Spring 2014
Program Guide

January - June 2014

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Our Mission

The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s mission is to provide an environment of serenity, prayer, and natural beauty. Through sponsored programs and hospitality, the retreat center creates opportunities for the personal and spiritual growth of each person who comes to these sacred grounds. Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate, 12-Step, or other events at our center.


 “... At the Table”

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
An Evening of Fine Wines & Elegant Cuisine,
Music & Dancing

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At the Table
Enjoy an elegant dining experience while learning about fine wines and how pairing them with wonderful foods makes both more delightful to the palate. (Non-alcoholic options will be available). “The Justin Ezzi Band” will be on hand to delight our ears and feet! There will be music all evening, for your listening and dancing pleasure. Choose from over 100 amazing items in our silent auction and invest in opportunity drawing tickets to win prizes such as a beautiful queen-size handmade heirloom quilt, a retreat at Mary & Joseph and more. Join us for this festive night of delectable wines, fine dining, dancing and the making of some joyful noise! 

The Evenings Events:
5:00 pm        Mass (optional)
6:00 pm        Hors d'oeuvres, Fine Wines and Silent Auction
6:45 pm        Dinner & Wine Pairings & Opportunity Drawing

Dancing to “The Justin Ezzi Band” throughout the evening

At the table

Introduction to Byzantine Iconography: A Studio Art Retreat
Fr. Michael K. Courey, D.Min.
Sunday, August 17, 3:00pm to Thursday, August 21, 3:00pm

Students will learn to prepare a wood panel, apply canvas, gesso, transfer their drawing, apply gold leaf and learn the Byzantine style and technique of layering colors using modern methods and materials. No previous experience is required - just a love for learning. Fr. Michael is an experienced artist/iconographer and studio art teacher and has worked in this field since 1975. He is pastor of St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach. Fr. Michael holds a MDiv from Holy Cross School of Theology and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art. Space limited due to personal instruction. Cost includes retreat instruction, lodging and meals. *Materials list provided upon registration.
Cost: per person/shared $810($760 if paid in full before July 25) single room $935($885 if paid in full before July 25) Commuter Cost (includes meals, but not overnight stay): $675 ($625 if paid before July 25)
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Our Sponsored Program:
Events We Create...

These are the retreats and events created by the Retreat Center and listed in Our Program Guide. See these events on the following pages Day Retreats, Weekend Retreats, Long Retreats & Special Programs

Our Sponsored Program:
Events You Create...

The Hosted Program is for you to bring your own group on retreat. Reserve our facilities and bring your own group here! Come and be our guests! The Center welcomes non-profit groups, churches, faculties, community service organizations, spiritual and personal development programs for day or overnight retreats that are consistent with our mission. Our facilities include meeting rooms arranged to meet your needs, overnight accommodations, delicious meals served buffet style, a friendly & caring staff, serene gardens, chapel and bookstore.
See Our Center above for information on what our facility has to offer. Some of our recent guests include:
United Methodist Ministries
Marriage Encounter
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Presbytery of the Pacific
Unitarian Universalist Ministers
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Providence Healthcare
National Association of Mental Health

For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email to Sydne

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