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September 4, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 15   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Wine tasting and
blessing of the grapes

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward, will offer its annual blessing of the grapes, Mass and a wine tasting on Oct. 7. Mass will be at 11 a.m. in the Mausoleum of the Apostles; grape blessing at noon followed by tasting until 2 p.m. Music will be by the Juanita Harris Quintet. Signs will direct visitors. Some areas at Holy Sepulchre and other cemeteries operated by Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services of the Oakland diocese are planted with wine grape vineyards, for production of the Bishop's Vineyard label. Some of the wines are donated to parishes for use as altar wine and others are used in premium wines sold via the Bishop's Vineyard Wine Club (bishopsvineyard.org).

For information about the Oct. 7 event, 510-537-6600 or http://bit.ly/2xzWnWA.

Fall Festivals

Sunday, Sept. 10
Our Lady of Velankanni Festival. 6:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 725 Cascade Drive, Sunnyvale. Holy Mass, Rosary procession, fellowship and dinner. Sponsored by the Sacred Heart Tamil Catholic Group. Information: www.vailankanni.shtcg.org.

Sept. 15, 16 and 17
All Saints Fiesta. At 22824 Second St., Hayward. Sept. 15: 6 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 16: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sept. 17: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 510-581-2570.

Saturday, Sept. 23
St. Anne Catholic Church's Annual Fall Festival. 2 to 7 p.m. at 2800 Camino Diablo Road, Byron. Free admission. Craft fair, raffles, food, wine, pumpkin patch, kids games and prizes. Live entertainment from Elvis Live!, St. Andrews Royal Order of Nobel Scots and Zumba!

St. Philip Neri-St. Albert the Great Fun Fair. Corner of High and Van Buren streets, Alameda. Games, food booths, beer garden, Sunday pancake breakfast and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 510-373-5200.

Sept. 23 and 24
St. Clement Annual Parish Festival. 750 Calhoun St. Hayward. (corner of Mission Boulevard and Calhoun Street) Sept. 23: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sept. 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, games, prizes and more. Raffle for chance to win a new car. Information: 510-582-7282, saintclementhayward@gmail.com or www.saintclementchurch.org.

St. Raymond Parish Fall Festival. At 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Sept. 23: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live concert featuring Fleetwood Mask, Fleetwood Mac tribute band, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23. www.st-raymond-dublin.org.

Our Lady of Grace Parish Festival. At 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Sept. 23: noon to 10 p.m.; Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live entertainment, carnival games, food and more. www.olgfestival.com.

Sept. 29 and 30
St. John's Festival — "Back in the Day." Sept.: 29: 5 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 30: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at 270 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Free entertainment. Raffle and more. Sponsorship, volunteering information: email sjcsfallfestival@gmail.com.

Sept. 30 to Oct. 1
St. Michael Parish Fall Festival. At St. Michael School Courtyard, Livermore. Sept. 30: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.: food and game booths; Oct. 1: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. food and game booths and other activities in the afternoon. Information: stmichaelfallfestlivermore.eventbrite.com.

OctoberFunFest Weekend at St. John the Baptist Parish, El Cerrito. Sept. 30, 6 to 10 p.m.: barbecue dinner; Oct. 1: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. multicultural food fair, music, country store boutique, entertainment and games on school grounds (11156 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito.) $25 per plate or $10 hot dog plate. Information: 510-232-5659 or 510-234-2244.

Sunday, Oct. 1
St. Francis of Assisi Parish's 11th Annual International Festival. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Multilingual Mass at 10 a.m. Food, music dancing, games. 925-682-5447.

Oct. 7 to 8
Oktoberfest at St. Joseph Parish. At 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole. Oct. 7: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 8: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Our Lady of Fatima Festival. After the 5 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church cafeteria, 4025 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. The event, which includes dinner and dancing, is free; raffle tickets will be sold. 510-655-9209.

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New Events

Tuesday, Sept. 5
Sing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen as contemplative practice, through the Ear to the Heart. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. It is led by Devi Mathieu and requires no previous experience with the music of Hildegard or with medieval music. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $10-20. 415-457-7727 or info@santasabinacenter.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 6
9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Contemplative Day of Prayer: "Courage to be Bold," led by Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS. Presentation, personal reflection, sharing, concluding with Eucharist. No reservations required. Suggested offering, $20. Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael, 415-457-7727;  info@santasabinacenter.org.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Seven Wells Community Health and Wellness Fair. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sylvester Greenwood Academy, 831 Chanslor Ave., Richmond. Join Catholic Charities of the East Bay at this free event that includes health screenings, resource fair, wellness workshops and activities for kids. Contact: Ivan Villasenor Madriz, ivillasenormadriz@cceb.org.

Sunday, Sept. 10
Shopping Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for St. Joachim Church. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Joachim Gym, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Information: 510-783-2766.

Thursday, Sept. 14
65th Class Reunion, St. Elizabeth High School Class of 1952. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Harry's Hof Brau, 14900 E. 14th St., San Leandro. Information: Jackie Baker, 209-962-6295.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Magnificat SOTI Prayer Breakfast. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord. Guest speaker Annette Baber, who was born and raised in a Jewish Orthodox family, will discuss the story of her conversion and that of her family. Tickets: $33 before Sept. 9 and $40 after. Information: www.magnificat-ministry.net.

School of the Madeleine 80th Anniversary Celebration. 5 p.m. Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Followed by barbecue on the school yard. Cost: $50 per person, adults only. Information: www.themadeleine.com.

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Sept. 5, 12, 19
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.

Sept. 6, 13, 20
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. 11, 18, 25
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 clairelascola@yahoo.com.

Sept. 12, 26
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.

First Wednesdays
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: michaelgallagher1025@outlook.com.

Holy Hour for Vocations. 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 37891 Second St., Fremont. 510-790-3207.

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.

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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Friday, Sept. 15
8 to 9 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle in Fremont. Third Fridays. Information: contact Teresa Schmidt, 510-933-6366.

Sunday, Sept. 17
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. Practice is at 6:30 p.m. in the church. 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.

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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Sept. 8 to 10
Finding Our Way Home with Paula D'Arcy. At 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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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 at 415-467-4747 or 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:925-837-9141 or www.sandamiano.org.

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Sept. 7 to Oct. 26
CCOP Grief Support Ministry. At St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Join us for eight Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. A one-time donation of $15 is requested. Pre-registration is required. Open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Information: Eleanor Flatley, 925-846-8708.

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.

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 sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

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 sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

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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.


Sept. 9 and 10
Parish Outreach. St. Benedict Parish, 2245 — 82nd Ave., Oakland. Call 510-632-1847 for information.

Sept. 16 and 17
Parish Outreach. St. James the Apostle Parish, 34700 Fremont Blvd, Fremont. Call 510-792-1962 for information.

Grief Support

Thursday, Sept. 14
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Thursdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. 510-234-2012.

Thursday, Sept. 14
Why Does It Hurt so Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel, 1140 'B' Street, Hayward. 510-581-1234.



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