[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - December 16, 2016

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ACC Newsbriefs - December 16, 2016


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.       Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking:  L.A. Freedom Walk, Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Los Angeles


  2.       Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University:  "Beauty and Evangelization" with Bp. Robert Barron, Tuesday, January 24, 2017



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  3.       Bp. Robert Barron:  "Word on Fire" Episode Will be Broadcast in December


  4.       Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels:  Exhibit "The Life of a Swiss Guard:  A Private View," Currently on Display through Sunday, January 15, 2017


  5.       Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  OneLife LA on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Los Angeles


  6.       Office for Worship:  Basic Cantor A Formation Starts Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in Glendale


  7.       Mission Doctors Association:  2017 Pope Francis Scholarships Now Accepting Applications


  8.       Office for Worship:  Lector Ministry Renewal, Tuesdays in January and February 2017 Throughout the Archdiocese


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


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

11.       Parishioners Federal Credit Union:  New Mobile Banking Application Now Available



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New This Week:


1.         Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking:  L.A. Freedom Walk, Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Los Angeles

A number of religious communities of women are part of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, which is sponsoring its annual L.A. Freedom Walk.  It will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., beginning at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Los Angeles.  There is no registration and no fee.  All are invited to walk to raise awareness of human trafficking that exists even in our own neighborhoods.  Participants are asked to bring their own water and any signs.  Participants will receive a free t-shirt.  For more information, please access:

http://www.castla.org



2.         Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University:  "Beauty and Evangelization" with Bp. Robert Barron, Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University is sponsoring "Beauty and Evangelization," an evening with Bp. Robert Barron.  It will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Roski Dining Commons in University Hall.  Bp. Barron is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.  In his talk, he will discuss the relationship between the beautiful, the good, and the true, as well as the relationship that these transcendentals have to evangelization.  All are invited to this event, which will also include a question-and-answer period and a reception.  This event is free and open to the public.  For registration, please access:

lmu.edu/acti<http://lmu.edu/acti>

or email

acti at lmu.edu<mailto:acti at lmu.edu>.




Important Information and Continuing Events:


3.         Bp. Robert Barron:  "Word on Fire" Episode Will be Broadcast in December

Bp. Robert Barron invites all to watch the "Word on Fire" Pivotal Players Vol. 1 episode that will be broadcast on KOCE (channel 50) on Monday, December 19, at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  The episode will be about Michelangelo.  For more information, please access:

http://pivotalplayers.wordonfire.org/#tv


4.         Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels:  Exhibit "The Life of a Swiss Guard:  A Private View," Currently on Display through Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is currently hosting a special exhibition, "The Life of a Swiss Guard:  A Private View."  This exhibit comes directly from the Vatican Museums, through the generosity of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.  The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the first stop in its United States tour.  The theme of this exhibit touches on one of the lesser-known aspects of the Vatican:  the daily life of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.  Photographer Fabio Mantegna has captured this world with his discreetly invisible and yet timely lens.  Rather than the usual photos to which people are accustomed, Mantegna focused on the daily life:  surveying glances, military training, Italian lessons, dressing for the Oath of May 6.  The photos reveal moments that are both natural and full of sentiment.  The photographs are beyond the mere documentary and reveal the inherent individuality of a military body, always shrouded in an aura of mystery.  The photographs were taken over several weeks during which Mantegna was able to participate in the daily life of this Military Corps.  An unusual and rare "full immersion" in the Swiss Quarter has allowed the realization of unique images such as the Oath Pledge, free time, sport and military training, traditional uniform dressing, and personal relationships.  In addition to photographs, the exhibit also contains numerous artifacts and memorabilia, including uniforms, swords, and the like.

A catalogue of the exhibition, as well as other books and mementos, is available for purchase in the Cathedral Gift Shop.

The exhibit is located in the North Ambulatory of the Cathedral, including two of the chapels.  The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, January 15, 2017.  It is free and open to the public during the Cathedral's normal hours of operation.  For users of public transportation, take either the Red Line or Purple Line and exit at the Civic Center station.  Parking is available onsite for a fee.

For more information, please access:

http://www.olacathedral.org



5.         Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  OneLife LA on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Los Angeles

All are invited to join Archbishop Gomez and tens of thousands in downtown Los Angeles for the third annual OneLife LA, an event celebrating the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.  On Saturday, January 21, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon at La Placita/Olvera St., participants will walk to Grand Park for a family-friendly day of inspiring speakers, live music, entertainment, food trucks (food available for purchase), and exhibits from community organizations serving those in need.  The Requiem Mass for the Unborn will follow at 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral.  Register for free today at:

http://www.OneLifeLA.org



6.         Office for Worship:  Basic Cantor A Formation Starts Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in Glendale

Basic Cantor A Formation is starting January 2017.  The dates are Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on January 24, January 31, February 7, February, 21, February 28, and March 7.  Classes will be held at Incarnation Church in Glendale.  Les Rangel-Santos will be the instructor.  The cost is $120 per person for the entire six-session class.  For more information, please call the Office for Worship at (213) 637-7262. Online registration is required through:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/basic-cantor-formation-a



7.         Mission Doctors Association:  2017 Pope Francis Scholarships Now Accepting Applications

All students in Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese are invited to apply for the 2017 Pope Francis Scholarships, sponsored by the Mission Doctors Association.  Aimed at educating people about the alleviation of poverty, and the need for medical care, the students are invited to submit an original essay, video, poster, or artwork on one of the following topics:

1. The causes of poverty and how this affects the health of millions around the world.

2. Our role as Catholics in response to issues of poverty and healthcare needs around the world.

3. Solutions to the problems of extreme poverty and the need for health professionals in the world.


One winner will be selected per grade level, 9-12 grade. The prize for freshman, sophomores, and juniors will be $500 and the prize for the senior winner will be $1,000.  The Scholarships will be presented at the 2017 Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Christian Service Awards Mass.  Mission Doctors' Pope Francis Scholarship is open to all students in Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Scholarship award checks will be sent directly to the winners' schools.  The senior scholarship winner will have the option to have the award applied to high school or college tuition.  For more information, including application form, please access:

http://www.missiondoctors.org



8.         Office for Worship:  Lector Ministry Renewal, Tuesdays in January and February 2017 Throughout the Archdiocese

The Office for Worship of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is offering Lector Ministry Renewal workshops to assist lectors in the important ministry of proclaiming the Word.  Veteran lector coach Steve Domier will show participants how to rouse the faith of the assembly, inspiring them to discipleship by proclaiming the Word of the Lord with clarity and conviction.  Those interested are invited to attend one of these 90-minute workshops and learn the "5 Things to Become a Powerful Proclaimer."  With personal coaching, participants will have the opportunity to improve their  public speaking skills, and discover simple tips to deliver the Word in a more effective way.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017:  Lector Ministry Renewal Evening in the San Gabriel Pastoral Region with veteran lector coach Steve Domier held at Holy Family Parish Hall in South Pasadena from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person.  For more information, please contact the Office for Worship at 213-637-7262.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/a-lector-ministry-renewal-evening

Tuesday, January 24, 2017:  Lector Ministry Renewal Evening in the Our Lady of the Angeles Pastoral Region with veteran lector coach Steve Domier held at St. Basil Parish in Los Angeles from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person.  For more information, please contact the Office for Worship at 213-637-7262.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-ministry-renewal-evening-12417

Tuesday, January 31, 2017:  Lector Ministry Renewal Evening in the San Fernando Pastoral Region with veteran lector coach Steve Domier held at St. Bernadine Parish Hall in Woodland Hills from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person.  For more information, please contact the Office for Worship at 213-637-7262.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/sfpr-lector-ministry-renewal-evening-13117

Tuesday, February 7, 2017:  Lector Ministry Renewal Evening in the San Pedro Pastoral Region with veteran lector coach Steve Domier held at St. Dominic Savio Parish Hall in Bellflower from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person.  For more information, please contact the Office for Worship at 213-637-7262.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/sppr-lector-ministry-renewal-evening-2717

Tuesday, February 21, 2017:  Lector Ministry Renewal Evening in the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region with veteran lector coach Steve Domier held at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Ventura from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person.  For more information, please contact the Office for Worship at 213-637-7262.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/sbpr-lector-ministry-renewal-evening-22117



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

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

Experience the Center's Online Advent Calendar at www.maryjoseph.org<http://www.maryjoseph.org>
Go to the homepage and click on the image of Mary & Joseph reach the Advent Calendar. Be inspired each day of Advent by clicking on the links 'Day 1 through Day 24'. Each one will show a new Bible quote and image as people follow Mary & Joseph's journey and the birth of Jesus.
www.maryjoseph.org<http://www.maryjoseph.org>
The Flight into Egypt                                                  Curator: Ellen Mintz
Now Through Wednesday, December 21
Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him."           Matthew 2:13

Many traditions have evolved from the story of the Nativity of Christ. This year we are celebrating depictions of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. Frightened by stories of the birth of a King of the Jews, Herod sent his army to find the Jewish boy born according to prophecy. Warned by an angel, Joseph takes Mary and Jesus to hide in Egypt. As refugees, they relied on the charity of others to protect the Child allowing Him to grow up to fulfill His destiny. Please join us as we celebrate both the journey, and those who helped the Family on their way.
Sunday, Dec. 11: 1-9pm; Monday/Wednesday, 9am-9pm; Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9am-6pm; Friday/Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 16-18, 9am-9pm; Mon.- Wed. Dec. 19-21: 9am-5pm; *Closed Sat. December 10
Call in advance for docent tours, field trip reservations and fees. Please join us this year for our annual exhibit and see nativities from all over the world. Make our exhibit a Christmas celebration with friends and family. Exhibit admission is free - Our Christmas gift to you! For information contact Sydne at (310) 377-4867 ext 258 or sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org<mailto:sjongbloed at maryjoseph.org>.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-4%20Nativity%20clr%20web.pdf

Advent Pilgrimage in the Labyrinth
Sunday, December 18, 2:00 to 4:00pm
A simple couple from Nazareth, Joseph and Mary were reluctant travelers on their journey to and from Bethlehem - all for the Child. This Advent we are invited to remember their travels as we walk the labyrinth - all for the Child who came to be with us. Free-will Donation

Las Posadas Marlene Velazquez
Domingo 18 de Diciembre, 4:00 to 6:00pm
Las Posadas son una festividad Navideña. La Navidad significa el nacimiento de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Y una de las formas de celebrarlo simbólicamente es haciendo "Posadas". Ven y celebra con nosotros una Posada para actuar por lo que pasaron José y María para encontrar posada en su viaje a Belén. Vamos a tener piñatas, aperitivos, y vevidas para todos. Costo: Adultos $5, niños 4-12 $2, niños menores de 4 son gratis.
Las Posadas
Sunday, December 18, 4:00 to 6:00pm
In California, Christmas has been enriched with many elements from the Hispanic culture including music, food, piñatas and the Posada journey. Join us for a symbolic commemoration of Las Posadas as Mary and Joseph search for lodging on their journey to Bethlehem. We will have a piñata for the children as well as snacks and refreshments for all. Cost: Adults $5, children 4-12 $2, children under 4 free.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://maryjoseph.org/pdfs/12-18%20Las%20Posadas%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=31992

Al-Anon Weekend Retreat for Women                      Heather King, MA
Enjoy the Beautiful: Just for Today in Al-Anon
7:00pm Friday, January 20 to 1:30pm Sunday, January 22, 2017
Learning to detach with love from the alcoholic-addict constitutes some of the highest spiritual work on earth. When we put the focus on fully living OUR lives, all heaven breaks loose. Bring your Just for Today bookmark or pamphlet. Heather King is sober 29 years in AA. She writes the column, The Crux, for Angelus, the La Archdiocesan magazine. She leads retreats and speaks nationwide, blogs on art, culture and the magic of LA. Cost: per person/shared $240 ($225 if paid in full by December 30); single room $345 ($330 if paid in full by December 30)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/1-20%20Heather%20Al-Anon%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=31993

Journey Through Grief                                      Sr. Laura Gormley, SSL
Saturday, January 28, 9:00am to 3:00pm
The loss of a beloved spouse, parent, relative, or close friend sends us on a journey of grief. On this journey we struggle with our hopes & fears, our longings & expectations, as we learn to accept our new way of being and moving forward with our individual lives. We will explore ways that may help us along this path. Lunch included.Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by January 20)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/1-28%20Grief%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32424

For more information on these events, please access:

http://www.maryjoseph.org

or call (310) 377-4867.


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

Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra is sponsoring the following events:

Bishop Robert Barron's "Catholicism: The Pivotal Players"
Date: Tuesdays: January 3 - March 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cost: Free - Reservation Required(Class workbooks - including prayer cards - available for $20.00 if ordered  before December 12, 2016.  If ordered later, $25.00.
Join Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D., as she presents "Catholicism: The Pivotal Players", a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization!
For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.

Men's Silent Retreat Weekend - "Streams of Grace and Mercy"
Date: January 20-22, 2017
Time: Friday evening through Sunday noon
Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cost: Varies dependent on lodging (Includes retreat, lodging, all meals)
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Description: The Church needs men who will witness to God's Fatherly love!  Father Bob Lombardo will guide your weekend that will include: inspiring talks, Holy Mass, opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Rosary, time for personal reflection and prayer, and more.
For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 204.

Women's Conference: "Finding and Maintaining Peace"
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cost: $45.00 (includes morning refreshments and lunch)
Description: Come and join the Carmelite Sisters as they call upon the wisdom of Fr. Jacques Philippe in his book, "Searching for and Maintaining Peace".  Your day will include four spiritual talks, Eucharistic Adoration, time for personal reflection and prayer, refreshments and lunch.
For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203

Petrus Youth Night: "Mercy Is Falling" (for teens)
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cost: $5.00 (Reservations Required)
Description: Petrus is an evening for teens throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and beyond. This youth program offers dynamic and inspirational speakers and fund activities to inspire our teens to a deeper spiritual life. The event will include Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and praise and worship so that our teens can experience their Catholic faith fully alive!
For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 301.

Mother Luisita Prayer Pilgrimage: "Walking in the Footsteps of a Woman of Faith"
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cost: $45.00 (includes morning refreshments and lunch)
Description: Join the Carmelite Sisters as they follow the footsteps of the Venerable Mother Luisita who teaches us by her words and example how to live a life of total trust in God. Together, you will visit the original sites where Mother Luisita lived, prayed, and worked as a newly-arrived refugee in the United States.  At each site, you will pray together for your special intentions.
For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.

Weekend Retreat: "Free in Christ" with Bishop David O'Connell
Date: February 17-19, 2017
Time: Friday evening through Sunday noon
Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801
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Description: Depression, anger, resentment, fear, guilt . . . they have all been defeated by Jesus! This retreat will bring healing and a new experience of freedom to your life. Join Bishop David O'Connell and Koinonia John the Baptist for a weekend of mercy and grace as you shed the chains that bind you!  Learn how you may life your life free in Christ! Open to men and women (aged 18-years and above).
For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 204.



11.          Parishioners Federal Credit Union:  New Mobile Banking Application Now Available

Parishioners Federal Credit Union was begun in 1961 by Msgr. J. Augustine O'Gorman, then-pastor of St. James Parish in Redondo Beach.  It has since grown to be the largest Catholic-affiliated credit union in the State of California.  It is open to all parishioners in the San Pedro Pastoral Region, all teachers in Archdiocesan schools, and employees of other select organizations (e.g., Catholic Charities of Los Angeles).  Parishioners Federal Credit Union offers loans for new and used cars, mortgages, home refinancing, and home equity lines of credit, along with savings accounts and checking accounts.  It is announcing its new mobile banking application (available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store), which includes the ability to deposit checks and upload new billing information.  Restrictions and daily limits apply.  For more information, please access:

http://www.parishionersfcu.org

Please note that while PFCU is a Catholic-affiliated organization, it is guided by the regulations of the National Credit Union Association; it is not run by the Catholic Church.


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Due to the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays, the next ACC Newsbriefs issue will be on Friday, January 6, 2017.  May you, your friends, family members, and community members enjoy a most blessed Christmas Season and a New Year filled with many more blessings.


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