[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – April 20, 2018

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ACC Newsbriefs –  April 20, 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.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in April and May Throughout the Archdiocese


  2.       Office of Family Life:  Marriage and Family Conference in Spanish, Friday, May 11, in Pico Rivera


  3.       Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  “To Jesus through Mary” Retreat, Saturday, May 19



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  4.       Loyola Marymount University:  Annual Spring Chorale, Friday, April 27


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


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


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


  8.       St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Los Angeles:  Calendar of Events


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


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


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


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


13.       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


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


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


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


17.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events


18.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events


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


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


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


22.       Sistine Chapel Choir Coming to Los Angeles, Monday, July 23


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


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


25.       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.         Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in April and May 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:

Tuesday, April 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last appointment at 7:00 p.m.), at Clinica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero (123 S. Alvarado St. in Los Angeles).  Appointments are recommended, but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.
Wednesday, May 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last appointment at 7:00 p.m.), at El Rancho Adult Education Center in Room 6 (9515 Haney St. in Pico Rivera).  Appointments are required.
Thursday, May 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last appointment at 7:00 p.m.) at Teri G. Muse Family Service Center (14305 Morgan St., in Baldwin Park).  Appointments are recommended, but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, May 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last appointment at 3:00 p.m.) at Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (1530 James M. Wood Blvd., in Los Angeles.  Appointments are required.



2.         Office of Family Life:  Marriage and Family Conference in Spanish, Friday, May 11, in Pico Rivera

Conferencias Matrimonio y Familia, Viernes 11 de Mayo.  Dra. Ma. Antonietta Toriz, PSY.D.,MFT.,MPC.,CPLC.  Resolviendo Conflictos en Tiempos Difíciles.  Veremos técnicas y estrategias de resolución de conflictos y cómo integrar estas técnicas en nuestra vida y con las enseñanzas de nuestra Fe.  Iglesia St. Mariana de Paredes, 7922 S. Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera, Ca. 90660.  7:00– 9:00pm. $5.00 x persona. Incluye cena ligera. Mayores de 18 años.  Registración: Graciela Villalobos 213-637-7561
gvillalobos at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:gvillalobos at la-archdiocese.org>

Vengan a Compartir en un ambiente de dialogo, aprendizaje y oración.



3.         Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  “To Jesus through Mary” Retreat, Saturday, May 19

Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City is sponsoring “To Jesus through Mary,” a retreat with Fr. Lawrence Shelton.  We long to have an intimate relationship with Jesus; Mary helps us do this.  After all, she received Jesus in her own body and helps us know Jesus better and receive him into ourselves in the Eucharist.  In this retreat, Fr. Shelton helps us realize Mary’s place in God’s saving plan and we are led to cherish her and our prayer to her.  This leads us more deeply into a loving union with Jesus through Mary.  The retreat will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with Mass available at 4:00 p.m.  It will be held at Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.  Donation: $30.  Lunch included.  For more information or to register, please contact 310-397-8676 or:

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




Important Information and Continuing Events:


4.         Loyola Marymount University:  Annual Spring Chorale, Friday, April 27

The Loyola Marymount University Choruses will present an evening of classical music on Friday, April 27, at the 53rd annual Spring Chorale in the Sacred Heart Chapel on the Westchester campus.  This year’s event will feature choral works with a theme of compassion, peace, and beauty:  John Rutter’s Requiem, For St. Cecilia by Gerald Finzi, and Z. Randall Stroope’s O Rex Gloriae.  LMU’s Concert Choir, Consort Singers, and Women’s Chamber Ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Mary C. Breden, director of choral activities.  The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and $15 and can be purchased at:

http://www.cfa.lmu.edu/tickets

or by calling 310-338-5466.  Discounts are available for senior citizens, faculty members, and students.  Call the LMU Choral Office at 310-338-5154 for more information.



5.         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.  The remaining meetings will be held as follows:

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




6.         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.



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

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

“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>.





8.         St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Los Angeles:  Calendar of Events

St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Los Angeles (in Westwood near U.C.L.A.) is hosting the following events:

“Will Your Child Be Next?”  On Wednesday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m., Susan Patterson, a national leader in the fight against human trafficking, will address “How You Can Fight Human Trafficking.  Over 100 Ways to Make a Difference” at St. Paul the Apostle Parish.  In a 2013 study, 1 in 3 middle schoolers and 1 in 9 high schoolers had been solicited for the purpose of human sex trafficking.  Any child who uses the internet is vulnerable.  The presentation will be followed by lunch.  Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 18, to:

cgerard110 at aol.com<mailto:cgerard110 at aol.com>.

Cost of the program and lunch is $20 (cash or check at door payable to St. Paul the Apostle).  Please note that Selby Ave. parking restrictions are waived until 3p.m.  This event is co-sponsored by St. Paul Seniors and School Staff.



The Seniors Ministry of the parish invites all adults to its free film series this May, curated by Master Catechist Joan Doyle, each from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., in the Multi-Purpose Room on Selby Ave.  Call Pat Osman at 310-553-5947 for more information.  The movies to be shown are:

            Friday, May 4:  “The Philadelphia Story,” starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant

            Friday, May 11:  “Notorious,” starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant

            Friday, May 18:  “Father Goose,” starring Leslie Caron and Cary Grant

Doors open for tea and coffee at 10:00 a.m.  People are welcome to bring snacks to share.  Parking restrictions waived on Selby Ave. (adjacent to premises).



9.         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



10.       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.



11.       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.


12.       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.



13.       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


14.       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>



15.       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>


16.       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>



17.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events



The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following events:



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>




18.       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, 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
For this trip, 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, April 23
Monday, May 28

There are also Support Workshops as follows:
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
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.



19.       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 event:

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>


20.       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:

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


Threads of Our Lives: A Quilted Journey

Wednesday, May 9 ~ Wednesday May 16, 2018

Opening Reception May 9, 7pm with Dr. Thomas Hedberg

Exhibit open daily 9am -10pm

The remarkable quilts in this exhibit are the incredible art of Betsy Caprio Hedberg, a Jungian Therapist, Spiritual Director, a prolific and published spiritual writer. The selection of hand made quilts are loaned to us by her husband Dr. Thomas Hedberg. Not your ordinary quilt show, the quilts on display are paired with Betsy’s original writings on the journey of the soul as told through the language and metaphor of the art of quilt making. The exhibit will begin with an evening reception, May 9, an opportunity to gather with Dr. Thomas Hedberg and the Mary & Joseph Quilters. Light refreshments will be served. As we gather to view the quilts, Dr. Thomas Hedberg will share the insights and wisdom of this incredible woman of faith. Betsy passed away in March 2016, but her grace and her love of using art to explore the spiritual life of the soul continues to inspire and challenge us. This exhibit will be open to view for a full week. Walk through at your own pace or call the Center to request a docent. Cost: Donation

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/5-9%20Quilt%20Exhibit%20web.pdf

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018  10:00am - 12:30pm

Come together for a delicious champagne brunch with that special woman in your life - Mom! Give your Mom what she wants the most; time with her family and a delicious meal she didn’t have to cook! Reservations required by Tuesday, May 8. Cost: Adult $29, Children 4-12 $15, Children under 4 free

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/5-14%20Mom's%20Day%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=dde7f191-447c-49e6-a71b-66325bb9b0bb



“Along the Way: A Pilgrim Walk"                 Sue Ballotti

Day: Saturday, July 7, 7:00am to 1:00pm
Join Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in the second annual re-creation of the famous Camino Walk in Spain ~ a 4.5 mile walk through the streets and trails of Palos Verdes to the sacred grounds of the Retreat Center. As pilgrims, all walkers will be blessed, hike to Camino stations for reflections and passport stamps. If you have ever wanted to try the Camino (as seen in the movie The Way with Martin Sheen) but are unable to spare the time or expense, this walk is for you. Experience some of the highlights of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, on a half day walk adapted to our own countryside, neighborhood and faith traditions. All ages and faiths welcome. Walk is of moderate difficulty. Packing guide and instructions given with pre–registration. Water stations will be available along the way. Schedule for the Saturday walk: 7am registration, 7:30 begin walk, after the walk Pilgrims gather for a prayer service followed with lunch at noon. Please no dogs, strollers, skateboards or bicycles as parts of the trail are narrow, rocky and rough. Wear walking shoes (closed toe), sunscreen and a smile!

Cost of day event

$20 per person ($15 if paid by June 29); Register by June 29 with a friend and pay $25 for both; Register a family of 4 by June 29 and pay $45 total.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-8%20Pilgrim's%20Walk%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=712b4ee9-7165-4c74-917a-770d6b4fe73d

***For those coming from a distance ~ Stay and Walk with us:

Overnight: 6:00pm Friday, July 6 to 1:30pm Saturday, July 7

Overnight accommodation and meal packages ~ call for pricing and

availability. Phil’s Camino will be shown on Friday evening. Get an early start without traveling the freeways!

Cost of overnight: Call for pricing and availability.



8-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat

Finding God’s Peace in Our Troubled World
6:30 pm Sunday, July 29 to 1:30 pm Sunday, August 5, 2018

Retreat Directors: Jeanne Fallon, CSJ; *Teresa Groth, DMJ; Charles Jackson, SJ; *David Robinson, SJ; *Eduardo Samaniego, SJ

Finding God’s Peace in Our Troubled World is this year’s theme for our annual 8-Day Guided Directed

Retreat. This traditional, silent retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides time for

spiritual reflection, solitude & prayer, inviting retreatants to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit. Prayer focuses on scripture and personal life experience. The schedule includes a Scripture-based conference each morning, individual direction (a daily meeting with a retreat director), celebration of daily Eucharist, optional evening prayer activities and Reconciliation service. This retreat coordinated by Sue Ballotti, Spiritual Development Coordinator for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

*Individual direction available in English & Spanish.

Cost: per person/shared $845 ($820 if paid in full by July 11)

single room $950 ($925 if paid in full after July 11)

To register call Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email her at mvelazquez at maryjoseph.org<mailto:mvelazquez at maryjoseph.org> Please see website or Program Guide for Cancellation Policy.

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-29%208%20Day%20GDR%20tear%20web.pdf

Ongoing Programs

Centering Prayer Group                        Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan

Second & 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.

Cost: Donation



21.       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

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



22.       Sistine Chapel Choir Coming to Los Angeles, Monday, July 23

Tickets for the Sistine Chapel Choir’s first-ever performance in Los Angeles are now available to the public.  The Pope’s Choir from Rome will perform during their much-anticipated U.S. National Tour at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. for one night only. Tickets are available at:

SistineChapelChoirTour.com<http://www.sistinechapelchoirtour.com/>

or

AXS.com.<http://www.axs.com/>




23.       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>.



24.       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>



25.       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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