Ongoing Programs


Centering Prayer
with Greg Johnson &
Herb Kaighan

2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Please come and join us in prayer. No reservation needed. Centering Prayer is a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts new light & depth of meaning on all types of prayer. Come and pray with us.
Cost: donation
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USC Caregivers

Caregiver Support Group
First Tuesday of each month,  6pm to 7:30pm
Presented by the USC Family Caregiver Support Center in collaboration with Mary & Joseph Retreat Center.

Support group meetings are an opportunity to share your feelings, receive emotional support, and discuss solutions to common caregiving issues with other family caregivers.
A program of the USC Davis School of Gerontology funded in part by the WDACS, and the DHCA for Mental Health.
For more information, please contact Lucila Torres at 213.821.3107.

Dinner & a Movie

Dinner & A Movie
August 1, 2019

Appetizers 6:00pm; Dinner 6:30pm; Movie 7:30pm
Join us for an evening with friends, enjoying a dinner planned to reflect the movie of the evening. It's always something new! Bring your own beverage. Bring a friend. You don't have to cook or do dishes ~ just enjoy!
Cost: $20 per person
Wednesday Readers
Book Club
3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm

We discuss a new book each month in light of our own spirituality.
For Dinner & A Movie or Book Club ~ Call Sydne at 310-377-4867 x 258 for info
or email here.

Special Programs at Mary & Joseph

To register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.

Special Programs & Events:

Summer Serenade  

Mass ♪ Reception ♪ Concert ♪ Dinner
Sunday, August 18, 4 to 8pm
Enjoy a lovely summer evening beginning with Mass celebrated by Bishop Marc Trudeau. A reception follows featuring music by the Cattus String Trio, performing classical and contemporary compositions. We’ll continue the evening with an elegant dinner & dessert. From our flourishing gardens and panoramic views to our classic facilities tailored to meet the needs of so many different events ~ join us as we celebrate all of the unique and beautiful venues at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center.
Donation: $100 Reservations required by August 13, 2019
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
Click here for online registration
Summer Serenade
At "Summer Serenade" Annual Fundraiser our 1st Prize in the Opportunity Drawing is a beautiful handmade Quilt named “Kaleidoscope”.
Special Thanks to the Mary & Joseph Quilters!
Click here for more info and images of the quilt
Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle
Second Saturday of each month through June 2019  10am - 12pm
Confidential and accepting, in Spiritual Friendship Circles we gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all parts of life. The Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle will meet once a month on the second Saturday through June 2019. A variety of topics will be offered. Cost: Donation
Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
Next meeting is May 23 ~ All newcomers welcome! Experience, deepen, and share the power of living gratefully. Gratefulness Gatherings are an opportunity to cultivate a space where we can explore grateful living as an orientation to life. Call for dates and location.
Cost: Donation
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
For more information email or call Marlene at 310.377.4867 x234
Gratefulness Gathering
For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene. Click here to view our Cancellation Policy & Tips for Your Retreat