Christ Renews His Parish
Purpose: Christ Renews His Parish is an annual spiritual renewal weekend for adults beginning on Saturday morning and concluding late Sunday afternoon. Separate retreats are held for men and women. A parish team prepares throughout the year to facilitate the weekend of camaraderie and spirituality, making it a time to relax, pray and examine your relationship with Christ. There is food and laughter aplenty as well as the opportunity to reflect and explore your understanding of Christ and His Church. There is no cost. The weekend is a gift to you from St. Michael Parish. Please join us for a weekend of Christian reflection, fellowship, and renewal.
FAQs About CRHP
What is "Christ Renews His Parish"?
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a parish renewal process that has existed since 1969 and been recommended by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Christ Renews His Parish is an experience designed to give both the individual and the parish community an opportunity for renewal and growth in spiritual life. As we grow in awareness of God's love and respond to His call, we grow together as a parish family.
It is a time to relax, pray, and rethink priorities.
It is a time to get to know others at St. Michael and grow as a community.
It is an opportunity to examine, rediscover, and lor intensify your personal relationship with Christ.
It is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real life issues.
It is an excellent opportunity for Catholics to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of their faith. It is an opportunity to say "yes" to a closer and deeper relationship with God.
CRHP is for parishioners, 21 and older, who are seeking spiritual renewal, desiring to grow closer to God, or searching for a deeper sense of purpose within the parish community. Praying for guidance is important. If you feel that Christ, through the Holy Spirit, may be calling you--come!
What Happens On the Weekend?
The weekend enables you to hear and learn about God through the lives of other Catholics. It provides an atmosphere for individual spiritual growth through prayer and personal reflection. You can share conversations and thoughts (as much or as little as you desire) with others in the parish who also encounter many of the same demands of everyday life in family, society, and at work. Sacraments are part of the weekend. Mass is celebrated on Sunday. On Saturday evening Reconciliation is offered, for those who wish.
How Does the Process Work?
The renewal weekend is given for PARISHIONERS by PARISHIONERS and a parish priest. The weekend can be made as a renewal experience with no further commitments. However, many participants afterwards choose to form a new team and present the next weekend.
When and Where are Weekends Held?
The weekends will be held at St Michael Church, Starting at 8:00 AM Saturday morning until 4:00 PM Sunday. There will be one men's weekend and one women's weekend held each spring or winter. Participants will stay overnight at the parish, and meals will be prepared by volunteer parishioners. The entire weekend is informal. Comfortable, casual attire is preferred. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.
What About the Cost?
The spirit of CRHP is to make the experience available for everyone, Father Terry and St. Michael parish open this experience to all parishioners FREE of charge!
CRHP Continuation Committee
Purpose: Christ Renews His Parish Continuation Committee is dedicated to carrying on and organizing the CRHP program, as well as maintaining the authenticity of this licensed program. It consists of the commissioned members that are familiar with the program, guided by the Spiritual Director.