Date/Time Event
Friday, January 17 - Sunday, January 19 All Day Discerning God’s Call to Hope - Maxis Center

“Discerning God’s Call to Hope,” a weekend retreat facilitated by Candyce Rekart, IHM, and Julie Vieira, IHM, will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and end at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Download the flyer.

Are you yearning for a new moment in your life? Do you feel called into discernment? Do you desire to respond more fully to God’s invitation to be a person of hope? We invite you to join us for a restful, creative and prayerful weekend of discerning God’s call. The retreat will include personal and community time, prayer, input and engagement around discernment and opportunities for next steps to help retreatants to tap into their hearts’ desires.

Suggested offering is $200, including accommodations and all meals ($50 due at registration).

To register, call 734-250-8314 or email

Registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2020.

Monday, January 20 - Sunday, March 15 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Keeping It Wild

The work of Rusty Frentner will be on display in the Motherhouse Gallery during the exhibit, Keeping It Wild

Mr. Frentner has spent a lifetime appreciating the beauty and wonder of wildlife and he began to capture that appreciation when still a child. From crayons to watercolors to graphite pencils and then to oils and acrylic paints, he learned about mixing colors and adding details to his work, which has been exhibited locally and around the country. He has conducted myriad workshops and is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. He is also involved with plein air painting, the process of setting up paints and easel out in the open somewhere and doing a painting. He has earned numerous awards for his artwork, both locally and nationally. He loves going out to the natural world with his paints and exploring keeping it wild! Download the flyer.

All are welcome to the opening reception Monday, Jan. 20, 6–7:30 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sharon Venier at 734-240-9754 or




Monday, January 20 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Martin Luther King Day Prayer Service

During the 2020 IHM Martin Luther King Day Prayer Service, we will be joined by William Parker, president of the recently re-established Monroe Chapter of the NAACP. The theme will be “Protecting Our World House: Environmental Justice and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”  A free-will offering for the Monroe NAACP will be collected.

Wednesday, January 22 - Wednesday, May 13 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Scripture Study - River House

Scripture Study is held every Wednesday, September-May. No registration is required; a free-will offering is requested. Please note that River House is accessible only by stairs.

Saturday, January 25 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Day of Reflection on Being Artisans of Hope - IHM Motherhouse

“Day of Reflection on Being Artisans of Hope” is presented by Leara Glinzak.

Art opens us to appreciate hope in new and sometimes surprising ways. How are we each an artisan, a person who uses our own gifts of creativity to behold the world? How are we called to be artisans of hope in our world? Join us for an experiential approach to deepening our spirituality and our commitment to care for others, the world and our own lives through both art and spirituality.

Leara Glinzak is a registered art therapist with expertise in art therapy programs, advocacy, education and research.

Suggested offering is $60 and includes lunch and basic art materials.

To register, call 734-240-5494 or email

Registration deadline is Jan. 11, 2020. Download the flyer here.

Sunday, February 9 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monroe Area Musicians - Concert

Join Monroe Area Musicians for an afternoon of delight during the next offering of the Chapel Concert Series! The concert will feature MCCC Agora Chorale – Catherine Brodie, Conductor; Alyce Sangster – Accompanist; Micaela Wasil, Student Accompanist. A free-will offering is requested.


Tuesday, February 11 - Tuesday, May 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Praying with IHMs

All are welcome to attend “Praying with IHMs” on the second Tuesday of each month through May, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel. The prayer experience will be one of quiet reflection, prayerful song, Scripture readings and intercessions. All faith traditions are welcome as we join in community in a form of contemplative worship that reflects our common desire for peace, justice and harmony in our world today. There is no fee and no registration is required. For more information, contact Candyce Rekart, IHM, at 734-790-4443 or



Wednesday, February 26 - Sunday, March 1 12:00 am Joyfully Serving a Bountiful God - IHM Motherhouse

The retreat, “Joyfully Serving a Bountiful God” is facilitated by Rev. Gil Enderle, CSsR. It begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and concludes at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

As we begin this Lenten season, we enter together into a wonderful time of prayer and reflection. In this retreat, we look to Scripture and the spirituality shared by the IHM and the Redemptorist communities as we create more expansiveness in our own lives and deepen our relationship with God.

Suggested offering is $250 and includes lunches ($50 due at registration).

To register, call 734-240-5494 or email

Registration deadline is Feb. 11. Download the flyer.

Note: Reasonably-priced overnight accommodations are available across the street at River House (River House is not wheelchair-accessible) and other nearby locations. Please ask for assistance when registering.

Wednesday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Lent: How Simplifying Can Lead to Transformation

“Lent: How Simplifying Can Lead to Transformation,” is a four-week series facilitated by Julie Vieira, IHM, and Lynne Moldenhauer, IHM and held Wednesdays, March 4-25.

Does it spark joy? This question may be very familiar today in popular culture as people seek to declutter their closets and cabinets. But simplifying and living mindfully both in our homes and in our inner lives is essential to spirituality and faith. Lent is a wonderful season of the year to look with God at our lives and to see what truly sparks joy and what can be let go so that we can live more freely. This transformation invites us then to be a spark of joy, healing, and peace for others.

The suggested offering is $40; registration deadline is Feb. 26. To register, call 734-250-8314 or email

Thursday, March 5 - Thursday, March 19 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Spirituality and the Twelve Steps - River House

Thursdays, March 5–19, 6:30–8 p.m. at River House, Diane McCormack, IHM, will facilitate the series, “Spirituality and the Twelve Steps.” Download the flyer.

The spirituality that is foundational to the Twelve Steps provides opportunities for healing, self-discovery and spiritual growth. The steps provide a way to face our pain and as we gradually move more fully into authentic living. Participants need not be familiar with the steps or addiction to benefit from this series. For others, this series can enhance their experience of living the steps.

The suggested offering is $30; the registration deadline is Feb. 27. To register, contact River House – IHM Spirituality Center at or 734-240-5494. (Please note that River House Is accessible only by stairs.)

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