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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angelica Sortiriou

Angelica Sortiriou

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

Next Dinner & A Movie "McFarland USA"
May 2, 2019

McFarland USA
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!
For information call Sydne at (310) 377-4867 ext 258 or email here.
Cost: $23 per person ($20 if paid 1 week before movie)
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. Call Sydne at 310-377-4867 ext. 258 for information. Cost: Donation

Special Programs at Mary & Joseph

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

Special Programs & Events:

Art as Prayer ~ An Exhibition of Paintings
by Angelica Sotiriou Rausch

Opening Reception 7 to 9pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Exhibit Tuesday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 15  ~ Call for hours.

We are excited to present an exhibition of paintings by artist Angelica Sotiriou Rausch, recently featured at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in their Sacred Space and Exhibit Hall. Inspired by the prayerful, contemplative Byzantine process of iconography, her paintings utilize a multilayered application of paint working from the darkest values and to the lightest values. From Angelica ~ My recent paintings have been a personal journey of uncovering and revealing pathways, windows and portals of light and of spirit. When I face my canvas, I seem to be standing on a precipice. I am a witness to voyeuristic conversations exchanged between my mind, my heart and my artist hand. Each new work has illuminated another section of a path that takes me further into un-charted visceral silence. Creating these works has become a wordless cry to find my way back home again. I am grateful.

Visit Angelica’s website,, to learn more and see more of her work.  Free ~ donations welcome
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Angelica Sortiriou
Easter Sunday Brunch
Sunday, April 21, 10am to 12:30pm

Join us for a delicious buffet brunch as we celebrate Easter with family and friends. Reservations required by Tues. 4/16. Cost: Adult $27; Children 4-12 $14; Children under 4 Free.
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Easter Brunch
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
Sunday, May 12, 10am to 12:30pm
Come together as a family for a delicious champagne brunch with your mother! Reservations required by Tues., May 7 Cost: Adult $29, Children 4-12 $15, Children under 4 free
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Mothers Day
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 March 28 ~ 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
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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