[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - May 27, 2022

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ACC Newsbriefs - May 27, 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.       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, Thursday, June 9; and Tuesday, June 14


  3.       American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach:  "The Whole Language:  The Power of Extravagant Tenderness" with Fr. Greg Boyle, Saturday, July 9



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  4.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Memorial Day Masses on Monday, May 30


  5.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of Upcoming Events


  6.       Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino:  Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, June 4


  7.       Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  "Encountering Your True Self with the Desert Mystics-Part 2:  The Desert Mothers," Saturday, June 4


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

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


10.       Mount Saint Mary's University:  Spiritual Direction Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications


11.       Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  Art of Spiritual Direction


12.       World Youth Day U.S.A. and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:  Auditions Now Open for World Youth Day U.S.A. Choir


13.       Los Angeles Retreat Center Community:  Event Calendar Available


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


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


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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 these new events:


THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 10 AM

OXFORD INTERFAITH FORUM

Philosophy in Interfaith Contexts



Please join the Oxford Interfaith Forum's International Interfaith Reading Group on Philosophy in Interfaith Contexts for its next online session entitled "Moral and Spiritual Courage - A Muslim Perspective" on Thursday, June 2 at 10 am PDT.



Professor Abdullah Antepli, Associate Professor of the Practice of Interfaith Relations at Duke Divinity School, NC, will lead the session.



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

www.oxfordinterfaithforum.org/programs/thematic-international-interfaith-reading-groups/philosophy-in-interfaith-contexts/moral-and-spiritual-courage-a-muslim-perspective/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxfordinterfaithforum.org%2Fprograms%2Fthematic-international-interfaith-reading-groups%2Fphilosophy-in-interfaith-contexts%2Fmoral-and-spiritual-courage-a-muslim-perspective%2F&data=05%7C01%7CEeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C4de485b1554b44d1041e08da3d9a6760%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637890030639942484%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=PyKmUrmiDYJCotb%2Bl4JEGjJ17L4xgyavn6pMR6b4DIY%3D&reserved=0>



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





FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 7:00 PM

ORTHODOX & CATHOLICS TOGETHER, ORANGE COUNTY

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity (IN PERSON)



Please join Orthodox & Catholics Together, Orange County (OCTOC) for its 15th Annual Roman & Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Christian Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity on Friday, June 3 at 7 pm at Saint Mary & Saint Verena Coptic Orthodox Church, 5401 Fairmont Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886.



Featured speaker is Sister Dr. Vassa Larin. A reception will follow the service.



This event is free and no registration is required. For more information, please visit

www.facebook.com/events/718332242747679/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fevents%2F718332242747679%2F&data=05%7C01%7CEeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C4de485b1554b44d1041e08da3d9a6760%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637890030639942484%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=cLdSA%2Fo0R4DHqzOn5bDUV8PFwhQyUqEMeW%2BOCaVfjB8%3D&reserved=0>



For questions, please contact Irma Contreras at irmacon777 at gmail.com<mailto:irmacon777 at gmail.com>.




2.         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, Thursday, June 9; and Tuesday, June 14

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, all are welcome to this seminar.  It will be offered as follows:

Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. in English
Tuesday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m. in English.

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.



3.         American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach:  "The Whole Language:  The Power of Extravagant Tenderness" with Fr. Greg Boyle, Saturday, July 9



American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach is hosting Fr. Greg Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, on Saturday, July 9.  Fr. Boyle will preside at the parish's 5:00 p.m. Mass.  Following that, there will be a pizza dinner, and then Father's presentation will be at 6:45 p.m.  He will speak on "The Whole Language:  The Power of Extravagant Tenderness."  All are welcome.  Those who would like the pizza dinner are asked to register at:

http://www.AmericanMartyrs.org



For more information, please contact the parish office at 310-545-5651.



Important Information and Continuing Events:


4.         Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Memorial Day Masses on Monday, May 30
Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries is holding in-person Memorial Day Masses at all 11 Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries locations.  They will be held on Monday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m.  Archbishop José H. Gomez will be the principal celebrant at the Mass at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills; that Mass will be livestreamed.  Also available online at:

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

or facebook.com/lacatholics.

A complete listing of presiders can be found at:

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



5.         Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Calendar of Upcoming Events

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

MONDAY, MAY 30, 9 AM
OXFORD INTERFAITH FORUM
Eastern Christianity in Interfaith Contexts

Please join the Oxford Interfaith Forum's International Interfaith Reading Group on Eastern Christianity in Interfaith Contexts for its next online session entitled "Alexander Schmemann on Theotokos vis-à-vis Kali a Hindu Mother Goddess" on Monday, May 30 at 9 am PDT.

Dr. Christine Mangala Frost, Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge, UK, will lead the session.

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

www.oxfordinterfaithforum.org/programs/thematic-international-interfaith-reading-groups/eastern-christianity-in-interfaith-contexts/alexander-schmemann-on-theotokos-vis-a-vis-kali-a-hindu-mother-goddess/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxfordinterfaithforum.org%2Fprograms%2Fthematic-international-interfaith-reading-groups%2Feastern-christianity-in-interfaith-contexts%2Falexander-schmemann-on-theotokos-vis-a-vis-kali-a-hindu-mother-goddess%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7Cb954850e2a5a4731fb7108da3818cc36%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637883976416359206%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=glQ8D7ubgQuwJpJee9XZ%2FiGzMwTKwkqkPSGZzHec%2Fbo%3D&reserved=0>



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



6.         Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino:  Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, June 4

Our Lady of Grace Church in Encino is sponsoring a free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  It is open to anyone interested in becoming a U.S. citizen.  People will help participants with their applications and teach them what they need to know to pass the citizenship test.  All of these services are free.  Please call for questions or an appointment at 818-342-4686 or at 213-700-9363.



7.         Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  "Encountering Your True Self with the Desert Mystics-Part 2:  The Desert Mothers," Saturday, June 4

The Center for Spiritual Development invites all to the following event:

The workshop, "Encountering Your True Self with the Desert Mystics - Part 2: The Desert Mothers," will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, either in-person or on Zoom.  Rev. Brad Karelius will lead the workshop.  Cost is $20.  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/3Fev4W4<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3Fev4W4&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=e1PlXN7ttakmdsEfetGgPP%2FmyLz74yirAiUAtTu5UPU%3D&reserved=0>



8.         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:

Engaged Couples:
June 4, 11, 18, 25

Convalidation Couples:
June 18


Spanish:

Mayo 28
Junio 4, 11-12, 26
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>



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

UPCOMING EVENTS | PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS

Sesión de información: Mantener el Camino
1 de junio en línea
Mantener el Camino es un programa de mentoring diseñado para acompañarlos en su jornada hacia la meta de obtener una carrera académica en un colegio comunitario, y después logrando transferirse a una universidad.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/mantener-el-camino-info-session<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcal.lmu.edu%2Fevent%2Fmantener-el-camino-info-session&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808758288%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=slIKZuhgcn7q6OdY%2BEJUV2VznARSdcI219SS38qqhoM%3D&reserved=0>

Retreat: "Experiencing Pentecost in Our Daily Lives: A Time for Prayer and Reflection for Alumni and Friends"
June 5 at LMU
Join us for morning Mass followed by a time to reflect on the presence and action of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives.  A simple lunch will be provided.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/alumni-retreat-2022<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcal.lmu.edu%2Fevent%2Falumni-retreat-2022&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808758288%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=46T%2Be6fDLtC5Lg8zP063RWTGHMhah9D8SbBTwBppgh8%3D&reserved=0>

Open House
June 15 Online
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/openhouse/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcrs.lmu.edu%2Fprograms%2Fopenhouse%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808758288%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=tkXNmKUUVM%2F0X3HOR8FbyIaTZYJO56DrkCiUi%2FOw34U%3D&reserved=0>

Sesión informativa
15 de junio en línea
Info: https://crs.lmu.edu/espanol/programas/informativas/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcrs.lmu.edu%2Fespanol%2Fprogramas%2Finformativas%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808914495%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FZATSSlDdJEoQos1a80wPNVDXRu1we%2BbZwX%2FvJG665c%3D&reserved=0>

Retreat: "The Dark Night of the Soul" with Dr. James Finley
June 18 at LMU
In this morning gathering, Dr. Finley will invite us to join him in a poetic, experiential exploration of the dark night as a path to divine union.
Info: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/finley-retreat<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcal.lmu.edu%2Fevent%2Ffinley-retreat&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808914495%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=aSTVka188MP65PL%2BDdzI6eladoFn3jUuHVm02zt8lio%3D&reserved=0>

Course: Gender in the Bible
Begins June 27 at LMU
This summer theology course will look at gender as it is discussed and understood in the Bible.
Info: https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmucrs/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=7980<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fregistration.xenegrade.com%2Flmucrs%2FcourseDisplay.cfm%3FschID%3D7980&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808914495%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=oLtILhhZhxIWDUi2J%2FsPvu%2BSKXkc2Vrbh%2BFlbH%2BZcpY%3D&reserved=0>

Course: Pastoral Liturgy
Begins June 28 at LMU
This summer theology course examines the role of liturgy in the lives of Christians and their communities, exploring the tensions between liturgical norms and liturgy as practiced and experienced.
Info: https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmucrs/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=7979<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fregistration.xenegrade.com%2Flmucrs%2FcourseDisplay.cfm%3FschID%3D7979&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808914495%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=HGiqe%2FZq2%2FO%2FZzLfcVDNkqEP%2B%2FZzwStLiKJmgM38Bdo%3D&reserved=0>

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS | PROGRAMAS CERTIFICADOS

Coming in Fall 2022: https://crs.lmu.edu/recongress/programs/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcrs.lmu.edu%2Frecongress%2Fprograms%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808914495%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=f%2B5QPgQKy8M9733atLATXQeB1IPZwo2sWvFARblGuJw%3D&reserved=0>

Próximamente en otoño de 2022: https://crs.lmu.edu/recongress/programas/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcrs.lmu.edu%2Frecongress%2Fprogramas%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C2b2e65409aa449bfd91d08da391f0f61%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637885102808914495%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=tE%2BT%2F6764h9FXekdtfCW5R0namyY4l31ABDPvbtRNEo%3D&reserved=0>

CONACT US | CONTÁCTENOS

Phone: (310) 338-2799
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10.       Mount Saint Mary's University:  Spiritual Direction Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications

The Religious Studies<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.msmu.edu%2Frst&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=aLkb%2FUp3ngjSuSk%2FOXQh0nQjdxCzXTgd1damWfhkD9Q%3D&reserved=0> program at Mount Saint Mary's University, in collaboration with the C.S.J. Institute and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (Los Angeles Province), is offering a three-year certificate program in Spiritual Direction<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.msmu.edu%2Fgraduate-programs%2Freligious-studies%2Fspiritual-direction-certificate%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2F7%2Fc3etEXpm96e%2B2YktbO2IlTDetXJ6pBK5G%2F8ASF44%3D&reserved=0>. Year I focuses on Foundations in Spiritual Direction. Year II focuses on Theory and Practice of Spiritual Direction.  Year III focuses on Integration and Practicum. The program is also now available to both graduate and undergraduate students and can be completed in-person or online.  For more information, please contact Ms. Meghan Nevarez at 213-477-2676 or:

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


11.       Center for Spiritual Development in Orange:  Art of Spiritual Direction

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

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

To register:  https://www.thecsd.org/services/art-of-spiritual-direction/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thecsd.org%2Fservices%2Fart-of-spiritual-direction%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=S5aJz%2BxW2CPJLvZyy62tW2Hsf2X3eWigCdMpuZ1Cil8%3D&reserved=0>

Registration is through the above link; however, for your information, Loyola Marymount University's link to this program is:

https://crs.lmu.edu/programs/asd/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcrs.lmu.edu%2Fprograms%2Fasd%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=mMRil0D7eAqkdVgaPb5%2Fp%2BYJa5ilm%2FSvg5wJYQnZgDI%3D&reserved=0>


12.       World Youth Day U.S.A. and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:  Auditions Now Open for World Youth Day U.S.A. Choir

World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from August 1 through 6, 2023.  Auditions are now being accepted for the World Youth Day U.S.A. Choir.  They are open to people ages 18 through 35, and also to youth under 18 who will need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone.  Cost to audition is $25.  Cost for the World Youth Day transportation, meals, and lodging is estimated to be $3,800 to $4,000 per person, and is the responsibility of the participants.  Limited financial help available.  Information about the audition process is available at:

http://www.usawydchoir.com<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usawydchoir.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=H6A2jvByurYVsgaX5CItzOhaCHL2rg%2FAAWutAgMzS4k%3D&reserved=0>

Please direct questions to:

info at jubilate.me<mailto:info at jubilate.me>



13.       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/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flaretreatcenters.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=qeT65avuy%2FgqurP1KoP6lapxEavZHrw4XxmmDKVAmDE%3D&reserved=0>

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<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hsrcenter.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=LUcEDpqeXdM4CRg3xpGcxmziZM3Ah6kpn%2BWEbLoyzUE%3D&reserved=0>

* Mary and Joseph Retreat Center (Rancho Palos Verdes) https://maryjoseph.org<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=aWm1gPhKVOh246aJDsG3ABKtU3rXz8AViBSUTK1znek%3D&reserved=0>

* Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center (Sierra Madre) https://materdolorosa.org<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaterdolorosa.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=i%2BZqB02aN1Rm7YzoaEbG%2FtHJSsfajN5ZSVXVtMqw90s%3D&reserved=0>

* Sacred Heart Retreat Center (Alhambra) https://sacredheartretreathouse.com<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsacredheartretreathouse.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=u30eVMpgIyxYcJF9cg4SUoxZ4Taz5rXr%2B2r9YLKsjHw%3D&reserved=0>

* Serra Retreat (Malibu) https://serraretreat.com<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fserraretreat.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=RIKmavCBcPCrYGmznptMXIvXVFQovzbQxYt8k3X8FOk%3D&reserved=0>

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

rramirez at materdolorosa.org<mailto:rramirez at materdolorosa.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<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hsrcenter.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=3NJUt%2FVirtQP14gRdbNewPU0VkGmf13faBIac5zKxhA%3D&reserved=0>

SERIES & ONGOING PROGRAMS

-Online Group Supervision for Spiritual Directors: Ongoing, meets monthly

-International Thomas Merton Society Chapter Meetings: Third Sundays, 2-4pm

-Women at the Well: Second Tuesdays, 10am-12noon

-Virtual Centering Prayer: Thursdays on Zoom, 10am -12noon or 7-8pm

-Labyrinth Walks:  June 21, 7-9pm



ONE DAY RETREATS (Saturdays)

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

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.       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<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.maryjoseph.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=IqO%2Bi5oc78QEtawscHxMhoHBuPJhwFT6dkKvex70JDc%3D&reserved=0>

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

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

They are also sponsoring the following events:

Spirituality & Nature: Finding God in the Awe of Nature with Mark Mitchell LMFT, Psychotherapist, adjunct faculty at LMU & CSUDH.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:00am to Noon
Retreatants will experience a deeper connection with nature, God, themselves, and leave with a plan of action for creating more Joy with nature in this workshop. They will achieve this through a series of nature experiences, mindfulness, prayer, journaling, sharing, & the discovery of what kind of "bird" they might be. This workshop is meant for anyone interested in improving their relationship with nature & God and interested in helping migrate the effects of climate change. Participants should be able to walk or move for up to 10 minutes in various periods in the natural environment. Mark Mitchell LMFT is a psychotherapist, a certified National Geographic Educator, a former wilderness survival instructor, and an amateur gardener. In addition, he teaches in the addiction studies program at Loyola Marymount University & at CSUDH. He also provides workshops & trainings for various groups & businesses on worker wellness, post traumatic growth, and nature as a resource & responsibility.
Cost: $40 per person
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Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Traditions: Conclusion and Experience with Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:00am to Noon Via Zoom US Pacific Time
The topic of this last workshop will be Conclusion and Experience. The 12 Traditions, approved in 1950, established Principles for behavior within each group as well as between all groups. Many individuals have found these guidelines useful in their personal lives and relationships with others. This series will continue monthly January through June, 2022.
Herb K's journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 38 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. More information at http://www.herbk.com<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.herbk.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=4aatrkjgUIAWK0mnnglKfi6TGSrQX%2FvB05EdaaXnWqo%3D&reserved=0>  For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>. Please note these workshops will be video recorded on Zoom. This 12 Step Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Suggested Donation: $10   Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Fpath-to-personal-freedom-12-traditions-conclusion-and-experience%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=e6qHXAcgcVD1slYLWsiXxJnJoH3ByjYSMyA%2BK5f8m28%3D&reserved=0>

Spirituality Series 2022: Forgiveness Part 3: Forgiveness: A Process "Nuts & Bolts" a Continuation... with Fred Luskin, PhD & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, June 11, 2022  10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom US Pacific Time
Beginning with a review of previous sessions so anyone can attend, this workshop will teach the steps to FORGIVENESS as determined by the Stanford Forgiveness Projects. Lecture and guided practice will be offered. Bill Wilson (cofounder of AA) discusses forgiveness - he calls it "letting go of resentment". It's not done to please others, but in the interest of freedom - theirs and ours. A life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. Learn about the process of forgiveness ~ 1. what it is and what it is not, how to forgive them and ourselves. Workshop will focus on positive intention, unenforceable rules, and decision & action as tools for the forgiveness process.
Fred Luskin, PhD, is the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University, and a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Greater Good Science Center. He is the author of "Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness" and also "Stress Free for Good: Ten Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness", with Kenneth Pelletier, PhD. Learn more at www.learningtoforgive.com<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.learningtoforgive.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=9QiLe5MIRXW7lfnmScHN0n3GWmuzqXsJKCqnWbeRm6o%3D&reserved=0>
Herb K's journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship since 1984 and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening.  For registration questions, call José at (310) 377-4867 ext 250 or email him at jsalas at maryjoseph.org<mailto:jsalas at maryjoseph.org>  For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>
Donation: $25  Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website and online registration<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Fspirituality-series-2022-forgiveness-a-process-nuts-bolts-a-continuation%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=0DX36IlkxhYYDamgFhkAjTzQ3nwv7qt464A0XAa%2BNak%3D&reserved=0>


Spirituality Series 2022: LIVE... Wide AWAKE ~ Die... Sleep Walking: Secrets for OPTIMAL LIVING with Allen Berger, PhD & Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Guide
Saturday, June 18, 2022  10:00am to 1:00pm  Via Zoom US Pacific Time
PURPOSE: The Twelve Step process is a solution not only to addiction but for resolving the human malady of "unmanageability". Carl Jung suggested "The Spirit is the antidote to spirits." Bill Wilson states in the Big Book "...our way of living has its advantages for All." Attendees ~ will experience the process for radical personal change in the way they think, feel and behave; will identify sources of serial suffering and chronic unhappiness; will learn about resources and tools for healing and a life that flourishes; will practice the skills and actions which establish and foster a sense of well-being and joy. Who should attend? ALL who are interested in improving the QUALITY of their life; especially those in any 12 Step Fellowship.
Honestly ask yourself: Are you experiencing serial suffering? Are you 'restless, irritable and discontent'? Unhappy? Do you find yourself repeating certain self-defeating patterns?
The workshop will discuss achieving & sustaining emotional balance and spiritual vitality. The path of improving consciousness and enlarging compassion produces optimal living. "We keep our heads in the clouds and our feet firmly planted on the earth" (BB page 130). Happiness is not a product: it is a by-product! Human beings have an intrinsic need to have meaning through connecting to a value larger than themselves. Human beings create a life of purpose through the actions of helping others. This is now not just common sense, historical experience, good philosophy, or eloquent poetry. It is confirmed by the hard evidence of the science of HAPPINESS. When we have a meaningful connection beyond ourselves and live a life of contribution - we find personal happiness and a life of purpose. We will discuss our experience of sustaining emotional balance, and spiritual maturity, especially through "Our Way of Life" - Steps 10,11 & 12. Dr. Allen Berger is a Clinical Psychologist and is 50 years clean & sober. Dr. Berger will discuss mental health concepts like emotional dependency, self-esteem, interdependence & manifesting our true self. abphd.com. Herb K's journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 38 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of 3 books on spiritual awakening. herbk.com. The Spirituality Series is a Fundraiser for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center.  For registration questions, call José at (310) 377-4867 ext 250 or email him at jsalas at maryjoseph.org<mailto:jsalas at maryjoseph.org>  For questions on content, email Rainey S at rainey.herbk at gmail.com<mailto:rainey.herbk at gmail.com>
Donation: $25  Zoom information and links will be emailed to you a few days before each event.
Event page on website and online registration<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaryjoseph.org%2Fevent%2Flive-wide-awake-die-sleep-walking-secrets-for-optimal-living%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044430969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2BSoQoxtGwqvI75MQ8mwSQpk%2FE4zp5Egv3ldgWvov1dU%3D&reserved=0>

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<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fherbk.com%2Fcenteringprayer%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044587181%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Qw2GAmyCbpoRWxyahzBkmrMmwsqJaoygHyI3DxvW%2FFI%3D&reserved=0>  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<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.maryjoseph.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Ceeobrien%40la-archdiocese.org%7C67690fe899b6470dbb4408da34f240f0%7Ca90c3e256ce644bca7ca47ee2af06f3f%7C0%7C0%7C637880513044587181%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=UffaMb1ylcjwQISJHJaEisVGVi2JAhUdN38DZMq5WfA%3D&reserved=0>, 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

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