[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – October 20, 2017

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ACC Newsbriefs – October 20, 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.       Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Book Signings with Heather King and Sr. Rose Pacatte, F.S.P., on Saturday, October 28


  2.       40 Days for Life Ends Sunday, November 5


  3.       Marriage Encounter Weekend Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, in Glendale


  4.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Training Events in November


  5.       Illuman SoCal:  Men’s Retreat in Spanish, “The Wise Man,” Saturday, December 9, in Los Angeles


Important Information and Continuing Events:


  6.       John Paul II Foundation for the New Evangelization:  Novena for the New Evangelization, through Sunday, October 22; St. John Paul II Feast Celebration on Sunday, October 22, in North Hollywood


  7.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops, October and November Throughout the Archdiocese


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


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


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


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


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


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


14.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Día de los Muertos Celebrations, Saturday, October 28, in Oxnard; and Saturday, November 4, in Los Angeles


15.       St. Peter Claver Parish in Simi Valley:  Living Rosary and Concert for Life with Donna Lee and Gretchen Harris, Sunday, October 29


16.       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


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


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


19.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Workshop on “Women in the Gospels:  Many Stories, Many Lives – Good and Bad, Extraordinary and Ordinary!” Saturday, November 11


20.       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


21.       Office for Worship:  Master Lector Training Starts Saturday, December 2 in Los Angeles


22.       Daughters of St. Paul:  “Love Among Us” Christmas Concert, Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, in Culver City


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


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


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


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



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New This Week:


1.         Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Book Signings with Heather King and Sr. Rose Pacatte, F.S.P., on Saturday, October 28

Pauling Books and Media (3908 Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City) is hosting two book signings on Saturday, October 28.  At 10:00 a.m., Heather King shares some of her story and speaks about her latest books which are filled with down to earth wisdom and spirituality.  Heather’s latest title is Holy Desperation which combines mysticism, 12-step wisdom, and a clear-eyed view of human nature into a survival guide for desperate times.  Heather will bring a selection of her books for purchase and will be available to sign them.  At 2:00 p.m. Sr. Rose Pacatte, F.S.P., will speak about and sign her latest book: Corita Kent, Gentle Revolutionary of the Heart.  Sr. Corita Kent was an I.H.M. sister and a nationally-respected pop artist.  Her life of creativity and love took her in unexpected directions while the beauty and truth of her life and her art continue to resonate today.  For more information, please call (310 397-8676 or email:

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







2.         40 Days for Life Ends Sunday, November 5

40 Days for Life prayer vigils to end abortion will conclude on Sunday, November 5.  To find the nearest Prayer Vigil location, please access their website at:

http://www.40daysforlife.com






3.         Marriage Encounter Weekend Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, in Glendale

There will be a Marriage Encounter Weekend from Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, at the Incarnation Community Center, 214 Fairview Avenue (cross street Central), Glendale, CA 91202.  Registration fee is $50 per couple.  For more information, please contact Guing A. Ramos at (213) 637-7330 or at:

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




4.         Office for Worship:  Calendar of Training Events in November

The Office for Worship is offering the following training sessions:



Formation and Renewal for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass.  Saturday, November 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Please register online at:


http://store.la-archdiocese.org/formation-and-renewal-for-eucharistic-ministry-at-mass-3



Basic Lector Training and Renewal.  Saturdays, November 4, November 11, December 2, December 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The Saturday morning classes will be at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles; the Tuesday evening class will be at St. Agatha Parish in Los Angeles.  Cost is $60.  Please register online at:


http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-training-st-vincent

Lector Training.  Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, and 28, and December 5; and Wednesday, December 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in El Segundo.  Cost is $60.  Please register online at:

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-training-st-anthony



Formation and Renewal for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound.  Saturday, November 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Please register online at:



http://store.la-archdiocese.org/formation-and-renewal-for-eucharistic-ministry-to-the-sick



Theological Foundations of Hospitality (Training for all liturgical ministers).  Saturday, November 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles.  Cost is $15.  Please register online at:

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

For more information about any of these events, please call the Office for Worship at (213) 637-7262.


5.         Illuman SoCal:  Men’s Retreat in Spanish, “The Wise Man,” Saturday, December 9, in Los Angeles

Una invitación para todos los hombres (solteros y cadados, jovenes y ancianos):  Sábado, 9 de diciembre del 2017, de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m., en Griffith Park, Mineral Wells Picnic Area.  Donación $20, incluye un almuerzo ligero.  El tema es “Los Magos Sabios.”  Acompáñanos para descubrir los regalos que nos traen los magos sabios:  realeza, divinidad, y muerte.  Trae contigo lo siguiente:  tambor u otro instrument de percusión; silla portátil; protección del sol; sombrero; y botella de agua.  Reserve su participación antes de lunes, 4 de diciembre, comunicáandote con Giovanni Pérez, al llamar (323) 447-5304 o por correo electrónico:

goperez29 at gmail.com<mailto:goperez29 at gmail.com>



Important Information and Continuing Events:

6.         John Paul II Foundation for the New Evangelization:  Novena for the New Evangelization, through Sunday, October 22; St. John Paul II Feast Celebration on Sunday, October 22, in North Hollywood

In response to the large number of young people leaving the Catholic Church, the John Paul II Foundation for the New Evangelization is conducting a campaign for Intercessors for the New Evangelization.  This month, the Foundation invites all Catholics to pray the Novena for the New Evangelization with meditations on the Sacraments from the teachings of St. John Paul II, whose feast is celebrated on October 22.  The Novena will be through Sunday, October 22.  To join the intercessors’ network and to pray the Novena for the New Evangelization-- Nine Days with St. John Paul II, please access:

http://www.parishevangelizationleaders.org/network_of_intercessors/

There will also be a celebration of St. John Paul II’s feast day.  The celebration will be on Sunday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in North Hollywood.  It will begin with prayer for the New Evangelization, and be followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Meditation on the Eucharistic Mystery from the teachings of St. John Paul II.  That will be followed by a video presentation, “The Eucharist and the New Evangelization,” from Dr. Scott Hahn.  Then there will be 5:00 p.m. Mass at the parish, followed by a reception.

For more information, please contact the John Paul II Foundation for the New Evangelization at:

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



7.         Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops, October and November Throughout the Archdiocese

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is sponsoring a number of free citizenship application workshops throughout the Archdiocese to assist people who want to apply for U.S. citizenship.  The workshops will include:  checking eligibility; application preparation; fee waiver preparation (if someone qualifies); and attorney review.  The workshops require an appointment.  Appointments can be made by calling (213) 251-3535.  The schedule of remaining workshops is as follows:

Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Nativity Parish in El Monte
Monday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last appointment at 3:00 p.m.), at Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center (2509 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica)
Wednesday, October 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Teri G. Muse Service Center (14305 Morgan St. in Baldwin Park)
Thursday, October 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (1530 James M. Wood Blvd. in Los Angeles
Tuesday, November 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last appointment at 8:00 p.m.), at St. Didacus Parsh in Sylmar
Thursday, November 9, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last appointment at 6:00 p.m.), at Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center (8051 Arroyo Dr., in Montebello)




8.         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>


9.         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>



10.       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].  The last session will be held on Thursday October 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.



11.       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.



12.       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 Parish 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.





13.       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 $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>




14.       Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries:  Día de los Muertos Celebrations, Saturday, October 28, in Oxnard; and Saturday, November 4, in Los Angeles

The Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries Department is celebrating Día de los Muertos with the following celebrations:


CELEBRATE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS AT SANTA CLARA CEMETERY, OCTOBER 28, 12 P.M.

The Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles invite you and your family to a special Día de los Muertos (All Souls Day) celebration on October 28 at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard (2370 N. H St., 93036). Festivities are free and begin at 12 p.m. with Mass featuring the pilgrim image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a presentation about the meaning and significance of the celebration commemorating All Souls Day. The cultural celebration, for the entire family, will include traditional altars in honor of the departed, folkloric dancers, mariachi concert, activities for kids, food and a special performance by America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Alondra Santos. All are encouraged to contribute to a massive community altar with a picture of a deceased loved one. Join the Oxnard community to pray for the faithful departed and honor their memory at this beautiful, festive and free celebration. For more information, visit

http://archla.org/diadelosmuertos.


CELEBRATE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS AT CALVARY CEMETERY, NOVEMBER 4 2017, 12 P.M.

The Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles invite you and your family to a special Día de los Muertos (All Souls Day) celebration on Saturday, November 4 at Calvary Cemetery in East LA (4201 Whittier Blvd., 90023). Festivities are free and begin at 12 p.m. with Mass celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez. The cultural celebration, for the entire family, will include traditional altars in honor of the departed, folkloric dancers, mariachi concert, activities for kids, food and a special performance by Mexican Regional singer Helen Ochoa. All are encouraged to contribute to a massive community altar with a picture of a departed loved one. Join the East LA community to pray for the faithful departed and honor their memory at this beautiful, festive and free celebration. For more information, visit:

http://archla.org/diadelosmuertos.

CELEBRE EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EN EL CEMENTERIO SANTA CLARA, 28 DE OCTUBRE, 12 P.M.

Los Cementerios y Mortuorios Católicos de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles los invita a usted y a su familia a la celebración especial del Día de los Muertos (Conmemoración de los Fieles Difuntos) el 28 de Octubre, en el Cementerio Santa Clara en el Oxnard (2370 N. H St. 93036). Las festividades son gratis y comienzan a las 12 p.m. con la Santa Misa acompañada por la imagen peregrina de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe . La celebración cultural para toda la familia, incluirá altares tradicionales en honor a los difuntos, danzas folclóricas, un concierto de Mariachi, puestos de comida actividades para los niños, y una presentación especial de Alondra Santos, semifinalista del programa en inglés America’s Got Talent. Todos están invitados a contribuir a un altar comunitario con una fotografía de un ser querido fallecido. Únase a la comunidad de Oxnard para rezar por los fieles difuntos y honrar su memoria en esta bella y festiva celebración gratuita. Para más información, visite

http://archla.org/diadelosmuertos.

CELEBRE EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EN EL CEMENTERIO CALVARY, 4 DE NOVIEMBRE, 12 P.M.

Los Cementerios y Mortuorios Católicos de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles invita a usted y a su familia a la celebración especial del Día de los Muertos (Conmemoración de los Fieles Difuntos) el 4 de noviembre en el Cementerio Calvary en el Este de Los Ángeles (4201 Whittier Blvd. 90023). Las festividades son gratis y comienzan a las 12 p.m. con la Santa Misa celebrada por el Arzobispo José H. Gomez. La celebración cultural para toda la familia, incluirá altares tradicionales en honor a los difuntos, danzas folclóricas, un concierto de mariachi, puestos de comida actividades para los niños, y una presentación especial de la cantante de Regional Mexicano, Helen Ochoa. Todos están invitados a contribuir a un altar comunitario con una fotografía de un ser querido fallecido. Únase a la comunidad del Este de L.A. para rezar por los fieles difuntos y honrar su memoria en esta bella y festiva celebración gratuita. Para más información, visite

http://archla.org/diadelosmuertos.




15.       St. Peter Claver Parish in Simi Valley:  Living Rosary and Concert for Life with Donna Lee and Gretchen Harris, Sunday, October 29

St. Peter Claver Parish in Simi Valley is hosting a Living Rosary and Concert for Life with Donna Lee and Gretchen Harris on Sunday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m.  The candlelight rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., followed by the concert.  The concert is free; donations will be gratefully accepted.  For more information, please call (866) 447-6647 or access:

http://www/gretchenharris.com



16.       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>


17.       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.”



18.       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/



19.       Mount Saint Mary’s University:  Workshop on “Women in the Gospels:  Many Stories, Many Lives – Good and Bad, Extraordinary and Ordinary!” Saturday, November 11

Mount Saint Mary’s University sponsors its Ecclesia Program, workshops for church workers, either lay or ordained, paid or volunteer.  This year, Ecclesia is offering a workshop on Saturday, November 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on “Women in the Gospels:  Many Stories, Many Lives – Good and Bad, Extraordinary and Ordinary!”  The workshop will be held on the Doheny Campus (near USC).  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the many women Jesus encountered during his life and ministry - some sinners, and some saints (and many a mix of both).  Which women appear where, and what roles they play, surprisingly differ in each of the four Gospels, and this workshop will explore some of the reasons why.  It will examine what women’s lives were like in the lands and time of Jesus, how we might understand Jesus’ interaction with women through the lens of each of the Evangelists, and what this might have to say to us about Christian discipleship today.  The presenter will be Fr. Felix Just, S.J., (currently on sabbatical), the Director of Biblical Ministries at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality.  Cost is $25 for this workshop.  For more information about the Ecclesia Series, or to obtain the flyer or registration form, go to:

https://www.msmu.edu/media/website/content-assets/msmuedu/home/student-life/spiritual-life/documents/Women-in-the-Gospels--Many-Stories,-Many-Lives---Good-and-Bad,-Extraordinary-and-Ordinary.pdf

or email

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

or call 310-954-4126.



20.       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/



21.       Office for Worship:  Master Lector Training Starts Saturday, December 2 in Los Angeles

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>



22.       Daughters of St. Paul:  “Love Among Us” Christmas Concert, Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, in Culver City



The Daughters of St Paul Choir will be performing an upbeat, joyful “Love Among Us” Christmas Concert on Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave. in Culver City.  Prices range from $20 to $100.  Singing to sold out crowds on the East Coast for 22 years, the Sisters are bringing the love of Christ and the hope of the season to Los Angeles for the first time.  Tickets sell out quickly.  This event puts Christ at the heart of Christmas!  Purchase now and select your seats at:

pauline.org/LAconcert<http://pauline.org/LAconcert>



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

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

"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 310.338.2799.



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

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

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 (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.



25.       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 event:

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.

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



26.       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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