Let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  (Matthew 4:14-16)

The Bible teaches us to bring the compassion and mercy of God to those around us and to show the love of Jesus. Here are some upcoming opportunities to consider. We will continue to keep this page updated with new happenings.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has many events and activities happening all the time! For a list of all upcoming events, visit the ADLA Calendar

RETREATS

Located between the mountains and the ocean in Malibu, California, the Franciscan Friars at Serra Retreat continue the ecumenical tradition begun in 1943 for welcoming groups and private retreats, as well as workshops. Click here for a list of upcoming events

A new and unique retreat model in which the Carmelite Sisters will accompany you as we draw closer to the Heart of Jesus!  For a calendar of upcoming retreats and worships, visit Scredheartretreathouse.com

Nature & You: Spiritual Cooling in Heated Times
Mark Mitchell LMFT, Psychotherapist
Saturday, October 8, 2022  9:00am to Noon

This workshop will help you strengthen your relationship with nature towards peace and cool. Through physical, spiritual, psychological & educational tools we will learn restoration, adaptation, & rejuvenation in dealing with “the heat of our times.” We feel this heat in ourselves, with others, & in our climate. Participants will leave with inspiration, tools of healing, & a plan of action for personal, social, local, & global action. Mark Mitchell LMFT has been a psychotherapist & educator for over 40 years. He is adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University in addictions studies & at CSUDH MFT program. He is certified National Geographic Educator, former wilderness survival instructor, & an amateur gardener.
Cost: $40 per person. For more information, visit this Event page
Weekend Healing Retreat: The Human Adventure with Fr. Pat Crowley, SSCC
6pm Friday, October 14 to 1:30pm Sunday, October 16, 2022
“To live with soul is to live with hope in the midst of discouragement and setbacks. Trust in the midst of struggle and the unknown future. Patience in the midst of trials and pain. Gratitude in the  midst of ordinary life. Generosity in the midst of committed relationships.”(Wilkie Au -The Enduring Heart) To recapture the vision of our human adventure is the aim of this retreat. St. Paul in his epistle to the Philippians captures the theme very succinctly: “Brothers and Sisters,  I do not think of myself as having reached the finish line. I give no thought to what lies behind but push on to what is ahead.”( Philippians 3. 13).  The Retreat is an opportunity to experience sharings on the Human Adventure, times for quiet reflection and prayer; personal ministry; and daily celebration of the eucharist. The sacrament of reconciliation will also be available for those wishing to avail themselves of the sacrament. There will be a general healing service on Saturday evening in the Chapel for all of those wishing to attend.  Fr. Pat is a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts in the Western Region of the United States Province. He has been actively involved in Healing Ministry for over forty years. He resides at the Community House in California.  Cost: per person/shared $250; single $350; commuter $160 For more information, visit this Event page 

SOCIAL CAUSES

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities in Los Angeles

The Archdiocese compiled a list of vetted organizations in our community serving those in need who have works of mercy opportunities for all ages. https://lacatholics.org/service-opportunities/

Ignatians West is looking for a few good people!

Are you a mature adult with some free time?
Your lifetime of experience can be turned into service for others. Ignatians West will match your interests and talents with the needs of children, adults, and seniors in a variety of non-profit settings. Volunteers serve in schools, food pantries, hospitals, and social service centers 1 or 2 days a week. In addition to service, Ignatians West volunteers meet monthly to reflect on the Ignatian tradition.

This Jesuit affiliated ministry invites you to assist those in need, work for a more just society, care for the earth and grow deeper in your faith. The benefits are priceless! Check us out at www.ignatianswest.org or on Facebook. You can make a difference in the life of another!

For further information contact Anne Hansen 310-338-2358 [email protected]