"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks."
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NASB) 







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     Janene Ternes, Director
   Prayer in Motion, LLC
   Saline, MI  48176








October 26, 2019

Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI

OPEN Day Retreat ~ Hope in the Lord


Do you long to have more faith and trust in the Lord?  Does it waiver when you encounter difficulties and worry sets in?  Even when we know that God is with us and will always be with us, that truth can be hard to hang onto in times of trouble. 


There are many ways that we can recognize God's presence and working in our lives and receive the hope that comes from it.  Join us as we explore the Source of our hope and the Anchor of our soul, using movement, music, Scripture, guided reflection, and journaling.  Turn your cares over to the Lord, increase your trust, and leave refreshed, inspired and hopeful.  Basic everyday movements will be taught which can be done by anyone, regardless of age, experience or physical limitation.  Opportunity for optional attendance at Mass will be offered. 


Location:          St. Francis of Assisi Retreat Center
                        703 E. Main St.
                        DeWitt, MI 48820



Cost:                $55, includes lunch and materials


Registration:     Register on-line at www.stfrancis.ws/prayer-in-motion or call St. Francis Retreat

                       Center at 517-669-8321.




November 8-10, 2019
Friday night - Sunday morning

Weber Retreat Center, Adrian, MI

St. Francis of Assisi Women's Retreat Weekend ~ The Martha - Mary Balance of Life


The story of Martha and Mary is not a story about the supremacy of a life of prayer over a life of action.  It is an invitation to move from being distracted to being attentive in our prayer as well as in our action.  When we busy ourselves with many other things, we have come off-center.  Jesus was inviting Martha to reconsider why she was doing what she was doing and to realign. 


A retreat is a time away from our normal activities so that we might spend time getting reacquainted with God, examine our priorities in life and to make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement - usually spiritual, but could really be anything.  Retreats can be a powerful step toward personal conversion.


So come enjoy some quiet prayer time in order to listen to God.  Get away for the weekend!  Grow closer to the Lord!  Moms and older daughters, sisters, friends -- all are welcome to attend. 


Our director, Janene Ternes, will use the story of Martha and Mary to lead us on an interior journey.  There will be time for prayer, table talk, and large group discussion.  You will also have time to relax, walk the grounds, and socialize.  We will celebrate Sunday Mass.


Single room cost is $225; double room (shared with someone) is $175 per person. There will be four conference talks, time for individual prayer and relaxation, Saturday night Mass with St. Francis pastor Fr. James Conlon, and your meals.  Arrive Friday late afternoon/early evening for dinner from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and first talk at 7:00 pm.  Concludes Sunday after lunch. 


Weber Retreat Center is located at 1257 East Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI, 49221.  Register at www.stfrancisa2.com     For more information, contact Marty Lucas at 734-821-2125.




November 16, 2019

Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SE Chapter of Wisdom of Women

Mercy Center, Farmington Hills, MI

Nurturing Your Self - Body, Mind, Spirit Series

Today's Theme ~ Nourishing Your Soul ~


Join us for a time that will restore body and soul, bring peace, and connect you with the Divine.  Invited guest Janene Ternes will share the inspirational story of her journey from emptiness to joy.  Then gain clarity and feel refreshed and energized with holistic prayer that uses simple body movement in conjunction with music, guided meditation, and journaling.  Basic everyday movements will be taught which can be done by anyone, regardless of age, experience, or physical limitation.  All are invited to relax, reflect, and be renewed! 


Location:         Wisdom of Women - Farmington Hills Chapter

                       Mercy Center - D Wing - Galway Room

                       Enter via Gate 4 (Blue Awning)

                       28650 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336t


Cost:              Suggested donation $30, includes beverages and light lunch


Registration:    Register by November 8 on-line at Wisdom of Women or call Katherine Hill at

                      248-318-4651.  Payment by cash or check only.  Send check made payable to

                      Sisters of Mercy to the attention of Katherine Hill at the above address. 





December 1, 2019

Sunday, 6:00 pm

St. Kieran Parish, Shelby Township, MI

Advent by Candlelight


Save the date!  Check back for more information.


St. Kieran Parish is located at 53600 Mound Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48316. 




December 3, 2019

Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Resurrection Parish, Canton, MI

Generations of Faith Adult Faith Formation ~ Keeping Christ in Christmas


Make this holiday season different.  Instead of getting caught up in the busyness, overwhelmed by the extra demands, and losing sight of what we are preparing to celebrate, join us as we stop and reflect on Christ.  Not only will you experience undistracted, peaceful prayer, but you will leave with ideas for how to stay focused on Jesus during this Advent.  Come and reflect, relax, and be refreshed, as we prepare for Christ's coming!


Resurrection Parish is located at 48755 Warren, Canton, MI 48187.




January 14, 2020

Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Resurrection Parish, Canton, MI

Generations of Faith Adult Faith Formation ~ Spiritual Health for the New Year


As we begin the New Year we often make resolutions for improving our physical health, such as losing some weight or getting more exercise.  The state of our spirit is even more important to our health and well-being, but we fail to think about ways to strengthen it.  Learn about the cornerstones of our spiritual health and participate in a variety of prayer experiences designed to refresh your spirit and provide tools to enrich your spiritual journey throughout the coming year. 


Resurrection Parish is located at 48755 Warren, Canton, MI 48187.




February 15, 2020

Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Detroit, MI

Day Retreat ~ The Martha - Mary Balance of Life


The Martha and Mary story in Luke 10:38-42 illustrates the tension we often face between attending to God, as well as the worldly things that still must be accomplished.  Join us as we utilize many forms of prayer, including guided reflection, journaling, music and movement prayer to clarify God’s unique plan for your own balance between prayer and service.  When we focus on doing those things to which God truly calls us, rather than everything, life becomes more peaceful and meaningful.  Basic every day movements will be taught which can be done by anyone, regardless of age, experience or physical limitation. 


Location:          St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center
23333 Schoolcraft
 Detroit,  MI 48223



Cost:                $50, includes lunch and materials


Registration:     Check back for registration information.      




March 4, 2020

Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

St. Sebastian Church

West Wayne Vicariate RCIA Retreat ~ Moving Closer to God, Preparing for Easter


An evening of reflection for RCIA candidates, their spouses, sponsors and the whole RCIA formation team in preparation for reception into the church at Easter.  Using movement, music, guided mediation, Scripture of the Lenten season and various rituals, we will accompany Jesus on his journey and reflect and pray on this great invitation from God to draw near.


St. Sebastian Church is located at 20710 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125







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