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ACC Newsbriefs – December 17, 2021

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.lacatholics.org


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New This Week:


  1.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of New Events


  2.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Living a Hope-Filled Life,” Saturday, January 8, 2022, in Burbank


  3.       Lay Mission-Helpers:  Virtual Information Day, Wednesday, January 12, 2022


  4.       Galilee Centre in Ontario, Canada:  “Living Between Worlds:  Honouring the Gifts of Paradox in Changing Times,” Retreat with Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., Friday, January 28, through Sunday, January 30, 2022, with In-Person and Online Options


  5.       Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  Calendar of New Events



Important Information and Continuing Events:


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


  7.       LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality:  Faith and Ministry Formation Opportunities in English y Español


  8.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  New Event Calendar Available


  9.       Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Upcoming and Ongoing Events


10.       Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  Calendar of Upcoming Events


11.       St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles:  Pilgrimage to Ireland, “Walking in the Path of the Irish Saints,” with Fr. Chris Ponnet and Professor Dennis Doyle, July 31 through August 12, 2022


12.       Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Paid Internships and Other Job Services Available


13.       California Laudato Si Accepting New Participants


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New This Week:


1.         Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of New Events

The Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs invites all to the following events:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 6:30 PM

PACIFICA INSTITUTE & SALAAM ISLAMIC CENTER

Prophet Muhammad's Encounters with Christians (IN PERSON)

Please join the Pacifica Institute and Salaam Islamic Center for an in-person talk entitled “People of the Book: Prophet Muhammad's Encounters with Christians” on Saturday, December 18 at 6:30 pm at Pacifica Institute, 13742 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92602.


Speakers are Dr. Craig Considine, award-winning professor and best-selling author of The Humanity of Muhammad - A Christian View, and Aziza Hasan, executive director of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership For Change.

For more information and to register for this free in-person event, please visit
www.eventbrite.com/e/people-of-the-book-prophet-muhammads-encounters-with-christians-tickets-216034744737<http://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-of-the-book-prophet-muhammads-encounters-with-christians-tickets-216034744737>

Light refreshments will be served.

For questions, please contact info at pacificainstitute.org<mailto:info at pacificainstitute.org>.



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 7 PM

CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Homeless Persons’ Interreligious Memorial Service (IN PERSON & ONLINE)


Please join the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Our Father’s Table, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, HomeAid Orange County and the Orange County Interfaith Network for a Homeless Persons’ Interreligious Memorial Service on Tuesday, December 21 at 7 pm PST at Christ Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840.


Each year, thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure, or violence. Please join on December 21, the first day of winter and the longest night, at Christ Cathedral Plaza or online as we honor and acknowledge their lives as part of the human family.


For more information, please visit
www.facebook.com/events/christ-cathedral/homeless-persons-inter-religious-memorial-service-2021/1693968887660944/<http://www.facebook.com/events/christ-cathedral/homeless-persons-inter-religious-memorial-service-2021/1693968887660944/>

For the live-stream, please visit
www.youtube.com/user/DioceseOrange<http://www.youtube.com/user/DioceseOrange>

For questions, please contact Deacon Tom Concitis at deakuno07 at gmail.com<mailto:deakuno07 at gmail.com>.



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 8 AM
ABRAHAMIC REUNION
Unity Prayer for the Holy Land

Please join the Abrahamic Reunion on Friday, December 31, at 8 am PST for a multi-faith online prayer service entitled “The Prayer of New Beginning” with peacebuilders and spiritual luminaries from Palestine and Israel. This service will feature Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Druze Prayers.

In response to this particularly difficult time, the Abrahamic Reunion will be drawing together - virtually - those women and men of the Holy Land who have dedicated their lives to creating peace and understanding.

For more information and to register, please visit
www.abrahamicreunion.org/events/unity-prayer-the-prayer-of-new-beginning/<http://www.abrahamicreunion.org/events/unity-prayer-the-prayer-of-new-beginning/>

For questions, please contact chris at abrahamicreunion.org<mailto:chris at abrahamicreunion.org>.



SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 10 AM

HSI LAI TEMPLE
2022 Prayer for World Peace

Please join Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights for its annual Prayer for World Peace, held again virtually this year, on January 1 at 10 am PST.

Happiness and peace are what everyone seeks and the vision all humanity strives to attain. Thus, at the beginning of each year, Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple invites religious leaders from all major religions to pray for world peace.

For more information and to obtain the YouTube link, please visit
www.hsilai.org/en/events/2022PrayerForWorldPeace.php<http://www.hsilai.org/en/events/2022PrayerForWorldPeace.php>

The prayer service will be followed at 11 am by the virtual 2022 New Year's Concert of the Buddha's Light Youth Symphony Orchestra.

For questions, please contact info at ibps.com<mailto:info at ibps.com>.



2.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Living a Hope-Filled Life,” Saturday, January 8, 2022, in Burbank

The Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) invites all to its in-person retreat day, “Living a Hope-Filled Life.”  It will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at St. Finbar Parish Hall, 2010 W. Olive Ave. in Burbank.  Speakers will be Kay Murdy and Fr. Bill Delaney, S.J.  Topics:
-Faith: "We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight" (2 Cor. 5:7)
-Joy: "Rejoice in the Lord Always" (Phil. 4:4)
-Hope: "Christ in You, the Hope of Glory" (Col 1:27)
-Peace: "The God of Peace Will be With You"

Day includes: Quiet time of prayer and reflection.
Mass (with healing prayer) - Sunday Vigil Mass.

Cost for this event is $25 per person before Dec. 31.  After December 31, or at the door, cost is $35.  Register online or call (818) 771-1361.
Please bring sack lunch or drive to nearby restaurants.
Online registration is available at:

https://events.scrc.org/hope-filled-life



3.         Lay Mission-Helpers:  Virtual Information Day, Wednesday, January 12

Interested in doing service overseas? Lay Mission-Helpers is hosting a Virtual Information Day on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.  Learn about Catholic global service opportunities in Education, Healthcare, Accounting, and more.  Contact:

program at laymissionhelpers.org<mailto:program at laymissionhelpers.org>

to register or for more information.



4.         Galilee Centre in Ontario, Canada:  “Living Between Worlds:  Honouring the Gifts of Paradox in Changing Times,” Retreat with Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., Friday, January 28, through Sunday, January 30, 2022, with In-Person and Online Options

Galilee Centre in Ontario, Canada, is a retreat ministry of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  They will host an upcoming retreat that has both in-person and online options.  Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., will direct a retreat, “Living Between Worlds:  Honouring the Gifts of Paradox in Changing Times,” from Friday, January 28, through Sunday, 30, 2022.  The retreat will help foster personal and communal resilience in current times of chaos and confusion.  Cost (in Canadian dollars) is $200 for a single room; $295 for a double room; or $100 for online access.  For more information, including registration, please access:

https://www.galileecentre.com/living-between-worlds-honouring-the-gifts-of-paradox-in-changing-times-january-28-30-2022/


5.         Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  Calendar of New Events

Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino is offering the following events in 2022.  For more information, please contact the Center at 818-784-4515 or access:

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



SERIES & ONGOING PROGRAMS

-Online Group Supervision for Spiritual Directors: Ongoing, meets monthly

-Online Exploring Evolutionary Spirituality: February 20-March 27, Sundays, 2-4pm

-International Thomas Merton Society Chapter Meetings: Third Sundays, 2-4pm

-Women at the Well: Second Tuesdays, 10am-12noon

-Virtual Centering Prayer: Thursdays on Zoom, 10am -12noon or 7-8pm

-Labyrinth Walks:  March 20, 9am-5pm, 7-9 pm; June 21, 7-9pm

-Lenten Taize Prayer: Ash Wednesday, 7-8pm, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, Good Friday- 7:30pm

-Holy Thursday Paschal Meal: April 14-6pm

-Good Friday Services: April 15, Stations of the Cross-10:30am, Liturgy-3pm, Taize Prayer- 7:30pm

-Holy Saturday: April 16, Liturgy of the Word-11am-4pm (on the hour), Evening Liturgy-7:30pm





ONE DAY RETREATS (Saturdays)

January 8         9am-12:30pm Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

January 15       9am-12noon                New Year Silent Saturday

January 22       9:30-3pm                    Conscious Aging, Death Makes Life Possible

February 5       9:30am-3:30pm          Rumi: Sufi Poet and Mystic & the Religion of Love

March 2           9:30am-3:30pm          Ash Wednesday Day of Prayer

March 5           9am-12noon                Lenten Silent Saturday, Centering Prayer and Silence

March 19         10am-3pm                   Saint Joseph-The Silent Partner Speaks Volumes

March 26         9am-3pm                     Alleluia Dance Theatre, TRUST in the Lord!

April 9             9am-4pm                     Art of Letting Go Through Sacred Collage

April 23           10am-12noon Outdoor Pilgrimage at Holy Spirit Retreat Center

April 30           9:30am-3:30pm          The Seven Directions of the Medicine Wheel

May 7              9am-12noon                Spring Silent Saturday, Centering Prayer Experience

May 21            9:30am-3:30pm          Interfaith Engagement: from Conflict to Community

June 11            9:30am-3:30pm          Your Spiritual Journey Yoga: Body, Mind, and Heart

July 9              9:30am-3:30pm          Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

July 30            9:30am-3:30pm          Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity





EXTENDED RETREATS

January 14-16-Hildegard of Bingen’s Book of Divine Works Weekend Retreat with Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam

February 18-20-Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat with Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam

April 10-17-Holy Week Retreat, At the Crossroads of Death and Life with Fr. Joseph Nassal, CPPS

July 10-17-Now That Our World Has Changed, What Do We Do? with Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D.

July 22-24-Women at the Well Summer Weekend Retreat-Muslim Spirituality with Sr. Chris Machado, SSS & the Women at the Well Team

July 31-August 7-Silent Directed Retreat with Sr. Chris Machado, SSS, Sr. Ingrid, and the Retreat Team

August 26-28-A Weekend Retreat-The Art and Soul of Journaling with Ella Weiss, MFT

August 26-28-Prayer, Protest, and Power-A Weekend Retreat on The Spirituality of St. Julie Billiart with Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam





Important Information and Continuing Events:


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

Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City invites all to the following events:

Monthly Virtual Cinema Divina Nights - starting in 2022
Starting in 2022 we will meet by Zoom every 2nd Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time for the cinema divina process of films that reflect the Scriptures and life's dilemmas. January 8th - The Courier (2021); February 12th - 15:17 to Paris (2018); March 12th - Force Majeure (2014).  Watch the film prior to the gathering by Zoom. $10 a movie night. Register just one month ahead at:

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



7.         LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality: Faith and Ministry Formation Opportunities in English y Español

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS | PROGRAMAS CERTIFICADOS

NEW: Media Arts for Ministry
Classes begin January 22
This program is designed for ministry, education, and other pastoral professionals who desire to integrate media into their work and ministry.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/pmax

Fundamentos de la Vida Contemplativa
Las clases comienzan el 25 de enero
Este programa que explora una espiritualidad mística para la vida diaria, está diseñado para personas que quieren aprender a vivir centradas y abiertas al misterio que nos habita.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/espanol/programas/vida/

Estudios bíblicos
Las clases comienzan el 28 de enero
El programa de estudio para el Instituto Bíblico Católico es cíclico, incluyendo un año de estudios enfocados en el Antiguo Testamento, y un año de estudios enfocados en el Nuevo Testamento.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/espanol/programas/biblico/

Biblical Studies
Classes begin February 5
The program of study for the Catholic Bible Institute is cyclical, including a year of studies focusing on the Old Testament, and a year of studies on the New Testament.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/bible/

UPCOMING COURSES | PRÓXIMOS CURSOS

Ethics
Classes begin November 20
This course offers an exploration of the questions which a person must ask, and the answers one must consider, in forming an intelligent philosophy of moral choice; the course offers a special emphasis on the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Info: https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmucrs/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=7163

Theology
Classes begin January 10
Theology is the systematic study of the nature of the divine and, more broadly, of religious belief. In classes on theology, students will able to reflect on personal religious experience, analyze sacred and important texts, think and write critically, and integrate reason and faith.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/theology/

Instituto Bíblico Católico: Nuevo Testamento
Las clases comienzan el 28 de enero
Este curso ofrece un estudio completo del Nuevo Testamento y una descripción general de lo siguiente: Marcos, Mateo, Lucas, Hechos, Juan, teología paulina, Cartas pastorales, el Libro del Apocalipsis y la teología del Nuevo Testamento. Se enfatizará la integración del estudio bíblico con la oración y la vida cristiana.
Info: https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmucrs/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=7476

Catholic Bible Institute: Old Testament
Classes begin February 5
This course offers an introduction to the Old Testament and an overview of the following: Exodus, Covenant, Primeval History, Patriarchs, Prophets, Historical Writings, Deuterocanonical Writings, Exile and Rebuilding, Wisdom Literature and Hebrew theology. The integration of biblical study with prayer and Christian living will be emphasized.
Info: https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmucrs/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=7564

UPCOMING EVENTS | PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS

“Caring for our Common Home” A Webinar on Facebook
During the current Ignatian Year, we invite you to the second of five webinars the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/lis-lmu-uap-webinar-series-5-en

“Cuidar de nuestra Casa Común” Un webinar de Facebook
Durante este Año Ignaciano, lo/la invitan al segundo de los cinco webinars sobre las Preferencias Apostólicas Universales de la Compañía de Jesús.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/lis-lmu-uap-webinar-series-5-es

TRAVEL | VIAJE

Pilgrimage to Spain
May 13-22, 2022
The Center and the Loyola Institute for Spirituality invite you to mark this Ignatian Year, commemorating 500 years since the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola, by walking in the footsteps of St. Ignatius at the historic and sacred sites of Spain.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/journeys/spain/

Peregrinación a España
13-22 de mayo de 2022
El Centro y el Loyola Institute for Spirituality lo invitan a conmemorar los 500 años de la conversión de San Ignacio de Loyola, siguiendo las huellas de este santo en los lugares históricos y sagrados de España.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/espanol/programas/viajes/espana/

CONACT US | CONTÁCTENOS

Phone: (310) 338-2799
Email: crs at lmu.edu<mailto:crs at lmu.edu>
Web: https://crs.lmu.edu
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/lmucrs



8.         Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  New Event Calendar Available

In a continuing effort to pool resources for those in need of spiritual nourishment and solace, the Los Angeles Retreat Center Community—comprised of five retreat centers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles—has released an online event calendar.  The calendar provides a simple guide to prayer meetings, retreats, and other spiritual activities held at each of the five centers.  It is available at:

https://laretreatcenters.com/



Each center offers a wide variety of programs, catering to differing spiritual needs according to an individual's faith or disposition. This should make it considerably easier for individuals or groups to find events and activities that best meet their needs.



The calendar provides a listing of both online and onsite events.  Details of events are available on the calendar and include links to sign up online or via telephone.



The Los Angeles Retreat Center Community offers spiritual renewal and discovery for those looking for a deeper relationship with God.



The following are the current members of LARCC, offering a choice of locations, facilities, and programs to Los Angeles area residents that are convenient wherever they live and whatever their particular faith expression:

• Holy Spirit Retreat Center (Encino) https://www.hsrcenter.com

• Mary and Joseph Retreat Center (Rancho Palos Verdes) https://maryjoseph.org

• Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center (Sierra Madre) https://materdolorosa.org

• Sacred Heart Retreat Center (Alhambra) https://sacredheartretreathouse.com

• Serra Retreat (Malibu) https://serraretreat.com

For any questions, please contact Rachel Ramirez at: 626-355-7188, Ext. 130, or at:

rramirez at materdolorosa.org<mailto:rramirez at materdolorosa.org>


9.         Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes has updated its website.  Find it at:

www.maryjoseph.org<http://www.maryjoseph.org>

Bring Your Own Group on Retreat in 2022.  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>

They are also sponsoring the following events:

15th Annual Nativity Exhibit: “Mixed Company ~ Visitors to the Creche”   Curator: Ellen Mintz
Running now through Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Regular hours Sunday through Thursday are 9am-5pm; Fridays, Saturdays, 9am-9pm
Although the Birth was a private event, witnessed only by the animals who shared their shelter, word soon spread bringing visitors of all sorts. Depictions of the Birth are often populated with an interesting variety of people and animals and these add color to the story. This year we will feature many of these visitors and learn what their presence revealed about the Christmas celebration over time. Please join us for this year’s display and programs. We are delighted to open our grounds this season and to celebrate this beloved season. Call for specific hours or to arrange a program. Admission is free – Our Christmas gift to you!  We look forward to your attendance and support ~ donations are always appreciated. School groups, prayer groups, families & individuals are all welcome. Call in advance for scheduling and price quotes for docent tours or field trips. Bring your staff, office party, family or prayer group   for a holiday meal surrounded by the lights of the Christmas season. For health and safety, we will be honoring LA County Requirements & Archdiocese Health Guidelines. For more information call at (310) 377-4867 ext. 221 or email Sydne at sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org<mailto:sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org>.
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/15th-annual-nativity-exhibit-visitors-to-the-creche/>


Sacred Expressions: The Art of Bookmaking with Ginger Doner
Saturday, January 8, 2022  9:00am to Noon
At this workshop Ginger will share her expertise to show us the process of designing, creating and completing a simple book. A handmade book, sometimes referred to as an artist's book can be inspired by images, rhythm, shape or form, movement, interactivity, memory, relationship of materials and structure to content and related to other book arts used in the making of books, such as papermaking, printmaking, letterpress, calligraphy, paper marbling, drawing and painting. Ginger is an artist whose interests include mixed media painting, glass fusing, metalsmithing & creating handmade books. Using a variety of mixed media techniques, she has created unique journals, scrapbooks & photo albums.
Cost: $40 per person (all materials included)
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/the-art-of-bookmaking/>


Quarterly Series: Part Five on Emotional Sobriety ~ Our Way of Life: Optimal Living & Personal Happiness
Dr. Allen Berger, PhD, Clinical Psychologist & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, January 29, 2022 9:00am to 1:00 pm  Via Zoom (PST)
Who should attend? ALL who are interested in improving the quality of their life by reducing suffering and increasing joy!
Dr. Berger and Herb K. will discuss a solution not only to addiction but for dealing with our human condition - unmanageability. Carl Jung had suggested “The Spirit is the antidote to spirits” = optimal living and personal happiness. Bill Wilson states in the Big Book “…our way of living has its advantages for All.” This workshop will be a deep dive into the application of tools for optimal living. We will discuss emotional balance, a purposeful life, and personal fulfillment. Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Direction (37 years sober) Through working the steps as contained in the Big Book Herb experienced a profound spiritual awakening. He will discuss the impact of the Process & Principles for walking this path, practicing emotional sobriety to develop emotional maturity and a practice of daily intentional consciousness. Allen Berger, PhD, Clinical Psychologist (50 years clean & sober) Dr. Berger will discuss mental health concepts like emotional dependency, self-esteem, independence, interdependence & manifesting our true self. www.abphd.com<http://www.abphd.com>
Cost: $45 per workshop   Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event. For registration questions, call José at (310) 377-4867 ext 250 or email him at jsalas at maryjoseph.org<mailto:jsalas at maryjoseph.org>  For questions on content, email Tania at tania.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:tania.herbk at gmail.com>
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/5th-quarterly-our-way-of-life-optimal-living-personal-happiness/>

A Weekend Retreat for Women In Recovery: Recovering Connections: Step 2
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv
6:00pm Friday, February 11 to 1:30pm Sunday, February 13, 2022
After this long disruption of our relationships and connections, we’re looking forward to returning to the sacred grounds of Mary and Joseph Retreat Center for this Women’s Weekend- all Fellowships welcome! Join other women in recovery as we look to the principles of recovery to guide us as in this new world of possibilities. Bring your Big Book- and a friend! John McAndrew is a counselor, musician, theologian, teacher, and poet in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction. Formerly Director of Spiritual Care at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, he currently resides in Arroyo Grande, California, offering spiritual counseling and coaching for individual clients, as well as providing Spiritual Care for Hospice patients. Find more about John’s ministry at www.sensiblespirituality.org<http://www.sensiblespirituality.org>
Cost: per person/shared $250; single $350; commuter $160
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/a-weekend-retreat-for-women-in-recovery/>


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 and Joseph Retreat Center Centering Prayer group will meet on Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).  Contact Herb Kaighan to register.  Donation.  He is at:

herbk12 at hotmail.com<mailto:herbk12 at hotmail.com>

Gratefulness Gathering with Christine Sanchirico
Thursday, December 16, via Zoom 4-5:30 PM (PST)
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 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). Contact Christine Sanchirico for more information and to register at csanchirico at maryjoseph.org<mailto:csanchirico at maryjoseph.org>. Cost: Donation

For more information about any of these events, please call 310-377-4867 or access:

http://www/maryjoseph.org



10.       Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  Calendar of Upcoming Events

Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino is an interfaith Retreat Center offering an array of day and weekend classes, groups, and retreats. We also rent our facility to outside groups to hold their own retreats. We offer spiritual direction and space for private time available.  Please check our website:

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

for more detailed information and registration.



SERIES & ONGOING PROGRAMS

-Labyrinth Walks:  December 21, 7-9pm

-International Thomas Merton Society Chapter Meetings: Third Sundays, 2-4pm

-Virtual Centering Prayer: Thursdays on Zoom, 10am -12noon



ONE DAY RETREATS

-Advent Vespers and Harp Concert: Sunday, December 19, 7pm



EXTENDED RETREATS

-New Years Retreat, Restoring Faith in the Human Race with Sr. Chris Machado & Michael O’Palco: December 30-January 1



CONTACT INFORMATION

4316 Lanai Rd., Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-784-4515 Fax: 818-784-0409
E-mail: officemanager at hsrcenter.com<mailto:officemanager at hsrcenter.com>



11.       St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles:  Pilgrimage to Ireland, “Walking in the Path of the Irish Saints,” with Fr. Chris Ponnet and Professor Dennis Doyle, July 31 through August 12, 2022

Fr. Chris Ponnet and Professor Dennis Doyle will lead a pilgrimage to Ireland from July 31 through August 12, 2022.  Per-person cost (including air fare and land tour) is $4,599 if double occupancy.  Single occupancy is an additional $745 (for people traveling alone or if no roommate is available).  Deposit due by February 1, 2022.  This tour is being arranged by Catholic Travel Centre.  For more information, please contact Catholic Travel Centre at 800-553-5233 or at:
http://www.GoCatholicTravel.com
Please reference tour number 22-022-0731.


12.       Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Paid Internships and Other Job Services Available

Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYE) of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., has hundreds of paid internships and provides job placement, career counseling, and training opportunities through its America’s  Job Center of California (AJCC) and its Los Angeles City YouthSource Centers.  Please visit their website for the location nearest you:
www.ayela.org/contact-us<http://www.ayela.org/contact-us>



13.       California Laudato Si Accepting New Participants

“California Laudato Si” started as a continuing dialogue of California representatives to Catholic Climate Covenant's inaugural national Laudato Si conference in 2019.  Other diocesan, parish, and grassroot initiative representatives have joined in the ensuing years.  Through regular emails, events and resources are shared from around the state.  A monthly Zoom conversation furthers the commitment to the message and movement of Laudato Si, with guest speakers that have included the editor of National Catholic Reporter's Earth Beat, the founder of Green Driving America, and a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency sharing grant opportunities and educational resources.  To join the conversation and support the message of Laudato Si as the global Church engages in implementation of the Laudato Si Action Platform, please email:

creationsustainabilityawareness at outlook.com<mailto:creationsustainabilityawareness at outlook.com>


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