[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - July 25, 2014

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ACC Newsbriefs - July 25, 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.       State and National Bishops' Conferences and Catholic Relief Services:  Urging People to Contact Congress Regarding Unaccompanied Children at United States-Mexico Border


  2.       San Pedro Pastoral Region's Social Justice Committee:  "A Call to Transform our Hearts and the World," Workshop with Mr. Jack Jezreel, Sunday, August 10, in Long Beach


  3.       Mount St. Mary's College:  Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations Certification Available, September 2014 through May 2015, in Los Angeles


  4.       San Pedro Pastoral Region:  Training for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Teams, Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, in Downey


  5.       H.I.V./AIDS Ministry:  Participation in AIDS Walk Los Angeles, Sunday, October 12, in Los Angeles




Important Information and Continuing Events:


  6.       Right to Life League of Southern California:  Training on Reversing Effects of Abortion Pill, Friday, August 8, in La Cañada Flintridge


  7.       Mount St. Mary's College:  Ecclesia Program Workshops in August



  8.       Trusts and Estates Department and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels:  Estate Planning Workshop in Spanish, Sunday, August 10, in Los Angeles


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


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


11.       St. Andrew's Abbey in Valyermo:  Workshop Retreats Offered in August


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


13.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Ecumenical Conference, Friday, September 26, through Sunday, September 28, in Burbank


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

15.       Retrouvaille Program for Troubled Marriages:  Friday, October 10, through Sunday, October 12, in the San Fernando Valley


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New This Week:

1.         State and National Bishops' Conferences and Catholic Relief Services:  Urging People to Contact Congress Regarding Unaccompanied Children at United States-Mexico Border

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (U.S.C.C.B.) and Catholic Relief Services (C.R.S.) are asking people to contact the United States Congress regarding the unaccompanied children at the United States-Mexico border.  Read more at:

http://www.usccb.org/about/children-and-migration/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=147722

The U.S.C.C.B.'s Migration and Refugee Services also has information at:

http://www.usccb.org/about/migration-and-refugee-services/



The U.S.C.C.B. and C.R.S. are collaborating on an initiative, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, in order to address this and other issues.  They ask people to send e-mails to their elected representatives.  Find more information about their action alert at:


https://secure.crs.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=867

Additionally, the bishops of the California Catholic Conference have also issued a statement on this issue.  Find it at:

http://www.cacatholic.org/index.php/resources/california-bishops-statements/879-migrant-children-statement



2.         San Pedro Pastoral Region's Social Justice Committee:  "A Call to Transform our Hearts and the World," Workshop with Mr. Jack Jezreel, Sunday, August 10, in Long Beach

The Social Justice Committee of the San Pedro Pastoral Region is sponsoring a workshop by Mr. Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries and a frequent speaker at the Religious Education Congress.  "A Call to Transform our Hearts and the World" will take place on Sunday, August 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at St. Cyprian Church in Long Beach.  This event is free and open to the public (not just to people in the San Pedro Pastoral Region); however, registration is requested.  Mr. Jezreel will explore the joyful and active living out of one's faith, along with tools that can be used to do so in one's parish.  For more information about JustFaith Ministries, please access:

http://www.justfaith.org



To register for this event, please contact either Mr. Tony Fadale at:

mailto:a.fadale at verizon.net



or contact Mr. Richard Scholtz at:

mailto:rjscholtz at earthlink.net



3.         Mount St. Mary's College:  Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations Certification Available, September 2014 through May 2015, in Los Angeles

Mount St. Mary's College is offering an eight-month certification in ecumenical and interreligious relations.  "Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations:  A Catholic Ministry" is a program that will be led by the Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith, ecumenical and interreligious affairs officer of the Archdiocese.  The classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary's College.  The class dates are:  September 20, October 11, November 22, December 6, January 17, February 21, April 18, and May 9.  Cost is $280 for the program (payable in one or two installments).  This course will explore how to broaden and deepen the Catholic ministry of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations as individuals, parish communities, and as a Church.  This course will examine the history of Catholicism within the wider Christian world (ecumenism), and Catholic relations with non-Christians (interreligious affairs), looking at a shared, complex history through a variety of lenses.  Participants will assess how they themselves can take on this ministry of strengthening Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, suggesting concrete ways to move forward and live out the vision of the Second Vatican Council.  For more information, or to register, please access:

http://www.msmc.la.edu/PDFFiles/Campus%20Ministry/Ecumenical%20and%20Interreligious%20Relations-%20A%20Catholic%20Ministry%202014.pdf



For more information on the programs and workshops offered by Mount St. Mary's Ecclesia Program (which provides continuing education for church ministers, whether lay or ordained, paid or volunteer), please access:

http://www.msmc.la.edu/ecclesia

or contact Ms. Gail Gresser, director of campus ministry at:

mailto:ggresser at msmc.la.edu

or at (310) 954-4126.



4.         San Pedro Pastoral Region:  Training for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Teams, Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, in Downey

The Regional Office of the San Pedro Pastoral Region is sponsoring a two-day training institute for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.), designated for new or existing R.C.I.A. team members who are seeking education and enrichment.  The training will be held on Friday, October 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., continuing on Saturday, October 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  It will take place at St. Raymond Church in Downey.  Cost is $90 after Friday, August 22, with group discounts and early registration discounts presently available.  That fee includes registration and materials, as well as Saturday lunch.  Presenters will be Mr. Nick Wagner of TeamRCIA.com and Ms. Diana Macalintal of the Diocese of San Jose, both of whom were active team members of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate.  Participants are asked to bring their own copies of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Study Edition.  This institute is open to the entire Archdiocese.  For more information, including online registration, please access:

http://www.teamrcia.com/about/2014-rcia-institute/archdiocese-los-angeles/



Further information can also be obtained from Ms. Wendy Alvarado at (310) 738-3619 or at:

mail to: RCIA.SanPedroRegion at gmail.com<mailto:RCIA.SanPedroRegion at gmail.com>









5.         H.I.V./AIDS Ministry:  Participation in AIDS Walk Los Angeles, Sunday, October 12, in Los Angeles



Catholic H.I.V./AIDS Ministry has a team (Team # 0519) that will be participating in AIDS Walk Los Angeles, which will take place on Sunday, October 12, at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles (700 San Vicente Blvd., at Santa Monica Blvd.).  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., with the walk commencing at 10:00 a.m.  All the money raised by participants in Team # 0519 will go to Catholic H.I.V./AIDS Ministry for its work in providing outreach and educational efforts to parishes and schools.  To register for the Walk, please access:


http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles



For more information about the Ministry, please contact or access:
Fr. Chris Ponnet, (323) 225-4461 x221

Ms. Michele Mullaly or Mr. Manuel Torres, (323) 225-4461 x124

Catholic.HIV at StCamillusCenter.org<mailto:Catholic.HIV at StCamillusCenter.org>

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/hiv



Important Information and Continuing Events:


6.         Right to Life League of Southern California:  Training on Reversing Effects of Abortion Pill, Friday, August 8, in La Cañada Flintridge

The Right to Life League of Southern California is hosting a training for medical personnel on reversing the effects of the abortion pill.  The training will be led by Dr. George Delgado from Culture of Life Family Services.  All interested medical personnel are invited, as are non-medical persons who would like to learn about the process.  The training will take place on Friday, August 8, at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in La Cañada Flintridge. Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m., and the training will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Cost is $30 per person.  For more information, or to register, please access:

http://www.rtllsc.org



7.         Mount St. Mary's College:  Ecclesia Program Workshops in August

Mount St. Mary's College offers its Ecclesia Program to benefit all church workers (lay or ordained, paid or volunteer).  Please note that the August workshops are offered at the same time, so someone can only sign up for one.

On Saturday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mr. Michael T. Fike will present a workshop, "Service of the People of God:  How to Be A Parish Server Coordinator."  This workshop is designed for those who coordinate, prepare, and supervise the parish servers for liturgy, whether children or adults.  Beginning with the vision of the Mass expressed in the Church's "Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy"  and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles' "Gather Faithfully Together:  A Guide for Sunday Mass," participants will focus on the most important aspect of the servers' ministry:  serving the assembly's prayer.  After exploring the specific roles of the server in detail, time will be devoted to very practical advice on server formation and guidance, with discussion and practicum experience.  Mr. Fike is a longtime parishioner and Liturgy Director of St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights.  He serves on the Liturgy Committee for the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Religious Education Congress, where he has been the master of ceremonies and server coordinator of the arena liturgies for many years.  The workshop will be held on the Mount's Doheny campus (near U.S.C.).  Cost is $25 per person, or a discounted rate of $20 per person for groups of 5 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/Mike%20Fike%202014%20Servers.pdf



People can also contact Ms. Gail Gresser, Director of Campus Ministry at:

mailto:ggresser at msmc.la.edu



or at (310) 954-4126.

The Ecclesia Program is also offering a two-day certification course for Dismissal Catechesis in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.).  It will be held on Saturday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., continuing on Saturday, August 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be led by Ms. Catherine Shadduck of Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo.  In this course, "Dismissal Catechesis 101," participants will explore the theology and process of the R.C.I.A., focusing on the critically important period of the Catechumenate, when the catechumen is shaped and transformed by the encounter with the Word of God, especially as proclaimed at the Sunday liturgy.  The course will focus on participants' practical questions, and, over two consecutive Saturdays, assess the current state of their parishes' Dismissal Catechesis, composing brief proposals for concrete and doable improvements.  Each participant will be awarded a certificate after completion and acceptance of his or her written proposal.  Ms. Shadduck has had long experience in Initiation Ministry.  She is the Director of Christian Initiation for Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo, and serves on the Archdiocesan Office for Worship Initiation Committee.  Cost of the two-day course is $100 per person.  For more information, or to obtain the flyer or registration form, please access:

http://www.msmc.la.edu/PDFFiles/Campus%20Ministry/Catherine%20Shadduck_%20Mini%20Series.pdf

People can also contact Ms. Gail Gresser, Director of Campus Ministry at:

mailto:ggresser at msmc.la.edu



or at (310) 954-4126.

Finally, the Ecclesia Program is offering a two-day certification course on the Formation of Sponsors in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.).  It will be held on Saturday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., continuing on Saturday, August 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be led by Ms. Gail Gresser.  This short course will examine the theology of the R.C.I.A. and the central tasks of the sponsor, to "bear witness to the faith" (R.C.I.A. #75.2), to be the representative of the faith community to a particular catechumen or candidate, and to be a personal liaison on behalf of that person's behalf to the wider parish.  The course will focus on participants' practical questions, and, over two consecutive Saturdays, assess the current state of their parishes' R.C.I.A. sponsors, composing brief proposals for concrete and doable improvements.  Each participant will be awarded a certificate after completion and acceptance of his or her written proposal.  Ms. Gresser is the Director of Campus Ministry at Mount St. Mary's College, and instructor of the Christian Initiation Ministry Certification Course at L.M.U.'s Center for Religion and Spirituality.  She  served for many years on the Archdiocesan Initiation Committee, and has extensive experience with the R.C.I.A.  Cost of the two-day course is $100 per person.  For more information, or to obtain the flyer or registration form, please access:

http://www.msmc.la.edu/PDFFiles/Campus%20Ministry/Gail%20Gresser_%20Mini%20Series.pdf

People can also contact Ms. Gresser, Director of Campus Ministry at:

mailto:ggresser at msmc.la.edu



or at (310) 954-4126.



8.         Trusts and Estates Department and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels:  Estate Planning Workshop in Spanish, Sunday, August 10, in Los Angeles

The Trusts and Estates Department will conduct an Estate Planning Workshop in Spanish on Sunday, August 10, at 1:45 p.m. (following the end of the 12:30 p.m. Mass), in rooms 6, 7, and 8, of the Conference Center at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.  This event is free and open to the public.  Mr. H. Richard Closson, director of the Archdiocese's Trusts and Estates Department, along with attorney Mr. Allan M. Soto, will be present and conduct this workshop.  Please note that this event (Mr. Soto's presentation) will be in Spanish.  Topics to be covered in this one-hour session will include:  wills, health care directives, the work of the executor, and medical preferences for end-of-life care.  For more information, or registration, please contact Sr. Christine Bowman, O.S.F., at (213) 680-5219 or at:



mailto:cbowman at olacathedral.org

Dejando un Legado:  ¡planee su legado de la mejor manera!  ¿Tiene usted un testamento escrito?  ¿Sabía usted que parte de crear un testamento es completar un directivo de cuidado de salud?  ¿Su tutor o la persona que usted ha escogido como ejecutivo legal tiene escritos sus deseos de cómo usted desea ser cuidado en el evento de una severa condición médica o al fallecer?   Estas no son preguntas fáciles, pero si son preguntas sumamente importantes que todos debemos enfrentar.  Reconociendo la necesidad de buena y precisa informacion, la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles está patrocinando sesiones especiales completamente gratis  con el director de legados de la Archidiócesis de los Angeles, el Sr. Richard Closson y su colega, el Sr. Soto.  Esta sesión de sesenta minutos le proveerá valiosa información sobre los factores importantes que debe tomar en cuenta cuando planea o actualiza un testamento.  El Sr. Closson y el Sr. Soto estarán disponibles para hablar brevemente con personas que necesiten información individualmente.  En español con el abogado Allan M. Soto, Domingo, 10 de Agosto 2014 a la 1:45pm inmediatamente después de la Misa de 12:30 , 1:45 P.M.  Ubicación: Centro de Conferencias de la Cathedral - Salones 6, 7 y 8




9.         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





10.       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. Pope 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



11.       St. Andrew's Abbey in Valyermo:  Workshop Retreats Offered in August

St. Andrew's Abbey in Valyermo is hosting the following workshop retreats in August:

"Women Mystics in the Monastic Tradition:  St. Gertrude the Great, St. Hildegard of Bingen, and Julian of Norwich."  Monday, August 4, through Friday, August 8.  Presenters are Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B.; and Audrey Spindler, Ph.D., Obl.O.S.B.  Cost (including room, board, and tuition) is $400 per person for a single room; or $350 per person for a shared room.  To register, please access:

http://www.valyermoretreats.com/category-s/1878.htm



"Edith Stein:  Her Journey from Darkness into Light."  Friday, August 8, through Sunday, August 10.  Presenters are Fr. Joseph Brennan, O.S.B.; Ms. Cheryl Evanson, Obl.O.S.B.; and Ms. Michaela Ludwick, Obl.O.S.B.  Cost (including room, board, and tuition) is $250 per person for a single room; or $200 per person for a shared room.  To register, please access:

http://www.valyermoretreats.com/category-s/1877.htm



"All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed."  Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17.  Presenters are Abbot Damien Toilolo, O.S.B.; and Fr. Patrick Sheridan, O.S.B.  Cost (including room, board, and tuition) is $250 per person for a single room; or $200 per person for a shared room.  To register, please access:

http://www.valyermoretreats.com/category-s/1876.htm

"Icons:  Doors to the Holy."  Friday, August 22, through Sunday, August 24.  Presenter is Br. Joseph Brown, O.S.B. (Orthodox).  Cost (including room, board, and tuition) is $250 per person for a single room; or $200 per person for a shared room.  To register, please access:

http://www.valyermoretreats.com/category-s/1875.htm

"Lectio Divina:  The Monastic Art of Praying the Scriptures."  Friday, August 29, through Sunday, August 31.  Presenter is Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., M.D., Ph.D.  Cost (including room, board, and tuition) is $250 per person for a single room; or $200 per person for a shared room.  To register, please access:

http://www.valyermoretreats.com/category-s/1874.htm

For further information, please contact St. Andrew's Abbey at (661) 944-2178 or at:

mailto:retreats at valyermo.com



12.       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:

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; single room $840.
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; single room $935.  Commuter cost (includes meals, but not overnight stay): $675.
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



13.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  Ecumenical Conference, Friday, September 26, through Sunday, September 28, in Burbank

The North American Academy of Ecumenists and the Southern California Ecumenical Council's Faith and Order Commission are jointly sponsoring a conference on ecumenism.  "The Church:  Towards a Common Vision" will be held from Friday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m., through Sunday, September 28, at 10:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Leon of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America.  The Cathedral is located at 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank with phone (818) 558-7474.  The conference will include addresses and panel discussions.  Cost for the conference is $202.50 per person, and this event is open to all who are interested in ecumenical affairs.  Lodging (at an additional cost) is available at Hampton Inn at 7501 N. Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank with phone (818) 768-1106.  For more information, please access:



http://www.naae.net





14.       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



15.       Retrouvaille Program for Troubled Marriages:  Friday, October 10, through Sunday, October 12, in the San Fernando Valley

The Retrouvaille Marriage Program helps married couples who are experiencing trouble in their marriage find hope.  By providing communication techniques, Retrouvaille works to assist the spouses in restoring a loving relationship, whether they have strained relations or have already separated or divorced.  Retrouvaille is a worldwide, non-profit, volunteer-run program.  It welcomes married couples of all faiths or no religious affiliation. Retrouvaille is not a retreat, marriage counseling, marriage self-help, or sensitivity group - it is a time for healing.  The program begins with a weekend stay followed by a series of post-weekend sessions. The next program will start on Friday evening, October 10, through Sunday evening, October 12, in the San Fernando Valley.  For more information, including cost, please call (909) 900-5465 or contact:

mailto:6006 at retrouvaille.org


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