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

Summer Serenade  

Mass ♪ Reception ♪ Concert ♪ Dinner
Sunday, August 18, 2019 ~ 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

cattus string trio

Opportunity Drawing
A highlite of our annual fundraiser ~

1st Prize ~ A Beautiful Handmade Quilt “Kaleidoscope”

This quilt takes its name from the stunning array of hand pieced hexagons tumbling across a field of swirling quilt designs. Hexagons symbolize balance and order ("as above so below" from sacred 
geometry). Where and when the hexagons meet, the patterns shift and change in new and unexpected ways. Both balance and chaos are here as a challenge to face all that falls our way – and to see the unexpected with a new perspective – as through a kaleidoscope! Special Thanks to the Mary & Joseph Quilters!
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Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
Next meeting is July 18 ~ 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