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)

Special Programs at Mary & Joseph

To register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.
human trafficking
Awake & Aware III ~ Human Trafficking       Kathleen Bryant, RSC
Saturday, November 11, 9:00am to 4:00pm
*Part 3 of a 3 Part Series exploring issues critical to our community.

This day will offer time for prayerful reflection & education on an invisible issue eating away at our humanity. Pope Francis said, “One of the most troubling of open wounds in the world is the trade in human beings, a modern form of slavery”. He has called on each of us to help eradicate human trafficking by 2020. How do you recognize this wound in your neighborhood? We will recognize how we each contribute to this global reality. We can be healers, simple activists and grow in our spiritual and social consciousness. It takes courage to see and not turn away from the suffering Christ in our world today. We will also look at the resilience emerging in survivors and what we can learn from them about the Paschal Mystery. Lunch included.  
Cost: $45 ($40 if paid in full by November 3)    
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Nativity exhibit
11th Annual Nativity Exhibit: “Advent” ...Anticipation, Expectation, Preparation!          Ellen Mintz
Sunday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 21

These are the feelings associated with many great events in life- the first day of school, graduation, a wedding, the birth of a child. Society, institutions, and families try to create circumstances and ceremonies to help people meet important events. This is the purpose of Advent. To help us anticipate, expect, and prepare for the Christmas miracle celebrated every year. 
In 2017 our Nativity Exhibit features the season of Advent. In addition to displays of nativity sets from around the world, we are showing Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, and other ways of preparing for the birth of Christ. And as we do every year, we find new perspectives on the Christmas story. This most sacred season is really about the human experience of waiting. Please join us as we prepare for the birth of Christ. We welcome school groups, families, prayer groups and individuals to
prepare for the season with us. Please call to reserve a time for a tour and program designed to celebrate this year's exhibit.
Closed Saturday, December 10
Open  Sunday, December 3, 5-9pm
          Sunday, December 10, 1-9pm
          Monday/Wednesday, 9am-9pm
          Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9am-6pm
          Friday/Saturday/Sunday, December 15-17, 9am-9pm
          Monday thru Thursday, December 18-21, 9am-5pm
Call in advance for docent tours, field trip reservations and fees. Please join us this year for our annual exhibit and see nativities from all over the world. Make our exhibit a Christmas celebration with friends and family.
Admission is free - Our Christmas gift to you!
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Victorian carols
Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols 
Sunday, December 3  Tea 2:00pm; Concert 3:00pm  
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 at this special holiday event! Cost for Tea & Concert: Adult $25 ($22 if paid before Nov. 17) Children 4-12 $18 ($15 if paid before Nov. 17) Children under 4 free
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Las Posadas
Las Posadas                                                           Marlene Velazquez
Domingo 17 de Diciembre,  4:00 to 6:00pm
Las Posadas es una festividad Navideña religiosa. La Navidad significa el nacimiento de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Y una de las formas de celebrarlo simbólicamente es haciendo “Posadas”. Ven y celebra con nosotros una Posada para actuar por lo
que pasaron José y María para encontrar posada en su viaje a Belén. Vamos a tener piñatas y aperitivos para los niños.
Costo: Adultos $5, niños 4-12 $2, niños menores de 4 son gratis.
Las Posadas                                                           Marlene Velazquez
Sunday, December 17, 4:00 to 6:00pm
In California, Christmas has been enriched with many elements from the Hispanic culture including music, food, piñatas and the Posada journey. Join us for a symbolic commemoration of Las Posadas as Mary and Joseph search for lodging on their journey to Bethlehem. We will have a piñata for the children and refreshments.
Cost: Adults $5, children 4-12 $2, children under 4 free.
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