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November 6, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 19   •   Oakland, CA
Calendar of Events


Concerts celebrate veterans
Help celebrate veterans at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda, at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 with a free one-hour concert with three performing groups: the Upsound Quartet (male barbershop style), the Dulcet Four (a women's vocal quartet) and singer/guitarist Richard Harrell/Heroes' Voices. Donations benefit HeroesVoices.org, which offers several programs that help veterans (particularly those with effects of PTSD) through music. Information: Listen for Life at 510-540-8136 or www.NotesForNourishment.
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This stained-glass window at Sacred Heart Church in East Boston depicts a U.S. soldier kneeling next to a U.S. flag with an image of Christ on the cross in the background. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, honors all those who have served in the armed forces.


Advent/Christmas Spirituality

Fridays, Nov. 10 and 17
Scripture Study: Getting Ready for Advent and Christmas with Father Charles Talley, OFM. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $5 per session. Information/registration, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Nov. 28 to Dec. 19
"Mary of Advent" series with Jan Stegner. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $35 per session or $105 for whole series and includes lunch. Information/registration, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Saturday, Dec. 2
"What Sweeter Music" A Festival of Lessons and Carols. 7:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Freewill offering; reception afterward.

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New Events

Friday, Nov. 10
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry, Grilled Cheese and Pasta Too. 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave. Dublin. $7 per person/ $7 take-out box; $3 children (6 to 12), free kids 5 and under. Sponsor: Knights of Columbus, Council 7987.

Saturday, Nov. 11
St. Anthony Columbiettes Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Admission free; 20 vendors. Information: Fran, 925-437-8425 or Columbiette10414@aol.com.

Nov. 18 and 19
Holiday Boutique. The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose offer homemade gifts, olive oil, fruitcake and other baked goods, art, plants and more at their annual boutique. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 43326 Mission Circle (entrance off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Information and raffle tickets: 510-933-6334. www.msjdominicans.org.

Sunday, Nov. 19
Church of the Good Shepherd Annual Craft and Multicultural Fashion Show. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Crafts vendors, Mexican food and multicultural fashion show. Information: 925-642-0876.

Pasta Dinner at San Damiano. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Bring a non-perishable item for our holiday food drive. Information/registration, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Nov. 24 to 28
"Attitude of Gratitude as Thanksgiving" (Healing & Wholeness Retreat) with Tom Gorham, CADCII and Davida Coady, MD. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $205 for shared room and $235 for private room. Information/registration, www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.

Saturday, Nov. 25
St. Leander's Meridians 33rd Annual Sports Collectors Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ryan O'Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Vintage sports memorabilia (1880's-2010's). Free verbal appraisals for pre-1975 items only. Door prizes. Admission $4; $2 for those who are under 5 years old or over 65. Information, Mark at 510-538-6245.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Holiday Potluck Given By Compassionate Friends of Walnut Creek. 6 to 9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Open to anyone who has lost a child. Guest speaker: Alan Pedersen, past executive director, Compassionate Friends. Information: Nancy Juracka at 925-943-3217 or nancyjuracka@yahoo.com.

Lecture: Personhood and the Medieval Imagination. 7:30 p.m. at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. Presented by Rev. Emery De Gaal, chairperson and professor of the Department of Dogmatic Theology and Pre-theology at Mundelein Seminary, Illinois. Free. Information/RSVP: dspt.edu/personhood-imagination.

Dec. 3, 9 and 10
Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble Concerts. Dec. 3: 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. (Donations benefit Alameda Food Bank.); Dec. 9: 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland; Dec. 10: 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Suggested donations for Dec. 9 and 10 performances: $30 at the door; $25 advance, $15 students, free to children between 6 and 12 years. Voci Concerts to feature Baroque and Renaissance Masterworks. Details, www.vocisings.com or 510-531-8714.

Sunday, Dec. 10
Open House Sponsored by the St. Elijah Secular Carmelites. Following the 11a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 11152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. Refreshments, meet and greet. Contact Peter, 510-691-9800 or Theresa, theresalthomas@sbcglobal.net.

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SPIRITUALITY

Nov. 6, 13, 20
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.

Nov. 7, 14, 21
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.

Nov. 8, 15, 22
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.

Nov. 14, 28
Fil/Am ministry. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Clement Parish Center, 750 Calhoun St., Hayward. Simon Medrano, 510-303-2965.
Mondays

Rosary in Spanish. 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Center, 2100 Pear St., Pinole. 510-741-4900.

Wednesdays
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.

Thursdays
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.

Saturdays
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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TAIZE

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

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.
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.

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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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Perpetual
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.

Daily
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.

Mondays
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.

Tuesdays
8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. benediction in Mary's Chapel at St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland.

Wednesdays
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.

Fridays
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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Events

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.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Thursdays
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.

Events

Nov. 11 and 12
Parish Outreach, Our Lady Queen of the World Parish. 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point; 925-458-4718 for further information.

Nov. 11 and 12
Parish Outreach, St. Barnabas Parish, 1427 Sixth St., Alameda; 510-522-8933.

Nov. 18 and 19
Parish Outreach, St. Edward Parish, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark; 510-797-0241.

Grief Support

Thursday, Nov. 9
Coping with Grief Through the Holiday's. 2 p.m. second Thursdays at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery; 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo; 510-234-2012.

Thursday, Nov. 9
Coping with Grief Through the Holiday's. 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Holy Angels/Sorensen Chapel; 1140 B St., Hayward; 510-581-1234.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
Coping with Grief Through the Holiday's. 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette; 925-932-0900.

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