Monday, March 28, 2005

Upcoming Events- April 2005 and Beyond

Friday, April 1, 2005
Symposium: "Human Rights and Human Responsibility," 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University - Sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the InterAction Council as part of the William P. Laughlin Lectures on Global Leadership and Ethics. Speakers include Hans Kung, president of the Global Ethic Foundation, Germany. Seating is limited. RSVP to Audrey Vowell at or (408) 554-7893.

Saturday, April 2, 2005
A Memorial Mass for Sister Dorothy Stang, 1:30 pm, Cunningham Chapel at Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont. Please call or notify Sr. Ann Carmel as soon as possible if you will be attending at or (650) 593-2045 x221.

Saturday, April 2, 2005
"Carry the Vision: Building a Culture of Peace in Our Families, Our Community, and Our World," A Peace Conference for A Season for Nonviolence, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose. This community conference will provide the context, inspiration, tools, and support for individuals and groups to discover resources for building a culture of peace in three critical areas: family life, local community, and global community. Keynote speaker will be Dolores Huerta, prominent civil rights leader and co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers. Includes workshops, music, food, inspiring speakers, a peace assembly, and closing ceremonies with peace prayer flags. For more information or to register, visit the website at or call (408) 277-5242.

Thursday, April 7 - May 12, 2005
Faith in Action Training Series (FIATS), 6:30 - 9:00 pm, 2101 Almaden Road, #107, San Jose - Sponsored by The Interfaith Council on Religion, Race, Economic & Social Justice. Participants will learn about social justice issues in the local community and the political landscape and power structure of the valley. They will reflect on what a faithful and strategic response to injustices might be. They will build their skills to be a more effective leader and to engage congregations on issues of economic and social justice. For information and nomination forms, contact Rev. Carol Been at (408) 269-7872 x577.

Sunday, April 10, 2005
"Direct from Baghdad, the City the Dreams of Death," 7:30 pm, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. A talk by Robert Fisk, the award-winning Middle East correspondent for The Independent of London. Robert Fisk has received the British International Journalist of the Year Award seven times. His speciality is the Middle East where he has spent the last twenty-three years. He is one of the few independent, unembedded reporters in Baghdad. Tickets are $10 - $20 on a sliding scale. A benefit for the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. Order tickets online at

Monday, April 11, 2005
Planning and Preparation Meeting for Catholic Lobby Day, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Diocese of San Jose, 900 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, 3rd Floor, St. Joseph Conference Room. A meeting for those who will be attending Catholic Lobby Day on April 26, 2005. Pizza will be provided. RSVP to Sylvia at or by phone to (408) 983-0128.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

"The Road to Solidarity" Introductory Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Diocese of San Jose, 900 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, 3rd Floor, St. Joseph Conference Room. All interested in participating or knowing more about this 8-day immersion program to El Salvador on June 11-19, 2005 must attend this meeting. This program is sponsored by Catholic Relief Services. Just Faith participants and alumni will be given priority.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

"Brown Bag" Workshop on Advance Directives for Chancery Staff and Guests, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Diocese of San Jose, 3rd Floor, St. Joseph Conference Room. CODA Alliance will offer a practical workshop on making advance care decisions.

Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16, 2005
"Crossing the Borders of Trade," Tucson, Arizona, Clarion Santa Rita Hotel - A leadership conference on trade agreements jointly sponsored by The Roundtable, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference as well as the Dioceses of Tucson, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. The program includes a day trip to Nogales, Mexico. The Diocese of San Jose will be sending a delegation. Others are welcome. See for more information and a registration form.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

"Privilege and Risk: Oscar Romero and the Choices We Face," Potluck Supper at 6:00 pm followed by talk at 7:00 pm, St. Athanasius Parish Hall, 160 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View. Twenty-five years after the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero - have we learned anything from his life and his martyrdom? A talk by Prof. Robert Jensen of the University of Texas. Sponsored by the St. Athanasius Justice and Peace Group and Stanford Pax Christi. Please RSVP by calling Mike Cavera at (650) 967-7939.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Just Faith "Lite" - For the Northwest Deanery. A ten week program of Just Faith will begin on April 19 at St. Mary's Church, 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos. To sign up or learn more, call Jane Ferguson at (408) 354-4061 ext. 123.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Henri Nouwen Film Screening, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 1522 McCoy Ave., San Jose. Take time to nourish your soul at an exclusive screening of "Journey of the Heart," a film that paints an in-depth portrait of Henri Nouwen, one of the most significant spiritual leaders of our time. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Reserve your spot by sending an email to

Friday, April 22, 2005

Peninsula Interfaith Action (PIA) Community Heroes Awards Luncheon, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Senator Jackie Speier will give the keynote address and be honored as PIA's public sector community hero. Congregations from Daly City to Sunnyvale will recognize their local community heros. Suggested ticket price $100. For more information contact Lisa Hicks-Dumanske at (650) 592-9181 x12 or email at

Weekend of April 23-24, 2005

The Catholic Home Missions Appeal - "Support the Church at Home." This annual national collection supports mission dioceses within the United States.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Catholic Lobby Day, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento - The 7th annual Catholic Lobby Day is hosted by the California Catholic Conference. Catholics from throughout the state gather at the Capitol to speak on behalf of those who are poor, vulnerable, or voiceless. The day includes Mass, a march to the Capitol, a rally on the Capitol steps, lunch and legislative visits. A planning and preparation meeting will be held at the Diocese on April 11 at 5:30 pm for those attending Lobby Day. To register for Catholic Lobby Day, contact Sylvia at or by phone at (408) 983-0128. $5 cost. RSVP for the April 11 meeting also to Sylvia.

Mark Your Calendars for Future Events:

May 4, 2005

Mass for World Peace, 7:30 pm, St. Athanasius Church, 160 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Sponsored by the St. Athanasius Justice and Peace Group.

May 26, 2005

"What Ever Happened to Joy?: Celebrating the Year of the Eucharist," A Day of Prayer for Catechetical, Liturgical, Youth Ministry, and Social Justice Leaders, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Presentation Center, 19480 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos. Timothy Muller will be the presenter.

June 7, 2005

Parish Social Justice Liaison Breakfast Meeting, 7:30 - 9:00 am, St. Clare Parish Hall, 941 Lexington Avenue, Santa Clara.

June 11 -19, 2005

"The Road to Solidarity" - Catholic Relief Services will be sponsoring a delegation from the Diocese of San Jose to travel to El Salvador. This immersion program includes four educational pre-trip sessions. Preference will be given to Just Faith participants and alumni. Contact Joe Hastings at for additional information. An introductory meeting will be held on April 12, 2005 from 7:00 - 8:00 at the Diocese.

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