Saturday, Feb. 3
Crab feed. 30th annual to benefit St. Anne School, held at Holy Spirit School auditorium at 3920 W. Land Park Dr. No-host bar at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Adults only; dancing follows dinner. Tickets are $25 per person. For information call (916) 951-2999 or (916) 422-3142.
“The Creed: Basic Catholic Beliefs.” Presentation in the Diocese of Sacramento’s Institute of Lay Ministry at Sacred Heart Parish in Anderson. With Greg Jensen, pastoral associate at Holy Trinity Parish in El Dorado Hills. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $20; bring your own lunch. For information call (916) 733-0150. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop: Introduction to Centering Prayer. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral at 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento. Offered by Contemplative Outreach of the Greater Sacramento Area. Follow-up sessions on five Wednesdays beginning Feb. 7. Suggested contribution is $25, however, all are welcome to attend and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Bring a sack lunch. For information call Libby Kovacs at (916) 452-0483.
Sat. and Sun., Feb. 3-4
Life in the Spirit seminar. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3 and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 4, ending with Mass, at Holy Spirit Parish at 1050 N. Texas St. in Fairfield. Free and open to the public. Special seminar also for junior and senior high students. For information call Roy or Mickey Pearson at (707) 864-1183.
Sunday, Feb. 4
Handicapables Mass. At 11 a.m. at St. Mel Church at 4745 Pennsylvania Ave. in Fair Oaks. Mass gives the disabled and elderly shut-ins in the Sacramento Diocese an opportunity to share the liturgy with different parishes on the first Sunday of each month. For information, call Madeline Devine at (916) 381-3204.
Monday, Feb. 5
“The Challenge of Living a Balanced Lifestyle.” Presentation sponsored by the diocesan Office of Vocations for those interested in diocesan priesthood or religious life. Presenters are Dominican Sister Maureen McInerney and Oblate Father Brian Crawford. At 7 p.m. at the Diocesan Pastoral Center at 2110 Broadway in Sacramento. To register call (916) 733-0260. E-mail: Mmcinern@diocese-sacramento.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 6
College student gathering. Including Mass with Scripture sharing, followed by dinner at the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center at 346 Cherry St. in Chico. Mass begins at 5:30 p.m. Special guest is Auxiliary Bishop Richard Garcia. Donation is $1 for registered members, $2 for others. For information call (530) 342-5180.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Natural Family Planning introductory session. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mercy Women’s Center at 4747 Engle Rd. in Carmichael. Instructor is Nancy Matteoli. Registration fee is $15 per woman/couple. For information call (916) 484-2118.
Friday, Feb. 9
Healing service and Mass. At 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 1333 58th St. in Sacramento. Worship led by The Watching Tree, a popular and gifted Christian music group from Santa Cruz. Father Peter Sanders, priest in the healing ministry from Monterey, will preside. For information call Mike Doneen of the Sacramento Diocese’s Catholic Charismatic Renewal at (530) 756-1058.
Saturday, Feb. 10
“Church History: Diocese of Sacramento.” Presentation in the Diocese of Sacramento’s Institute of Lay Ministry at the Mercy Retreat Center at 535 Sacramento St. in Auburn. With Father Steven Avella, associate professor of history at Marquette University. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $20 if registered by Feb. 5; $25 at the door. Bring your own lunch. For information call (916) 733-0150. E-mail: email@example.com.
Polenta and chicken dinner. Sponsored by the San Vito branch of the Italian Catholic Federation at St. Rose Parish hall at 615 Vine Ave. in Roseville. Social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing to the music of Angelo Simone following dinner. Tickets are $12.50 per person. For tickets call Severina Presti at (916) 791-1726 or Theresa Oliva at (916) 773-6120.
AIDS Mass. Monthly Mass sponsored by the AIDS Ministry of the Diocese of Sacramento. At 5 p.m. at the Mercy General Hospital chapel at 40th and H Streets in Sacramento. Dinner at 6 p.m. in cafeteria. For information call Father John Healy at (916) 453-4753.
“Scripture in Depth.” Ongoing series facilitated by Deacon Red Cheever meets monthly at the Mercy Center at 535 Sacramento St. in Auburn. Each session includes presentation, time for prayer and sharing. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $20; bring your own lunch. For information call (530) 887-2019.
“Puttin’ on the Ritz’: Evening of Italian music and dining. At the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center at 346 Cherry St. in Chico. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. CSU-Chico’s “A Capella” choir will serve the dinner and provide entertainment. Donation is $15 per person. For tickets and information call (530) 342-5180.
Day of recollection and pilgrimage. To Our Lady of New Clairvaux Abbey in Vina from 8:50 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Trip includes retreat, transportation and donation to benefit the monastery’s church building fund. Retreat includes teachings on divine reading of the Bible, prayer and history of Sancta Maria de Ovila sacred stones. Bring your Bible and a sack lunch. Retreat master is Trappist Brother Francis Flahergy. For information call Tess Poling at (916) 933-5007; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Feb. 11
‘Bit of Italy’ lasagna and rigatoni dinner. Charity fund-raiser sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (Court Our Lady of Wisdom No. 2392) at St. John Vianney Parish hall at 10497 Coloma Rd. in Rancho Cordova. Social at 3:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 4:30 p.m. Music by Sacramento Banjo Band. Cost in advance is $7 for adults and $4 for children ($1 more at the door). For information call Marie Welchert at (916) 366-7557.
Monday, Feb. 12
Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Sacramento 172. Dinner and monthly meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the YLI clubhouse at 27th and N Streets in Sacramento. Call (916) 428-9010 for information.
Phoenix ministry for divorced and separated Catholics. Monthly dinner program begins at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center at 5900 Newman Ct. in Sacramento. Presenter will be Auxiliary Bishop Richard Garcia on “The Fire of God’s Love Burns in Our Hearts.” Cost is $15 (including dinner) or $6 (talk only). Reservations needed by Feb. 10. For information call Doris at (916) 457-3294 or Gordon at (916) 455-3184.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Red Mass. Bishop William K. Weigand will preside at the annual Red Mass for attorneys, judges, and elected and appointed officials at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at 11th and K Streets in Sacramento. Jesuit Father Thomas P. Rausch will speak on “The Future of Ecumenism.” The Mass is sponsored by the Diocese of Sacramento and the St. Thomas More Society of Sacramento. For more information, call Gloria Simas at (916) 733-0204 or Herb Bolz at (530) 753-6094.
Pro-life Mass. At 5:05 p.m. at St. Philomene Church at the corner of El Camino Ave. and Bell St. in Sacramento. Msgr. Patrick Nolan will preside. Rosary will follow. For information call Sally Fisher at (916) 780-5305.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Presentation on end of life issues. Including discussion of advance directives and the durable power of attorney for health care. Will explore social, medical and legal aspects of issue. At 12:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Parish Center at 3235 Arden Way in Sacramento. For information call (916) 482-9666, ext. 217.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Healing Mass. At 2 p.m. at St. Philomene Church, corner of El Camino Ave. and Bell St. in Sacramento. Theme: “Compassion.” Celebrant is Msgr. Patrick Nolan. Reconciliation at 1 p.m. For information call (916) 481-6757.
Day of prayer. Annual event sponsored by the Friends of the Sisters of Mercy at Mercy Center Auburn at 535 Sacramento St. in Auburn from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Day will include Mass and lunch. Presenter is Mercy Sister Katherine Doyle on “Accepting God’s Gift of Love.” Donation is $12, payable to the Friends of the Sisters of Mercy, c/o Sue Westerfeld, 97 Dean Rd., Sacramento, CA 95815. For information call (916) 927-8939.
LIMEX information night. With Cheryl Tholcke speaking about the master’s program through Loyola University-New Orleans. From 7 to 9 p.m. .at St. John the Baptist Church at 435 Chestnut St. in Chico. For information call (916) 733-0150.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Marysville Deanery NCCW meeting. At Divine Savior Church at 566 E. Lassen Ave. in Chico. Mass at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon; meeting follows lunch. Cost is $4. All Catholic women invited to attend. For information call Florence Dixon at (530) 894-1296.
Thursday, Feb. 22
LIMEX information night. With Cheryl Tholcke speaking about the master’s program through Loyola University-New Orleans. From 7 to 9 p.m. .at the Diocesan Pastoral Center at 2110 Broadway in Sacramento. For information call (916) 733-0150.
Fri. to Sun., Feb. 23-25
Catholic charismatic renewal conference. With the theme, “Proclaiming the Kingdom of God,” sponsored by the Diocese of Sacramento, at St. Rose Parish Center, 5905 Franklin Blvd. in Sacramento. Begins with free concert at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23. Program begins Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. Speakers include Bishop William K. Weigand, Father Peter Sanders, Linda Schubert and Rey Valleser. Music by “Great Harvest” and “The Watching Tree.” Adult registration is $20 ($25 at door); $8 for youth. (No one turned away for lack of funds.) Mail check with name and address to SDCCR, 2645 Belmont Dr., Davis, CA 95616. For information call (916) 451-3738, (530) 756-1058 or (707) 448-5965.