What is Christ Renews His Parish
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a two-day experience and a process designed to enable an individual to move from an experience of “church” to an experience of “being church” and finally to the experience of “being church for others.”
CRHP was developed in 1969 and has been implemented in 1,263 parishes in 95 U.S. dioceses in 36 states, as well as in five foreign countries. It is centered around a parish renewal weekend and stresses a clear focus on the Gospel. It provides parish renewal by furthering conversation and community, ministry and prayer, healing and holiness, spiritual growth and Gospel service.
CRHP emphasizes continued growth in Christian life during our daily contacts with others and offers an excellent opportunity to meet other parishioners.
The overnight weekend renewal experience, held at Saint Andrew, is an opportunity to say “yes” to a closer and deeper relationship with God. Separate women’s and men’s weekends are established.
What happens on the weekend?
The Saturday-Sunday overnight renewal weekend experience enables you to hear and discuss how Catholics function in our modern, complex, fast-paced society. The renewal weekend provides an atmosphere for individual spiritual growth through prayer and personal reflection. You can share conversation and thoughts (as much or as little as you like) with others in the parish who also experience the many demands of everyday life presented by families, society and jobs. It’s a chance to step back and reflect on your personal journey with Christ. Mass will be celebrated and an opportunity for Reconciliation will also be made available for those who wish.
If you desire to grow in your personal relationship with Christ, this is a marvelous opportunity.
How does the process work?
The weekend is conducted by a parish team made up of a parish priest and people who have attended a previous weekend. The overnight renewal weekend can be made as a personal renewal experience with no further commitments. However, many participants choose to become members of the new team and present the next weekend for other members of the parish.
The weekend begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday and continues overnight and through approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday. It will take place on-site at Saint Andrew Church. Casual, comfortable clothing is appropriate for both Saturday and Sunday. Food and beverages will be provided for both days. All your needs are taken care of; just bring yourself and an openness to the movement of the Holy Spirit in your life as together we journey to a renewed life in Christ.
Please contact the person listed below if you are interested in attending.
Questions? Just ask!
Women’s Weekend – February 17-18, 2018
Contact person: Katy Orr
Men’s Weekend – February 24-25, 2018
Contact Person: Terry Farris