What is “Christ Renews His Parish”?
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a parish renewal process that has existed since 1969 and has 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 family an opportunity for renewal and growth in our spiritual lives. 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. Bernadette Parish and grow as a community.
-It is an opportunity to examine, rediscover, and/or intensify your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
-It is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real life issues.
-It is an excellent opportunity for Christians to renew their understanding of the basic traditions of their faith. It is an opportunity to say “yes” to a closer and deeper relationship with God.
“Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you…” James 4:8
What happens on the weekend?
The weekend enables us to hear and learn about God through the lives of other Christians. It provides an atmosphere for individual spiritual growth through prayer and personal reflection. We can share conversations and thoughts (as much or as little as you desire) with others 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 and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered.
How does the process work?
The renewal weekend is given by members of St. Bernadette Parish and by your parish priests. 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 the weekends held?
The weekends will be held at St. Bernadette Parish from 8:00 AM Saturday morning until 4:00 PM Sunday. There is one men’s weekend and one women’s weekend held each spring and fall. Participants will stay overnight at the parish, and meals will be prepared by Stewards of St. Bernadette Parish. The entire weekend is informal. Comfortable, casual attire is preferred. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.
Christ Renews His Parish is open to all adult members (age 18+) of St. Bernadette Parish. This means all of our parish family, including non-Catholic spouses, etc. ALL ARE WELCOME!
What about the cost?
Can you afford this weekend? Absolutely “YES!”
While the process attempts to be self-sustaining, we ask that you do not stay away for financial reasons. Donations at the end of the weekend are welcomed and always kept private and anonymous.
The next Christ Renews His Parish weekends will be:
Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2015
Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22, 2015
To view the brochure, Click here CRHP
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