[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – April 6, 2018

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ACC Newsbriefs –  April 6, 2018


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.       Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Los Angeles:  The Sower L.A. Encounter Continues Every Thursday


  2.       Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs; and U.S.C. Office of Religious Life:  Life-Sized Replica of Israelite Tabernacle on Display, Saturday, April 7, through Tuesday, April 10, in Los Angeles


  3.       Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  Leadership Meetings in April Throughout the Archdiocese


  4.       Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose:  Southern California Discernment Retreat Weekend, Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, in La Canada Flintridge


  5.       Catholic-Jewish Women’s Dialogue of the South Bay:  “Living Your Faith in a Secular World:  Challenges and Rewards” Conference, Tuesday, May 8, in San Pedro


  6.       Loyola Marymount University:  “A Soldier’s Heart:  Grief and Moral Repair” Workshop, Saturday, May 12


  7.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events


  8.       St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 20, through Friday, August 24, in Mission Hills



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  9.       St. Bruno Parish in Whittier:  Mass and Healing Service with Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC., Wednesday, April 11


10.       Beginning Experience and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend, Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, in Encino


11.       John Paul II Foundation for the New Evangelization:  Training with Michael Dopp, Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, in North Hollywood


12.       Sisters of the Social Service and NETWORK:  “Weaving Hope with a Faith that Does Justice,” Interfaith Social Justice Convening Day, Saturday, April 14, in Encino


13.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Divine Mercy:  Pathway to Healing,” Saturday, April 14, in Covina


14.       Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  Calendar of Events


15.       St. Bruno Parish in Whittier:  Bereavement Support Group Begins Wednesday, April 25


16.       Office of Family Life:  Separated and Divorced Support Group Leadership Training, Saturday, April 28, in Los Angeles


17.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Appointments on Temporary Protective Status Available in Los Angeles


18.       Parishioners Federal Credit Union:  Mobile Banking Application and Other Products Available


19.       Valyermo Dancers:  “It’s A Way of Life:  A Sacred Dance Class Series” Continuing through Thursday, May 3, in Encino


20.       Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents:  Parenting Instructor Training, May (English) and June (Spanish) in Los Angeles


21.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events


22.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events


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


26.       St. Athanasius Parish in Long Beach:  Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines of Fatima and Lourdes Begins September 30


27.       St. Francis Xavier Chapel – Japanese Catholic Center in Los Angeles:  Pilgrimage to Japan in October and November


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New This Week:


1.         Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Los Angeles:  The Sower L.A. Encounter Continues Every Thursday

Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Los Angeles is sponsoring evenings of praise, worship, preaching, and testimony each Thursday, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  There will also be the opportunity to pray with their Prayer Team.  All are welcome.  Childcare is available.  Refreshments will be provided.  More information is available at:

https://www.facebook.com/sowerla/

For questions, please contact:


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



2.         Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs; and U.S.C. Office of Religious Life:  Life-Sized Replica of Israelite Tabernacle on Display, Saturday, April 7, through Tuesday, April 10, in Los Angeles

Generously sponsored by the John A. Widtsoe Foundation, and the Latter-Day Saints Students Association at the University of Southern California, there will be a life-sized replica of the Israelite Tabernacle on display in the courtyard of the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California.  It will be on display from Saturday, April 7, through Tuesday, April 10.  Hours are:  Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  People can tour on their own with a downloadable phone application, or have guided tours.  This exhibit is free and open to the public.  Free parking and a map to the exhibit are available at the L.D.S. Institute of Religion at U.S.C. (1057 W. 30th St.).  For questions, or to schedule a private tour, please contact 424-218-6182 or:

events at widtsoefoundation.org<mailto:events at widtsoefoundation.org>



3.         Office of Life, Justice, and Peace:  Leadership Meetings in April Throughout the Archdiocese

The Office of Life, Justice, and Peace is holding Leadership Meetings in April throughout the Archdiocese.  These are opportunities for people to meet with their Regional Bishops to learn how to mobilize parishioners and help those in need.  They will be held as follows:



Tuesday, April 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Temple City

Wednesday, April 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Parish in Moorpark

Monday, April 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Granada Hills

Wednesday, April 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles

Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Santa Barbara

Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Philomena Parish in Carson



To register for any of these meetings, please access:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoxkPT441RWGY0AJPgnMbwQlGvNmRGJf0gHLvSfcjh0-YrQg/formResponse



4.         Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose:  Southern California Discernment Retreat Weekend, Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, in La Canada Flintridge


​The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose invite single, Catholic women (ages 18 through 40) to “Come and See Days” to explore religious vocation.  The discernment retreat weekend will be held from Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 440 St. Katherine Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.  There is no charge for this weekend; however, participants need to arrange for their own travel to and from the site.  Online registration is available at:

www.bit.ly/discernRLife<http://www.bit.ly/discernRLife>



5.         Catholic-Jewish Women’s Dialogue of the South Bay:  “Living Your Faith in a Secular World:  Challenges and Rewards” Conference, Tuesday, May 8, in San Pedro

The Catholic-Jewish Women’s Dialogue of the South Bay will hold a conference, “Living Your Faith in a Secular World:  Challenges and Rewards,” on Tuesday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Temple Beth El, which is located at 1435 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA  90732.  The speakers are Rabbi Leah Lewis and Sr. Edith Prendergast, R.S.C.  Cost is $25 if paid in full by Tuesday, May 1.  After Tuesday, May 1, cost is $30.  Registration fee includes lunch.  For questions and registration, please contact Ronnie Silverstone at 310-213-5819 or at:

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

Questions can also be addressed to:

cjwdsb1 at gmail.com<mailto:cjwdsb1 at gmail.com>

More information is available on their website at:

http://www.cjwdsb.com



6.         Loyola Marymount University:  “A Soldier’s Heart:  Grief and Moral Repair” Workshop, Saturday, May 12

Loyola Marymount University is sponsoring “A Soldier’s Heart:  Grief and Moral Repair” on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in University Hall, Room 1775.  This workshop will explore the questions:  For military service members, why is there a loss of self-compassion and an increase in guilt and shame?  Why is there so much addiction and paralysis in moving forward in life?  Panelists will include social workers and therapists, some of whom are active duty or retired military.  The day will explore a deeper understanding of grief, moral injury, and moral repair; and include creation of an action plan to use in a veteran service site, counseling, or ministry.  Cost is $55.  Continuing education units (5 BBS Hours) are available for an additional $25.  For online registration, please access:

https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmuextension/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=4911



For questions, please call 310-338-2812 or contact:



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



7.         Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of New Events

The Office of Restorative Justice is sponsoring the following events for people who have family members who are incarcerated.

Trips to Prisons:
Saturday, May 5, to Avenal/Pleasant Valley
Saturday, May 12, to Calipatria/Centinela


For these trips, pickup is at 4:30 a.m. at 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA  90012.

Saturday, June 30, to Chowchilla Prison
Pickup is at St. Raphael Parish in Los Angeles

For questions and reservations, please contact the Office of Restorative Justice at 818-201-3100.

The Office celebrate a monthly Mass for Families of the Incarcerated.  It is held at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:
Monday, May 28

There are also Support Workshops as follows:
Friday, May 11, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Friday, May 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel
Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. Mary Academy in Inglewood
Saturday, May 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino

For questions, please contact the Office of Restorative Justice at 818-201-3100.




8.         St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita:  Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 20, through Friday, August 24, in Mission Hills

The St. Kateri Iconography Ministry will host their eighth annual Iconography Workshop from Monday, August 20, through Friday, August 24, at the San Fernando Pastoral Region Center in Mission Hills, adjacent to the San Fernando Mission.  Daily classes will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and provide students with a creative and hands-on experience in a reflective and communal atmosphere of studio time and prayer.  Instruction is given in all phases of the icon writing process, including the preparation of the icon board, transfer and etching of the icon image, application of clay bole and gold leaf, writing the image in stages using egg tempera and dry pigments, and fixing the image with oil.  Master iconographer, Nicholas Markell, will lead the class in writing the icon of Christ Pantocrator.  He teaches Eastern iconography from a Western Catholic perspective in an approach that explores the ancient art technique, the spiritual symbolism of the icon writing process, the history and theological significance of the icon, the living tradition of iconography, and the vocation of the iconographer.  The cost of the workshop is $550.00 and includes all materials, instruction, and lunches.  For more information or to register for the class please contact Kevin Kipper at 661-645-1431 or email:

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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


9.         St. Bruno Parish in Whittier:  Mass and Healing Service with Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC., Wednesday, April 11

The Eagles Wings Ministry of St. Bruno Parish in Whittier provides support to those who are facing difficult health issues and life-changing illness.  The Ministry will be celebrating a Mass and Healing Service with Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC., on Wednesday, April 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  For more information, please contact Monica Radel at (562) 947-9401.



10.       Beginning Experience and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend, Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, in Encino

A “Beginning Experience” weekend will be held at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino for those persons, male and female, who have experienced the “loss of a spouse” through death or divorce or separation.  This weekend helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope.  Beginning Experience is recognized by the Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  For more information, including cost, and for registration, please contact the following:

Peg at (810) 767-1007
Brenda at (818) 352-5265
Maria at (909) 592-7719  (Spanish)

The Beginning Experience ministry’s website is:

www.beginningexperience.org<https://mail.twc.com/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.beginningexperience.org&hmac=97583937b3bd1144a5629bf9d237a850>

Beginning Experience’s e-mail is:

beginningexp.losangeles at gmail.com<https://mail.twc.com/do/mail/message/mailto?to=beginningexp.losangeles%40gmail.com>.




11.       John Paul II Foundation for the New Evangelization:  Training with Michael Dopp, Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, in North Hollywood

John Paul II Foundation for the New Evangelization is conducting training with Michael Dopp, founder of the New Evangelization Summit, who will lead “Relit:  The Heart of Evangelization.”  The training will take place on Friday, April 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in North Hollywood.  Cost is $55, and it includes meals and Relit Participant Guide Pack.  Registration is required at:

http://www.La_relit.eventbrite.com

For more information, please access:

http://www.parishevangelizationleaders.org

For questions, please contact:

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



12.       Sisters of the Social Service and NETWORK:  “Weaving Hope with a Faith that Does Justice,” Interfaith Social Justice Convening Day, Saturday, April 14, in Encino

The Sisters of the Social Service, along with NETWORK (advocates for justice, inspired by Catholic Sisters), are sponsoring an interfaith social justice convening day on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  Entitled “Weaving Hope with a Faith that Does Justice,” the themes are “Roots of Violence and the Call to Compassion” in the morning; and “Migration and the Challenges to the Web of Live” in the afternoon.  The day will include a keynote speech by Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S., Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice; an afternoon session with Sr. Eva Marie Lumas, S.S.S., D.Min., Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans; as well as other speakers and panel discussions, and ending with “Strategies for Active Hope.”  This event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.  Lunch is included in the day.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weaving-hope-with-a-faith-that-does-justice-tickets-43057736850



For questions or more information, please contact:



Sr. Anne Carrabino, S.S.S.

617-592-0416

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



Monica Hughes

213-509-9571

hughes.monica at verizon.net<mailto:hughes.monica at verizon.net>



13.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Divine Mercy:  Pathway to Healing,” Saturday, April 14, in Covina

The Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) is hosting a conference, "Divine Mercy:  Pathway to Healing," on Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with Fr. George Reynolds, Fr. Patrick Crowley, SSCC, and Mr. Dominic Berardino.  This event will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, which is located at 344 W. Workman St., in Covina.  Talks and topics include:  "Invasion of Mercy from Heaven"; "Saintly Connection:  St. Faustina and St. John Paul II"; and "Growing in the Praise of Jesus' Merciful Goodness."  The day will also include Divine Mercy Chaplet and Healing Mass.  Cost for this event is $20 per person (if paid in full by Monday, April 9) or $25 after that date and at the door.  Includes catered chicken lunch.  Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org



14.       Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  Calendar of Events

Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City is sponsoring the following events:

Popular speaker and author, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., will speak on Saturday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.  He will explore why we can believe that God loves us unconditionally and that even in suffering we can find light in the darkness.  Fr. Spitzer will show that happiness is within everyone’s grasp and how we can seize it.  His talks will be based on his Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence quartet of books which will be available for signing.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 310-397-8676 or contact:

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

“In the School of Fulton Sheen” Retreat by Alexis Walkenstein will be held on Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.   Enter into the “school" of Fulton J. Sheen and his spirituality which continues to influence American Catholics.  Ms. Walkenstein is an evangelist, radio show host, and editor of the newly released book, Fulton J. Sheen, from the Ex Libris series, which features the spirituality of Bp. Sheen whose cause for sainthood is in process.  Topics to be explored include: The Mystery of God; Human Freedom; Divine Love; Sin; and Knowing Jesus.  The book, Fulton J. Sheen, will be available for sale at Pauline Books & Media.  Donation: $30.  Lunch included.  Mass available: 4:00 p.m.  Please register for this event.  For more information or registration, please call 310-397-8676 or contact:

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




15.       St. Bruno Parish in Whittier:  Bereavement Support Group Begins Wednesday, April 25

The Bereavement Support Group at St. Bruno Parish in Whittier will begin its next six-week session on Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is no charge to attend this support group.  (This is not a training for those who want to do bereavement ministry.  It is a support group for people grieving the death of someone.)  Please contact Cathy at 562-631-8844 by Monday, April 23, to reserve a spot.



16.       Office of Family Life:  Separated and Divorced Support Group Leadership Training, Saturday, April 28, in Los Angeles



The Office of Family Life is sponsoring a free, one-day “Separated and Divorced Support Group Leadership Training.”  It will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center in Los Angeles.  This training is for parish leaders who want to learn how to start a new support group; and for current Separated and Divorced Ministry leaders who want to refresh their skills.  The training includes:  current trends and special needs of today’s divorced community; tools to support families in transition; and an introduction to current Catholic Separated and Divorced Support Group Programs.  Easy-to-use resources will also be available.  This event is free, and continental breakfast and lunch are included.  Registration is required.  For more information, or to register, please contact Julie Monell Auzenne at (213) 637-7249 or at:

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



More information is also available at:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/familylife/divorce/Pages/default.aspx



17.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Appointments on Temporary Protective Status Available in Los Angeles

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is offering individual appointments to people who need legal assistance re-registering for Temporary Protective Status.  Depending on the level of service required, cost is $50 to $150 per person.  These appointments will be at the offices of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (1531 James M. Wood Blvd. in Los Angeles).  To make an appointment, please call 213-251-3491.



18.       Parishioners Federal Credit Union:  Mobile Banking Application and Other Products Available

Parishioners Federal Credit Union was begun in 1961 by Msgr. J. Augustine O’Gorman, then-pastor of St. James Parish in Redondo Beach, to serve members of Catholic institutions.  It has since grown to be the largest Catholic-affiliated credit union in the State of California.  It is open to all parishioners in the San Pedro Pastoral Region, all teachers in Archdiocesan schools, and employees of other select Catholic organizations (e.g., Catholic Charities of Los Angeles; the Archdiocesan Catholic Center).  Parishioners Federal Credit Union offers loans for new and used cars, mortgages, home refinancing, and home equity lines of credit, along with savings accounts and checking accounts, with a special outreach for children’s savings accounts and teenagers’ first checking accounts.  One of the recent additions to its product line is its mobile banking application (available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store), which includes the ability to deposit a check by taking a picture of it; to upload new billing information; and to manage debit cards (turning them off or on).  Restrictions and daily limits apply.  For more information, please access:

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

Please note that while PFCU is a Catholic-affiliated organization, it is guided by the regulations of the National Credit Union Association; it is not run by the Catholic Church.


19.       Valyermo Dancers:  “It’s A Way of Life:  A Sacred Dance Class Series” Continuing through Thursday, May 3, in Encino

“It's A Way Of Life:  A Sacred Dance Class Series” aims to keep participants healthy in body and spirit by integrating physical and spiritual exercises through modern dance in a sacred mode.  John West, Obl.O.S.B., Director and Choreographer of the Valyermo Dancers and workshop facilitator at both St. Andrew's Abbey and Holy Spirit Retreat Center, will lead students, teens, young adults, adults, and senior citizens to improve their physical condition and ward off the intimidations and restrictions of stress and limited physical abilities.  With attention to the physical core and the spiritual core, movers and dancers will develop a sense of community and joy in the celebration of life and the gifts of the Creator.  The classes will offer a unique opportunity for friends and those in relationships to speak and communicate in and through dance, "the hidden language of the soul" [Martha Graham].  Sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26; May 1 and 3) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  Fee:  Any 5 classes: $90 paid in advance; or $20 per session.  For more information, please access the flyer at:


http://www.valyermodancers.org/HSRC_3rd__Dance_Series_.pdf

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



20.       Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents:  Parenting Instructor Training, May (English) and June (Spanish) in Los Angeles



Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents is an organization that helps parents raise their children peacefully and effectively and without violent parenting.  There will be training sessions for Parenting Instructors this summer.  Training in English will be from Monday, May 21, through Friday, May 25.  Training in Spanish will be from Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29.  Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.  Cost is $450 per person.  (If paid in full by Monday, April 30, cost is $350.)  Training will take place at 4850 Civic Center Way, Los Angeles, CA  90022 (with phone 323-261-5767).  For more information, or registration, please contact Sr. Ines Telles, C.S.J., founder and director, at:



Soledad Enrichment Action Parents Helping Parents

c/o Sr. Ines Telles, C.S.J.

222 N. Virgil Ave.

Los Angeles, CA  90004

213-480-4238 or 213-479-6066

itelles at seacharter.net<mailto:itelles at seacharter.net>



21.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events



The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following events:



Basic Lector Training: Saturdays April 21, 28, May 5, & May 12

St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave, Commerce, CA 90040

8:30AM-12:30PM,  $60

Please register online by going to http://store.la-archdiocese.org/basic-lector-formation-st-marcellinus

For more information please email ofwmailbox at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:ofwmailbox at la-archdiocese.org>

The training will also be offered in Spanish.



Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass and to the Sick/Homebound: Saturday April 21

St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave, Commerce, CA 90040

Eucharistic Ministry at Mass Training 8:30AM-11:30AM

Lunch: 11:30AM -12:30PM (please bring your own lunch)

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick and Homebound: 12:30PM-3PM

(Participants for Extraordinary Ministry to the Sick must attend both the morning and the afternoon sessions.)

Half day: $15 Full day $25

Please register online by going to http://store.la-archdiocese.org/eucharistic-ministry-training-day-april-21

The training will also be offered in Spanish.

For more information please email ofwmailbox at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:ofwmailbox at la-archdiocese.org>



Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass and to the Sick/Homebound: Saturday, May 5

St. John Eudes, 9901 Mason Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311

http://store.la-archdiocese.org/emhc-training-5-5-18

Eucharistic Ministry at Mass Training 8:30AM-11:30AM

Lunch: 11:30AM -12:30PM (please bring your own lunch)

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick and Homebound: 12:30PM-3PM (Participants for Extraordinary Ministry to the Sick must attend both the morning and the afternoon sessions.)

Half day: $15 Full day $25

Please register online by going to http://store.la-archdiocese.org/emhc-training-5-5-18

The training will also be offered in Spanish.

For more information please email ofwmailbox at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:ofwmailbox at la-archdiocese.org>




22.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events

The Office of Restorative Justice is sponsoring the following events for people who have family members who are incarcerated.

Trips to Prisons:
Saturday, April 14, to California Men’s Colony (San Luis Obispo)
For this trip, pickup is at 4:30 a.m. at 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA  90012.

Thursday, April 19, to Pelican Bay
For this trip, pickup is at 11:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence of Brindisi Parish in Los Angeles.

For questions and reservations, please contact the Office of Restorative Justice at 818-201-3100.

The Office celebrate a monthly Mass for Families of the Incarcerated.  It is held at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:
Monday, April 23

There are also Support Workshops as follows:
Friday, April 13, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. Mary Academy in Inglewood
Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino

For questions, please contact the Office of Restorative Justice at 818-201-3100.



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



The Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University is sponsoring the following events:

Workshop: "The Word in the Desert" with Dr. Douglas Christie<http://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux180407#.Wlf9Va6nGUk> 4/7/18
In this workshop, we will consider the teachings and practices of the ancient Christian monastic tradition ask how these teachings and practices can be retrieved for own use in this historical moment.

Workshop: "Writing in the Spirit" An African American Ministry Forum with Dr. Kim Harris<http://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux180414#.WoM4766nGUk> 4/14/18
Racism in the context of growing diversity in the United States and heightened racial tensions continue to be subjects of growing interest and concern. Theologian Kim Harris, will facilitate a dialogue about racism from the unique perspectives of the Catholic tradition.

Workshop: “Entering the Mind of Christ” with Dr. Jim Finley 5/12/18<https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmuextension/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=4801>
Dr. James Finley will share how we are called to bear witness to this Christ conscious life by the loving, tender hearted manner in which we treat ourselves, others and the earth that sustains us all.

Questions?
Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality<http://extension.lmu.edu/crs> at 310-338-2799<tel:310-338-2799> or e-mail crs at lmu.edu<mailto:crs at lmu.edu>


24.       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 events:

Soulful Living                                                                     Carol Quinlivan, CSJ

7:00pm Friday, April 20 to 1:30pm Sunday, April 22

Discovering the beauty of your own soul gives voice to an inner often forgotten or neglected wisdom. Living a soul-centered life simultaneously grounds and frees us. If we engage in the soul’s language of imagery, metaphors, poetry and symbols we discover the Divine woven intimately into the fabric of our lives. This weekend provides opportunities to access your inner wisdom through prayer experiences, ritual, dreamwork and film. Come be renewed, nourished and energized by the unique beauty and wisdom of your own soul.

Cost: per person/shared $245; single room $340.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/4-20%20soulful%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=c2642bc8-959b-47de-bd49-ff1fcaac3322



Side by Side, Ritual and the Labyrinth             Sue Ballotti

Saturday, April 28, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Rituals, new and old, sacred and ordinary, focus us on the now, the immediate and the present. This day features 2 labyrinth walks, rituals for healing, special occasions, and for courage in these uncertain times. Rituals open us to feel centered, walk with clarity and power each day.  Using media, music, art and our own feet, we will experience a day filled with ritual and fun. Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by April 20) Lunch included.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/4-28%20Ballotti%20Laby%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=dc69f245-40d0-4859-8f44-a254115ddabe




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

Saint Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, CA , has openings for these upcoming preached retreats.

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.



We also take reservations for private retreats. Usually openings are for  Monday through Thursday nights. Please call or email the retreat house for availability.

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

https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/307.htm (Retreat schedule)

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



APRIL 2018

20-22 Praying in the Cave of the Heart: The Spirituality of Bede Griffiths<http://prayinginthecave2018.eventzilla.net/>



PRAYING IN THE CAVE OF THE HEART: The Spirituality of Bede Griffiths
Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22

Presenter: Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam
Room, board, and tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared



25-27 The Matthew Tradition: Moses New & Improved<http://matthewtradition2018.eventzilla.net/>



THE MATTHEW TRADITION: Moses New and Improved
Wednesday, April 25 - Friday, April 27

Presenter: Tony Verhallen
Room, board, and tuition: $200 single / $175 each shared





MAY 2018

7-11 Priests' Retreat: "God is Always on Time"<http://godisalwaysontimemay2018.eventzilla.net/>



PRIESTS' RETREAT: "God is Always on Time"
Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11

Presenter: Fr. Joseph Brennan, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $400 single



11-13 Mary: "Mystical Rose"-- Reflections on the Virgin Mary as Meditated by the Mystics <http://mysticalrose2018.eventzilla.net/>



MARY: "Mystical Rose" -- Reflections on the Virgin Mary as Meditated by the Mystics
Friday, May 11 - Sunday, May 13

Presenter: Fr. Angelus Echeverry, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared



25-27 Marriage Enrichment Retreat<http://marriageretreat2018.eventzilla.net/>



MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREAT
Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27

Presenters: Fr. Francis Benedict, OSB & Maria Rohde, Obl. OSB
Room, board, tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared

28-6/1 Hildegard of Bingen: Prophet of the Cosmic Christ<http://hildegard2018.eventzilla.net/>



HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: Prophet of the Cosmic Christ
Monday, May 28-Friday, June 1

Presenter: Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam
Room, board, and tuition: $400 single / $350 each shared

JUNE 2018

1-3 Leisure & the Secular: Relationship Between Faith & Activity<http://leisureandthesecular2018.eventzilla.net/>



LEISURE AND SECULAR: Relationship between Faith and Activity
Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3

Presenter: Fr. Aelred Neispolo, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared

8-10 In the Spirit of AA: A Twelve-Step Retreat <http://inthespirit2018.eventzilla.net/>



IN THE SPIRIT OF AA: A 12-Step Retreat
Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

Presenter: Fr. Isaac Kalina, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared

13-15 The Luke Tradition: Poor Lives Matter<http://luketradition2018.eventzilla.net/>



THE LUKE TRADITION: Poor Lives Matter
Wednesday, June 13 - Friday June 15

Presenter: Tony Verhallen
Room, board, and tuition: $200 single / $175 each shared

16 Who Am I? Meeting the Self in The Prodigal Son<http://meetingself2018.eventzilla.net/>



WHO AM I? Meeting the Self in The Prodigal Son
Saturday, June 16, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Presenters: Reese Landi, Obl. OSB & Mary Kaufman, Obl. OSB
Donation: $40 per person

27-29 Discernment in Daily Life<http://discernmentindailylike2018.eventzilla.net/>



DISCERNMENT IN DAILY LIFE
Wednesday, June 27 - Friday, June 29

Presenter: Fr. Francis Benedict, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $200 single / $175 each shared

29-7/1 Praying in the Circle of St. John <http://prayinginthecircle2018.eventzilla.net/>



PRAYING IN THE CIRCLE OF ST. JOHN
Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

Presenter: Fr. Isaac Kalina, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared



26.       St. Athanasius Parish in Long Beach:  Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines of Fatima and Lourdes Begins September 30



Fr. Francis Ilano of St. Athanasius Parish in Long Beach will be the spiritual director on a 13-day pilgrimage through Portugal, Spain, and France, with visits to Fatima and Lourdes.  It will be from September 30 through October 12.  The pilgrimage will end in Paris.  Cost is $4,207 (land and air).  For more information, please contact the trip coordinator, Silvia Esmeralda Hernandez at 213-637-7925 or at:



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



27.       St. Francis Xavier Chapel – Japanese Catholic Center in Los Angeles:  Pilgrimage to Japan in October and November

Fr. Doan Hoang, S.J., of St. Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center will be the spiritual director on a 13-day Pilgrimage to Japan, visiting Akita, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nagasaki (Hidden Christian and the Japanese Martyrs), and much more.  The pilgrimage will be leaving from LAX on October 28, and returning on November 10.  Cost is $4,840.  For more information, please contact Lynn Nakamura at 213-626-2279 or email:

Lynn at sfxcjcc.org<mailto:Lynn at sfxcjcc.org>



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