[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - March 11, 2016

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ACC Newsbriefs – March 11, 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.       Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels:  “Mercy at the Cathedral,” Lenten Reflections with Bp. Robert Barron, Tuesday, March 15, Repeated Wednesday, March 16


  2.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “A Disciple’s Journey:  Maturing in the Spirit,” Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, in Duarte


  3.       American Martyrs Parish in Manhattan Beach:  Workshop on Laudato Si’, Monday, April 11


4.        Los Angeles Hindu-Catholic Dialogue:  “God at Play in All Creatures:  Reading Laudato Si’ through Hindu Ecotheology,” Thursday, April 14, in Los Angeles



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  5.       National Catholic Sisters Week:  Tuesday, March 8, through Monday, March 14, with Events Throughout Archdiocese


  6.       Parish Pastoral Councils Office and Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region:  Parish Pastoral Formation Day, Saturday, March 12, in Playa del Rey


  7.       San Pedro Pastoral Region Social Justice Committee:  Proposition 47 Reclassification Clinic, Saturday, March 12 in Wilmington


  8.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Victory is With the Lamb:  Lessons in Spiritual Warfare,” Saturday, March 12, in Sylmar


9.        Separated and Divorced Ministry in the Office of Family Life:  Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 25, in Sierra Madre


10.       Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre:  Spiritual Guide Series with Dr. Michael Downey, March through May


11.       Wordnet Productions:  Series of Shows on Mercy


12.       Catholic Cemeteries:  Stations of the Cross on Sundays of Lent in Los Angeles


13.       Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Lenten Masses and Devotions


14.       Office of Family Life:  “Newlyweds 101:  God Centric” Workshop Series Continues through June, in Los Angeles


15.       Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  "To Be Black and Catholic:  A Formation Series" Continues First Thursdays in Altadena


16.       Kolbe Missionaries:  Calendar of Events


17.       Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Calendar of Events through March


18.       Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra:  Calendar of Events through March


19.       St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo:  Annual Open House, Saturday, April 9


20.       Mother Cabrini Chapel and Library Open House, Sunday, April 10, in Burbank


21.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Fifth Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture with Fr. Carlos Maria Galli, Thursday, April 14


22.       Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents:  Parenting Instructor Training, Summer 2016 in Los Angeles


23.       Pax Christi:  Speakers Available for Nonviolence and Peace Events


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New This Week:


1.         Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels:  “Mercy at the Cathedral,” Lenten Reflections with Bp. Robert Barron, Tuesday, March 15, Repeated Wednesday, March 16

The Ministry of Evangelization at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is sponsoring “Mercy at the Cathedral,” Lenten reflections with Bp. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region.  It will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Cathedral.  It will be repeated on Wednesday, March 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., also in the Cathedral.  All are welcome to come and celebrate the Year of Mercy and how people can practice mercy in their lives.  This event is free and open to the public.  The Cathedral is located one block from the Civic Center stops on the Metro Purple Line and the Metro Red Line.  Secure parking is available at the Cathedral for $8.  For more information, please access the Cathedral’s website at:

http://www.olacathedral.org



2.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  “A Disciple’s Journey:  Maturing in the Spirit,” Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, in Duarte

The Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) is holding its Spring Conference, "A Disciple's Journey:  Maturing in the Spirit," on Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, March 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Santa Teresita (Madonna Hall), 819 Buena Vista St., Duarte, CA.  Saturday topics and speakers include:  “Exercising Charisms:  A Walk in Faith” - Dcn. Steve Greco; “Bearing Witness in Life and in Word” - Fr. George Reynolds; “Community:  Where a Servant's Heart is Formed” - Sr. Regina Maria Gorman, O.C.D.; and “Healing As A Journey” - Dr. Elizabeth Kim.  Saturday’s events will also include Mass and Healing Service with Fr. Ismael Robles.  Sunday topics and speakers include:  “Balance:  When to Say No” - Fr. Bill Delaney, S.J.; “Perseverance:  Finding the Path Through Life's Difficulties” - Kay Murdy; “A Life Formed By the Word of God” - Fr. Bill Adams, C.Ss.R.; and “Prayer That Grows Deeper” - Dominic Berardino.  Sunday’s events include Palm Sunday Procession and Mass with Fr. Charles Lueras, C.R.I.C.  Weekend and One Day Prices are available.  For more information and registration, please access:

http://www.scrc.org



3.         American Martyrs Parish in Manhattan Beach:  Workshop on Laudato Si’, Monday, April 11

On Monday, April 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., American Martyrs Parish in Manhattan Beach will host a workshop on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ recent (May 2015) encyclical on the environment.  The purpose of this event is to provide information and resources so people and organizations can put the encyclical’s directions into practice.  The workshop presenter will be Allis Druffel, Southern California Outreach Director for California Interfaith Power and Light.  All are welcome to this free event.  To register, or for questions, please contact Anthony Fadale at:

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

For a copy of the encyclical, please access:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html



4.         Los Angeles Hindu-Catholic Dialogue:  “God at Play in All Creatures:  Reading Laudato Si’ through Hindu Ecotheology,” Thursday, April 14, in Los Angeles

The Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs is a co-director of the Los Angeles Hindu-Catholic Dialogue.  The Dialogue will present “God at Play in All Creatures:  Reading Laudato Si’ through Hindu Ecotheology” on Thursday, April 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on the campus of Loyola Marymount University (University Hall, Room 1000).  The keynote speaker will be Daniel Scheid, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and author of The Cosmic Common Good:  Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics.  In addition, response and dialogue will be provided by Eric Meyer, Ph.D., and Mugdha Yeolekar, Ph.D.  Prayers for the Earth will be offered by Swami Omkarananda and the Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  This event is free and open to the public, since it is generously funded by the Martin Gang Institute.  For more information, or any questions, please contact Tracy Tiemeier, Ph.D. at (310) 568-6234 or at:

tracy.tiemeier at lmu.edu<mailto:tracy.tiemeier at lmu.edu>



Important Information and Continuing Events:


5.         National Catholic Sisters Week:  Tuesday, March 8, through Monday, March 14, with Events Throughout Archdiocese

National Catholic Sisters Week was created to honor women religious through a series of events, taking place across the country, that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus to the lives of these women. It is an opportunity to recognize everything sisters have done for the church and the world.  There are five Regional celebrations throughout the Archdiocese which will feature the showing of “Women and Spirit,” a DVD that traces the history of the sisters’ contributions to the church in the U.S., and an opportunity to meet and speak with sisters from the Region.  The remaining ones are:

San Pedro Pastoral Region:  Saturday, March 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Lomita

Santa Barbara:  Sunday, March 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura

San Fernando Pastoral Region:  Sunday, March 13, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in La Canada Flintridge

For more information, please access:



http://www.nationalcatholicsistersweek.org



6.         Parish Pastoral Councils Office and Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region:  Parish Pastoral Formation Day, Saturday, March 12, in Playa del Rey

The Parish Pastoral Councils Office, in collaboration with Our Lady of the Angels Region, is hosting a Parish Pastoral Formation Day, “Making Parish Pastoral Councils Happen,” on Saturday, March 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 3;30 p.m., at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey.  Topics will include:  Role and Purpose of Parish Pastoral Councils; Consensus; Selection of Council Members; Developing Operational Guidelines; Creating a Mission Statement; Developing and Conducting Effective Meetings.  Cost is $20 per person, and that includes morning hospitality, lunch, and materials.  For more information and registration, please access:

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



7.         San Pedro Pastoral Region Social Justice Committee:  Proposition 47 Reclassification Clinic, Saturday, March 12, in Wilmington

The Social Justice Committee of the San Pedro Region, along with other organizations, is sponsoring a series of free Proposition 47 Reclassification Clinics.  With the passage of Proposition 47, some non-violent felonies can be reclassified as misdemeanors.  People would need to bring a complete copy of their criminal records.  One workshop will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Wilmington.  For more information, please access:

http://www.MyProp47.org

To register for one of these two workshops listed above, please contact:

social.action at uuclb.org<mailto:social.action at uuclb.org>

or call (562) 513-3570 or call (562) 900-1009.



8.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Victory is With the Lamb:  Lessons in Spiritual Warfare,” Saturday, March 12, in Sylmar

Southern California Renewal Communities is sponsoring a workshop, "Victory is With the Lamb:  Lessons in Spiritual Warfare," on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with Fr. Bob Garon and Dominic Berardino.  This event will be held at St. Didacus Parish Hall, which is located at 14337 Astoria St. in Sylmar.  Topics:  The Power of the Precious Blood; Mary and the Saints:  Our Allies in Spiritual Battle;  and Enemies Not of Flesh and Blood.  The day will conclude with Mass.  Cost for this event is $25 per person.  Cost includes catered chicken lunch.  Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org




9.         Separated and Divorced Ministry in the Office of Family Life:  Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 25, in Sierra Madre

The Separated and Divorced Ministry in the Office of Family Life is gathering to pray the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., at Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre.  Participants are asked to meet at the top of the driveway to begin, with the Stations of the Cross to be led by Fr. Patrick Hill.  The Stations of the Cross are outdoors, so walking shoes are recommended.  After the Stations of the Cross (approximately 8:00 p.m.), people can gather for dinner at Peppers Mexican Grill and Cantina (181 Colorado Pl. in Arcadia with phone 626-446-5529).  While Stations of the Cross are free, people will pay for dinner.  For more information, and to make reservations for dinner, please contact Julie Monell-Auzenne at (213) 637-7249 or at:

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



10.       Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre:  Spiritual Guide Series with Dr. Michael Downey, March through May

Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre is sponsoring a Spiritual Guide Series through May.  Dr. Michael Downey, Director of Theological and Spiritual Formation at the Retreat House, will lead a series of reflections on various people.  Each of these reflections will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by Mass at 4:00 p.m.  The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, March 6:  Pope Francis—Mission, Mercy, Margins

Sunday, April 3:  Thomas Merton—A Contemplative in a World of Action

Sunday, April 17:  Etty Hillesum—An Interrupted Life

Sunday, May 1:  Jean Vanier—In Weakness, Strength



These events are free and open to the public; however, donations are gratefully accepted.  Reservations are not required.  For more information, please contact the Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center at (626) 355-7188 or access:

http://www.materdolorosa.org



11.       Wordnet Productions:  Series of Shows on Mercy

Fr. Michael Manning, S.V.D., and Wordnet Productions, has a series of television programs on God’s mercy, and they are available for view (even before they are televised):

Go to YouTube, search "Wordnet Productions," open that top link and "shop."  All shows are free.  The available shows are:

Discover Jesus:  Mercy!  [aired the week of January 25]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQjxDETPXgg

Discover Jesus:  God of Mercy  [aired the week of February 22]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slg9lxqebvw

Discover Jesus:  Liberating Mercy  [aired the week of March 7]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPYBF4T5yrE

For more information about Wordnet Productions, please access:

http://www.wordnet.tv



12.       Catholic Cemeteries:  Stations of the Cross on Sundays of Lent in Los Angeles

All are invited to the Stations of the Cross at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Boulevard, East Los Angeles, on the Sunday of Lent at 2:00 p.m.  On Palm Sunday, March 20, the gathering will include a special Reenactment of the Passion of the Lord, presented by several parishes in Deanery 9 on the eastside of Los Angeles, with San Gabriel Regional Bishop David G. O’Connell presiding.  For more info, please call Calvary Cemetery at (323) 261-3106.


13.       Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Lenten Masses and Devotions

The Daughters of St. Paul at Pauline Books and Media in Culver City (3908 Sepulveda Blvd.) are having Mass on select Thursdays of Lent.  They will have Mass at 1:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:  March 10, and 17.  These Masses will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Additionally, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (without Mass) on Mondays and Tuesdays of Lent at 2:00 p.m.  There will also be a Bilingual Rosary Service on Saturdays of Lent at 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please contact:

culvercity at paulinemedia.com<mailto:culvercity at paulinemedia.com>

or call (310) 397-8676.



14.       Office of Family Life:  “Newlyweds 101:  God Centric” Workshop Series Continues through June, in Los Angeles

The Office of Family Life is hosting a series of marriage enrichment workshops for couples married 0-5 years.  These workshops, held one Friday evening per month through June 2016, at St. Basil Church in Los Angeles, will focus on issues such as communication, finances, intimacy, and spirituality.  Cost is $20 per couple per workshop.  Couples are encouraged to attend all workshops.  For more information and registration, please access:



http://archla.org/newlyweds101



The full link is at:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/familylife/MEP/Pages/newlyweds101.aspx

You can also contact Ms. Candy Metoyer, Marriage Preparation Coordinator, at:

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



or at (213) 637-7250.



15.       Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  "To Be Black and Catholic:  A Formation Series" Continues First Thursdays in Altadena

The Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association presents a yearlong seminar series journeying through Black Catholicism.  The main speaker, Mr. Jared Anderson, will focus on Black Catholic spirituality, catechesis, and liturgy, as well as history, Catholic social teachings, and social justice.  Sessions will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Altadena.  The series will continue on the first Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m. with occasional guest speakers.  The schedule of topics is as follows:

April 2016: The Black Christ
May 2016: A Black Catholic Understanding of The Church
June 2016: To Be Black, Catholic, and Womanist
July 2016: Black Catholic History
August 2016: Scripture in the Life of the Black Catholic

This course is free and open to all; however, donations are gratefully accepted.  People can go to any and all topics that interest them.  For more information, please contact Ms. Edwina Clay at (626) 840-3562 or Mr. Jared Anderson at:

janderson at stbernardym.org<mailto:janderson at stbernardym.org>



16.       Kolbe Missionaries:  Calendar of Events

The Kolbe Missionaries are sponsoring the following events.  Unless otherwise noted, they will be held at the Fr. Kolbe Missionary Center (contact information below):

MI Women.  Wednesday evenings through March 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Women are invited to pray the Scriptures through Lectio Divina.  For more information, please access:

http://www.kolbemission.org/miwomen

Discernment Nights.  Thursday evenings through March 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (in conjunction with Journey of Healing below).  Adults are invited to reflect on various Scripture passages and on following Christ more fully.  For more information, please access:

http://www.kolbemission.org/discernmentnight



Journey of Healing.  Thursday evenings through March 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  This is a Biblical reflection series on Christ’s healing ministry in the synoptic Gospels, leading people from recognition of Christ to a response to Christ.  The evenings will include discussion, prayer, reflection, and song.  For more information, please access:

http://www.kolbemission.org/journey



The Fr. Kolbe Missionary Center is at:



Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata
531 East Merced Avenue
West Covina, CA  91790
(626) 917-0040
E-mail: FKMissionaries at gmail.com<mailto:FKMissionaries at gmail.com>

http://www.kolbemission.org/en



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

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

Spiritual Awakening: The Promise of the 12-Step Process with Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director.  Saturday, March 12, 1:00 to 5:00pm.  Alcoholics Anonymous developed a spirituality derived from a 12-Step process as a solution to alcohol addiction. Carl Jung had suggested “The Spirit is the antidote to spirits.” Bill Wilson states in the Big Book “…our way of living has its advantages for All.” This presentation will be an overview of this 12-Step process. The presenter will describe the purpose of each Step and the integration of all Steps as an effective means of personal transformation. Participants will learn the application of these Steps to their personal life (whether or not in a 12-Step Fellowship) and the practical use of the Steps in fostering their own personal spiritual life.  Cost: $20.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-12%20Herb%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=29358

Spirituality of Aging with Richard F. Groves.  Saturday, March 19, 9:00am to 4:00pm.  “A Spirituality of Aging is about Growing B/older Gracefully...”There is a new vision for mature adulthood emerging today. The wisdom of spiritual eldering offers an opportunity for everyone in our society, regardless of age, to find new ways of embracing life’s transitions. Inspired by the classic book From Age-ing to Sage-ing (Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi), this retreat draws from the world’s great cultural and spiritual traditions. The retreat is a time to reflect, be inspired and experience how we choose to live and make more soulful choices as we age.  The retreat includes lunch. Cost: $75.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-19%20Groves%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=29582

The Labyrinth: Walking a Path of Compassion with Sue Ballotti.  Saturday, March 19, 9:00am to 3:00pm.  “Compassion” = “to suffer with.” Sometimes it can be difficult to truly experience compassion, to be with another’s suffering, even our own, when we feel so helpless to do anything to alleviate the pain. Walking the Labyrinth can be a way to help us experience God’s compassionate presence and a way for us to hold ourselves and others compassionately. Come experience the gentle holding of Divine Compassion through the walking meditation of the Labyrinth. Includes lunch. Cost: $50.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-19%20Labyrinth%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=30368

Easter Sunday Brunch.  Sunday, March 27, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Start a new family tradition! Join us for a delicious buffet brunch as we celebrate Easter with family and friends.  Cost: Adult per person $27; Children 4-12 per person $14; Children under 4  Free.  Reservations are required Tuesday, March 22.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-27%20Easter%20Flyer%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=30429

A Poetic Encounter with God with Fr. Jack Stoeger.  Saturday, April 2, 9:00am to 3:00pm.  This day will explore how poetry can be a soul-centered “doorway” into the Divine. There will be ample time for contemplative consideration of poetic selections and harvesting insights with others. Fr. Jack provides ministry to priests at the Cardinal Manning House of Prayer in LA. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by March 25) Includes lunch.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/4-2%20Stoeger%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=29583

The Imago Dei: Discovering the Christ Within with Maggie Perrone, RN, MA.  Saturday, April 16, 9:30am to 4:00pm.  Each of us has within us the Spirit of Christ. In this program led the group will engage with each other in prayer, reflection, sharing, movement, song, poetry, journaling and a labyrinth walk, to discover what shape this Imago Dei may take within our unique selves. The retreat will help each participant learn to become a greater reflection of this Divine Image to others. Throughout the day we will reflect upon where we have been in order to deepen awareness and begin the journey of refreshment and renewal. Our focus will be on the recognition of the presence of the Imago Dei within ourselves thereby recognizing the same in each person we meet along the journey of our lives. Includes lunch. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by April 8)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/4-16%20Maggie%20Deo%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=29589

Pathways to Mercy & Compassion with Fr. Jim Clarke, PhD.  7:00pm Friday, April 22 to 1:30pm Sunday, April 24.  We all desire to receive mercy & compassion from God and others. But how do we share these gifts? How do we mature in these virtues? With Pope Francis’s words and lifestyle as a backdrop, we will explain ways & means that will assist us in this important spiritual task for our lives.  Cost: per person/shared $240 ($225 if paid in full by April 1); single room $335 ($320 if paid in full by April 1)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/4-22%20Clarke%20tear.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=29588

For more information about the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, please access:

http://www.maryjoseph.org



18.       Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra:  Calendar of Events through March

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

“Summoned by Divine Mercy” Conference.  Saturday, March 19, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, at St. Joseph Campus, 507 N. Granada Ave. in Alhambra.  Cost: $45.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch).  This conference is part of the Retreat House’s celebration of the “Year of Mercy.”  Fr. George Bobowski of the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy and Sister Faustina, O.C.D., will help participants enrich and deepen their love and appreciation for the ‘greatest gift’ of God to our times.  For information and reservation, please contact (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.

Women’s Silent Retreat Weekend on the weekend of Palm Sunday.  It will be from Friday, March 18, at 5:00 p.m., to Sunday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m.  Fr. John Paul Ouellette, C.F.R., will be the retreat director, leading participants on a spiritual journey that includes conferences, the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic adoration, Holy Mass, Stations of the Cross, blessing of the palms, praying the Rosary, and time for personal prayer and reflection.  Per-person costs vary by accommodation:

Saturday Commuter (no overnight):               $  65

3-Day Commuter (no overnight):                   $120

Double room with bath (2 person room):        $180

Semi-Private (private room; shared bath):      $240

Private Room (private room and bath):          $260

For information about Sacred Heart Retreat House, please contact Ms. Suzan Elliott, Retreat Coordinator, at (626) 289-1353 x204 or at:

retreatcoordinator at carmelitesistersocd.com<mailto:retreatcoordinator at carmelitesistersocd.com>

The Retreat House’s website is at:

http://www.sacredheartretreathouse.com



19.       St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo:  Annual Open House, Saturday, April 9



On Saturday, April 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Seminary will host its annual Open House.  Guests will be able to tour the campus and meet Seminarians.  If coming in a large group, participants are asked to carpool, as parking is limited.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact the Seminary at (805) 482-2755.  The Seminary’s website is:

http://www.stjohnsem.edu



20.       Mother Cabrini Chapel and Library Open House, Sunday, April 10, in Burbank

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini) Chapel and Library will have an Open House on Sunday, April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All are invited to visit the Chapel where Mother Cabrini prayed for strength and guidance from Our Lady Help of Christians in her work to help orphans, the weak, and the sickly in her Orphanages, Hospitals, and Schools throughout the Country and the World.  The Chapel is located at 380l Scott Road, Burbank, CA 91504.  For more information, please call (626) 372-7812 or email:

cas1810 at aol.com<mailto:cas1810 at aol.com>

or visit the website of the Italian Catholic Federation at:

http://www.icf.org



21.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Fifth Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture with Fr. Carlos Maria Galli, Thursday, April 14

The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University is sponsoring its fifth annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture.  It will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m., on the campus of Loyola Marymount University.  This year’s speaker will be Fr. Carlos Maria Galli, S.T.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Fr. Galli has a long and distinguished career as Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Argentina, where he currently serves as director of doctoral studies.  He specialized in the study of Lucio Gera, the father of Teología del Pueblo.  The author or editor of many books and articles, Fr. Galli has a long record of service as consultant to the bishops of Argentina and also to the Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM) in Bogotá.  The pope named Fr. Galli to the International Theological Commission almost immediately after being elected.  Fr. Galli also collaborated with Pope Francis in the Final Document of Aparecida and is thoroughly versed in the key events and thinkers that have formed this pope’s view of the world and his ministry.  This Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information, please access:

http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/crs/


22.       Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents:  Parenting Instructor Training, Summer 2016 in Los Angeles

Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents is an organization that helps parents raise their children peacefully and effectively and without violent parenting.  There will be training sessions for Parenting Instructors this summer.  Training in Spanish will be from Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1.  Training in English will be from Monday, August 8, through Friday, August 12.  Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.  Cost is $450 (or $400 if paid in full by Saturday, April 30).  Training will take place at 4850 Civic Center Way, Los Angeles, CA  90022 (with phone 323-261-5767).  For more information, or registration, please contact Sr. Ines Telles, C.S.J., founder and director, at:

Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents
c/o Sr. Ines Telles, C.S.J.
222 N. Virgil Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90004
213-480-4238 or 213-479-6066
itelles at seacharter.net<mailto:itelles at seacharter.net>



23.       Pax Christi:  Speakers Available for Nonviolence and Peace Events

Pax Christi International and Pax Christi U.S.A., along with the local groups of Pax Christi Southern California and Pax Christi Los Angeles, remain organizations of the official Catholic nonviolence and justice movement.  Pax Christi began in Europe after World War II.  Members are committed to the consistent life ethic.  With the elections this year, members of Pax Christi (through the St. Camillus Consistent Life Ethics Resource Center) are available to speak to parish and school groups about the Catholic Church’s respect for all life.  For more information, please contact Fr. Chris Ponnet, Pastor of St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care; chaplain at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center; and chair of Pax Christi Los Angeles.  He is at (323) 225-4461 x221.

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