[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - December 18, 2015

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ACC Newsbriefs - December 18, 2015


Welcome to ACC Newsbriefs from the Archdiocesan Catholic Center (ACC) in Los Angeles. This weekly update (issued each Friday) brings news about the latest ministries, resources, events, workshops, etc. of the ACC departments and other entities. For more general information, please check the Archdiocesan website at:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org


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New This Week:


  1.       Beginning Experience and Office of Family Life:  "Beginning Experience" Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, February 5, through Sunday, February 7, 2016, in Encino


  2.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Fifth Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture with Fr. Carlos Maria Galli, Thursday, April 14, 2016



Important Information and Continuing Events:

  3.       Office of the Archbishop:  Installation of Bp. Joseph Brennan as Episcopal Vicar, Saturday, December 19, in North Hollywood


  4.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Workshop Series on Movie Making and the New Evangelization, December and January


  5.       St. Barnabas Parish in Long Beach:  Simbang Gabi Celebrations through Wednesday, December 23


  6.       Year of Mercy Information and Resources


  7.       2016 Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic Directory Now Available For Sale for $25


  8.       Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Paid Internship and Career Training Opportunities for Youth


  9.       Vatican Exhibit:  "Vatican Splendors:  A Journey Through Faith and Art," Sunday, March 6, 2016, through Sunday, August 28, 2016, in Simi Valley; Discounted Advance Tickets Available Now Available Through Wednesday, January 6, 2016


10.       Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Events


11.       Office of Family Life:  "Newlyweds 101:  God Centric" Workshop Series, January through June 2016, in Los Angeles


12.       Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  "To Be Black and Catholic:  A Formation Series" Continues First Thursdays in Altadena


13.       Mount Saint Mary's University:  "Communities of Mercy:  The Jubilee of Mercy in the Parish," Saturdays, January 16 and February 20, 2016


14.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  "Subversive Habits:  The Untold Story of Black Catholic Sisters in the United States" with Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, Saturday, February 13, 2016


15.       Religious Education Congress:  Registration Now Open for 2016 Congress, Thursday, February 25, through Sunday, February 28, 2016, in Anaheim


16.       Mission Doctors Association:  Retreat for Those Considering Short-Term International Mission Work, Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Los Angeles


17.       Metropolitan Tribunal:  Spring Workshop, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Long Beach


18.       Southern California Partners for Global Justice:  Symposium 2016 on Human Trafficking, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Los Angeles


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New This Week:

1.         Beginning Experience and Office of Family Life:  "Beginning Experience" Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, February 5, through Sunday, February 7, 2016, in Encino

A "Beginning Experience" weekend will be held at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse through separation, divorce, or death.  This program, endorsed by the Office of Family Life, helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope.  The cost for the weekend is $275 per person for a shared room, or $350 per person for a private room.  This includes the program, materials, and six meals.  There is a $25 discount if paid in full before the weekend.  For more information or registration, please contact any of the following people:  Peg Setti at (818) 767-1007; Brenda Mikhail at (818) 352-5265; or Maria Rojas at (310) 365-0186 (bilingual English/Spanish).  The e-mail address is:

mailto:beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com

The Beginning Experience website is at:

http://www.beginningexperience.org<http://www.beginningexperience.org/>



2.         Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Fifth Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture with Fr. Carlos Maria Galli, Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University is sponsoring its fifth annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture.  It will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., on the campus of Loyola Marymount University.  This year's speaker will be Fr. Carlos Maria Galli, S.T.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Fr. Galli has a long and distinguished career as Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Argentina, where he currently serves as director of doctoral studies.  He specialized in the study of Lucio Gera, the father of Teología del Pueblo.  The author or editor of many books and articles, Fr. Galli has a long record of service as consultant to the bishops of Argentina and also to the Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM) in Bogotá.  The pope named Fr. Galli to the International Theological Commission almost immediately after being elected.  Fr. Galli also collaborated with Pope Francis in the Final Document of Aparecida and is thoroughly versed in the key events and thinkers that have formed this pope's view of the world and his ministry.  This Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information, please access:

http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/crs/



Important Information and Continuing Events:


3.         Office of the Archbishop:  Installation of Bp. Joseph Brennan as Episcopal Vicar, Saturday, December 19, in North Hollywood

The three new Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese are being installed as Episcopal Vicars of their Pastoral Regions.  All are invited to the last of the three celebrations:

Saturday, December 19, at 3:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in North Hollywood

Bp. Joseph Brennan to be installed as Episcopal Vicar, San Fernando Region

Priests who wish to concelebrate are asked to contact the Regional Office to arrange for seating.



4.         Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Workshop Series on Movie Making and the New Evangelization, December and January

The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University is sponsoring a workshop series on movie making and the New Evangelization to introduce participants to media production and the opportunities it presents those in ministry, education, and service, especially in communities marked by issues of social justice.  The next installments are:  "Making your Movie" with Mr. Luis Proenca, Saturday, December 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  "Sharing your Movie with the World" with Ms. Valerie Arias, Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Each of these workshops is $25 per person.  For additional information, please contact the Center at (310) 338-2799 or at:

crs at lmu.edu<mailto:crs at lmu.edu>.

The website is:

http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/crs/projects/cinema



5.         St. Barnabas Parish in Long Beach:  Simbang Gabi Celebrations through Wednesday, December 23

The St. Barnabas Filipino-American Association invites everyone to come, celebrate, and experience Simbang Gabi (Tagalog for "Advent Night Mass").  Originating in the Philippines, Simbang Gabi is a novena (nine-day series) of dawn Masses in anticipation of Christmas.  It is a rich and joyous tradition that all Christians of different cultures in the world embrace every year around this time to manifest God's love by 'Giving us His only son'.  The nine successive Masses held in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary represent the nine-month stay of the Infant Jesus in the womb of His Mother, that leads to the celebration of the Solemnity of Christmas.  The schedule of remaining Masses is as follows:



4th Day - Friday, December 18, at 6:30 p.m.
5th Day - Saturday, December 19, at 5:00 p.m.

6th Day - Sunday, December, 20, at 5:30 p.m.

7th Day - Monday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m.

8th Day - Tuesday, December 22, at 6:30 p.m.

9th Day - Wednesday, December 23, at 6:30 p.m.

St. Barnabas Catholic Church is located at 3955 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807



6.         Year of Mercy Information and Resources

Pope Francis has declared a Year of Mercy, which began on Tuesday, December 8, and runs through Sunday, November 26, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.  The Archdiocese has launched a website with information on Year of Mercy prayers, liturgies, and activities.  It is at:

http://www.seekmercy.org



It will continue to grow throughout the year, so check back often.



There is also information available from the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at:

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/index.cfm

The Vatican's website for the Year of Mercy is at:

http://www.im.va

Several parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been designated by Abp. José H. Gomez as Pilgrimage Churches:

San Gabriel Pastoral Region



Resurrection - Los Angeles

San Gabriel Mission - San Gabriel

Immaculate Conception - Monrovia

St. Lorenzo Ruiz - Walnut



San Fernando Pastoral Region



Our Lady of Lourdes - Northridge

St. Mary - Palmdale

Holy Family - Glendale

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary - Sun Valley



Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region



Christ the King - Los Angeles

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - Los Angeles

St. John Chrysostom - Inglewood

St. Joan of Arc - Los Angeles



San Pedro Pastoral Region



St. Dominic Savio - Bellflower

St. Mary of the Assumption - Whittier

American Martyrs - Manhattan Beach

St. Anthony - Long Beach



Santa Barbara Pastoral Region



St. Louis de Montfort - Santa Maria

St. Raphael - Goleta

Santa Clara - Oxnard



For information about Year of Mercy events at these parishes, please contact the individual parishes.



7.         2016 Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic Directory Now Available For Sale for $25

The Tidings Directory is now available for pre-order for $25.  People can order their new 2016 Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic Directory, spotlighting Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The award-winning directory is completely updated (with tabs!), including all telephone and address information of offices, parishes, and schools within the Archdiocese.  In addition, the Directory offers information on Catholic organizations and includes a complete address and phone listing of all priests and deacons-including photographs-serving the Archdiocese.  Pre-order pricing is $25 and is available through December.  Directories will be mailed in January.  Orders can be placed at:

www.archla.org/2016<http://www.archla.org/2016>

For more information, please contact Mr. Christopher Krause at (2130 637-7378.



8.         Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Paid Internship and Career Training Opportunities for Youth

Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYE) of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles has paid internship and career training opportunities for youth under various programs funded by the City and County of Los Angeles.  Presently, they have nearly 400 openings to serve youth and young adults, ages 16 to 24, with emphasis on out-of-school youth, including high school dropouts and graduates in need of job training.  AYE and its network partners offer an array of job and career services with full- and part-time job placement opportunities with business, healthcare providers, and community organizations.  Their Central and South Los Angeles locations have LAUSD PSA academic advisors.  Services include:



§  Job preparation and placement with paid internships and on-the-job training

§  Occupational training and credential programs (e.g. nursing assistant, computer training)

§  Education and career services, including GED/HiSET, tutoring, tuition, and materials

§  Support services including childcare, clothing, transportation, etc.



For more information, including a summary of the program requirements and online application, please access:

http://ayela.org/youth-services



9.         Vatican Exhibit:  "Vatican Splendors:  A Journey Through Faith and Art," Sunday, March 6, 2016, through Sunday, August 28, 2016, in Simi Valley; Discounted Advance Tickets Available Through Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"Vatican Splendors:  A Journey Through Faith and Art" is an exhibit that includes historical and religious objects chronicling the history of the church.  This includes objects not normally on view to the general public, and many never exhibited before in North America.  This exhibit will be held from Sunday, March 6, 2016, through Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley.  Discounted advance tickets are now available if purchased through Wednesday, January 6, 2016.  With a $3 discount per ticket, the discounted ticket prices are as follows:  Senior Citizens (ages 62 and older) $16; Adults (ages 18 through 61) $19; Youth (ages 11 through 17) $15;  Children (ages 3 through 10) $7.  These discounted advance tickets are now available for purchase (using the promotion code "parish") at:

http://www.reaganfoundation.org/tickets.aspx



For more information about this exhibit, please access:

http://www.reaganlibrary.com/vaticansplendors



10.       Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Events

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes is sponsoring the following events:

9th Annual Nativity Exhibit: "The Animals at the Stable" with Ellen Mintz.  Through Monday, December 21 (various hours).  "Jesus our brother, kind and good, was humbly born in a stable rude.  And the friendly beasts around Him stood, Jesus our brother, kind and good."  Every year during our Nativity Exhibit we experience new and different ways to look at the celebration of the Birth. This year we are featuring the animals whose presence at the stable reminds all of their place in our World. From St. Francis' first celebration of the Christmas Mass with live animals and a manger for his altar to the English carol, The Friendly Beasts, both traditional and usual animals have populated nativity sets. Please join us this year for our annual exhibit and see what creatures come to the stable.  Call in advance for docent tours and field trip reservations.  Donations requested for docent led tours. Make our exhibit a Christmas Tradition with friends and family. Admission is free - Our Christmas gift to you!

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-6%20Nativity%20clr%20web.pdf



Las Posadas con Marlene Velazquez.  Domingo 20 de Diciembre,  4:00 to 6:00pm.  Las Posadas son una festividad Navideña. La Navidad significa el nacimiento de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Y una de las formas de celebrarlo simbólicamente es haciendo "Posadas". Ven y celebra con nosotros una Posada para actuar por lo que pasaron José y María para encontrar posada en su viaje a Belén. Vamos a tener piñatas, aperitivos, y vevidas para todos. Costo: Adultos $5, niños 4-12 $2, niños menores de 4 son gratis.

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=28769



Las Posadas with Marlene Velazquez.  Sunday, December 20, 4:00 to 6:00pm.  In California, Christmas has been enriched with many elements from the Hispanic culture including music, food, piñatas and the Posada journey. Join us for a symbolic commemoration of Las Posadas as Mary and Joseph search for lodging on their journey to Bethlehem. We will have a piñata for the children as well as snacks and refreshments for all. Cost: Adults $5, children 4-12 $2, children under 4 free.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-21%20Las%20Posadas%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=28770



Epiphany Concert with Tom Bellizia.  Sunday, January 3, 2016, from 3:00 to 5:00pm.  Our musical celebration of the Epiphany will be led by Tom Bellizia. Following the concert we will bless the Retreat Center using a traditional blessing. Chalk & holy water will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $20 per person.

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=28772



"Harmony and Peace: The Al-Anon Way" with Fr. Terry R. For Family and Friends of an Alcoholic.  7:00pm Friday, January 22, 2016 - 1:30pm Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Come aside for quiet space to revitalize your commitment to recovery, one day at a time. We do not make this journey alone. With help from our Higher Power and good friends extraordinary things can happen. Father Terry will provide inspiration, challenge and encouragement. Sharing our stories and our struggles with other retreatants is a highlight of this retreat. Non-denominational.  Cost: per person/shared $230 ($215 if paid before January 1) single room $335 ($320 if paid before January 1)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/1-22%20Richey%20Al-Anon%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=28773



"Journey Through Grief" with Sr. Laura Gormley, SSL.  Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm.  The loss of a beloved spouse, parent or relative, or close friend sends us on a journey of grief. On this journey we struggle with our hopes & fears, our longings & expectations, as we learn to accept our new way of being and moving forward with our individual lives. We will explore ways that may help us along this path. The retreat includes lunch.  Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by January 15) .

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/1-23%20Grief%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=28777

For more information about any of these events, please contact the Center at (310) 377-4867 or access:

http://www.maryjoseph.org


11.       Office of Family Life:  "Newlyweds 101:  God Centric" Workshop Series, January through June 2016, in Los Angeles

The Office of Family Life is hosting a series of marriage enrichment workshops for couples married 0-5 years.  These workshops, held one Friday evening per month from January through June 2016, at St. Basil Church in Los Angeles, will focus on issues such as communication, finances, intimacy, and spirituality.  Cost is $20 per couple per workshop.  Couples are encouraged to attend all workshops.  For more information and registration, please access:



http://archla.org/newlyweds101



The full link is at:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/familylife/MEP/Pages/newlyweds101.aspx

You can also contact Ms. Candy Metoyer, Marriage Preparation Coordinator, at:

cmetoyer at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:cmetoyer at la-archdiocese.org>



or at (213) 637-7250.




12.       Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  "To Be Black and Catholic:  A Formation Series" Continues First Thursdays in Altadena

The Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association presents a yearlong seminar series journeying through Black Catholicism.  The main speaker, Mr. Jared Anderson, will focus on Black Catholic spirituality, catechesis, and liturgy, as well as history, Catholic social teachings, and social justice.  Sessions will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Altadena.  The series will continue on the first Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m. with occasional guest speakers.  The schedule of topics is as follows:

January 2016: Justice and Hope
February 2016: Catholic Social Teaching and Racism
March 2016: The Paschal Mystery
April 2016: The Black Christ
May 2016: A Black Catholic Understanding of The Church
June 2016: To Be Black, Catholic, and Womanist
July 2016: Black Catholic History
August 2016: Scripture in the Life of the Black Catholic

This course is free and open to all; however, donations are gratefully accepted.  People can go to any and all topics that interest them.  For more information, please contact Ms. Edwina Clay at (626) 840-3562 or Mr. Jared Anderson at:

janderson at stbernardym.org<mailto:janderson at stbernardym.org>



13.       Mount Saint Mary's University:  "Communities of Mercy:  The Jubilee of Mercy in the Parish," Saturdays, January 16 and February 20, 2016

Mount Saint Mary's University offers its Ecclesia Program for all church ministers, whether lay or ordained, paid or volunteer.  The next workshop, "Communities of Mercy:  The Jubilee of Mercy in the Parish," will be held over two Saturdays, January 16 and February 20, 2016.  The sessions will be led by Ms. Cambria Smith Torterelli, Parish Life Director at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena; and Ms. Ellie Hidalgo, Pastoral Associate at Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights (Los Angeles).  Pope Francis tells us that "wherever the Church is present, the mercy of God must be evident.  In parishes...in short, wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy." (Misericordiae Vultus, 12).  To support the efforts of parishes to reflect upon the call of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in their particular situation, Ecclesia offers this two-part series on theologically grounded, but very practical, ways to help create communities of mercy - both within the sometimes-conflictual parish community, and in the neighborhood in which the parish lives.  Particular attention will be given to conflict resolution and peacemaking, as well as to the vision of restorative justice.  Both sessions will The workshop will be held on the Mount's Doheny campus (near U.S.C.), from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Cost is $25 per person for each workshop, or $40 for both, if purchased together.  For each workshop, a rate of $20 per person is available for groups of five or more registering together.  For more information or registration forms, go to:

https://www.msmu.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/Resources_and_Culture/Culture/Ecclesia/Cambria%20Torterelli%20and%20Ellie%20Hidalgo_January%202016_Jubilee%20Year%20of%20Mercy_Combined(1).pdf



14.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  "Subversive Habits:  The Untold Story of Black Catholic Sisters in the United States" with Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University welcomes Dr. Shannen Dee Williams of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who will present a workshop, "Subversive Habits:  The Untold Story of Black Catholic Sisters in the United States," on Saturday afternoon, February 13, 2016.  The exact time and location are yet to be determined.  Dr. Williams will chart the epic journey of the Church's most hidden members and illustrate how they fought to make the universal Church truly catholic.  Their stories remind people of the power that faith has to do both justice and mercy, even in the face of prejudice.  In this time when two African American religious women are being considered for beatification and canonization, Loyola Marymount University welcomes this exploration of the contributions African American Sisters have made to the Church in the United States.  For more information, please access:

http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/crs/



15.       Religious Education Congress:  Registration Now Open for 2016 Congress, Thursday, February 25, through Sunday, February 28, 2016, in Anaheim

Sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, the Religious Education Congress draws 40,000 participants over the course of this internationally-acclaimed four-day event.  Congress 2016 is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 (Youth Day); and Friday, February 26, through Sunday, February 28, 2016, with the theme "Boundless Mercy."  The annual Youth Day brings together 15,000 youth from all over Southern California and beyond.  Congress' international presence continues to grow, with participants attending from over 14 different countries.  For Congress 2016, there will be 312 workshops available to choose from, covering a vast range of topics and interests from spirituality and personal development to biblical studies, theology, and catechesis.  Over the weekend, participants will enjoy Morning Praise, workshops, evening liturgies, and a variety of prayer experiences with internationally-renowned leaders in the areas of liturgical music and worship.  Noontime and evening concerts offer additional opportunities for praise and worship.  For more information and registration, please access:

http://www.recongress.org



16.       Mission Doctors Association:  Retreat for Those Considering Short-Term International Mission Work, Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Los Angeles

The Mission Doctors Association invites medical personnel considering short-term (one month to three months) international mission work to a retreat from Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Loyola Marymount University.  For more information, please access:

http://missiondoctors.org/serve-short-term/



17.       Metropolitan Tribunal:  Spring Workshop, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Long Beach

The Metropolitan Tribunal will be holding a workshop for those who need to deal with marriage cases and declarations of nullity.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at St. Cornelius Parish in Long Beach.  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.  The workshop will include information on marriage preparation, including permissions, dispensations, and instances of lack of form; marriage nullity, including dissolutions and summary trials; and Pope Francis' new procedural norms.  Parish staff members and parishioners, especially marriage coordinators, directors of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, and submitting ministers, can attend.  Please note that each participant needs the recommendation of her or his pastor to attend.  Cost is $25 per person, and includes lunch.  Any additional people registering are $20 per person.  Registration deadline is Saturday, February 26, 2016.  For more information or to register, please contact Ms. Silvia E. Hernandez at (213) 637-7925 or at:

sehernandez at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:sehernandez at la-archdiocese.org>



18.       Southern California Partners for Global Justice:  Symposium 2016 on Human Trafficking, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Los Angeles

Southern California Partners for Global Justice will sponsor its Symposium 2016 on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the Doheny Campus of Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles.  "Price Tags = Red Flags.  Consumers:  The Demand Side of Modern Day Slavery" will focus on the causes of human trafficking.  Sr. Veronica Brand, R.S.H.M., the Non-Governmental Representative at the United Nations, will be the keynote speaker.  Cost is $10, but free to students.  For more information, please contact Sr. Diane Smith, C.S.J., at:

dsmith at csjla.org<mailto:dsmith at csjla.org>



or at (310) 889-2119.


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Due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays, the next issue of the ACC Newsbriefs will be on Friday, January 8, 2016.

May you, your friends, family members, and community members enjoy a most blessed Christmas Season.


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