[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - January 28, 2022

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ACC Newsbriefs – January 28, 2022

Welcome to ACC Newsbriefs from the Archdiocesan Catholic Center (ACC) in Los Angeles. This weekly update (issued each Friday) brings news about the latest ministries, resources, events, workshops, etc. of the ACC departments and other entities. For more general information, please check the Archdiocesan website at:

http://www.lacatholics.org


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New This Week:


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


  2.       Knights of Columbus Council 1990:  Super Bowl 2022 Dinner-to-go Fundraiser to Support Seminarians, Sunday, February 13


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


13.       California Laudato Si Accepting New Participants


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New This Week:


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

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


MONDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 10 AM
OXFORD INTERFAITH FORUM
Philosophy in Interfaith Contexts

Please join the Oxford Interfaith Forum as Professor James Orr (University of Cambridge) inaugurates the International Interfaith Reading Group on Philosophy in Interfaith Contexts on Monday, January 31 at 10 am PST.

The topic for the first session will be Human Equality and Abrahamic Monotheism. Q & A to follow the presentation.



To register for this free webinar, please visit:

us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvd-6vpjIqHtSG7kkyBbZFCtZMJuHPzsEj<http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvd-6vpjIqHtSG7kkyBbZFCtZMJuHPzsEj>



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



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 3 PM
WASHINGTON THEOLOGICAL CONSORTIUM
Figel Virtual Event for Ecumenism

Please join the Washington Theological Consortium for its 14th Annual Figel Event for Ecumenism on Thursday, February 3 at 3 pm PST.

The event will include an Ecumenical Prayer Service, presentation of the Ecumenism Award, and the Figel Address by award recipient Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Senior Associate for Pan African and Orthodox Faith Engagement at Bread for the World. Dr. Walker-Smith will be speaking on the contradictions in the current vision of Unity in the Ecumenical movement from the perspective of African churches and ecclesial communities.

For more information and to register for this free online event, please visit:
washtheocon.org/wtc_events/figel-event-for-ecumenism-february-3-2022/<http://washtheocon.org/wtc_events/figel-event-for-ecumenism-february-3-2022/>

For questions, please contact wtc at washtheocon.org<mailto:wtc at washtheocon.org>.


2.         Knights of Columbus Council 1990:  Super Bowl 2022 Dinner-to-go Fundraiser to Support Seminarians, Sunday, February 13

The Knights of Columbus Council 1990, with its hall located at 214 Ave. I, Redondo Beach  90277, is hosting a Super Bowl 2022 fundraiser to support Archdiocesan seminarians.  They are offering a tri-tip to-go meal, along with side orders.  Orders will be taken through Monday, February 7.  All orders will be distributed on Sunday, February 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at their hall.  Home delivery is also available for an additional charge between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for locations that are within three miles of any of these churches:  St. James Church in Redondo Beach; St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes; and St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach.  The order form is available at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJBPH3vrcDj53vGAg1NJXfUXK9RW4_gTlWYNbHDmqpIJ869Q/viewform

After submitting the order form please complete your order by paying via PayPal here:

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=CCSDEYRUUEKXQ

Call (214) 729-8582 if you have any questions completing this form.



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

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

An Online Book Study Series: Learning to Walk in the Dark – by Barbara Brown Taylor – Wednesdays February 2, 9, 16 and 23
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, PST, via Zoom
Fee: $ 50 for the entire series
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/3H762Z9


Encountering your True Self with the Desert Mystics – Part 1: The Desert Fathers – Sat. February 5
10 am – 12 pm, PST, via Zoom
Fee: $ 20
Rev. Brad Karelius
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/34dIp2w


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:

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

Galilee Centre in Ontario, Canada, is a retreat ministry of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  They are sponsoring an upcoming retreat online.  There is no in-person option.  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 U.S. dollars) is $80 per person.  For more information, including registration, please access:

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



5.         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>


6.         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:

January 30
February 6, 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:

Enero 31
Febrero 6, 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>



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

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS | PROGRAMAS CERTIFICADOS

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/

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 COURSES | PRÓXIMOS CURSOS

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

2022 CSJ Center Symposium: “Faces of Justice: Transforming Thought, Transforming Action”
Online sessions January 31-February 3
We invite you to join us for our annual symposium highlighting the work of the LMU community and beyond with justice as the fundamental theme.
Info: https://academics.lmu.edu/csjcenter/symposium2022

"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



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

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

https://laretreatcenters.com/



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



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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Bring Your Own Group on Retreat in 2022.  Mary and Joseph Retreat Center is now taking reservations to host groups.  Call to reserve their facilities and customize retreat time to fit your needs.  The Center are following local directives for health and safety, and numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.  The Center has availability for groups to hold both day and overnight retreats.  Please call to find out more about their new guidelines and reserve a time for your retreat.  For information and reservations, contact Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed, at 310.377.4867, x258 or at:

sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org<mailto:sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org>

They are also sponsoring the following events:

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/>

Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Traditions: One, Two and Three
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, February 5.  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.  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/>

Valentine’s Celebration Dinner and Couples Retreat
Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Coordinator of Spiritual Formation, LA Archdiocese
Saturday, February 12.  5:00 to 8:30pm
“What’s Next for Your Marriage?  Come and renew your vows, listen and share in the Eucharist, enjoy a candlelight dinner, and reconnect with God as a couple. Bring your shared story of the challenges and surprises of your journey together. Bring a picture of your wedding to share.  Fr. Jim is the Coordinator of Spiritual Formation for the Diaconate Formation Office, LA Archdiocese; Associate Spiritual Director at the House of Prayer for Priests; and Senior lecturer at LMU. Fr. Jim Clarke is an author and retreat master having given retreats and workshops for over 40 years. With background in the fields of spirituality, adult education, ritual, counseling and depth psychology, Fr. Jim is a knowledgeable and inspiring retreat leader.
Cost Per Couple: $120.  Reservations are required.
Event page on website<https://maryjoseph.org/event/valentine-couples-dinner-celebration/>

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Sunday, March 13, 2022
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, 2022   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



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

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

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)

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

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>


11.       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.



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

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



13.       California Laudato Si Accepting New Participants

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

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



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