Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

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 ~ 2020:

New! Prayer Sparks for Seniors with Pat Rico
Second Thursday of each month beginning Jan 9, 2020  9-11am
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
New Movies coming in February & May 2020
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

Retreats & Programs ~ Spring 2020:

A Celtic Christian Journey of the Heart
Crossing the Threshold Home ~
Deirdre Ni Chinneide
Sunday, March 1, 10am to 4pm
Beloved Lenten Journey  ~  Fr. Joe Miller, SVD; Esther Delao
Saturday, March 7,  9am to 3pm
5-Day Silent, Directed Retreat ~ Spiritual Directors:  Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Sue Ballotti; Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD
6:30 pm Sunday, March 8 to 1:30 pm Friday, March 13, 2020
Journey Through Grief  ~ Sr. Laura Gormley, SSL
Saturday, Marchh 14, 9am to 3pm
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration   
Sunday, March 15,  4:30 to 9:30pm
The Spiritual Dimensions of Healing Trauma
James Finley, PhD     *Remote, real-time silent retreat, via Zoom
Saturday March 21, 2020   10am to 4pm
12 Steps to Personal Transformation = Spiritual Awakening     
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Direction 
Saturday, March 28, 1 to 5pm


Healing the Wounded Soul                             
Pamela Davidson, PhD & Father Thomas Kelly (USAF Ret.) 
Saturday, April 4, 9am to 4pm
Easter Sunday Brunch  ~  Sunday, April 12,  10am to 12:30pm
Journeyman Presents: Along the Way            
Peter Hlavin, Songwriter, Visual Artist, Producer
Opening Sunday, April 19, 2 to 6pm; Art Exhibit, April 19-24 
The Way: The Art of the Pilgrimage  ~ Sue Ballotti, Labyrinth Facilitator
Friday, April 24, 6 to 9pm
Spring Moon: A Haiku Workshop  ~ Deborah P. Kolodji
Saturday, April 25,  9am to Noon
For The Good of the Family Legacy: A Workshop for Couples and Singles    
Dennis J. Branconier, MA
Saturday, April 25,  9am to 3pm
A Day of Ignatian Prayer: Lingering with the Risen Jesus                
Paulette Cerutti, MA 
Saturday, May 2, 9am to 4pm
Praying with Beads  ~ Diane Wood, MA, CHC, FDN-P
Saturday, May 9, 9am to 12pm
Finding Peace within the Storm  ~ John McAndrew, MA, MDiv
Saturday, May 9, 9am to 4pm
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch ~ Sunday, May 10, 10am to 12:30pm
Along the Way: A Pilgrim Walk  ~ Sue Ballotti
Saturday, June 6, 7am to 1pm
Walking with Kindness through the Labyrinth: Journey to Self Care
Maggie Perrone RN, MA
Saturday, June 27,  9am to 4pm
Quiet in Heart, and in Eye, Clear
For First-Time Silent Retreatants and other Lovers of Silence
with Dan Miller, PhD
6:00pm Thursday, July 30 to 1:30pm Sunday, August 2, 2020

Meeting Christ Face to Face: 8 Day Silent, Guided, Directed Retreat
6:00pm Sunday, August 2 to 1:30pm, Sunday, August 9, 2020
Spiritual Directors: Susan Ballotti; Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ;
Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD; Carlos Obando
Introductory Wisdom School
6:00pm Wednesday, August 5 to 1:30pm Monday, August 10, 2020 Heather Ruce, SD, MA, SEP
Summer Fundraising Event
Mass ♪ Reception ♪ Concert ♪ Dinner
Sunday, August 16, 2020  4 to 8pm
Includes Handmade Quilt, Annual Opportunity Drawing 
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 . Return to Homepage