Summer 2014

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Dear Friends,

Happy Summer!

It was so good to see so many of you at the

Mass of St. Josemaria in Los Angeles!

Through his inspiration, since our last newsletter Walnut Grove has been very busy educating and forming women and girls. In April we had the 2nd Part of our Living Essentials Series: A Bright and Peaceful Home. It was an all-day workshop, with a great turn-out, and lots of interesting tips and tricks. Who knew learning how to clean our homes could be so much fun?! In May, Stepping Up, our High School leadership program wrapped up its 2013-14 session. We continued our Faith & Reason Lecture Series on The Ten Commandments and What Catholics Believe. We also hosted a new Girls Club for 5-7 year olds, The Little Flowers. They learned about cheerfulness and made Father's Day Cards. Please continue to pray for the fruits of all of these efforts!

Thank you for your continued support of our Bookstore. We are in the process of placing an order so that new titles will be available by the start of the school year. If you have any special requests, please email our bookstore manager: Kathryn Carey Also, if anyone is interested in selling copies of the writings of St. Josemaria at your parish, please let us know. We are very excited about spreading good reading material to many more people.

Lastly, please take a look at the information for the Fashion E-Camp, and also note the date for our annual Grandmother's Day event sponsored by our Girls Clubs is Saturday October 18th. Please start spreading the word, and we look forward to seeing you there! ~~Lauren

Living Essentials: A Bright and Peaceful Home

In April Walnut Grove Cultural Center presented our second Living Essentials Workshop: A Bright and Peaceful Home. The day was filled with practical tips and suggestions of how to create a pleasant household environment through the acts of service that take place in the home to care for others in daily household chores, sewing, and financial budgeting.

Dora Oliaz gave an engaging and practical talk on the importance of caring for the home and ideas of chore distribution among family members of all ages.

Aida Domingo enlightened us with many tips and tricks for all things related to laundry. She also demonstrated an amazing way to fold fitted sheets to look neat and tidy!

Lucia Reyes shared her expertise in household cleaning, and we learned the many ways we can utilize vinegar to clean our homes. Lucia also taught a hands-on class on basic sewing techniques of hand stitches for mending and sewing buttons.

We concluded our workshop with an informative talk by Rebecca Chan on creating a household budget through setting goals, knowing your net income, and tracking your spending.

It was a wonderful workshop filled with much joy and excitement to learn so many meaningful ways to make our homes bright and peaceful!

~Christina Corrales

Yard Sale Report

Our yard sale held May 3rd was a big success, and a lot of fun! Due to this “success”, we took a bold step to have another yard sale the following Saturday, May 10th, because we had a lot of

leftover stuff and extremely motivated volunteers! We raised $1,577.25 to benefit Walnut Grove’s maintenance fund. A big THANK YOU to all!! ~~Lydia & Erin

Family Enrichment LA offers Pre-Adolescent course this Fall

Family Enrichment (FE) is an educational program designed to strengthen the family and to

support husband and wife in the atmosphere of friendship. FE helps couples enhance their

communications skills, have more fulfilling marriages and helps couples find effective ways of

raising their children to become capable flourishing adults.

This Fall Family Enrichment will begin its 2014 program by offering a Pre-Adolescent

course called First Decisions. This 7-month course is designed for parents with children ages 7-10 and will help parents educate their children on virtues and moral values and

principles to guide their child's early decisions. The First Decisions course will run the

3rd Saturday/Sunday from September to April 2015. Demonstration and informational

meetings are being organized throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. To learn more

about Family Enrichment or to find out where you can attend a demonstration, please call

Nora Urrea at 626-475-3891.

Fashion E-Camp, a new webinar coming soon to Walnut Grove!

Are you a teenager looking to pump up your style? Do you want to learn what colors look best

on your skin tone? Looking to freshen up your hair and makeup routine?

Then the Lotus Fashion E-Camp is just for you!

Hosted by fashion blogger, Jocelyn Quarles of the Lotus Trail, you will discover your fashion

personality through four (4) fun and interactive webinars. Learn how to go back to school in the

style that fits YOU! Live webinars will run at 5pm on July 23, July 30, August 6, and

August 13 at 5pm. Cost is $95. More info and registration can be found online at Hurry, space is limited!

OPus Dei News:

Calendar Summary:

for current calendar visit

Lecture Series, The Ten Commandments: 10:00 -11:00 am and Theology Seminars, What Catholics Believe, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Meets every 1st Saturday of the month: July-Aug-Sept: no class; Resume classes on Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6.

Evenings & Days of Recollection for women at Walnut Grove

Every 4th Mondays at 6:15 - 9:00 pm and 4th Tuesdays at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Women’s Retreat:

Oct 10-12, Nov 7-9 @ Holiday Inn, La Mirada.

To reserve, email Naida:

Living Essentials, a three-part seminar:

Part three --The Welcoming Home: Entertaining, on November 8, 2014, 10am-3:15pm

Cost: $25 per seminar. To register, download form

Stepping-up Mentoring Program for High School Students

Stay tuned, check WG website for any update in August re Fall Schedule

Grandparents Day on Oct 18th at Walnut Grove

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