Fall 2018
Program Guide

July ~ December

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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

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:

Advent: God Comes! Comes! Ever Comes!       
Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC

Saturday, November 17, 9am to 3pm

Savor the opportunity to draw apart to pray, reflect and enter the richness of the upcoming Advent season. Wisdom drawn from Scripture, poetry and story will be woven throughout the sessions. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 11/9)
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An Upcoming Weekend Retreat:

To register for any of these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene or click the link to register online.
(Relieve Me of) The Bondage of Self     
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

7:30pm Friday, November 30 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 2

This is a weekend of respite, relaxation and fellowship for couples, singles, and anyone interested in recovery. Join other couples & singles as we celebrate the gifts of 12-Step recovery and consider 'the maintenance of our spiritual condition'. "Relieve me of the bondage of Self!"
Cost: per person/shared $240 ($260 after 11/9)
single $340 ($360 after 11/9)
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John McAndrew

Christmas at Mary & Joseph!

Christmas Tea

Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols
Sunday, December 2  Tea 2pm; Concert 3pm 
Victorian Carolers “A Holiday Affaire” will be singing Christmas favorites a cappella in beautiful period costumes to harken us
back to a bygone era of pomp & splendor. Get into the spirit of the holidays! Cost: Adult $22 ($25 after 11/17) Children 4-12 $15 ($18 after 11/17) Children under 4 free
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12 th Annual Nativity Exhibit: The Christmas Star     
Sunday, December 2 to Friday, December 21
What did they see in the heavens on that special night? The light that appeared in the sky over Bethlehem and drew visitors from far kingdoms still draws us to witness the Christmas miracle.  As we do every year, we feature a new perspective of the story. This year we follow the Christmas Star to see over 100 nativities which place the Family in different places and times.
Join us as we follow the star to prepare for the birth of Christ. We welcome school groups, prayer groups, families & individuals. Admission is free – Our Christmas gift to you!
Closed Saturday, December 8
Open  Sunday, December 2, 5-9pm
          Sunday, December 9, 1-9pm
          Monday/Wednesday, 9am-9pm
          Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9am-6pm
          Friday/Saturday/Sunday, December 14-16, 9am-9pm
          Monday thru Thursday, December 17-21, 9am-5pm
Call in advance for scheduling and price quotes for docent tours or field trips. Bring your staff, office party, family or prayer group for a holiday meal surrounded by the lights of the Christmas season.
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Las Posadas                           Marlene Velazquez
Domingo 16 de Diciembre,  4:00 to 6:00pm
Ven y celebra con nosotros una Posada para actuar por lo que pasaron José y María para encontrar posada en su viaje a Belén. Vamos a tener piñatas y aperitivos para los niños. Costo: Adultos $5, niños 4-12 $2, niños menores de 4 son gratis.
Las Posadas                           Marlene Velazquez
Sunday, December 16, 4:00 to 6:00pm
Join us for a symbolic commemoration of Las Posadas as Mary and Joseph search for lodging on their journey to Bethlehem. We will have a piñata for the children and refreshments. Cost: Adults $5, children 4-12 $2, children under 4 free.
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