[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – November 9, 2017

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ACC Newsbriefs – November 9, 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

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Important Information and Continuing Events:

  1.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Spiritual Warfare:  What You Need to Know,” Saturday, November 11, in Goleta


  2.       Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  Book Signing by Jackie François Angel and Bobby Angel, Saturday, November 11


  3.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in November Throughout the Archdiocese

  4.       Marriage Encounter Weekend Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, in Glendale


5.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Workshop on “Women in the Gospels:  Many Stories, Many Lives – Good and Bad, Extraordinary and Ordinary!” Saturday, November 11


6.       Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  Black Catholic History Mass, “Stay Awake!” Sunday, November 12, in Altadena


7.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  “Dreamwork:  A Pathway to Healing and Wholeness,” Saturday, November 18


8.       Santa Clara University:  Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries to be Offered in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Application Deadline is Friday, December 1


9.       Illuman SoCal:  Men’s Retreat in Spanish, “The Wise Man,” Saturday, December 9, in Los Angeles


10.       Daughters of St. Paul:  “Love Among Us” Christmas Concert, Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, in Culver City


11.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Training Events Beginning in November and December


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


13.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Calendar of Events



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Important Information and Continuing Events:






1.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Spiritual Warfare:  What You Need to Know,” Saturday, November 11, in Goleta

Southern California Renewal Communities is sponsoring a daylong event, "Spiritual Warfare: What You Need to Know," on Saturday, November 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Mark University Parish in Goleta.  Fr. Bob Garon and Mr. Dominic Berardino will lead this series of workshops.  Topics include:  "Evil Spirits:  Are They for Real?"; "Protection from Spiritual Darkness"; "Spiritual Warrior Saints"; and "Discernment of Spirits".  There will be a 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass with Fr. Bob Garon presiding.  Cost for this event is $25 per person.  Bring sack lunch or drive to nearby restaurants.  Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org



2.         Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  Book Signing by Jackie François Angel and Bobby Angel, Saturday, November 11

On Saturday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m., couples who are married, engaged, etc. are invited to a talk and book-signing by Jackie François Angel and Bobby Angel who will describe how to deepen and enjoy one’s relationship more.  They will share how living the Theology of the Body can help couples grow in loving freely, totally, faithfully, and fruitfully.  Jackie François and Bobby are the authors of Forever, A Catholic Devotional for Your Marriage which helps couples to pray together and to grow in their love and communication.  This free lecture will include a question and answer period, prayer together, and book-signing, with books available for purchase.  This will be at Pauline Books and Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City.  For more information, please call 310-397-8676 or email:

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



3.         Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in November Throughout the Archdiocese

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is sponsoring a number of free citizenship application workshops throughout the Archdiocese to assist people who want to apply for U.S. citizenship.  The workshops will include:  checking eligibility; application preparation; fee waiver preparation (if someone qualifies); and attorney review.  The workshops require an appointment.  Appointments can be made by calling (213) 251-3535.  The schedule of remaining workshops is as follows:


Thursday, November 9, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last appointment at 6:00 p.m.), at Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center (8051 Arroyo Dr., in Montebello)
Sunday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Los Angeles
Thursday, November 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last appointment at 7:00 p.m.) at Pomona East Valley Community Health Center (1555 S. Garey Ave., in Pomona)
Saturday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at St. Agnes Parish in Los Angeles
Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Lynwood Library
Sunday, November 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in Long Beach
Thursday, November 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (1530 James M. Wood Blvd., in Los Angeles)



4.         Marriage Encounter Weekend Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, in Glendale

See Item 14 below.  We are waiting for ACC married couples or your parish leaders to sign up. Also invite your friends, coworkers, family etc. This is the last Marriage Encounter Weekend for the year 2017.  Call Guing Ramos at 213 637 7330 to register.  November 10-12 is just around the corner.



Who are we?

The Marriage Encounter and Family Movement (MEFM) is a spiritual movement dedicated to promote, support and strengthen the Sacrament of Marriage.  With Jesus as our focus, MEFM is dedicated to helping couples to live out God’s plan for their lives with the one person God created just for them.  Our Mission is to not only continue ministering to married couples but to minster to their families as well.  MEFM is sanctioned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Office of Family Life, and is also recognized by Incarnation Catholic Church in Glendale as one of the its ministries.  More detailed information can be found in MEFM’s website at www.mefmonline.org<http://www.mefmonline.org>



What we do?

MEFM conducts weekend retreats with the objective of assisting couples to improve their communication with each other and with God so that they may grow closer to each other and bring God to the center of their relationship.  Through ongoing meetings and community support, couples have the opportunity to reinforce what they learned over the weekend, as they continue to examine their lives together through dialogue and the sharing of feelings.



Process of the Weekend

The three-day weekend is a live out weekend.  It starts on a Friday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon.  Over the course of the weekend, various topics are presented to provide the foundation and tools needed to accomplish the objective of the weekend.  A team of trained married couples present on each topic sharing from their lived experience.  They are assisted by a team of four deacons of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and their spouses, who not only share from their experience, but also provide scriptural, and Church teachings as the foundation for what is being presented.  After each presentation, questions are provided the couples to assist them in reflecting on their lives and their relationship, in connection with the topic presented.  After a sufficient amount of time to reflect, they are asked to put their thoughts down on paper.  Once they have done so, the couples exchange their notebooks so each has the opportunity to read the reflection of their spouse, after which they discuss how they felt about that they read.  This time for reflection and dialogue is the most important part of the weekend.  The weekend also provides opportunities for prayer, worship, Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass.  All married couples regardless of race, culture, tradition or religious background are welcome to attend with the understanding that the weekend is based upon the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.



Love offering for the Weekend:

$50 per couple for meals and handouts.  No couple will be denied the opportunity of a marriage encounter weekend due to financial constraints.



Contact couple:  Tony-Guing Ramos 213 637-7330  MMRamos at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:MMRamos at la-archdiocese.org>

                               Tony-Guing Ramos 818 568-4719 and 4720 tgramos2909 at gmail.com<mailto:tgramos2909 at gmail.com>

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



There will be a Marriage Encounter Weekend from Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, at the Incarnation Community Center, 214 Fairview Avenue (cross street Central), Glendale, CA 91202.  Registration fee is $50 per couple.  For more information, please contact Guing A. Ramos at (213) 637-7330 or at:

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



5.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Workshop on “Women in the Gospels:  Many Stories, Many Lives – Good and Bad, Extraordinary and Ordinary!” Saturday, November 11

Mount Saint Mary’s University sponsors its Ecclesia Program, workshops for church workers, either lay or ordained, paid or volunteer.  This year, Ecclesia is offering a workshop on Saturday, November 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on “Women in the Gospels:  Many Stories, Many Lives – Good and Bad, Extraordinary and Ordinary!”  The workshop will be held on the Doheny Campus (near USC).  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the many women Jesus encountered during his life and ministry - some sinners, and some saints (and many a mix of both).  Which women appear where, and what roles they play, surprisingly differ in each of the four Gospels, and this workshop will explore some of the reasons why.  It will examine what women’s lives were like in the lands and time of Jesus, how we might understand Jesus’ interaction with women through the lens of each of the Evangelists, and what this might have to say to us about Christian discipleship today.  The presenter will be Fr. Felix Just, S.J., (currently on sabbatical), the Director of Biblical Ministries at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality.  Cost is $25 for this workshop.  For more information about the Ecclesia Series, or to obtain the flyer or registration form, go to:

https://www.msmu.edu/media/website/content-assets/msmuedu/home/student-life/spiritual-life/documents/Women-in-the-Gospels--Many-Stories,-Many-Lives---Good-and-Bad,-Extraordinary-and-Ordinary.pdf

or email

ggresser at msmu.edu<mailto:ggresser at msmu.edu>

or call 310-954-4126.


6.       Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  Black Catholic History Mass, “Stay Awake!” Sunday, November 12, in Altadena

The Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association celebrates a Black Catholic History Mass, “Stay Awake!” on Sunday, November 12, at 5:00 p.m., at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Altadena.  Fr. Modesto Perez, pastor of the parish, will be the principal celebrant.  Dn. Charles Mitchell will be the homilist.  Music will be led by the Sacred Heart and St. Elizabeth combined choirs.  Reception to follow the Mass.  All are welcome to this celebration.



7.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  “Dreamwork:  A Pathway to Healing and Wholeness,” Saturday, November 18

The Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to attend the upcoming workshop.  This year's theme is Contemplation and how we may come to live our whole lives from a more grounded, rich, life-giving place.

"Dreamwork: A Pathway to Healing and Wholeness."<http://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux171118#.Wbg5xdVSyUk> with Dr. Noreen Cannon Au.  Saturday, Nov. 18, 9am to 2:30, $45.  Dreams are a powerful source of self-discovery, personal growth, healing and integration. A dream is like an inner counselor. It helps us to see ourselves more clearly and to identify those blind spots that are keeping us from living the life we want to have. Although many of us are drawn to working with our dreams, knowing where to start and how to go about it can be confusing. This workshop will give you some basic tools to help you with the process.

For more information, please access

http://extension.lmu.edu/crs

or call 310.338.2799.



8.       Santa Clara University:  Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries to be Offered in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Application Deadline is Friday, December 1

Santa Clara University, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is offering its Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Using the “blended learning” approach, some classes will be taken in person (held at DePaul Evangelization Center in Montebello); some will be online as a web conference, with students and professor meeting together online at designated times.  The program includes seven required courses, and a number of electives.  Financial assistance is available if a student qualifies.  The deadline to register for the Winter 2018 quarter is Friday, December 1.  For more information, please call 408-554-4831 or access:

https://www.scu.edu/cas/academics/graduate-program-in-pastoral-ministries/



9.       Illuman SoCal:  Men’s Retreat in Spanish, “The Wise Man,” Saturday, December 9, in Los Angeles

Una invitación para todos los hombres (solteros y cadados, jovenes y ancianos):  Sábado, 9 de diciembre del 2017, de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m., en Griffith Park, Mineral Wells Picnic Area.  Donación $20, incluye un almuerzo ligero.  El tema es “Los Magos Sabios.”  Acompáñanos para descubrir los regalos que nos traen los magos sabios:  realeza, divinidad, y muerte.  Trae contigo lo siguiente:  tambor u otro instrument de percusión; silla portátil; protección del sol; sombrero; y botella de agua.  Reserve su participación antes de lunes, 4 de diciembre, comunicáandote con Giovanni Pérez, al llamar (323) 447-5304 o por correo electrónico:

goperez29 at gmail.com<mailto:goperez29 at gmail.com>



10.       Daughters of St. Paul:  “Love Among Us” Christmas Concert, Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, in Culver City



The Daughters of St Paul Choir will be performing an upbeat, joyful “Love Among Us” Christmas Concert on Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave. in Culver City.  Prices range from $20 to $100.  Singing to sold out crowds on the East Coast for 22 years, the Sisters are bringing the love of Christ and the hope of the season to Los Angeles for the first time.  Tickets sell out quickly.  This event puts Christ at the heart of Christmas!  Purchase now and select your seats at:

pauline.org/LAconcert<http://pauline.org/LAconcert>


11.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Training Events Beginning in November and December

The Office for Worship is offering the following training sessions:



Basic Lector Training and Renewal.  Saturdays, November 11, December 2, December 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The Saturday morning classes will be at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles; the Tuesday evening class will be at St. Agatha Parish in Los Angeles.  Cost is $60.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-training-st-vincent

Lector Training.  Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, and 28, and December 5; and Wednesday, December 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in El Segundo.  Cost is $60.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-training-st-anthony



Formation and Renewal for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound.  Saturday, November 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Please register online at:



http://store.la-archdiocese.org/formation-and-renewal-for-eucharistic-ministry-to-the-sick



Theological Foundations of Hospitality (Training for all liturgical ministers).  Saturday, November 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/theological-foundations-of-hospitality-training

Master Lector Training will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic School. 3254 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles CA 90065 (held at the school) on the First Saturdays: December 2, 2017; January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5, 2018.  8:30AM-12:30PM.  Cost: $75.  Please register online by Monday, November 20, at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/master-lector-training-2

For more information please email:

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

or call the Office for Worship at (213) 637-7262.



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

Common Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and the Three Movements of the Heart.  Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB.  7:00pm Friday, November 10 to 1:30pm Sunday, November 12.  What constitutes our common spirituality? For Nouwen, it entails a threefold movement from communion to community to commission, that is, our common union, our common unity, and our common mission ~ an integrated movement he calls “the way of the heart.” This retreat focuses on the essence and practical outworking of our spiritual life with God.  Cost: per person/shared $245; single room $340.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/11-10%20Wil%20Wknd%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=2ba49380-9081-4579-8db0-927f90190f03



¿Cómo Enfrentar las   Pérdidas de Nuestra Vida?  Jenny Ocegueda, MA.  Sábado 11 de Noviembre, 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Pasamos por la vida teniendo diferentes experiencias de pérdida y dolor y a veces no sabemos cómo enfrentar esas situaciones. En este retiro hablaremos de las etapas o dimensiones de una pérdida y qué podemos hacer para darnos el tiempo de cuidado personal. Tendremos tiempo de meditación, reflexión y compartimiento. Almuerzo incluido.  Costo: $50.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/11-11%20Jenny%20grief%20tear%20web.pdf



Awake & Aware III ~ Human Trafficking.  Kathleen Bryant, RSC.  Saturday, November 11, 9:00am to 4:00pm.  *Part 3 of a 3 Part Series exploring issues critical to our community.  This day will offer time for prayerful reflection & education on an invisible issue eating away at our humanity. Pope Francis said, “One of the most troubling of open wounds in the world is the trade in human beings, a modern form of slavery”. He has called on each of us to help eradicate human trafficking by 2020. How do you recognize this wound in your neighborhood? We will recognize how we each contribute to this global reality. We can be healers, simple activists and grow in our spiritual and social consciousness. It takes courage to see and not turn away from the suffering Christ in our world today. We will also look at the resilience emerging in survivors and what we can learn from them about the Paschal Mystery. Lunch included.   Cost: $45.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/11-11%20Trafficking%20tear%20web.pdf



A 12-Step Weekend Retreat: A New Freedom and a New Happiness.  John McAndrew, MA, MDiv.  7:00pm Friday, December 1 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 3.  The promises of Recovery are grounded in ever-deepening freedom and help us to find balance and serenity in our relationships, jobs and family. Join other 12 Step members for a weekend to ‘pause’, enjoy fellowship, and allow ourselves to be renewed by the wisdom of our experience. All seekers and 12 Step pilgrims welcome!  Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by November 10); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by November 10)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-1%20McAndrew%20tear%20web.pdf



Advent Day of Prayer : Rediscover and Celebrate the Gift of the Advent Season.  Edith Prendergast, RSC.  Saturday, December 2, 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Be renewed in Spirit as we rediscover the wonders of the Advent Season. Take time to pause and embrace the light, the love and the presence of God with us. We will contemplate, journal, and enter into mindfulness experiences. These prayerful processes are geared to nurture our spiritual journey and enable us share Advent sacred moments.  Lunch included.  Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by November 24)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-2%20Advent%20Prayer%20tear%20web.pdf



Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols.  Sunday, December 3  Tea 2:00pm; Concert 3:00pm.  Victorian Carolers “A Holiday Affaire” will be singing Christmas favorites a cappella in beautiful period costumes to harken us back to a bygone era of pomp & splendor. Get into the spirit at this special holiday event! Cost for Tea & Concert: Adult $25 ($22 if paid before Nov. 17) Children 4-12 $18 ($15 if paid before Nov. 17) Children under 4 free

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-3%20Tea%20&%20Carols%20tear%20web.pdf



11th Annual Nativity Exhibit: “Advent”...Anticipation, Expectation, Preparation!  Curator: Ellen Mintz.  Sunday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 21.  These are the feelings associated with many great events in life- the first day of school, graduation, a wedding, the birth of a child. Society, institutions, and families try to create circumstances and ceremonies to help people meet important events. This is the purpose of Advent. To help us anticipate, expect, and prepare for the Christmas miracle celebrated every year. In 2017 our Nativity Exhibit features the season of Advent. In addition to displays of nativity sets from around the world, we are showing Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, and other ways of preparing for the birth of Christ. And as we do every year, we find new perspectives on the Christmas story. This most sacred season is really about the human experience of waiting. Please join us as we prepare for the birth of Christ. We welcome school groups, families, prayer groups and individuals to prepare for the season with us. Please call to reserve a time for a tour and program designed to celebrate this year's exhibit.

Closed Saturday, December 9

Open  Sunday, December 3, 5-9pm

          Sunday, December 10, 1-9pm

          Monday/Wednesday, 9am-9pm

          Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9am-6pm

          Friday/Saturday/Sunday, December 15-17, 9am-9pm

          Monday thru Thursday, December 18-21, 9am-5pm

Call in advance for docent tours, field trip reservations and fees. Please join us this year for our annual exhibit and see nativities from all over the world. Make our exhibit a Christmas celebration with friends and family.Admission is free - Our Christmas gift to you!

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-3%20Nativity%20clr%20web.pdf



A Silent Contemplative Advent Retreat with James Finley, PhD.  Following the Mystics on the Healing Path of Experiential Salvation.  7:00pm Friday, December 8 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 10.  A silent weekend Advent retreat devoted to exploring passages in the writings of the Christian mystics and related sources that help us to be healed from the suffering that flows in our estrangement from God’s presence in our lives. We will pay close attention to passages in which the mystics help us to to pray, meditate and live in ways that opens and then heals the sweet wound of unconsummated longings for God that incarnate and echo with God’s infinite longings for us. And we will see how this healing journey inspires, even impels us, to be lovingly present to others in ways that helps them to experience God’s healing presence in their lives, so they in turn might pass on the contagious energy of experiential salvation to others. Practical examples taken from daily life and guidelines in the foundational aspects of prayer and meditation will be provided. The weekend will include periods of shared silent meditation and prayer and an opportunity to discuss the themes presented.  Very limited space remaining.  Cost: per person/shared $340 ($320 if paid in full by November 17); single room $460 ($440 if paid in full by November 17) Commuter: $250 includes all meals & presentations



Las Posadas.  Marlene Velazquez.  Domingo 17 de Diciembre,  4:00 to 6:00pm.  Las Posadas es una festividad Navideña religiosa. 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 y aperitivos para los niños.
Costo: Adultos $5, niños 4-12 $2, niños menores de 4 son gratis.
Las Posadas.  Marlene Velazquez.  Sunday, December 17, 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 and refreshments. Cost: Adults $5, children 4-12 $2, children under 4 free.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-17%20Las%20Posadas%20tear%20web.pdf



13.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Calendar of Events

Saint Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, CA , has openings for these remaining preached retreats in 2017.

Please call, 661-944-2178, or email, retreats at valyermo.com<mailto:retreats at valyermo.com>, the retreat office to make reservations or for more information.

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

https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/282.htm (Retreat information)



NOVEMBER



13-17 Guess What's Coming for Dinner?: A Cooking Retreat/Workshop<http://cookingretreat2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138897975>

Guess What's Coming for Dinner

Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $400 single, $350 each shared



Retreat Description: Once upon a time, up in the cold north, there was an elderly widower who grew quite fond of making a different soup each night of the week. You wouldn't believe what edible riches and delights the winter months provide for the pot on the stove. Come and spend a week of learning and fun in the monastery kitchen. Taste and see how good different veggies go together with legumes, with rice, with squash, mushrooms, breads... you get the idea!  Presenter: Fr. Isaac Kalian, O.S.B.





24-26 Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen<http://henrinouwen2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895216>

Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen

Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $250 single, $200 each shared



Retreat Description: As a prolific writer, Nouwen addressed a slew of wide-ranging topics, but only insofar as they bore directly upon his main thrust-our life in the Spirit. Never did he stray from this sole emphasis! To the most basic question, "what constitutes the very essence of our spiritual life," Nouwen's conceptual trilogy (Solitude, Community, Ministry) provides the most solid answer as it represents a balanced conception of what authentic spirituality is about. It is spirituality pure and simple, without the unwanted trappings: mere spirituality indeed! This retreat focuses on Nouwen's own articulation of the substance of our spiritual life.  Presenter:  Wil Hernandez



27-12/1 Priests' Retreat: Healers in Christ<http://healersinchrist2017fall.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895219>

Priests’ Retreat: Healers in Christ
Monday, November 27 – Friday, December 1, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $400 single



Retreat Description: This retreat for priests will highlight the ministry of priests as compassionate healers in Christ. The homilies and writings of Pope Francis will provide inspiration for our reflections on the mercy of Christ that works through us as sacrament-persons. Time will also be devoted to exploring pitfalls in our ministerial style with particular focus on compassion fatigue, a form of ministry burnout. (This retreat was previously offered March 6-10.)  Presenter:  Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B.



DECEMBER

1-3 Advent Retreat<http://adventretreat2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895218>

Advent Retreat

Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3, 2017

Room, board , tuition: $250 single, $200 each shared



Retreat Description: On this first weekend of Advent we will offer a potpourri of monastic insight, enabling participants to experience the Advent season as a time rooted in scripture, history, art, music, and liturgy.  Presenter: Monks of Valyermo



3 Taller Adviento En Espanol<http://talleradviento2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895213>

Taller Adviento En Espanol

Domingo, 3 de Diciembre, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Donacion: $40



Descripcion: "Advieno significa venida." Es el tiempo en que los cristianos nos preparamos para la vendida del Senor. Se dice que el Antiguo Testamento fue el gran tiempo de espera y despues de esa espera de mucho siglos, Cristo se manifesto en toda su gloria dandonos la oportunidad de una nueva vida en el Espiritu. En nuestro caso, no tenemos que esperar siglos para su venida. Los que han ansiado la venida del Senior siempre han estado listos para el encuentro con el Amado. Durante este taller y a traves vez de una reflexion teologica tendras la oportunidad de un encuento con Jesus donde El pueda renovar y restaurar tu vida.  Presentador: Carlos Obando



22-25 Christmas Retreat: The Mystery of the Incarnation<http://christmas2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895207>

Christmas Retreat: The Mystery of the Incarnation

Friday, December 22 - Monday, December 25, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $330 single, $300 each shared



Retreat Description: On the Solemnity of Christmas we first contemplate the mystery of the Word becoming Flesh. The liturgical celebration at the Abbey starts with First Vespers on Christmas Eve and ends with Night Prayer on Christmas Day.





29-1/2 New Year's Retreat: Singing the Music of the Incarnation<http://newyearrretreat2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895201>

New Year's Retreat: Singing the Music of the Incarnation

Friday, December 29 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Room, board, tuition: $330 single, $300 each shared



Retreat Description: It is appropriate to ponder the gift of the Incarnation and its impact on our personal lives at this time of the year. The presenter will share insights from a French Benedictine nun, musician, and philosopher: Elisabeth-Paule Labat (1897-1975), drawing from her books in English: The Presence of God (Paulist, 1980) and The Song that I Am: On the Mystery of Music (Cistercian Publications, 2014). A glimpse of her theology can be found in a passage from her first book: "By the mystery of the incarnation, our human nature as been assumed and implicitly saved by the Word of God. We give our consent to this, echoing and extending the fiat of the Virgin and the whole Church, and the Word made flesh assumes our person He, as it were, accepts responsibility for the whole of our being and our entire destiny." (The Song That I Am is available in the Abbey bookstore.)  Presenter:  Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B.



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