[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs - March 25, 2016

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ACC Newsbriefs – March 25, 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.       Holy Innocents Parish in Long Beach:  Spring Concert with Porta Caeli Chamber Players, Saturday, April 2


  2.       St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care in Los Angeles:  Annual Awards Luncheon, Sunday, April 17, in Los Angeles


  3.       Fr. Kolbe Missionaries:  Calendar of Events




Important Information and Continuing Events:


  4.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  “Star Wars and the Spiritual Life (or How Star Wars Can Make Us Happier, Better People),” with Fr. James McDermott, S.J., Saturday, April 2


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


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


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


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


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



10.       Diaconate Formation Office:  Information Meeting for Men Interested in the Permanent Diaconate Sunday April 24, in Bellflower


11.       Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents:  Parenting Instructor Training, Summer 2016 in Los Angeles; Early Registration Ends Saturday, April 30


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


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


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


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


16.       Wordnet Productions:  Series of Shows on Mercy


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


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New This Week:


1.         Holy Innocents Parish in Long Beach:  Spring Concert with Porta Caeli Chamber Players, Saturday, April 2

Holy Innocents Parish in Long Beach is hosting the Porta Caeli Chamber Players for its Spring Concert 2016.  Under the direction of Tony Tripp, the award-winning youth soloists of the Porta Caeli Chamber Players will perform works by Chopin, Hayden, Saint-Saens, Sarasota, and Wieniawski.  They will be joined by soprano Christina Nguyen and the Holy Innocents Chorus.  This event is free and open to the public; donations are gratefully accepted.  For more information, please access:

http://www.lbcatholic.com



2.         St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care in Los Angeles:  Annual Awards Luncheon, Sunday, April 17, in Los Angeles

St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care is holding its Annual Awards Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles (737 Lamar St., Los Angeles, CA  90031).  The event will include Irish music by The Ploughboys, along with a silent auction, opportunity drawings, and awards for various people and organizations who have supported St. Camillus Center.  General admission luncheon tickets are $80 apiece.  For more information and registration, please contact the Center at:

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



3.         Fr. Kolbe Missionaries:  Calendar of Events

The Fr. Kolbe Missionaries are sponsoring the following events:

Presentation of St. Maximilian’s Writings by Antonella DiPiazza, General Editor.  Thursday, March 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Fr. Kolbe Missionary Center.

Preparation for Total Consecration to Mary.  Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon., at St. Christopher Parish in West Covina.

Catholic Conversation:  Open Discussion on Laudato Si’.  Tuesday, April 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Fr. Kolbe Missionary Center.



“Saintly Success” Series for Young Adults.  Thursdays from April 14 through May 26, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Fr. Kolbe Missionary Center.



The Fr. Kolbe Missionary Center is located at:

531 East Merced Ave.

West Covina, CA  91790

626-917-0040



Important Information and Continuing Events:



4.         Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  “Star Wars and the Spiritual Life (or How Star Wars Can Make Us Happier, Better People),” with Fr. James McDermott, S.J., Saturday, April 2

The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University is holding a workshop, “Star Wars and the Spiritual Life (or How Star Wars Can Make Us Happier, Better People),” with Fr. James McDermott, S.J., on Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in University Hall.  For decades, the Star Wars films have captured people’s imaginations.  Not only have they taken moviegoers to amazing worlds and adventures a long time ago and far, far away, they have also offered insight into people’s own big questions:  What leads a person towards the good or the dark?  Is forgiveness a fool's errand?  And when you come to the big forks in the road, how do you decide which way to turn?  This workshop will be a conversation on some of the big ideas of the Star Wars saga, and how they can nourish people’s own spiritual lives.  Cost is $25.  For more information and registration, please access:

http://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux160402



5.         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



6.         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



7.         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



8.         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>



9.         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/



10.       Diaconate Formation Office:  Information Meeting for Men Interested in the Permanent Diaconate Sunday April 24, in Bellflower



The Diaconate Formation Office will be hosting an information meeting for all men who are interested in finding out more about becoming a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Members of the Archdiocesan Diaconate Formation Office will be present to explain the role of the deacon in the Church, to explain the Diaconate Formation Program, and to answer any questions that participants might have.  Men must be between the ages of 30 and 60 years to enter the formation program.  It is important for men who are married to attend with their wives.  The next information meeting will be held on Sunday, April 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at St. Dominic Savio Parish, 13400 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA  90706.  For further information, please contact Mrs. Claudia Ortiz in the Diaconate Formation Office at (213) 637-7383 or at:

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



11.       Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents:  Parenting Instructor Training, Summer 2016 in Los Angeles; Early Registration Ends Saturday, April 30

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>



12.       Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre:  Spiritual Guide Series with Dr. Michael Downey, 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, 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



13.       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.



14.       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 remaining 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; 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>




15.       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.

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.  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



16.       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:

Go to YouTube, search "Wordnet Productions," open the 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



17.       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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