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

Special Movie for the Christmas Season ~

"The Nativity Story"

*New Date

November 21, 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.
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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.


Special Programs at Mary & Joseph

Christmas Season at Mary & Joseph

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!
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

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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Nativity Exhibit

Valentine Weekend Retreat for Couples in 2020
Making it Real: Deepening the Spirituality of Your Marriage
Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA Archdiocese
5:00pm Friday, February 14 to 1:30pm Sunday, February 16, 2020
Marriage is a challenging call to give up oneself in order to become one with your partner. In doing so, you discover Christ. How does this work? What are the steps or tools that can aid this process? What hinders this lifelong endeavor? What is God asking of you in this sacrament? This experiential retreat will seek to unpack this beautiful sacramental mystery of divine and human love. Please bring your wedding photo and a symbol of your faith. Fr. Jim has a background in the fields of spirituality, adult education, ritual, counseling and depth psychology, Fr. Jim is a knowledgeable and inspiring retreat leader.  
Cost per Couple for full weekend retreat including
Special Friday Mass & Dinner: $475
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Save the Date!

Valentine’s Day Couples Dinner & Celebration     
Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA Archdiocese
Friday, February 14,  5 to 9pm
Wouldn’t you love to spend an evening with your beloved to rekindle your love, revitalize your romance, and rejoice in the sacrament of your union? Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with a dinner by candlelight, the sharing of Eucharist, and a very special renewal of your marriage vows. Please bring a wedding photo and a symbol of your faith.
Reservations are required.  Cost Per Couple: $120

For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.
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