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April 15, 2012
Second Sunday of Easter
Family Violence Appellate Project tries to ensure that
joint custody is not granted to abusive partners in Domestic
Violence cases. Our Community Gift this
week—5% of today’s collection—goes to Family
Violence Appellate Project.
|1st Qtr. (Jan-Mar)||$146,798.45||$142,690.56|
|1st Sunday||$12, 048.58||$10, 912.92|
This Week At Newman
THIS SUNDAY AT NEWMAN
9:15 am Playgroup Program
9:15 am Faith Formation: K-12
6:00 pm Student Dinner
7:00 pm SMT Meetings
7:30 pm AA Meeting
THIS WEEK AT NEWMAN
Monday, April 16
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
1:00 pm Writing Group
7:00 pm Rosary Group
7:30 pm Meditation Group
7:30 pm Leo Burke-Spring Newman Lecture
Tuesday, April 17
1:00 pm Tuesday Theology
6:00 pm Overeaters Anonymous
6:30 pm Seekers
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm Nonviolent Peacemaking Group Film
Wednesday, April 18
7:00 pm Student LGBT
7:30 pm Science and Faith Program
8:00 pm Student Rosary Group
Thursday, April 19
6:00 pm Food Bank Meeting
7:30 pm Grad/Yag Fellowship
7:30 pm Emmaus Group
7:30 pm LGBT Catholics
Friday, April 20
12:10 Overeaters Anonymous
6:30 pm Chun Jin Ahm
7:00 pm Praise Music in Chapel, Chun Jin Ahm
7:30 pm AA Meeting
Saturday, April 21
3:30 pm Reconciliation
AnnouncementsSPRING NEWMAN LECTURE Remember to mark your calendars for Mon, Apr 16th at 7:30 p.m. Leo Burke, from Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business, will speak on the theme "The Endless Quest for the Common Good". The Common Good is a core theme of Catholic Social Justice concerns. Burke will be stressing the urgency of change in us, in our economic and political policies for the sake of our planet, and for the sake of all God's people. Do invite your friends.
SCIENCE AND FAITH: HOW SHOULD A FAITHFUL PERSON RESPOND TO EVIDENCE? Join us Wednesday April 18th at 7:30 p.m. for a presentation by Dr. Lara Buchak, a Berkeley Professor of Philosophy. Dr. Buchak teaches a course on "Science and Faith" and is currently researching what faith is and the rationality of faith. She will explore these topics and in particular focus on the relationship among faith, belief, and evidence. She will seek to provide an analysis of what it means to have faith, both in the religious and the mundane sense. Please join us for the last science and faith event of the semester!
LGBT CATHOLICS Sharing in the Easter Spirit. Please join the LGBT Catholics as we share in the Easter spirit of hope and new life. We will celebrate the liturgy on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m in the lounge. For more information on the group or to subscribe to the group's announcement list, contact Antonio Salas at LGBT_Newman@yahoo.com or (510) 663-6302. All are welcome.
PROCEDURE 769 The Nonviolent Peacemaking Group invites you to join them Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. to view a powerful documentary on the death penalty titled "Procedure 769.” The screening will be followed by a question & answer session with one of the witnesses and founding director of the Death Penalty Information Center.
THURSDAY NIGHT FAITH & FELLOWSHIP Yaggies meet every Thursday night, usually 7:30–9:00 p.m. in the Hecker Room at Newman, but sometimes the fun occurs elsewhere!
JUSTFAITH FOUNDER IN BAY AREA JustFaith provides faith formation processes and resources that emphasize the Gospel message of peace and justice, Catholic social teaching and the intersection of spirituality and action. Newman parishioners are encouraged to see founder, Jack Jezreel in person. Locations, dates and times follow: Sun, Apr 15, 5 p.m. Los Altos United Methodist Church. Mon, Apr 16, 7–9 p.m. Corpus Christi Church, Piedmont. For more information contact Meg Bowerman at email@example.com or 510 684-7139.
All are invited to the THIRD ANNUAL NEWMAN HALL VARIETY SHOW Saturday, April 28th, beginning with a potluck at 6 pm and continuing with great entertainment from 7-9:30 p.m. All are invited and asked to bring a dish for the potluck dinner. If you'd like to offer a talent individually or if your group would like to put on an act, please get an application form from the hospitality table in the lobby, the deadline to sign up is April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
OAKLAND ELIZABETH HOUSE On Thursday Apr 26, Oakland Elizabeth House will host their biggest fundraiser of the year—the 21st Annual Benefit Luncheon and Auction at the Claremont Country Club (5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland) from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event raises funds to help house and support women and children in times of crisis. The day will begin with a mid-morning reception, boutique, and silent auction immediately followed by lunch, live auction, and special guest speaker, The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Tickets are $70 per person and online registration is available at oakehouse.org. For more information, contact Kelly Powers at email@example.com or (510) 334-2061. Thank you for your support!
COMMUNICATION SKILLS SEMINAR The Diocese of Oakland will offer its second Communications Workshop on Apr 21st. The first one was very popular–we had an overflow crowd, so we will cut off registration when we hit 50 people this time. The workshops are focused on married couples–but others (engaged couples and singles) who want to improve their communications skills may also attend and will benefit. The workshop is based on a curriculum that has been very popular around the US. The workshop will be from 9¬–5:30 on Apr 21, in the Parish Hall at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Pre-registration is required by April 13, to do so contact Ed Hopfner at EHopfner@oakdiocese.org. This is being underwritten by a grant, so there is no cost. We will provide a simple lunch, and ask for donations - but there is ‘no charge' for the day. If you are interested, but unable to make that date, please let Ed know and he will send info about future dates.
WIDOWS/WIDOWERS GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Sharing our experiences during this 10-week class is extremely helpful to our healing process. Find hope, support and successful ways to process this significant life event. Course is open to all Widows and Widowers. Enrollments are now being accepted – can start up to 3rd week. Pre-Registration is required. The workbook is $15. Please call the contact at the church where you would like to attend the group. Options are Sun, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Apr15th– Jun 17th at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, contact: Merrilee Mitchell 510-482-5296, firstname.lastname@example.org. And Weds, 7–9 p.m. Jun 27th–Sep 5th at Valley Community Church, contact: Linda Husted 925-833-9013, email@example.com.
CHAPEL CLEANING CREW We welcome volunteers who feel called to “join the crew” in this quiet and gracious ministry to the whole community. Maintaining a clean and welcoming sacred space is essential to our communal worship. Cleaning of the upstairs and downstairs chapel floors takes a couple of hour each week, and with more committed volunteers one’s “call to service” could be only once every 4-6 weeks. If you are willing to “join the crew,” you will find a form on the Welcome Table in the lobby.
Ask the Receptionist to place this completed form in the Chapel Cleaning Crew mailbox, or email Julia Casella at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
WOMEN & SPIRIT: CATHOLIC SISTERS IN AMERICA EXHIBIT will be on display at The California Museum in Sacramento from January 24 – June 3, 2012. The traveling exhibit, organized by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), tells the stories of dramatic historical events such as the Civil War and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake through the writings and artifacts of the pioneer Sisters. Witness the courage and dedication of the women who established many of our nation’s first schools, colleges, hospitals, orphanages, and other social institutions. To learn more about the exhibit, go to www.womenandspirit.org or call Sr. Gladys Guenther at 510-624-4595.
STILL TIME TO VOLUNTEER willing hands and feet for a place of ministry in the body of Christ for a weekend that will inspire and bless. Corazon is a non-profit volunteer organization that has built homes, community, and sponsored education, schools for 30 years in impoverished neighborhoods of Northern Mexico. On April 27 high school, college, and adult parishioners from St. Augustine and Newman Holy Spirit will travel from Berkeley to Chula Vista. On Apr 28th the group will caravan to a jobsite in Tijuana and build a home in one day for a family in need, returning to Chula Vista tired and sweaty in the late afternoon. On Apr 29th we have a morning Eucharist service at gorgeous Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, reflecting on the weekend, before heading back to a delicious homecoming meal at St. Augustine parish. For more information on this year’s mission build please contact Robert Englund @ 510-910-1620 or email Robskyi@aol.com
APRIL 2012 RETREATS AT THE JESUIT RETREAT CENTER OF LOS ALTOS April 13-15 Together for Life: Blessing and Challenge!* Dirs: Fr. Lawrence Percell with Paul and Denise Paternoster Non-Silent Retreat for Married Couples
April 20-22 Breaking the Ties that Bind Dirs: Fr. Bernie Bush, S.J. and Sr. Ann Hennessey, C.S.J. Silent Retreat for Men and Women
April 27-29 Ignatian Spirituality for Women Dirs: Ms. Abinante, Ms. O’Malley, Ms. Ahlbach Non-Silent Retreat for Women
*The April 13-15 retreat for married couples will be especially interesting as the Co-Director, Fr. Lawrence Percell was ordained after the untimely death of his dear wife, Joan. He’s both a father and grandfather… which eminently qualifies him to assist in directing this retreat.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"(Some years ago) I was the celebrant for the Good Friday Liturgy at Gift of Peace House in Washington, D.C., a hospice for dying AIDS patients conducted by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. As I went bed to bed, I noticed one emaciated man in the corner who seemed to be agitated and kept beckoning me to come to him. One of the sisters warned me that this man was unusually violent, hateful of all and had actually attempted to bite the attending sisters on more than one occasion. A lethal prospect to be sure. However, the man kept signaling for me to come. Cautiously I approached and carefully extended the crucifix, which he grasped and kissed the face of Christ. He then lay back down exhausted.
The next day, Holy Saturday, the sisters called me to say that the man wished to see me. I went, again accompanied by two sisters as kind of 'bodyguards.' As I got nearer he whispered, 'I want to be baptized.' I moved closer expressing my willingness and asked him why he wanted to be baptized. 'I know nothing of the Christianity of the Catholic Church,' he said. 'In fact I have hated religion all of my life. All I do know is that for the last three months I have been dying. These sisters are always happy! I curse them, when they look at me with compassion in their eyes. Even when they clean up my vomit, bathe my sores...when they spoon-feed me, there is radiance in their eyes. All I know is that they have joy and I don't. When I ask them in desperation why they are happy, all they answer is 'Jesus.' I want this Jesus. Baptize me and give me this Jesus. I want this Jesus. Baptize me and give me this Jesus! Give me joy!' He died 3:15 on Easter morning."
-Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Excerpted from The Tablet, March 31, 2012.
Please not in the announcements tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m., Leo Burke, from the Mendoza Management School at the University of Notre Dame, will be with us for a talk, "The Endless Quest for the Common Good." Please come and bring a friend!!
Also we just received the latest return from the Paulist Campaign for the Future. The check, reflecting 20% on fulfillment of pledges, came to a bit more than $11,000.00. That makes our return over the last four plus years of about $140,000, which means the payment on the pledges from Newman has now reached $700,000. Many thanks for your generosity!
Bernard J Campbell, CSP