Fall 2016
Program Guide

June to December

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

Mary & Joseph


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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

Special Event!

"At the Table"
An Elegant Evening of Fine Wines, Wine Education & Food Pairings!

Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 to 10:00pm

Featuring Wines from Ranchita Canyon Vineyard!

At the Table

Experience an elegant dining experience with fine wines and education on pairing them to the perfect foods. Join in multiple silent auctions and an opportunity drawing for a beautiful, handmade quilt. Music and dancing to live music will follow dinner
Cost: Before July 1st: $110 per individual; After July 1st: $125 per individual; Buy a table ~ Bring your friends!
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At the Table
Our Grand prize to be awarded "At the Table" is a beautiful, handmade, heirloom quality quilt named "Dancing Waters". You can purchase tickets for this drawing by calling Marlene at 310.377.4867 x234 or by Email

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A Weekend Retreat

Our God ~ “Rich in Mercy”                  
Fr Laurence Gallagher C.Ss.R

7:00pm, Friday, August 5 to 1:30pm Sunday, August 7

Pope Francis announced to the world-wide Christian family that we should celebrate the next year dedicated to the rich mercy of God. It is through experiencing mercy “that we should feel that same compassionate gaze of Jesus upon us”. Together we will explore that rich mercy! Fr. Gallagher is an Irish Redemptorist Priest. He has ministered in Brazil and in the U.S. leading and preaching in Parish Missions and Novena Apostolate.
Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by July 15); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by July 15)
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Labyrinth Bonaventure now open
~ Come and See!

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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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