[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – August 24, 2018

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ACC Newsbriefs –  August 24, 2018


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.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  Annual Convention, “The Spirit Gives Life,” Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2, in Anaheim


  2.       Office for Worship:  World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, and Season of Creation; September and October


  3.       Stillpoint:  “The Celtic Way of Praying:  A Way of Be-ing,” with Sr. Carol Quinlivan, C.S.J., Ph.D., Saturday, September 15, in Pacific Palisades


  4.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  An Interfaith Celebration of International Peace Day, “Our Faith Response to the Right to Peace,” Sunday, September 23, in Encino


  5.       Office of Family Life:  Separated and Divorced Support Groups Held in South Pasadena and Monrovia


  6.       Lay Mission-Helpers Association:  Rose Gala, Saturday, October 6, in Monterey Park



Important Information and Continuing Events:

  7.       Office for Worship:  “Rooted in Diversity, We Grow in Unity” Workshop, Saturday, August 25, in Manhattan Beach


  8.       St. Philomena Parish in Carson:  Fourth Regional Apostolic Congress on Mercy, Saturday, August 25


  9.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in August, throughout the Archdiocese


10.       Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  Regional Leadership Meetings throughout August across the Archdiocese


11.       Pax Christi Southern California:  Monthly Masses for Justice and Peace


12.       Native American Concerns:  “Healing Together Through Story Telling,” Thursday, September 13, in El Monte


13.       Beginning Experience Los Angeles and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend, Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 16, in Encino


14.       Pax Christi Southern California:  Annual Conference, Saturday, September 22, in Orange


15.       St. Athanasius Parish in Long Beach:  Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines of Fatima and Lourdes Begins Sunday, September 30


16.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events


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


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


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


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


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New This Week:


1.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  Annual Convention, “The Spirit Gives Life,” Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2, in Anaheim

Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) is holding its 47th Annual Convention, “The Spirit Gives Life” from Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2, at the Anaheim Convention Center.   The weekend includes three days of workshops (English and Spanish), speakers, and presentations, including a healing service and an exhibit hall.  There are tracks for children, teens, and young adults, in addition to a special track on exorcism and deliverance ministry.  Priests are also invited to a special session on deliverance ministry, which will be held on Friday, August 31.  Registration fees vary by age (children, teens, etc.), number of days, and track.  For more information and online registration, please access:

http://scrc.org/convention/2018/



2.         Office for Worship:  World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, and Season of Creation; September and October

The Office for Worship offers the following resources for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation (Saturday, September 1); and the Season of Creation (from Saturday, September 1, through Thursday, October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi).  In 2015, Pope Francis declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation.  September 1 to October 4 (the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) was also promulgated as the Season of Creation.  Below are links to some resources to help parishioners and parishes pray for the care of creation, and to take action in caring for the earth.


Prayer for Care of the Earth

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/prayer-to-care-for-our-common-home.cfm

Invitation by Pope Francis proclaiming the World Day of Prayer

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/world-day-of-prayer/

Document announcing the establishment of the World Day of Prayer

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/letters/2015/documents/papa-francesco_20150806_lettera-giornata-cura-creato.html

Suggested Ecumenical Prayer service

https://francis35.org/english/ecumenical-celebration/

Web link to sign the pledge to care for the Earth

http://livelaudatosi.org/




3.         Stillpoint:  “The Celtic Way of Praying:  A Way of Be-ing,” with Sr. Carol Quinlivan, C.S.J., Ph.D., Saturday, September 15, in Pacific Palisades

Sponsored by Stillpoint, Sr. Carol Quinlivan, C.S.J., Ph.D., will be leading an experiential retreat, “The Celtic Way of Praying:  A Way of Be-ing,” on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades, CA  90272.  The church’s phone number is 310-454-1358.  This retreat will focus on the Celtic Christian propensity to find the Divine in all created nature, with living inseparable from praying, as well as on becoming an Anam Cara (Soul-Friend) to oneself and to others.  Cost for this day (for registrations received by Saturday, September 1) is $48 per person; or $58 per person with lunch.  After Saturday, September 1, cost is $58 per person; or $68 per person with lunch.  For online registration, please access:

http://www.stillpointca.org/2018-celtic




4.         Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  An Interfaith Celebration of International Peace Day, “Our Faith Response to the Right to Peace,” Sunday, September 23, in Encino

The Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, along with Pax Christi, All Saints Middle East Ministry, and other groups, is sponsoring a celebration of International Peace Day, “Our Faith Response to the Right to Peace.”  It will be held on Sunday, September 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  The event is meant to build understanding and respect between different faith traditions; education people about the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights; and learn more about peace, human rights, conflict, and the role of faith or religion.  Speakers will include:  Ms. Hedab Tarifi, Rabbi Ron Stern, and the Rev. Sandra Olewine.  Cost is $10 per person, and includes lunch; however, no one will be turned away for lack of payment.  Reservations are requested to have the appropriate amount of food prepared for lunch.  For reservations, please contact:

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

Holy Spirit Retreat Center is also at 818-784-4515 and at:

hsrcenter at earthlink.net<mailto:hsrcenter at earthlink.net>

and at:

http://www.hsrcenter.com



5.         Office of Family Life:  Separated and Divorced Support Groups Held in South Pasadena and Monrovia

The Separated and Divorced Ministry in the Office of Family Life holds support groups for people who are separated or divorced from their spouses.  The group’s vision is to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage.  Their goal is to become a source of spiritual strength, where people can process the grief, ease the pain, and receive comfort as they recover from separation or divorce.  Two sites are hosting Separated and Divorced Support Groups.

Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena
Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For information, including cost, please contact Terri Lynn Doubet at 818-729-0577

Immaculate Conception parish in Monrovia
First and third Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For information, including cost, please contact Julie Monell-Auzenne at 213-637-7249 or at:
jmonell at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:jmonell at la-archdiocese.org>



6.         Lay Mission-Helpers Association:  Rose Gala, Saturday, October 6, in Monterey Park

The Lay Mission-Helpers Association is holding its annual Rose Gala on Saturday, October 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Luminarias Restaurant, located at 3500 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA  91754.  The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction.  Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries, will be the guest speaker; Bp. Joseph Sartoris still be honored with the St. Therese of Lisieux Award.  Tickets are $100 each.  Proceeds of this event will benefit the Lay Mission-Helpers Association.  For questions or reservations, please call 213-368-1870 or access:

http://www.laymissionhelpers.org



Important Information and Continuing Events:

7.         Office for Worship:  “Rooted in Diversity, We Grow in Unity” Workshop, Saturday, August 25, in Manhattan Beach

“Rooted in Diversity, We Grow in Unity” with keynote speaker Carmen Flórez-Mansi, will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at American Martyrs Parish in Manhattan Beach.  This day will include opportunities for all the faithful in our parishes.  Anyone who is engaged in a liturgical ministry in the parish is welcome to participate.  The ethnic communities are also welcome to come as a group and meet in language-specific breakout groups.  Bp. Marc V. Trudeau, Auxiliary Bishop of the San Pedro Pastoral Region, will be joining the event for the day.  Cost ranges from $20 to $35 per person, depending on the number of people registering together, and how early or late the registration is made.  Please note that, due to a schedule change, there will be no lunch period; however, there will be morning refreshments at the beginning of the event, and substantial refreshments at the extended break in the middle of the event.  Please see the link for the flyer and registration information:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d2f8fd13d03fda20f84ea2d38/files/93e94091-0e57-45a0-8a07-bd3214a0d7de/Bilingual_Flyer.pdf




8.         St. Philomena Parish in Carson:  Fourth Regional Apostolic Congress on Mercy, Saturday, August 25

On Saturday, August 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., St. Philomena Parish in Carson will host the Fourth Regional Apostolic Congress on Mercy.  Starting with optional Morning Mass at 7:30 a.m., and Rosary at 8:00 a.m., speakers will include Fr. Chris Alar, M.I.C.; and Fr. Bill Casey, F.O.M.  The day will conclude with Benediction, blessing of religious articles, and Chaplet at 1:45 p.m., and then the Closing Mass at 3:00 p.m. with Bp. Joseph Brennan.  The cost of the day is $15 per person, and that registration fee includes lunch.  To register, please access:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/m?oeidk=a07ef9xncy69543e7d4&oseq=&c=&ch=


9.         Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in August, 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 schedule of upcoming workshops is as follows:

Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Joseph Parish in Los Angeles.  Appointments are recommended, but not required; walk-ins are welcome.  To make an appointment, please call 213-251-3503.
Wednesday, August 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (last appointment at 6:00 p.m.), at Primerica, 6522 Eastern Ave. in Bell Gardens.  Appointments are recommended, but not required; walk-ins are welcome.  To make an appointment, please call 213-251-3503.



10.       Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  Regional Leadership Meetings throughout August across the Archdiocese

The Office of Life, Justice, and Peace is hosting its Life, Justice, and Peace Regional Leadership meetings throughout the Archdiocese in the month of August.  Participants at these meetings will learn from the Regional Bishops their priorities and how their offices can help with various ministries; will be able to network with other people in the community working in ministry; will have the opportunity to share ideas and initiatives to mobilize parishioners and help those in need; and will receive exclusive materials related to OneLife LA.  The meetings will be held as follows, and people are invited to attend any of the meetings, not just the one in their region:

Saturday, August 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. Raphael Parish in Santa Barbara
Monday, August 27, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Linus Parish in Norwalk, with Bp. Marc Trudeau
Tuesday, August 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish in Sun Valley, with Bp. Joseph Brennan
Wednesday, August 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Parish in Monrovia
Thursday, August 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Paschal Baylon Parish in Thousand Oaks

For more information, please access:

http://archla.org/oljp




11.       Pax Christi Southern California:  Monthly Masses for Justice and Peace

Pax Christi Southern California celebrates a Monthly Mass for Justice and Peace.  It is held on the fourth Sunday of each month at 4:00 p.m., at St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care (across the street from the former U.S.C. Medical Center).  The next Mass will be held on Sunday, August 26.  All are welcome.  Pax Christi is the official international Catholic peace movement focused on living nonviolence.



12.       Native American Concerns:  “Healing Together Through Story Telling,” Thursday, September 13, in El Monte

Native American Concerns is hosting “Healing Together Through Story Telling,” healing through sharing California’s history.  It will be held on Thursday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m., at 4528 Baldwin Ave. in El Monte, and will be directed by Julia Bogany of the Gabrieleno San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians.  This event is free and open to the public.  Donations will be gratefully accepted.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  For any questions, please contact Sylvia Mendivil Salazar, Coordinator, at 626-755-9175 or at:

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



13.       Beginning Experience Los Angeles and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend, Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 16, in Encino

The Beginning Experience ministry, recognized by the Office of Family Life, facilitates the grief resolution process for those who have “lost a spouse” through separation, divorce, or death, thereby enabling them to again love themselves, others, and God.  The next weekend is scheduled for Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 16, at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  The weekend helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a “new beginning” with renewed hope.  For more information (including cost) or weekend registration, please contact Peg Setti at 818-767-1007 or Maria Rojas (Spanish) at 310-365-0186.  The Beginning Experience ministry’s website is:

www.beginningexperience.org<https://mail.twc.com/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.beginningexperience.org&hmac=97583937b3bd1144a5629bf9d237a850>.



There is also information available through the Office of Family Life at:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/familylife/divorce/BELA.




14.       Pax Christi Southern California:  Annual Conference, Saturday, September 22, in Orange

The annual conference of Pax Christi SoCal will take place on Saturday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Center, located at 480 S. Batavia Ave. in Orange.  Presenters will include Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International; Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J., of the Kino Border Initiative; and Monica Curca of Activate Labs.  At lunchtime, there will also be a silent “Stand for nonviolence.”  Cost is $30 per person, which includes lunch.  Groups of five people registering together cost $20 per person ($100 total), which includes five lunches.  Exhibitors are also welcome to this event.  For more information, please access:
http://www.paxchristisocal.org
or contact:
mikewalsh at pacbell.net<mailto:mikewalsh at pacbell.net>


15.       St. Athanasius Parish in Long Beach:  Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines of Fatima and Lourdes Begins Sunday, September 30



Fr. Francis Ilano of St. Athanasius Parish in Long Beach will be the spiritual director on a 13-day pilgrimage through Portugal, Spain, and France, with visits to Fatima and Lourdes.  It will be from September 30 through October 12.  The pilgrimage will end in Paris.  Cost is $4,207 (land and air).  For more information, please contact the trip coordinator, Silvia Esmeralda Hernandez at 213-637-7925 or at:



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




16.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events

The Office of Restorative Justice is sponsoring the following events for people who have family members who are incarcerated.

Bus or Van Trips to Prisons:
Saturday, September 8:  California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo
Saturday, September 15:  California Training Facility in Soledad; and Salinas (This trip leaves at 2:30 a.m.)
Saturday, September 22:  Chowchilla
For these trips, pickup is at 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA  90012, at 4:30 a.m., unless noted otherwise above.

The Office also celebrates Masses for Families of the Incarcerated:
Monday, August 27, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel
Friday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel

There are Support Workshops as well, held as follows:
Saturday, August 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino
Monday, September 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Rafael Parish in Los Angeles
Friday, September 14, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Inglewood
Friday, September 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel
Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino

For questions, or reservations for the trips to prisons, please contact the Office of Restorative Justice at 818-201-3100.



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

Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City is sponsoring the following events:

Cinema Divina Mini-Retreats:  With the practice of cinema divina, participants will reflect on the Scriptures in the light of film and enter into the profound longings of humanity for emotional connection and the beauty of love.  These events will be held at the Pauline Center for Media Studies, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, on select Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Each session includes two movies, prayer, and dinner.  Cost is $30 per person, payable at the door.

Saturday, September 8:  Love is All We Need.  Films:  Brooklyn (2015) and The Dating Project (2018)

For more information, please access:

http://www.bemediamindful.org



National Film Retreats 2018:  Using the practice of cinema divina, participants will reflect on the Scriptures and film to hear humanity’s cry for justice and encounter the heroism of those who persevere against all odds.  These events will be held at the Pauline Center for Media Studies, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City.  Cost is $130 per person (includes all 5 meals and booklet).  Accommodations are not provided.

Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 7:  Against All Odds

Register online at:
http://www.bemediamindful.org/filmretreat



18.       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:

Poetry to Enrich and Resource the Spiritual Journey

Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC; Ellie Hidalgo; John Flaherty & David Lara

Thursday, August 30, 6:30 to 9pm

Come! Enjoy an evening of poetry to lift spirits and resource the Spiritual Journey. The event will be woven with music, wine, cheese and opportunities for reflection and conversation. Returning by popular demand! Cost: $25.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-30%20Edith%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=e2ca17f4-8aa2-4f65-8eaa-397af8480d9b

Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle

Beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018 10am - Noon

Confidential and accepting, Spiritual Friendship Circles are a process in which we gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all parts of life. Like group spiritual direction, we participate in the group process through prayerful listening and response. We open our own spiritual journey for consideration by others in the group. We commit ourselves to an honest relationship with God. This circle provides an opportunity for women of all ages and walks of life seeking to honestly share their faith journey in a safe and sacred space. The Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle will meet once a month beginning on Saturday, September 8, 2018, then on the second Saturday of each month through June 2019. A variety of topics will be offered and the group will choose their focus for the following months.

Cost: Donation

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-8%20Women's%20Spirituality%20web.pdf



The Woman at the Well      Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ

Saturday, September 15, 9am to 3pm

This quiet day of reflection sets the scene of the story of the Woman at The Well at the time of Jesus. Arrogance, hate, heat, thirst, loneliness, bravery, and fear are but a few of the themes in this powerful encounter between the Messiah and the woman in the desert. Looking at various “actors’ in this story, the woman, Jesus, Jesus’s disciples, the villagers. Which one calls me? Who am I? Who do I feel calls me to take a closer look? How do they feel, how do they think, and how do they change and grow? Bring your Bible. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 9/7)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-15%20Mortz%20Well%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=13eda8d9-02b9-4dd9-aac7-59d8bc1f041d



Al-Anon and the 12 Steps In Everyday  Life

Peter F. McGoey, MA, LMFT

7:00pm Friday, September 21 to 1:30pm Sunday, September 23

This retreat will provide quiet time and group sessions to explore the 12 Steps of Al-Anon in our day to day life. We will have time for 11th step meditation as well. Cost: per person/shared $240 ($260 after August 31) single $340 ($360 after August 31)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-21%20Al-Anon%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=fbb241f8-1c7f-4ee3-8e40-7d3421a9a1d0

“I need not be great. On the contrary, I must remain little.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
Fr. Pat Crowley, SSCC
7:00pm Friday, September 21 to 1:30pm Sunday, September 23
In his book Raw Faith John Kirvan states: “We have been led to believe that life is all about qualifying for eternity, about piling up enough points to let us pass through to another life”. This retreat will focus on life as “gift”. Everything we are and have is pure gift. “I repeat, it is owing to his favor that salvation is yours through faith. This is not your own doing, it is God's gift”. (Eph 2. 8.) The retreat will also provide a healing service – an opportunity to experience God's healing touch in an atmosphere of prayer and compassionate love. Cost: per person/shared $240 ($260 after August 31) single $340 ($360 after August 31)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-21%20Crowley%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=a9666e01-9f70-43dd-8466-54926e6872fd

Healing Presence in the Workplace

Pamela Davidson, PhD & Father Thomas Kelly (USAF Ret.)

Saturday, September 29, 9am to 4pm

The movement and flow of the retreat is to uncover and bring clarity to the destructive experiences in the workplace, finding the courage and strength to invite light, healing & integration. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 9/21)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-29%20Healing%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=eae1098a-9c35-4239-b3df-af149a8b9f93

Ongoing Programs

Centering Prayer Group                        Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan

Second & Fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7:30 to 9:00pm

Centering Prayer is a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts new light & depth of meaning on all types of prayer. Come and pray with us.

Cost: Donation



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

Saint Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, CA , has openings, or a waiting list,  for these upcoming preached retreats

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.



We also take reservations for private retreats. Usually openings are for  Monday through Thursday nights. Please call or email the retreat house for availability.

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

https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/307.htm (Retreat schedule)

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



AUGUST 2018<https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=322>

31-9/2 Our Sister, Mother Earth: The Wisdom of Laudato Si<http://laudatosi2018.eventzilla.net/>

SEPTEMBER 2018<https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=285>

5-7 The John Tradition: All You Need is Love<http://thejohntradition2018.eventzilla.net/>

7-9 "Hacia Donde Apunta Tu Brujula Espiritual?" <http://haciadonde2018.eventzilla.net/>

21-23 Leadership & the Rule of Benedict: Obedience <http://leadershipfall2018.eventzilla.net/>

28-30 The Desert Fathers<http://desertfathers.eventzilla.net/>

29 Enjoying the Holidays without Losing Your Sanity<http://enjoyingtheholidays2018.eventzilla.net/>




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

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

37th Annual Fall Boutique and Family Festival

Date: Sunday, November 3

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801

Cost: Free Admission

Description: Our annual Boutique and Family Festival is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to gather together and celebrate the gift of life, family, and friendship. This event is held at the Sacred Heart Retreat House and includes a children’s area, garden store, Christmas boutique, and our famous Carmel Kitchen. In addition, there will be food booths, a raffle, and entertainment. We hope that you will be able to join us for this fantastic event!

For Information: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353.



Silent Retreat Weekend “Retiro de Silencio” In Spanish

Fr. Eduardo Escobita, O.M.V.

Date: Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18

Time: Friday 5:00 PM – Sunday 12:30 PM

Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801

Cost: Varies (dependent upon lodging accommodations)

Description: Fr. Eduardo Escobita, O.M.V., will lead a Silent Retreat Weekend for our Spanish-speaking communities that includes: inspiring talks, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass, praying the Rosary, and time for personal reflection. Open to men and women.

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



2018 Advent Silent Retreat “Encountering Jesus”

Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, C.F.R.

Date: Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2

Time: Friday 5:00 PM – Sunday 12:30 PM

Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801

Cost: Varies (dependent upon lodging accommodations)

Description: Join Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, C.F.R. as he leads our annual Advent Silent Retreat weekend to include inspiring spiritual talks, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and time for personal prayer and reflection.  This weekend will also include an Advent wreath ceremony and a candlelight dinner.  Truly, a wonderful path to a prayerful and peaceful season of Advent!  Open to men and women.

For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 204.



2018 6-Day Contemplative Retreat “Into the Deep”

Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, C.F.R.

Date: Monday, December 10 – Saturday, December 15

Time: Monday 4:00 PM – Saturday 2:00 PM

Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801

Cost: $520.00 per person (5 nights, 6 days – all meals and snacks)

Description: The “Into the Deep” contemplative retreat, by Jeremiah Shryock, C.F.R., is geared towards a deeper encounter with God in silence. The retreat will include 3 hours of silent prayer, together, each day.  It is recommended that those who attend this retreat have already developed a regular prayer life and are relatively comfortable with silence.  For more information, visit: intothedeepretreat.com  Open to men and women.

For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 204.



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