[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - April 17, 2020

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ACC Newsbriefs – April 17, 2020

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<http://www.la-archdiocese.org/>

or at:

http://www.lacatholics.org


Lines in the headline section link to the items themselves.  Just click on the headline and it will take you to the requested item.


New This Week:


1.         Catholic-Buddhist Dialogue:  Webinar on Solidarity and Engagement on Climate Change, Thursday, April 23




Important Information and Continuing Events:


2.         Catholic Volunteer Network:  “Choose Service” Campaign Videos; Celebrating National Volunteer Week, Sunday, April 19, through Saturday, April 25


3.         Divine Mercy Ministry:  Calendar of Events

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


5.         Mount St. Mary’s University; C.S.J. Institute; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet:  Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction Now Accepting Applications for Program Beginning in September


6.         Catholic Communication Collaboration; Office of Life, Justice, and Peace; and the Operations Department:  “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” Free Online Course has Been Updated and is Now Available


7.         Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Developing Online Options for Events


8.         Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Grounds are Open to Visitors, but Current Events are Canceled


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



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New This Week:



1.         Catholic-Buddhist Dialogue:  Webinar on Solidarity and Engagement on Climate Change, Thursday, April 23



All are invited to join four prominent Catholic and Buddhist scholars on Thursday, April 23, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., for a special free webinar observance of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Please register at:

register.gotowebinar.com/register/8777089468415379981



As we confront the climate crisis, it is critical to explore what it means to be Catholic and Buddhist.  What aspects of these traditions contribute to factors that imperil life on the planet?  Just as important, how might these traditions enable us to realize our highest human potential, the deep expression of compassion and love for each other, especially the most vulnerable among us— human and non-human — who bear the brunt of the suffering?  This Catholic-Buddhist dialogue is sponsored by the Parliament of World Religions; the Catholic Climate Covenant; the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (CADEIO); the Earth Day Network; and the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (SBCS).  For questions, please contact the Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at:

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


Important Information and Continuing Events:

2.         Catholic Volunteer Network:  “Choose Service” Campaign Videos; Celebrating National Volunteer Week, Sunday, April 19, through Saturday, April 25

Catholic Volunteer Network includes 185 full-time, faith-based service organizations.  Their 28,000 volunteers serve across the country and around the world.  Founded in 1963, it connects people who want to serve with the faith-based organizations that have service openings that fit their needs and talents.  They also offer an interactive database to refine searches by type of ministry, ministry site, length of service, and other parameters.  For its 50th anniversary in 2013, Catholic Volunteer Network commissioned a study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate to understand the long-term impact of volunteer service on the volunteers themselves, on the church, and on society as a whole.  Find the report at:

https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/who-we-are/impact/

Catholic Volunteer Network’s new “Choose Service” campaign has videos available for viewing at:

https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/serve/

Find more information about Catholic Volunteer Network, including their work on National Volunteer Week, at:

http://www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org


3.         Divine Mercy Ministry:  Calendar of Events

Divine Mercy Ministry is sponsoring the following event:

Pilgrimage to Fatima, Spanish Shrines, Lourdes, and Rome.  Saturday, October 10, through Friday, October 23.  Chaplain:  Fr. Ruben Ruiz.  Land-only price is $2,999, with the single supplement an additional $599.  A deposit of $350 is due by Monday, May 18, with full payment due by Friday, July 17.  For more information, please contact:

Estrella and Angel Mijares at 562-972-5675 and at:

Angelstar73 at earthlink.net<mailto:Angelstar73 at earthlink.net>



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

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

National Film Retreat.  Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19.  This unique retreat experience takes participants on a journey through cinema to reflect together on our common human experience and how life creates history and the need for memory in our storytelling, a theme based on Pope Francis' 2020 World Communications Day message.  With the practice of Cinema Divina we enter into the profound longing of humanity for community.  Cost is $130, and that includes meals.  Accommodations are not provided. For more information, please access:

bemediamindful.org/filmretreat<http://bemediamindful.org/filmretreat>

Advanced Course in Media Literacy and Faith Formation.  Sunday, July 19, through Saturday, July 25.  This is an advanced certification course through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for teachers, catechists, ministers, parents, and anyone interested in integrating media literacy education within a faith context.  It is a necessity within a digital media culture to develop and teach critical thinking skills and is an essential element of faith development.  Cost is $250 for the week, which includes meals.  For more information, please access:

bemediamindful.org/certificate<http://bemediamindful.org/certificate>

Pauline Center for Media Studies is located at 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA  90230; and at 310-636-8385.



5.         Mount St. Mary’s University; C.S.J. Institute; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet:  Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction Now Accepting Applications for Program Beginning in September

Applications are now being accepted and encouraged for the three-year Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction, which will begin in September 2020 at Mount St. Mary’s University at its Adams (Downtown) Campus in Los Angeles.  This is a program sponsored jointly by the University; the C.S.J. Institute; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  This three-year program covers:  Foundations in Spiritual Direction; Theory and Practice of Spiritual Direction; and Integration and Practicum.  Projected cost will be no more than $2,000 per person per year, with the understanding that if enrollment numbers are sufficient, the cost will drop.  Those who are interested are asked to register promptly.  For more information, please contact 213-477-2640 or access:

http://www.msmu.edu/rst

or

https://www.msmu.edu/graduate-programs/religious-studies/spiritual-direction-certificate/


6.         Catholic Communication Collaboration; Office of Life, Justice, and Peace; and the Operations Department:  “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” Free Online Course has Been Updated and is Now Available

The Catholic Communication Collaboration is leading the use of online courses for our schools and parishes.  One of the first courses, “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” was updated in March 2020.  Given the presidential election in November, it includes the bishops’ latest version (November 2019) of their document encouraging voters to educate themselves about Catholic Social Teaching as they prepare to vote.  This course also includes links to state and national Catholic conferences on additional voter information, as well as numerous episcopal and papal documents that contribute to the history of Catholic Social Teaching.  The link to the course, “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” is via shortcut at:

http://archla.org/faithfulcitizenship

or directly at:

https://moodle.la-archdiocese.org/course/view.php?id=12

The login section on the left hand side of the screen has fields for username and password; ignore those and do not fill in anything.  Just click on the “Login as a guest” button on the right-hand side.  That takes you to the Terms of Use.  Once you agree to them, you are directed into the course.

To navigate while in the course, there are “breadcrumbs” on the top of each page, a navigation path showing how you got to the point you are at.  It starts with “Home – Courses – Life, Justice and Peace - Faithful Citizenship” and then goes into the topic you are currently in.  You just need to click on the words “Faithful Citizenship” when you complete (or want to leave) a topic and return to the main page.  Topics need not be accessed sequentially; you can skip around.

Within each topic, there may be multiple pages.  They can be seen on the left hand panel, entitled “Table of Contents.”  You can click on the desired item.  You need not go in order; you can skip around.

For any questions or comments, please contact the course creator, Ms. Eileen E. O’Brien of the Operations Department, at 213-637-7618 or at:

mailto:EEOBrien at la-archdiocese.org



7.         Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Developing Online Options for Events

The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University sponsors various workshops.  Because it is not possible for the Center to host workshops or events on the LMU Campus through the middle of May, the Center’s faculty and staff is currently developing online options.
For more information about any of the Center’s online courses or workshops, please call 310-338-2799 or access:

https://crs.lmu.edu<https://crs.lmu.edu/>



8.         Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Grounds are Open to Visitors, but Current Events are Canceled

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes is closely monitoring recommendations for the coronavirus situation.  In the interest of the health and safety of guests and employees, the Center has postponed or canceled their sponsored retreats and events.  Their outside grounds, including their labyrinth, remain open daily to individual members of the public who wish to take a walk and enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of the retreat center.  They ask all who visit to follow commonly published safety guidelines.  For more information, please call 310-377-4867 or visit:

http://www.maryjoseph.org



9.         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 the retreat office at:

retreats at valyermo.com<mailto:retreats at valyermo.com>

to make reservations or for more information.

The Abbey also takes reservations for private retreats. Usually openings are for Monday through Thursday nights at $85 per person per night. Please call or email the retreat house for availability.

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

2020 Preached Retreats<https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/307.htm>

MAY<https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/427.htm>
22-24 Early Monastic Spirituality <https://earlymonasticspirituality2020.eventzilla.net>
29-31 Pentecost Retreat <https://pentecost2020.eventzilla.net>

JUNE <https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/428.htm>
1-5 Everything Ablaze: Teilhard's Mystical Vision <https://everythingablaze2020.eventzilla.net>
5-7 Faith and the Human Condition: A Look into the Writings and Relationships between Adrienne von Speyr and Hans Urs von Balthasar <https://francisyvonne2020.eventzilla.net>
24-26 Discernment in Daily Life <https://discernmentdaily2020.eventzilla.net>
26-28 Marriage Enrichment <https://marriageenrichment2020.eventzilla.net>
27 God in America: Judeo-Christian Values in American History<https://godinamerica2020june.eventzilla.net>


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