[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – March 3, 2017

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ACC Newsbriefs – March 3, 2017


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

Please note that lines in the headline section now link to the items themselves.  Just click on the headline and it will take you to the requested item.


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New This Week:


  1.       St. John Fisher Parish in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Fair Trade Market, Sunday, March 5


  2.       Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  Lenten Day of Renewal, “A Journey of Faith with Mary,” Saturday, March 11



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  3.       San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee:  Lenten Fast from Wasting Food


  4.       St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Winnetka:  “Renewal for All:  An Ecumenical Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation,” Sunday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 8


  5.       Stillpoint and Fr. Jim Clarke:  Two Workshops for Men on Men’s Spirituality, Sunday, March 5, and Sunday May 7, in Encino


  6.       San Pedro Pastoral Region:  Dive-In University Series South, Monday, March 6, through Thursday, March 23, at Nine Parishes in Deanery 19 (South Bay)


  7.       Mission San Jose Dominican Sisters:  Southern California Discernment Retreat Weekend, Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, in La Canada Flintridge


  8.       Healing Hearts Restoring Hope:  Retreat Day for Criminal Justice Professionals, Saturday, March 11, in La Cañada Flintridge

  9.       Loyola Marymount University:  Certificate Program in Spanish:  “Introducción a la Moral Cristiana” Comienza sabado 11 de marzo


10.       Archbishop’s Office of Special Services:  2017 Cardinal’s Awards Dinner to be Held on Saturday, March 11, in Beverly Hills


11.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events


12.       Valyermo Dancers:  Calendar of Events


13.       National Catholic Sisters Week:  Sisters on Skid Row with Young Adults, Saturday, March 18, in Los Angeles


14.       Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC):  “Come Closer to the Heart of God,” Saturday, March 18, in Santa Paula


15.       Fr. Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata:  “Mission Today 2017:  A Catholic Conference,” Saturday, March 18, in West Covina


16.       Office of Family Life and Beginning Experience:  Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, in Encino


17.       Office for Worship and Oregon Catholic Press:  “A Culture of Encounter:  Liturgy in a Shared Parish,” Saturday, March 25, in Glendale


18.       Native American Concerns:  “Honoring Water:  A Day Celebrating the Essence of Life,” Saturday, March 25, in Los Angeles


19.       Illuman SoCal and Fr. Jim Clarke:  “Men’s Rites of Passage,” Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2, in Big Bear Lake


20.       Greater South Bay Catholic Co-Educational Adult Softball League Seeks Players for its 2017 Season, through June


21.       Native American Concerns:  “Understanding Wounded Hearts:  The Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous People” Summit, Saturday, May 20, in Rosemead


22.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  Calendar of Events


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


24.       Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra:  Calendar of Events

25.       Marriage Encounter Weekend, Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, in Glendale


26.       Iconography Ministry at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Annual Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, in Mission Hills


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New This Week:


1.         St. John Fisher Parish in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Fair Trade Market, Sunday, March 5

St. John Fisher Parish in Rancho Palos Verdes is hosting a Fair Trade Market on Sunday, March 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All are welcome to see and purchase the wares of various vendors who follow fair trade practices.  For any questions, please contact the parish at (310) 377-5571.  The parish’s website is at:

http://www.sjf.org

For more information about fair trade practices, please access the website of Fair Trade L.A. at:

http://www.fairtradela.org



2.         Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  Lenten Day of Renewal, “A Journey of Faith with Mary,” Saturday, March 11

The Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles is holding a Lenten Day of Renewal on Saturday, March 11.  Starting with registration at 8:30 a.m., the Day of Renewal will begin at 9:15 a.m.  The last scheduled event of the day is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Healing Prayers, and Benediction, which will commence at 6:15 p.m.  With the theme “A Journey of Faith with Mary,” the day will include conferences by Fr. Slawomir Szkredka, a professor of biblical studies at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo; Rosary; Divine Mercy Chaplet; Stations of the Cross; Reconciliation; and Mass.  Cost for the Lenten Day of Renewal is $25 per person, and that includes lunch.  For more information, or to register, please contact either:

Lay Institute of Divine Mercy
(323) 393-4144
faustinum at aol.com<mailto:faustinum at aol.com>
http://www.divinemercy.opoka.org

or

Christ the King Parish
(323) 465-7606
http://www.ctkla.org



Important Information and Continuing Events:

3.         San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee:  Lenten Fast from Wasting Food



Tons of food and billions of dollars’ worth of food are wasted every year, while one in seven Americans faces food insecurity, along with almost a billion people globally.  Wasted food also wastes water, energy, labor, and croplands, while filling landfills with methane producing garbage.  This Lenten season, the San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee invites all people to focus on eliminating food waste by purchasing usable quantities and improving storage practices.  For more info on this national campaign, please access:

http://www.savethefood.com<http://savethefood.com>



People can also contact the San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee at:

socaljp at outlook.com<mailto:socaljp at outlook.com>

for more information on food insecurity, ways to get involved, and the opportunity to participate in Hunger for Change:  A Faithful Response to Food Insecurity,  a Just Faith Ministries resource exploring the realities of food insecurity in the United States and globally.



4.         St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Winnetka:  “Renewal for All:  An Ecumenical Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation,” Sunday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 8

St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Winnetka has two ecumenical events commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  These events are free and open to the public.

“The Reformation:  500 Years of Renewal for All,” Sunday, March 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Conference Center Hall, with The Rev. Lisa Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University; and The Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.



Ecumenical Prayer Service.  “That All May Be One: Celebrating Fifty Years of Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue,” Wednesday, March 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the church, with The Rev. R. Guy Erwin, Ph.D., Bishop, Southwest California Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and The Rev. Kevin Rettig, Pastor, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.

For more information, please access the parish’s website at:

http://www.sjwchurch.com

or contact Mr. Jim Severtson at:

calretiredteach1 at gmail.com<mailto:calretiredteach1 at gmail.com>



5.         Stillpoint and Fr. Jim Clarke:  Two Workshops for Men on Men’s Spirituality, Sunday, March 5, and Sunday May 7, in Encino

Stillpoint, a center for Christian Spirituality, is sponsoring two workshops for men by Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., the Director of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese, and former Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John’s Seminary.  On Sunday, March 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fr. Jim will conduct “Men and Grief:  Where is it all going?”  This workshop will deal with skills of effective grieving so men can then develop joy and gratitude.  On Sunday, May 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fr. Jim will conduct “Men and the Father Wound:  Discovering a New Freedom.”  This workshop addresses incomplete relationships that men may have with their fathers, who play such a formative role in their sons’ lives.  Both workshops will be held at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  Cost is $30 per person for one workshop, or $50 per person for both workshops.

For more information or to register for “Men and Grief:  Where is it all going?” please access:

http://stillpointca.org/calendar-event/170305-clarke/



For more information or to register for “Men and the Father Wound:  Discovering a New Freedom,” please access:

http://stillpointca.org/calendar-event/170205-clarke/



6.         San Pedro Pastoral Region:  Dive-In University Series South, Monday, March 6, through Thursday, March 23, at Nine Parishes in Deanery 19 (South Bay)

Thirteen parishes in the South Bay area of the San Pedro Pastoral Region have joined together to present Dive-In University Series South, a multi-parish adult faith formation program.  From Monday, March 6, through Thursday, March 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at nine different parishes, these parishes will host a number of speakers presenting on topics including Biblical Studies, Pope Francis, the Eucharist, Marriage, Praying with Icons, and much more.  Each class lasts one evening and costs $5, and participants can bring one guest at no extra charge.  For class schedule and information, along with speakers’ biographies, please access:

http://www.diveinuss.org



7.         Mission San Jose Dominican Sisters:  Southern California Discernment Retreat Weekend, Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, in La Canada Flintridge

The Mission San Jose Dominican Sisters invite single Catholic women, ages 18 through 40, who are considering religious life, to a Discernment Weekend, from Friday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m., to Sunday, March 12, at 12:00 noon.  It will be held at the Sisters’ convent at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Canada Flintridge.  There is no cost for this retreat weekend; however, retreatants are responsible for their transportation to and from the site.  For more information, please contact Sister Mary Yun, O.P., at:

mary at msjdominicans.org<mailto:mary at msjdominicans.org>

or (213) 760-3085

Online registration is available at:

http://www.msjdominicans.org

or at:

http://www.bit.ly/discernRLife



8.         Healing Hearts Restoring Hope:  Retreat Day for Criminal Justice Professionals, Saturday, March 11, in La Cañada Flintridge



Criminal Justice Professionals are invited to a day of personal and professional reflection and self-care, focusing on the Criminal Justice System’s response to victims of violent crime.  It will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, and will be facilitated by criminal justice specialists.  The $25 cost includes morning refreshments and lunch.  The Retreat Day is sponsored by “Healing Hearts Restoring Hope for those affected by homicide,” a non-profit founded by Fr. George Horan.  For more information, please go to the website:

http://www.hhrh-la.org

or contact Sr. Sue Reif, O.S.F., at 909-809-2842 or:

sreif at hhrh-la.org<mailto:sreif at hhrh-la.org>



9.         Loyola Marymount University:  Certificate Program in Spanish:  “Introducción a la Moral Cristiana” Comienza sabado 11 de marzo



Este programa (online y salón de clase) está diseñado para ofrecer a los estudiantes los conceptos básicos de la Teología Moral, la historia de cómo hemos llegado a la actual conceptualización y la manera en que se puede integrar a la vida ordinaria de los cristianos del siglo XXI. Siguiendo la división tradicional de los tratados de Teología Moral, se ofrecerá de manera sintetizada los contenidos de la teología Moral Fundamental, la Moral de la Persona y la Moral Social. Es altamente recomendable para líderes eclesiales laicos, catequistas, ministros ordenados o para cualquier persona que quiera profundizar en los valores y principios éticos cristianos que deben acompañar nuestra vida hoy.  $475.



http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/espanol/cre/programas/moral/



10.       Archbishop’s Office of Special Services:  2017 Cardinal’s Awards Dinner to be Held on Saturday, March 11, in Beverly Hills

The MMXVII Cardinal’s Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 11, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The 2017 Honorees include Bill Ahmanson, Rick Caruso, Letty Ibarra, Nick Weber, and Gretchen Willison.  Proceeds from this events will benefit Catholic Education, supporting six schools with innovative programs.  For more information, or to receive an invitation, please contact Maggie Holmes in the Archbishop’s Office of Special Services at (213) 637-7520 or at:

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



11.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events

The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following events:

Altar Server Training will be offered in English on Saturday, March 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Online registration is available at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/altar-server-training

Forming and Sustaining Liturgy Committees will be offered in English on Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Online registration is available at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/forming-and-sustaining-liturgy-committees

For questions about any of these events, please contact:

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

or call (213) 637-7262.




12.       Valyermo Dancers:  Calendar of Events

The Valyermo Dancers are sponsoring the following events:

“It’s A Way Of Life:  A Sacred Dance Series.”  Mr. John West, Obl.O.S.B., director of the Valyermo Dancers, will lead students from teens to senior citizens to improve their physical condition and ward off the intimidations and restrictions of stress and limited physical abilities.  With attention to the physical core and the spiritual core, movers and dancers will develop a sense of community and joy in the celebration of Life and the gifts of the Creator.  The classes will offer a unique opportunity for friends and those in relationship to speak and communicate in and through dance, “the hidden language of the soul” [Martha Graham].  This is a series integrating physical exercises, spiritual exercises, and modern dance in a sacred mode.  Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings (March 16, 23, and 30), from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  Cost is $20 per session.


For more information, please access the flyer below.



http://www.valyermodancers.org/HSRC_Dance_Series__.pdf



For registration, please contact Sr. Deborah Lorentz, S.S.S., at the center  (818) 815-4496 or at:

http://www.hsrc.com



13.       National Catholic Sisters Week:  Sisters on Skid Row with Young Adults, Saturday, March 18, in Los Angeles

To commemorate National Catholic Sisters Week, various religious communities invite young adults (ages 18 through 40) to join them on Skid Row as they share food and conversation with people living on the streets.  On Saturday, March 18, at 8:30 a.m., young adults are invited to Covenant House (1325 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90027).  There they will make lunches and carpool to Skid Row.  Participants are invited to also bring socks to share.  Participants are directed to wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing; carry limited personal items; and leave all valuables in the car.  The event will finish at 2:00 p.m.  To register, please contact Sr. Kathy Bryant, R.S.C., at:

kbryt at aol.com<mailto:kbryt at aol.com>

or at (310) 838-0654 or at (424) 901-9508.



14.       Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC):  “Come Closer to the Heart of God,” Saturday, March 18, in Santa Paula

Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) will present "Come Closer to the Heart of God" on Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with Fr. George Reynolds; Fr. Charles Lueras, C.R.I.C.; and Mr. Dominic Berardino.  This event will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Paula.  Topics:  Knowing Jesus More Personally; Saints Who Took Up the Cross; and Discovering the Treasures of Our Faith.  The day will conclude with a Healing Mass.  Cost for this event is $20 per person (if paid in full by Friday, March 17) or $25 at the door.  Cost includes a catered chicken lunch.  Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org



15.       Fr. Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata:  “Mission Today 2017:  A Catholic Conference,” Saturday, March 18, in West Covina

Fr. Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata are having their annual conference on Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. Christopher Parish in West Covina.  This year’s topic:  The Truth About Anxiety and Depression.  Cost is $25 per person, and includes lunch.  Reservations are due by Wednesday, March 1.  To register, or for more information, please contact (626) 917-0040 or access:

http://www.kolbemission.org/missiontoday


16.       Office of Family Life and Beginning Experience:  Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, in Encino

“Beginning Experience” is part of an international ministry for those men or women who have experienced the loss of a spouse through death, divorce, or separation.  A “Beginning Experience” weekend will be held from Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  This weekend helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope.  “Beginning Experience” is recognized by the Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  To register for the weekend or obtain more information, please contact Peg at (818) 767-1007 or Maria (Spanish) at (310) 365-0186.  Questions can also be sent by email to:

beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com<mailto:beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com>

The cost includes the program and all materials, lodging, and six meals.  Room accommodations on-site are:  shared room for $275 per person; or private room for $350 per person.  Some financial assistance is available on a case-by-case basis.



17.       Office for Worship and Oregon Catholic Press:  “A Culture of Encounter:  Liturgy in a Shared Parish,” Saturday, March 25, in Glendale

The Office for Worship and Oregon Catholic Press are jointly presenting “A Culture of Encounter:  Liturgy in a Shared Parish” on Saturday, March 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Incarnation Parish Community Center in Glendale.  This event is for all parish workers who want to address the challenges of praying and celebrating liturgy in parish communities of mixed cultures.  Keynote Speakers:  Br. Rufino Zaragoza, O.F.M. (English) and Pedro Rubalcava (Spanish).  The cost is $20 per person.  For online registration, please access:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/a-culture-of-encountercultura-de-encuentro

For more information, please contact:

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



18.       Native American Concerns:  “Honoring Water:  A Day Celebrating the Essence of Life,” Saturday, March 25, in Los Angeles

The Gabrielino/Tongava Springs Foundation at Kuruvungna and Native American Concerns are presenting “Honoring Water:  A Day of Celebrating the Essence of Life.”  It will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at University High School (1439 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90025).  The blessing will be offered by Judge Deborah L. Sanchez, Barbareno Chumash, O'odham, Raramuri.  Participants are asked to bring:  a picture of a source of water (e.g., river, rain drop); a story to share about water;  and a drinking vessel (e.g., cup or mug).  Snacks will be provided.  There will also be a door prize and raffle.  For more information, please access:

http://www.gabrielinosprings.com

To register for this free events, please contact Ms. Julia Bognany at (909) 264-0309.



19.       Illuman SoCal and Fr. Jim Clarke:  “Men’s Rites of Passage,” Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2, in Big Bear Lake

Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., the Director of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese, and former Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, welcomes men to a “Men’s Rites of Passage,” from Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2, at Big Bear Lake.  Fr. Clarke will be leading this event.  This program was developed by Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M. especially for men in life transitions and Illuman has been entrusted with the maintenance and expansion of this work.  It involves prayer, rituals, teachings about masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and small group sharing.  The cost for this event is $450 per person; financial assistance is available.  This cost includes food, lodging, and the retreat; it does not include transportation to and from the site.  For further information, or to make an application and register, please contact Mr. Jim Cadiz at:

JimCadiz at outlook.com<mailto:JimCadiz at outlook.com>

More information is also available on the website of Illuman SoCal at:

http://www.IllumanSoCal.org


20.       Greater South Bay Catholic Co-Educational Adult Softball League Seeks Players for its 2017 Season, through June

The Greater South Bay Catholic Co-Educational Adult (ages 18+) Softball League is seeking players for its 2017 season.  Games are held in Torrance on Sunday afternoons through June.  Singles and couples are welcome; female players are especially needed.  For more information, please contact Mr. Fred Lawler at (310) 504-0271 or at:

fredlawler at hotmail.com<mailto:fredlawler at hotmail.com>



21.       Native American Concerns:  “Understanding Wounded Hearts:  The Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous People” Summit, Saturday, May 20, in Rosemead

The Native Concerns Ministry, along with the San Gabriel Pastoral Region and the Indigenous Language and Cultural Collective, is sponsoring a summit, “Understanding Wounded Hearts:  The Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous People,” on Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead.  The guest speaker will be J. Carlos Rivera, executive director at White Bison, Inc., and a member of the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians.  This summit is free and open to the public.  A complimentary light lunch will be provided.  After the summit, there will be a book signing with Julia Bogany, member of the Gabrieleno San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, and author of Tongva Women Empowering the Future.  If planning to attend, please register by Sunday, May 14, with Sylvia Mendivil Salazar, Coordinator of Native Concerns Ministry, at (626) 755-9175 or at:

sylvia2018 at verizon.net<mailto:sylvia2018 at verizon.net>



22.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  Calendar of Events

The Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City (3908 Sepulveda Blvd.) is sponsoring the following events:

“Movie Bible Nights.”  Every second Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information, please access:

http://www.bemediamindful.org

or contact:

pcms at paulinemedia.com<mailto:pcms at paulinemedia.com>

“Chasing the Sacred:  Classic Cinema Series.”  Every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., all are invited to watch a classic movie, followed by panels or guided discussions with theologians, filmmakers, and educators in order to discover the sacred that is present in the midst of humanity’s most profound desires and questions.  Refreshments will be provided.  Donation:  $10.  For more information, please access:

http://www.bemediamindful.org

or contact:

pcms at paulinemedia.com<mailto:pcms at paulinemedia.com>



23.       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:

Healing Presence in the Workplace

Pamela Davidson, PhD; Johanna Hollowich, MS; Fr. Thomas Kelly

Saturday, March 11, 9:00am to 4:00pm

We will explore destructive workplace behaviors that have affected us from a psychological, social, physical, or spiritual perspective. The movement & flow of the retreat is designed to surface damaging experiences. Gradually through sharing, storyboard, guided meditation and prayer we eventually bring light, clarity, healing, wholeness, growth, and re-integration.

Cost: $50.  Lunch included.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-11%20Healing%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32630


St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Celebration

Sunday, March 12, 2017

4:30pm Mass Fr. Laurence Gallagher presiding

5:30pm Appetizers in the lounge with our favorite Irish dancers, Lyons Academy of Irish Dance

6:30pm Dinner in dining room with music by Chris Murphy & The Bracken Band

Enjoy our traditional Irish fare: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Soda Bread and other Irish favorites

and a wee bit of Irish Coffee too…    Sponsored by the Mary and Joseph League; Reservations required by Tues 3/7

Cost: $55.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-12%20St%20Pats%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32629



5 Day Retreat: The Changing Seasons of Our Spirituality

Fr. Laurence Gallagher, C.Ss.R.

10:00 am Monday, March 13 thru 1:30 pm Friday, March 17.

“Our lives are a journey... we will experience the seasons of life; the hope of spring, the abundance of summer, the harvest of autumn, and yes, the darkness and depression of winter.”                             ~Seth Adam Smith

Throughout our journey, the Lord walks with us. “I have come, so that you may have life, and have it to the full”. I warmly invite you to journey with me. Together, we will explore ‘The Changing Seasons’ of our humanity and spirituality. Bring your spouse, a friend, your caregiver, register together, share a room and each person will receive a 10% discount ($57.50). Only one discount per reservation.

Cost: per person/shared $575; single room $670.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-13%20Gallagher%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32672



Spiritual Awakening: The Promise of the 12-Step Process                            Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director
Saturday, March 18, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Attendees will be engaged in an experiential process of personal transformation. You will: 1.Identify sources of your suffering and unhappiness, 2. Experience the resources and process for healing, 3. Learn the skills and actions to establish and foster a stable sense of well-being. This 12 Step methodology promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this way of life. Herb’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 30 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of two books on spiritual awakening (see www.herbk.com<http://www.herbk.com>). A practitioner of Centering Prayer since 1990, Herb also teaches at St. John’s Seminary and LMU. Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by March 10).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-18%20Herb%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32631



The Labyrinth: Finding Grace by Walking in Circles             Sue Ballotti, MA

Saturday, March 25, 9:00am to 3:00pm

The search for purpose, meaning, healing and love keeps us restless and unsatisfied. We seem to be walking in circles, repeating old patterns and unable to break the anxious mental loop of “what ifs”! Walking a Labyrinth as a meditative practice quiets the busyness of our thoughts and anxieties and graces the walker with clarity and peace. The grace of a Labyrinth walk is immediate and transformative by nature. We will use a variety of media, music and art to create a grace filled day complete with 2 Labyrinth walks. Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes. Lunch included.

Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by March 17)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-25%20Labyrinth%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32736




24.       Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra:  Calendar of Events

Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra is sponsoring the following events:

Bishop Robert Barron’s “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players”

Date: Tuesdays through March 21

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801

Cost: Free – Reservation Required(Class workbooks – including prayer cards - available for $25.00.)

Join Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D., as she presents “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players”, a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.

For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



More For Moms: From Lent to Easter!  Date: Tuesdays through March 21, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, at St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $25 per session or $125 for all six classes.  Description: Moms and Grandmas are invited to join Sister Mary Joanne, O.C.D., as she shares the rich Catholic tradition of the Church. Explore ways to pray with your family through the Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, Holy Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and more!  (Children age 4 and older are welcome.),  For Information: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Lenten Day of Marian Prayer with Fr. Stash Dailey.  Date: Saturday, March 11, Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $45.00 (includes morning refreshments and lunch).  Description: During this season of renewal, learn how the message of Our Lady of Fatima can prepare you to experience a fruitful Lenten season. Your day will include: two inspiring talks by Fr. Stash Dailey, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass in honor of our Lady, and time for silent prayer and reflection. Open to both men and women.  For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Spanish Day of Recollection with Fr. Agustin de la Vega.  Dia de Recogimiento (para hombres y mujeres).  Fecha: Miercoles, 12 de Abril.  Tiempo: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Donde: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Costo: $65.00 (incluye desayuno y almuerzo).  Descripcion: El dia incluye: Conferencias, Adoracion del Santisimo, Confesion, Via Crucias, Tiempo de Frelexion y Oracion, Santa Misa.  Para Mas Informacion o Para Inscribirse: (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Men’s Conference: “Why Be Catholic?” with Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P. and Patrick Madrid.  Date: Wednesday, May 27, Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $60.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch).

Description: Join Father Brian Mullady, O. P., and Immaculate Heart Radio host, Patrick Madrid, as they team to provide key biblical and historical reasons for being Catholic. Discussions will include common reasons why Catholics leave the Church, why they return, and what lay Catholics can do to help people better understand the teachings of the Catholic Church. Your day will include: dynamic talks, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Mass, and time for personal prayer and reflection.  For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Mother/Teen Daughter Retreat: “Eagerly Pursuing Holiness” with Fr. Ben Cameron, C.P.M.  Date: Sunday June 18, through Wednesday, June 21.  Time: Sunday, 3:00 PM – Wednesday, 1:00 PM.  Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $250.00 (per person).  Description: Building a strong mother-daughter relationship is important and what better way to do it than spending quality time together?  Your retreat will include: fun, fellowship, and faith formation; inspiring conferences on our Catholic faith; confession, adoration, and Holy Mass; mother-daughter quality time; time to work, play, and pray with the Carmelite Sisters; sharing with other families and building lasting relationships. Open to moms and their teen daughter(s) (ages 13-18).  For Information and Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



25.       Marriage Encounter Weekend, Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, in Glendale

There will be a Marriage Encounter Weekend from Friday evening, June 2, through Sunday afternoon, June 4, at Incarnation Parish in Glendale.  Incarnational Community Center is at 214 W. Fairview Ave., Glendale, CA  91202.  Registration fee of $50 per couple (for meals and resources) is required with the registration form.  Limited financial assistance is available.  People can either commute, or get a room at a nearby hotel.  The cost of the weekend does not include lodging.  For more information, please contact Ms. Maria Milagrosa (Guing) Ramos at (213) 637-7330 or email at:

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



26.       Iconography Ministry at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Annual Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, in Mission Hills

The San Fernando Pastoral Region Center in Mission Hills is hosting the seventh annual Iconography Workshop from Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  Under the leadership of master iconographer Nicholas Markell, students will write an icon of St. Junipero Serra, the recently-canonized founder of the first nine California missions and “Apostle of California.”  Classes will provide students with a creative and hands-on experience in a reflective and communal atmosphere of studio time, prayer, and instruction.  Master iconographer Markell teaches Eastern iconography from a Western Catholic perspective in an approach that explores the ancient art technique, the spiritual symbolism of the icon writing process, the history and theological significance of the icon, the living tradition of iconography, and the vocation of the iconographer.  Guidance is given in all phases of the icon writing process, including preparation of the icon board, transfer and etching of the icon image, application of clay bole and gold leaf, writing the image in stages using egg tempera and dry pigments, and fixing the image with oil.  Cost of the workshop is $550 and includes all materials, instruction, lunches, and tours of the San Fernando Mission and the Archival Center.  Proceeds support iconography ministry and renewal in the life of the Church.  Reservations are now being accepted with a $150 materials fee.  For more information or reservations, please contact Mr. Kevin Kipper at (661) 645-1431 or at:

iconic at socal.rr.com<mailto:iconic at socal.rr.com>



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