[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - January 7, 2022

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ACC Newsbriefs – January 7, 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:

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New This Week:


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


  2.       Valyermo Dancers and St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  “Dancing the Hope In Front of Me,” Dance Workshop, Friday, January 14, through Monday, January 17


  3.       Office of Diaconate Formation:  Virtual Information Day, Sunday, January 16


  4.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Community Outreach 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 January


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


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


17.       California Laudato Si Accepting New Participants


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New This Week:


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

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


SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2 PM

MLK DREAM 2022

Quest for Justice


Please join the South Coast Interfaith Council, the Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living, Baha'i Communities of the South Bay, and Temple Menorah on Sunday, January 9 at 2 pm PST for Dream 2022 - Quest for Justice, a Zoom event in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.


Keynote speaker will be Professor Isabelle Gunning of the Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles. Dr. Derik Smith of Claremont McKenna College will present a poem by Robert Hayden. The program will also include a cantorial singer from Temple Menorah, a Muslim teaching, and a performance on the kora (African stringed instrument).

For more information and to register for this free online event, please visit
www.scinterfaith.org/event-details/dream-2022-quest-for-justice<http://www.scinterfaith.org/event-details/dream-2022-quest-for-justice>



For questions, please contact office at scinterfaith.org<mailto:office at scinterfaith.org>.



TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 7 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, January 11, 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>.



2.         Valyermo Dancers and St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  “Dancing the Hope In Front of Me,” Dance Workshop, Friday, January 14, through Monday, January 17

No matter how long the cold, bleak days of winter may continue, winter always turns to spring. This is the law of the universe and the law of life. As long as we hold on to hope, spring is sure to come. -- Dousaka Ikeda

Come to the Abbey for this mid-winter workshop to pulse, breathe and rhythmically move one another into the hope in front of us, into the sacred encounter with the dream God calls us to be.  Dancers, musicians, artists, liturgists, and poets of faith are called together this weekend to translate hope into art and prayer reflective of God's creative presence in all of humankind.  Cost is $385 per person for single occupancy.. Please note that all participants must show proof of full vaccination.  Please see the flyer at:

http://hstrial-valyermodancers.homestead.com/MidWinter_Dance_Workshop_2022.pdf

For registration, please access:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/mid-winter-dance-workshop-dancing-the-hope-in-front-of-me-2138825425



3.         Office of Diaconate Formation:  Virtual Information Day, Sunday, January 16

The Office of Diaconate Formation invites all men interested in the permanent diaconate to a Virtual Information Day.  It will be held on Sunday, January 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There will be presentations in English and Spanish.  Those interested are asked to register with Dn. Melecio Zamora at:

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



4.         Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Community Outreach 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 January

All are welcome to attend.  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:

English:  Wednesday, January 19, at 7:00 p.m., OR Saturday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m.

Spanish:  Thursday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m., OR Saturday, January 22, at 1:00 p.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:

Spirituality Series 2022 - Resentments: Columns 3 & 4
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom (PST)
Step Four: Moral Inventory RESENTMENT ~ 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, 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/resentments-columns-3-4/>


Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Traditions: One, Two and Three
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00am to Noon  Via Zoom (PST)
The topic of this workshop will be Traditions One, Two and Three. 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 www.herbk.com<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   OR All 12 Workshops for $100 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-one-two-and-three/>


Spirituality Series 2022
Forgiveness: A Process “Nuts & Bolts”
Fred Luskin, PhD & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, February 12, 2022  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/>


5-Day Silent, Directed Retreat
6:00pm Sunday, March 20 to 1:30pm Friday, March 25, 2021
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/>



6.         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.



Important Information and Continuing Events:


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

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

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

Cost is $35.  Register online or call (818) 771-1361.
Please bring sack lunch or drive to nearby restaurants.
Online registration is available at:

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



8.         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. January 8th - The Courier (2021); February 12th - 15:17 to Paris (2018); March 12th - Force Majeure (2014).  Watch the film prior to the gathering by Zoom. $10 a movie night. Register just one month ahead at:

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



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

Interested in doing service overseas? Lay Mission-Helpers is hosting a Virtual Information Day on Wednesday, January 12, 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.



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

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

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



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

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS | PROGRAMAS CERTIFICADOS

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING COURSES | PRÓXIMOS CURSOS

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS | PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS

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

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

TRAVEL | VIAJE

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

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

CONACT US | CONTÁCTENOS

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


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

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

https://laretreatcenters.com/



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



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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



13.       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:

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

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

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


Ongoing Programs Via Zoom:

Centering Prayer Group 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



14.       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, 7-8pm, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, Good Friday- 7:30pm

-Holy Thursday Paschal Meal: April 14-6pm

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

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





ONE DAY RETREATS (Saturdays)

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

January 15       9am-12noon                New Year Silent Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





EXTENDED RETREATS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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>



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

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


16.       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>



17.       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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