Christ Renews His Parish
Christ Renews His Parish is a unique, parish-based faith renewal experience for men and women. This parishioner led experience is designed to foster a sense of community within the St. Matthew church. Participants will grow in discipleship and come away with a renewed spirit and strengthened faith.
Who should come to CRHP?
Any parishioner 21+ who has not already attended a CRHP at St. Matthew who is interested making a deeper connection to their faith and the St. Matthew community should come. Participants include men and women of all ages -moms, dads, singles, seniors, young adults … all are welcome to rest, renew and recharge.
What can I expect at CRHP?
CRHP goes from Friday evening to Saturday evening in parish facilities with participants sleeping and eating on our campus. Healthy meals and plenty of refreshments are provided. You will be encouraged by listening to several themed talks given by parishioners just like you. Your sense of belonging will grow by participating in small-group discussions and casual and relaxed conversations. Your faith will be deepened through times of personal reflection, prayer and the celebration of the sacraments.
Christ Renews His Parish is a unique, parish-based faith renewal experience for men and women. A national program that started in the 1970s, CRHP is offered in more than 1,000 parishes across the country today. This powerful experience brings parishioners together to refuel their spirits, strengthen their faith and build a sense of community within the parish. It is held over a 26-hour period and includes several themed talks, small-group sharing, quiet reflection time, prayer and the sacraments of Eucharist and reconciliation.
Who will be there?
A core team of lay men and women prepare, host and lead the retreats. Some give talks on selected themes or lead group discussions. Others plan liturgy and music, arrange meals and accommodations. All team members are dedicated to ensuring an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. Participants include men and women of all ages (21+) who belong to St. Matthew Catholic Church. Moms, dads, singles, seniors, young adults … all are welcome to rest, renew and rejoice during this overnight experience.
Women’s CRHP – will be held in October 2018
Men’s CRHP – will be held in November 2018
Watch the bulletin in early fall 2018 for registration information.