[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – September 1, 2017

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ACC Newsbriefs – September 1, 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.       Concerts to Benefit St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 9; and Catholic Relief Services on Sunday, September 10


  2.       Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., and Homeboy Industries:  9th Annual Homeboy 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, September 23, in Los Angeles


  3.       Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Padre Pio Testimony and Blessing, Saturday, September 23



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


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  6.       Mount Saint Mary’s University Offers a Series of Spanish-Language Workshops for RCIA (RICA) Teams:  The First is An Introduction/Overview of the RCIA, Saturday, September 2

  7.       Loyola Marymount University Extension:  Certificate Programs Begin in September

  8.       Beginning Experience and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend, Friday, September 8, through Sunday, September 10, in Encino


  9.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  “Person to Person Theater:  A Mother Teresa Project,” Saturday, September 9


10.       Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles:  Estate Planning Workshops, Sunday, September 10


11.       Mount Saint Mary’s University Offers a Series of Workshops on the Children of Abraham – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, beginning Saturday, September 16


12.       Office of Family Life:  “Healing Hearts,” Separated and Divorced Support Group, to Begin Meeting Monday, September 18, in Monrovia


13.       National Catholic Singles Conference to be Held Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, in Phoenix, AZ


14.       Catholic Co-ed Softball League:  Players Wanted for Fall 2017 Season


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


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


17.       Office of Family Life:  Retrovaille Retreat in Spanish, Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8


18.       Lay Mission-Helpers:  The Rose Gala:  Friends of Mission, Saturday, October 7, in Pasadena


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


20.       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


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


22.       National Evangelization Teams Ministries and the Office of New Evangelization:  Youth Retreats Available for Parishes, Elementary Schools, and High Schools


23.       Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  Formation Classes Each Second Saturday



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New This Week:


1.         Concerts to Benefit St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 9; and Catholic Relief Services on Sunday, September 10

Journey to the Kingdom: Music Salve for a Fractured World- Saturday, September 9th at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in North Hollywood.  A new collaborative choral project by directors James Drollinger and Dominic MacAller.  Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 pm at St Charles Borromeo Parish, 10800 Moorpark St., North Hollywood, CA 91602. Suggested donation: adults/$20, seniors/$10. Proceeds to benefit St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care.  For more information, please access:



For more information visit: http://www.padreserra.org/news/journey-to-the-kingdom



Journey to the Kingdom: Music Salve for a Fractured World- Sunday, September 10th at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo.  A new collaborative choral project by directors James Drollinger and Dominic MacAller. Sunday, September 10th at 4:00 pm at Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Road, ​Camarillo, CA 93012. Suggested donation: adults/$20, seniors/$10. Proceeds to benefit Catholic Relief Services.  For more information, please access:

http://www.padreserra.org/news/journey-to-the-kingdom



2.         Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., and Homeboy Industries:  9th Annual Homeboy 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, September 23, in Los Angeles

For almost 30 years Homeboy Industries has had one mission:  to provide hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved people, and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives.  Today, Homeboy Industries is internationally recognized as the most successful and innovative gang intervention and re-entry program of its kind.  Homeboy Industries is sponsoring its 9th annual Homeboy 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 23, in Los Angeles.  All proceeds will be directed to the ongoing free programs and services provided for nearly 10,000 men and women who come to them annually seeking hope, training, and support.  The races will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., with start and finish at Homeboy Industries’ downtown Los Angeles headquarters.  Post-race festivities will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Volunteers, sponsors, and race participants are welcome.  There are various prices, sections, and deadlines.  However, the standard registration for one adult running the 5K race is $40 through Tuesday, September 12.  After Tuesday, September 12, registration is $45.  On race day, if spots are still available, registration is $50.  For more information and to register, please access:


https://homeboy5k.rallybound.com<https://homeboy5k.rallybound.com/>/



3.         Pauline Books and Media in Culver City:  Padre Pio Testimony and Blessing, Saturday, September 23

Pauline Books and Media (3908 Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City) is hosting Consiglia on Saturday, September 23, at 2:00 p.m.  She was diagnosed with terminal cancer when she was 15 years old; her cure is attributed to Padre Pio’s intercession.  All are welcome to come and hear her testimony and learn more about Padre Pio, as well as be blessed with a relic of Padre Pio.  Books, statues, and prayer cards will be available for sale.  For more information, please call Pauline Books and Media at 310-397-8676.



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

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

Awake & Aware I ~  Explore the Intersection of God, Nature & You:  Spiritual Considerations for Eco-action.  Presenter:  Chantel Zimmerman.  Sunday, September 10, 1:00 to 4:00pm.  *Part 1 of a 3 Part Series exploring issues critical to our community.  Is God the ultimate environmentalist? If God is eco-friendly, and we are created in God’s image, what does that say about us? Spend an afternoon considering God’s creation in a new light and identify your impact on it. During the day you will enjoy nature, moments of silence, experiential activities, and group discussion. Participants may wish to bring a journal.  Cost: $10

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-10%20Eco%20Chantel%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34225



At the Table ~ An Elegant Evening of Fine Wines, Wine Education & Food Pairings!  Saturday, September 23, 2017   5:00 to 10:00pm.  Experience an elegant dining experience with fine wines and education on pairing them to the perfect foods. Join in multiple silent auctions and an opportunity drawing for a beautiful, handmade quilt. Music and dancing to live music will follow dinner.  Cost: $150 per individual.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-30%20ATT%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34226



Imágenes de Dios.  Jenny Ocegueda, MA.  Sábado 30 de Septiembre, 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Las imágenes de Dios que tenemos afectan mucho cómo vemos la vida y nuestras experiencias. Con las experiencias que tenemos, muchas veces hay que evaluar esas imágenes para ver si necesitamos cambiarlas para que sean más relevantes ennuestras vidas. Ven a profundizar tu relación e imágenes de Dios. Traigan un diario y una biblia para este día. Almuerzo incluido.  Costo: $50 ($45 si paga antes del 22 de Septiembre)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-30%20Imagenes%20Dios%20Jenny%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34228



Walking the Path Home: Finding My Way in the Labyrinth.  Presenter:  Maggie Perrone, RN, MA.  Saturday, October 7,  9:00am to 4:00pm.  There are times we find ourselves walking new and different paths in our lives. Some are rocky, some are smooth, but all are ours to travel. I invite you to take a day away to reflect on these paths of our lives using the labyrinth as a contemplative prayer tool. Through two guided walks, journaling, time in reflection, art and poetry we will explore these paths we have walked, past, present and future, difficult and joyful, and in the process exploring how all of them, all the while, have been leading us home, to ourselves.  Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by September 29) Lunch included.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/10-7%20Labyrinth%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34229



Meet the Authors Day ~ Sunday, October 8, 1:00 to 4:00pm

   Justin Ezzi,                                       Awesome Opposum

   Wil Hernandez, PhD                        Mere Spirituality

   Herb Kaighan                                   Practicing the Here and Now

   Al Mozingo                                     Extraordinary Love: Getting to Agape

   Teresita ‘Terri’ Ong                         In the Footsteps of St. Thérèse

   Melinda Worth Popham                   Grace Period

   Nancy Wilferd, RN, BSN                The Earthen Vessel

Meet the authors of some of the newest and most popular books in our Catholic faith community.  Enjoy a brief presentation by each author, Q & A and an opportunity to have your book signed.  These books will be available in our Heavenly Bound Book & Gift Store. Refreshments will be served.  Cost: $10

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34231



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 ($230 if paid in full by September 22)  single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by September 22).

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




5.         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)



SEPTEMBER

8-10 "¿Hacia Dónde Apunta tu Brújula Espiritual?"<http://spanishretreat2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138897932>

"Hacia Donde Apunta Tu Brujula Espiritual?"

Viernes, 8 de Septiembre - Domingo, 10 de Septiembre,

OCUPACIÓN INDIVIDUAL -$250.00, OCUPACIÓN COMPARTIDA - $200.00



Descripcion del retiro: Que debo hacer? Es la pregunta clasica que nos hacemos la mayor parte del tiempo especialmente aquellos que anhelan tener una intimidad con Dios y no se sienten satisfechos. Hay momentos donde el ser humano experimenta una "anoranza santa" y al mismo tiempo desean llenar sus vacios emocionales y espirituales, pero no saben como. Como discernir la voluntad de Dios? Que debo hacer? Como se que lo que estoy haciendo complace el corazon de Dios? Durante este retiro exploraremos como Dios trata siempre de comunicarse con el ser humano para manifestarle su Voluntad; y al mismo tiempo trataremos de contestar estas y ortras preguntas sabiendo que el discernimiento requiere escuchar atentamente al Espiritu de Dios, que nos invita a la santidad y una vida ejemplar.  Presentador: Carlos Obando





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.




Important Information and Continuing Events:


6.         Mount Saint Mary’s University Offers a Series of Spanish-Language Workshops for RCIA (RICA) Teams:  The First is An Introduction/Overview of the RCIA, Saturday, September 2

Mount Saint Mary’s University sponsors its Ecclesia Program, workshops for church workers, either lay or ordained, paid or volunteer.  This year, Ecclesia offers three workshops on the RCIA (RICA) in Spanish.

Serie: Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos.  Presentado por: P. Ronald Oakham, O.Carm.  Introducción al Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos.  2 de Septiembre de 2017 • 9am a 4pm.  El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos está basada en los ritos sacramentales para la iniciación y recepción de adultos en la Iglesia Católica. Compuesto de varios períodos catequéticos y etapas rituales, está diseñado principalmente para acompañar a la persona no bautizada a través de la Iniciación Sacramental de la Iglesia, pero también contiene adaptaciones para la recepción de los cristianos bautizados.  Este taller explorará el proceso desde el punto de vista de los pasos rituales, para ver lo que nuestra Iglesia espera que los equipos de RICA hagan mientras caminan con aquellos que desean ser católicos. El día está diseñado para los nuevos directores y miembros del equipo de RICA.

The first workshop, “An Introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.),” will be held on Saturday, September 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on the Doheny Campus (near U.S.C.).  Especially designed for beginning Spanish-speaking R.C.I.A. team members and sponsors, this workshop may also be helpful for parish ministers who are looking for a deeper understanding of the rite and its meaning for the entire community of faith.  Participants will be introduced to an overview of this powerful Rite of the Church, and its theology, history, and principles.  They will explore its various periods and ministries, and how it helps communities to welcome the many varieties of seekers who approach our doors.  The presenter will be Fr. Ronald Oakham, O.Carm., a pastor in the diocese of Tucson and a long-time national leader in the formation of ministers of the RCIA.  Cost is $25 per person for each workshop, with a discounted price of $20 per person for groups of five or more people registering together.

For more information about the Ecclesia Initiation 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/Rito-de-Iniciación-Cristiana-para-Adultos-2.pdf

or email ggresser at msmu.edu<mailto:ggresser at msmu.edu>  or call 310-954-4126.

(You may need to copy-and-paste the entire link above to a browser.)



7.         Loyola Marymount University Extension:  Certificate Programs Begin in September

Loyola Marymount University Extension is offering the following certificate programs:

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate:  There is a 16-month program to obtain the required education to become certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  The course begins Wednesday, September 6, and meets from 7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.  Application and program information are available at:

http://extension.lmu.edu/acc

For more information, please call (310) 338-2812 or contact:



Fay.craton at lmu.edu<mailto:Fay.craton at lmu.edu>

Peer Specialist for Youth Certificate.  Free tuition for training to be a mental health mentor to young adults, or to parents of children, adolescents, or young adults.  Next cohort will start on Tuesday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Application and program information are available at:

http://extension.lmu.edu/peer



For more information, please call (310) 338-5813 or:



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



8.         Beginning Experience and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend, Friday, September 8, through Sunday, September 10, in Encino

Beginning Experience, which works in association with Office of Family Life, is a ministry for divorced, separated or widowed persons.  It will be sponsoring a Beginning Experience Weekend from Friday, September 8, through Sunday, September 10, at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  This program helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a “new beginning” with renewed hope and coping skills.  For information (including cost) and registration, please call Peg at (818) 767-1007; Brenda at (818) 352-5265 (English); or Maria at (310) 365-0186 (Spanish); or e-mail:

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


9.         Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  “Person to Person Theater:  A Mother Teresa Project,” Saturday, September 9

The Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City (3908 Sepulveda Blvd.) is hosting a play, “Person to Person Theater:  A Mother Teresa Project,” on Saturday, September 9, with shows at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Writer, producer, and actor Christin Jezak explores Mother Teresa’s ability to encounter Christ in every person.  She shares the profound human connection Mother Teresa had with others and how our own lives are changed by human compassion and care.  Tickets are $10.  For more information call (310) 397-8676 or contact:

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


10.       Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles:  Estate Planning Workshops, Sunday, September 10

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles will be hosting three Estate Planning Workshops on Sunday, September 10.  These free one-hour workshops will be conducted as follows:

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  (English)
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  (English)
1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  (Spanish)

Presenters will include Attorneys Alan Soto and Ed Cainglit, as well as Financial Planner Ben Arando.  All sessions will be held in the Cathedral Conference Center, Rooms 7 and 8.  To register, please contact Sr. Christine Bowman, O.S.F., of the Cathedral Relations Department at (213) 680-5219 or at:

cbowman at olacathedral.org<mailto:cbowman at olacathedral.org>



11.       Mount Saint Mary’s University Offers a Series of Workshops on the Children of Abraham – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, beginning Saturday, September 16

Mount Saint Mary’s University sponsors its Ecclesia Program, workshops for church workers, either lay or ordained, paid or volunteer.  This year, Ecclesia offers three workshops on the Children of Abraham – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Each workshop may be taken separately, or together in the three-part series.  Saturday, September 16 – Judaism; Saturday, February 3 – Christianity; and Saturday, April 7 – Islam.  All workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Doheny Campus (near U.S.C.).  Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about these three religions of Abraham – how they are related to each other, and how diverse they are within themselves.  They will get a glimpse of each tradition’s history, practices, core beliefs, structures, and its impact upon our region and our world.  The presenter will be the Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, the Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Cost is $25 for a single workshop, or $60 for the whole series.  For more information about the Ecclesia Series, or to obtain the flyer or registration form, please access:

https://www.msmu.edu/media/website/content-assets/msmuedu/home/student-life/spiritual-life/documents/Ecclesia---Fr.-Alexei-Series-17-18-2.pdf

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

or call 310-954-4126.



12.       Office of Family Life:  “Healing Hearts,” Separated and Divorced Support Group, to Begin Meeting Monday, September 18, in Monrovia

Separated and Divorced Ministry of the Office of Family Life is beginning a support group, “Healing Hearts,” on Monday, September 18.  It will be meeting the first and third Mondays of each month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Parish in Monrovia.  “The Surviving Divorce Program:  Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family” will bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage.  Find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic Church teachings.  Cost $25 for book and materials.  For more information, please contact Julie Monell-Auzenne at (213) 637-7249 or at:

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




13.       National Catholic Singles Conference to be Held Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, in Phoenix, AZ



Single Catholics are invited to join hundreds of other single Catholics of all ages at the National Catholic Singles Conference, to be held from Friday, ​September 29, through Sunday, October 1, at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, in Phoenix, AZ.  The weekend includes talks by dynamic international speakers, music, social events, prayer, food, fellowship and more.  Speakers will offer practical tools for personal growth and strengthening relationships with God and others, as well as addressing challenges for singles seeking to live their faith in today’s world. Presenters include Dr. John van Epp from LoveThinks; Dr. Suzanne Baars (daughter of pioneering Catholic psychologist Dr. Conrad Baars); Ms. Katrina Zeno, whose work is dedicated to the legacy of St. John Paul II; and Fr. John Parks, Vicar of Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Regular Admission is $259 through Friday, September 15; after Friday, September 15, Regular Admission is $279.  Use promo code NCSCPHX to receive a special discount.  Admission covers:  Welcome Reception with hors d’ oeuvres (and a cash bar) on Friday evening; talks; vendor exhibits; hot luncheon on Saturday; and dance with a cash bar on Saturday night.  Space is limited so early registration is recommended at:

http://www.nationalcatholicsingles.com/registration/

​For more information and to register, please access:

​http://www.nationalcatholicsingles.com ​

or call 888-267-8885 x4.



14.       Catholic Co-ed Softball League:  Players Wanted for Fall 2017 Season

The Greater South Bay Catholic Co-ed Adult (Ages 18+) Softball League seeks players for its 2017 Fall Season.  Games are held on Sunday afternoons in Torrance starting on September 10.  Singles and couples are welcome.  If interested, please contact Fred Lawler, the league recruitment manager, at (714) 369-9516 or at:

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



15.       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:

At Play in Creation: The Spirituality of Thomas Merton, with Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB.  7:00pm Friday, September 8 to 1:30pm Sunday, September 10.  Our retreat will focus on the period of Thomas Merton’s life when he encountered Sophia, Holy Wisdom, in the depths of his heart. This led him to an intense study of the Russian mystical writers. This in turn formed the backdrop of his remarkable prose poem Hagia Sophia. We will learn to appreciate what Merton has to say in this profound work as well as in related works from this fruitful time in his life as he discovers Wisdom at play in creation.  Cost: per person/shared $245; single room $340.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-8%20Coffey%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34224



A Weekend Healing Retreat with Fr. Patrick J. Crowley, SSCC.  “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Ps 147:3).  7:00pm Friday, September 29 to 1:30pm Sunday, October 1.  “Biblical revelation is about transforming history and individuals so that we don’t just keep handing the pain onto the next generation. Exporting our unresolved hurt is almost the underlining story of human history, so you see why people still need healthy spirituality and healthy religion” (Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM).  Our retreat will focus on reclaiming the lost treasures of our lives. It will be a time of prayer, personal ministry and reconciliation. “Jesus continued his tour of all the towns and villages. He taught in their synagogues, he proclaimed the good news of God’s reign, and he cured every sickness and disease.” (Matt 9:35).  Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by September 8); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by September 8)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-29%20Crowley%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://e-giving.org/Registration_v2.5/ViewEvent.asp?evntid=34227



Ongoing Program:  Centering Prayer Group with Greg Johnson  and Herb Kaighan.  Second  and Fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7:30 to 9:00pm.  Centering Prayer is a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts new light & depth of meaning on all types of prayer. Come and pray with us.  Your donation allows us to continue this ongoing program.

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

http://www.maryjoseph.org



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

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

Marian Spiritual Conference and Healing Service with Fr. Michael Barry, SS.CC.  Saturday, September 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost: $45.00 (includes refreshments and lunch).  Fr. Barry will share the message, historical context, and spiritual role of the Blessed Virgin Mary as our great intercessor and mother.  The day will also include Eucharistic adoration, Holy Mass, and will conclude with a healing service.  Open to men and women.  For Information, please contact (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.

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.





17.       Office of Family Life:  Retrovaille Retreat in Spanish, Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8

There will be a Retrovaille retreat in Spanish for marriages having difficulties.

Retrovaille (Redescubrir).  No todo esta perdido.  Ustedes pueden volver a restaurar su relación, y dar el calor de hogar que sus hijos se merecen.  Hay esperanza!  Nuestro próximo fin de semana será el 6,7 y 8 de octubre.  Para más información llamen y pregunten por Adolfo y Dora Rubio (818) 367-4198 o Israel y Angélica Cayetano (310) 638-3923.



18.       Lay Mission-Helpers:  The Rose Gala:  Friends of Mission, Saturday, October 7, in Pasadena



All are invited to the Lay Mission-Helpers’ Rose Gala on Saturday evening, October 7, at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena.  Participants will be able to enjoy the scenic Rose Bowl location of the Brookside as they celebrate the Lay Mission-Helpers’ Friends of Mission.  The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction to benefit the Lay Mission-Helpers.  Tickets are $100 each.  Pre-registration is required; tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.  For more information, and to purchase tickets, please access:

http://www.LayMissionHelpers.org

or call (213) 368-1870.



19.       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.



20.       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>



21.       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.”



22.       National Evangelization Teams Ministries and the Office of New Evangelization:  Youth Retreats Available for Parishes, Elementary Schools, and High Schools



National Evangelization Teams Ministries (NET Ministries) is an organization of young adults who travel around the United States in teams of 11 to 13 people for a period of nine months, staying with families, and offering their services to conduct retreats for youth in parishes, elementary schools, and high schools.  This organization has been endorsed by the Office of New Evangelization.  For more information about NET Ministries, or arranging for youth retreats, please contact Mr. Cord Dorcey, Western Regional Coordinator, at (651) 450-6833 x158 or at:



cordd at netusa.org<mailto:cordd at netusa.org>


23.       Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  Formation Classes Each Second Saturday

The Lay Institute of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles holds formation classes each month on the second Saturday, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the school library.  All are welcome; there is no charge.  Those who complete their formation process will participate in Marian Consecration, total consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary.  For any questions, please contact Ms. Lelis Cruzata at (323) 393-4144.


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