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. Please join us for this ongoing opportunity. A program of the USC Davis School of Gerontology funded in part by the LA County Workplace Development, Aging, and Community Services, and the CA State Department of Mental Health.
For more information, please contact Lucila Torres (support group facilitator) at 213.821.3107.

Dinner & a Movie

Next Dinner & A Movie Thursday,
May 2, 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!
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
2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm

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:

St. Patricks Day
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 
Sunday, March 10,  4:30 to 9:30pm

Begin the evening with Mass followed by appetizers in the lounge with our favorite  dancers from Lyons Academy of Irish Dance. Enjoy our traditional Irish fare: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Soda Bread, and a wee bit of Irish Coffee too with traditional Irish music for your listening pleasure. Reservations required - will sell out! Cost: $55
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Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
Next meeting is February 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. These Gatherings take place at the local level, in person, hosted by community members. Learn more at ~ a Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering community-based and online educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility.
Our Gratefulness Gatherings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month in 2019 (except July, November and December when they will be on the third Thursday). Gatherings will be held in Annex 4 Meeting Room
Cost: Donation
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
For more information email or call Marlene at 310.377.4867 x234
Gratefulness Gathering
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
Womens Friendship Circle
For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.
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