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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Sue Ballotti

Sue Ballotti

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
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,
February 7, 2019

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 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
December ~  Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Special Programs at Mary & Joseph

To register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.

Special Programs & Events:

12 th Annual Nativity Exhibit: The Christmas Star     
Sunday, December 2 to Friday, December 21
What did they see in the heavens on that special night? The light that appeared in the sky over Bethlehem and drew visitors from far kingdoms still draws us to witness the Christmas miracle.  As we do every year, we feature a new perspective of the story. This year we follow the Christmas Star to see over 100 nativities which place the Family in different places and times.
Join us as we follow the star to prepare for the birth of Christ. We welcome school groups, prayer groups, families & individuals. Admission is free – Our Christmas gift to you!
Closed Saturday, December 8
Open  Sunday, December 2, 5-9pm
          Sunday, December 9, 1-9pm
          Monday/Wednesday, 9am-9pm
          Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9am-6pm
          Friday/Saturday/Sunday, December 14-16, 9am-9pm
          Monday thru Thursday, December 17-21, 9am-5pm
Call in advance for scheduling and price quotes for docent tours or field trips. Bring your staff, office party, family or prayer group for a holiday meal surrounded by the lights of the Christmas season.
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Las Posadas                           Marlene Velazquez
Domingo 16 de Diciembre,  4:00 to 6:00pm
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 16, 4:00 to 6:00pm
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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Willow List
Grief Support Group  ~ 
Grieving Gracefully: When Less is Not More

Willow List, MA, Psych
Series of 4 Support Group Meetings on Wednesdays;
February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2019  4pm to 6pm

Coping with the death of a loved one can be a daunting emotional journey. Beyond the sadness, feelings of fear, anger, guilt, regret and despair often arise creating a sense of confusion and uncertainty for the bereaved, as well as for those around them. These challenging emotions however, can be a source for spiritual awakening and offer valuable insights to become skills to navigate the process of grief in an emotionally healthy manner. In this four-week series facilitated by Willow List, Certified grief, loss & life transitions counselor and clinical trauma professional, participants will share and gain mutual support of their loss experience, as well as learn tools for self-care and transforming treasured memories into opportunities for a meaningful new pathway to move forward. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one to the first meeting. Cost: $60 for the series of 4 meetings
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Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day Couples Dinner & Celebration    Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA Archdiocese
Thursday, February 14,  5pm to 8pm

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. Remember: Bring a picture of your wedding. Reservations are required. 
Cost Per Couple: $115 ($125 after 2/4)
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For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.
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