Confidential Post-Abortion Healing Opportunities in February

Gloria Maldonado 510-384-6875
The Diocese will be sponsoring two free confidential 8-week Post-Abortion Healing & Bible Study Group starting in the month of February. These groups provide emotional and spiritual healing for those affected by abortion.

Please contact Gloria Maldonado for more specific information or with any questions, see above.
• English Session – Evenings beginning Thursday, February 5
Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Dr., Burlingame.
• Spanish Session – Evenings beginningWednesday, February 11
St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley

Mindfulness Meditation: For Healing and Wholeness

January-October 2015, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont

Come explore ways to train your mind and heart to connect with your true inner self through Mindfulness Meditation. Each session includes a spiritual focus and practice. The event will be facilitated by Sr. Joan Prohaska, OP who has been in the body-mind healing field for over 30 years, and Lynette Gullings, RN and Wellness Coordinator.

This event is open to all; free will offering. For more information click here, or to register for the event, please call the number listed above. The schedule for the sessions is as follows:
January 21 – Embodied Awareness and Spirituality
April 22 – Spiritual Awareness of Breath
July 15 – Physical and Spiritual Nutrition
October 21 – Divine Compassion for Self and Others


Department of Clergy Services 510-267-8348
The Diocese of Oakland will start the process of establishing a new deacon formation class by offering discernment sessions that will allow interested men to explore the call to diaconal ministry and gain understanding of the requirements, the process and the commitment involved in becoming a deacon. There will be a thorough application and screening process before anyone is accepted into the program. Interested men and their wives are invited to attend one of the following information meetings:
• Tuesday, January 6, 7:00 pm – 8: 00 pm
St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton

• Thursday, January 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland

• Saturday, January 17, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood

• Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 606 Mellus St., Martinez

• Saturday, January 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Spirit, DeSousa House, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont