Classes, Retreats & Lectures
Quiet Mondays are ongoing and are listed online. If you would like a different day of the week call the Retreat Office for availability: 760.757.3659.
Why do Catholics Genuflect? with Br. Kevin Dismas Moshier, fsp. 
Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30pm: September 8, 15, 22, and 29.
This  class is like clicking on your favorite browser for answers to questions about why Catholics do what they do and believe what they believe. "Cradle Catholics", practicing Catholics and the curio us are welcome to get into the conversation.  There will be time for tea ching and time for discussion.

Here is an example of questions:
  •  What does it mean when you say the Pope is infallible?
  • Why do Catholics confess to a priest?
  • Why do Catholics make so much of Mary and the saints?
  • What are annulments? Is there a purgatory? What is limbo?
  • Why do you believe in sin? What is sin?
We will be using the book: Why Do Catholics Genuflect?: And Answers to Other Puzzling Questions About the Catholic Church , by Al Kresta. This book is available on, new and used.

Fee per person: $40 for all 4 sessions.
Register Online   or call (760)757-3659.   
Matthew, Mark, Luke: An Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels with Fr. Michael Guinan, OFM
Wednesdays, 9:15 - 11:45am:  September 30 - November 4
Attending this "mini-course" about "Matthew, Mark and Luke" is a one-time chance for you to learn about these three gospels. They are called the Synoptic Gospels because, if you line them up together, you can see at a glance (in Greek, syn-opsis means "with a glance") that they are interconnected.  This relationship is known as the "synoptic problem" and will be discussed early in the course.
Following this, Fr. Guinan will look in turn at Mark, Matthew, and Luke. Each one presents a slightly different picture of who Jesus is and of who, we as disciples, are called to be.  Since the gospel for the Sunday lectionary for next year (2016) is Luke, we will focus a bit more on this gospel, to prepare us to appreciate it more fully.

This course can be transferred for credit toward the Certificate from the San Diego Diocesan Institute; it can also meet renewal credit hours (15) for catechists and teachers in the Diocese.
Fee per person: $20 per session; $90 for the full course.
Register Online or  call (760)757-3659.  
Cooking Classes with Executive Chef Kaitlin Bandy
Thursdays, 6:30 - 8pm:  Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 5, and Dec. 10

Each class offers an engaging demonstration, printed recipes with tips and a hearty sampling of the menu. Pre-registration required for each class, no walk-ins. 

  • September 10: Southwest (New Mexico & Texas)

Fee per person: $40 per class

Register Online  or call (760)757-3659.