[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - February 25, 2022

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ACC Newsbriefs – February 25, 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.       Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino:  Free Citizenship Workshop, Saturday, February 26


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


  3.       Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  Lenten Retreat, “Sitting at the Feet of the Holy One—Listening to the Voice of God,” for Healthcare Professionals and Chaplains, Saturday, March 5, in Pasadena and Online; Registration Due by Monday, February 28


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


  5.       Spanish Lenten Mission:  Misión de Cuaresma patrocinado por la Parroquia de San José (Hawthorne)


  6.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Free Online Lenten Series, “Lenten Reflections from Los Angeles,” Most Thursdays in Lent



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  7.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  Retreat, “Deeping the Experience of Healing Your Family Tree,” Saturday, February 26, in Los Angeles


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


  9.       Diaconate Formation Office:  Information Days for Men Interested in the Permanent Diaconate, Sunday, February 27 (in-person in Compton) and Sunday, March 27 (online)


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


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


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


13.       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


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


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


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


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


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


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


20.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Event Calendar Available


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


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


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


24.       California Laudato Si Accepting New Participants


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New This Week:


1.         Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino:  Free Citizenship Workshop, Saturday, February 26

Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino is sponsoring a free citizenship workshop on Saturday, February 26, from 9:00  a.m. to 12:00 noon.  People can get help and direction on how to become a citizen.  This workshop will help people with their application and teach them what they need to know to pass the citizenship test.  Participants need to bring their permanent resident cards with them.  For additional information or to register, please call 213-700-9363, or e-mail:

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



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

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


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 9:30 AM
TEMPLE JUDEA – B’TSELEM: PARENTS CIRCLE

Israeli & Palestinian Mothers on Loss & Reconciliation

Please join Temple Judea in Tarzana on Sunday, February 27 at 9:30 am for a webinar featuring two mothers, one Palestinian and one Israeli, speaking about the loss of their respective sons and the power of reconciliation.

For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit
portal.templejudea.com/event/btzelem-parents-circle1.html<http://portal.templejudea.com/event/btzelem-parents-circle1.html>

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


THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 4 PM
INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH-CATHOLIC RELATIONS

Getting Away from Anti-Jewish Ideas about the Death of Jesus

Please join the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia for a webinar entitled “Getting Away from Anti-Jewish Ideas about the Death of Jesus” on Thursday, March 3 at 4 pm PST.

Christians have always thought about the religious meaning of the death of Jesus. In this webinar, Dr. Jesper Svartvik will show that this has often been based on mistaken views of the role of Temple sacrifices in biblical Judaism, which led to an anti-Jewish theology.

For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit
sites.sju.edu/ijcr/2000/01/15/getting-away-from-anti-jewish-ideas-about-the-death-of-jesus/<http://sites.sju.edu/ijcr/2000/01/15/getting-away-from-anti-jewish-ideas-about-the-death-of-jesus/>

For questions, please contact Philip Cunningham at pcunning at sju.edu<mailto:pcunning at sju.edu>.



3.         Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  Lenten Retreat, “Sitting at the Feet of the Holy One—Listening to the Voice of God,” for Healthcare Professionals and Chaplains, Saturday, March 5, in Pasadena and Online; Registration Due by Monday, February 28

All healthcare professionals and chaplains are invited to a Lenten Retreat, “Sitting at the Feet of the Holy One—Listening to the Voice of God,” on Saturday, March 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Pasadena.  People may also join online.  Due to the generosity of the Dan Murphy Foundation, this retreat is free.  For people attending in-person, they will also receive a complimentary lunch.  The retreat director is Msgr. Sabato Pilato, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Gardena, and former Superintendent of High Schools.  Registration is due by Monday, February 28.  To register, please access:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqxMoh8Sh_596ZMixRVknsmxqpPSH_X9lQ2dZSiwzFhzCrlg/viewform

For any questions, please contact Ann Sanders at 213-637-7655 or at:

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



4.         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 resumes at Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary  beginning Monday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m., in Main Mausoleum Chapel.

Stations of the Cross.  Each Sunday of Lent beginning March 6, 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 Parish.  For more information, pleas access:

http://CatholicCM.org/stations

or call 323-261-3106.



5.         Spanish Lenten Mission:  Misión de Cuaresma patrocinado por la Parroquia de San José (Hawthorne)

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>



6.         Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Free Online Lenten Series, “Lenten Reflections from Los Angeles,” Most Thursdays in Lent

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.”  It will be held on Thursdays, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, and 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>



Important Information and Continuing Events:


7.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  Retreat, “Deeping the Experience of Healing Your Family Tree,” Saturday, February 26, in Los Angeles

Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) invites all to its retreat day, “Deepening the Experience of Healing Your Family Tree.”  It will be held on Saturday, February 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Dominic Church in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock).  Speakers will include Fr. Michael Barry, SS.CC. and Mr. Dominic Berardino.  Topics will include:  "Prayer for Breaking Family Bondages"; "Does Ancestral Sin Affect the Living?"; "Passing Blessings to Future Generations"; and "Freedom and Deliverance Through the Eucharist".  The day will conclude with Mass for Healing the Family Tree.  Registration: $35 online or at the door.  Please bring sack lunch or drive to nearby restaurants.  Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org/hft



8.         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 couples are all welcome.  If interested, or for more information, please text Fred Lawler at 714-369-9516.



9.         Diaconate Formation Office:  Information Days for Men Interested in the Permanent Diaconate, Sunday, February 27 (in-person in Compton) and Sunday, March 27 (online)

The Diaconate Formation Office is sponsoring two Information Days for all men (single or married) who are interested in the permanent diaconate.  One will be in person on Sunday, February 27, after the end of the 12:00 noon Mass at Sagrado Corazon Church in Compton.  The other will be online on Sunday, March 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There will be presentations in English and Spanish.  For registration or for further information, please contact Dn. Melecio Zamora at:

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



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

Destination God: Lenten Retreat for the Journey – Every Wednesday in Lent beginning March 2

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: $100 for the entire series or $20 for individual sessions


  1.  March 2, 2022             Lectio Divina – Sr. Christine Hilliard, CSJ
  2.  March 9, 2022             Prayer of Imagination – Sr. Jeanne Fallon, CSJ
  3.  March 16, 2022           Visio Divina – Cindy Mueller
  4.  March 23, 2022           Augustinian Prayer – Sr. Jane DeLisle, CSJ
  5.  March 30, 2022           Thomistic Prayer – Julie Mussché
  6.  April 6, 2022                Franciscan Prayer – Sr. Karen Clock, CSJ
  7.  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

“Praise to You, My Lord.” Care for our Common Home - Sat. March 5
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST, via Zoom only
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/3JvcD0d

The Book of Jonah: Scripture Study - Sun. March 13
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT, via Zoom only
Fee: $20
Sr. Christine Hilliard, 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/3HN1OpP


The Sojourner’s Well: Narratives of Holiness: Biblical Wisdom in the Franciscan Tradition - Sat. March 26
9:00 am – 12:30 pm, PDT in-person and via Zoom
Fee: $50 / for spiritual directors only
Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ, Ph.D.
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/3uQWy0C

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




11.       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.


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.       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:



March 6:  Martha Hennessy

March 13:  Msgr. Clement J. Connolly

March 20:  Megan McKenna

March 27:  Chaplains of St. Camillus de Lellis Church

April 3:  Sharon and David Hoover

April 10:  Fr. John Dear



Cost is $25 per session, or $100 for the entire series.  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.


14.       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



15.       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:


Virtual Lenten Cinema Divina Retreat from Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 20.  This virtual retreat takes participants on a journey through cinema to reflect together on how the truth transforms us.  With the practice of cinema divina, lectio divina with film, we enter into the reality of how we communicate with one another and God in view of respectful encounters.  Films on the retreat:  A Hidden Life (2019) - Friday, March 18th.  The Starling (2021) - Saturday, March 19th.  Where Do We Go Now? (2011) - Sunday, March 20th.  All films are to be watched through streaming platforms on your own prior to our Zoom meeting which will be daily at 5:00pm PT.  Online access is given after registration.  Cost is $25 per person.  Registration is available at:

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


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. 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>



16.       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>



17.       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/



18.       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 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 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>



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

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/

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS | PROGRAMAS CERTIFICADOS

Estudios bíblicos
Las clases comienzan el 25 de marzo
El programa de estudio para el Instituto Bíblico Católico es cíclico, incluyendo un año de estudios enfocados en el Antiguo Testamento, y un año de estudios enfocados en el Nuevo Testamento.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/espanol/programas/biblico/

Biblical Studies
Classes begin March 26
The program of study for the Catholic Bible Institute is cyclical, including a year of studies focusing on the Old Testament, and a year of studies on the New Testament.
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/bible/

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

Justice and Spirituality on Screen: "Thousand Pieces of Gold"
Wednesday, March 9 at LMU and Online
Join us for this Justice and Spirituality on Screen discussion and screening of Thousand Pieces of Gold, a 1991 feature film directed by Nancy Kelly, based on the novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/thousand-pieces-of-gold

Webinar: "Walking with the Excluded" with Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino
Saturday, March 12 on Facebook Live
During the current Ignatian Year, the Loyola Institute for Spirituality and the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality invite you to the final of five webinars the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus featuring theologian Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/lis-lmu-uap-webinar-series-3-en

Webinar: "Caminar con los excluidos" con el Padre Dempsey Rosales Acosta
Sábado, 12 de marzo en Facebook Live
Durante este Año Ignaciano, el Instituto Loyola para la Espiritualidad y el Centro para la Religión y la Espiritualidad de LMU lo/la invitan al final de los cinco webinars sobre las Preferencias Apostólicas Universales de la Compañía de Jesús con el P. Dempsey Rosales Acosta.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/lis-lmu-uap-webinar-series-3-es

Annual LMU Interfaith Forum
Sunday, March 27 on Facebook Live
A panel of representatives of the Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim communities will talk about their own tradition’s relationship to God, as well as the challenges and opportunities interfaith encounters present those working in pastoral ministry throughout the Southland.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/interfaith-forum-2022

Foro Interreligioso Anual de LMU
Miércoles, 30 de marzo en Facebook Live
Un panel de representantes de las comunidades católica, judía y musulmana, hablará sobre la relación de su propia tradición con Dios, así como de los retos y oportunidades que los encuentros interreligiosos presentan a los que trabajan en el ministerio pastoral en todo el Sur de California.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/foro-interreligioso-2022

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


20.       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>



21.       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:

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



22.       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:  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

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>



23.       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>



24.       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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