Fall 2019
Program Guide

July - December

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Mary & Joseph



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.

A Weekend Retreat ~ more here:

Weekend Healing Retreat:
Empowerment of the Holy Spirit ~ A Call to be Made Whole!
Fr. Pat Crowley, SSCC 
7pm Friday, October 11 to 1:30pm Sunday, October 13

This retreat will center on renewal in the Holy Spirit with special times provided for healing prayer. “O Holy Spirit, renew your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost” ~ St. Pope John XXIII. “The human and Christian attitude is: enable people to live; enable life to flourish; let life not be diminished or confined or crabbed anywhere; let it thrive and bring forth branches and bear fruit” ~ Samuel Rayan, The Holy Spirit.
Cost: per person/shared $240; single $340; commuter $150
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Fr. Pat Crowley

A Day Retreat ~ more here:

Sustaining Balance in Recovery:
Addressing Challenges of Alcoholic and Addictive Families
Peter McGoey, MA, LMFT
Saturday, September 21, 9am to 3pm

Family members engaged in recovery often hear conflicting phrases like “set healthy boundaries - be of service - take care of yourself - learn to say No - never say No”. This workshop will address how to live a balanced life with these concepts. Prayer and meditation as discussed in Step 11 will be practiced as a path towards balance. Anyone affected by addiction or alcoholism is welcome, including those in Alanon, Nar-Anon, ACA or any 12 step program. Cost: $50 Lunch included.
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Grief Support Group ~ Grieving Gracefully: When less is not more
Willow List, MA-Psych
Four Wednesdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25, 3-5 pm

Coping with the death of a loved one can be a daunting emotional journey. Beyond the sadness - feelings of fear, anger, guilt, regret and despair often arise creating a sense of confusion and uncertainty for the bereaved, as well as for those around them. These challenging emotions however, can be a source for spiritual awakening and offer valuable insights to become skills to navigate the process of grief in an emotionally healthy manner. In this four-week series facilitated by Willow List, Certified grief, loss & life transitions counselor and clinical trauma specialist, participants will share and gain mutual support of their loss experience, as well as learn techniques for self-care and tools to transform their treasured memories into opportunities for a meaningful new pathway to move forward. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one to the
first meeting.
Cost: $70 for the series of 4 meetings (includes $10 materials fee)
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Please contact Marlene Velazquez at 310-377-4867 ext. 234 to register

Special Thanks to All Who Attended Summer Serenade!
Mass ♪ Reception ♪ Concert ♪ Dinner

Sunday, August 18, 2019 ~ 4 to 8pm

Very Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

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For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.
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