[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - July 4, 2014

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ACC Newsbriefs - July 4, 2014


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.la-archdiocese.org


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New This Week:


  1.       Office of Family Life:  Cathedral Event for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Saturday, July 26, in Los Angeles



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  2.       Office of Religious Education:  Early Childhood Faith Formation Classes, Saturdays in July in Baldwin Park


  3.       St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in Redondo Beach; and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles:  Household Goods Donation Drive, Saturday, July 19


  4.       Diaconate Formation Office:  Informational Meeting for Men Interested in the Permanent Diaconate, Sunday, July 20, in Los Angeles


  5.       Mount St. Mary's College:  Ecclesia Workshop on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Saturday, July 26


  6.       Habitat for Humanity:  "Catholic Build" Starts this Summer in Lynwood


  7.       St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fillmore:  Image of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17


  8.       St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 25, through Saturday, August 30


  9.       Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Events through August


10.       Spirituality Center in Los Angeles:  Now Accepting Applicants to the Spiritual Direction Training Program for September


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New This Week:


1.         Office of Family Life:  Cathedral Event for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Saturday, July 26, in Los Angeles

The Separated, Divorced, and Widowed Ministry of the Office of Family Life is sponsoring an event at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  It will include Mass, a tour of the Cathedral, lunch, and a workshop.  Fr. Patrick Hill will lead the day.  The workshop, "Lord, How Can I Know the Way?" is aimed at exploring the struggles people have in discerning whether the path they are following is directed by God or directed by themselves.  Cost for the day is $25 per person, with registrations required by Monday, July 21.  For more information, including registration, please contact Ms. Julie Monell Auzenne at (213) 637-7249 or at:

mailto:jmonell at la-archdiocese.org



Important Information and Continuing Events:


2.         Office of Religious Education:  Early Childhood Faith Formation Classes, Saturdays in July in Baldwin Park

The Early Childhood Faith Formation division of the Office of Religious Education is having a series of classes for catechists who want to teach religious education to young children.  The Early Childhood Faith Formation classes will be held on Saturdays, July 12, 19, and 26, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Church in Baldwin Park.  Cost for the entire three-class series is $55 which includes:  Formation notebook and handouts, crafts, and morning and afternoon hospitality.  Please note that it does not include lunches on these three days.  For more information, please contact Ms. Jan C. Pedroza, Early Childhood Faith Formation Consultant at:

mailto:jcpedroza at la-archdiocese.org



3.         St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in Redondo Beach; and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles:  Household Goods Donation Drive, Saturday, July 19

St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in Redondo Beach is conducting a Household Goods Donation Drive on Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Donated materials will be taken to a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles ReStore to be sold to the general public. Funds generated from the sale of these items will directly help support Habitat for Humanity's mission to provide decent, sustainable, and affordable housing for people in need.  (Please see information on Habitat for Humanity's "Catholic Build" in item #6 below.)

Items accepted include:
Air Conditioning and Heating Units (must be under 6 years old)
Major and Small Appliances (8 years old or less, no dishwashers)
Cabinets (with backs)
Sinks
Flooring (minimum 20 sq. ft.)
Interior and Exterior Doors (raised panel)
Furniture (no major stains, wear, tears)
Hardware
Tile (minimum 20 sq. ft.)
Trim and Moulding
Windows (dual pane only)
New Plumbing and Piping
Lighting
Home Décor
Televisions
Lumber (over 6 ft.)
Exercise Equipment

For more information, please contact Ms. Virginia Dargen at St. Lawrence Martyr Parish at (310) 540-0329 x250; or at:

mailto:Virginia.Dargen at stlm.org



4.         Diaconate Formation Office:  Informational Meeting for Men Interested in the Permanent Diaconate, Sunday, July 20, in Los Angeles

The Diaconate Formation Office will be hosting an informational meeting for all men who are interested in finding out more about becoming a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Members of the Archdiocesan Diaconate Formation Office will be present to explain the role of the deacon in the Church, to explain the Diaconate Formation Program, and to answer any questions that participants might have.  Men must be between the ages of 30 and 60 years to enter the formation program.  It is important for men who are married to attend with their wives.  Their pastors are also welcome to attend.  The next information meeting will be held on Sunday, July 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Jerome Parish, located at 5550 Thornburn St., Los Angeles, CA  90045.  For further information, please contact Ms. Claudia A. Ortiz in the Diaconate Formation Office at (213) 637-7383 or at:

mailto: CAOrtiz at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:mailto:%20CAOrtiz at la-archdiocese.org>



5.         Mount St. Mary's College:  Ecclesia Workshop on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Saturday, July 26



On Saturday, July 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Ecclesia Program of Mount St. Mary's College will present, "An Introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)," a workshop by Fr. Ronald Oakham, O.Carm.  This workshop, designed especially for new R.C.I.A. directors and members of R.C.I.A. teams, provides an overview of the entire R.C.I.A. process, including its steps, stages and rituals.  This workshop will explore this process from the viewpoint of the ritual steps to see what the Church expects parish teams to do as they journey with newcomers to the Eucharistic Table.  Fr. Oakham is pastor of St. Cyril of Alexandria Parish in Tucson, Arizona.  For many years, he has been a leader in Initiation Ministry in the United States.  He has served with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate as the Director of Institutes, Team member, and Board Member, and was the Director for the Catechumenate of the Archdiocese of Newark.  The workshop will be held on the Mount's Doheny campus (near U.S.C.).  The cost is $25 per person for each workshop (or $20 per person for groups of five or more people registering together).  For more information, or to obtain the flyer or registration form, please access:

http://www.msmc.la.edu/PDFFiles/Campus%20Ministry/Ron%20Oakham_%20Intro%20to%20RCIA.pdf



or contact Ms. Gail Gresser, Director of Campus Ministry at:

mailto:ggresser at msmc.la.edu



or at (310) 954-4126.




6.         Habitat for Humanity:  "Catholic Build" Starts this Summer in Lynwood

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is sponsoring a "Catholic Build" starting in Summer 2014, with a planned ending in Spring 2015.  Parishes and individual parishioners are invited to contribute to the construction of a house in Lynwood with prayer, money, labor (recruiting workers or working on the house directly), or education about the need for affordable housing.  (See more information about Habitat for Humanity and its collaboration with Catholic parishes in item #3 above.)  For more information, please contact Chris Untiet at (424) 246-3622 or at:

mailto:chrisu at habitatla.org

Find more information on the website of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles at:

http://www.habitatla.org


7.         St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fillmore:  Image of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17

The image of Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos will visit Saint Francis of Assisi Parish (1048 West Ventura St., Fillmore, CA  93015) from Friday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m., until Sunday, August 17, at 3:00 p.m.  Activities will include:  6:00 p.m. Mass on Friday; candlelight processions on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; festival on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (departure of image at 3:00 p.m.).  If parishes would like to organize a bus pilgrimage, please contact Mr. Michael Lara at (805) 524-1306.  For more information and flyers, please access:

http://www.stfrancisfillmore.com





8.         St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 25, through Saturday, August 30

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish is hosting its fourth Iconography Workshop from Monday, August 25, through Saturday, August 30.  Monday through Friday, the classes will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; on Saturday, the class will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Instructor Nicholas Markell teaches Byzantine iconography using the ancient method of egg tempera painting and 24 kt. gold leafing.  This approach explores the technique as well as spiritual symbolism of the icon writing process.  This workshop experience will span six days in a reflective atmosphere of studio time and instruction.  Each participant will create an icon of St. John Paul II during the workshop.  The cost of the workshop is $495 and includes all materials, instruction, and lunches.  For more information or to register, please contact Mr. Kevin Kipper at (661) 645-1431 or at:

mailto:iconic at socal.rr.com

More information is also available on the parish's website at:

http://www.saintkateriparish.org/images/Workshop_Advertisement_Web2.jpg



9.         Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Events through August

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes is offering the following events:

"At the Table:  An Evening of Fine Wines and Elegant Cuisine."  Sunday, July 26.  Sponsored by the Mary and Joseph League.  Participants will have an elegant dining experience while learning about fine wines and how pairing them with foods makes both more enjoyable.  (Non-alcoholic options will be available).  "The Justin Ezzi Band" will perform for listening or dancing.  There will also be a silent auction, and raffles for various gifts.  Cost is $115 per person.  Schedule of the evening:
5:00 p.m.        Mass
6:00 p.m.        Hors d'oeuvres, Fine Wines and Silent Auction
6:45 p.m.        Dinner, Wine Pairings, and Raffle Drawing
Dancing to "The Justin Ezzi Band" throughout the evening
To register, please contact Ms. Irma Manley at (310) 377-4867 x234 or
mailto:imanley at maryjoseph.org
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-26%20ATT%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
http://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=9542

8-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat.  "Daring to Dream God's Dream:  Transforming Fear Into Joy."  From Sunday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m., to Sunday, August 10, at 1:30 p.m.  Directors:  Mr. Jack Gonsalves, LIS Associate; Sr. Barbra Ostheimer, S.N.D.; Fr. Bob Stephan, S.J.; Sr. Teresa Groth, D.M.J. (English and Spanish); Fr. Charles Jackson, S.J.; Dr. Tammy Ichinotsubo-Ezzi, Ph.D.; Sr. Jeanne Fallon, C.S.J.  The Center's annual silent, Guided Directed Retreat is a time for a personal, intimate encounter with God and to welcome the possibility of that encounter with God transforming one's fear into joy.  Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the retreat allows space to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit.  The schedule includes a conference each morning, individual direction, celebration of daily Eucharist, optional evening events, and ample time for prayer and rest.  Cost: per person/shared room $755 ($725 if paid in full before July 11); single room $840 ($810 if paid in full before July 11).
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-3%208%20Day%20GDR%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
http://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=9527

"Introduction to Byzantine Iconography:  A Studio Art Retreat" with Fr. Michael K. Courey, D.Min., of St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church.  From Sunday, August 17, at 3:00 p.m., to Thursday, August 21, at 3:00 p.m.  Students will learn to prepare a wood panel, apply canvas, gesso, transfer their drawing, apply gold leaf and learn the Byzantine style and technique of layering colors using modern methods and materials.  No previous experience is required, just a love for learning.  Fr. Michael is an experienced artist/iconographer and studio art teacher with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art.  He will also be presenting at the J. Paul Getty Museum in June 2014.  Space limited due to personal instruction time.  Cost includes retreat instruction, lodging, and meals. (Materials list provided upon registration, and items need to be purchased at extra cost.)  Cost: per person/shared room $810 ($760 if paid in full before July 25); single room $935 ($885 if paid before July 25).  Commuter cost (includes meals, but not overnight stay): $675 ($625 if paid before July 25).
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-17%20Icons%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
http://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=8962

For more information about any of these events, please contact the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center at (310) 377-4867 or access:

http://www.maryjoseph.org



10.       Spirituality Center in Los Angeles:  Now Accepting Applicants to the Spiritual Direction Training Program for September



The Spirituality Center of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, located on the Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary's College, is in 31st year of training and supervising persons discerning the ministry of spiritual direction.  The Center is now accepting applications for its three-year spiritual direction training program, which begins in September 2014.  This program has evening classes and costs between $825 and $900 for each of its three years or phases.  It is also open to those who want to learn more about the tradition of spiritual direction in the Church.  For more information about the training program, please access:

http://www.la-spiritualitycenter.org

The director, Sr. Patricia Beirne, R.S.M., is also available at:

mailto:pbeirne90007 at aol.com




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