Some frequently asked questions about Christ Renews His Parish:
What is Christ Renews His Parish?
Christ Renews His Parish is a renewal process that has existed since 1969 and is recommended by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. It provides renewal and growth in one’s spiritual life through faith sharing.
What happens on the weekend?
The substance of the weekend is the presentation of a number of personal stories in which team members share their faith . There are some group activities, Scripture sharing and discussions on what the Christian life is all about. You can expect an opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere, to respond to Christ’s call to a closer relationship with Him.
Who are the team members?
The team members are a group of parishioners from previous renewal weekends who felt the call to continue with the spiritual formation process and share the joy they felt by passing it on to you.
How long is the weekend?
You should plan to arrive on Saturday morning about 7:30 AM. The weekend should end by 4:30 PM on Sunday.
Where do people sleep?
To detach you from the outside world, sleeping accommodations are right here on our grounds. Cots are provided although some people also bring sleeping bags or air mattresses.
I’d liketo attend but have a special health problem.
Please note any health needs on the registration and we will accommodate you.
What about meals?
Hot meals and snacks are provided. Special diet foods can be arranged.
What shoud I wear?
Casual and comfortable clothes are appropriate. Your Sunday best is not needed nor expected.
What about Mass and Confession?
There will be a reconciliation service, which will conclude with an opportunity to seek reconciliation for those who would like to go. There will be two Eucharistic celebrations during the weekend. This meets your Sunday obligation.
Do I need a personal invitation?
No, your desire to deepen your relationship with the Lord is all that is required.
Who may attend?
Any registered member of the parish community, 21 years of age or older.
What is the cost?
The people who came before you paid for your weekend. There is no charge for the weekend. It is our gift to you. Hopefully, you will depart with a deeper friendship with Jesus in you life. A donation to cover expenses is up to you and can be sent in at any time.
Please consider spending this special time with Jesus! Everything will be provided. All we need is YOU!