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October 23, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 18   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events

Guillermo Diaz Jr.

Moreau Catholic's dinner, auction

Empowering the next generation to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a passion for Guillermo Diaz Jr. the keynote speaker at Moreau Catholic High School's ninth annual Funding Hopes and Dreams dinner and auction, a benefit for the school's Trust for Student Support. The Trust for Student Support plays a vital and important role by providing tuition assistance for about 40 percent of the student body. Diaz, senior vice president and chief information officer for Cisco's Global Information Technology organization and services headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley will be joined by Oakland diocese Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Radecke '85, emcee for the event.

The gala will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, 46100 Landing Pkwy., Fremont. Information/tickets: www.moreaucatholic.org/FHD-2017 or contact Diana (Straggas) DeFrance '76 at 510-881-4330 or ddefrance@moreaucatholic.org.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage Dec. 2

Thousands are expected to take part in the Diocese of Oakland's annual pilgrimage to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 2. Pilgrims will depart from St. Louis Bertrand Church, 1410 100th Ave., Oakland, at 9 a.m. The procession, with floats, musicians and costumes, will cover 7.5 miles on International Boulevard, go past Lake Merritt, and arrive at the Cathedral of Christ the Light about 1 p.m. Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, will preside at the Mass. For more information, contact Hector Medina, head of Latino Ministries, at 510-496-7224 or hmedina@oakdiocese.org. Photo is from the 2016 pilgrimage.
New Events

Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
The School of Applied Theology Courses, Mid October through Mid-November. St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland. Courses by Rev. Gerald Coleman (Conscience and Consciousness: Issues in Moral Theology), James Briggs (Life to the Full: Discerning What's Next in My Life, Ministry, or Career), David Richo (Coming Home to Who You Are), Nicole Pagano (What Will You Do with your Life on Earth? Dante's Guide to Freedom) and more. For more information/registration visit www.satgtu.org/course-offerings/ or call 510-652-1651.

Oct. 26 to Nov. 16
Bible Study at San Damiano Retreat. Meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Scripture Study: Getting Ready for Advent and Christmas with Rev. Charles Talley, OFM. Repeats Fridays at 10 a.m. (Oct. 27- Nov. 17). Cost is $5 per session. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Current Challenges in Light of our Faith. 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the St. Leander's Parish Office Building at 475 W. Estudillo Ave. across from the San Leandro BART station. Pax Christi Northern California is hosting an assembly to address the Christian response to the hot-button issues of immigration, racism, nuclear war, non-violence and the death penalty. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Free-will offering. Continental breakfast. For more information, contact Dennise at dcburgess1@juno.com or Pat at 510-471-5963.

15th Annual Gospel Jazz Mass. 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Geary and Gough Streets, San Francisco. The Gospel Jazz Mass features a combined Gospel Choir from local Black Catholic churches, accompanied by a sparkling array of the Bay Area's finest Gospel Jazz musicians.

Nov. 3 to 4
Gala and Boutique. At St. Bonaventure Church, large hall, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Nov. 3, 6 to 9 p.m.: Friday night "Jingle Bells Boutique," wine, auction and more; Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Classy Crafters Boutique and Country Kitchen. Proceeds benefit church food pantry. Free admission. 925-672-5800.

Saturday, Nov. 4
Public Olive Harvest. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 43326 Mission Circle (entrance off Mission Tierra Place) in Fremont. Help us harvest the olives used to produce our exceptional Dominican Sisters Olive Oil. Please wear your "grubbies" and warm clothes and bring your work gloves and a small stepladder if possible. Coffee, hot chocolate, and free BBQ will be provided for harvesters.

Dress A Girl Around the World. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Raymond's Kids Club, (behind the main hall), Shannon Ave., Dublin. We need all kinds of help, sewing, ironing, cutting; bring your sewing machine or serger, iron, ironing board, scissors, along with your helping hands and we will put you to work! If you can't make the Sew-Fest but would like to sew, please contact us for kits that you can sew from home. Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or suzbeck@yahoo.com.

Knights of Columbus Council 16028 Car Wash fundraiser at St. Leander Church. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot next to Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W Estudillo, San Leandro. $10 car wash, vacuum, and wipe interior. Contact: GK John Diaz, 510-907-0015.

Spirituality of the Harvest. 1 to 3 p.m. at Dominican Sisters Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. An afternoon for spiritual growth presented by Sister Rose Marie Hennessy, OP. $10 donation. Registration required by Oct. 31 at http://bit.ly/2017HarvestSpirituality or call 510-933-6334.

Thursday, Nov. 9
Coping with the Holidays Grief Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Speaker: Rev. Padraig Greene. Every conversation about family gatherings, every holiday song, TV commercial, greeting card…each is a crippling reminder of the pain you bear after the death of a loved one, job layoff, divorce or other loss. We are here for you. We understand. We have been there, too. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. No pre-registration required.

Monday, Nov. 13
Mass of Remembrance. 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Presider: Rev. Paul D. Minnihan. Please bring a small picture or memento of your loved one to share and then take home at the end of the evening. All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation.

Sunday, Nov. 19
Pasta Dinner at San Damiano. Doors open at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 710 Highland Dr., Danville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Please bring a non-perishable item for our holiday food drive. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or call 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Church of the Good Shepherd Annual Craft and Multicultural Fashion Show. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3200 Harbor St. Pittsburg. Please join us for crafts, vendors, Mexican food and multicultural fashion show. Proceeds will go to the needy before the holidays. 925-432-6404.

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Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6
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. 24, 31, Nov. 7
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. 25, Nov. 1, 8
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. 24, Nov. 14
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'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. 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.

Friday, Nov. 17
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.

Sunday, Nov. 19
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Practice at 6:15 p.m. in Ministry Center next door to church. Ecumenical services held the third Sunday of the month at different 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.

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, 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.

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

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Thursday, Nov. 16
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.

Through Nov. 29
Grief support group at St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Six-week peer ministry grief support group began Oct. 17 in collaboration with Deacon Chuck McNeil from the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Contact the parish office at 510-654-7600 for more information.

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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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.

Grief Workshop Schedule

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.

Thursday, Nov. 9
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.

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.



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