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

Special Movie for the "Christmas Season"
November 7, 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

Christmas Season at Mary & Joseph

13th Annual Nativity Exhibit  
"Who Was Joseph"   
Curator: Ellen Mintz
Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 22, 2019

Every year we display Creche sets from around the world and feature some aspect of the Christmas story which gives insight into the narrative. This year we focus on Joseph, an often overlooked character. Joseph was the reason the Holy Family was in Bethlehem and, in his role as protector, helped navigate the perilous early years. Admission free ~ our Christmas gift to you! Docent tours available ~ call for cost and information.
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Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols
Sunday, December 8  *Tea 3pm; Concert 4pm 

Victorian Carolers “A Holiday Affaire” will be singing Christmas favorites a cappella in beautiful period costumes to harken us back to a bygone era of pomp & splendor. Get into the spirit of the holidays! *Note new start time.
Cost: Adult $25, Children 4-12 $15, Children under 4 free
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Tea & Carols

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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Advent Prayer

Ongoing ~ Monthly

Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle
Beginning Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10am-12pm
Second Saturday of each month through June 2020 
Spiritual Friendship Circles (SFC) gather to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all parts of life. Using group spiritual direction we meet to share our faith journey in a safe and sacred space led by a rotating team of spiritual directors. SFC will meet once a month beginning on Saturday, September 14, 2019, then on the second Saturday of each month through June 2020. Cost: Donation
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Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
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
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