[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - July 3, 2020

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ACC Newsbriefs – July 3, 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


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New This Week:


  1.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  “Caring for Our Common Home” Online Retreat with Fr. Aelred Niespolo, O.S.B., Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5


  2.       Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  “Dignity and Justice:  Welcoming the Stranger at Our Border,” Online Conversations with Linda Dakin-Grimm, Lawyer and Immigration Advocate, Wednesdays, July 8 and July 15


  3.       Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  Online Preview of “Racism in America:  What is Mine To Do?” Thursdays, July 9, 16, and 23


  4.       Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  Online Workshop for Men, “Engaging the Male Interior Life from the Archtypal Perspective,” with Fr. Jim Clarke, Saturday, July 18


  5.       Office for Worship:  Upcoming Online Workshops in English and Spanish



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  6.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of Online Events


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


  8.       Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Events, Online Now and Later In-Person


  9.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Livestreaming Morning and Evening Prayer


10.       Office for Worship:  Online Class Available in Spanish


11.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Immigration Legal Services during COVID-19


12.       Native American Ministry:  South Coast Interfaith Council Interview with the Honorable Deborah Sanchez of the Chumash Tribe


13.       Center for Restorative Justice Works and Its “Get On the Bus” Program:  Father’s Day Video


14.       United States Census:  People are Encouraged to Fill Out the Census; Videos with Bp. David O’Connell and Fr. Brendan Busse, S.J.


15.       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



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New This Week:


1.         St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  “Caring for Our Common Home” Online Retreat with Fr. Aelred Niespolo, O.S.B., Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5

St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo is conducting an online retreat, “Caring for Our Common Home,” from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, with Fr. Aelred Niespolo, O.S.B.  It will be conducted online using the Zoom platform.  The retreat will cover environmental spirituality and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.  The retreat will consist of five sessions (Friday, July 3, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 5, at 10:00 a.m.).  Cost is $150.  For registration, please access:

https://caringforourcommonhome2020.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138734846

For questions, please call 661-944-2178 or contact:

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



2.         Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  “Dignity and Justice:  Welcoming the Stranger at Our Border,” Online Conversations with Linda Dakin-Grimm, Lawyer and Immigration Advocate, Wednesdays, July 8 and July 15

All are invited to join Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena for a free two-night conversation with Linda Dakin-Grimm, lawyer and immigration advocate.  The sessions will be held online using the Zoom platform.  They will be Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m.  Please note that even though this is a two-night conversation, people are welcome to attend either or both sessions.  Combining powerful storytelling, thoughtful analysis, and interactive discussion, Linda will lead participants to consider how we are called as Catholics to recognize the dignity of the stranger at our border.  She will share insights into the intersection of Catholic social teaching; immigration law; and the effects of prejudice, poverty, crime, violence, and war.  On a pro bono basis, Linda has represented more than 75 unaccompanied children and families who must navigate the U.S. immigration system and adjust to life in Los Angeles.  A senior consulting partner at Milbank LLP, Linda received her B.A. from Yale, her J.D. from Harvard Law, and a master’s degree in theology from L.M.U.  Her first book, “Dignity and Justice: Welcoming the Stranger at Our Border,” will be published by Orbis Press in September 2020.  Linda Dakin-Grimm’s biography is at:

https://holyfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/Linda-Dakin-Grimm-full-bio.pdf

To register for this conversation, please access:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dignity-and-justice-welcoming-the-stranger-at-the-border-registration-106867194656



3.         Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  Online Preview of “Racism in America:  What is Mine To Do?” Thursdays, July 9, 16, and 23

Due to COVID-19, Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena canceled the 1.5 day Inward Bound workshop “Racism in America:  What Is Mine To Do?” originally scheduled for March 27 and 28.  The experience will now take place on Zoom this August.  Exact dates are being decided upon, and it will be held over six two-hour sessions.

The parish is offering a powerful 1.5 hour preview of this workshop in July.  People can choose any one of three Thursdays:  July 9, 16, and 23, all from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Please RSVP now to Andrell Panconi at 626-403-6107 or at:

apanconi at holyfamily.org<mailto:apanconi at holyfamily.org>.

Please note there are only 24 available spots per session.

The program series is highly interactive, and the 1.5 hour introductory call will be as well.  To clarify, we will not be looking at external issues like the history of racism or debating current events.  Instead, participants will look inside and name what makes this issue so compelling for them and their community.  In small breakout groups, people will hold a meaningful exercise and hear the wisdom of others.

All Inward Bound programs feature two co-leaders, one white and one a person of color.

All are invited to see if the six-session Zoom Series workshop in August is calling them.  For more information on program outcomes and highlights, please access:

https://holyfamily.org/introduction-to-racism-in-america-what-is-mine-to-do/ .
<https://holyfamily.org/introduction-to-racism-in-america-what-is-mine-to-do/%20. %20%0b>
For more information about Inward Bound, please access:

https://inwardboundcenter.org



4.         Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  Online Workshop for Men, “Engaging the Male Interior Life from the Archtypal Perspective,” with Fr. Jim Clarke, Saturday, July 18

The Center for Spiritual Development in Orange in sponsoring an online workshop for men.  “Engaging the Male Interior Life from the Archtypal Perspective” will be held with Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., Director of the Office of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; spiritual director at the Cdl. Manning House of Prayer for Priests; and former spiritual director at St. John’s Seminary.  The workshop will be on Saturday, July 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will be conducted online on the Zoom platform.  This workshop will focus on the four primary archtypes of a man:  Warrior, Lover, Magician, and King.  Using stories, images, Scripture, and life examples, the participants will unpack these energetic forces in a meaningful way that is conducive to a better understanding and accessibility for a man’s happiness.  Cost is $40.  To register, or for more information, please contact the Center for Spiritual Development at 714-744-3172; e-mail:

TheCSD at csjorange.org<mailto:TheCSD at csjorange.org>

or access:

http://www.TheCSD.org



5.         Office for Worship:  Upcoming Online Workshops in English and Spanish

The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following workshops.

Como Leer Música

Descripción:

Esta es una clase de nivel básico para enseñar a los miembros del coro y a cualquier persona interesada a leer música. Esta clase se impartirá en línea a través de Zoom, una aplicación que pueden bajar del internet. Habrá seis clases durante seis semanas, de 7:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. Es importante que los participantes puedan comprometerse con la práctica diaria de al menos 15 minutos. La clase se centrará en ritmos y melodías de canto a primera vista. Esta no es una clase para aprender a cantar. Debes ser capaz de imitar el tono que escuchas y cantar una melodía simple.

Fechas: Julio 15, 22, 29, agosto 5, 12, y 19

Donde: En línea a través de Zoom

Costo: $30

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/como-leer-musica-julio-2020

Presentadores: Dr. Ricardo Soto y Julio De León



Como Leer Música, 2

Descripción:

Esta clase es la segunda clase en la serie de “Como Leer Música”. Los participantes ya deben haber tomado la clase de nivel básico. Esta clase se impartirá en línea a través de Zoom, una aplicación que pueden bajar del internet. Habrá seis clases durante seis semanas, de 7:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. Es importante que los participantes puedan comprometerse con la práctica diaria de al menos 15 minutos. La clase se centrará en ritmos y melodías de canto a primera vista. Esta no es una clase para aprender a cantar. Debes ser capaz de imitar el tono que escuchas y cantar una melodía simple.

Fechas: Julio 15, 22, 29, agosto 5, 12, & 19

Donde: En línea a través de Zoom

Costo: $15

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/como-leer-musica-2-julio-2020

Presentadores: Dr. Ricardo Soto y Julio De León


Entrenamiento para Ministerio de consolación - Curso en Linea
El entrenamiento se enfoca en:
Entender y Planear los Ritos Funerales Católicos, Apoyar a los dolientes, Entender lo que es el duelo, Establecer un grupo de apoyp en la parroquia
Para más información:
Eva Hernandez ehernandez at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:ehernandez at la-archdiocese.org>
213-637-7547
10 Clases Consecutivas
Jueves 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mayo 21 - Julio 23
$15 por clase
http://store.la-archdiocese.org/entrenamiento-para-ministerio-de-consolaci%C3%B3n-curso-en-linia


Entrenamiento para Ministerio de consolación - Curso en Linea
El entrenamiento se enfoca en:
Entender y Planear los Ritos Funerales Católicos, Apoyar a los dolientes, Entender lo que es el duelo, Establecer un grupo de apoyo en la parroquia

Para más información:
Eva Hernandez ehernandez at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:ehernandez at la-archdiocese.org>
213-637-7547
10 Clases Consecutivas
Martes 25 de agosto - 20 de octubre
de 7 a 9 pm
$15 por clase
http://store.la-archdiocese.org/entrenamiento-para-ministros-de-consolacion-st-mary-of-the-assumption



Lector Certification/Training Class

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Monday evenings 7:00 pm. July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, & 24

Cost: $40

Description: The 12-hour Basic Lector Training Class provides a general overview of Scripture, the Liturgical year and proclamation techniques. Sessions include: Pastoral Understanding of the Liturgy, Overview of the Liturgical Year, Spirituality and Ministry of the Lector, Scripture Reflection Techniques, Proclamation Techniques, Effective Preparation and the weekly practice or Practicum.

The class will be taught online using Zoom. There will be 6 one-hour lectures via Zoom and 6 one-hour labs/practicums via Zoom that will be arranged with the teacher.

Requirements: Signed approval from pastor, parish liturgy director or lector coordinator. Participants must have a computer with video capabilities.

Registration: Registration and payment at http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-training-july-2020

For further information please contact Dr. Ricardo Soto in the Office for Worship: 213 637-7588 or ricsoto at la-archdiocese.org.


Important Information and Continuing Events:



6.         Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of Online Events

The Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs is sponsoring or supporting the following events:

Southern California Christian Forum – Ecumenical Online Bible Study, Tuesday, July 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  All are invited to join the Southern California Christian Forum (SCCF) for the first of its virtual ecumenical bible studies.  The featured speaker will be Bishop Guy Erwin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  These bible studies will be conducted via Zoom and will include group study, dialogue, and common prayer.  This year’s bible studies will be anchored by the theme of the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021: “Abide in My Love and You Shall Bear Much Fruit” (Jn. 15:5-9).  This event is free.  To register, please contact SCCF administrative assistant Joey Baker at:

joeybaker at fuller.edu<mailto:joeybaker at fuller.edu>.

Zoom instructions will be sent after registration.



For questions, please contact the Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, President of the SCCF; and the Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at:

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

2020 Interreligious Leadership Institute, sponsored by CADEIO and the USCCB/Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.  Tuesday, July 7, through Friday, July10; and Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17.  The CADEIO Institutes for Ecumenical and Interreligious Leadership were originally intended as a source of continuing formation for arch/diocesan ecumenical and interreligious officers, but have become a valuable resource for any arch/diocesan personnel as well as parish leaders who need to know the Church’s teaching regarding ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.  This year’s Institute will be held online via Zoom from Tuesday, July 7, through Friday, July 10; and Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, each day from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Topics include Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and the Bahai faith; the dialogue of fraternity; new religions and movements; and contemporary trends of thought.  A detailed syllabus can be found here:

cadeio.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-Interreligious-Institute-faculty-and-calendar.pdf<http://cadeio.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-Interreligious-Institute-faculty-and-calendar.pdf>



Cost of attendance is $250 (to cover faculty stipends).  Due to the nature of screen conferences, only 21 spaces are available.  You are invited to apply for attendance.  The application form can be found here:

cadeio.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-CADEIO-Interreligious-Institute-Online-Flyer.pdf<http://cadeio.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-CADEIO-Interreligious-Institute-Online-Flyer.pdf>.

Participants will be selected according to role and geographic location.



For more information, please visit:

cadeio.org<http://cadeio.org>

or contact Fr. Don Rooney, CADEIO President, at 703-451-8576, or via email at:

frdonrooney at stbernpar.org<mailto:frdonrooney at stbernpar.org>



7.         Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  Calendar of Online Events
Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City is sponsoring the following online events:

Virtual National Film Retreat.  Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17.  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.  Viewing of films on your own.  Live Cinema Divina sharing from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT daily.  Cost is $50.  For more information and to register, please access:

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

Online Advanced Certification 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.  There will be live Zoom classes each day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT.  Cost is $200 for the online course.  For more information and to register, 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.


8.         Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Events, Online Now and Later In-Person

Mary  and Joseph Retreat Center has reopened and is following local directives for health and safety. While numbers are limited, we do have capacity available for groups to hold both day and overnight retreats.  Please call to check for availability, and to find out more about our new guidelines at 310-377-4867 and at:

http://www.maryjoseph.org

12 Steps to Personal Transformation = Spiritual Awakening
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director
Remote, Via Zoom
Saturday, July 18, 10am to 12:30pm
Attendees will experience the process for radical personal change in the way they think, feel and behave. You will identify sources of serial suffering and chronic unhappiness. Learn about resources and tools for healing and a life that flourishes. Practice the skills and actions which establish and foster a sense of well-being and joy. This 12 Step process promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this Way of Life. Opportunities for Q & A will be offered at 1 hour and at the close of the retreat. 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, 36 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of three books on spiritual awakening. He facilitates the bi-weekly practice of Centering Prayer at Mary & Joseph on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:00pm. Find more information at www.herbk.com<http://www.herbk.com>. Cost: $20 Once registered, Zoom information will be emailed to the retreatant.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off   http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-18%20Herb%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration   https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/83d7fb7d-3f09-4118-ada4-84fb8599d3aa
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/547619559257532/

Welcoming the Breath of the Living God:  Co-operating with our Life Force
Leah Buturain, PhD
Remote, Via Zoom
Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:30am to 12:30pm
The Welcoming Prayer offers on-line retreatants an internal compass for navigating a time of constant change and unpredictable outcomes. Fear constricts us into acting out of default settings, for what we resist persists. We are being invited to participate in giving birth to what will help heal the torn fabric in our collective lives. When we give ourselves the gift of this intentional time, we practice being present to Presence, thereby participating in the present moment, moment by moment. Two hours journeying together will nourish lovingkindness and provide soul food for the journey. Leah Marie Buturain, PhD, is a theologian, medievalist, and gerontologist who has been teaching at USC’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology for twenty years. Professor Buturain earned her certificate in Spiritual Direction from the three-year program at Mt. St. Mary’s, Doheney Campus, and serves as Spiritual Director at Our Mother of Good Counsel in Los Feliz. Dr. Buturain offers seminars and presentations on Mindful Aging at the Board of Councilor’s Vibrant Living Retreat and serves on USC’s Mindful Science Research Committee. Cost: $20 Once registered, materials will be emailed to the retreatant. The Zoom platform offers retreatants break-out rooms to share in smaller groups.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off  http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-25%20Loving%20Kindness%20tear%20web.pdfClick here for online registration   https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/1b3a029f-3de3-4dcb-80e5-219517153545
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/246859853280383/

8-Day Silent, Guided, Directed Retreat: Meeting Christ Face to Face.
6:00pm Sunday, August 2 to 1:30pm, Sunday, August 9.
Retreat Directors: Susan Ballotti; Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD; Carlos Obando
Meeting Christ Face to Face is this year’s theme for our annual 8-Day Guided/Directed Retreat. This traditional, silent retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides time for spiritual reflection, solitude and prayer, inviting retreatants to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit. Prayer focuses on scripture and one’s personal faith journey. The schedule includes a Scripture-based conference each morning, individual direction (a daily meeting with a retreat director), and celebration of daily Eucharist. Cost:  $820 per person, single rooms only.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-2%208%20Day%20Silent%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/23f1d593-8d5e-4827-b416-f2754aee2236

A Wisdom Way of Knowing: Introductory Wisdom School with Heather Ruce, SD, MA, SEP
6:00pm Tuesday, August 4 to 1:30pm Sunday, August 9, 2020
This Introductory Wisdom School will use Cynthia Bourgeault’s e-course teachings to explore our three centers of intelligence, the Rule of St. Benedict, and the Wisdom tradition as the Way of the Heart so that we might show up in the world as more conscious planetary servants. Heather Ruce will facilitate the integration of Cynthia’s teachings and invite a ‘wisdom way of knowing’ through a daily rhythm of periods of video teaching from Cynthia, centering prayer, chanting, mindful work, mindful movement, sharing, and contemplative free time. Heather Ruce is a Wisdom focused spiritual director. She has studied extensively with Cynthia Bourgeault, and works with individuals and groups to awaken the Heart. Cost: per person $475, single rooms only.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off:
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-5%20Wisdom%20Ruce%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration:
https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/ee8560f7-3eaf-496e-9bde-a3133897ef99



9.         St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Livestreaming Morning and Evening Prayer

St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo is livestreaming its Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m. and its Evening Prayer at 6:00 p.m.,  These liturgies are available to all and are unrelated to any of the Abbey’s online retreats.  They are accessible at:

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




10.       Office for Worship:  Online Class Available in Spanish

The Office for Worship is offering the following online class in Spanish:

Clase de lectura de música en línea
Clase de nivel básico para enseñar a los miembros del coro y a cualquier persona interesada a leer música. Habrá cuatro clases durante cuatro semanas, de 7:00 p.m. a 8 p.m. Es importante que los participantes puedan comprometerse con la práctica diaria de 15 minutos. La clase se centrará en ritmos y melodías de canto a primera vista.
Precio $20
Requisitos de clase:
Acceso a Internet, computadora, bloc de notas o teléfono.
Debido a las nuevas políticas, tendremos esta clase como una sesión de UberConference.
Póngase en contacto con Ric Soto para obtener más información sobre cómo acceder a la clase en línea.
Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto:
Ric Soto ricsoto at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:ricsoto at la-archdiocese.org>
213-637-7588


11.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Immigration Legal Services during COVID-19

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is providing free immigration legal services by phone, email, mail, and drop-off services.  Services include free legal consultations by Department of Justice-accredited immigration counselors, free Citizenship application services, free online Citizenship classes, free DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) application renewal services, and more.  Please call the main office at 213-251-3411 to make a phone appointment.  For more information, please access:

https://catholiccharitiesla.org/irr-immigration-and-refugee-services/



12.       Native American Ministry:  South Coast Interfaith Council Interview with the Honorable Deborah Sanchez of the Chumash Tribe

The Honorable Deborah Sanchez of the Chumash Tribe was interviewed for the South Coast Interfaith Council’s Silver Lining Series, “Finding Hope Though Faith,” discussing Native American spirituality.  Find the interview (57 minutes and 45 seconds long) at:

https://youtu.be/YFSF8nSrIpU



13.       Center for Restorative Justice Works and Its “Get On the Bus” Program:  Father’s Day Video

The “Get on the Bus” Program from the Center for Restorative Justice Works gives families of the incarcerated the opportunity to visit prisons to see mothers, fathers, and other family members.  They have scheduled annual bus caravans to various prisons for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day every year.  However, given the restrictions of the pandemic, such in-person visits are not allowed at this time.  They have been working with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to find ways to keep incarcerated people in touch with their families. To accomplish that the Center for Restorative Justice Works has:  sent Mother's Day cards to the women of Central California Women's Facility (CCWF); provided stay-connected kits (letters and stamps) to all partner institutions; and made family videos for Father’s Day.  Here is one of the Father’s Day videos (4 minutes and 43 seconds in length):

https://youtu.be/NfvVYmRS4Gw



14.       United States Census:  People are Encouraged to Fill Out the Census; Videos with Bp. David O’Connell and Fr. Brendan Busse, S.J.
Everyone living in the United States, regardless of age, background, living situation, or citizenship status, is encouraged to answer the U.S. Census, which is mandated by the U.S. Constitution every ten years.  The count will be used for Congressional representation and representation in the Electoral College.  It will also be used to allocate billions of dollars for infrastructure, education, and healthcare needs.  You can fill out your census form—even if you have not received one in the mail—at:

https://my2020census.gov/

Bp. David O’Connell, regional bishop of the San Gabriel Region, and Fr. Brendan Busse, S.J., of Dolores Mission, have filmed videos encouraging people to fill out the census.  Find the English video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CQoF1zlD0M&feature=youtu.be

and find the Spanish video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1XC2VnruQY&feature=youtu.be

Please note the following:

#2020Census
#everyonecounts



15.       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/


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