Centering Prayer Groups in Northern California 

Affiliated with Contemplative Outreach 

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This is what you are to do: lift your heart up to the Lord, with a gentle stirring of love, desiring God for God's own sake and not for God's gifts.  Center all your attention and desire on God and let this be the sole concern of your  mind and heart.  -- The Cloud of Unknowing

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Los Gatos    Manteca    Mokelumne Hill    Oakland/Piedmont    Palo Alto  Pleasant Hill     Orangevale 

  Redding    Redwood City    Sacramento     San Francisco

San Rafael    Santa Cruz    Santa Rosa    Sonoma    Sonora    Sutter Creek    Turlock




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You can e-mail or call group leaders with questions about the group.



7:15 pm - 8:15 pm


Christ Church

1700 Santa Clara Ave (at Grand St)

Claudia Lewey

(510) 769-1759




7:00 PM –8:30 PM

St. Alban's Church

1501 Washington St.  Albany

Joni Stickney

Call (510) 525-1716


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Starr King School of Ministry Chapel

2441 LeConte Avenue

Lynda Grasser Ross


Group meets from September 18, 2003 - December 11

6:30  -   7:10 AM

Mercy Center Main chapel 

2300 Adeline Dr.

Catherine Regan

(650) 340- 7400

Enter main building door and go up stairs to chapel. 
2nd Sunday each month 10am -1 pm Mercy Center Main chapel 

2300 Adeline Dr.

Carol Fowler

(650) 325-9101

Please call Carol to verify the meeting.  

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Grace Episcopal
1405 W. Kentucky Street

Kentucky Street at First Street. Meets in the sanctuary.

Email Deni Harding

(707) 425-8138 

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Fairfield, CA 94533-4715

  Corpus Christi Church Kathy Lyons



Thursdays 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sundays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.


St. Anthony Mary Claret Parish

Meet in the St. Juan Diego Room.

2494 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, CA 93725

Everardo Pedraza, M.A.

559 230-9736


Bilingual:  Spanish and English Group


7:30 – 8:30 pm

All Saints Church 

22824 Second Street (at D St).

Meet in the Bride’s Room (right side door, at the front of the church)

Mary Haro	



7:15 - 8:15 PM

St. Perpetua's Church Chapel

3454 Hamlin Rd (at Moraga Rd. )

Helen McKennon 925-283-9935 
Carol Weyer 925-932-1845
Los Gatos      
Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 St. Mary's Church

219 Bean Ave (at Tait and North Santa Cruz)

Jane Ferguson

(408) 354-5477 x 123

Valerie Lozowicki 408- 356-4726 
and Carole Cooke 408-358-1888


This groups practices one 20 minute Centering Prayer period and lectio divina. 

10:30 AM - 11: 30 AM

Emilio and Hazel Prunetti's home


Please call leader for directions


  United Methodist Church


Rev. Andrew Bear 209-722-5777


Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 am
St. Cuthbert's Episcopal Church, 7932 Mountain Blvd. Oakland 94605.

(Take 580 East, exit at Keller Ave.)


Contact: Rev. Pamela Cranston  (stcuddy@aol.com) at (510) 635-4949


This group includes body work & stretching and chant and Gospel reading.  We center for 20 minutes followed by  intercessions followed by Eucharist. Open to all faiths.



Second Monday of each month -- We watch Keating's Spiritual Journey tapes

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Theresa Church Rectory.  

50 Mandalay Rd. (at Harbord Street) Oakland.

Eileen Halliburton

(510) 763-1829

We will watch Father Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey tapes

7:30 -  9:00 PM

Corpus Christi Church 

322 St. James Drive, at Park Blvd. Piedmont

Mary Farnsworth 




 7:30 -   9:00 PM

St. Theresa Church Rectory.  

50 Mandalay Rd. (at Harbord Street) Oakland.

John Neville  510-655-2796

Jeanne Lovi, 510-547-2505

Betty Wharton, 510-531-6124


Please call if first time participant.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Laura Bennett's home

In upper Rockridge neighborhood

Laura Bennett

(510) 652-1835

Call Laura for directions.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

St. Theresa Church Rectory.  

50 Mandalay Rd. (at Harbord Street) Oakland.

Eileen Halliburton

(510) 763-1829

Dolores Vasquez 510-530-4081

Please call if first time participant.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Center

6226 Camden Street (between 62nd and 63rd Avenue near Concordia Park)

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Oakland, CA 94605-1610

Tae-Song Chung

(925) 964-9248


8:00 am  - 9:30 am

College Avenue Presbyterian Church. Ann Marie Adams


Does not meet last Sat of month. 

Studies tapes.


9:30 - 10:30 AM

St. Philips Parish Hall. 

3730 Bohemian Highway at Occidental Rd

Patsy Chamberlain 

(707) 874-3838  or 

Ella Rozett (707) 874-3397.

Studies Keating tapes, chants and practices lectio divina
1st Monday of the month 

7:00 -  9:00 PM

Divine Savior Church  in St. Cecilia Room.

9079 Greenback Ln (at Filbert St.)

Norma Jennings 

(916) 965-4834.

Palo Alto      

7:00 pm -8:00 pm

 St. Thomas Aquinas Church  751 Waverley St. (at Homer St. )




Jean Ramacciotti

Contact 650-326-5256 for more information.


Meets for two prayer sessions
Pleasant Hill      
Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Christ the King Church,  in  Library room of the ministry center.

199 Brandon Road  (corner of Brandon and Gregory)

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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3220

Jeanne Pletz

(925) 837- 6971

Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 AM Christ the King Church,  in  Library room of the ministry center. 199 Brandon Road  (corner of Brandon and Gregory)

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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3220

Jeanne Pletz

(925) 837- 6971


1st and 3rd Tuesdays

from 7:00 to 8:30 pm



St. Joseph Church basement

2040 Walnut Avenue at

Airpark Drive and Gold St.


George Wilkins

(530) 474-1634


Redwood City          
Second Sunday each month. 

3:00 - 5:00 PM.

Mt. Alverno Conference Center 3910 Bret Harte Dr. (at Emerald Hill street) Sr. Monica 

(650) 369-1725. 


 9:15 - 11:15 AM

1348 57 St Loretta  Schmitz 

(916) 456­6641. 

Call for directions.  

1:00  - 2:30 PM

St. Francis Church Chapel

1126    26th Street

(at K street)
Marilyn Carmazzi 

(916) 448-1051

Studies Keating's tapes and practices lectio divina.  
Wednesday, 2nd and 4th Christ the King Retreat Center Cathy Brescia


San Francisco           
Mon. 7:00 -  8:15 PM Most Holy Redeemer 

100 Diamond St. 

Sr. Cathy Cahur, SC

(415) 553-8776

Sat.  10:00  -11:00 AM St. Cecilia Church

(in the Collins Center)

2555 17 Ave.

Mary English  

(415) 282-8076


6:30am – 7:30am


St. Gabriel's Parish Center Chapel

2559 40th Avenue (btw Ulloa & Vicente)

Contact Catherine Regan

(415) 731-2852


Two periods of centering prayer with a meditative walk.

8:00 - 9:00 am

Grace Cathedral Chapter room

1100 California Street
San Francisco, Ca  94108

Bishop Marc Andrus will lead the group

Contact Rev. Will Scott or Daniel Bayless

Lectio divina and centering prayer
San Rafael         

6:00 - 7:00 PM

St. Paul's Church

1123 Court at Mission St. 

Chris Olson 

(415) 479-0409

Centering prayer at 6:00

contemplative Eucharist 6:30

Santa Cruz         

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Our Lady Star of the Sea church

515 Frederick at Soquel St. 

 Joan Murrin

(831) 438-4012

Meet in rectory chapel
Santa Rosa
2nd & 4th Friday
7:00 – 8:45 PM
Ann Hall’s residence
Kathleen Hansen


Call for directions and confirmation of meeting times.


7:30 – 9:00 PM
Members home.
Kathleen Hansen
Call to confirm meeting and for directions.

11:00 AM - 12 noon

St. Patrick's Parish at

Norlin House located at southwest corner of Yaney St. and Norlin St



Call Parish Ministry Center
209 532-7139 for detailed directions.
Group Facilitator Victoria Grimm
Sutter Creek      

9:00 - 10:30

Immaculate Conception Church, conference room in parish office.

115 Amelia St. (at Highway 49), Sutter Creek 95642

Patti Stalder

(209) 296-5167

Group is not meeting during the summer of 2002: contact the leader in late August for Fall 2002 start up date.
Third Monday of each month. 7 :00 - 8:30 PM Meets at Moogie Roeder's house Moogie Roeder

(209) 632 2712

 Call for directions. 
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