Tuesdays, Aug. 15 and 22
Pathways to Compassionate Self-Care. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, with Jennifer Wylie and Barbara Gordon. $35 cost per session includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Dress A Girl Around The World! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. Make simple dresses for girls in Third World countries. Contact us for kits that you can sew from home. Information: Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insights into Hinduism. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, with Purushottama Bilimoria, Father Zacharias Thomas and Sister Beena Kallely. $15 cost includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Monday, Aug. 21
International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to visit Holy Spirit Church. 11 a.m. at 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Program: procession and Mass followed by a talk by custodian, Patrick Sabat. The Rosary will be prayed throughout the afternoon followed by Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3 to 6 p.m. Visit concludes with a Mass at 6 p.m. Information: holyspiritfremont.org.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Dementia 2.0: Advances in Alzheimer's and Dementia. 1 to 4 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Vic Mazmanian, dementia caregiving expert and ministry leader, will focus on advances in Alzheimer's disease. RSVP: 855-226-0281 or email@example.com.
Livermore Valley Wine Tasting Fundraiser. at McKahn Family Cellars, Crooked Vine Winery & Bent Creek Winery. $85 per person includes lunch. Raffles on the bus. Presented by St. Anthony, Oakley, Knights of Columbus. Information or tickets: Tony Herrera 510-387-7360 or Joe Oliveira 925-382-9115. Must be 21.
Casino Bus Trip presented by the St. Anthony Parish, Oakley. Columbiettes. $30 per seat to Feather Falls, Oroville, and get $10 cash. Thunder Valley, Lincoln get $10 play and $10 match. Information: Tina Orduna 925 628-3368 or Columbiette10414@aol.com. Your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received.
Sunday, Aug. 27
"Music of the Heart, Voice, and Soul," a concert at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. featuring Israeli soprano Ronit Widmann Levy, international violist Erin Marie Nolan, and concert pianist Donna Stoering in a program of works by Manuel de Falla and Brahms. Donations.
Saturday, Sept. 9
14th Annual Our Lady's Ministry's Fundraiser. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. at SDES Hall, 30846 Watkins St., Union City. Video presentation, dinner, silent and live auctions and more. Special guests: Archbishop Salvador Pineiro, Ayacucho, Peru and Archbishop Jose Palma, Cebu, Philippines. Register by phone at 415-467-4747 or online at www.ourladysministry.org.
St. Patrick's Seminary Gala 2017. At Menlo Park campus. Honoring the Walk for Life West Coast founders Eva Muntean and Dolores Meehan. Information/registration: www.stpsu.edu. Online registration deadline: Sept. 3.
Sunday, Sept. 10
Walking the Camino de Santiago. 2 to 4 p.m. at Dominican Center, 43326 Mission Circle (enter off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Bring your questions. Sisters Mary Susanna Vasquez, and Frances Clare Fischer, OP, and Karen Kuester-Fischer will share their 2016 journey. Goodwill offering. Registration and RSVP required by Aug. 27 at http://bitly/2017CESCamino or 510-933-6334.
Sept. 15 and 16
Women of the Bible: Women in the Hebrew Scriptures Tell Their Stories. Sept. 15: 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 16: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church, 1122 Jamestown Ave., San Francisco. Presented by Toinette Eugene, theological ethicist. $30 cost per person includes refreshments on Sept. 15 and lunch on Sept. 16 and course materials. Pre-registration required at www.stpauloftheshipwreck.org/registration.html or payment by check or money order due in Shipwreck office by Sept. 11. 415-468-3434.
Sept. 15 to 17
Retrouvaille Weekend Program. Oakland (East Bay/Tri-Valley) Retrouvaille. Help for Marriage Problems. Information/registration: www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
Sunday, Sept. 17
Luau and Auction Fundraiser for San Damiano Retreat. 4 p.m. at 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $75 per person. Wear your island attire. Reservations: call 925-837-9141 or visit www.sandamiano.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Healing the Heart Workshop begins at St. Bonaventure Church, Concord. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. This six-week program is Christ-centered but you don't have to be a member of St. Bonaventure or a Catholic to attend. No cost but registration is required by Sept. 8. Call Helene Billeci, 925-686-4870.
Saturday, Sept. 30
Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Parish at 2700 Dwight Way in Berkeley is celebrating its 50th year. The evening of festivities begins with an Anniversary Mass at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Celebrate Life BBQ Dinner and Fundraiser to Benefit Birthright of Concord Pregnancy Center. 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 1158 Bont Lane, Walnut Creek. Featuring: Josh Burger, a popular and inspiring pro-life speaker. Catered barbecue chicken, live music and silent auction. Early bird: $40 for adults/teens by Sept. 29. $50 afterward. Youth 5 to 12, $20. Tables for eight, $300. Reservations: 925-798-7227 or http://birthright-dinner.eventbrite.com.
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Aug. 14, 21, 28
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Aug. 15, 22, 29
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: email@example.com.
Aug. 22, Sept. 5
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.
Aug. 16, 23, 30
Perpetual Help Devotion Baclaran format. Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. after last morning Mass, Our Lady Queen of the World Church, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. 925-550-0679.
Sept. 2, Oct. 7
First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Group Rosary prayer, Enrollment of the Brown Scapular and Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. (There will not be an 8 a.m. Mass on these mornings.)
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.
Catholic Men Night. 7 p.m. at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Adoration, Confession and Rosary for men. Food and drink follow. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Hour for Vocations. 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 37891 Second St., Fremont. 510-790-3207.
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.
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.)
Sunday, Aug. 20
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Practice is at 6:15 p.m. in the ministry center next to the church. Ecumenical services held the third Sunday of the month at different church sites.
Friday, Sept. 15
There will be no Taizé in August at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel in Fremont. It will resume on the third Friday in September. Information, contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP, at 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.
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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Aug. 18 to 20
Catholic Men's Fellowship Fall Retreat. At Old Oak Ranch, 1520 Old Oak Ranch Road, Sonora. This retreat's theme is God working in our lives: "What in heaven's name is God up to." Deacon Bill Brennan, in the Diocese of Stockton, will lead our retreat. $180 donation for meals and lodging. Information: Chris Walker, 209-264-2263 or visit CatholicMen.org.
Sunday, Aug. 27
Discovering the Sacredness of Creation. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $55 cost includes lunch. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
Thursday, Sept. 7
Sacred Journey 2017-2018. At Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. A Foundational Year in Contemplative Christian Spirituality. Deadline for applications is Aug. 21, 6 p.m. Visit website for information, schedule and cost: http://www.mercy-center.org/ProgramsSD/SacredJourney2017.html.
Sept. 8 to 10
Finding Our Way Home with Paula D'Arcy, San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $220 shared room or $250 private room. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
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Sunday, Aug. 20
Pasta Dinner at San Damiano. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
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Thursday, Aug. 17
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.
Thursday, Aug. 24
CCOP Grief Support Ministry. At St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. No pre-registration is necessary. Open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Eleanor Flatley, 925-846-8708.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages welcome.
Widows/widowers grief support group will begin a new year at 5 p.m. Sept.7 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Information: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or email@example.com.
The Parents Who Have Lost a Child Grief Support Group will begin a new year Sept. 10 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Information: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Birthright of Livermore. 1010 Murrieta Blvd., B, Livermore. Birthright of Livermore provides life-affirming services to women and couples concerned about pregnancy. We are recruiting for positions as client mentors, social media support and board members. Contact Erika Ratto, 925-449-5887.
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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.
Aug. 19 and 20
Parish Outreach — St. Jerome Parish, 308 Carmel Ave.; El Cerrito, 510-525-0876 for information.
Sept. 9 and 10
Parish Outreach — St. Benedict Parish, 2245 82nd Ave.; Oakland, 510-632-1847 for information..
Saturday, Aug. 26
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 11a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel, 1580 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland 94601, 510-533-4114 for information.
Thursday, Sept. 13
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Thursdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. 510-234-2012 for information.
Why Does It Hurt Do Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 'B' St., Hayward. 510-581-1234 for further information.