Resources
 

Divorced and Separated, Widows and Widowers

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

Divorced and Separated

Widows and Widowers

 

Evening and Preached Retreats

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

Evening Retreats

Preached Retreats

 

 

Family Retreats, Couples, and Mothers

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

Family Retreats

Couples

Mothers

 

 

Private and Contemplative Retreats

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

Private Retreats

Contemplative Retreats

Special Retreats

 

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The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

 

Charismatic: Claretian Retreat Center, Los Angeles

Charismatic, Peace & Justice: La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara

Ecumenical Retreats:  La Casa de Maria, Santa BarbaraMission San Luis Rey, Oceanside

Family Retreat: Sacred Heart Retreat Camp, Big Bear

Family Vacation: Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside

Ignatian Spirituality: Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange

Girls' (High School & College) Leadership Course:  Sacred Heart Retreat Camp, Big Bear

Life's Journey: Vina de Lestonnac, Temecula

12-Step Retreats: Mary & Joseph, Palos VerdesSan Lorenzo Friary, Santa YnezSerra, MalibuSt. Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo

Journaling: Serra, Malibu

Summer Workshop: St. Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo

 

 

Youth Retreats

 

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

 

 

 

 

College and Singles

 

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here. 

 

Christmas and Easter

 

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading is designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

 


Retreat Choices

 

The retreat houses enumerated in each particular heading are designed to help you find the place for your particular need. You may refer to the retreat guide for further information on the places listed here.

Family Retreats, Couples, and Mothers

Christmas and Easter 

»  Christmas and Easter
  Retreats conducted for the specific theme of Christmas and Easter.

College and Singles 

»  College and Singles
  Retreats for seniors in their college years and for individuals.

Days of Recollection 

»  Days of Recollection
  Retreats conducted for a series of days, two to three days or more, depending on arrangement and need.

Design Your Own 

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Design Your Own

  Retreats prepared by those groups or individuals to suit their particular need.

Divorced and Separated, Widows and Widowers 

»  Divorced and Separated, Widows and Widowers
  A special group of people who chose to live as divorced or separated, for widows and widowers.

Evening Retreats and Preached Retreats 

»  Evening and Preached Retreats
  Retreats conducted in the evenings and those preached by priests and religious or laity.

Family Retreats, Couples, and Mothers 

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  Retreats for married couples and/or mothers who desire to deepen their role as Christian parents.

Private and Contemplative Retreats 

»  Private and Contemplative Retreats
  Retreats for individuals who desire such place conducive to prayer and spiritual exercise. These may not necessarily guided by a priest or religious.

Recovering Alcoholics, Self-Help Groups 

»  Recovering Alcoholics and Selp-Help Groups
  Retreats for those who desire to give up their vice and help themselves grow up in the spirit of faith and become better persons.

Retreats in Spanish 

»  Retreats in Spanish
  Retreats conducted in spanish only.

Senior Citizens 

»  Senior Citizens
  Retreats for specific group of people like the senior citizens.

Special Retreats 

»  Special Retreats
  These are retreats conducted for a specific need of an individual or group. The list provides the names of retreat houses offering such kind of retreat.

Youth Retreats 

»  Youth Retreats
  Retreats for the youth.

 

Retreat Guide

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»  The Cardinal Timothy Manning House of Prayer for Priests
  Offers directed retreats, team retreats, spiritual direction, and days of recollection to priests. Call 323-662-0092 for information or email at houseofprayerforpriests@yahoo.com. Address: 3441 Waverly Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
»  Center for Spiritual Development
  Provides programs for retreats and spiritual development. For information call 714-744-3175. Address: 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868.
»  Claretian Retreat Center
  A unique spiritual oasis for retreats, workshops, and recollections. For information, call 323-737-8464. Addres: 1119 Westchester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019.
»  De Paul Evangelization Center
  Staffed by Vincentian Fathers & Brothers in Montebello.
  Located in 1105 Bluff Rd, Montebello 90640-6198. Telephone: 323-721-6060. Director: Fr. Philip Van Linden, CM Facilities available: Conference meeting rooms for 15 to 250 day use; overnight: 2 dormitories with 140 cubicles, 4 private, 6 semi-private rooms.
»  El Carmelo Retreat House
  Facilities for retreats for religious and lay people. For information, call 909-792-1047.  Address: 926 E. Highland Ave., Redlands, CA 92373.   Email:  elcarmelo@juno.com
»  Heart of Jesus Retreat Center
  Offers retreat days of prayer for children, youth, adult groups. Call 714-557-4538 for information. Or visit at 2927 South Greenville St., Santa Ana, CA 92704.
»  Holy Spirit Retreat Center
 

Located in 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino 91436, the center is conducted by the Sisters of Social Service. Retreat Masters are religious and lay. Capacity is 50 overnight; one-day 100. Youth groups day use and overnight. For reservations call: 818-784-4515. Email address:  hsrcenter@earthlink.net

»  Immaculate Heart Community Center for Spiritual Renewal
 

Staffed by the Immaculate Heart Community, this is located in 888 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara 93108. Telephone: 805-969-2474. Email: ihccenter@aol.com  Director is Carol Carrig, IHM.

»  La Casa de Maria
  Interfaith Retreats & Workshops - 2 locations.
  Location 1: 800 El Bosque Rd., Santa Barbara 93108 Telephone: 805-969-5031. Director is Jim Villanueva jim@lcdm.org. This is staffed by IHM members and other laity. It has a capacity of 150 overnight. Location 2) is 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara 93108 with telephone 805-565-9062.
»  Mary and Joseph Retreat Center
  The mission of the center is to provide a nurturing environment of peace and tranquility. The center is an interfaith retreat and conference center founded and supported by the Daughters of Mary and Joseph. For information, call (310)377-4867. Address: 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
»  Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center
  English and Spanish retreats for men, women, married couples,AA/12 step by the Passionists located in the San Gabriel Foothills. For information or reservations, contact the Retreat Center, or call 626-355-7188.
»  Mission Renewal Center
  Location: 2201 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 93105. Telephone: 805-682-4713, ext 133. This is sponsored by Franciscan Friars, OFM with a capacity of 60.
»  Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center
  Center for groups daily, weekly or weekend retreats. For information call 760-757-3659, or visit them at 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057.
»  Poverello of Assisi Retreat House
  Available for retreats, workshops, and seminars for Priests, Sisters and Lay Women. Call 818-365-1071 for more information or visit them at 1519 Woodworth St., San Fernando, CA 91340.
»  Pro Sanctity Spirituality Center
  Weekend retreats (catholic and ecumenical), seminars, workshops, days or evenings of reflection, parish staff meetings.
  Staffed by the Apostolic Oblates, the center is located at 205 S. Pine Drive, Fullerton 92833. Email: Apostolic@aol.com. For information call 714-956-1020.
»  Sacred Heart Retreat House
  The retreat house is staffed by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart. For more information, call 626-289-1353 Ext. 200, or visit them at 920 East Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801.
»  Sacred Heart Retreat Camp
  Located at 896 Cienega Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, it offers retreats, family camps, and girls' camps. For information, call 909-866-5696.
»  San Lorenzo Seminary and Prayer Center
  Also known as San Lorenzo Friary.
  Located at 1802 Sky Dr., PO Box 247, Santa Ynez 93460, the center is conducted by Capuchin Franciscan Friars. Telephone: 805-688-5630. Pastoral Directors & Vicar: Br. Pius Higgins, Fr. Sebastian War, Br. Bob Edwards (all OFM Cap.)
»  Serra Retreat
  Serra Retreat provides the space and personnel to assist you in any aspect of your spiritual journey. It offers weekend retreats for men and women, married couples' retreats, 12-step programs, high school leadership retreats, Days of recollection, as well as planning sessions. It is located at 3401 Serra Road, Malibu, CA 90265. You can call them at 310-456-6631.
»  Saint Andrew's Abbey
  A Benedictine monastery for private, preached, and group retreats. Call Sr. Karen Wilhelmy, CSJ for more information at 661-944-2178.
»  Saint Joseph's Salesian Youth Renewal Center
  Staffed by the Salesians of Don Bosco, the center offers Days of renewal and workshops, Saturday retreats for Religious Education Programs, RCIC and RCIA retreats and Confirmation Retreats, as well as search retreats for young adults. For information, call (626) 280-8622. It is located at 8301 Arroyo Drive, P.O.Box 1639, Rosemead, CA 91770.
»  Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center
  Nestled in the wine country of Temecula, this retreat center is available for retreats, Days of Recollection, workshops, meetings, seminars. For more information, contact the Sisters of the Company of Mary, tel. (909)302-5571. Address: 39300 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592

 

 

Publishers

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»  American Catholic
  Home of the online editions of St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update, Millennium Monthly, Youth Update, Scripture From Scratch and other Catholic features.
»  Catholic Book Publishers Association
  The Catholic Book Publishers Association provides professional information, about those involved in Catholic Book Publishing in the United States and abroad.
»  Catholic Book Publishing Corp.
  Another main publisher of the Lectionary, in various sizes and editions.
»  Ignatius Press
  Ignatius press is a publisher of relgiious and spiritual material for more than 20 years.
»  Liguori Publications
  The mission of Liguori Publications is to effectively communicate the Word of God in the Catholic tradition. It tries to reach out to as many Catholics as possible through print and electronic media.
»  The Liturgical Press
  Liturgical Press is Exclusive Distributor of Buena Prensa Titles in the United States
»  Liturgy Training Publications
  The mission of Liturgy Training Publications is to provide materials that assist parishes, institutions and households in the preparation, celebration and expression of liturgy in Christian life.
»  Loyola Press
  This is a non-profit publisher serving the Catholic community in faith formation, education, and spiritual growth since its founding by the Jesuits. Committed to publishing resources that support children's faith formation, language arts education, catechesis, and the ongoing spiritual growth of adults through books and other resources.
»  Our Sunday Visitor
  Our Sunday Visitor is the largest not-for-profit Catholic publisher in the country working to help fulfill your parish's mission.  They specialize in meeting the needs of the  Catholics in the pew while fulfilling the teachings of the Church throguh an extensive line of contemporary and faithful books, periodicals, pamphlets, bulletin inserts, and offering envelopes.
»  Paulist Press Online
  Paulist Press is a work of the Paulist Fathers. They seek ways to share the gospel of Jesus and the rich traditions of American Catholicism with the people.
»  Paulist Press Book Center
  Local store in Costa Mesa,CA that offers wide selection of books, cards, educational materials, and other religious publications.
»  St. Mary's Press
  St. Mary's Press is a contemporary expresion of the Catholic Church's mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Lasallian mission to provide a human and Christian education for young people, including those who are economically deprived.
»  Twenty-Third Publications
  A division of Bayard, Inc., it publishes books, videos, DVDs, magazine, newsletters, and CD ROMs for the continuing educaiton of all involved in parish ministry.  Its goal is to inform and empower Catholic leaders, parish ministers, DREs, catechists, teachers, parish councilors, and other parish groups in the spirit of Pope John XXIII.

 

 

Ministry Education

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»  Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
 

Located in 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709, DSPT offers Degree programs: MDiv, MA in philosophy, MA in theology.  Short-term programs: January intercession.  Contact Susan mcGinnis Hardie, Director of Admissions at 510-883-2073 or email: admissions@dspt.edu

»  Franciscan School of Theology
  Degree programs: MA in liturgical studies, MTS. Other programs: lay spiritual formation, sabbatical, continuing education. Contact Sister Mary McGann, RSCJ, asst professor of liturgy and music 510-848-5232.  Email: info@fst.edu
»  Graduate Theological Union
  Degrees offered in art and religion, bibilical languages, biblical studies, Christian spirituality, cultural and historical studies of religions, ethics and social theory, history, homilectics, liturgical studies, Orthodox Christian studies, religion and psychology, and systematic and philosophical theology; PhD and ThD in liturgical studies. Contact Kathleen Kook, PhD, Asst Dean for Admissions 510-649-2460.  Email: gtuadm@gtu.edu
»  Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  Degrees offered in divinity, biblical languages, theological studies, and sacred theology. Short term programs: Summer Hispanic Institute in Theological and Pastoral studies. Contact Lina A Menes, director of admissions 510-549-5016 or 800-824-0122. Email: admissions@jstb.edu
»  Loyola Marymount University Center for Religion and Spirituality
 

Degree programs: certificates in Bible-study leadership, Christian initiation (RCIA), parish administration, pastoral care, pastoral studies in Spanish and spiritual direction.  Also offers short term programs: Cultural Orientaiton Program for International Ministers, Summer Bible Institute, Ministry Leadership Program.  Contact Connie Stowe, MDiv, STL, PhD, director 310-338-2799.  Email: CRS@lmu.edu

»  Mercy Center Institute of Contemporary Spirituality
 

Conferences, retreats, and spiritual programs.

»  San Francisco Theological Seminary
  Degree programs: MDiv, MA in theological studies, DMin, diplomas in spiritual formation and spiritual direction.  Short-term programs: lectures in the fall and spring.  Contact Rev Lauren Chaffee, director of recruitment 800-447-8820.  Email: outreach@sfts.edu
»  Santa Clara University Graduate Pastoral Ministries
  Degree programs: MA in sprituality, pastoral liturgy, liturgical music and catechetics.  Short-term programs: pastoral ministries summer session.  Contact Ana maria Pineda, RSM, program director 408-554-4831.  Email: ampineda@scu.edu

 

 

Liturgy

»  Meeting Christ in the Liturgy
  Weekly reflections on the Scriptures of the sacred Liturgy and the Catechism of the Catholic Church in English and Spanish.
»  Bishop's Committe on the Liturgy
  The Committee has the responsibility in the bishops' conference for all matters relating to the Liturgy. It reviews all publications in the U.S. which contain excerpts from approved liturgical books. It also provides leadership in liturgical formation and sacramental catechesis, especially by means of its monthly BCL Newsletter and other publications.
»  Worship and Liturgical Music
  Links and resources provided by the Resources for Catholic Educators. 
»  Mass in Transit
  An interactive website that helps catholics and parishes mutually interact by web hosting services,online parish mapping, and acting as parish medium.
»  Center for Liturgy
  Praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day. Resource for Sunday readings, preparing for Sunday Liturgy, and personal reflections on the Liturgy.
»  J.S. Paluch Electronic Services
  Integrating tradition with technology to serve the Catholic community.  It offers web hosting and development, e-publications, e-contributions, church management software, and the Paluch Directory Program.  This program creates a parish, school or organizational membership directory with ease.
 

 

 

General Reference

 

»  Catholic Online
  Provides easy access to comprehensive, educational, and timly information about catholicism, and provides range of methods to integrate faith to daily life.
»  The Catechism of the Catholic Church
  An online presentation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This gives access to the catechism without the need for the hard copy of the catechism; useful for home-bound people.
»  Catholic Answers
  Catholic Answers is one of the nation’s largest lay-run apostolates of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. Its mission statement explains its purpose: bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. "We explain Catholic truth, equip the faithful to live fully the sacramental life, and assist them in spreading the Good News."
»  Catholic Pages
  This site is a personal web site that started as a hobby and still is; However, the website and webmaster submit fully to the authority of the Church. This site is not an official site of the Catholic Church. However, the webmaster takes great pains to ensure nothing which promotes disobedience or dissent is to be found on the site.
»  The Catholic Resources
  This website contains a variety of materials, mostly related to biblical and liturgical studies intended for scholars, teachers, students, pastors, and others.
»  The Catholic Culture
  In response to the desire to apply their resources to daily family life, the CatholicCulture.org was released in late 2003. It has 5067 documents and articles in its library, and site reviews; coverage of the Liturgical year on the internet, and Catechism of the Catholic Church.
»  The Catholic Resource Center
  Website of the Catholic Resource Center which provides access to some of the latest Catholic publications and speaking engagements.
»  Christian Foundation for Children and Aging
  CFCA is a lay Catholic organization creating relationships between sponsors in the United States and children and aging persons in 25 developing nations around the world.
»  The Crossroads Initiative: Resources for Adult Faith Formation, Catholic Bible Study and the Year of the Eucharist
  Website that offers some very useful resources for catechists, clergy, and the faithful. It has weekly reflection on the Sunday readings that can be downloaded and duplicated for free. It also has a resource section for the year of the Eucharist.
»  Index of Saints
  A preliminary list of saints and their biographies.
»  J.S. Paluch
  J.S. Paluch provides bulletin service to parishes. It also has an amazing desktop publishing resource for parish publications, including bulletins, newsletters, etc.  Bulletin Building Blocks is a book and CD-ROM package containing scripture commentaries, lists of readings, calenders items, quotes, and other 'bits of wisdom'.
»  Web Gallery of Art
  A site that contains over 11,600 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800. It can be a source of artistic enjoyment; a convenient alternative to visiting a distant museum, or an incentive to do just that. On the other hand, it can serve as a tool for public education both in schools and at home.
»  Woodstock Theological Center
  A non-profit institute at Georgetown University that engages in theological and ethical reflection on topics of social, economics, business, scientific, cultural, relgious, and political importance.
»  Parishioners Federal Credit Union
  Parishioners Federal Credit Union is the largest Catholic-affiliated credit union in Southern California, serving select parishes and Catholic-organizations.  As a financial cooperative, we return our profits to you, the members, in the form of higher dividends, lower loan rates, and low-or-no fee services.

 



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