Fall 2018
Program Guide

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Program Guide

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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 Weekend Retreat:

Give Up Worrying in the New Year    Gary Zimak
7:00pm Friday, January 25 to 1:30pm Sunday, January 27, 2019

Are you tired of worrying? In this retreat, you will learn simple and practical techniques for letting Jesus free you from your anxiety. Using Scripture, prayer and practical advice, Gary will help you to find the peace you desire! Gary is a prominent author, speaker and radio host recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on overcoming anxiety.
Cost: per person/shared $240 ($260 after 1/4)
single $340 ($360 after 1/4)
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Gary Zimak

Christmas at Mary & Joseph!

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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Nativity Exhibit

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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