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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Dinner & a Movie

November 2, 2017

Appetizers at 6:00pm;
Dinner at 6:30pm;
Movie at 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 her.
Cost: $23 per person ($20 if paid 1 week before movie)

Wednesday Readers
Book Club 

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm
From America's plains in the 1800's to the Cold War and spies and onto an intimate portrait of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who we now know as Pope Francis. Meet with us on-campus or call for location (we sometimes meet off-site). You can also join us by phone or Skype.

August 9            
My Brilliant Friend
by Elena Ferrante

September 13  
A Legacy of Spies
by John le Carre

October 11        
Pilgrimage, My Search for the Real Pope Francis              
by Mark Shriver

November 8     
The Presidents Club
by Nancy Gibbs
& Michael Duffy

December 13    
Hidden Figures
by Margot Lee Shetterly

For information call Sydne at (310) 377-4867 ext 258 or email her.
Cost: Donation

Special Programs at Mary & Joseph

To register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.
At the Table
"At the Table"
An Elegant Evening of Fine Wines, Wine Education & Food Pairings!
Saturday, September 23, 2017   5:00 to 10:00pm
Experience an elegant dining experience with fine wines and education on pairing them to the perfect foods. Join in multiple silent auctions and an opportunity drawing for a beautiful, handmade quilt. Beautiful music will also be a special part of this evening.
Cost: Before Friday, September 1st: $125 per individual;
After Friday, September 1st: $150 per individual.
Buy a table ~ Bring your friends!
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
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At the Table

  A Beautiful, Handmade, Handpieced Heirloom Quilt
Created with love by the MJRC Quilt class!

Early pilgrims on spiritual journeys were guided by stars & dreams. The Camino to Santiago de Compostela is a famous pilgrimage to the Cathedral of St James in northern Spain. Early pilgrims traveled by night and were guided by the Milky Way and so the famous route became known as Compostela: The Way of the Stars. A spiritual journey has its own stars, events and people who guide us and show us the Way. Now we have GPS and Siri but we are still pilgrims seeking. This quilt is a blanket of stars, each individual and unique, yet united by fabrics and colors. It is a reminder of the "countless pilgrims that have trod this ground, ascended the same hills, crossed the same rivers, braced the same elements, sat down when the days walk was done beneath the same stars and listened to the same
stories” Mullen, Robert, Call of the Camino. The teal in the quilt reminds us of the dawn or twilight sky, the vibrant greens are new life & growing things and purple is always a touch of the mystical hidden in the fabric of our everyday lives. We find grace in ordinary places - the friends who sat and sewed the quilt, the ones who will sleep under and maybe dream of their own Compostela, a way of the stars. 
Our Opportunity Drawing will be held at
“At the Table” Saturday, September 23, 2017.
1st Prize is $500 Cash; 
2nd Prize is Winner’s Choice of a Weekend Retreat for Two
or “Suite” Retreat for Two.
Choose a weekend sponsored retreat for 2, or 4 nights during the week in a suite, or 2 nights on the weekend in a suite at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. (Based on availability - Value up to $300)
Purchase Tickets for $5.00 each; 5 for $20.00  or 15 for $50.00
Printable pdf Ticket sheet
Click here for purchase online

!! Win $100 !!

Special Early Bird Drawings! Purchase 15 tickets to be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing(s)! The sooner you purchase 15 tickets the more chances to win $100!
The Early Bird Drawings will be held at the Retreat Center on:
July 19, 2017  Noon at the 5 Day Women’s Retreat
September 1, 2017  3pm - Last day for discount on At the Table tickets
Sponsored by the Mary and Joseph League
Winner Need Not Be Present
Proceeds to continue facility upgrades.
authors day
Meet the Authors Day
Sunday, October 8, 1:00 to 4:00pm

Meet the authors of some of the newest and most popular books in our Catholic faith community. Enjoy a brief presentation by each author, Q & A and an opportunity to have your book signed. These books will be available in our Heavenly Bound Book & Gift Store. Refreshments will be served.
These authors will be present:
Justin Ezzi, 
Wingo & Awesome Opposum;
Wil Hernandez, PhD,
Mere Spirituality;
Herb Kaighan
Practicing the Here and Now;
Teresita "Terri" Ong, In the Footsteps of St. Thérèse;
Melinda Worth Popham,
Grace Period;
Nancy Wilferd, RN, BSN, 
The Earthen Vessel
Cost: $10
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
Click here for online registration
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