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October 9, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Evening with Renée Bondi
Almost 30 years ago, Renée Bondi had a bizarre accident that left her a quadriplegic. Her life changed overnight. Despite tremendous challenges, Renée trusted in the Lord and He has been faithful! Today, Renée is a top selling Catholic recording artist and a gifted national speaker and author. Hear her inspiring talk at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Information: 925-846-4489, mharmon@catholicsofpleasanton.org or www.catholicsofpleasanton.org.

New Events

Oct. 11, 18, 25
Adult Faith Formation Series at St. Stephen Church. 7 to 9 p.m. at 1101 Keaveny Court, Walnut Creek. Wednesdays in October: Oct.11: presentation on "Exploring The Nature of Joy"; Oct. 18: presentation on "The Gospel According to Matthew. Are you ready for Advent?"; Oct. 25: presentation on "The Power of Prayer: Facts and Faith." Information: 925-939-3826.

Friday, Oct. 13
Fish Fry and Bingo Party. In Moran Hall, St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Fish fry: 5 to 7 p.m., $7/adult, $3/child (6-12), free/five and under. Bingo: 7 to 8:30 p.m., bring a canned food donation for St. Raymond food bank to participate. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus and St. Raymond School.

Celebrating the Centennial Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Rosary and candlelight procession following bilingual Mass. 925-682-5447, ext. 30.

Oct. 13 to 15
Ministry Formation Training/Retreat: Going Forth in Joy. At Los Altos Maryknoll Mission Center, 2300 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Develop a basic understanding of mission and your role in passing on the mission of Jesus through your own ministry. For more information contact Kris East at 510-276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org. Suggested donation is $60 for commuters or $100 for those staying the night. Meals and materials are included. Nobody is turned away for an inability to make a donation.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Fatima Miracle of the Sun Centennial Rosary Procession, Vigil Marian Mass. At St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Rosary procession starts at 4 p.m., Mass is at 5 p.m. and a reception will follow in the parish hall with finger food, fellowship and viewing of "The 13th Day" film. Activities are perfect for all ages and offered at no cost. Information: www.st-raymond-dublin.org.

Sunday, Oct. 15
SPRED's Annual Diocesan Mass. 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Hospitality after Mass in Notre Dame Hall. Information: www.spredoakdiocese.org or 510-635-7252.

Pasta Dinner at San Damiano. Doors open at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at San Damiano, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Tuesday, Oct. 17
"The Question of Human Animality in Heidegger and Aquinas." 7:30 p.m. at DSPT, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Chad Engelland, professor of philosophy from University of Dallas, will contemplate the significance of the human hand — it clearly belongs to the bodily dimension of us and is both anticipated by animal grasping and transfigured by the openness of the human spirit. RSVP at dspt.edu/human-animality or 510-849-2030.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Establishment of the first Chinese Secular Franciscan Order. 3 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, 1500-34th Ave., Oakland. Very Rev. David Gaa, Provincial Minister of the Saint Barbara Province of the Franciscan Friars, will celebrate a Mass during which the first Chinese Secular Franciscan Order fraternity, Servants of God, will be established.

Sunday. Oct. 22
Italian Catholic Federation Branch 91 Anniversary Dinner. 4 to 5 p.m., social hour, 5 p.m. dinner at St. Lawrence O'Toole gymnasium, 3725 High St., Oakland. All are welcome to join us for dinner and raffle prizes. $35 per person. Reservations required. Contact Bob Dianda at 510-532-2400 no later than Oct. 16.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Musical Extravaganza. 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Louis Bertrand Church, 1410 100th Ave., Oakland. Tickets: $5 per person or 10 tickets $45. More information: Joi Boatwright, 510-205-4062, Joan Phillips, 510-638 -3861, Church office. 510-568-1080. Proceeds benefit St. Louis Bertrand Parish.

Saturday, Nov. 4
St. Peter Martyr School Annual Craft Boutique. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 425 W. Fourth St., Pittsburg. Handcrafted products, homemade chicken minestrone soup, bread and salad will be sold for lunch, and there will be a raffle. Proceeds to benefit SPM school. Information: Terry at 925-432-7292.

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Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30
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@gmail.com.

Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31
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.

Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1
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.

Oct. 10, 24
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.

Nov. 6-8
St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland, is fired up for a revival, "Taking our Faith back," at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8. The energetic and inspirational meeting will be led by Rev. Anthony M. Bozeman, SSJ, of New Orleans, Louisiana. Parish office: 510-632-1847 and website: saintbenedictoakland.com.

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's 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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(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)

Friday, Oct. 20
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Information: contact Teresa Schmidt, 510-933-6366.

Friday, Oct. 27
8 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. Every fourth Friday, (every third Friday in November and December). Information: www.facebook.com/TaizeOnTheIsland.

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St. John the Baptist Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-230-4325; stjohns@sjtbc.us.

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.

6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord.

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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Saturday, Nov. 4
"Mystical Spirituality: How We Evolve into Who We Really Are" with David Richo. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost: $85 (includes lunch). Information/registration: www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

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Friday, Oct. 13
Fatima Centennial Celebration. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's Apparition in Fatima. Begins at 7 p.m. with Sung Evening Prayer followed by a procession around our parking lot and reception in our parish hall. Plenty of free parking.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Laudato Si': A Story of Right Relationships. Where are we two years after publication? 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dominican Center, 43326 Mission Circle (enter off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Presented by Patricia Siemen, OP, and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education and Spirituality. $30 includes lunch. Information: 510-933-6334.

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. $50 adults. Youth 5 to 12, $20. Tables for eight, $300. Reservations: 925-798-7227 or http://birthright-dinner.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Italian Catholic Federation Branch 13 Annual Family Polenta Dinner. 6 p.m., no-host cocktails, 7 p.m., dinner, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. Enter hall on Henrietta Street. $20 per person (13 years and older); $8 children (6 to 12 years); free ages 5 and younger when accompanied by adult. Proceeds benefit ICF scholarship program and charities. Tickets: 925-229-2665.

Exultate Deo: An Evening with the Philippine Saringhimig Singers. 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. A benefit concert for the children's scholarship fund of Holy Spirit Church's sister parish, St. Joseph the Worker, Ndungu, Tanzania. Tickets: $20. Contact: Irene Jenkins, 510-703-8248 or Nena Ladrillono, 510-304-8598 or 510-487-8354.

Jesse Manibusan in Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will benefit young people attending 2019 World Youth Day in Panama.

Friday, Oct. 27
Holy Names High School's Fund Her Future Gala Fundraiser. 6 p.m. at Scott's Seafood Restaurant, 2 Broadway, Oakland. A celebration of students who have been honored as exemplary leaders and honoring the life of Gloria Pieri Martinucci '49 with the Mother Marie Rose Durocher Award. $85 Early Bird ticket, $100 after Oct. 1. No tickets sold after Oct. 23. Table sponsorships available. Contact elacroix@hnhsoakland.org.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Bay Area Crisis Nursery 2017 Fall Gala "Hug Celebration." 6 to 10 p.m. at the Cobra Experience Museum, 777 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez. Tickets: $95 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. www.eventbrite.com/e/hug-celebration-tickets-35733370473.

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Thursday, Oct. 19
Catholic Divorced Widowed Separated of Contra Costa Support Group. 7 p.m. third Thursdays at St. Mary Church, 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Contact Joan S. at (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.

Widows/widowers grief support group. 5 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Information: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

Parents Who Have Lost a Child Grief Support Group. At Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Information: Sandy Heinisch, 925-513-3412 or sandynca@sbcglobal.net.

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Oct. 15
Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu, a former priest of the Oakland diocese, will say a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland, for deceased members of the Bishop O'Dowd Class of 1967. It is the weekend of the 50th anniversary of the BOD class, which included Bishop Silva. On Oct. 14, more than 100 members of the class will gather to reminisce at their reunion at Trader Vic's in Emeryville. Class members are involved in the parish choir, and will read the First Reading and Epistle at the Mass.

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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.


Oct. 21 and 22
Parish Outreach. At Church of the Good Shepherd Parish, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Call 925-432-6404 for further information.

Grief Support

Thursday, Oct. 12
Coping with Grief Through the Holidays. 2 p.m. second Thursdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. Bring a photo of your loved one to share. 510-234-2012 for information.

Thursday, Oct. 12
Coping with Grief Through the Holidays. 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 B St., Hayward. Bring a photo of your loved one to share. 510-581-1234 for information.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Coping with Grief Through the Holidays. 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Holy Angels/Cooper Chapel; 1580 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. Bring a photo of your loved one to share. 510-533-4114 for information.



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