Sunday, Feb. 11
Seminar on Latest Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Speaker: Dr. Alexander Sah. Sponsor: St. Joseph Cancer Support Group. Information: www.saintjosephmsj.org/sjcancer or email email@example.com.
St. Louis Bertrand Parish Presents Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. 1 to 5 p.m., SLB cafeteria, 1410 100th Ave., Oakland. Tickets: $25 each or two for $40. Contact: SLB Office, 510-568-1080 or Linda Adams, 510-640-3130.
Feb. 16 to 19
University Catholic Conference of California (UCCC) 2018. At the University of California, Berkeley, Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish. A weekend by college students for college students. Speakers include Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. Information/registration: http://uccc2018.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Dress A Girl Around The World! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Michael Parish Hall, 325 Maple St., Livermore. Consider this an invitation to make simple dresses for girls in third world countries. 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! You can come for as long as you want—an hour or all day. (Please bring a bag lunch if you plan to stay all day!) We are always accepting cheerful cotton fabric donations! If you can't make the Sew-Fest but would like to sew, please contact us for kits that you can sew from home. Questions? Suzanne Beck, 925-352-8447 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Anna Maria Mendieta in concert. 2 to 4 p.m. at Dominican Chapel, 43325 Mission Circle (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. The acclaimed harpist will headline this fundraiser. Tickets: $25. Reception follows. RSVP by Feb. 8 at https://lnkd.in/gYbDbVi or dial 510-933-6360.
Pasta Dinner at San Damiano. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. www.sandamiano.org; 925-837-9141.
Feb. 22, March 8, 22
CCOP Grief Workshop. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Although there is no right or wrong path, there are Stepping Stones that are part of each grief journey and we will explore them in these workshops. Contact Eleanor Flatley at 925-846-8708 for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Prayer Breakfast sponsored by Magnificat SOTI, a Ministry for Catholic Women. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord. Patricia Sandoval, pro-life speaker, EWTN guest and author will speak. Men are welcome. Tickets are $33/$40 after Feb. 17. Information: http://bit.ly/2DKoEBi. Reservations: Magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com or Kim Sullivan, 925-683-8220.
"Crabfest '18" — St. James the Apostle Crab Feed. 6 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church's Hall, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Tickets: $50 each. Proceeds will go toward the building of our new church. Information/tickets: 510-792-1962.
Italian Catholic Federation, St. Raymond Branch 154, Ravioli Dinner Fundraiser. 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner at St. Jerome Parish, Rohan Hall, 303 Carmel St., El Cerrito. Tickets: $22 adults, $6 children 6-12 years, free under 5. Reservations required. Contact: 510-236-0689 by Feb. 16.
Wednesday, March 7
The Berkeley Chapter of St. Paul Street Evangelization. 7:15 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. in Berkeley. St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grass roots apostolate that attempts to obey the call of Christ to evangelize by promoting the teachings of Christ and his Church in the public arena. Want to learn more? Come to our next meeting.
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Feb. 5, 12, 19
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.
Feb. 6, 13, 20
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.
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
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.
Feb. 13, 27
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.
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: 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.
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(An ecumenical, candlelit service of prayer in simple chant, Scripture readings, silent worship and veneration of the cross.)
Friday, Feb. 16
8 to 9 p.m. third Fridays at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. Information: Teresa Schmidt, 510-933-6366.
Sunday, Feb. 18
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Ecumenical services held the third Sunday of the month at different sites.
Friday, Feb. 23
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; email@example.com.
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.
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.
7 to 8 p.m., Eucharistic Adoration in Vietnamese, at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda. 510-522-0181.
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.
8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. at 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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Feb. 6, March 13
Music of Hildegard of Bingen. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Santa Sabina Retreat, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. Devi Mathieu leads a gentle, contemplative practice of listening and singing the music of Hildegard. Suggested donation: $10-20. Information: 415-457-7727 or www.santasabinacenter.org.
Feb. 16 to 18
Brother Sun & Sister Moon: Celtic and Franciscan Wisdom with Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell. At San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $200, commuters only. Information/registration: go to www.sandamiano.org or 925-837-9141, ext. 315.
March 2 to 4
Retreat for Men — Mercy: A Disciple's Response. At. St. Bonaventure Parish, sponsored by St. Bonaventure Men's Spiritual Network. Retreat master is Rev. Mark Wiesner, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in Livermore. Information: Matt Remington, 925-672-4006. Register online: www.stbonaventure.net/mens-spiritual-network.
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Feb. 13 to March 27
Christ the King Grief Support Workshop. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. This seven-week program creates a safe and welcoming space for those experiencing the pain that comes with the death of a loved one. Registration deadline is Feb. 6. Information/registration: Kate Neal at 510-267-8339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 15
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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
Thursday, Feb. 8
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 p.m. second Thursdays at St. Joseph Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. Information: 510-234-2012.
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B St.; Hayward. Information: 510-581-1234.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Why Does It Hurt So Much? 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. Information: 925-932-0900.