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.

Our Sponsored Program:

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

Special Event:


A Circle of Compassion
Julia Costello, DMJ
Friday, April 11, 11:00 am to Noon

This morning we will gather for an hour of prayer. We will form “a circle of compassion” to intercede for God’s suffering people. We will pray for each person present who may choose to present personal intentions and/or needs of their loved ones. In addition to shared prayer there will be periods of silence for individual communion with God. If time permits, we will enrich each other by reflecting on our Lenten prayer experiences.
Cost: Donation
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The Real Presence: Meditations on the Eucharist 2014
Sunday, April 13, to Wednesday, April 16, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Thursday, April 17, to Saturday, April 19, 9:00 am to 4:00 ; Easter Sunday, April 20, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the whole of Christian life”. Come and reflect with meditations on the Eucharist, accompanying panels from the “Eucharistic Miracles of the World” Vatican International Exhibition. Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the Real Presence of Christ given in the Eucharist, so as to become the Real Presence of Christ to others. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available in the chapel. Cost: Donation
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Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 20, 2014    10am-12:30pm

Start a new family tradition! Join us for a delicious buffet brunch as we celebrate Easter with family and friends. Reservations required by Tuesday, April 15.
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Our Hosted Program:

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!

Our Hosted Program is when you bring your own group and rent our facilities to host your own retreat. 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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