[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – June 22, 2018

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ACC Newsbriefs –  June 22, 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


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New This Week:

  1.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  Mass and Healing Service, Saturday, July 14, in Burbank


  2.       Valyermo Dancers:  Sacred Dance Workshop, Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, in Valyermo


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



Important Information and Continuing Events:

  4.       Office of Religious Education:  Early Childhood Catechesis 2018 Summer Specialization, Saturdays, June 23 and 30, in Long Beach


  5.       Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  Sunday Funnies Comedy Show, Sunday, June 24


  6.       Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  “Vacation for the Soul” Mini-Retreat, Saturday, June 30


  7.       Pax Christi Southern California:  Monthly Masses for Justice and Peace

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


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


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


11.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events

12.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  Calendar of Events


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


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


15.       St. Francis Xavier Chapel – Japanese Catholic Center in Los Angeles:  New Itinerary and Lower Cost for Pilgrimage to Japan in October and November; Reservations Due by Sunday, July 1


16.       Beginning Experience and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, in Encino


17.       Separated, Divorced, and Widowed Ministry in the Office of Family Life:  Cathedral Tour, Mass, Lunch, and Workshop, Saturday, July 28


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


19.       Pax Christi Southern California:  Annual Conference, Saturday, September 22, in Orange


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



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New This Week:


1.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  Mass and Healing Service, Saturday, July 14, in Burbank

Msgr. Alex Aclan, who is finishing up his term as Vicar for Clergy, will preside at a Mass and Healing Service on Saturday, July 14, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish (St. Eleanor's Hall) in Burbank.  Prayer ministry will be available.  All are welcome.  For questions, please contact Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) at 818-771-1361 or at:

spirit at scrc.org<mailto:spirit at scrc.org>

Their website is at:

http://www.scrc.org



2.         Valyermo Dancers:  Sacred Dance Workshop, Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, in Valyermo

The Valyermo Dancers, under the direction of Mr. John West, O.S.B.Obl., will conduct a sacred dance workshop, “Moving with the Elements of Life in Cosmic Kinship,” from Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, at St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo.  Dancers, musicians, artists, liturgists, and poets of faith are invited to the weekend to translate their care for the Earth into movement reflective of God’s creative energy and Spirit.  The workshop will include scripture, dance, prayer, and fellowship.  Participants are asked to bring comfortable clothes.  Cost is $250 per person for a single room; or $200 per person for a shared room.  Cost includes meals, lodging, and workshop fee.  To register, please contact the Abbey at 661-944-2178 or access:

retreats at valyermo.com<mailto:retreats at valyermo.com>



3.         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:

Spirituality Series 1:  “Finding God in Everyday Life”

Let the Spirit Move You ~ Faith & Drum Circle     Lucia Galante Johnson, MS, FHD

Sunday, July 15, 2 to 4pm

This workshop will explore using drumming to celebrate the goodness of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is alive and vibrant in our daily lives. Using the drum as a voice for praise and gratitude, we as a group will explore how God touches us through loving and living in grace. We learn to unleash our faith and celebrate as we drum together in a circle of unity.

Cost: $20 ($25 after 7/6)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-15%20Drumming%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=584987ee-3b19-45bb-bfa3-6452e04ae09a



Spirituality Series 2:  “Finding God in Everyday Life”

Strengthening Your Faith Every Second of the Day Through Prayer     Laura Dieges Wilcox

Sunday, July 29, 2 to 4pm

Life hectic? Struggling with faith? Stressed? Come join us in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to pray at all times in your everyday life. Cost: $20 ($25 after 7/20)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/7-29%20Stress%20Wilcox%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=d4c12821-0be8-4adc-a23e-1a32e310ffbc

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/243901186361329/



Under the Stars ~ Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, August 5, 5pm - 9pm

Mass ~ Reception & Dinner ~ Concert & Dessert

Celebrate a summer evening at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. This year’s fundraising evening will include Mass, a reception, and dinner. We will continue the evening with a concert in the Lounge by pianist Noel Gould, who won the 2017 Grand Prize

at the House of Hope Talent Show. Noel is excited to share with us the musical genius of Beethoven, Scarlatti and Chopin in an intimate setting. After the performance, we will move to the garden patio for dessert under the stars. Please join us to

celebrate all of the unique and beautiful venues of Mary & Joseph Retreat Center.  Donation per person: $100

To register call Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email
mvelazquez at maryjoseph.org<mailto:mvelazquez at maryjoseph.org>
or register online at
www.maryjoseph.org<http://www.maryjoseph.org>

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-5%20Under%20the%20Stars%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=8b2e9085-4a02-4304-ba8c-a914b47e1be4



**Spirituality Series 3:  “Finding God in Everyday Life”

What’s on My Plate?     Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ

Sunday, August 19, 2 to 4pm

In this workshop, participants will examine all the busy aspects of their life as they decorate a paper plate to show how they live out a 24 hour day. After a presentation, they will decorate another plate to show how God is calling them to live in a 24 hour day. Engaging and hands on, this is a wonderful light hearted way to see “what’s on our plate”! Cost: $20 ($25 after 8/10)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

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

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=70cb52e6-3631-4871-9760-0562c01e4dcd



Poetry to Enrich and Resource the Spiritual Journey

Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC; Ellie Hidalgo; John Flaherty & David Lara

Thursday, August 30, 6:30 to 9pm

Come! Enjoy an evening of poetry to lift spirits and resource the Spiritual Journey. The event will be woven with music, wine, cheese and opportunities for reflection and conversation. Returning by popular demand! Cost: $20 ($25 after 8/24)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/8-30%20Edith%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=e2ca17f4-8aa2-4f65-8eaa-397af8480d9b



Al-Anon and the 12 Steps In Everyday  Life

Peter F. McGoey, MA, LMFT

7:00pm Friday, September 21 to 1:30pm Sunday, September 23

This retreat will provide quiet time and group sessions to explore the 12 Steps of Al-Anon in our day to day life. We will have time for 11th step meditation as well. Cost: per person/shared $240 ($260 after 8/31) single $340 ($360 after 8/31)

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-21%20Al-Anon%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=fbb241f8-1c7f-4ee3-8e40-7d3421a9a1d0

“I need not be great. On the contrary, I must remain little.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
Fr. Pat Crowley, SSCC
7:00pm Friday, September 21 to 1:30pm Sunday, September 23
In his book Raw Faith John Kirvan states: “We have been led to believe that life is all about qualifying for eternity, about piling up enough points to let us pass through to another life”. This retreat will focus on life as “gift”. Everything we are and have is pure gift. “I repeat, it is owing to his favor that salvation is yours through faith. This is not your own doing, it is God's gift”. (Eph 2. 8.) The retreat will also provide a healing service – an opportunity to experience God's healing touch in an atmosphere of prayer and compassionate love. Cost: per person/shared $240 ($260 after 8/31) single $340 ($360 after 8/31)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/9-21%20Crowley%20tear%20web.pdf

Click here for online registration

https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=a9666e01-9f70-43dd-8466-54926e6872fd



Important Information and Continuing Events:

4.         Office of Religious Education:  Early Childhood Catechesis 2018 Summer Specialization, Saturdays, June 23 and 30, in Long Beach

There will be advanced training for those who want to be catechists to preschool children.  This specialization will take place as a two-day series, held on Saturdays, June 23 and June 30, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at St. Cornelius Parish in Long Beach.  Cost is $55 for the series, and includes registration and materials.  It does not include lunch.  For more information, please access:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/ore/ec/Pages/default.aspx

or contact:

Jan C. Pedroza, Early Childhood Coordinator
213-637-7352
JCPedroza at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:JCPedroza at la-archdiocese.org>

Diana M. Salinas
213-637-7303
DMSalinas at la-archdiocese.org<mailto:DMSalinas at la-archdiocese.org>


5.         Christ the King Parish in Los Angeles:  Sunday Funnies Comedy Show, Sunday, June 24

Christ the King Parish in Hollywood will be sponsoring the “Sunday Funnies,” starring Paul Rodriguez on Sunday, June 24, at 7;:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 and are available at:

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

Proceeds will help The Center Homeless Outreach in Hollywood.  Find more information at:

http://thecenterinhollywood.org/



6.         Pauline Books and Media Center in Culver City:  “Vacation for the Soul” Mini-Retreat, Saturday, June 30

All are invited to take a Vacation for the Soul and be refreshed with a “mini retreat” centered on realizing that our lives are in God’s loving hands.  The retreat, led by Sr. Patricia Shaules, FSP, will be on Saturday, June 30, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pauline Books & Media, which is located at 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA.  Free will donation.  For more information or to RSVP, please call 310-397-8676 or email:

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



7.         Pax Christi Southern California:  Monthly Masses for Justice and Peace

Pax Christi Southern California celebrates a Monthly Mass for Justice and Peace.  It is held on the fourth Sunday of each month at 4:00 p.m., at St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care (across the street from the former U.S.C. Medical Center).  The next Masses will be held on June 24, July 22, and August 26.  The Mass on July 22 will be followed by music and a food fundraiser to celebrate the feast day of St. Camillus de Lillis.  All are welcome.  Pax Christi is the official international Catholic peace movement focused on living nonviolence.





8.         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.



9.         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.


10.       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>



11.       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.

Van Trips to Prisons:
Saturday, June 30:  Chowchilla
Saturday, July 7:  Ironwood/Chuckawalla
For these trips, pickup is at 4:30 a.m. at 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA  90012.

Thursday, July 12:  Pelican Bay
For this trip, pickup is at St. Lawrence of Brindisi Parish in Los Angeles

The Office also celebrates Masses for Families of the Incarcerated:
Monday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel

Monday, July 9, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Rafael Parish in Los Angeles
Friday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m., St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel

There are Support Workshops as well, held as follows:
Saturday, June 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino
Saturday, June 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at San Gabriel Mission Parish in San Gabriel
Monday, July 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Rafael Parish in Los Angeles
Friday, July 13, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Friday, July 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel
Saturday, July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Inglewood
Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino
Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Inglewood

For questions, or reservations for the trips to prisons, please contact the Office of Restorative Justice at 818-201-3100.



12.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  Calendar of Events

Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City is sponsoring the following events:

Cinema Divina Mini-Retreats:  With the practice of cinema divina, participants will reflect on the Scriptures in the light of film and enter into the profound longings of humanity for emotional connection and the beauty of love.  These events will be held at the Pauline Center for Media Studies, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, on select Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Each session includes two movies, prayer, and dinner.  Cost is $30 per person, payable at the door.

Saturday, June 23:  The Pain and Beauty of Relationships.  Films:  A Ghost Story (2017) and Downsizing (2017)

Saturday, September 8:  Love is All We Need.  Films:  Brooklyn (2015) and The Dating Project (2018)

For more information, please access:

http://www.bemediamindful.org



National Film Retreats 2018:  Using the practice of cinema divina, participants will reflect on the Scriptures and film to hear humanity’s cry for justice and encounter the heroism of those who persevere against all odds.  These events will be held at the Pauline Center for Media Studies, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City.  Cost is $130 per person (includes all 5 meals and booklet).  Accommodations are not provided.

Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29:  A Cry for Justice

Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 7:  Against All Odds

Register online at:
http://www.bemediamindful.org/filmretreat



Advanced Course in Media Literacy and Faith Formation:  This is an advanced certification course for teachers, catechists, parents, ministers, and anyone interested in creating that dialogue between faith formation and our media culture.  Topics covered:  Media Mindfulness in Faith Formation; Theology of Popular Culture; Virtue Ethics and Social Media; Character Formation in the Digital Age; Philosophies of the Media; Top 10 in Pop Music; The Church and Media; and more.  This will be held from Sunday, July 15, through Saturday, July 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, at Pauline Center for Media Studies, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City.  Cost is $250 per person; early registration is $220 if paid in full before June 1.  For more information, please access:

http://www/bemediamindful.org




13.       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:

“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



14.       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)



JUNE 2018

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



15.       St. Francis Xavier Chapel – Japanese Catholic Center in Los Angeles:  New Itinerary and Lower Cost for Pilgrimage to Japan in October and November; Reservations Due by Sunday, July 1

Fr. Doan Hoang, S.J., of St. Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center will be the spiritual director on a 10-day Pilgrimage to Japan, visiting Akita (Our Lady of Akita), Hiroshima, Nagasaki (Hidden Christian and the Japanese Martyrs), and Tokyo.  The pilgrimage will be leaving from LAX on October 30, and returning on November 8.  Cost is $4,200.  Please note the new itinerary and lower price.  The Pilgrims will stay at four-star hotels; breakfasts and dinners are included.  Reservations are due by Sunday, July 1.  For more information, please contact Lynn Nakamura at 213-626-2279 or email:

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


16.       Beginning Experience and the Office of Family Life:  Beginning Experience Weekend for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed, Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, in Encino

A “Beginning Experience” weekend will be held at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, CA, from Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, for those persons, male and female, who have experienced the “loss of a spouse” through separation, divorce, or death.  This weekend helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope.  The purpose of the Beginning Experience ministry is to facilitate the grief resolution process for separated, divorced, or widowed persons, thereby enabling them to again love themselves, others, and God.  The Beginning Experience Chapter serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is known as Beginning Experience Los Angeles and provides several weekend workshops each year.  The cost of each program varies with the location.  For more information about Beginning Experience, please access:

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



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>

For more information, or weekend registration, please contact Peg Setti at 818-767-1007; Brenda Mikhail at 818-352-5265; or Maria Rojas (Spanish) at 909-592-7719.



17.       Separated, Divorced, and Widowed Ministry in the Office of Family Life:  Cathedral Tour, Mass, Lunch, and Workshop, Saturday, July 28

The Separated, Divorced, and Widowed Ministry in the Office of Family Life is sponsoring a tour of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, as well as Mass, lunch, and a workshop, on Saturday, July 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Msgr. Jim Gehl will preside at the Mass.  The workshop, “Heart-Strong through Living Courageously,” will be presented by Ross Porter, Ph.D., M.Div.  The workshop will teach how to answer God’s call in new and heart-filled ways in the midst of challenges through trusting the Lord with one’s heart and being filled with the Spirit.  Cost is $25 per person.  Registrations are required by Monday, July 23.  For questions, please contact Julie Monell-Auzenne at 213-637-7249 or at:

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

On-line registration is available at:

http://archla.org/separatedanddivorced



Additional information about Separated, Divorced, and Widowed Ministry is available at:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/familylife/divorce



18.       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>.


19.       Pax Christi Southern California:  Annual Conference, Saturday, September 22, in Orange

The annual conference of Pax Christi SoCal will take place on Saturday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Center, located at 480 S. Batavia Ave. in Orange.  Presenters will include Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International; Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J., of the Kino Border Initiative; and Monica Curca of Activate Labs.  At lunchtime, there will also be a silent “Stand for nonviolence.”  Cost is $30 per person, which includes lunch.  Groups of five people registering together cost $20 per person ($100 total), which includes five lunches.  Exhibitors are also welcome to this event.  For more information, please access:

http://www.paxchristisocal.org

or contact:



mikewalsh at pacbell.net<mailto:mikewalsh at pacbell.net>



20.       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>



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