[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - February 11, 2022

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ACC Newsbriefs – February 11, 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.       Western Association of the Order of Malta:  World Day of the Sick Mass, Saturday, February 12, in Los Angeles


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


  3.       African American Catholic Center for Evangelization:  20th Annual Black History Mass, Saturday, February 19, in Los Angeles


  4.       Catholic Co-ed Adult Softball League Seeks Players for Spring Season Games in El Segundo and West Los Angeles


  5.       Lay Mission-Helpers:  Virtual Information Day, Thursday, March 3


  6.       Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino:  Charismatic Prayer Group Lenten Retreat, “He is with Us Through it All,” Saturday, March 26


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  8.       Office for Vocations:  Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball Game, Friday, February 11, in Oxnard


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


10.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries;  Community Outreach 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,” Various Dates in February


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


12.       University Series:  Adult Education Program Available from Thursday, March 3, through Thursday, April 7


13.       Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose:  “Come and See” Discernment Retreat for Young Catholic Women Interested in Religious Life, Saturday, March 12, Online


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


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


16.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Event Calendar Available


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


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


19.       St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles:  Weekly COVID-Safe In-person and Zoom Peace and Justice Focused Mass Every Sunday


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


21.       California Laudato Si Accepting New Participants


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New This Week:


1.         Western Association of the Order of Malta:  World Day of the Sick Mass, Saturday, February 12, in Los Angeles

The Western Association of the Order of Malta, along with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, is hosting a World Day of the Sick Mass with the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick being offered on Saturday, February 12, at 12:30 p.m., at the Cathedral.  This Mass is being celebrated in observance of the 2022 World Day of the Sick and the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes (February 11).  Archbishop José H. Gomez will preside at the Mass and Anointing.  The Mass is open to everyone, and you do not need to be sick to attend.  Many healthy people find it a blessing to pray alongside the sick.



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

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 10 AM
OXFORD INTERFAITH FORUM
Psalms in Interfaith Contexts

Please join the Oxford Interfaith Forum’s International Interfaith Reading Group on Psalms in Interfaith Contexts for its next online session entitled “Psalm 51: Contemporary Multifaith Interpretations” on Monday, February 14 at 10 am PST.

Rabbi Or Rose, Director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership, Hebrew College, MA, will present.

For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit:
www.oxfordinterfaithforum.org/uncategorized/psalm-51-contemporary-multifaith-interpretations/<http://www.oxfordinterfaithforum.org/uncategorized/psalm-51-contemporary-multifaith-interpretations/>



For questions, please contact Dr. Thea Gomelauri at oxfordfaiths at gmail.com<mailto:oxfordfaiths at gmail.com>.



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN FORUM

Virtual Ecumenical Bible Study

Please join the Southern California Christian Forum (SCCF) for its next Virtual Ecumenical Bible Study on Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 - 8:30 pm PST. All are welcome!

The bible study will be conducted via Zoom. To register, please contact SCCF administrative assistant Joey Baker at contact at socalforum.net<mailto:contact at socalforum.net>. Zoom instructions will be sent after registration.

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


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 9 AM
OXFORD INTERFAITH FORUM
Eastern Christianity in Interfaith Contexts

Please join the Oxford Interfaith Forum’s International Interfaith Reading Group on Eastern Christianity in Interfaith Contexts for its next online session entitled “An Anonymous Syriac dialogue between Mary and the Angel” on Thursday, February 17 at 9 am PST.

Professor Sebastian Brock, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, will present.

For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit:

www.oxfordinterfaithforum.org/uncategorized/an-anonymous-syriac-dialogue-between-mary-and-the-angel/<http://www.oxfordinterfaithforum.org/uncategorized/an-anonymous-syriac-dialogue-between-mary-and-the-angel/>



For questions, please contact Dr. Thea Gomelauri at oxfordfaiths at gmail.com<mailto:oxfordfaiths at gmail.com>.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 3:30 PM
LUMEN CHRISTI INSTITUTE & FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
Ecumenical Panel: Toward a Social Ethos for the Orthodox Church

Please join the Lumen Christi Institute and Fordham University’s Center for Orthodox Christian Studies for an Ecumenical Panel entitled "For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church" on Thursday, February 17 at 3:30 pm PST.

This panel will examine the recent document “For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church”, in order to draw from it wisdom that benefits all Christians. The fruit of critical reflection by Orthodox Christian lay scholars and Church leaders, this document offers guidance to navigate contemporary challenges on a wide range of social issues including racism, bioethics, ecology, and human rights.

For more information and to register for this free event, please visit
www.lumenchristi.org/event/2022/02/life-of-the-world<http://www.lumenchristi.org/event/2022/02/life-of-the-world>

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



3.         African American Catholic Center for Evangelization:  20th Annual Black History Mass, Saturday, February 19, in Los Angeles

The African American Catholic Center for Evangelization is sponsoring its 20th annual Black History Mass and invites all people to this Mass.  It will be held on Saturday, February 19, at 5:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.  Bp. David O’Connell will be the celebrant.  Fr. Anthony Bozeman, S.S.J., pastor of Transfiguration Parish in Los Angeles, will be the homilist.  All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth.  Livestream links are at:

www.facebook.com/lacatholics<http://www.facebook.com/lacatholics>
www.facebook.com/aaccfe<http://www.facebook.com/aaccfe>



4.         Catholic Co-ed Adult Softball League Seeks Players for Spring Season Games in El Segundo and West Los Angeles

The Catholic Co-ed Adult Softball Leagues seeks players for its upcoming Spring Season, which starts Sunday, February 27.  Games are Wednesdays and Sundays in El Segundo and West Los Angeles.  Women, men, singles, and couple are all welcome.  If interested, or for more information, please text Fred Lawler at 714-369-9516.



5.         Lay Mission-Helpers:  Virtual Information Day, Thursday, March 3

Interested in doing service overseas?  Lay Mission-Helpers is hosting a Virtual Information Day on Thursday, March 3, 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.



6.         Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino:  Charismatic Prayer Group Lenten Retreat, “He is with Us Through it All,” Saturday, March 26

The Charismatic Prayer Group of Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino is sponsoring a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (followed by the parish’s 5:00 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass) in the parish hall.  The theme is:  “He is with us through it all” (Joshua 1:9).  This event is free, but registration is required.  Breakfast and light lunch will be provided.  To register, call or text Ayo Silva at 818-987-9135 or e-mail:

olgcharismaticprayergroup at gmail.com<mailto:olgcharismaticprayergroup at gmail.com>



7.         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/



Important Information and Continuing Events:


8.         Office for Vocations:  Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball Game, Friday, February 11, in Oxnard
The Office for Vocations is sponsoring its annual Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball Game on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m., at Santa Clara High School in Oxnard.  A limited number of tickets are available for purchase for in-person attendance.  The game will also be livestreamed.  To purchase tickets or watch online, please access:

https://lacatholics.org/catholic-hoops/



9.         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.  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. 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>


10.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries;  Community Outreach 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,” Various Dates in February

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

Wednesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m., in English.

Thursday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m., in Spanish.

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

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

For more information, please contact:

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

or call 213-637-7810.



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

The Center for Spiritual Development in Orange invites all to the following events:

An Online Session – The Sojourner’s Well: Spiritual Direction Across Diverse Cultures, Ethnicities, and Spiritualities - Sat. February 19
9:00 am – 12:30 pm, PST via Zoom
Fee: $50 / for spiritual directors only
Sr. MaryAnne Huepper, CSJ, Li-Fang Sun, and Alex de la Vega
The presentation offers an exploration into some of the ways in which people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds approach spiritual direction; addresses the topics of culture, ethnicity and spirituality through the wisdom of experts, the insight of directors, and the interaction of class participants while encouraging the ongoing commitment of directors and directees to honest and open conversation in order to grow in greater appreciation and respect for each other.
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/3fXUqMb



Ministry – Retreat Time for Women - Sun. February 20
10 am – 12pm, PST via Zoom
Fee: $20 / for women only
Sr. Sharon Becker, CSJ, and Sr. Christine Schleich, 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/3r21Ofx



12.       University Series:  Adult Education Program Available from Thursday, March 3, 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, beginning Thursday, March 3, and continuing 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.

Upcoming events include the following:

Onsite sessions at Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino
Thursday, March 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  “The Seven Sacraments” - Deacon Carper [LS-03]
Thursday, March 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  “The New Evangelization” – a discussion with Fathers Saguin & Sandoval [EV-03]
Thursday, March 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  “The Prodigal Son” – Padre Benjamin Aguilar [BI-06]
Light refreshments to follow in the parish’s open-air patio area.

All in-person presentations are subject to the Archdiocese’s and County Health Department’s Directives at that time, including, but not limited to, mask mandates, and hospitality guidelines.  If in-person presentations must be canceled at the last minute, a virtual session will be substituted. Please watch the website for current, up-to-date information.



13.       Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose:  “Come and See” Discernment Retreat for Young Catholic Women Interested in Religious Life, Saturday, March 12, Online

The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose invite all single Catholic women, ages 18 through 40, who are interested in religious life to a “Come and See” discernment retreat on Saturday, March 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Zoom.  To register online, please access:

http://www.bit.ly/discernDominican

For more information, please contact Sr. Mary Yun, O.P., at:

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

or call 213-760-3085



14.       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:

February 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20
April 10, 17*, 24
May 1, 8, 15*, 22
June 5, 12*, 19, 26
* denotes classes for convalidations

Spanish:

Febrero 13, 28
Marzo 6, 14, 28
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>



15.       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.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/pmax

UPCOMING EVENTS | PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS

"Journeying with Youth" A Webinar with Diana Hancharenko
Saturday, February 12 on Facebook Live
In this Ignatian Year, we invite you to the fourth of five webinars the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus featuring Diana Hancharenko, chairperson for the USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/lis-lmu-uap-webinar-series-4-en

"Acompañar a los jóvenes en camino" Un webinar
Sábado, 12 de febrero en Facebook Live
Durante este Año Ignaciano,  lo/la invitan al cuarto 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-4-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



16.       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>



17.       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:

Spirituality Series 2022
Forgiveness: A Process “Nuts & Bolts”
Fred Luskin, PhD & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, February 12.  10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom (PST)
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 - the “nuts & bolts” of the 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, 37 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 <https://maryjoseph.org/event/forgiveness-a-process-nuts-bolts/>

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Sunday, March 13.
4:30pm Mass • 5:30pm Reception followed by Dinner
Once again our doors are open for a celebration of our Irish roots!  Simpler this year, the evening will include Mass celebrated by Fr. Peter O’Reilly, a time to share a drink and a tale or two in a social time before dinner.  Enjoy live music by Chris Murphy & The Bracken Band and our traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage. Please join us for a celebration in a safe and welcoming pub like atmosphere. Cost: $75 Reservations required by Tuesday, March 8
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/st-patricks-day-celebration-2/>

5-Day Silent, Directed Retreat
6:00pm Sunday, March 20 to 1:30pm Friday, March 25
Spiritual Directors: Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD; Sue Ballotti
Come join us on a special Silent Retreat that will give you time to commune with yourself and with your God. In the busyness of daily life, it is essential to find time to listen deeply to our own inner world and to discern God’s voice inviting us to intimacy. This retreat offers a unique, contemplative opportunity to commune with God in the solitude of our hearts. An experienced Spiritual Director will accompany you through these five days as you seek to discover the subtle movement of the Holy Spirit within you. Come deepen your relationship with God which will be enhanced by solitude, nature and a labyrinth walk. Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ is a Daughter of Mary and Joseph of Ugandan Origin. She specialized in Social Ministry in Mission and is a Spiritual Director. She has served in her Order as a Teacher, Social Worker, Formator and in Leadership on the Africa Province level. Sue Ballotti is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and a docent for labyrinth walks at MJRC. She is a Master Catechist for the Los Angeles Archdiocese & a past director of RCIA at St. Margaret Mary in Lomita. Father Joe Miller, SVD, works in Spiritual Formation, retreat ministry, hospital chaplaincy and Mission Animation.  Cost: single room $600; Commuter $425
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/5-day-silent-directed-retreat-2/>

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/>


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



18.       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

-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, March 2, 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)

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

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



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>


19.       St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles:  Weekly COVID Safe In-person and Zoom Peace and Justice Focused Mass Every Sunday

Fr. Chris Ponnet, pastor of St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Los Angeles, 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.



20.       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>



21.       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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