Our Presenters

Peter McGoey

Peter McGoey, MA, LMFT

Lauren Star

Lauren Star

Diane Hardy

Diane Hardy

Cheryl Zellhoefer

Cheryl Zellhoefer

Fr. Randy Roche

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ

Herb Kaighan

Herb Kaighan,
Spiritual Director

Michael Fish, OSB Cam

Fr. Michael Fish, OSB Cam

Nancy Siskowic

Nancy Siskowic, NP, NCMP

Jenny Ocequeda-Reynoso

Jenny Ocegueda-Reynosa, MA

Elizabeth Cantine

Elizabeth Cantine

Laurie Wallace

Laurie Wallace

Day Retreats

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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Simple, Effective Yoga to Clear the Mind and Feel Better            
Lauren Star and Diane Hardy

Saturday, September 21, 9am to 12pm

In this workshop we will practice some of the simple basics of yoga breathing and stretching. These simple practices can make your body feel better and your mind clearer, so you can refocus on what is important to you. We will explore what yoga is and isn’t, and will then move through the body with postures to stretch and tone, finishing with yoga breathing, relaxation, and a short meditation. The instructors have over 20 years of yoga teaching experience, with a focus on students aged 50+. Please bring a yoga mat, props, and a small item to use for gazing at in meditation. Wear layers and bring water to drink. Cost: $25
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Spirituali-Tea                        
Cheryl Zellhoefer
Sunday, September 29, 2 to 5pm

Imagine how you would feel if St. Anne and the Blessed Mother invited you to spend time enjoying a cup of tea together to share stories, wisdom, and love. Come to share generations of faith with each other and deepen your relationship with Mary, the Mother of Jesus and St. Anne, His grandmother, while sipping tea!  Bring: A teacup to loan to a fellow participant for the day, a picture of your mother, grandmother or other figure who is like a mother to you, and an object from your history of faith such as a special rosary, Bible, or picture. Fascinators or hats are encouraged, but not required! Cost: $25
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How to Pray an Ignatian Way          
Randy Roche, SJ, Director,Center for Ignatian Spirituality, LMU

Saturday, October 5, 9am to 3pm
Fr. Randy will provide explanations for each of three different ways of praying that St. Ignatius promotes in The Spiritual Exercises. We will take time to pray each way.
Cost: $50 Lunch included.
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Centering Prayer: An Introduction to Intentional Consciousness
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director 

Saturday, October 12, 1 to 5pm

Are Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a daily practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation, Mindfulness, Contemplation and Centering Prayer ~ what are they are and how to do them? Would you like to learn about each of these through experience? Centering Prayer combines the best of all these practices of conscious contact with the “Mystery”. Come experience a way of improving your relationship with “God” and fostering your spiritual life; improving your consciousness. Cost: $45
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A Journey into Contemplation         
Michael Fish, OSB Cam

Thursday, October 17, 9am to 4pm

This one-day silent retreat led by Michael Fish will include three sessions that weave together the Camino and Contemplation: Life as Journey; Jesus the Pilgrim; and The Child and the Heart. The day will include periods for reflection and end with a simple Eucharist. Michael blends amusing personal anecdotes with contemporary writings and teachings, enabling attendees to find imaginative ways to reach the Divine within.
Cost: $65 Lunch included.
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Women’s Retreat Day: Hormones Matter               
Nancy Siskowic, NP, NCMP

Saturday, October 19, 10am to 3pm

Hormonal fluctuations often propel women into a new stage at mid-life. This time of emotional upheaval offers an invitation to grow spiritually and psychologically, and discover hidden gifts and untapped potential. This day will offer information on the physical, emotional and spiritual changes that may be occurring and provide updates on the latest information surrounding ways to cope. There will be opportunity to address your questions, fears, and concerns! Nancy Siskowic is a nurse practitioner, spiritual director, and nationally certified menopause practitioner. 
Cost: $50 Lunch included.
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¿Cómo enfrentar las pérdidas de nuestra vida?    
Jenny Ocegueda-Reynosa, MA
Sábado, Octubre 26, 9am a 4pm

Pasamos por la vida teniendo diferentes experiencias de pérdida y dolor y a veces no sabemos cómo enfrentar esas situaciones. En este retiro hablaremos de las etapas o dimensiones de una pérdida y qué podemos hacer para darnos el tiempo de cuidado personal. Tendremos tiempo de meditación, reflexión y compartimiento. Por favor traigan una foto de su ser querido que han perdido.
Costo: $50 Almuerzo incluido.
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How to Deal with Loss in Our Life               
Jenny Ocegueda-Reynosa, MA
Saturday, November 9, 9am to 4pm

We go through life having different experiences of pain and loss and we sometimes don’t know how to deal with those situations. In this one-day retreat, we will look at the different stages of grief and what we can do to take care of ourselves. There will be time for meditation, reflection and sharing. Please bring a picture of someone you have lost.
Cost: $50 Lunch included.
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Deepening Gratitude & Grace thru Word & Movement     
Elizabeth Cantine

Saturday, November 16, 9am to 12pm

A half-day retreat to deepen & explore your faith with expressions of gratitude and grace. We will compose poems for holidays and every day in various forms including cinquains and haikus and create movement to them to connect and engage mind, body, and soul. Elizabeth Michele Cantine, the author of Graceful Gratitude - A Book of Holiday Graces, will use her book as a resource & motivation. Please bring markers, colored pencils, a notebook or journal and wear comfy clothes & shoes.
Cost: $25
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Advent Day of Prayer: Journeying with St. Joseph           
Laurie Wallace

Saturday, December 7, 9am to 3pm  

Come celebrate Advent with a day of prayer, reflection, discussion, and art by “Journeying with St. Joseph”. Together we will rediscover St. Joseph and relate his faith journey to our own. Laurie Wallace is a Deacon’s wife, parish volunteer, co-facilitator of a woman’s prayer group, graphic designer, ceramicist and has taught art to children and the elderly.
Cost: $50 Lunch included.
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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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