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Program Guide

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Our Mission

Our Sponsored Programs:
The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s mission is to provide an environment of serenity, prayer, and natural beauty. Through our Sponsored Programs and hospitality, the retreat center creates opportunities for the personal and spiritual growth of each person who comes to these sacred grounds. 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
Our Hosted Program ~ invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate, 12-Step, or other event at our center.
For info about our facilities go here Our Center. For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email here.

An Upcoming Day Retreat:

How Social Media Can Accompany You and Your Catholic Community
On the Lenten Journey

Sherry Hayes-Peirce, CIO, Church Social Tips
Thursday, February 21, 10am to 12pm

We are called during the 40 days of Lent to pray, fast and give alms. There are many social media pages & apps that can help you and members of your parish pray, fast and give alms right from the palm of the hand that holds your smartphone. Resources will be shared to assist you design a social media plan to help you practice digital discipleship this Lent! *Bring a laptop and we’ll provide a blank calendar for you to design your Lenten social media plan. Cost: $20 ($25 after 2/15)
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Sherry Hayes-Peirce

A New Webcast with Richard Rohr:

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:
ost: $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.
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Richard Rohr

An Upcoming Special Event:

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
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St. Patricks Day

A New Ongoing Monthly Group:

Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
Next meeting is February 28 ~ All newcomers welcome!
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 Annex 4 Meeting Room
Cost: Free will Donation
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Gratefulness Gathering
For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.
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