Events Outside our Parish

Find events happening around the bay area here.

September 25 – 26, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Living Contemplatively
School of Applied Theology, 5890 Birch Ct., Oakland  510-652-1651
With an emphasis on finding one’s true, authentic self in God, this two-part course offering challenges one to uncover personal masks and look at life from a new perspective. Please bring a pillow and blanket with you. This course costs $180.

September 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Sabbath in Action: Rest, Reset, Resist
School of Applied Theology, 5890 Birch Ct., Oakland 510-652-1651
With Pope Francis (Laudato Si’), Barbara Brown Taylor (“The Practice of Saying No”) and other luminaries, we will look at the interplay between human work and rest in relation to the agricultural cycles of fruitfulness and fallowness, and how the gifts and commandments of Sabbath and Sabbatical may help to bring us into closer relationship with God “in all things”; illumine and deepen the meaning of our work; and protect us and others, human and other-than-human, from exploitation. Donations will be accepted at the door.

September 30, 10:00 am – Reminder about Thanksgiving Mass for Healthcare Providers
The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland
As a reminder, the Thanksgiving Mass for Healthcare Providers will be on September 30 at 10:00 am. A reception will follow in the Event Center. We encourage you to include this event in your bulletins and pulpit announcements. Sample announcements are available in English and Spanish

October 13 – 15 – Ministry Formation Training & Retreat: Going Forth in Joy
Maryknoll Mission Center, 23000 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos
Kris East 510-276-5021
Develop a basic understanding of mission and your role in passing on the mission of Jesus through your own ministry. The Ministry Formation Training Program is designed for frontline parish and school ministers (teachers, principals, DREs, lay ecclesial ministers, catechists, priests, deacons and wives, etc.).
Participants will Incorporate a stronger sense of mission into your ministerial identity and spirituality; acquire an understanding of the scriptural, historical and theological foundations of mission and evangelization; develop skills and resources to better integrate the mission into your ministry and programs; and help your parishioners and students come alive in their faith as you animate and support them in their calling to take part in the mission of Jesus.
Four sessions over the course of a weekend retreat at our Maryknoll Mission Center in Los Altos will also include opportunities for individual reflection, communal liturgy and faith sharing.
More information and registration is available online or by contacting Kris East, see above. Download the flyer.
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. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

October 13, 7:00 pm – Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage Mass with Bishop Barber
St. Joseph the Worker, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley
Join us for the final Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Pilgrimage Mass in the Diocese of Oakland with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ at St. Joseph the Worker on October 13 at 7:00 pm. For more information, call the Parish Office at (510)-843-2244.

October 14, 5:30 pm – Birthright of Walnut Creek/Concord Annual Celebrate Life Dinner
Saturday, October 14, 5:30 pm
St. Mary Church, 1158 Bont Lane, Walnut Creek
Birthright Office 925-798-7227
Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner with recognized Pro-Life speaker and entertainer Josh Burger, live and silent auctions, raffles and music. Early bird reservations before September 29 are $40 for adults and teens and $50 afterwards. Registration. Reservations for youth 5 – 12 are $20. Deadline to reserve a seat is October 6.

October 14, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm – Laudato Si’: A Story of Right Relationships.
Dominican Center, 43326 Mission Cr., Fremont
Where are we two years after the publication of Laudato Si’? Join Sr. Patricia Siemen, OP with other speakers for a group dialogue on Saturday, October 14. Lunch will be included. RSVP by October 1.

October 15, 11:30 am – SPRED Diocesan Mass at St. Joseph Basilica
Basilica of St. Joseph, Alameda, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda
The SPRED Diocesan communities in conjunction with the St. Joseph parish community celebrate a special Liturgy for SPRED catechists, friends and their families. Open to the public. Reception to follow. For more information please email.

October 17, 7:30 pm – The Question of Human Animality in Heidegger and Aquinas
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley
Chad Engelland, PhD, Professor of Philosophy from University of Dallas, will present on “The Question of Human Animality in Heidegger and Aquinas”. He 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. Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30pm at DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley. RSVP Recommended