Called to be a Co-Creator with God: Retreat

A week-long retreat, “Called to be a Co-Creator with God,” will take place Sunday, June 25, through Friday, June 30. Tim Shepard, SJ, will serve as retreat facilitator.

On Sunday, the doors open at 6 p.m.; the program runs 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, there will be an optional liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel. For those not attending liturgy, the doors open at 10 a.m. and the program runs 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

God created the world and called all humans to be co-creators. Throughout the retreat, participants will look at their gifts and ponder how they have used, and continue to use, them and how sin enters our world knowing that we are loved, forgiven and called to be co-creators. Participants will walk through the life and ministry of Jesus. The retreat concludes with reflection on the paschal mystery; the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Please bring a Bible.

Rev. Shepard earned master’s degrees from Case Western Reserve University, the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University Chicago (divinity) and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (sacred theology in spirituality).  He has ministered as a teacher; offered retreat direction; served as director of formation, Detroit Jesuit Province and as director of novices, Detroit and Chicago Jesuit provinces; and as a spiritual director.

The registration deadline is June 12. The fee is $250, with $50 due at registration (includes lunch; please indicate dietary needs at the time of registration). To register, contact River House – IHM Spirituality Center at or 734-240-5494.

Reasonably priced overnight accommodations are available at River House and other nearby locations. Ask for assistance when registering. Please note that River House is not handicapped-accessible.