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Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes: Calendar of Events for February and March

Date: Monday, January 28, 2013
From: Archdiocese of Los Angeles Priority: Normal
Mary and Joseph Retreat Center is sponsoring the following events in February and March:
 
“Valentine’s Day Couples Celebration” with Bp. Oscar Solis.  Thursday, February 14, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This evening will include a candlelight dinner, Mass, and a renewal of marriage vows. 
Cost:  $95 per couple ($85 if paid by Monday, February 4). 
Reservations required.  Overnight accommodations: $95 per couple, subject to availability.  For more information, please access:
 
“Lenten Journey:  Reflections on the Passion” with Sr. Julia Costello, D.M.J.  All Fridays of Lent (February 15 through March 29) at 11:00 a.m.
This Lenten devotion will consist of Scriptural reflections on the Passion.  Each session will include readings, reflections, and sharing, followed by contemplative silence. 
No charge, but donations will be gratefully accepted. 
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Weekend Retreat for Women in Recovery, “We Relax and Take it Easy” with Mr. John McAndrew, M.A., M.Div.  From Friday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, February 24, at 1:30 p.m. 
As important as the work of the Steps is, it is equally important that people give their Higher Power time and space to move within them, to rest in the assurance that all shall be well.  Participants will join other women in recovery as they consider how to best use the “design for living” given in the Steps. 
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“Living Christ in Our Community” with Keynote Speaker Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., and Moderator Mr. John Traxler.  Sunday, March 3, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Fr. Boyle will make a presentation on outreach to people’s communities.  He is well-known for his ministry to gang members and Homeboy Industries, which provides rehabilitation and employment.  Panelists from community non-profit organizations will discuss their ministries and offer ways for people to share Christ’s compassion with those less privileged.  Panelists:  Sr. Darlene Young, S.C.R.H., Sisters of Charity; Sr. Jane Bonar, P.B.V.M., Presentation Learning Center; Fr. Robert Clark, S.S.C., Society of St. Columban; Ms. Bobbi Tschirgi, Executive Director, House of Hope; Dr. Carrie Sebenius, Ph.D., Ignatian Volunteer Corps; and Ms. Joan Harper, Coordinator for Fair Trade L.A. and Fair Trade L.A. 
There is no charge for this event; however, donations are gratefully accepted. 
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Following this event, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a dinner, followed by a special screening of the documentary film by Ms. Frieda Mock on Fr. Boyle.  Entitled “G-Dog,” the film recounts Fr. Boy’s successful work among gang members with his Homeboy Industries, and his idea, “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.”  Homeboy Industries has become the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehabilitation program in the country. 
Cost:  $25 per person for dinner and movie.  Reservations required.  For more information, please access:
 
For more information about Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, please call (310) 377-4867 or access:
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