[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - July 31, 2020

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ACC Newsbriefs – July 31, 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:

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New This Week:


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


  2.       Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  “Seeing Jesus:  How Early Christians Envisioned their Savior,” Seminar with John D. Madden, Ph.D., Tuesday, August 18, repeated Thursday, August 20, on Zoom


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  4.       Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose:  Online Discernment Retreat for Single Young Women, Saturday, August 8


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


  6.       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


  7.       Office for Worship:  Upcoming Online Workshops in Spanish


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

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


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

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


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


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

The Center for Spiritual Development in Orange is sponsoring the following online events:

“Accessing the Warrior and Lover Archetypes: An Online Workshop for Men” with Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., on Saturday August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the Zoom platform.   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) continues the conversation regarding accessing archetypes as inspiration for a man’s life journey.  This online workshop is open to men, and will help men to more practically access these dynamic forces of the Warrior and Lover archetypes from within their psyche.  Using the work of Council, ritual, embodied expression, the imaginal world, and input from depth psychology, participants will expand our access to these interior templates of energy.  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>

https://www.thecsd.org/events/accessing-the-warrior-and-lover-archetypes/



“‘Lord, Teach Us to Pray...’:  Prayer Practices to Nourish Men: An Online Workshop for Men” with Fr. Brad Karelius, on Saturday, August 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, on the Zoom platform.  This online workshop will explore ways of praying that can feed the spiritual hunger that the men of today experience.  Prayer has the power to transform our inner spirit and how we experience God in the movement of everyday life. Sustaining a daily life of prayer that does not demand of us energy we cannot muster, includes familiar and repetitious ritual that is clearly defined and time limited.  With this in mind, we will learn about and experience three forms of structured prayer in order to foster a discipline of daily prayer: The Examen of Consciousness: a daily practice of gratitude and discernment of God’s movement in our lives; Centering Prayer: practicing the presence of God and listening for God’s inspiration as to how we might live our lives; The Daily Office/Breviary: as a way of praying throughout the day and reflecting upon the word of God.  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>



https://www.thecsd.org/events/a-spirituality-session-for-men-lord-teach-us-to-pray-prayer-practices-to-nourish-men/


2.         Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena:  “Seeing Jesus:  How Early Christians Envisioned their Savior,” Seminar with John D. Madden, Ph.D., Tuesday, August 18, repeated Thursday, August 20, on Zoom

Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena is sponsoring “Seeing Jesus:  How Early Christians Envisioned their Savior,” on Tuesday, August 18, at 7:00 p.m.  It will be repeated on Thursday, August 20, at 10:00 a.m.  This seminar will be held on Zoom.  It is free and open to the public; however, it requires registration.  It will be led by John D. Madden, Ph.D.  Dr. Madden is a professor of Latin and Greek retired from the University of Montana, where he taught Early Christian and Byzantine art and archaeology.  He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University.  The seminar introduces the world of ancient Christianity through the lens of how early Christians envisioned a Savior.  Pictures and illustrations will be included.  This event is free, but it requires registration.  To register, please contact Andrell Panconi at:

apanconi @holyfamily.org.

For program information, please contact Diane Collison at:

diane.collison at outlook.com<mailto:diane.collison at outlook.com>



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

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes is sponsoring the following events:

For Anyone Affected by Addictions ~ Letting Go with Healthy Boundaries with Peter McGoey, MA LMFT
Remote Via Zoom (PST)
Wednesday, August 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Pacific time)  This workshop will examine how families and individuals “stay stuck” in the addiction process . “Letting Go” in order to help with the healing process will be discussed. This will include a meditation practice. Anyone affected by addictions or any substance abuse is welcome. Peter McGoey MA, LMFT has been a counselor in the Recovery Field for over 38 years. He has worked with families and individuals challenged by alcoholism and addictions. He has led 12 Step oriented retreats for several years.  Cost: $20 Once registered, Zoom information will be emailed to the retreatant.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off:  http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-19%20McGoey%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration:  https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/7d3c7a17-b409-4574-b4a9-1b2f2ce7d48d
FB:  https://www.facebook.com/events/266638607974613/

When We Are Changed: Healing Our World and Our Hearts
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv
Sunday, September 20, 10am to 3pm
The global Covid19 pandemic has affected everyone. Everyone felt its presence. Everyone reacted. Take time to pause to respond and heal our bodies and hearts and minds and souls. What does a healing response look like? Participants will be invited to take a thoughtful look at their daily response (prayer life) and discover simple, effective tools for spiritual self-assessment and recommitment. John McAndrew is a theologian, teacher, counselor, musician, hospice chaplain and poet. He currently resides in Arroyo Grande, CA where he provides Spiritual Counseling for individual clients as well as Spiritual Care for hospice patients and their families. *Note: this event may move to Zoom.
Cost: $50 Lunch included
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off: http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-20%20McAndrew%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration: https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/9aa7503e-0102-4dc7-8a98-732cb8ce6162

Experience the Labyrinth ~ Walking Our Landscape with Sue Ballotti
Saturday, September 26, 9:00am to 4:00pm
This day workshop offers three guided labyrinth walks, each featuring a different style of walk with a theme of landscape.  By paying attention to natural elements of the outer landscape (geography, air, sound, trees, water, stone) we allow nature to renew and surprise us.  Explore inner landscape using silence, reflection, scripture, art, group activity and sharing. Mystery and discovery unfold in the meeting of the visible and invisible in the sacred space of a Labyrinth walk. Sue is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and a docent for labyrinth walks at MJRC. She is an active pilgrim walker and walked the Camino in Spain in 2015.
Cost: $50 Lunch included. *Note: this event may move to Zoom.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off: http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-26%20Labyrinth%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration: https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/29f75153-68a9-4b9f-9115-8924a3605d95

For more information, please call 310-377-4867 or access:

http://www/maryjoseph.org



Important Information and Continuing Events:


4.         Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose:  Online Discernment Retreat for Single Young Women, Saturday, August 8

The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose invite single Catholic women, ages 18 to 40, who are considering religious life, to join them on Zoom on Saturday, August 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Participants will pray together, learn about St. Dominic and the Dominican charism, meet sisters, and have the opportunity to ask questions about religious life.  To get the link for the Discernment Retreat, please register online at:

bit.ly/discernRLife<http://bit.ly/discernRLife>

For questions, please contact Sr. Mary Yun, O.P., at 213-760-3085 or at:

mary at msjdominicans.org<mailto:mary at msjdominicans.org>



5.         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>



6.         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/



7.         Office for Worship:  Upcoming Online Workshops in Spanish

The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following workshops 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

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



8.         St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Livestreaming Morning Prayer 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>


9.         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:

“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

8-Day Silent, Guided, Directed Retreat: Meeting Christ Face to Face.
From Friday, October 16, at 6:00 p.m., to Friday, October 23, at 1:30 p.m.  Please note the new dates.  It will be in October, and not in August.
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
From Wednesday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m., to Sunday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m.  Please note the new dates.  It will be in December, and not in August.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.



10.       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/



11.       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



12.       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



13.       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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