[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - July 17, 2020

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ACC Newsbriefs – July 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


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New This Week:


  1.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  “Inspiring Stories for Uncertain Times:  Acknowledging Anger,” An Interactive Interreligious Online Conversation, Wednesday, July 22


  2.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Online Retreat, “Call of the Beatitudes:  Living the Call of Jesus,” with Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B., and Dr. Audrey Spindler, Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31


  3.       Diaconate Formation Department:  Virtual Information Day, Sunday, August 16

  4.       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 Tuesday, August 25


  5.       Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  “A Retreat Day for Men:  Living in Harmony with Yourself and Your Life Story” with Fr. Jim Clarke, Saturday, September 19



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  6.       Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  Calendar of Online Events


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


  8.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Calendar of Online Retreats; Livestreaming Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer


  9.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Community Outreach Free Online Seminars, “My Father’s House:  What to Expect When a Loved One Dies, How to Prepare for Your Own Needs, From a Catholic Perspective,” Wednesday, July 22; Thursday, July 23; and Saturday, July 25


10.       Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  Online Preview of “Racism in America:  What is Mine To Do?” Thursday, July 23


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

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


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

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


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


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


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New This Week:


1.         Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  “Inspiring Stories for Uncertain Times:  Acknowledging Anger” An Interactive Interreligious Online Conversation, Wednesday, July 22

The Guibord Center, an interfaith organization dedicated to opening hearts and minds, and IslamiCity invite you to join them for a time of storytelling and guided conversation about anger.  An interactive interreligious online conversation, “Inspiring Stories for Uncertain Times:  Acknowledging Anger,” will be held on Wednesday, July 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   We’ll hear moving stories from leaders of various faith traditions about how their spiritual values have helped them examine anger and use it for healthy purposes.  You’ll get to share your own reflections in a small group setting. We’ll talk about the wisdom we find in our spiritual traditions and reflect on how to apply that wisdom in our own lives.  Anger. It’s uncomfortable and sometimes frightening. We avoid it, diffuse it, manage it. But anger can also clarify and energize us to live into our core values. What role do our spiritual beliefs and practices play in examining anger and using it constructively?  The speakers/storytellers for this event will be Bishop John Harvey Taylor of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; Jihad Turk, a Palestinian Muslim and President of the Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School; Jennifer Ortiz, a Spiritual Teacher and Writer; and Beth Ribet, PhD, JD, Director and Co-Founder of ‘Repair’, representing the Jewish faith.  This event is free. To register, please visit:


us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdu-rrT8vH9ywiUhgQSMGPoXRA-_RWGSJ<http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdu-rrT8vH9ywiUhgQSMGPoXRA-_RWGSJ>



For more information on this event, please visit:

theguibordcenter.org/inspiring-stories-for-uncertain-times/#anger<http://theguibordcenter.org/inspiring-stories-for-uncertain-times/#anger>



For questions about the event, please contact Dr. Lisa Patriquin at:

lisapatriquin at theguibordcenter.org<mailto:lisapatriquin at theguibordcenter.org>.



2.         St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Online Retreat, “Call of the Beatitudes:  Living the Call of Jesus,” with Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B., and Dr. Audrey Spindler, Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31

St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo is conducting the following online retreat:

“Call of the Beatitudes:  Living the Call of Jesus,” with Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B., and Dr. Audrey Spindler, from Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31.  There will be 11 sessions:  Monday at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, at 9:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. each day; and Friday at 9:30 a.m.  The first word of each of the beatitudes is beati/makarios which can be translated as happy, rich, or blessed.  Jesus gave the Sermon on the Count to his most faithful followers, not to a crowd.  The eight beatitudes began Jesus’ Sermon in the Gospel of Matthew, chjapter 5.  They provide a summary of the teachings of Jesus and encourage followers of every age on the path to a virtuous and abundant life.  Each of the beatitudes is given in the Gospel without a narrative explanation.  Together, participants will explore what the beatitudes offer us today.  Recommended reading:  Jim Forest, The Ladder of the Beatitudes [Orbis Books, 1999].  Cost of the retreat is $330; or $380 for the retreat with copies of the recordings.  Registration is available at:

https://callofbeatitudes2020.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138734842

For questions, please contact the Retreat Office at 661-944-2178 or at:

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



3.         Diaconate Formation Department:  Virtual Information Day, Sunday, August 16



The Diaconate Formation Department invites all men interested in the permanent diaconate to its Virtual Information Day, which will be held on Sunday, August 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Members of the Diaconate Formation Department will present information on the diaconate formation process and will be available for questions.  Wives are encouraged to attend; pastors are also welcome to attend.  To register for this event, please contact Dn. Melecio Zamora at:

dmz2011 at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:dmz2011 at la-archdiocese.org>



4.         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 Tuesday, August 25

Applications are now being accepted and encouraged for the three-year Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction, which will begin Tuesday, August 25, via Zoom.  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 tuition will be no more than $2,000 per person per year.  Those who are interested are asked to register promptly.  For more information, please contact Meghan-Maley Nevárez at 213-477-2676 or at:

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

or access:

http://www.msmu.edu/rst

or

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



5.         Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  “A Retreat Day for Men:  Living in Harmony with Yourself and Your Life Story” with Fr. Jim Clarke, Saturday, September 19

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes is hosting a retreat for me.  “A Retreat Day for Men:  Living in Harmony with Yourself and Your Life Story,” with Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We all want to be healthy, whole and fulfilled men.  How do we get to that place without hurting others in the process?  What if the only thing getting in the way is you?  This practical workshop for men will offer ways and means to heal yourself and lessen the pain of being human.  Director of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Associate Spiritual Director at the House of Prayer for Priests, and Senior lecturer at L.M,U., Fr. Jim Clarke is an author and retreat master having given retreats and workshops for over 40 years.  Cost: $50 and lunch is included.  For more information, please access:

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-19%20Clarke%20tear%20web.pdf

For online registration, please access:

https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/cdd81539-06ec-40d8-b3de-e83e90f41af7



Important Information and Continuing Events:

6.         Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  Calendar of Online Events

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

The Center for Spiritual Development in Orange is holding an online workshop, “Journey in the Desert:  A Spiritual Treasure Map,” with Fr. Brad Karelius, on Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, via Zoom.  Join others online as we explore treasures of the desert experienced by Jesus and the monastics— solitude, silence, and surrender—using the American Southwest and the travelogue of Fr. Brad Karelius.  Fr. Karelius is a retired priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; philosophy and world religions professor; and author of Desert Spirit Places:  The Sacred Southwest, which will be used as a backdrop for this workshop.  Fr. Karelius will present his own desert encounters after his life fell apart in the catastrophic health crises of his son Erik.  We will discover resources for our own journey within desert wisdom and Ignatian spirituality, with significant time for personal contemplation and group discussion.  This online workshop was part of the men’s series and due to great popularity is now offered to the wider community of men and women.  Fee:  $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:
https://www.thecsd.org/events/journey-in-the-desert-a-spiritual-treasure-map-2/



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 event:

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.         St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Calendar of Online Retreats; Livestreaming Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer

St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo is conducting the following online retreat:

“On Christian Prayer, Ministry, Mission and Happiness,” with Fr. Angelus Echeverry, O.S.B., from Wednesday, July 22, at 9:30 a.m., to Friday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m.  There will be five sessions:  Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; and Friday at 9:30 a.m.  This retreat will provide a general overview on prayer, its centrality to our spiritual growth, as well as practical insights on various forms of prayer.  Participants will also explore ministry, underscoring what this actually entails as followers of Jesus, whether we are official ministers of the Church, in parish ministry, or ministering to those in our daily life.  Next, participants will consider mission, as given us by God, and so to be able to fully live it out according to God's will.  The retreat will conclude with Jesus' call to happiness through the lens of the Beatitudes.   Cost is $150 for the five sessions; or $180 for the five sessions with copies of the recordings.  Registration is available at:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/on-christian-prayer-ministry-mission--happiness-via-zoom-2020-2138796634

For questions, please contact the Retreat Office at 661-944-2178 or at:

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

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>



9.         Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Community Outreach Free Online Seminars, “My Father’s House:  What to Expect When a Loved One Dies, How to Prepare for Your Own Needs, From a Catholic Perspective, Wednesday, July 22; Thursday, July 23; and Saturday, July 25

Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries invites all to attend a session of this free webinar.  If you’ve ever wondered what will happen when a loved one dies or how to plan for your own passing, then don’t miss this informative, free online seminar:  “My Father’s House: What to Expect When a Loved One Dies, How to Prepare for Your Own Needs, From a Catholic Perspective.”  Presented by Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries, the seminar will be offered on three days:

Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m. OR Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m. in English.

Thursday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. OR Saturday, July 25, at 1:00 p.m. in Spanish.

Each talk will last about 45 minutes, with a question-and-answer session to follow.  There is no charge, but pre-registration is required.  Please register at:

catholiccm.org/webinars<mailto:catholiccm.org/webinars>.

For more information, please contact:

outreach at catholiccm.org<mailto:outreach at catholiccm.org>

or call 213-637-7810.



10.       Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  Online Preview of “Racism in America:  What is Mine To Do?” Thursday, July 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 on Thursday, July 23, 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 in this preview 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



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

The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following workshops.

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

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

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



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

Bring Your Own Group on Retreat ~ Plan now for Fall 2020 and 2021.  Mary and Joseph Retreat Center is now taking reservations to host groups.  Call to reserve their facilities and customize retreat time to fit your needs.  The Center are following local directives for health and safety, and numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.  The Center has availability for groups to hold both day and overnight retreats.  Please call to find out more about their new guidelines and reserve a time for your retreat.  For information and reservations, contact Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed, at 310.377.4867, x258 or at:

sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org<mailto:sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org>

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center is sponsoring the following events:

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

Ongoing Programs Via Zoom:
Centering Prayer Group
Centering Prayer is a practice to foster our relationship with God. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion with God. Come and pray with us. The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Centering Prayer group will meet on Zoom on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month from 7:30 to 9pm (PST). Contact Herb Kaighan<mailto:HerbK12 at hotmail.com> to register. Donation.

Gratefulness Gatherings
Experience, deepen, and share the power of living gratefully. Gratefulness Gatherings are an opportunity to cultivate a space where we can explore grateful living as an orientation to life. All are welcome to join our monthly Gratefulness Gatherings online via Zoom. We will meet on the 3rd Thursday each month from 4:00-5:30 pm (PST). Contact Christine Sanchirico<mailto:csanchirico at maryjoseph.org> for more information and to register. Donation.



13.       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/



14.       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



15.       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



16.       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


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