[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – February 10, 2017

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ACC Newsbriefs – February 10, 2017


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.       San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee:  Lenten Fast from Wasting Food


  2.       St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Winnetka:  “Renewal for All:  An Ecumenical Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation,” Sunday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 8


  3.       Stillpoint and Fr. Jim Clarke:  Two Workshops for Men on Men’s Spirituality, Sunday, March 5, and Sunday May 7, in Encino


  4.       Loyola Marymount University:  Certificate Program in Spanish:  “Introducción a la Moral Cristiana” Comienza sabado 11 de marzo



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  5.       Western Association of the Order of Malta:  Mass and Anointing of the Sick with Bp. Edward Clark at the Cathedral, Saturday, February 11, in Los Angeles


  6.       Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  Mass in Celebration of Black History Month, Sunday, February 12, in Pasadena


  7.       Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University:  “Interrogating Incarceration:  Mercy and the Prison-Industrial Complex,” Wednesday, February 15


  8.       St. Mark Parish in Venice:  Symposium on Chocolate (Fair Trade Products and the Social Implications of Purchases), Sunday, February 19


  9.       Religious Education Congress:  Musicians Needed for Final Liturgies on Sunday, February 26


10.       Mission Doctors Association:  Pope Francis Scholarships Now Accepting Applications Through Tuesday, February 28


11.       Greater South Bay Catholic Co-Educational Adult Softball League Seeks Players for its 2017 Season, February through June


12.       Valyermo Dancers:  Calendar of Events


13.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events


14.       Metropolitan Tribunal:  Spring Workshop, “Migration and Culture:  Social and Psychological Impact on the Family and the Consent in Marriage,” Saturday, March 4, in North Hollywood


15.       Healing Hearts Restoring Hope:  Retreat Day for Criminal Justice Professionals, Saturday, March 11, in La Cañada Flintridge

16.       Archbishop’s Office of Special Services:  2017 Cardinal’s Awards Dinner to be Held on Saturday, March 11, in Beverly Hills


17.       Fr. Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata:  “Mission Today 2017:  A Catholic Conference,” Saturday, March 18, in West Covina


18.       Office of Family Life and Beginning Experience:  Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, in Encino


19.       Office for Worship and Oregon Catholic Press:  “A Culture of Encounter:  Liturgy in a Shared Parish,” Saturday, March 25, in Glendale


20.       Illuman SoCal and Fr. Jim Clarke:  “Men’s Rites of Passage,” Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2, in Big Bear Lake


21.       Native American Concerns:  “Understanding Wounded Hearts:  The Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous People” Summit, Saturday, May 20, in Rosemead


22.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  Calendar of Events


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


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

25.       Marriage Encounter Weekend, Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, in Glendale


26.       Iconography Ministry at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Annual Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, in Mission Hills


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New This Week:


1.         San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee:  Lenten Fast from Wasting Food



Tons of food and billions of dollars’ worth of food are wasted every year, while one in seven Americans faces food insecurity, along with almost a billion people globally.  Wasted food also wastes water, energy, labor, and croplands, while filling landfills with methane producing garbage.  This Lenten season (which begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1), the San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee invites all people to focus on eliminating food waste by purchasing usable quantities and improving storage practices.  For more info on this national campaign, please access:

http://www.savethefood.com<http://savethefood.com>



People can also contact the San Pedro Region Social Justice Committee at:

socaljp at outlook.com<mailto:socaljp at outlook.com>

for more information on food insecurity, ways to get involved, and the opportunity to participate in Hunger for Change:  A Faithful Response to Food Insecurity,  a Just Faith Ministries resource exploring the realities of food insecurity in the United States and globally.




2.         St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Winnetka:  “Renewal for All:  An Ecumenical Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation,” Sunday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 8

St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Winnetka has two ecumenical events commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  These events are free and open to the public.

“The Reformation:  500 Years of Renewal for All,” Sunday, March 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Conference Center Hall, with The Rev. Lisa Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University; and The Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.



Ecumenical Prayer Service.  “That All May Be One: Celebrating Fifty Years of Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue,” Wednesday, March 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the church, with The Rev. R. Guy Erwin, Ph.D., Bishop, Southwest California Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and The Rev. Kevin Rettig, Pastor, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.

For more information, please access the parish’s website at:

http://www.sjwchurch.com

or contact Mr. Jim Severtson at:

calretiredteach1 at gmail.com<mailto:calretiredteach1 at gmail.com>



3.         Stillpoint and Fr. Jim Clarke:  Two Workshops for Men on Men’s Spirituality, Sunday, March 5, and Sunday May 7, in Encino

Stillpoint, a center for Christian Spirituality, is sponsoring two workshops for men by Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., the Director of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese, and former Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John’s Seminary.  On Sunday, March 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fr. Jim will conduct “Men and Grief:  Where is it all going?”  This workshop will deal with skills of effective grieving so men can then develop joy and gratitude.  On Sunday, May 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fr. Jim will conduct “Men and the Father Wound:  Discovering a New Freedom.”  This workshop addresses incomplete relationships that men may have with their fathers, who play such a formative role in their sons’ lives.  Both workshops will be held at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  Cost is $30 per person for one workshop, or $50 per person for both workshops.

For more information or to register for “Men and Grief:  Where is it all going?” please access:

http://stillpointca.org/calendar-event/170305-clarke/



For more information or to register for “Men and the Father Wound:  Discovering a New Freedom,” please access:


http://stillpointca.org/calendar-event/170205-clarke/



4.         Loyola Marymount University:  Certificate Program in Spanish:  “Introducción a la Moral Cristiana” Comienza sabado 11 de marzo



Este programa (online y salón de clase) está diseñado para ofrecer a los estudiantes los conceptos básicos de la Teología Moral, la historia de cómo hemos llegado a la actual conceptualización y la manera en que se puede integrar a la vida ordinaria de los cristianos del siglo XXI. Siguiendo la división tradicional de los tratados de Teología Moral, se ofrecerá de manera sintetizada los contenidos de la teología Moral Fundamental, la Moral de la Persona y la Moral Social. Es altamente recomendable para líderes eclesiales laicos, catequistas, ministros ordenados o para cualquier persona que quiera profundizar en los valores y principios éticos cristianos que deben acompañar nuestra vida hoy.  $475.



http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/espanol/cre/programas/moral/



Important Information and Continuing Events:


5.         Western Association of the Order of Malta:  Mass and Anointing of the Sick with Bp. Edward Clark at the Cathedral, Saturday, February 11, in Los Angeles

The Western Association of the Order of Malta is hosting a Mass and Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m., at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.  This celebration is being held in observance of the 2017 World Day of the Sick, which coincides with the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes (February 11).  Bishop Edward Clark will preside at the Mass and Anointing.  Wheelchairs are welcome with a preferred seating area and a group of dedicated volunteers to assist at curbside in getting people into their wheelchairs and into the Cathedral.  There will also be parking for vans from parishes, homes, or other group facilities.  All are welcome; one does not need to be sick to attend this Mass.  For more information, please contact:

Chuck Huebner
chuebner at gmail.com<mailto:chuebner at gmail.com>

James Low
lpastour at aol.com<mailto:lpastour at aol.com>


6.         Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association:  Mass in Celebration of Black History Month, Sunday, February 12, in Pasadena

The Altadena/Pasadena Black Catholic Association is hosting a Black History Month Celebration Mass on Sunday, February 12, at 5:00 p.m., at St. Andrew Parish in Pasadena.  Bp. David O’Connell is the principal celebrant and homilist.  All are welcome to this Mass, which will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.  For more information, please contact Ms. Edwina Clay at (626) 840-3562.



7.         Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University:  “Interrogating Incarceration:  Mercy and the Prison-Industrial Complex,” Wednesday, February 15

The Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University is sponsoring a panel discussion, “Interrogating Incarceration:  Mercy and the Prison-Industrial Complex,” on Wednesday, February 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in Ahmanson Auditorium in University Hall on the LMU campus.  Pope Francis’ call to mercy extends not only to those suffering because of wars and famines, but also to those punished for real or perceived transgressions.  The most prominent form of punishment, particularly here in the United States, is imprisonment.  Over the last half-century, incarceration has expanded to include a large percentage of the population, with racial minorities disproportionately affected.  To speak of mercy in this situation requires not only that people advocate on behalf of the incarcerated but that people engage in careful analysis about the fundamental presuppositions and practices that justify imprisonment, and that people formulate creative responses to the current crisis.  All are invited to join the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University as their panelists interrogate incarceration practices and propose ways forward.  The panel will feature Andrew Dilts, Assistant Professor of Political Science at LMU; Francisco “Franky” Carrillo, activist and LMU alumnus (Sociology, Class of 2016); and Ella Turenne, artist, educator, and activist.  This event is free and open to the public, though there is a charge to park on campus.  For most information, or to respond about attendance, please access:

http://www.lmu.edu/acti

or e-mail acti at lmu.edu<mailto:acti at lmu.edu>



8.         St. Mark Parish in Venice:  Symposium on Chocolate (Fair Trade Products and the Social Implications of Purchases), Sunday, February 19

St. Mark Parish in Venice is sponsoring a symposium on chocolate, focusing on fair trade products and the social implications of people’s purchases.  This event will be held on Sunday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m. in Spanish and at 2:00 p.m. in English.  It is free and open to the public.  For questions, please contact Sr. Kathy Bryant, R.S.C., at:

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

or (310) 838-0654.




9.         Religious Education Congress:  Musicians Needed for Final Liturgies on Sunday, February 26

The theme of the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is, “¡Confia! Embrace Trust!”  For the first time in several years, the weekend of Congress falls outside of the Lenten season.  We will sing, “Alleluias!”   The readings of the Sunday of Congress weekend remind us that God’s eye is always on the least and that even Solomon clothed in all his splendor could not compare to the beauty of the blades of grass and flowers of the field nor with the birds of the air.  And, as the psalm of the Sunday of Congress reminds us, “Rest in God alone, my soul.  These are timely words for us to hear and embrace in a world much in need of Christ’s hands and feet.  People are invited to participate in Congress Choir 2017.  The combined talents of nearly 300 musicians comprise the group that will provide the music for the final liturgies on Sunday, February 26.  Over 19,000 people attend these liturgies.  To participate, RSVP by Monday, February 13, by clicking the following link and completing the online form at:

http://tinyurl.com/CongressChoir2017



Attendance at two rehearsals is mandatory.  Choose from one of the following.



Choose whichever “first rehearsal” is more convenient:



Inland Empire:

Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

St. Peter and St. Paul Parish

9135 Banyon St.

Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737

Contact: Cyndi Waddington (Noble), 951-742-1334

Email: cmwmuzic at gmail.com<mailto:cmwmuzic at gmail.com>



Los Angeles Area:

Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.

St Jerome Church

(La Tijera exit at the 405 Fwy)

5550 Thornburn St.

Los Angeles, CA  90045

Contact: John Flaherty, 310.338.2720

Email: John.Flaherty at lmu.edu<mailto:John.Flaherty at lmu.edu>

All must attend this final rehearsal:

Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Linus Church

13913 Shoemaker Ave.,

Norwalk, CA 90650

Contact: Anna Betancourt

Email: Annalbetancourt at gmail.com<mailto:Annalbetancourt at gmail.com><mailto:Annalbetancourt at gmail.com>



For any questions, please contact John Flaherty at:

John.Flaherty at lmu.edu<mailto:John.Flaherty at lmu.edu>



Again, RSVP by Monday, February 13, at:

http://tinyurl.com/CongressChoir2017



10.       Mission Doctors Association:  Pope Francis Scholarships Now Accepting Applications Through Tuesday, February 28

All students in Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese are invited to apply for the 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, 9th to 12th 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.  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



11.       Greater South Bay Catholic Co-Educational Adult Softball League Seeks Players for its 2017 Season, February through June

The Greater South Bay Catholic Co-Educational Adult (ages 18+) Softball League is seeking players for its 2017 season.  Games are held in Torrance on Sunday afternoons from February through June.  Singles and couples are welcome; female players are especially needed.  Practice games will be held on Sunday, February 12; and Sunday, February 19.  For more information, please contact Mr. Fred Lawler at (310) 504-0271 or at:

fredlawler at hotmail.com<mailto:fredlawler at hotmail.com>



12.       Valyermo Dancers:  Calendar of Events

The Valyermo Dancers are sponsoring the following events:

“It’s A Way Of Life:  A Sacred Dance Series.”  Mr. John West, Obl.O.S.B., director of the Valyermo Dancers, will lead students from teens to senior citizens to improve their physical condition and ward off the intimidations and restrictions of stress and limited physical abilities.  With attention to the physical core and the spiritual core, movers and dancers will develop a sense of community and joy in the celebration of Life and the gifts of the Creator.  The classes will offer a unique opportunity for friends and those in relationship to speak and communicate in and through dance, “the hidden language of the soul” [Martha Graham].  This is a series integrating physical exercises, spiritual exercises, and modern dance in a sacred mode.  Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings (February 16; and March 2, 16, 23, and 30), from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  Cost is $20 per session.


For more information, please access the flyer below.



http://www.valyermodancers.org/HSRC_Dance_Series__.pdf



For registration, please contact Sr. Deborah Lorentz, S.S.S., at the center  (818) 815-4496 or at:

http://www.hsrc.com


13.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events

The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following events:

Theological Foundations of Hospitality Workshop will be held in English and Spanish on Saturday, February 11, from 9AM-1PM at St. Bruno's Parish Center in Whittier.   Cost is $15.  For more information call the Office for Worship at 213-637-7262.  Please register online here:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/theological-foundations-of-hospitality

“Parish:  Center of Christian Hospitality” workshop with Brett C. Hoover, Ph.D.  It is open to all parish staff members and parish volunteers.  It will be held on Tuesday, February 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. Bernardine Parish in Woodland Hills, followed by an optional lunch at 12:00 noon.  Registration cost is $10; optional lunch is $10.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/parishes-as-places-of-hospitality-woodland-hills

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, February 21:  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

Basic Lector Formation will be offered in English and Spanish on Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Los Angeles.  Cost is $60.  Online registration is available at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-training-march-olapr

Sacristan Training will be offered in English on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Online registration is available at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/sacristan-training

Altar Server Training will be offered in English on Saturday, March 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Online registration is available at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/altar-server-training

Forming and Sustaining Liturgy Committees will be offered in English on Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Online registration is available at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/forming-and-sustaining-liturgy-committees

For questions about any of these events, please contact:

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

or call (213) 637-7262.



14.       Metropolitan Tribunal:  Spring Workshop, “Migration and Culture:  Social and Psychological Impact on the Family and the Consent in Marriage,” Saturday, March 4, in North Hollywood

The Metropolitan Tribunal is holding its Spring Workshop, “Migration and Culture:  Social and Psychological Impact on the Family and the Consent in Marriage,” on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with registration opening at 8:30 a.m.), at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in North Hollywood.  Presentations (in both English and Spanish) will include the impact of migration on the assessment of marriage nullity cases, the role of the submitting minister, and understanding the new marriage nullity procedure.  It is open to all parish ministers who deal with marriage, including clergy, R.C.I.A. Directors, and submitting ministers.  Recommendation by the pastor is required.  Cost is $25 per person, and includes lunch.  Registrations are due by Monday, February 27.  To register online, please access:

http://archla.org/tribunalworkshop



For more information, please contact Ms. Silvia E. Hernandez at (213) 637-7925 or at:



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



15.       Healing Hearts Restoring Hope:  Retreat Day for Criminal Justice Professionals, Saturday, March 11, in La Cañada Flintridge



Criminal Justice Professionals are invited to a day of personal and professional reflection and self-care, focusing on the Criminal Justice System’s response to victims of violent crime.  It will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, and will be facilitated by criminal justice specialists.  The $25 cost includes morning refreshments and lunch.  The Retreat Day is sponsored by “Healing Hearts Restoring Hope for those affected by homicide,” a non-profit founded by Fr. George Horan.  For more information, please go to the website:

http://www.hhrh-la.org

or contact Sr. Sue Reif, O.S.F., at 909-809-2842 or:

sreif at hhrh-la.org<mailto:sreif at hhrh-la.org>



16.       Archbishop’s Office of Special Services:  2017 Cardinal’s Awards Dinner to be Held on Saturday, March 11, in Beverly Hills

The MMXVII Cardinal’s Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 11, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The 2017 Honorees include Bill Ahmanson, Rick Caruso, Letty Ibarra, Nick Weber, and Gretchen Willison.  Proceeds from this events will benefit Catholic Education, supporting six schools with innovative programs.  For more information, or to receive an invitation, please contact Maggie Holmes in the Archbishop’s Office of Special Services at (213) 637-7520 or at:

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


17.       Fr. Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata:  “Mission Today 2017:  A Catholic Conference,” Saturday, March 18, in West Covina

Fr. Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata are having their annual conference on Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. Christopher Parish in West Covina.  This year’s topic:  The Truth About Anxiety and Depression.  Cost is $25 per person, and includes lunch.  Reservations are due by Wednesday, March 1.  To register, or for more information, please contact (626) 917-0040 or access:

http://www.kolbemission.org/missiontoday


18.       Office of Family Life and Beginning Experience:  Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, in Encino

“Beginning Experience” is part of an international ministry for those men or women who have experienced the loss of a spouse through death, divorce, or separation.  A “Beginning Experience” weekend will be held from Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  This weekend helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope.  “Beginning Experience” is recognized by the Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  To register for the weekend or obtain more information, please contact Peg at (818) 767-1007 or Maria (Spanish) at (310) 365-0186.  Questions can also be sent by email to:

beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com<mailto:beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com>

The cost includes the program and all materials, lodging, and six meals.  Room accommodations on-site are:  shared room for $275 per person; or private room for $350 per person.  Some financial assistance is available on a case-by-case basis.



19.       Office for Worship and Oregon Catholic Press:  “A Culture of Encounter:  Liturgy in a Shared Parish,” Saturday, March 25, in Glendale

The Office for Worship and Oregon Catholic Press are jointly presenting “A Culture of Encounter:  Liturgy in a Shared Parish” on Saturday, March 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Incarnation Parish Community Center in Glendale.  This event is for all parish workers who want to address the challenges of praying and celebrating liturgy in parish communities of mixed cultures.  Keynote Speakers:  Br. Rufino Zaragoza, O.F.M. (English) and Pedro Rubalcava (Spanish).  The cost is $20 per person.  For online registration, please access:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/a-culture-of-encountercultura-de-encuentro

For more information, please contact:

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



20.       Illuman SoCal and Fr. Jim Clarke:  “Men’s Rites of Passage,” Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2, in Big Bear Lake

Fr. Jim Clarke, Ph.D., the Director of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese, and former Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, welcomes men to a “Men’s Rites of Passage,” from Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2, at Big Bear Lake.  Fr. Clarke will be leading this event.  This program was developed by Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M. especially for men in life transitions and Illuman has been entrusted with the maintenance and expansion of this work.  It involves prayer, rituals, teachings about masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and small group sharing.  The cost for this event is $450 per person; financial assistance is available.  This cost includes food, lodging, and the retreat; it does not include transportation to and from the site.  For further information, or to make an application and register, please contact Mr. Jim Cadiz at:

JimCadiz at outlook.com<mailto:JimCadiz at outlook.com>

More information is also available on the website of Illuman SoCal at:

http://www.IllumanSoCal.org


21.       Native American Concerns:  “Understanding Wounded Hearts:  The Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous People” Summit, Saturday, May 20, in Rosemead

The Native Concerns Ministry, along with the San Gabriel Pastoral Region and the Indigenous Language and Cultural Collective, is sponsoring a summit, “Understanding Wounded Hearts:  The Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous People,” on Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead.  The guest speaker will be J. Carlos Rivera, executive director at White Bison, Inc., and a member of the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians.  This summit is free and open to the public.  A complimentary light lunch will be provided.  After the summit, there will be a book signing with Julia Bogany, member of the Gabrieleno San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, and author of Tongva Women Empowering the Future.  If planning to attend, please register by Sunday, May 14, with Sylvia Mendivil Salazar, Coordinator of Native Concerns Ministry, at (626) 755-9175 or at:

sylvia2018 at verizon.net<mailto:sylvia2018 at verizon.net>



22.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  Calendar of Events

The Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City (3908 Sepulveda Blvd.) is sponsoring the following events:

“Movie Bible Nights.”  Every second Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information, please access:

http://www.bemediamindful.org

or contact:

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

“Chasing the Sacred:  Classic Cinema Series.”  Every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., all are invited to watch a classic movie, followed by panels or guided discussions with theologians, filmmakers, and educators in order to discover the sacred that is present in the midst of humanity’s most profound desires and questions.  Refreshments will be provided.  Donation:  $10.  For more information, please access:

http://www.bemediamindful.org

or contact:

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



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



Valentine’s Day Couples Dinner & Celebration

Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of New Evangelization, LA Archdiocese

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  5:00pm to 8:30pm

Wouldn’t you love to spend an evening with your beloved to rekindle your love, revitalize your romance, and rejoice in the sacrament of your union? Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with a dinner by candlelight, the sharing of Eucharist, and a very special renewal of your marriage vows. Remember: Bring a picture of your wedding. Reservations are required.

Cost Per Couple: $125.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/2-14%20Valentines%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32627



Women In Recovery Weekend Retreat     John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes...

7:00pm Friday, February 24 to 1:30pm Sunday, February 26, 2017

“This weekend will address the Twelve Steps as ‘reports of action taken’ rather than as commandments to be followed”

 (A Member’s-Eye View of AA)

Focusing on getting into action, we are invited to consider a life far beyond our limited horizons. Join other women in recovery for this opportunity to consider the changes that a life of recovery proposes. Bring your Big Book, 12&12, and a friend! John McAndrew is a counselor, poet, retreat facilitator and musician in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction.

Cost: per person/shared $240; single room $345.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/2-24%20McAndrew%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=31994



A Film Event: “Come Walk with Me” ~ Phil’s Camino        Annie O’Neil, Director/Producer

Saturday, March 4, 2:00 to 5:00pm

Award-winning, Oscar-nominated, short documentary, Phil’s Camino, tells the story of free spirit Phil, a man living with Stage 4 cancer and dreaming of walking the 500 mile spiritual pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago, across Spain. Unable to make the trip, he does the next best thing: he builds a camino in the forest behind his house, starts to walk, and traces his progress on a map. Along the way he realizes his true pilgrimage is the one he travels within. Phil's journey is one of hope, acceptance & freedom. It is sure to inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something that sounded impossible. Phil’s Camino premiered at SXSW International Film Festival, won Best Short Documentary at Black Hills Film Festival and Audience Favorite at Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest. The event will begin with an introduction by Annie O’Neil to her incredible documentary followed by a discussion of the film and Spanish Tapas for refreshments to bring the flavors of the Camino to Mary & Joseph. Cost:$30 ($25 if paid in full by February 24)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-4%20Phils%20Camino%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32628



Healing Presence in the Workplace

Pamela Davidson, PhD; Johanna Hollowich, MS; Fr. Thomas Kelly

Saturday, March 11, 9:00am to 4:00pm

We will explore destructive workplace behaviors that have affected us from a psychological, social, physical, or spiritual perspective. The movement & flow of the retreat is designed to surface damaging experiences. Gradually through sharing, storyboard, guided meditation and prayer we eventually bring light, clarity, healing, wholeness, growth, and re-integration.

Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by March 3) Lunch included.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-11%20Healing%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32630


St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Celebration

Sunday, March 12, 2017

4:30pm Mass Fr. Laurence Gallagher presiding

5:30pm Appetizers in the lounge with our favorite Irish dancers, Lyons Academy of Irish Dance

6:30pm Dinner in dining room with music by Chris Murphy & The Bracken Band

Enjoy our traditional Irish fare: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Soda Bread and other Irish favorites

and a wee bit of Irish Coffee too…    Sponsored by the Mary and Joseph League; Reservations required by Tues 3/7

Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by Friday, March 3)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-12%20St%20Pats%20tear%20web.pdf
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https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32629



5 Day Retreat: The Changing Seasons of Our Spirituality

Fr. Laurence Gallagher, C.Ss.R.

10:00 am Monday, March 13 thru 1:30 pm Friday, March 17, 2017

“Our lives are a journey... we will experience the seasons of life; the hope of spring, the abundance of summer, the harvest of autumn, and yes, the darkness and depression of winter.”                             ~Seth Adam Smith

Throughout our journey, the Lord walks with us. “I have come, so that you may have life, and have it to the full”. I warmly invite you to journey with me. Together, we will explore ‘The Changing Seasons’ of our humanity and spirituality. Bring your spouse, a friend, your caregiver, register together, share a room and each person will receive a 10% discount ($57.50). Only one discount per reservation.

Cost: per person/shared $575 ($545 if paid in full by February 20); single room $670 ($645 if paid in full by February 20)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-13%20Gallagher%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32672



Spiritual Awakening: The Promise of the 12-Step Process                            Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director
Saturday, March 18, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Attendees will be engaged in an experiential process of personal transformation. You will: 1.Identify sources of your suffering and unhappiness, 2. Experience the resources and process for healing, 3. Learn the skills and actions to establish and foster a stable sense of well-being. This 12 Step methodology promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this way of life. Herb’s journey includes: 7 years in Claretian seminary, a graduate education in psychology, 40 years in human resources consulting, certification as a Spiritual Director, 30 years of active participation in a 12 Step Fellowship and the publication of two books on spiritual awakening (see www.herbk.com<http://www.herbk.com>). A practitioner of Centering Prayer since 1990, Herb also teaches at St. John’s Seminary and LMU. Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by March 10)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-18%20Herb%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32631



The Labyrinth: Finding Grace by Walking in Circles             Sue Ballotti, MA

Saturday, March 25, 9:00am to 3:00pm

The search for purpose, meaning, healing and love keeps us restless and unsatisfied. We seem to be walking in circles, repeating old patterns and unable to break the anxious mental loop of “what ifs”! Walking a Labyrinth as a meditative practice quiets the busyness of our thoughts and anxieties and graces the walker with clarity and peace. The grace of a Labyrinth walk is immediate and transformative by nature. We will use a variety of media, music and art to create a grace filled day complete with 2 Labyrinth walks. Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes. Lunch included.

Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by March 17)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-25%20Labyrinth%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=32736





24.       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 through March 21

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 $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.



Mother Luisita Prayer Pilgrimage: “Walking in the Footsteps of a Woman of Faith”

Date: Saturday, February 11

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.

Petrus Youth Night: “Mercy Is Falling” (for teens)

Date: Saturday, February 11

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.

Weekend Retreat: “Free in Christ” with Bishop David O’Connell

Date: February 17-19

Time: Friday evening through Sunday noon

Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801

[cid:image001.jpg at 01D238D2.6E83BA60]Cost: Varies dependent on lodging (Includes retreat, lodging, all meals)











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.

More For Moms: From Lent to Easter!  Date: Tuesdays: February 14 through March 21, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, at St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $25 per session or $125 for all six classes.  Description: Moms and Grandmas are invited to join Sister Mary Joanne, O.C.D., as she shares the rich Catholic tradition of the Church. Explore ways to pray with your family through the Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, Holy Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and more!  (Children age 4 and older are welcome.),  For Information: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection with Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, C.F.R.  Date: Wednesday, March 1, Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $65.00 (includes morning refreshments and lunch)

Description: For over 50 years, the Sacred Heart Retreat House has hosted an Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection. Please join us this year, as we prepare for the holiest season of the year with a day of prayer that will include: conferences, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass with the distribution of ashes, Stations of the Cross, and time for silent prayer and reflection. Open to both men and women.

For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Lenten Day of Marian Prayer with Fr. Stash Dailey.  Date: Saturday, March 11, Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $45.00 (includes morning refreshments and lunch).  Description: During this season of renewal, learn how the message of Our Lady of Fatima can prepare you to experience a fruitful Lenten season. Your day will include: two inspiring talks by Fr. Stash Dailey, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass in honor of our Lady, and time for silent prayer and reflection. Open to both men and women.  For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Spanish Day of Recollection with Fr. Agustin de la Vega.  Dia de Recogimiento (para hombres y mujeres).  Fecha: Miercoles, 12 de Abril.  Tiempo: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Donde: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Costo: $65.00 (incluye desayuno y almuerzo).  Descripcion: El dia incluye: Conferencias, Adoracion del Santisimo, Confesion, Via Crucias, Tiempo de Frelexion y Oracion, Santa Misa.  Para Mas Informacion o Para Inscribirse: (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Men’s Conference: “Why Be Catholic?” with Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P. and Patrick Madrid.  Date: Wednesday, May 27, Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $60.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch).

Description: Join Father Brian Mullady, O. P., and Immaculate Heart Radio host, Patrick Madrid, as they team to provide key biblical and historical reasons for being Catholic. Discussions will include common reasons why Catholics leave the Church, why they return, and what lay Catholics can do to help people better understand the teachings of the Catholic Church. Your day will include: dynamic talks, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Mass, and time for personal prayer and reflection.  For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



Mother/Teen Daughter Retreat: “Eagerly Pursuing Holiness” with Fr. Ben Cameron, C.P.M.  Date: Sunday June 18, through Wednesday, June 21.  Time: Sunday, 3:00 PM – Wednesday, 1:00 PM.  Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $250.00 (per person).  Description: Building a strong mother-daughter relationship is important and what better way to do it than spending quality time together?  Your retreat will include: fun, fellowship, and faith formation; inspiring conferences on our Catholic faith; confession, adoration, and Holy Mass; mother-daughter quality time; time to work, play, and pray with the Carmelite Sisters; sharing with other families and building lasting relationships. Open to moms and their teen daughter(s) (ages 13-18).  For Information and Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



25.       Marriage Encounter Weekend, Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, in Glendale

There will be a Marriage Encounter Weekend from Friday evening, June 2, through Sunday afternoon, June 4, at Incarnation Parish in Glendale.  The cost is $300 per couple, including meals and supplies.  Limited financial assistance is available.  This cost does not include lodging.  People can either commute, or get a room at a nearby hotel.  For more information, please contact Ms. Maria Milagroso (Guing) Ramos at (213) 637-7330 or email at:

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



26.       Iconography Ministry at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Annual Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, in Mission Hills

The San Fernando Pastoral Region Center in Mission Hills is hosting the seventh annual Iconography Workshop from Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  Under the leadership of master iconographer Nicholas Markell, students will write an icon of St. Junipero Serra, the recently-canonized founder of the first nine California missions and “Apostle of California.”  Classes will provide students with a creative and hands-on experience in a reflective and communal atmosphere of studio time, prayer, and instruction.  Master iconographer Markell teaches Eastern iconography from a Western Catholic perspective in an approach that explores the ancient art technique, the spiritual symbolism of the icon writing process, the history and theological significance of the icon, the living tradition of iconography, and the vocation of the iconographer.  Guidance is given in all phases of the icon writing process, including 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.  Cost of the workshop is $550 and includes all materials, instruction, lunches, and tours of the San Fernando Mission and the Archival Center.  Proceeds support iconography ministry and renewal in the life of the Church.  Reservations are now being accepted with a $150 materials fee.  For more information or reservations, please contact Mr. Kevin Kipper at (661) 645-1431 or at:

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

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