Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) 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 24-hour period and includes several themed talks, small-group sharing, quiet reflection time, prayer and the sacraments of Eucharist and reconciliation.


CRHP runs from Friday evening to Saturday evening in the peaceful setting of the Waxhaw campus of St. Matthew Church located at 4116 Waxhaw Marvin Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173.  Comfortable sleeping arrangements*, healthy meals, and plenty of refreshments are provided to make you feel welcome. Upon arrival and check-in, unwind from the week with a welcome reception.  Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, mingle with other participants, and settle in for an inspirational time. 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. Our program ends Saturday evening with a closing mass and reception.


*Accommodations can be made for participants who choose not to sleep over.  Please contact us with questions or concerns.