[Newsbriefs] ACC Newsbriefs – March 8, 2019

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ACC Newsbriefs – March 8, 2019


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.       Incarnation Parish in Glendale:  Irish Celebration, Saturday, March 16


  2.       Southern California Renewal Communities:  “The War for Your Soul,” Saturday, March 23, in Sylmar


  3.       Beginning Experience:  Weekend for Widowed, Separated, and Divorced from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, in Encino



Important Information and Continuing Events:


  4.       Loyola Marymount University:  Open House for its Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology, Monday, March 11, in Baldwin Park


  5.       Communion and Liberation:  “Seeking a Path Forward” Event Honoring the Publication of The Life of Luigi Giussani, Tuesday, March 12, in Los Angeles


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


  7.       Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit:  “Beauty of Belief,”  Free Online Course on Evangelization and Catechesis, from Monday, March 11, through Saturday, April 20


  8.       Dive-In Lenten Speaker Series:  South Bay Series from Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 21; Long Beach Series from Wednesday, March 13, through Wednesday, April 10


  9.       Carisma en Misiones:  Grand Celebration of St. Oscar Romero, Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24, in Los Angeles


10.       SoCal Faith Coalitions again Human Trafficking:  “See It, End It” Film and Arts Festival, Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, in San Pedro


11.       Native American Concerns:  “Healing Together” Summit, Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, in El Monte


12.       Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino:  Calendar of Events


13.       St. Monica Parish in Santa Monica:  “Honest To God:  Encountering the Psalms,” through June


14.       St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita and the San Fernando Pastoral Region Center in Mission Hills:  Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, in Mission Hills


15.       Mount St. Mary’s University and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles:  Certification Program in Spiritual Direction Begins in September 2019


16.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of New Events


17.       Office of Restorative Justice:  Calendar of Events


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


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


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



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New This Week:

1.         Incarnation Parish in Glendale:  Irish Celebration, Saturday, March 16

Incarnation Parish in Glendale is presenting an evening in celebration of the legendary Irish saint, St.Patrick, on Saturday, March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Incarnation Community Center gym at 214 Fairview Ave. in Glendale.  The evening will feature the famous Innisfree Irish Showband with Irish Dancers, Fr. John O’Brien’s favorite Irish poetry, light snacks, and much more.  This event is free and open to the public.  Donations will be gratefully accepted.  For more information, please contact Dennis Doyle at 818-636-0912.



2.         Southern California Renewal Communities:  “The War for Your Soul,” Saturday, March 23, in Sylmar

Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) is presenting "The War for Your Soul" on Saturday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Didacus Parish in Sylmar.  Presenters will include Fr. Bob Garon and Mr. Dominic Berardino.  Topics:  "Let the Lord and His Mighty Power Make You Strong"; "The Fight to the Finish Against the Devil and All his Angels"; "Using All the Weapons God Offers"; and "Putting on God's Armor".  There will be a Mass included with Fr. Bob Garon presiding.  Cost for this event is $20 per person (for registrations received through March 18) or $25 at the door.  Cost includes catered chicken lunch.  Online registration is available at:

http://www.scrc.org



3.         Beginning Experience:  Weekend for Widowed, Separated, and Divorced from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, in Encino

“Beginning Experience” is part of an international ministry for those men or women who have experienced the loss of a spouse through death, divorce, or separation.  A “Beginning Experience” weekend will be held on Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, CA.  This weekend helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope.  “Beginning Experience” is recognized by the Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  To register for this weekend or obtain more information (including cost), please contact Peg Setti at (818) 767-1007 or Brenda Mikhail at (818) 352-5265 or Maria Rojas (Spanish) at (310) 365-0186.  You can also access:

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



Important Information and Continuing Events:


4.         Loyola Marymount University:  Open House for its Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology, Monday, March 11, in Baldwin Park

Loyola Marymount University is conducting an open house for people interested in its Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology.  The open house will take place on Monday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Parish in Baldwin Park, and will include a meal and refreshments.  With classes beginning on Monday, August 26, the University is announcing its three-year cohort program with classes to be held at St. John the Baptist Parish in Baldwin Park.  Please note that the cohort program requires final accreditation.  To register for the open house, please contact Linda Claros at 310-338-5383 or at:

linda.claros at lmu.edu<mailto:linda.claros at lmu.edu>

For questions about the Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology, please contact Jennifer Scott at:

jennifer.scott at lmu.edu<mailto:jennifer.scott at lmu.edu>



5.         Communion and Liberation:  “Seeking a Path Forward” Event Honoring the Publication of The Life of Luigi Giussani, Tuesday, March 12, in Los Angeles

The Communion and Liberation Movement is sponsoring a panel event celebrating the publication of the book, The Life of Luigi Giussani.  Fr. Giussani founded the Communion and Liberation Movement.  This event will be held on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., at 360 E. 2nd St., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA  90012.  Panelists will include:  Kristi Brown Montesano, chair of the music history faculty at the Colburn Conservatory of Music; Jason Blakely, assistant professor of political science at Pepperdine University; and Alberto Savorana, author of The Life of Luigi Giussani.  This event is free and open to the public; however, freewill donations will be gratefully accepted.  For tickets, please access:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seeking-a-path-forward-tickets-56307210382?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For more information about other events on this North American book tour, please access:

https://english.clonline.org/news/current-events/2019/02/22/the-life-of-luigi-giussani-no-mere-book-tour



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

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

“Catholics at Work-Culver City Breakfast Speaker Meeting.”  Wednesday, March 13.  Catholics @ Work-Culver City helps people integrate their faith and their work.  Sr. Nancy Usselmann will speak about digital discipleship and cultural mysticism.  Mass available 6:30 a.m. Breakfast speaker meeting 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

The Shack – A Lenten Cinematic Retreat by Sr. Nancy Usselmann on Saturday, March 16.  Sister Nancy will lead retreatants on a journey inward using the film, The Shack, as well as Scriptural reflections, sharing, and prayer.  This retreat offers the opportunity to consider the transforming power of grace at work even amid the pain and suffering of life.  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with Mass available at 4:00 p.m.  Donation:  $30, and that includes lunch.

Sr. Kathryn Hermes will conduct the same retreat on three different occasions:

A Spiritual Path for Healing Our Woundedness Retreat by Sr. Kathryn Hermes, FSP. on Saturday, April 6. Retreatants will be led on a spiritual path for healing the wounds we all carry: regrets we hold in our hearts, wounds caused by what has happened to us or what we have done. The retreat will lead participants to experience Christ’s mercy and healing. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Mass available at 4:00 pm. Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230 Donation: $30. Includes lunch. After the retreat, Sr. Kathryn will be available to sign her book, Reclaim Regret. Please RSVP: 310-397-8676 or email:

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

A Spiritual Path for Healing Our Woundedness Retreat by Sr. Kathryn Hermes, FSP on Sunday, April 7. Retreatants will be led on a spiritual path for healing the wounds we all carry: regrets we hold in our hearts, wounds caused by what has happened to us or what we have done. The retreat will lead participants to experience Christ’s mercy and healing. 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm.  St. Linus Parish Hall, 13915 Shoemaker Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650. Donation: $15. After the retreat, Sr. Kathryn will be available to sign her book, Reclaim Regret. Please RSVP to St. Linus Parish, 562-921-6649.

A Spiritual Path for Healing Our Woundedness Retreat by Sr. Kathryn Hermes, FSP. on Saturday, April 13. Retreatants will be led on a spiritual path for healing the wounds we all carry: regrets we hold in our hearts, wounds caused by what has happened to us or what we have done. The retreat will lead participants to experience Christ’s mercy and healing. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. St. Anthony Parish Hall, 1050 W 163rd St, Gardena, CA 90247.  Donation: $30. Includes lunch. After the retreat, Sr. Kathryn will be available to sign her book, Reclaim Regret. Please RSVP to St. Anthony Parish, 310- 327-5830<https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&ei=vdp1XN6SBuqQggfWm5LABA&q=st+anthony+parish+gardena+ca&oq=st+an&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.35i39j0i67l2j0l7.272948.273531..276500...0.0..0.187.824.0j5......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i20i263.ITzeUrJDIyQ>.

For questions or registration for these events, please contact:  Pauline Books and Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA  90230. Phone 310-397-8676 or email:

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


7.         Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit:  “Beauty of Belief,”  Free Online Course on Evangelization and Catechesis, from Monday, March 11, through Saturday, April 20

Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit is offering a free online course open to all on evangelization and catechesis.  “Beauty of Belief” consists of six modules (each one week long) conducted by seminary professors and runs from Monday, March 11, through Saturday, April 20.  This is an introductory course that is primarily self-driven so students can go at their own pace.  There is no limit to enrollment.  The course is available at:

http://explore.shms.edu/beautyofbelief



8.         Dive-In Lenten Speaker Series:  South Bay Series from Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 21; Long Beach Series from Wednesday, March 13, through Wednesday, April 10

The annual Dive-In Lenten Speaker Series occurs this Spring.  In the South Bay area (Deanery 19), the events will be Monday through Thursday evenings, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., from Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 21, at various parishes.  Please see the schedule of speakers, topics, and locations at:

http://www.diveinsb.org

There will also be a Dive-In series in Long Beach at St. Joseph Parish.  These events will be on Wednesday evenings from March 13 through April 10.  They will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Their schedule is at:

http://www.diveinlb.weebly.com



9.         Carisma en Misiones:  Grand Celebration of St. Oscar Romero, Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24, in Los Angeles

Carisma en Misiones is sponsoring a Grand Celebration of St. Oscar Romero.  Events will occur from Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24, at various locations in Los Angeles.  The special guest is Bp. Oswaldo E. Escobar Aguilar, bishop of the Diocese of Chalatenango in El Salvador.  Events will include Masses, prayer, and workshops.  For schedule and more information, please contact Carisma en Misiones at 323-260-7031 or at 323-260-7035.



10.       SoCal Faith Coalitions again Human Trafficking:  “See It, End It” Film and Arts Festival, Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, in San Pedro

A number of people and organizations working to end human trafficking are sponsoring a “See It, End It” Film and Arts Festival.  It will be held on Friday, March 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., continuing on Saturday, March 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The Festival will be held at the Warner Grand Theater and Grand Annex, located at 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA  90731.  Tickets are available online for $22.85 per person ($20 for the ticket and a $2.85 service fee).  The Festival will include feature films, documentaries, short films, dance, music, poetry, and painting and visual arts.  For more information about the Festival, and to purchase tickets, please access:

http://www.SeeItEndIt.com

For more information about the SoCal Faith Coalitions against Human Trafficking, please access:

http://www.SoCalFaithCoalitionsAgainstHumanTrafficking.org



11.       Native American Concerns:  “Healing Together” Summit, Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, in El Monte

The Office of Native American Concerns is sponsoring a free two-day summit, “Healing Together,” on Saturday, March 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and on Sunday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It will be held at the Tongva Youth Center at 4528 Baldwin Ave. in El Monte.  On Saturday, March 30, the theme is “Healing with Story Telling,” a healing through sharing California’s history, and the event will be directed by Julia Bogany of the Gabrieleno San Gabriel Bank of Mission Indians.  On Sunday, March 31, the theme is “Cultural Congruency and Humility,” including the importance of culture with Indigenous concepts and Western concepts, and the presenter will be Carlos Rivera of the Sherwood Valley Bank of Pomo Indians.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  Registrations are due by Sunday, March 24.  For questions or registration, please call Sylvia Mendivil Salazar, Coordinator of the Office of Native American Concerns, at 626-755-9175.



12.       Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino:  Calendar of Events

Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino is sponsoring the following events:

“Alpha” Series:  Alpha is for anyone who’s curious.  This series of casual weekly get-togethers is centered on sharing food and conversation.  The Alpha videos are short and focused; designed to encourage conversation and exploration of the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment.  No question is out of bounds and participants are free to discuss as much or as little as they wish.
Alpha in English:  Wednesdays, starting February 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Alpha in Spanish:  Thursdays, starting February 21, at 7:00 p.m.
These events are free; donations will be gratefully accepted.
For more information please contact Jill Moore:

jillm at ourladyofgrace.org<mailto:jillm at ourladyofgrace.org>

To register online go to

ourladyofgrace.org/ministries/alpha

“Light of the World” Weekend Retreat:  This two-day Catholic retreat is designed for adults.  After the retreat, participants have the option of joining others for an enlightening series, “Growing in Christ”.
Dates: Saturday, March 30, and Sunday March 31, an evening gathering on Monday, April 1.
This event is free; donations will be gratefully accepted.
For more information please contact Jill Moore:

jillm at ourladyofgrace.org<mailto:jillm at ourladyofgrace.org>


13.       St. Monica Parish in Santa Monica:  “Honest To God:  Encountering the Psalms,” through June

St. Monica Parish is sponsoring a series of workshops on the Psalms.  The Psalms comfort us…they disturb us. Why and How were they written and for whom and for what events? Come and learn what it means to be Honest to God and encounter the visceral human emotions expressed in these 150 chapters of the Old Testament. If we don’t have the words to articulate a prayer for an instinctual human need/emotion: There’s a Psalm for That!  You will gain a new understanding of these prayers that have been used in Christian worship and were prayed by Jesus and his followers. The Psalms have been used in every form of Christian worship since the time of Christ. Learn to know and grow from appropriating the language and emotion of the Psalms into your life of prayer. Gain a new understanding of their use in worship. Gain a new maturity in your spirituality understanding the depths of honesty we can have with God in the most extreme of human situations.  We’ll walk in the footsteps of King David and ancient Israel, walk in the footsteps of Jesus praying the Psalms, the early church, our sister churches and our vibrant Catholic use of the Psalms over the course of millennia. Come, now is the time to Worship.  The series is being underwritten by a generous grant from the Calvin Institute of Worship with funds from the Lilly Endowment. At registration, we ask for a nominal contribution towards some of the incidentals of the series.  To Register online for one of the lectures or the series, go to:

www.stmonica.net/honest2god<http://www.stmonica.net/honest2god>

If you have any questions about the offerings, please email Dr. Dale Sieverding at:

dale at stmonica.net<mailto:dale at stmonica.net>

or call (310) 566-1520.


14.       St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Santa Clarita and the San Fernando Pastoral Region Center in Mission Hills:  Iconography Workshop, Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, in Mission Hills

The St. Kateri Iconography Ministry will host their ninth annual Iconography Workshop from Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, at the San Fernando Pastoral Region Center in Mission Hills, adjacent to the historical landmark of Mission San Fernando.  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 "Our Lady of Tenderness" and 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 and includes all materials, instruction, and lunches.  Maximum class size is 20 people.  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>



15.       Mount St. Mary’s University and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles:  Certification Program in Spiritual Direction Begins in September 2019

A new three-year Certification Program in Spiritual Direction will be opening in September 2019 at Mount St. Mary’s University at its Adams (Downtown) Campus in Los Angeles.  This is a program sponsored jointly by the University and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Applications will be made available in April.  For more information, please contact Fr. Jim Clarke at 213-637-7542 or at:

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



16.       Office for Worship:  Calendar of Events

The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following liturgical ministry formation workshops.  All of them will be held at the Old Mission Santa Ines - 1760 Mission Dr. Solvang, CA 93463
Lector Ministry Renewal (English and Spanish)
Saturday, March 9
8:30am-12:30pm
$15 per person
http://store.la-archdiocese.org/lector-ministry-renewal-3919

Ministerio de Renovacion para Lectores
sábado, 9 de marzo
8:30am-12:30pm
http://store.la-archdiocese.org/ministerio-de-renovacion-para-lectores-3

Children's Liturgy of the Word Team Formation (English and Spanish)
Saturday, March 16
8:30am-12:30pm
$15 per person
http://store.la-archdiocese.org/childrens-liturgy-of-the-word-31619

Formacion para Equipos de Liturgia de la Palabra para Ninos
sábado, 16 de marzo
8:30am-12:30pm
http://store.la-archdiocese.org/formacion-para-equipos-de-liturgia-de-la-palabra-para-ninos-2


17.       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, March 9:  Ironwood and Chuckawalla
Thursday, March 14:  Pelican Bay  (Bus leaves at 11:00 p.m. from St. Lawrence of Brindisi Parish in Los Angeles.)
Unless otherwise stated, van or bus leaves at 4:00 a.m. from 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, 90012.

The Office celebrates Masses for Families of the Incarcerated:
Friday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel

There are Support Workshops as well, held as follows:
Friday, March 8, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish in Los Angeles
Friday, March 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish in San Gabriel
Saturday, March 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Inglewood
Saturday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino

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



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

Saint Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, CA , has openings, or a waiting list,  for these upcoming preached retreats.  Please call 661-944-2178, or email the retreat office at:

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

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)

MARCH 2019 <https://www.saintandrewsabbey.com/category_s/393.htm>
20 Take Charge of Your Life <http://takechargemar2019.eventzilla.net/>
25-29 Priests' Retreat: Walking the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John . . . <http://walkingtheway2019.eventzilla.net/>
31 Taller Cuaresmal en Español


19.       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:
A Lenten Morning of Ignatian Prayer     Paulette Cerutti, MA
Saturday, March 9, 9am to 12pm
Come deepen your Lenten journey with a mini Ignatian retreat. We will accompany Jesus on His Spirit-led journey to the wilderness through guided contemplation.  There will be time for reflection & review of prayer in your journal, sharing, free quiet/prayer time, Group Lectio Divina, and we will conclude the mini retreat by prayerfully gathering the graces in a guided Examen prayer. We will pray this morning for the grace to know Jesus more intimately, to love him more intensely, and to follow him more closely. Please bring your journal and a pen. Lunch not included. Cost: $25.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-9%20Paula%20Ignatian%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=25c3b75e-c958-4139-91b6-10e97c674a78
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/601426600287539/

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration  ~  Sunday, March 10,  4:30 to 9:30pm
Begin the evening with Mass followed by appetizers in the lounge with our favorite  dancers from Lyons Academy of Irish Dance. Enjoy our traditional Irish fare: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Soda Bread, and a wee bit of Irish Coffee too with traditional Irish music for your listening pleasure.
Reservations required - will sell out! Cost: $55
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-12%20St%20Pats%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=eed86455-00bc-423b-8e7a-5ffb7f2881e2
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/616857682071713/

Make Room!     Sue Ballotti & Ellen Mintz
Saturday, March 16, 9am to 3:30pm
People are always telling us to clear out, set priorities, seek balance and lean in. But really all you need to do is listen to your own heart to find the way to peace and affirmation. Sue & Ellen have read all the books. They will distill the most salient points of each and include a healthy dose of perspective. So, whether it’s too many socks, or the oppressive sense of too many obligations, join us to clear away the detritus of past lives and move ahead using your energies in ways that feed your soul. Lunch included. Cost: $55.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-16%20Make%20Room%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=d49f9f9f-c621-4550-9159-0d77e69bbbb5
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/319199408937755/

12 Steps to Spiritual Awakening      Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director
Saturday, March 23, 1 to 5pm
Attendees will engage in an experiential process of personal transformation. You will identify sources of unhappiness & suffering, experience resources and a process for healing, learn the skills and actions to establish and foster a sense of well-being. This 12 Step methodology promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this way of life.
Cost: $20 ($25 after 3/15)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-23%20Herb%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=20137a66-4aa0-414f-bb39-00ff807fa634
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2211894698849990/

The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing ~ Live Webcast with Richard Rohr
Thursday, March 28, 1pm-6pm; Friday, March 29, 7am-5pm;
Saturday, March 30, 7am-7pm; Sunday, March 31, 7am-11:30pm
Join via webcast to explore the central themes of Richard Rohr’s new book and discover the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Experience Easter in a new way as we consider Holy Week through a larger, cosmic view of Christ, drawing upon theology, practices, conversation, and liturgy. Franciscan Richard Rohr will be joined by historian John Dominic Crossan and public theologian Jacqui Lewis. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center will be live-streaming this webcast from the Center for Action & Contemplation (CAC), in Albuquerque New Mexico. The event is for commuters only. Find out more at the CAC website: https://cac.org/another-name-for-every-thing-the-universal-christ/
Cost: $200 for the full retreat (overnight is not available). Continental breakfast & lunch each day, and Saturday dinner included with registration. Yoga classes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are included.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/3-28%20Rohr%20tear%20web.pdf
Click here for online registration
https://giving.ncsservices.org/f/f2.asp?formid=26713ed3-9926-4018-a95c-3a20542f1516

Ongoing Programs

Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
Experience, deepen, and share the power of living gratefully. Gratefulness Gatherings are an opportunity to cultivate a space where we can explore grateful living as an orientation to life. These Gatherings take place at the local level, in person, hosted by community members. Learn more at Gratefulness.org ~ a Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering community-based and online educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility. Our Gratefulness Gatherings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month in 2019 (except July, November and December when they will be on the third Thursday). Gatherings will be held in the Annex 4 Meeting Room. For more info on Gratefulness Gatherings go to https://gratefulness.org/connect/gratefulness-gatherings/
Cost: Free will Donation

For more information call Marlene at 310.377.4867 x234 or email mvelazquez at maryjoseph.org<mailto:mvelazquez at maryjoseph.org>

Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

http://www.maryjoseph.org/pdfs/2019%20Gratefulness%20Gatherings%20hi-res.pdf

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/325489928057495/

Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle
Second Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Confidential and accepting, Spiritual Friendship Circles are a process in which we gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all parts of life. Like group spiritual direction, we participate in the group process through prayerful listening and response. We open our own spiritual journey for consideration by others in the group. We commit ourselves to an honest relationship with God. This circle provides an opportunity for women of all ages and walks of life seeking to honestly share their faith journey in a safe and sacred space. The Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle meets once a month through June 2019. A variety of topics will be offered and the group will choose their focus for the following months. Cost: Donation

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



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

Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra is sponsoring the following events:
Holy Family Conference
Hard as Nails Ministry, Justin Fatica, Founder
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Date: Sunday, March 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: St. Joseph Campus / 507 N. Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cost: (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks):
            $100 for a family of 4
            $  15 for each additional child            Children Under 3 are Free!
            $  25 for each additional adult
Description: Join the Carmelite Sisters for a family day of fun and prayer. There will be activities for children of all ages, inspired talks by Hard as Nails Ministry and the Missionary Team, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, praying a family rosary, and more!
For Information & Reservations: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.

Dia de Recogimiento (Day of Reconciliation in Spanish)
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House / 920 E Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cost: $50.00 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Description: The day will include: conferences, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass with distribution of ashes, praying the Stations of the Cross, and time for silent prayer – all conducted in Spanish. Open to men and women.
For Information & Reservation: Please contact us at (626) 289-1353 ext. 203.


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