[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - July 31, 2015

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ACC Newsbriefs - July 31, 2015


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.       Vocations California:  "Seeking God's Dream for Me:  Tools for Christ-Centered Decision Making" Retreat, Saturday, August 29, in Anaheim


  2.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  Upcoming Events



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  3.       Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Paid Internships and Career Training Opportunities Available for People Ages 16 through 24


  4.       St. Peter Claver Church in Simi Valley:  "Harvesting the Vineyard:  How to Successfully Recruit for Volunteers," Saturday, August 15


  5.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Annual Summer Scripture Seminar, "The Difficult Texts," Saturday, August 22


  6.       Mission San Jose Dominicans:  Discernment Retreat Weekend, Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13, in Fremont


  7.       Lay Mission-Helpers:  60th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, September 12, in Los Angeles


  8.       St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Iconography Workshop with Nicholas Markell, Monday, September 14, through Friday, September 18


  9.       Serra Retreat Center in Malibu:  Retreat for Senior Citizens, Sunday, September 20, through Friday, September 25


10.       Metropolitan Tribunal:  Tribunal Fall Workshop, Saturday, November 14, in Moorpark

11.       Pilgrimage to Mexico, "Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the New Evangelization," Monday, November 16, through Monday, November 23


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


13.       Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra:  Calendar of Events


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


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New This Week:


1.         Vocations California:  "Seeking God's Dream for Me:  Tools for Christ-Centered Decision Making" Retreat, Saturday, August 29, in Anaheim

Vocations California is hosting a one-day retreat for men and women ages 18 through 40.  "Seeking God's Dream for Me:  Tools for Christ-Centered Decision Making" will be held on Saturday, August 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at St. Catherine's Academy, 215 N Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA  92805.  Fr. Christopher Nguyen, S.J., will lead the retreat.  Cost is $10 per person, and includes breakfast and lunch.  Those interested in attending need to register by Tuesday, August 25.  Registrations or questions can be directed to:

vocationscal at gmail.com<mailto:vocationscal at gmail.com>

or at (805) 452-9699.



2.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  Upcoming Events

The Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) is sponsoring the following upcoming events:

"Come Learn How To Pray for Others..."  Saturday, August 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with Elizabeth Kim, PhD, Psychologist. Director, Brain Fitness Center, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Ned Chavira, Attorney and General Counsel of Justice in Education; Darlene Chavira, LMFT.  This event will be held at St. Thomas Korean Catholic Center, 412 N. Crescent Way, Anaheim.  Free Admission.  There will be a Bonus Event After the Prayer Training, 2:00pm - 4:00pm:  "Come Holy Spirit" Event with Dn. Steve Greco, from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Irvine; and Fr. Dan Wilder, Holy Spirit Parish, Fountain Valley.
Free Admission.  For more details, please access:

http://www.scrc.org

"Come Learn How To Pray for Others..."  Saturday, August 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Mass at 9:00 a.m.), with Dn. Milt Rosenberg, Ph.D., Director, Psychiatric Services, St. John Seminary, Camarillo;
Jeannie Rosenberg, Ph.D.; and Maria Velasquez, LMFT.  This event will be held at St. Finbar Parish Hall in Burbank.  Free Admission.  For more details, please access:

http://www.scrc.org

"A Marian Conference in Celebration of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary"  Saturday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with Fr. Larry Darnell, O.M.V., Pastor of St. Peter Chanel Parish in Hawaiian Gardens; Dominic Berardino, President, SCRC; Fr. Alexei Smith, Pastor of St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Church in El Segundo; and Fr. Adrian San Juan, Associate Pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish in Simi Valley.
This event will be held at St. Anthony Church Hall in El Segundo.  Cost: $20/person.  Lunch included.  Pre-registration: $15 (if paid in full by Wednesday, August 5).

For more information, contact Elizabeth Swenson at (310) 322-4392, ext. 440.




Important Information and Continuing Events:


3.         Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Paid Internships and Career Training Opportunities Available for People Ages 16 through 24

Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYE) of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles has nearly 600 paid internship and career training opportunities for youth and young adults, ages 16 through 24, with emphasis on out-of-school youth, including high school dropouts and recent graduates in need of job training.  AYE offers an array of job and career services with full- and part-time job placement opportunities with business, healthcare providers, and community organizations.  Services will include the following:



?  Job preparation and placement with paid internships and on the job training

?  Occupational training and credential programs (e.g., nursing assistant, computer training)

?  Education services include tutoring, tuition assistance, materials, and books

?  Support services include childcare, clothing, transportation, etc.

?  Youth career and learning centers offer computer Internet access and other resources



For more information or to apply visit

www.ayela.org/youth-services<http://www.ayela.org/youth-services>

or call 1-888-INFO-AYE, which is 888-463-4293.



4.         St. Peter Claver Church in Simi Valley:  "Harvesting the Vineyard:  How to Successfully Recruit for Volunteers," Saturday, August 15

The Faith Formation Ministry at St. Peter Claver Church in Simi Valley is sponsoring a workshop, "Harvesting the Vineyard:  How to Successfully Recruit for Volunteers," on Saturday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Guest speakers include:  Ms. Christine Gerety of St. Monica Parish; Dr. David Lara and Ms. Jan Pedroza from the Office of Religious Education; Dn. Jim Carter of Holy Name of Jesus Parish; and Ms. Blanda Langlois from St. Peter Claver Parish.  Cost is $10 per person, and includes breakfast and workshop materials.  For two or more people registering together, additional people are $5 each.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 12.  For more information, please contact the parish at (805) 526-0680 or at:

faithformation at saintpeterclaver.org<mailto:faithformation at saintpeterclaver.org>



5.         Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Annual Summer Scripture Seminar, "The Difficult Texts," Saturday, August 22

The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University is holding its Annual Summer Scripture Seminary.  "The Difficult Texts" will be held on Saturday, August 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in University Hall.  The study of sacred Scripture is central to Christian tradition, but as familiar as many people are with biblical parables of revelation and hope, people are equally familiar with the Bible's more difficult texts.  How should people navigate these texts?  What does the Christian tradition of biblical interpretation have to say?  What are the implications for ministry and education in the Church?  These questions and more will be addressed at the morning keynote and public discussion.  Cost is $45 per person.  For more information and registration, please access:



http://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux150822




6.         Mission San Jose Dominicans:  Discernment Retreat Weekend, Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13, in Fremont

The Mission San Jose Dominican Sisters will hold a Discernment Retreat Weekend for single Catholic women, ages 18 through 40, who are considering religious life.  It will be held from Friday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m., to Sunday, September 13, at 12:00 noon, at their motherhouse (43326 Mission Blvd. in Fremont, in the metropolitan San Francisco area).  Participants need to pay for and provide for their own transportation to and from the motherhouse.  For more information, please contact Sr. Mary Yun, O.P. at

mary at msjdominicans.org<mailto:mary at msjdominicans.org>

or (213) 760-3085.

Register online at http://www.msjdominicans.org

or

www.bit.ly/discernRLife<http://www.bit.ly/discernRLife>




7.         Lay Mission-Helpers:  60th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, September 12, in Los Angeles



The Lay Mission-Helpers Association (LMH) is celebrating 60 years of sending and supporting Catholic lay people who have served in 36 countries around the world.  Founded in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, LMH will celebrate with a Denim and Diamond Gala at the Autry National Center on Saturday, September 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The evening will feature a silent auction, cocktails, music, dinner, and the presentation of the First Annual Ernst Ophuls Award.  Tickets are $150 per person.  For more information and reservations, please call (213) 368-1874 or e-mail:

info at laymissionhelpers.org<mailto:info at laymissionhelpers.org>

Their website is at:

http://www.LayMissionHelpers.org



8.         St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Iconography Workshop with Nicholas Markell, Monday, September 14, through Friday, September 18

St. Kateri Iconography Ministry will host their fifth annual Iconography Workshop from Monday, September 14, through Friday, September 18, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Santa Clarita.  The workshop consists of five daily sessions, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and provides an intense hands-on experience in a relaxing and communal atmosphere.  Master Iconographer Nicholas Markell will instruct students in all phases of the icon writing process as they create the icon of the Virgin of Tenderness.  He provides guidance for the preparation of the icon board, transfer and etching of the icon image, application of clay bole and gold leaf, writing the image in stages using egg tempera and dry pigments, and fixing the image with oil.  He also covers the history and theological significance of the icon, the living tradition of iconography, and the vocation of the iconographer.  The cost of the workshop is $495 and includes all materials, instruction, and lunches.  Reservations are now being accepted with a deposit of $125 and the balance of $370 due by Tuesday, September 1.  For more information, please contact Mr. Kevin Kipper at 661-645-1431 or email:

iconic at socal.rr.com<mailto:iconic at socal.rr.com>.



For photos from past workshops please see the St. Kateri Iconography Ministry Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/766736060032157/



9.         Serra Retreat Center in Malibu:  Retreat for Senior Citizens, Sunday, September 20, through Friday, September 25

Serra Retreat Center is sponsoring a Senior Week with Fr. Ray Tintle, O.F.M., from Sunday, September 20, at 3:00 p.m., through Friday, September 25, at 9:00 a.m.  The Franciscan Friars are sponsoring a week of rest, beauty, and community for people ages 55 and older.  Breakfast and dinner are included, along with evening spiritual presentations and optional Mass.  Cost is $450 per person for a double room or $550 per person for a single room.  There is a non-refundable deposit of $50 per person, to be paid with the registration.  For more information, please contact the Center at (310) 456-6631 or access:

http://www.serraretreat.com



10.       Metropolitan Tribunal:  Tribunal Fall Workshop, Saturday, November 14, in Moorpark

The Metropolitan Tribunal will be conducting its Fall Workshop on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with check-in at 8:30 a.m.  It will take place at Holy Cross Parish in Moorpark.  This workshop, for marriage coordinators, submitting ministers, and Directors of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, will cover issues of marriage preparation (including dispensations) and marriage nullity (including impediments, dissolutions, etc.).  Please note that the recommendation of one's own pastor is required with the application.  Cost is $25 per person, and includes lunch.  For multiple people applying together from the same parish, additional people are $20 each.  Deadline for registration is Monday, November 2.  For questions or registration, please contact Ms. Silvia Esmeralda Hernandez at (213) 637-7925 or at:

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


11.       Pilgrimage to Mexico, "Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the New Evangelization," Monday, November 16, through Monday, November 23

Fr. John Montejano of the Metropolitan Tribunal will lead an eight-day pilgrimage to Mexico from Monday, November 16, through Monday, November 23.  Cities to be visited include Mexico City, Puebla, Cholula, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and Leon.  Cost is $2,395 for land and airfare from Los Angeles; or $2,012 for land only.  For more information, please contact the trip coordinator Ms. Silvia Esmeralda Hernandez at:

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

This pilgrimage is being conducted by Faith Journeys.  Please access:

http://www.faithjourneys.com

This is group number 15054.


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

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center is sponsoring the following events:

"A Pattern of Love and Forgiveness" with Cheryl Wunsch, MEd RNCS.  Saturday, August 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Cheryl will share her faith journey to forgive the young  man who murdered her mother, a surprise miracle visit many years later, and a beautiful prayer shawl ministry that evolved. Participants will also experience her simple user-friendly pattern of love and forgiveness.  The retreat will be an interactive, healing time of sharing and prayer.  Bring a pen and paper, and an open heart.  Wear comfortable clothes.  Lunch included.  Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by Friday, August 21).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-29%20Forgiveness%20tear.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15398

"A Day's Journey into the Labyrinth" with Maggie Perrone, RN, MA.  Saturday, September 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Take a day to journey out of our outer lives and into our inner selves using the labyrinth as a contemplative prayer tool. The labyrinth has long been used to journey inward, deepen knowledge and awareness of where we are on our life path. It will be a day of reflection, guided meditation, quiet contemplation and 2 labyrinth walks. Lunch included.  Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by Friday, September 11).
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-19%20Maggie%20Labyrinth%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15400



"Discovering the Landscape of Your Soul" with Sr. Carol Quinlivan, C.S.J.  Saturday, September 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The language of our soul engages metaphors, imagery, poetry and symbols to create a unique landscape which is ours alone. Giving voice to this wisdom within is possible when we take time to engage the imagination. Opportunities to discover the beauty of your own soul through prayer experiences, journaling, ritual and dreamwork are woven into the day. Come and be renewed, nourished and refreshed by your inner landscape. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by Friday, September 18).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-26%20landscape%20tear.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15401



"A Weekend Healing Retreat:  Blessing and Burden" with Fr. Michael Barry, SSCC.  7:00pm Friday, October 2 to 1:30pm Sunday, October 4.  This retreat will focus on what God has given us and then what needs to be healed. In other words, God loves me so much that He would never let be where I am today - or - Is it my life in God or God's life in me.  Cost: per person/shared $230 ($215 if paid in full by Friday, September 11); single room $335 ($320 if paid in full by Friday, September 11) .

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-2%20Barry%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15402



"Once Upon a Time:  Stories To Awaken the Mysteries of the Heart" with David and Sharon Hoover.  Sunday, October 4,  from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Stories communicate to us on a level other than the intellectual, linear place where most of us hang out. They probe deep into our souls and evoke responses that can, at times, surprise us. Come join Sharon & David for a soul nourishing Sunday afternoon of storytelling and reflection.  Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by Friday, September 25).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-4%20Hoovers%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15403



"Faith Support on Our Cancer Journey" with Sr. Laura Gormley, S.S.L.  Sunday, October 4,  from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In our struggle with cancer, we often receive emotional as well as medical support from a variety of sources. However, our need for spiritual support from our faith community and from other spiritual guides who have walked this journey, is frequently unavailable. During this afternoon of reflection we will explore ways to nurture our spirits and seek divine guidance and support. Hearing the stories of survivors also offers us hope on our journey.  Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by Friday, September 25).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-4%20Cancer%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15405



"SoulCore Discernment and Instructor Training Retreat" with Colleen Scariano and Deanne Miller.  5:30pm Thursday, October 15 to Noon Saturday, October 17.  SoulCore is a contemporary new movement that pairs core strengthening exercise and full-body isometric exercises with reflection on the life of Christ through the prayers of the rosary. This retreat is an opportunity to personally nourish body, mind & soul and deepen your faith. Participants will exercise, pray, rest, reflect and share as we explore the heart, intellect and soul of the SoulCore movement. It is the first step for those who may discern to lead SoulCore classes in their local parish or community.  Cost: per person/shared $250 ($235 if paid in full by Friday, September 25); single room $365 ($350 if paid in full by Friday, September 25).
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-15%20Soulcore%202nite%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15406

"SoulCore Experience" with Colleen Scariano and Deanne Miller.  Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  SoulCore is a contemporary new movement that pairs core strengthening exercise and full-body isometric exercises with reflection on the life of Christ through the prayers of the rosary. Join the founders of SoulCore and hear the inspirational story of SoulCore's conception and participate in a full SoulCore prayer/workout experience. Retreat concludes with lunch. Cost: $40 ($35 if paid in full by Friday, October 9).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-17%20Soulcore%20Day%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15410



"Centering Prayer:  An Introduction and An Experience" with Herb Kaighan.  Saturday, October 31,  from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Are Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a Prayer and Meditation practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation and Contemplation; what they are and how to practice them? Would you like to learn about them through experience? Centering Prayer combines the best of all these practices of conscious contact with the "Mystery". Come learn and experience a way of improving your relationship with God and fostering your spiritual life.  Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by Friday, October 23).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-31%20Centering%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15411



"Journeying in Grief through the Holidays" with Sr. Laura Gormley, S.S.L.  Saturday, October 31,  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Journeying through our grief for the loss of a loved one is a difficult task as we move through the many aspects of all the losses involved in our grief. During this time of year, the thought of facing the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season can be an extra burden, filling us with dread. We will consider possible ways of preparing for and participating in these occasions while honoring the memory of our absent loved one. We will also reflect on our ongoing everyday experience of grief, its various dimensions and ways that may help us along the path.  Lunch included.  Cost: $45 ($40 if paid in full by Friday, October 23).

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-31%20Grief%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=15412

For more information, please contact the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center at (310) 377-4867 or at:

http://www.maryjoseph.org


13.       Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra:  Calendar of Events

Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra is offering the following program:

Teresian Spirituality Retreat.  Friday, August 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m., through Sunday, August 16.  Cost:  Private room $260; Semi-Private $240; Suite $195; Double room $180; Commuter (entire weekend) $120; Commuter (Saturday only) $65.  This weekend, open to both men and women, is for all who are interested in learning more about Carmelite Spirituality.  Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., will share the spiritual legacy of St. Teresa of Jesus and her spiritual writings, particularly the Interior Castle.  For more information please call the Retreat Center at (626) 289-1353 ext. 204 or access:

http://www.sacredheartretreathouse.com/men/teresian-spirituality-retreat-aug-14-16/



Men's Retreat.  Friday, August 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m., through Sunday, August 23.  Cost:  Private room $260; Semi-Private $240; Suite $195; Double room $180; Commuter (entire weekend) $120; Commuter (Saturday only) $65.  During this weekend, participants will have opportunities to attend Mass, Adoration, and conferences given by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., along with the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and spend quiet moments in personal prayer and reflection in the Chapel or in the beauty of the outdoor gardens.  For more information please call the Retreat Center at (626) 289-1353 ext. 204 or call Mr. Stan Interrante at (714) 996-4164.  More information is also available on the Retreat Center's website at:

http://www.sacredheartretreathouse.com/men/mens-retreat-8-21-23-2015/



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

Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino is sponsoring a number of one-day retreats, weekend retreats, and special events.  Find the complete calendar through 2015 at:

http://www.hsrcenter.com



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