[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – May 11, 2018

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ACC Newsbriefs –  May 11, 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 Communication Collaboration; Office of Life, Justice, and Peace; and the Operations Department:  “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” Free Online Course has Been Updated and is Available


  2.       Valyermo Dancers; and Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  “Enkindle the Light of Hope Through Dance” Sacred Dance Workshop with John West, Saturday, June 2


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


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


  5.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of New Events



Important Information and Continuing Events:

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


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


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

  9.       Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in May Throughout the Archdiocese



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


11.       St. Rita Parish in Sierra Madre:  Celebration of St. Rita Feast Day on Tuesday, May 22


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


13.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Healing the Family Tree:  Praying for Our Loved Ones Living and Deceased,” Saturday, May 26, in Claremont



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


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


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


17.       Office for Worship:  Workshop on Implementation of the “Misal Romano, Tercera Edicion,” Tuesday, June 19, in Los Angeles


18.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events

19.       Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City:  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 Communication Collaboration; Office of Life, Justice, and Peace; and the Operations Department:  “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” Free Online Course has Been Updated and is Available

The Catholic Communication Collaboration is leading the use of online courses for our schools and parishes.  One of the first, and updated in June 2017, is “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.”  Given the upcoming primary election next month and general election in November 2018, it includes the bishops’ latest version (November 2015) of their document encouraging voters to educate themselves about Catholic Social Teaching as they prepare to vote.  This course also includes links to state and national Catholic conferences on acceptable and unacceptable activity in lobbying, voter education, etc., as well as numerous episcopal and papal documents that contribute to the history of Catholic Social Teaching.  The link to the course, “Catholic Social Teaching and Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” is via shortcut at:

http://archla.org/faithfulcitizenship

or directly at:

https://moodle.la-archdiocese.org/course/view.php?id=12



The login section on the left hand side of the screen has fields for username and password; ignore those and do not fill in anything.  Just click on the “Login as a guest” button.  That takes you to the Terms of Use.  Once you agree to them, you are directed into the course.

To navigate while in the course, there are “breadcrumbs” on the top of each page, a navigation path showing how you got to the point you are at.  It starts with “Home – Courses – Life, Justice and Peace - Faithful Citizenship” and then goes into the topic you are currently in.  You just need to click on the words “Faithful Citizenship” when you complete (or want to leave) a topic and return to the main page.  Topics need not be accessed sequentially; you can skip around.

Within each topic, there may be multiple pages.  You can click on the desired item.  You need not go in order; you can skip around.

For any questions or comments, please contact Ms. Eileen E. O’Brien of the Operations Department at (213) 637-7618 or at:

mailto:EEOBrien at la-archdiocese.org





2.         Valyermo Dancers; and Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino:  “Enkindle the Light of Hope Through Dance” Sacred Dance Workshop with John West, Saturday, June 2

John West, Founder and Artistic Director of the Valyermo Dancers, will lead a Sacred Dance Workshop on Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino.  In the workshop, “Enkindle the Light of Hope Through Dance,” participants will be led through a day of reflection and sacred dance, moving toward a world of hope.  With an eye toward realizing a global community that embraces the spiritual and social challenges of the Gospel message, participants are invited to experience that all people are One in God’s powerful plan.  It is the aim that participants will experience the power of prayerful movement and sacred dance.  Cost is $50 with lunch; or $40 without lunch.  For registration, please contact Sr. Deborah Lorentz at the Center  at (818) 815-4496 through Thursday, May 31.  A non-refundable $10 deposit is required at registration.



3.         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 May 27, 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.





4.         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>



5.         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.

Van Trips to Prisons:
Saturday, June 2:  Corcoran/Delano/Wasco
Saturday, June 30:  Chowchilla
For these trips, pickup is at 4:30 a.m. at 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA  90012.

Bus Trip to Prison:
Saturday, June 23:  Soledad and Salinas
For this trip, pickup is at 2:30 a.m. at 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA  90012.

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

The Office also celebrates Masses for Families of the Incarcerated:
Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles

Monday, June 11, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Rafael Parish in Los Angeles

Monday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel

There are Support Workshops as well, held as follows:
Friday, June 8, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Monday, June 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Rafael Parish in Los Angeles

Thursday, June 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino

Monday, July 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Rafael Parish in Los Angeles

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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


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.         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>


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:

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 last movie to be shown will be:  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.         Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Free Citizenship Application Workshops in 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:

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.



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

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

“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>



11.       St. Rita Parish in Sierra Madre:  Celebration of St. Rita Feast Day on Tuesday, May 22



Visitors are welcomed to the shrine at St. Rita Parish in Sierra Madre to receive blessed roses and attend Mass offered at 8:00 a.m. in English, and at 12:00 noon in Armenian.  Religious items will be for sale and blessings with the relic of St. Rita will be offered throughout the day.  The celebration will conclude with Adoration and Benediction in the church at 7:00 p.m.  For directions and more information, please call (626) 355-1292 or access:

www.st-rita.org<http://www.st-rita.org/>



12.       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.  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>



13.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “Healing the Family Tree:  Praying for Our Loved Ones Living and Deceased,” Saturday, May 26, in Claremont

Southern California Renewal Communities is hosting “Healing the Family Tree:  Praying for Our Loved Ones Living and Deceased "  It will be held on Saturday, May 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Claremont.  Presenters will be Fr. Michael Barry, SS.CC. and Mr. Dominic Berardino.  Topics will include:   "Healing the Harmful Effects of Ancestral Sin"; "Why is it Important to Pray for the Deceased?"; "Breaking Bondages Over Generations"; and "Helping Future Generations Experience Freedom and Transformation."  The day will conclude with Mass for Healing Your Family Tree.  Cost for this event is $25 per person.  Please bring sack lunch or drive to nearby restaurants.  Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org



14.       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.



15.       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.


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:  Workshop on Implementation of the “Misal Romano, Tercera Edicion,” Tuesday, June 19, in Los Angeles



Implementation of the “Misal Romano, Tercera Edicion” (U.S. edition of the Missal in Spanish) begins Pentecost Sunday, May 20.  The Office for Worship will host two workshops on Tuesday, June 19, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.  Cost is $35 per person.  Direct links to information and registration are at:



https://fdlc.org/misalworkshops



Look down the list and click on the workshop you want – Los Angeles “A” or “B”



Afternoon “A”  (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/formation-for-the-misal-romano-los-angeles-ca-a-tickets-44319940134



Evening “B”  (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/formation-for-the-misal-romano-los-angeles-ca-b-tickets-44319950164



There will be simultaneous workshops in Spanish and English for the clergy session, 1-4 PM.  The evening session, 7-10  will only be conducted in Spanish.  However, all the presenters are fully bi-lingual and can assist participants  with questions in either language.

For further information contact the Office for Worship at 213-637-7513.


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.

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 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.       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




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:

Threads of Our Lives: A Quilted Journey

Now through Wednesday May 16

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

“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)





MAY 2018

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

She will compile, edit, and post the ACC Newsbriefs on Friday, May 18.

Thank you.

Eileen E. O’Brien
ACC Newsbriefs editor

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