[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - April 1, 2022

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ACC Newsbriefs – April 1, 2022

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.       African American Catholic  Center for Evangelization in Los Angeles:  Prayer Luncheon for 28th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration and for 59th Anniversary of His Letter from the Birmingham Jail, Saturday, April 9, in Santa Monica


  3.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  Calendar of New Events


  4.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Community Outreach’s 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,” Various Dates in April


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  6.       St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo:  Open House on Saturday, April 2


  7.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Free Online Lenten Series, “Lenten Reflections from Los Angeles,” Thursday, April 7


  8.       University Series:  Adult Education Program Available through Thursday, April 7


  9.       St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles:  Online Lenten Series, “Mary, Mother of God, Undoer of Knots,” Lenten Sunday Evenings; Weekly COVID-Safe In-person and Zoom Peace and Justice Focused Mass Every Sunday


10.       Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at U.S.C.:  “Guadalupe:  Holy Art in the Streets of Los Angeles,” Sunday, April 10


11.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Daily Mass and Lenten Stations of the Cross at Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary in Los Angeles


12.       St. Joseph Church in Hawthorne:  Misión de Cuaresma patrocinado por la Parroquia de San José (Hawthorne) (Spanish Lenten Mission)


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


14.       Beginning Experience® and Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  Beginning Experience® Weekend, Friday, April 22, through Sunday April 24


15.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of Events


16.       Office of Marriage and Family Life:  Schedule for Marriage Preparation Classes on Zoom in English and Spanish through June 2002


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


18.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Spiritual Direction Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications


19.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Event Calendar Available


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


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


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


23.       California Laudato Sí 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:


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 7 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner

Please join LMU Muslim Student Life, Campus Ministry, and Mission & Ministry for the Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 pm at Loyola Marymount University, The Hill, Fourth Floor, Malone Student Center, One LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Dinner will be served following Maghrib prayers at sunset. Please RSVP as spaces are limited. Health guidelines and parking information will be sent out the week of the event.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kienan Taweil at kienan.taweil at lmu.edu<mailto:kienan.taweil at lmu.edu>.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
Jewish & Catholic Aesthetics: An Encounter

Please join Loyola Marymount University's Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts for a series of discussions entitled “Jewish and Catholic Aesthetics: An Encounter" held virtually on Wednesday, April 6 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm PDT.

Philosophers writing from both Jewish and Catholic perspectives have reflected deeply on the relationship between aesthetics and religious faith and practice. In both streams of thought, one finds commonalities and differences concerning the role of the visual arts, architecture, music, and literature in religious life and of religion in artistic creation and appreciation. This conference brings together a group of scholars working on Jewish and Catholic aesthetics for purposes of fruitful dialogue.

For more information, the complete conference schedule, and to register for the Zoom link please visit
cal.lmu.edu/event/jewish_and_catholic_aesthetics_an_encounter<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcal.lmu.edu%2Fevent%2Fjewish_and_catholic_aesthetics_an_encounter&data=04%7C01%7CEeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7Cd1fe49f0eedd40939c7808da11fcae99%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637842074239033987%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=hAh2AJ1Z7y%2F61iJS55NwiobIJG3wLjDpc67g%2Fkb93kg%3D&reserved=0>

For questions, please email Jeffrey.Wilson at lmu.edu<mailto:Jeffrey.Wilson at lmu.edu>.



SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY & IRTPJ
Virtual Multi-Faith Roundtable Discussion

Please join Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Theological Studies and the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace & Justice (IRTPJ) for a Virtual Multi-Faith Roundtable Discussion on Sunday, April 10, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm PDT.

The afternoon will include keynote presentations followed by a roundtable discussion from different religious perspectives on two challenging topics facing our society today: How do we engage in conversation that deals with hard and often divisive topics in a manner that is respectful, constructive, and promotes a deep understanding of each other’s worldview? And how can we re-imagine identity issues that can be more inclusive?

For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit
www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-multi-faith-roundtable-discussion-tickets-278346761657<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2Fvirtual-multi-faith-roundtable-discussion-tickets-278346761657&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C72b4ae7c208c49b821a008da10cb4ad6%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637840762589874160%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=hYXhi6Fy%2BDJi4uMGU%2F%2BSTUnq%2FDRocakeQGwe1zIKdGM%3D&reserved=0>

For questions, please contact admin at instituteforreligioustolerance.org<mailto:admin at instituteforreligioustolerance.org>.



2.         African American Catholic  Center for Evangelization in Los Angeles:  Prayer Luncheon for 28th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration and for 59th Anniversary of His Letter from the Birmingham Jail, Saturday, April 9, in Santa Monica

All are invited to this Prayer Luncheon sponsored by the African American Catholic Center for Evangelization.  It will be held on Saturday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Monica Church in Santa Monica.  It is the 28th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration, and the 59th anniversary of Dr. King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail.  The keynote speaker at this event will be Dr. Kim Harris, assistant professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University.  Also at this event, recently-retired Bp. Edward Wm. Clark will be honored with the Drum Major Award.  Tickets are $50 each.  Purchase tickets online at:

http://www.aaccfe.org

or mail checks to:

African American Catholic Center for Evangelization
9505 Haas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90047.

The Center can also be reached at 323-777-2106.



3.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  Calendar of New Events

Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) invites all to the following in-person events:

"Heal Us, Oh Lord!" an uplifting time of healing prayer for the harmful effects of the pandemic, will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Finbar Church in Burbank.  There will be special healing presentations by Fr. Marinello Saguin, Dr. Elizabeth Kim, Fr. Ethan Southard, Maria Velasquez, LMFT, and Fr. Charles Lueras, CRIC.  Healing Service with Fr. Patrick Crowley, SSCC.  Healing Prayer for: Anger - Hatred - Irritability - Anxiety - Depression - Fear Addictions - Bad Habits - Grief and Loss.  Palm Sunday Vigil Mass with Fr. Bill Delaney,SJ.  Registration for this event is $25 per person if paid in full through Friday, April 1 (no lunch break).  Registration available at the door for $35.  For more information, please contact SCRC at 818-771-1361 or at:

spirit at scrc.org<mailto:spirit at scrc.org>

Online registration is available at:

https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scrc.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7CEeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7Cbef3849484bc4678eea608da1103e0a2%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637841006026700218%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=QGS60Mae1So1MxDqjPuofMu4eEm%2B9Vx%2BaGW4v%2Bq8l8Q%3D&reserved=0

"Divine Mercy:  A Promise, A Warning" will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the school gymnasium of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Dana Point, CA (33926 Calle La Primavera).  Speakers will include:  Fr. Roch Mary Greiner, CFR; Fr. Juan Diego Sutherland, CFR; and Mr. Dominic Berardino.  Fr. Roch Mary Greiner and Fr. Juan Diego Sutherland are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (co-founded by Fr. Benedict Groeschel).  The conference will include:  Finding Hope and Courage in Darkness and Doubt; God's Gift of Peace in Anxious Times; and Walking in the Freedom and Peace of God's Mercy; as well as a Healing Mass with Fr. Roch Mary Greiner, CFR.  Registration for this event is $25 per person if paid in full through Monday, April 18; catered chicken lunch included.  Registration available at the door for $35.  For questions, please contact SCRC at 818-771-1361 or at:

spirit at scrc.org<mailto:spirit at scrc.org>

Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org


4.         Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Community Outreach’s 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,” Various Dates in April
If you have ever wondered what will happen when a loved one dies or how to plan for your own passing, then do not 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 as follows:

English:  Wednesday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m.

Spanish:  Thursday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m.

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:

http://www.catholiccm.org/webinars.

For more information, please contact:

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

or call 213-637-7810.



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

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes invites all to the following events:

Easter Sunday Breakfast
Sunday, April 17, 2022 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
A family tradition! Join us for a delicious buffet breakfast as we celebrate Easter with family and friends.
Reservations are required ~ RSVP by Monday, April 11
Cost:  Adult per person $25; Children 4-12 per person $12; Children under 4 Free
Event page on website and online registration<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Feaster-sunday-breakfast%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401960978276%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=nJxwoz4YeAjKh2xA%2FWIgc%2BKbNwOD8mraT4pHG0N8%2F84%3D&reserved=0>

Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Traditions: Ten, Eleven and Twelve with Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, May 7, 2022 10:00am to Noon  Via Zoom US Pacific Time
The topic of this workshop will be Traditions Ten, Eleven and Twelve. The 12 Traditions, approved in 1950, established Principles for behavior within each group as well as between all groups. Many individuals have found these guidelines useful in their personal lives and relationships with others. This series will continue monthly January through June, 2022.
Herb K’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 38 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. More information at http://www.herbk.com  For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>. Please note these workshops will be video recorded on Zoom. This 12 Step Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Suggested Donation: $10    Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website and online registration<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Fpath-to-personal-freedom-12-traditions-ten-eleven-and-twelve%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401960978276%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=1NL8Hlk14EczDcGhpPKOkCs098dUCdiPO7JfgBAgzVA%3D&reserved=0>


Levanté 1 ~ Online Video Retreat Program from Fr. Michael Fish, OSB, Cam
Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2022
This is the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new online retreat series designed to help us find the Divine in everyday life. Levanté 1 can be viewed at home on your pc or laptop. It includes an introduction video by Michael Fish, five “Day” retreat videos, a bonus sixth “Day” retreat video, and a video conclusion all with Michael Fish. It also includes these unique study aids and printed keepsakes: Downloadable PDFs of Michael’s talks; A Personal Journal, spiral bound; Pilgrim’s Credentials and “Day” Stickers. Each video series will be available for a limited time.
Levanté 1 is the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences – a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.  Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.”  In Levanté 1, Fr. Michael takes us along during the first five days of his trek across Spain on the Camino Levanté. This route of the Camino de Santiago is by far the road less traveled. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience.
Cost: $250   Click this link to Michael Fish’s website to purchase your access to the Levanté 1 video program and to read the details of the event.<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhermitfish.com%2Flevante-1-video-retreat%2Fmary-joseph-retreat-center-may-13-15-2022&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401960978276%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=%2FWWIwrYciTHoljvM%2FtCW2FLw3zJ6V%2BNJydaG3oIAFP4%3D&reserved=0>


Enhanced Retreat Experience at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Sue Ballotti & Vel Roman-Mena, Spiritual Directors, Labyrinth Facilitators and Camino Pilgrims
Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2022
In support of Fr. Michael, retreat centers are assisting in promoting this new project and offering an enhanced way to experience it. Once you have purchased your access to Levanté 1, instead of viewing at home, you can choose the option of joining others and viewing on-site at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. Expand the boundaries of the Levanté 1 Online Video Retreat with three additional in person sessions designed to complement the themes and style of Fr. Michael Fish’s retreats. Enjoy times of silence, journaling, walking our Labyrinth, group sharing, and above all reflection on our own journey. Optional workshops facilitators are Sue Ballotti and Vel Roman-Mena, both are Spiritual Directors, Labyrinth Facilitators and Camino Pilgrims. This is the very first opportunity to view the Levanté 1 video series of Michael’s journey and it is available on-site only at Mary & Joseph. Each video series will be available for a limited time. In person space is limited, register online for accommodations and additional programming at Mary & Joseph below.
Cost including all meals: single room $300; shared room $200; commuter $150
Event page on website<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Flevante-1-online-video-retreat-program%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401961134494%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=ScNkHWkVpQBo6bv55Cpb1609yufc%2BER%2FjTppBz8fvFs%3D&reserved=0>


Spirituality Series 2022: Resentments: Columns 3 & 4 with Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom US Pacific Time
Step Four: Moral Inventory RESENTMENTS ~ Identification of the Obstacles in Us to Power - Overview of the entire process; use of the model of survival instincts - fight, flight, freeze;   Actual application of precise instructions for Resentment analysis: Identifying false “beliefs;” our “should(s)”; “unenforceable rules”; Prayer process for removal of deep resentments; Why do we hold them…? What is benefit to us? ...value for us? What are our operating motives (corrupt)? How do I misrepresent myself? How do I avoid responsibility? Taking 100% responsibility for our perceptions, feelings and our behavior.  Herb K’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 38 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. The Spirituality Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center.  For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>
Donation: $25  Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website and online registration<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Fspirituality-series-2022-resentments-columns-3-4%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401961134494%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=4TIgP1qQiF1rXQ8HXP8cs8Px%2FE1IOvngpFKW5%2Fn6n7M%3D&reserved=0>


Spirituality & Nature: Finding God in the Awe of Nature with Mark Mitchell LMFT, Psychotherapist, adjunct faculty at LMU & CSUDH.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:00am to Noon
Retreatants will experience a deeper connection with nature, God, themselves, and leave with a plan of action for creating more Joy with nature in this workshop. They will achieve this through a series of nature experiences, mindfulness, prayer, journaling, sharing, & the discovery of what kind of “bird” they might be. This workshop is meant for anyone interested in improving their relationship with nature & God and interested in helping migrate the effects of climate change. Participants should be able to walk or move for up to 10 minutes in various periods in the natural environment. Mark Mitchell LMFT is a psychotherapist, a certified National Geographic Educator, a former wilderness survival instructor, and an amateur gardener. In addition, he teaches in the addiction studies program at Loyola Marymount University & at CSUDH. He also provides workshops & trainings for various groups & businesses on worker wellness, post traumatic growth, and nature as a resource & responsibility.
Cost: $40 per person
Event page on website and online registration<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Fspirituality-nature-finding-god-in-the-awe-of-nature%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401961134494%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=6sX9OUDOJumLKfOcFMKZhT7dDJi07Ut%2BPfAGhljAuFA%3D&reserved=0>


Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Traditions: Conclusion and Experience with Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:00am to Noon Via Zoom US Pacific Time
The topic of this last workshop will be Conclusion and Experience. The 12 Traditions, approved in 1950, established Principles for behavior within each group as well as between all groups. Many individuals have found these guidelines useful in their personal lives and relationships with others. This series will continue monthly January through June, 2022.
Herb K’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 38 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. More information at http://www.herbk.com  For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>. Please note these workshops will be video recorded on Zoom. This 12 Step Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Suggested Donation: $10   Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Fpath-to-personal-freedom-12-traditions-conclusion-and-experience%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401961134494%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=QU9v23yQfWyOtSdDduAuaQRVTHUt7BEeVemXM391BE4%3D&reserved=0>


Spirituality Series 2022: Forgiveness Part 3: Forgiveness: A Process “Nuts & Bolts” a Continuation... with Fred Luskin, PhD & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, June 11, 2022  10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom US Pacific Time
Beginning with a review of previous sessions so anyone can attend, this workshop will teach the steps to FORGIVENESS as determined by the Stanford Forgiveness Projects. Lecture and guided practice will be offered. Bill Wilson (cofounder of AA) discusses forgiveness - he calls it “letting go of resentment”. It’s not done to please others, but in the interest of freedom - theirs and ours. A life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. Learn about the process of forgiveness ~ 1. what it is and what it is not, how to forgive them and ourselves. Workshop will focus on positive intention, unenforceable rules, and decision & action as tools for the forgiveness process.
Fred Luskin, PhD, is the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University, and a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Greater Good Science Center. He is the author of “Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness” and also “Stress Free for Good: Ten Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness”, with Kenneth Pelletier, PhD. Learn more at www.learningtoforgive.com<http://www.learningtoforgive.com>
Herb K’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship since 1984 and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening.  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 Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>
Donation: $25  Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website and online registration<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Fspirituality-series-2022-forgiveness-a-process-nuts-bolts-a-continuation%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C81096966b1624400aed908da0ea5a6a7%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637838401961134494%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=LVafdWi%2Bn9NbQvxfTyJQoMY%2FuVTs5KR54wfCtILNZw8%3D&reserved=0>


Spirituality Series 2022: LIVE… Wide AWAKE ~ Die… Sleep Walking: Secrets for OPTIMAL LIVING with Allen Berger, PhD & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, June 18, 2022  10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom US Pacific Time
PURPOSE: The Twelve Step process is a solution not only to addiction but for resolving the human malady of “unmanageability”. Carl Jung suggested “The Spirit is the antidote to spirits.” Bill Wilson states in the Big Book “…our way of living has its advantages for All.” Attendees ~ will experience the process for radical personal change in the way they think, feel and behave; will identify sources of serial suffering and chronic unhappiness; will learn about resources and tools for healing and a life that flourishes; will practice the skills and actions which establish and foster a sense of well-being and joy. Who should attend? ALL who are interested in improving the QUALITY of their life; especially those in any 12 Step Fellowship.
Honestly ask yourself: Are you experiencing serial suffering? Are you ‘restless, irritable and discontent’? Unhappy? Do you find yourself repeating certain self-defeating patterns?
The workshop will discuss achieving & sustaining emotional balance and spiritual vitality. The path of improving consciousness and enlarging compassion produces optimal living. “We keep our heads in the clouds and our feet firmly planted on the earth” (BB page 130). Happiness is not a product: it is a by-product! Human beings have an intrinsic need to have meaning through connecting to a value larger than themselves. Human beings create a life of purpose through the actions of helping others. This is now not just common sense, historical experience, good philosophy, or eloquent poetry. It is confirmed by the hard evidence of the science of HAPPINESS. When we have a meaningful connection beyond ourselves and live a life of contribution - we find personal happiness and a life of purpose. We will discuss our experience of sustaining emotional balance, and spiritual maturity, especially through “Our Way of Life” - Steps 10,11 & 12. Dr. Allen Berger is a Clinical Psychologist and is 50 years clean & sober. Dr. Berger will discuss mental health concepts like emotional dependency, self-esteem, interdependence & manifesting our true self. abphd.com. Herb K’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 38 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. herbk.com. The Spirituality Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center.  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 Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>
Donation: $25  Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
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Important Information and Continuing Events:

6.         St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo:  Open House on Saturday, April 2
St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  No reservations are necessary.  For more information, please call 805-482-2755 x1105 or contact:

openhouse at stjohnsem.edu<mailto:openhouse at stjohnsem.edu>



7.         Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Free Online Lenten Series, “Lenten Reflections from Los Angeles,” Thursday, April 7

The Los Angeles Retreat Center Community—comprised of five retreat centers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles— is sponsoring a free online Lenten series, “Lenten Reflections from Los Angeles.”  Its last session will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Each session will consist of prayers and a different leader on various topics.  Topics include:  Reflection, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, Reconciliation, and Collective Wisdom.  This event is free and open to the public; donations will be gratefully accepted.  Registration is available at:

https://laretreatcenters.com/events/lenten-reflections-from-los-angeles/

There is also a joint calendar of events at the five participating retreat centers.  It is at:

https://laretreatcenters.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>



8.         University Series:  Adult Education Program Available through Thursday, April 7

The 2022 University Series, an annual, multi-parish, Catholic adult education program during the season of Lent, will offer 37 sessions, with some being virtual and others in-person, through Thursday, April 7.  Sessions include such category topics such as Bible Studies, Current Events and Faith, Church History, Evangelization, Faith and Science, Liturgy and Sacraments, Marriage and Family, Morality and Ethics, and Spirituality.  Registration is only available on-line.  No payment will be accepted at the door.  Visit:

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

to register on-line, or email:

office at theuniversityseries.org<mailto:office at theuniversityseries.org>

for more information.


9.         St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles:  Online Lenten Series, “Mary, Mother of God, Undoer of Knots,” Lenten Sunday Evenings; Weekly COVID-Safe In-person and Zoom Peace and Justice Focused Mass Every Sunday

St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles is sponsoring an online Lenten series, “Mary, Mother of God, Undoer of Knots,” exploring Lent through the eyes of social justices.  Events are on Sundays, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Schedule of speakers is as follows:



April 3:  Sharon and David Hoover

April 10:  Fr. John Dear



Cost is $25 per session.  Registration is available at:



https://stcamilluscenter.networkforgood.com/events/39495-st-camillus-zoom-lenten-series-2022

For more information, please call 323-225-4461 or contact:



info at stcamilluscenter.org<mailto:info at stcamilluscenter.org>

Fr. Chris Ponnet, pastor of St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles, also invites all to its 4:00 p.m. Mass every Sunday.  They follow COVID protocols and also have it on Zoom.  This peace and justice focused Mass is open to all.  The church also hosts Pax Christi SoCal, Pax Christi LA, CMLGP Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons, Catholics Against the Death Penalty, Office of Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry, Urban Interfaith Center ACPE chaplain training school, Angel Interfaith Network.  For more information, please access:

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

or call 323-225-4461 x111.


10.       Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at U.S.C.:  “Guadalupe:  Holy Art in the Streets of Los Angeles,” Sunday, April 10

The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at U.S.C. invites all to a presentation, “Guadalupe:  Holy Art in the Streets of Los Angeles,” which will be held on Sunday, April 10, at 3:00 p.m., at the Fisher Museum of Art on the U.S.C. campus.  Speakers will include Sam Quinones, author of “The Virgin of the American Dream:  Guadalupe on the Walls of Los Angeles”; and Fabian Debora, muralist and executive director of Homeboy Industries Art Academy.  Admission is free, but registration is required.  More information and registration are available at:

https://dornsife.usc.edu/iacs/holyart-form/



11.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Daily Mass and Lenten Stations of the Cross at Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary in Los Angeles

Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary in Los Angeles (4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles  90023) is holding the following events:

Daily Mass has resumed at 9:00 a.m. at the Main Mausoleum Chapel at Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary.

Stations of the Cross.  Each Sunday of Lent at 2:00 p.m.  Special reenactment of the Passion of Christ on Palm Sunday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m., presented by Resurrection Church in Los Angeles.  For more information, pleas access:

http://CatholicCM.org/stations

or call 323-261-3106.



12.       St. Joseph Church in Hawthorne:  Misión de Cuaresma patrocinado por la Parroquia de San José (Hawthorne) (Spanish Lenten Mission)

La Cuaresma es un tiempo especial para nuestra propia conversión y, también, un tiempo especial de la misericordia de Dios. Dios quiere perdonar nuestros pecados, curarnos y darnos la oportunidad de una vida nueva. La Misión de Cuaresma es un valioso medio que nos ayudará a pedirle perdón al Señor y a mejorar nuestras vidas. ¡Todos están invitados!

Todos los Viernes de Cuaresma empezando el 4 de marzo a las 7:00 p.m. dentro de la Iglesia con el Padre Roberto Rueda
Para más información visite:

https://www.stjosephhawthorne.org/post/misiondecuaresma2022

Iglesia San José
11901 Acacia Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
310-679-1139
www.stjosephhawthorne.org<http://www.stjosephhawthorne.org>



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

Destination God: Lenten Retreat for the Journey – Every Wednesday in Lent.
Lent offers the opportunity to deepen our relationship with God through prayer and reflection. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and the following six Wednesdays of Lent, you are invited to participate in a two-hour morning retreat. Each Wednesday will introduce retreatants to one of six ancient prayer styles highlighting the Sunday readings of Lent.

Wednesdays in Lent from 10am – 12pm via Zoom only
Sign up for individual sessions or entire series
Fee: $20 for each individual session


  1.  April 6, 2022                Franciscan Prayer – Sr. Karen Clock, CSJ
  2.  April 13, 2022              Centering Prayer – Sr. Sharon Becker, CSJ

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://bit.ly/3GSTy6c

The Sojourner’s Well: Spiritual Direction with Victims of Abuse - Sat. April 23
9:00 am – 12:30 pm, PDT in-person and via Zoom
Fee: $50 / for spiritual directors only
Kathleen Hope-Brown, D.Min.
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://bit.ly/3HVxMAb



Blessed Are Those Who... Care for the Poor and Marginalized - Sat. April 2
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT, in person & via Zoom
Fee: $20
Bret E. Allen
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://bit.ly/3IgoONp


Art of Spiritual Direction.  The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and Loyola Marymount University offer a joint Certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Successful completion of the three-year program results in receipt of the professional ministry credential and continuing education units of specialized or upper-level ministry studies. Students who complete the course are eligible to receive six (6) credits towards a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis in Spiritual Direction pending approval of LMU’s Department of Theological Studies.  Potential students may choose to apply to either the online program or the in-person program. The in-person sessions will be held at the St. Joseph Center in Orange, CA. All classes are held on 10 Saturdays each year – September – June. Sessions feature content, guided reflection questions, small group conversations, reading and journaling. Each year, the program includes practicum sessions. Adherence to the policies outlined in the student handbook is essential. Assessment is based on reading, written assignments, practicum under the mentorship of experienced directors and individual supervision.  For any questions or for more information, please contact Cindy Mueller at:

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

To register:  https://www.thecsd.org/services/art-of-spiritual-direction/

Registration is through the above link; this is Loyola Marymount University’s link to this program:

https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/asd/



14.       Beginning Experience® and Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  Beginning Experience® Weekend, Friday, April 22, through Sunday April 24

Beginning Experience® is an international lay ministry serving men and women who have experienced the loss of a spouse through death, divorce, or separation.  The organization is recognized by the Office of Marriage and Family Life.  The next “Beginning Experience® Weekend" will be held from Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24, at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  This structured program helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope.  To register for the retreat or obtain more information (including cost), please contact:

Maria (bilingual English/Spanish) at 909-592-0009 (leave a message) or
Brenda at 818-352-5265.

A $75 deposit will reserve a spot.

People can also e-mail Beginning Experience® at:

beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com<mailto:beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com>.



15.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of Events

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

TUESDAY, MAY 3 - FRIDAY MAY 6
NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CHRISTIAN UNITY
2022 Workshop (IN PERSON & ONLINE) - Registration is now open!

Please join the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) for its 2022 Workshop from Tuesday, May 3 through Friday May 6 at Christ Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840.

The workshop includes a rich program of plenaries and seminars, and opportunities to join together in prayer around this year’s theme from Matthew 2:2: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship Him”. The workshop will explore relationships between churches of the East and West, worship in many contexts (including interfaith), worship in late-pandemic times, current ecumenical dialogues, and other issues, including racial justice, care for creation, and the future of ecumenism.

This is an in-person event, but part of the program will be available online via live stream. For more information, the complete schedule, and information about registration fees and lodging, please visit: nwcu.org<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnwcu.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7Cd5b18edf545641382ec908da0bb71390%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637835178190691146%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=N%2F%2BHkaTSh0jQNk16yDMXPJxt0FkAgY0xp5MFKei4sZs%3D&reserved=0>

Please note that the NWCU will follow local Covid protocols at the time of the event and encourages vaccination and masking as appropriate.

For questions, please contact Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical & Interreligious Officer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at FrARSmith at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:FrARSmith at la-archdiocese.org>.



16.       Office of Marriage and Family Life:  Schedule for Marriage Preparation Classes on Zoom in English and Spanish through June 2002

The Office of Marriage and Family Life offers Marriage Preparation Classes in English and Spanish.  The classes are currently held on Zoom, and the schedule is as follows:

English:

April 10, 24
May 1, 8, 15*, 22
June 5, 12*, 19, 26
* denotes classes for convalidations

Spanish:

Abril 10, 11, 17-18, 24
Mayo 2, 15-16, 22
Junio 5, 6, 13, 19, 26-27
Cost is $100 per couple.

To register, please contact the following:

English:

Candy Metoyer
213-637-7250
cmetoyer at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:cmetoyer at la-archdiocese.org>

Spanish:

Graciela Villalobos
213-637-7561
gvillalobos at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:gvillalobos at la-archdiocese.org>



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

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS | PROGRAMAS CERTIFICADOS

Media Arts for Ministry
Classes begin April 2
This program is designed for ministry, education, and other pastoral professionals who desire to integrate media into their work and ministry.
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UPCOMING EVENTS | PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS

Justice and Spirituality on Screen: "Real Women Have Curves"
Wednesday, April 6 at LMU and Online
Join us for this Justice and Spirituality on Screen discussion and screening of Real Women Have Curves, a 2002 feature film directed by Patricia Cardoso, based on the play by Josefina López.
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Webinar: "Nature and Spirituality: Finding God in the Awe of Nature"
Wednesday, April 7 on Facebook Live
In celebration of Earth Day, Paulist Fathers Gil Matinez and Ted Vierra will explore how nature elicits both comfort and fear, Laudato Si and its call to action, and suggestions for deepening one's relationship with nature.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/webinar-nature-and-spirituality<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcal.lmu.edu%2Fevent%2Fwebinar-nature-and-spirituality&data=04%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C9d48437f135c4496c0f708da0d1aaf04%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637836705520283453%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=q%2FVxlE6TZVfrQ7NhPyC53fVbirl1xXg02FRh1U4MClc%3D&reserved=0>

CONTACT US | CONTÁCTENOS

Phone: (310) 338-2799
Email: crs at lmu.edu<mailto:crs at lmu.edu>
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18.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Spiritual Direction Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications

The Religious Studies<http://www.msmu.edu/rst> program at Mount Saint Mary’s University, in collaboration with the C.S.J. Institute and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (Los Angeles Province), is offering a three-year certificate program in Spiritual Direction<https://www.msmu.edu/graduate-programs/religious-studies/spiritual-direction-certificate/>. Year I focuses on Foundations in Spiritual Direction. Year II focuses on Theory and Practice of Spiritual Direction.  Year III focuses on Integration and Practicum. The program is also now available to both graduate and undergraduate students and can be completed in-person or online.  For more information, please contact Ms. Meghan Nevarez at 213-477-2676 or:

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


19.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  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>



20.       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:

Along the Way Pilgrim Walk
Sue Ballotti, Pilgrim and Labyrinth Facilitator
Saturday, April 9, 7am to 1pm
Join Mary & Joseph Retreat Center for the fifth annual Pilgrim Walk, a 4.8 mile walk through the streets and trails of Palos Verdes to the sacred grounds of the retreat center. As pilgrims, walkers will be blessed, walk to various stations for reflection and to have passports stamped. Modeled after the famous pilgrimage, “the Way”, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, this half day walk is adapted to our own time and neighborhood. All ages and faiths welcome. All activities will be outdoors.
Schedule: 7 am registration opens, 7:30 blessing of all pilgrims, first groups depart, walk in a calm meditative way, 11:30: closing prayer and grace, picnic lunch at noon. Please no dogs, strollers, skateboards or bicycles as parts of the trail are narrow, rocky and rough. This walk is of moderate difficulty; wear walking shoes (closed toes), hat, sunscreen and a smile. For those traveling a distance, consider staying overnight and walk with us in the morning ~ call ahead for costs & availability.
Cost: $30 per person (picnic lunch included), Family for $60
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/along-the-way-pilgrim-walk/>


Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Traditions: Seven, Eight and Nine
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:00am to Noon  Via Zoom (PST)
The topic of this workshop will be Traditions Seven, Eight and Nine. The 12 Traditions, approved in 1950, established Principles for behavior within each group as well as between all groups. Many individuals have found these guidelines useful in their personal lives and relationships with others. This series will continue monthly January through June, 2022.
Herb K’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 37 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. More information at http://www.herbk.com  For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>.  Please note these workshops will be video recorded on Zoom. This 12 Step Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Suggested Donation: $10   Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/path-to-personal-freedom-12-traditions-seven-eight-and-nine/>


Spirituality Series 2022: Steps 2 & 3: “We AGNOSTICS” A Choice & A Decision!
Joe Chisholm & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, April 23.  10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom (PST)
Herb K & Joe C will discuss their respective approaches: Traditional VS Non-Traditional and dialogue about their understanding and experience then open the workshop to participant questions. Herb K will unpack his understanding and experience with the Big Book from the “spiritual” perspective – helping participants clarify the practical meanings of: FAITH; CHOICE; DECISION. Joe C will share his approach from the “secular” viewpoint – addressing the % of people coming from or drawn toward agnosticism/atheism, modeling how to have an effective personal experience. From Joe C:Step Two and Three are a process for a freethinker like me--not an event. My unaided will was insufficient to sustain sobriety. What resources would suffice; where would I go or what/whom would I turn to for the care that I needed? None of these are original ideas, but I heard them at AA meetings and applied them to my life: a) the power of example, b) a Group of Drunks, c) a higher purpose. As ideas and practical tools, these three touchstones have all been instrumental throughout my AA recovery. I see in these principles the same practices and hope of Steps Two and Three that others find who "call it God-consciousness."  Herb K’s journey ~ 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 37 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. Joe C’s search for a secular daily reflection book for people in recovery came up empty, leading to his writing “Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life” (2013). Joe is a broadcaster & author, clean and sober since Disco music. His writing, research and reporting efforts have been directed towards music, finance, travel, mental health and addiction/recovery. Joe hosts a syndicated show on IndieCan Radio, devoted to the emerging music scene and Rebellion Dogs Radio, a contemporary look at 12-step life. Contact Joe at https://rebelliondogspublishing.com/   The Spirituality Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>.  Donation: $25  Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/steps-2-3-we-agnostics-a-choice-a-decision/>
Connecting with your Inner Wisdom through SoulCollage®
Laureen Lazarovici & Victor Narro
Saturday, May 21, 2022   10:00am to 3:00pm
SoulCollage® is a gentle, intuitive, creative process that involves creating small collage cards that participants use as a powerful tool for ongoing self-reflection, self-awareness and community building.  Through the use of images, symbols, and pictures from magazines and periodicals and other sources, the participants in this workshop will engage in the reflective process to create collage cards, that they can use as tools for prayer, meditation & connecting with their inner spirituality or soul wisdom.  As part of the workshop, we will integrate the labyrinth of Mary & Joseph Center.  We will provide the materials – magazines, scissors, glue sticks, SoulCollage®cards, etc.
Laureen and Victor are both trained as SoulCollage® Facilitators, helping participants tap into their own inner wisdom and bring their whole and authentic selves to their work, homes, families and communities. Laureen and Victor have facilitated several SoulCollage® workshops including workshops for student activists at UCLA, the Religious Education Congress, and La Casa de Maria Retreat Center. When not leading SoulCollage® workshops, Laureen is a writer and editor working with employees and physicians at the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership. Victor Narro has been involved with immigrant rights and labor issues for over 35 years. He is a Project Director for the UCLA Labor Center and Core Faculty for the UCLA Labor Studies Program and the Public Interest Law Program of UCLA Law School. Victor is also a Movement Chaplain through Faith Matters Network, and is happily married to Laureen Lazarovici. They share a lifetime commitment to social justice and activism.
Cost: $60 per person includes lunch  ~  Facilitators will provide the materials – magazines, scissors, glue sticks, SoulCollage®cards, etc.
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/connecting-with-your-inner-wisdom-through-soulcollage/>

Ongoing Programs Via Zoom:
Centering Prayer Group Practice 2022 ~ Improving Our Relationship with God
Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan
Every Month Second & Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 to 9:00 PM Via Zoom (PST)
Centering Prayer is a practice to foster our relationship with God. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer or meditation; rather it casts new light and depth of meaning on all of the various ways we open ourselves to new levels of consciousness. Gather with us to practice. ALL are welcome to join in this experience. Greg Johnson is a lay contemplative and computer scientist by profession. He has been active in contemplative practice for over 30 years. Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He leads workshops & retreats and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored 3 books on spiritual awakening & meditation.
Cost: Donation   Go to Herb’s website to register here<http://herbk.com/centeringprayer/>  If you have any questions contact Allie W at allie.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:allie.herbk at gmail.com>. Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event. For donations for Centering Prayer go to www.maryjoseph.org<http://www.maryjoseph.org>, use the ‘Donate’ button, and choose "Herb Kaighan Donations" from the drop down menu.


Gratefulness Gathering with Christine Sanchirico
3rd Thursday of each month in 2022, 4-5:30 PM via Zoom (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


Spiritual Direction
A spiritual director journeys with you as a companion, as you deepen your relationship with God. We will offer a limited number of online sessions this summer.
Call the Center at 310.377.4867 for more information.


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

http://www/maryjoseph.org



21.       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.

The Center is offering the following events.  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

-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:  June 21, 7-9pm

-Lenten Taize Prayer: 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)

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

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



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>



22.       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>



23.       California Laudato Sí Accepting New Participants

“California Laudato Sí” started as a continuing dialogue of California representatives to Catholic Climate Covenant's inaugural national Laudato Sí 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 Sí, 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 Sí as the global Church engages in implementation of the Laudato Sí Action Platform, please email:

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



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