Fall 2015
Program Guide

July to December

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MJRC PG Fall 2015

Información sobre cualquier retiro está disponible en español contactando
Marlene Velázquez al 310.377.4867 x234 o por correo electrónico a Email

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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.

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

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Upcoming Retreats:

"At the Table"
An Evening of Fine Wines & Elegant Cuisine

At the Table
Sponsored by the Mary and Joseph League
Saturday, July 25,  5:00 to 10:00pm
Enjoy an elegant dining experience with fine wines and education on pairing wine with the perfect foods. Music and dancing to the Justin Ezzi Band plus fabulous Silent Auction items and Opportunity Drawing. Cost: $125 per person ($110 if purchased by July 6)

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

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8-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat   
Today’s Good News: The Joy of the Gospel 
6:30 pm Sunday, August 2 to 1:30 pm Sunday, August 9
Fr. David Robinson, SJ; Br. Charlie Jackson, SJ; Sr. Barbra Ostheimer, SND; Sr. Jeanne Fallon, CSJ; Sr. Teresa Groth, DMJ; Jack Gonsalvez, LIS Associate; Liliana Hsueh-Gutierrez, LIS Associate; TBD

We are inundated with news stories of violence, death and destruction, personal tragedies, seemingly insurmountable situations occurring around the globe in the midst of our own life struggles and challenges. Increasing pressures and the pace of life add to the anxieties and fears that feel so pervasive. It seems as though we have forgotten that there is another story, another way of being and believing. We have forgotten that there is “Good News”. We have forgotten the joy of the Gospel. Come to “recover the original freshness of the Gospel” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Guadium”) on our annual 8-Day Guided Directed Retreat, a silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides time for spiritual reflection, solitude and 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 a Reconciliation service.
To register for these event contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene
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Our Hosted 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.

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

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