Events Outside our Parish

  • October 23, November 15 and 29, December 4 – Life to the Full: discerning What’s Next in My Life, Ministry or Career
 The School of Applied Theology, St. Albert’s Priory, 5890 Birch Ct., Oakland
Satgtu.org/course-offerings

We already possess everything we need to have satisfying relationships and a happy, fulfilling life; we can learn how to bring forth our love and natural wisdom — which includes our innate kindness, understanding, and courage. We can appreciate our true self and remain aware of how our entitled ego sometimes gets in the way. We can form a healthy ego, a self-esteem that makes us more loving and wiser too. This course, presented by James Briggs, focuses on appreciating our true self and nurturing the best in our selves and our relationships.This course costs $120. Register by visiting Satgtu.org/course-offerings.

  •  November 14 and 21, 10:00 am–3:00 pm – Healing Emotional Wounds
The School of Applied Theology, St. Albert’s Priory, 5890 Birch Ct., Oakland
Satgtu.org/course-offerings

This course, led by David Richo, Ph.D., MFT, will help us to identify and heal the emotional wounds we carry over from the past so that they won’t negatively impact our effectiveness in work and ministry or sabotage present day relationships. This course focuses on appreciating our true self and nurturing the best in ourselves and our relationships. This course costs $120. Register by visiting Satgtu.org/course-offerings

  • November 26 – Special Sunday Mass for Healing 5:00 pm
    St. Joseph the Worker, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley
    Gloria Maldonado 510-843-2244
    gloria@stjosephtheworkerchurch.org
    StJosephTheWorkerChurch.org

    Join St. Joseph the Worker Parish for a beautiful and solemn candlelight Mass being offered for the healings of all those who will be present. Fr. Kenneth Nobrega will be available following the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to offer individual prayers for those seeking additional prayer, including persons suffering from spiritual oppression.<\p>

  •   November 29, 7:30 pm – Personhood and the Medieval Imagination
    Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley
    dspt.edu/personhood-imagination

DSPT will welcome Fr. Emery de Gaal, PhD from Mundelein Seminary, Illinois, to present on Personhood and the Medieval Imagination. This event is part of the DSPT Person, Soul and Consciousness Philosophy

  •  First Wednesdays of the Month, 10:00 am–12:00 pm – Group Spiritual Direction

San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Dr., Danville
Kathy Mirandakatesloan@sbcglobal.net SanDamiano.org/spiritual-direction

Respond to God’s invitation to draw closer in relationship during San Damiano’s Group Spiritual Direction sessions with Kathy Miranda. The cost is $20 per session If you’re interested, please email Kathy Miranda.

  •  December 2, 9:00 am – Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe

St. Louis Bertrand, 1410 100th ave., Oakland
The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland
Hector Medina 510-496-7224
hmedina@oakdiocese.org
We invite you to participate in our Diocesan Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our point of Departure is St. Louis Bertrand at 9:00 am and our point of arrival will be The Cathedral of Christ the Light. For more information, visit: oakdiocese.org/peregrinacion

  •  December 2 – Catholic Underground with All Saints Unplugged, 7 pm

St. Mary Magdalen, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
oakdiocese.org/CUBayArea
Join us for the next Catholic Underground after the Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Adoration and prayer will begin at 7:00 pm, and Confession will be available. Social and concert by All Saints Unplugged will begin at 8:00 pm. For more information, contact Steven Lewis 510-267-8394 slewis@oakdiocese.org

  • December 2 – Young Adults Christmas Dance 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    St. Augustine, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton
    trivalleyyam@gmail.com
    YoungAdultChristmasDance.eventbrite.com

Tri- valley young adults elcoming all Young Adult Catholics to its second Christmas Dance. Last year was a big success! This year we hope to see you all again for one joyful night of fun! Suggested donation is $10, and proceeds will be given to Claire’s House, a home of love, hope and healing for exploited children in the Bay Area. Refreshments will be provided. Attire is semiformal.

  • December 6 – Advent Taize Services at San Damiano 7:00 pm –7:45 pm
    San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Dr., Danville
    925-837-9141 SanDamiano.org

    Join San Damiano Retreat Center this Advent for Taize Services, which will be followed by efreshments, on Wednesday evenings.

  • December 9 – Magnificat SOTI Advent Prayer Breakfast 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Crowne Plaza, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord
    Kim Sullivan 925-683-8220
    magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com www.magnificat-ministry.net

    Please join us for a morning of Praise, Prayer, and Inspiration by our speaker
    Father Gary Thomas the mandated exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose.His training in Rome was the subject of the 2010 book The Rite:The Making of a Modern Exorcist, which was later the basis for the movie The Rite, Starring Anthony Hopkins.
    Men are always welcome to attend! Tickets are $33 and $40 after December 2.

  • December 11 – Tips for Change Dinner at Gianni’s Italian Bistro 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Gianni’s Italian Bistro, 2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon
    Enjoy dinner at Gianni’s Italian Bistro and help San Damiano Retreat center at the
    same time! Dinner reservations are required and can be made by calling 925-820-6969.

  • December 12 – Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Grant Awards Breakfast 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Church of the Transfiguration Parish Hall, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley
Marc McKimmey 510-768-3176 mmckimmey@cceb.org

The diocesan Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Committee cordially invites you to join Bishop Michael Barber and others in honoring the 2017 CRS Rice Bowl grant recipient organizations at our annual awards breakfast. The groups, many of which are St. Vincent de Paul conferences from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, will be recognized for their work to alleviate hunger and food insecurity.

Enjoy breakfast with us as we not only recognize the Rice Bowl grantees, but also several parishes. All Saints Church and All Saints Catholic School will receive an award for their ongoing commitment to getting young people involved with serving those in need through the parish’s weekly breakfast program. St. Andrew Kim Korean Pastoral Center and St. Paul Chong Korean Catholic Community will be honored for their generous participation in CRS Rice Bowl. Our guest speaker will be Carolina Parrales, Catholic Relief Services & Catholic Campaign for Human Development Coordinator for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. She will do a slide presentation about her recent trip to CRS projects in Africa. It should be a great event and it is all free of charge.
For more information, please view the invitation.
For those who are not familiar with the CRS Rice Bowl Grants, it is a program in the Diocese of Oakland sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
CRS is the official international disaster relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community. Many of our Catholic parishes and schools throughout the diocese participate in CRS Rice Bowl which is a Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning and giving. Seventy five percent of the funds raised by the program are used by CRS for their work abroad and twenty five percent is kept locally, part of which is distributed within the diocese in the form of grants for programs with the goal of relieving and
/or ending hunger and poverty. For more information about CRS and CRS Rice Bowl, please go to CRSRiceBowl.org.

Please RSVP by December 6 by contacting us at ktobin@cceb.org or 510-768-3109

  • December 13 – Advent Taize Services at San Damiano 7:00 pm –7:45 pm
    San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Dr., Danville
    925-837-9141 SanDamiano.org

    Join San Damiano Retreat Center this Advent for Taize Services, which will be followed by efreshments, on Wednesday evenings.

  • December 14 – Bishop’s Vineyard Tasting at The Cathedral Shop 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    The Cathedral Shop, Plaza Level, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland Thursday

    Join us at The Cathedral Shop for a tasting of the 2017 Bishop’s Vineyard wine
    selections. Whether you’re shopping for gifts or looking for Christmas dinner
    pairings, Bishop’s Vineyard wine is a great choice for the holiday season. Orders
    made during the tasting will be available for pick up in The Cathedral Shop
    in time for Christmas.

  • December 20 – Advent Taize Services at San Damiano 7:00 pm –7:45 pm
    San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Dr., Danville
    925-837-9141 SanDamiano.org

    Join San Damiano Retreat Center this Advent for Taize Services, which will be followed by efreshments, on Wednesday evenings.

  • January 12 – Pan de Vida Retreat
    St. Joachim Parish,
    21250 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward
    Faith Formation Office 510-785-1818
    www.PanDeVidaRetreat.com

    Enjoy a weekend for, of and by young people. All youth and young adults ages 13 – 21 are invited. The Pan de Vida Retreat program promotes, organizes and directs retreats based on the Gospel of St. John, Chapter 6, “I am the Bread of Life.” The focus on the Eucharist shows young people that Christ must be at the center of their lives. Registration forms are available at the Faith Formation and Rectory Offices or online at PanDeVidaRetreat.com . Register no later than January 3.