Bruce Lescher. Cost: $295; June 26-28, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey, presented by Mirabai Starr. Cost: $295 (tuition only.)

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May 25, June 8, 22
CCOP Grief Support Ministry. Second and fourth Thursday evenings at St. Augustine Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration is necessary. These sessions are open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Eleanor Flatley, 925-846-8708.

Thursday, June 15
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.

Grief Support

May 27 and 28
Parish Outreach. St. Stephen Parish; 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Dial 925-939-3826 for further information.

May 23, June 13 and June 27
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 for further information.

May 27 and June 24
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-533-4114 for further information.

Thursday, June 8
Why Does It Hurt Do Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 'B' Street, Hayward, 510-581-1234 for further information.

Saturday, June 10
Loss of a Child. 10 a.m. second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149 for further information.

Saturday, June 10
Suicide Support. Noon second Saturdays at St. John Vianney Parish, Mullen Commons; 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, 925-939-8149 for further information.

Wednesday, June 14
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Wednesdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery; 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo, 510-234-2012 for further information.



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