What is “Christ Renews His Parish?”
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a parish renewal process that has existed since 1969 and been recommended by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pax Christi first hosted CRHP in 2008. CRHP is an experience designed to give both the individual and the parish community an opportunity for renewal and growth in spiritual life. 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 other at Pax Christi and grow as a community.
- It is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real life issues.
- It is an opportunity to say “yes” to a closer and deeper relationship with God.
What happens on the weekend?
The weekend enables you to hear and learn about God through the lives of other Parishioners. It provides an atmosphere for individual spiritual grown through prayer and personal reflection. You can share conversations and thoughts (as much or as little as you desire) with others in the parish who also encounter many of the same demands of everyday life in family, society, and at work. Mass is celebrated on Sunday as part of the retreat.
How does the process work?
The renewal weekend is given for parishioners by parishioners and a parish priest. 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.