January – April 2017

To Register for Events: 734-324-0901 or mrretreats@comcast.net


WHO IS THE SPIRIT?
January 19, 2017
The first in a new occasional series
10-11:30 a.m.
Register by Monday, January 16 @ 734-324-0901
Free will donation

When we Christians talk about God we often speak of Jesus or God the Creator. Spiritual writers tell us that the Holy Spirit is the forgotten God especially among Catholic Christians in the West. In this session, we will reflect upon who the Holy Spirit is, what we mean by the Spirit and where we encounter the Spirit. We hope that you will be able to join us for these sessions.
Facilitated by Sr. Margaret Hoey and Sr. Ann Kasparek


LOVE AND DISCIPLESHIP AS GROUNDING US IN THE SPIRIT
February 16, 2017
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Register by Monday, February 13 @ 734-324-0901
Free will donation

Scriptural accounts of the coming of the Spirit to Jesus and to his disciples describe strong winds, audible voices, tongues of fire and the gift of speaking in tongues that empowered people to immediately go out with a passion for the faith. Has this been our experience? How do we “receive the Spirit” and tap into her energy? Explore the meaning of discipleship and the ways that the Spirit invites and collaborates with us to respond to the needs of our increasingly complex world.
Facilitated by Mary Therese Lemanek


SCRIPTURAL INVITATIONS OF LENT
Followed by a lunch of soup and bread
Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register by Monday noon of each week @ 734-324-0901
Free will donation

In this Lenten series, we will reflect on Lectionary readings for the upcoming Lenten Sunday. The readings for this holy season invite us, rattle us, pull us to back into stories from which our faith has been shaped, has grown, and may yet have space to expand out into an ever-demanding world. The reflection will be followed by a simple meal of soup, bread and table conversation.
Facilitated by Sr. Margaret Hoey, Mary Therese Lemanek, and Sr. Ann Kasparek