Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

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5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-4867
(310) 541-1176
Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed  Ext. 258 Email
Conference Coordinator
Marlene Velazquez  
Ext. 234Email
Hospitality Coordinator 

Upcoming Retreats, Programs & Events

Ongoing Programs ~ 2019:

Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
Fourth Thursday of each month in 2019 (except July, Nov. & Dec. when it will be on the 3rd Thursday). Cost: Free will Donation
Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle
Beginning Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10am-12pm
Second Saturday of each month through June 2020 
Centering Prayer Group  -  Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan
Second & Fourth Wednesdays each month, 7:30 - 9pm
Dinner & A Movie  -  Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Appetizers at 6pm; Dinner at 6:30pm; Movie at 7:30pm
Wednesday Readers Book Club       Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed
2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm
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.

Retreats & Programs ~ Fall 2019:

Labyrinth Walk Under a Harvest Moon        Paul Craig, Director
Friday, September 13, 7 to 9pm

Simple, Effective Yoga to Clear the Mind and Feel Better             
Lauren Star and Diane Hardy

Saturday, September 21, 9am to 12pm
Sustaining Balance in Recovery: Addressing Challenges of Alcoholic and Addictive Families
Peter McGoey, MA, LMFT
Saturday, September 21, 9am to 3pm
Spirituali-Tea                         Cheryl Zellhoefer
Sunday, September 29, 2 to 5pm
How to Pray an Ignatian Way          
Randy Roche, SJ, Director,Center for Ignatian Spirituality, LMU

Saturday, October 5, 9am to 3pm
Healing Weekend:
Empowerment of the Holy Spirit ~ A Call to be Made Whole!

Fr. Pat Crowley, SSCC 
7pm Friday, October 11 to 1:30pm Sunday, October 13
Centering Prayer: An Introduction to Intentional Consciousness             Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director 
Saturday, October 12, 1 to 5pm
A Journey into Contemplation         
Michael Fish, OSB Cam
Thursday, October 17, 9am to 4pm
Weekend Retreat: Merton’s Mirror  
Michael Fish, OSB Cam
4:00pm Friday, October 18 -1:30pm Sunday, October 20, 2019
Women’s Retreat Day: Hormones Matter               
Nancy Siskowic, NP, NCMP

Saturday, October 19, 10am to 3pm
Transformation for A New Creation: Teilhard de Chardin and Beatrice Bruteau       Rev. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam
7:00pm Friday, October 25 to 1:30pm Sunday, October 27
¿Cómo enfrentar las pérdidas de nuestra vida?    
Jenny Ocegueda-Reynosa, MA
Sábado, Octubre 26, 9am a 4pm

Grace and Recovery             
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

7:30pm Friday, November 1 to 1:30pm Sunday, November 3
How to Deal with Loss in Our Life               
Jenny Ocegueda-Reynosa, MA

Saturday, November 9, 9am to 4pm
Deepening Gratitude & Grace thru Word & Movement     
Elizabeth Cantine

Saturday, November 16, 9am to 12pm
Sanctuary: Creating Spaces to Rest, Renew & Live          
Rev. Terry Hershey

7:00pm Friday, November 22 to 1:30pm Sunday, November 24
13th Annual Nativity Exhibit              Ellen Mintz
Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
Advent Day of Prayer: Journeying with St. Joseph           
Laurie Wallace

Saturday, December 7, 9am to 3pm  
Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols
Sunday, December 8  *Tea 3pm; Concert 4pm 
Silent, Contemplative Retreat: Introduction to A Wisdom Way of Knowing: What the Christian Path Has to Offer 
Heather Ruce, SD, MA, SEP
7:00pm Friday, December 13 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 15
Valentine Retreat for Couples 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
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call Marlene Velazquez at (310) 377-4867 Ext. 234 or you can e-mail to Marlene .
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