[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – October 6, 2017

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ACC Newsbriefs – October 6, 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

Please note that lines in the headline section link to the items themselves.  Just click on the headline and it will take you to the requested item.


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New This Week:


  1.       Center for Migration Studies:  Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference, Wednesday, October 11 through Friday, October 13, in Los Angeles


  2.       Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Service, Friday, October 13


  3.       Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles:  Vigil in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima, Friday, October 13


  4.       San Gabriel Pastoral Region:  “Hospitality:  The Gateway to Evangelization,” Wednesday, October 18, in Covina


  5.       Santa Barbara Pastoral Region:  Filming of a New “Word on Fire Video” Needs an Audience, Saturday, October 28, in Santa Barbara


  6.       Office of Religious Education:  San Gabriel Regional Congress, “Discipleship:  Witness to God’s Love,” Saturday, October 28, in La Puente


  7.       Office for Worship:  Advanced Liturgical Formation Starts Saturday, October 14, in Northridge; Master Lector Training Starts Saturday, December 2 in Los Angeles



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  8.       Valyermo Dancers:  “It’s A Way Of Life:  A Sacred Dance Series,” Select Thursday Evenings in October, in Encino


  9.       Holy Name of Mary Parish in San Dimas:  Men’s Retreat, Saturday, October 14


10.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Ecclesia Certification Course in Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Begins Saturday, October 14


11.       Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  12th Southern California Congress of Divine Mercy, Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15


12.       Catholic H.I.V./AIDS Ministry:  AIDS Walk Los Angeles, Sunday, October 15


13.       Islamic Center of the Inland Empire; and California State University at San Bernardino:  “Pope Francis and Other Religions:  Where He Might Be Leading Us” with the Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith, Tuesday, October 17


14.       Office for Worship:  Bereavement Training in Spanish begins Tuesday, October 17, in Chatsworth


15.       Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima:  2017 Fatima Centennial Conference, Saturday, October 21, in Los Angeles


16.       Diaconate Formation Office:  Informational Meeting for Men Interested in Permanent Diaconate, Sunday, October 22, in Santa Barbara


17.       Loyola Marymount University Extension:  “Veterans’ Wellness:  What Works?  Resiliency, Hardiness, Thriving” Workshop, Saturday, October 28


18.       National Catholic Planned Giving Seminar and the Development Department:  “21st Century Mission and Ministry” Certificate Program, Wednesday, November 1, through Friday, November 3, in Long Beach


19.       American Martyrs Parish in Manhattan Beach:  “A Day of Healing and Hope” with Immaculée Ilibagiza, Saturday, November 4


20.       Dawn Unity Group and the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  “Interfaith Relations in Los Angeles,” Tuesday, November 7, in Rolling Hills Estates


21.       Santa Clara University:  Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries to be Offered in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Application Deadline is Friday, December 1


22.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Calendar of Events


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


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


25.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Calendar of Events



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New This Week:


1.         Center for Migration Studies:  Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference, Wednesday, October 11 through Friday, October 13, in Los Angeles



The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Loyola Marymount University, and Mount St. Mary’s University are hosting the 2017 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference from Wednesday, October 11, through Friday, October 13, on the campus of Loyola Marymount University.  The agenda and speakers are available at:

http://cmsny.org/event/2017-ciii/<https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcmsny.org%2Fevent%2F2017-ciii%2F&h=ATPcz8ArFohdtHvccaKafR5NvwnQY2BiR0PxCk-SAQlUx4oDuXFspgljYtSLQOciouweSiccf3S4fd6hB8BfBjxdRkjvSOnVkHtzRajpdfLTEy5pM8KdP7hEt_VUz68BE7XxsnNQXB529lYUrlOkSAI5VDsHbXwcdIEwB0UeTQvNhRYkHZc-4hHtLgSzBAwlf3dO>

The primary purpose of the conference is to advance the goals of CMS’ Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) which seeks to study, document, and support a growing network of diverse Catholic institutions that are working successfully to advance immigrant integration, empowerment, and well-being.  Cost is $75 per person.  Registration is available at:

https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.653432



2.         Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Service, Friday, October 13

Pauline Books and Media in Culver City invites all to a special Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Service on Friday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m., in the chapel at the Pauline Books and Media Center (3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA  90230).  This closes their local celebration of the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  The prayer service will be held in the chapel before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.  Those who participate may receive a plenary indulgence.  A potluck supper will follow.  For more information, please call (310) 397-8676 or email:

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



3.         Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles:  Vigil in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima, Friday, October 13



All are invited to come to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles to commemorate the 100-year apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  It will be held on Friday, October 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The whole family is invited.  This is a good opportunity to reflect and pray for world peace, reconciliation, and those in need.  There will be a small procession, worship songs, Marian songs, rosary, and a short reflection of 5th Encuentro.  The vigil will be bilingual, English and Spanish, with the participation of various members of our Catholic community.  This is vigil is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, the V Encuentro Initiative, and Nueva Creacion de Dios Ministry.  There is no cost for the event; however, there might be a parking fee at the Cathedral.  The Cathedral is also located one block from the Civic Center stop on either the Metro Red Line or the Metro Purple Line.  For more information, please contact Ofelia Neri at (323) 434-5710 or at:

ofelianeri at yahoo.com<mailto:ofelianeri at yahoo.com>




4.         San Gabriel Pastoral Region:  “Hospitality:  The Gateway to Evangelization,” Wednesday, October 18, in Covina

The San Gabriel Region is hosting “Hospitality:  The Gateway to Evangelization; A Morning for Ministers of First Impression” on Wednesday, October 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart Parish in Covina (Cavanagh Hall).  This is a day for secretaries and receptionists who work for parish, school and religious education offices.  This day is part workshop, part retreat, part learning, part sharing, and part community building.  This event is open to people in all regions, not just the San Gabriel Pastoral Region.  This event is free; however, registration is required.  Find a flyer at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By1ideyCUynqSTl2QXNQYVE4TFk/view

To register, please access:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGnlwpxyyBngvj-K8uhjyHY-Y6a5GtPNsXiqOrZeQNANLwDA/viewform

For a letter from Bp. David O’Connell, auxiliary bishop for the San Gabriel Pastoral Region, please see:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By1ideyCUynqNG04Qkw5eFZPM0k/view

For questions, please call (626) 960-9344 or e-mail:

discipleship21 at sgpr.org<mailto:discipleship21 at sgpr.org>



5.         Santa Barbara Pastoral Region:  Filming of a New “Word on Fire Video” Needs an Audience, Saturday, October 28, in Santa Barbara


Bp. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, will be filming a new video for Word on Fire at Our Lady of Sorrows in Santa Barbara on Saturday, October 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  In six 25-minute presentations, Bp. Barron will explore the origins and symbolism of the Mass.  To be part of the audience, please access:

https://themassfilming.eventbrite.com

There is no admission fee, but registration is required and spaces are limited.





6.         Office of Religious Education:  San Gabriel Regional Congress, “Discipleship:  Witness to God’s Love,” Saturday, October 28, in La Puente

The San Gabriel Regional Congress, “Discipleship:  Witness to God’s Love,” will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Bp. Amat High School in La Puente.  The day will include:  choices among 90 workshops in English and Spanish; Morning Prayer and Liturgy with Bp. David O’Connell; live music, food trucks, and more.  There are tracks for Youth, Young Adult, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, as well as a new Family Track, “Living the Faith at Home.”  Also new, “After Hours,” from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., for Young Adults (ages 18 through 39), including witness, encounter, and worship.  Cost for the Regional Congress is $30 through Sunday, October 8.  After that, cost is $35.  For more information, please access:

www.archla.org/sgrc<http://www.archla.org/sgrc>

For questions, please call (626) 960-9344 or e-mail:

congress at sgpr.org<mailto:congress at sgpr.org>



7.         Office for Worship:  Advanced Liturgical Formation Starts Saturday, October 14, in Northridge; Master Lector Training Starts Saturday, December 2 in Los Angeles

The Office for Worship of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is re-instating its Advanced Liturgical Formation 2017-2019.  The program offered takes place over a two-year period which includes a specialization in Liturgy, Liturgical Music, or Initiation.  If you have members of your parish involved in the liturgy or on your parish liturgy committee whom you think would benefit by participating in this program, please submit an application by Monday, October 9.  The first day of class begins Saturday, October 14.  Classes will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in  Northridge.  Cost is $350 for the entire course.  Please find the application, along with the brochure<http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/worship/Documents/Advanced%20Formation%20Brochure%202017.pdf> with the curriculum, prerequisites, and a link to the registration packet<http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/worship/SiteAssets/Pages/workshops-webinars/Advanced%20Formation%20Registration%20Packet.pdf>, at:

http://www.laliturgy.org

For more information, please contact the Office for Worship 213-637-7262 or email:

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

Master Lector Training will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic School. 3254 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles CA 90065 (held at the school) on the First Saturday’s: December 2, 2017; January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5, 2018.  8:30AM-12:30PM.  Cost: $75.  Please register online by Monday, November 20, at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/master-lector-training-2

For more information please email:

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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


8.         Valyermo Dancers:  “It’s A Way Of Life:  A Sacred Dance Series,” Select Thursday Evenings in October, in Encino

“It’s A Way Of Life:  A Sacred Dance Series.”  Mr. John West, Obl.O.S.B., director of the Valyermo Dancers, will offer at Holy Spirit Retreat Center his second series of modern dance classes which integrate both physical and spiritual exercises.  Using his rich background in Graham, Humphrey-Weidman, Horton, and Dunham techniques, John will lead students from teens and young adults to seniors 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].  Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings (October 12, 19, and 26) 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 at:



http://www.valyermodancers.org/HSRC_2nd_Dance_Series_.pdf



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



9.         Holy Name of Mary Parish in San Dimas:  Men’s Retreat, Saturday, October 14

Men of all ages are invited to a Men’s Half-Day Retreat on Saturday, October 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Holy Name of Mary Parish in San Dimas.  Participants will focus on male spirituality through all the stages of life.  Guest Speaker:  Dn. Scott Palmer, Assistant to Bishop Edward Clark.  Featured Musicians:  Matt Matsumoto and Will Wright.  Suggested donation:  $5.  The retreat includes a full breakfast served after Mass.  For more information, or to register, please contact Tom Nolan at:

tenolan327 at gmail.com<mailto:tenolan327 at gmail.com>

or (818) 298-1360.



10.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Ecclesia Certification Course in Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Begins Saturday, October 14

Mount Saint Mary’s University has an Ecclesia Program for all church ministers, whether paid or volunteer; lay, religious, or clerical.  The Ecclesia Program is offering a seven-session certification course, “Certification Course in Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations:  A Catholic Ministry.”  The instructor is the Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith, the Officer for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  This seven-session Certification Course provides a thorough exploration of Catholic Church relations with other Christian denominations, as well as with non-Christian religious traditions.  Through readings, discussions, presentations, and experiences of encounter, participants not only learn the history of Ecumenical and Interreligious relationships, but also explore in-depth the key related documents and theology of the Second Vatican Council.  Most important, participants will develop practical ministry skills for advancing understanding, reconciliation, and common efforts for peace among various religious groups  in their own communities.  This course is designed especially for Catholic parishioners who are committed to contributing to Ecumenical and Interreligious relations.  The course meets on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 14, November 18, December 2, January 13, February 10, March 10, and April 21.  All classes are at Mount Saint Mary’s University Doheny (downtown) campus, near U.S.C.  Cost is $580 per person for the seven-session course.  For more information, or for the registration form, please access:

https://www.msmu.edu/media/website/content-assets/msmuedu/home/student-life/spiritual-life/images/Ecclesia---Fr.-Alexei-17-18-FINAL.pdf

or email: ggresser at msmu.edu<mailto:ggresser at msmu.edu>

or call (310) 954-4126.



11.       Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  12th Southern California Congress of Divine Mercy, Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15

The Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles holds its 12th Southern California Congress of Divine Mercy and Days of Individual Consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary.  The theme of the Congress is "Mary:  God’s Yes to Man."  It will be held at the parish on Saturday, October 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., continuing on Sunday, October 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  This event is organized by Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles under the supervision of its pastor, Fr. Don Woznicki; the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy under the supervision of Fr. George J. Bobowski; and the Parish Divine Mercy Ministry with the assistance of Fr. John-Paul Gonzalez.  The Congress will include conferences, lunch, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, Reconciliation, and Masses.  Speakers will include Msgr. Timothy O'Connell; Fr. Slawomir Szkredka; Fr. Jose Rueda; Fr. Luke Mata; Fr. Don Woznicki; Fr. Joseph Choi; Dn. Marco Antonio Garcia; Fr. George Bobowski; and Fr. John-Paul Gonzalez.  The conferences during the Congress will be in two languages (English and Spanish) in separate locations.  Masses and other liturgies will be bilingual (English and Spanish).  The Mass on Saturday, October 14, will be at 5:30 p.m., with Bp. Edward Clark presiding.  The Mass with consecration and dedication of the new chapel of Our Lady of Mercy, will be on Sunday, October 15, at 11:30 a.m. with Bp. Joseph M. Sartoris presiding.  Cost for the two-day Congress is $35 per person.  For couples registering together, the cost is $50 per couple.  For more information and registration, please contact the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at (323) 393-4144 or at:

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

Online registration is available at:

www.divinemercy.opoka.org<http://www.divinemercy.opoka.org>

and at:

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

More information is also available from Christ the King Parish at (323) 465-7605 and at the parish website:

www.ctkla.org<http://www.ctkla.org>



12.       Catholic H.I.V./AIDS Ministry:  AIDS Walk Los Angeles, Sunday, October 15

Catholic H.I.V./AIDS Ministry is one of the nonprofit organizations that benefits from AIDS Walk Los Angeles.  People who register for the walk can join the Catholic H.I.V./AIDS Ministry Team.  It is team #0519.  All the money raised by the ministry will be used to continue providing outreach and educational efforts to parishes and schools.  Parishes and schools are also encouraged to walk together.  (The ministry recommends t-shirts from Homeboy Industries.)  AIDS Walk Los Angeles will take place on Sunday, October 15.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with the 10K walk beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The starting and ending points are Los Angeles City Hall.  To register for AIDS Walk Los Angeles, or to make a donation, please access:

http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles



or call (213) 201-9255.

Catholic H.I.V./AIDS Ministry is team #0519.




13.       Islamic Center of the Inland Empire; and California State University at San Bernardino:  “Pope Francis and Other Religions:  Where He Might Be Leading Us” with the Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith, Tuesday, October 17

The Annual Morrow-McCombs Memorial Lecture was established at California State University at San Bernardino to promote Jewish-Christian-Islamic Relations.  The 30th Annual Lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Islamic Center of the Inland Empire, which is located at 9212 Base Line in Rancho Cucamonga.  The Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith will present a lecture, “Pope Francis and Other Religions:  Where He Might Be Leading Us.”  Fr. Smith is the Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  This event is free and open to the public.  There is also free parking, with a reception following the event.  Find more information at:

http://cimes.csusb.edu/outreach/mccombs.htm


14.       Office for Worship:  Bereavement Training in Spanish begins Tuesday, October 17, in Chatsworth

Entrenamiento para Ministros de Consolación en la parroquia de St. John Eudes, Chatsworth.  8 sesiones consecutivas martes de 7-9:00 PM.  Octubre 17, 24, y 31; Noviembre 7, 14, 21, y 28; y Diciembre 5.  St. John Eudes (9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA  91311).  $15 por sesión.  Por favor de registrarse en línea:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/entrenamiento-para-ministros-de-consolacion-st-john-eudes

The Office for Worship is sponsoring a Ministry of Consolation Training Series in Spanish.  It will be held at St. John Eudes Parish in Chatsworth for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings, beginning October 17 and ending December 5.  Classes are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  A certificate of participation will be given for those that attend the series.  The training will only be held in Spanish.  The cost is $15 per session.  Please register online here:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/entrenamiento-para-ministros-de-consolacion-st-john-eudes

For more information, please contact Ms. Eva Hernandez at 213-637-7547 or at

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



15.       Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima:  2017 Fatima Centennial Conference, Saturday, October 21, in Los Angeles

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is sponsoring its 2017 Fatima Centennial Conference.  It will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Conference Center of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.  The cost is $50 per person; or $90 for a married couple.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please access their website:

www.bluearmyla.org<http://www.bluearmyla.org/>

or call (909) 374-2069.

or e-mail bluearmyla at gmail.com<mailto:bluearmyla at gmail.com>


16.       Diaconate Formation Office:  Informational Meeting for Men Interested in Permanent Diaconate, Sunday, October 22, in Santa Barbara

The Diaconate Formation Office will be hosting an informational 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, October 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish School, rooms 2 and 3, 227 N. Nopal St., Santa Barbara, CA, 93103.  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>



17.       Loyola Marymount University Extension:  “Veterans’ Wellness:  What Works?  Resiliency, Hardiness, Thriving” Workshop, Saturday, October 28

Loyola Marymount University Extension is offering a workshop aimed especially at mental health providers and those who work with military veterans.  “Veterans’ Wellness:  What Works?  Resiliency, Hardiness, Thriving” will be held on the L.M.U. campus (University Hall, Room 1859) on Saturday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This interactive workshop will strengthen counselor skills in enhancing wellness with veterans and family members.  All areas of wellness (psychological, financial, physical, social, and spiritual) will be addressed.  Scheduled panelists include active duty service personnel, who are also counselors and chaplains.  Cost is $55.  There is an optional additional $25 charge for professional continuing education credits.  For further information and registration, please access:

http://academics.lmu.edu/extension/programs/acc/veteransandserviceproviders/

Questions can be directed to:

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

or to 310-338-2812.



18.       National Catholic Planned Giving Seminar and the Development Department:  “21st Century Mission and Ministry” Certificate Program, Wednesday, November 1, through Friday, November 3, in Long Beach

The National Catholic Planned Giving Seminar, in partnership with the Office of Planned Giving in the Development Department, presents the “21st Century Mission and Ministry” Certificate Program.  It will take plan from Wednesday, November 1, through Friday, November 3, at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach.  The focus will be on estate planning and stewardship in parishes.  Registration fee is $595 per person, but there is a discount price of $400 per person for Pastors and Administrators of parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Online registration is available at:

https://www.codesweb.com/ncpgs-la.html#info<https://www.codesweb.com/ncpgs-la.html%23info>

For further information, please contact Ms. Kim Jetton in the Office of Planned Giving at 213-637-7512 or at:

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


19.       American Martyrs Parish in Manhattan Beach:  “A Day of Healing and Hope” with Immaculée Ilibagiza, Saturday, November 4

American Martyrs Parish in Manhattan Beach is hosting Immaculée Ilibagiza for “A Day of Healing and Hope” on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the parish.  Ms. Ilibagiza is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, and a best-selling author about that experience.  The retreat will include testimony, music, and prayer.  Cost is $57 per person.  For more information, please contact (424) 327-9671 or:

sisterhood at americanmartyrs.org<mailto:sisterhood at americanmartyrs.org>

For registration, please contact Ms. Annette Micek at:

annette at immaculee.com<mailto:annette at immaculee.com>

or access:

http://www.immaculee.com

Click on “Shop/Events” and then click on “Retreats.”



20.       Dawn Unity Group and the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs:  “Interfaith Relations in Los Angeles,” Tuesday, November 7, in Rolling Hills Estates

Dawn Unity Group is sponsoring its 17th Interfaith Discovery Series.  Its next event will be “Interfaith Relations in Los Angeles.”  It will be held on Tuesday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 20438 Crenshaw Blvd. in Rolling Hills Estates.  Mr. Bob Rothman will be the moderator.  Participants will include:  Rev. Jonathan Chute of Rolling Hills United Methodist Church; Rabbi Mark Diamond of Loyola Marymount University; the Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer the for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; and Dean Jihad Turk of Bayan Claremont, an Islamic graduate school.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please access:

http://rhumc.org/dawn-unity-group-2/



21.       Santa Clara University:  Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries to be Offered in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Application Deadline is Friday, December 1

Santa Clara University, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is offering its Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Using the “blended learning” approach, some classes will be taken in person (held at DePaul Evangelization Center in Montebello); some will be online as a web conference, with students and professor meeting together online at designated times.  The program includes seven required courses, and a number of electives.  Financial assistance is available if a student qualifies.  The deadline to register for the Winter 2018 quarter is Friday, December 1.  For more information, please call 408-554-4831 or access:

https://www.scu.edu/cas/academics/graduate-program-in-pastoral-ministries/



22.       Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University:  Calendar of Events

The Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to attend one of our upcoming workshops.  This year's theme is Contemplation and how we may come to live our whole lives from a more grounded, rich, life-giving place.  Workshops include:

"Being Whole, Being Holy: Fostering a Spirituality of Integration”<http://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux171014a#.Wbg6J9VSyUk> with Dr. Wilkie Au. Saturday, October 14, from 9:00am to 2:30pm, $45.  This workshop will explore models or frameworks for understanding what living with wholeness and balance looks like; common factors that rob us of what we yearn for; and strategies for dealing with stress and fragmentation in our lives.

"Dreamwork: A Pathway to Healing and Wholeness."<http://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux171118#.Wbg5xdVSyUk> with Dr. Noreen Cannon Au.  Saturday, Nov. 18, 9am to 2:30, $45.  Dreams are a powerful source of self-discovery, personal growth, healing and integration. A dream is like an inner counselor. It helps us to see ourselves more clearly and to identify those blind spots that are keeping us from living the life we want to have. Although many of us are drawn to working with our dreams, knowing where to start and how to go about it can be confusing. This workshop will give you some basic tools to help you with the process.

For more information, please access http://extension.lmu.edu/crs or call us at 310.338.2799.



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

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

Petrus Youth Night.  Saturday, October 14, with doors open at 5:30 PM.  St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $5.00.  Serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and beyond, the Carmelite Sisters and N.E.T. (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries offer an engaging Gospel-centered youth program that includes Holy Mass, Confession, dynamic speakers and Christian witness, musical worship, and Eucharistic adoration.  We hope to inspire youth as children of God and help them to experience their Catholic faith with confidence and joy!  For information and reservation, please contact (626) 289-1353 ext. 301.

ENDOW Women’s Conference, “The Spirituality of Christian Women.”  Saturday, October 28, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $75.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch).  Women are invited to join the Carmelite Sisters and the ENDOW Los Angeles Chapter (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) for an exciting day that includes dynamic speakers and a panel to learn more about the feminine genius.  The Carmelite Sisters and ENDOW presenters will ignite your faith and answer your questions about your role in the Church as strong Christian women!  Partial scholarship funds available on a first-come-first served basis.  For information and reservation, please contact (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.



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

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

Coming Home to Myself: Wisdom for the Journey.  Presenters: Maggie Perrone, RN, MA & Chantel Zimmerman.  7:00pm Friday, October 13 to 1:30pm Sunday, October 15.  Leave the hectic world behind and come nourish yourself taking time to go inward and return to your center. At this 3-day retreat the labyrinth and SoulCollage® will serve as spiritual tools that connect you with God and your inner wisdom. Silence, prayer and interactive exercises fill the weekend fostering nurturing opportunities to bring you back to yourself.  Cost: per person/shared $245; single room $340.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-13%20Maggie%20weekend%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34232



Awake & Aware II ~ Homelessness Community Panel.  Sunday, October 15, 1:00 to 4:00pm.  *Part 2 of a 3 Part Series exploring issues critical to our community.  The plight of homeless folks is heartbreaking and frustrating. The problem of homelessness is enormous and complicated. If someone stopped you on the street and said "I'm homeless and hungry, can you help me?" would you know what to do? Come for answers & discussion with the agencies and programs currently in place to help homeless folks. Learn what the acronyms mean ~ SBCEH, LAHSA, CES, SPA8 & HHCLA ~ and how CES and Emergency Response Teams come into play.  Cost: $10

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-15%20Homeless%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34233



Centering Prayer:  An Introduction and An Experience.  Presenter:  Herb Kaighan.  Saturday, October  21, 1:00 to 5:00pm.  Are Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a Prayer and Meditation practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation and Contemplation; what they are and how to practice them? Would you like to learn about them through experience? Centering Prayer combines the best of all these practices of conscious contact with the “Mystery”. Come learn and experience a way of improving your relationship with God and fostering your spiritual life.  Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by October 13)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-21%20Centering%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34234



For more information about Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, please call (310) 377-4867 or access:

http://www.maryjoseph.org



25.       St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo:  Calendar of Events

Saint Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, CA , has openings for these remaining preached retreats in 2017.

Please call, 661-944-2178, or email, retreats at valyermo.com<mailto:retreats at valyermo.com>, the retreat office to make reservations or for more information.

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

https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/282.htm (Retreat information)



NOVEMBER

3-5 Edith Stein: Her Journey from Darkness into Light<http://edithstein2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138897934>

Edith Stein: Her Journey from Darkness into Light

Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 5, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $250 single, $200 each shared



Retreat Description: Join us as we reflect on the life and times of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a brilliant philosopher and poet, a mystic and searcher of the truth, and a Jew- a daughter of Israel. Her encounter with the cross in the life of a Christian friend sparked an inner transformation that led to her baptism into the Catholic faith. Her reading of the life of Teresa of Avila brought her to the door if the Cologne Carmel where she began her contemplative journey as a Carmelite nun. Her Jewish identity and her Catholic faith collided with the oppressive Nazi regime and led her to martyrdom at Auschwitz.   Presenters: Fr. Joseph Brennan, O.S.B.; Cheryl Evanson; Michaela Russell.



13-17 Guess What's Coming for Dinner?: A Cooking Retreat/Workshop<http://cookingretreat2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138897975>

Guess What's Coming for Dinner

Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $400 single, $350 each shared



Retreat Description: Once upon a time, up in the cold north, there was an elderly widower who grew quite fond of making a different soup each night of the week. You wouldn't believe what edible riches and delights the winter months provide for the pot on the stove. Come and spend a week of learning and fun in the monastery kitchen. Taste and see how good different veggies go together with legumes, with rice, with squash, mushrooms, breads... you get the idea!  Presenter: Fr. Isaac Kalian, O.S.B.





24-26 Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen<http://henrinouwen2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895216>

Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen

Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $250 single, $200 each shared



Retreat Description: As a prolific writer, Nouwen addressed a slew of wide-ranging topics, but only insofar as they bore directly upon his main thrust-our life in the Spirit. Never did he stray from this sole emphasis! To the most basic question, "what constitutes the very essence of our spiritual life," Nouwen's conceptual trilogy (Solitude, Community, Ministry) provides the most solid answer as it represents a balanced conception of what authentic spirituality is about. It is spirituality pure and simple, without the unwanted trappings: mere spirituality indeed! This retreat focuses on Nouwen's own articulation of the substance of our spiritual life.  Presenter:  Wil Hernandez



27-12/1 Priests' Retreat: Healers in Christ<http://healersinchrist2017fall.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895219>

Priests’ Retreat: Healers in Christ
Monday, November 27 – Friday, December 1, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $400 single



Retreat Description: This retreat for priests will highlight the ministry of priests as compassionate healers in Christ. The homilies and writings of Pope Francis will provide inspiration for our reflections on the mercy of Christ that works through us as sacrament-persons. Time will also be devoted to exploring pitfalls in our ministerial style with particular focus on compassion fatigue, a form of ministry burnout. (This retreat was previously offered March 6-10.)  Presenter:  Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B.



DECEMBER

1-3 Advent Retreat<http://adventretreat2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895218>

Advent Retreat

Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3, 2017

Room, board , tuition: $250 single, $200 each shared



Retreat Description: On this first weekend of Advent we will offer a potpourri of monastic insight, enabling participants to experience the Advent season as a time rooted in scripture, history, art, music, and liturgy.  Presenter: Monks of Valyermo



3 Taller Adviento En Espanol<http://talleradviento2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895213>

Taller Adviento En Espanol

Domingo, 3 de Diciembre, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Donacion: $40



Descripcion: "Advieno significa venida." Es el tiempo en que los cristianos nos preparamos para la vendida del Senor. Se dice que el Antiguo Testamento fue el gran tiempo de espera y despues de esa espera de mucho siglos, Cristo se manifesto en toda su gloria dandonos la oportunidad de una nueva vida en el Espiritu. En nuestro caso, no tenemos que esperar siglos para su venida. Los que han ansiado la venida del Senior siempre han estado listos para el encuentro con el Amado. Durante este taller y a traves vez de una reflexion teologica tendras la oportunidad de un encuento con Jesus donde El pueda renovar y restaurar tu vida.  Presentador: Carlos Obando



22-25 Christmas Retreat: The Mystery of the Incarnation<http://christmas2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895207>

Christmas Retreat: The Mystery of the Incarnation

Friday, December 22 - Monday, December 25, 2017

Room, board, tuition: $330 single, $300 each shared



Retreat Description: On the Solemnity of Christmas we first contemplate the mystery of the Word becoming Flesh. The liturgical celebration at the Abbey starts with First Vespers on Christmas Eve and ends with Night Prayer on Christmas Day.





29-1/2 New Year's Retreat: Singing the Music of the Incarnation<http://newyearrretreat2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138895201>

New Year's Retreat: Singing the Music of the Incarnation

Friday, December 29 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Room, board, tuition: $330 single, $300 each shared



Retreat Description: It is appropriate to ponder the gift of the Incarnation and its impact on our personal lives at this time of the year. The presenter will share insights from a French Benedictine nun, musician, and philosopher: Elisabeth-Paule Labat (1897-1975), drawing from her books in English: The Presence of God (Paulist, 1980) and The Song that I Am: On the Mystery of Music (Cistercian Publications, 2014). A glimpse of her theology can be found in a passage from her first book: "By the mystery of the incarnation, our human nature as been assumed and implicitly saved by the Word of God. We give our consent to this, echoing and extending the fiat of the Virgin and the whole Church, and the Word made flesh assumes our person He, as it were, accepts responsibility for the whole of our being and our entire destiny." (The Song That I Am is available in the Abbey bookstore.)  Presenter:  Fr. Francis Benedict, O.S.B.




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