Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Retreat

“Christ Renews His Parish” offers an opportunity to say "yes" to a closer and deeper relationship with God. Through this Christ Renews His Parish process of renewal, you will experience “church”, experience “being church” and finally, experience “being church for others”

We encourage the adult men and women of St. Ann Parish who are seeking to grow more deeply in their relationship with Christ to consider this special weekend of spiritual renewal. Come to enjoy fellowship, explore scripture and how it relates to our lives, and to forge lasting and meaningful relationships. With renewed grace, we hope to impact our families and communities in a meaningful way. This is how Christ Renews His Parish.

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a process designed to bring members of the parish closer together with Christ. It is an avenue for spiritual growth and friendship.

Men’s and women’s renewal weekends, given for parishioners by parishioners, take place each spring and fall. A team that has previously attended a CRHP weekend works together in prayer and love to provide a two day, one night (30 hours overall) renewal experience in the parish facilities. Attendees are invited to continue in a formation process that provides for deepened spiritual growth and fellowship.

The weekends are also available in Spanish.


+ What is a Christ Renews His Parish Weekend?

  • It is a time to relax, pray, and think about our priorities.
  • It is a time to get to know others in the parish and grow as a community.

  • It is an opportunity to examine, rediscover, and intensify your personal relationship with Christ.

  • It is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real life issues.

+ When and where are the Christ Renews His Parish Weekends?

There are retreats offered each year for the women and men of St Ann Parish in both English and Spanish. The weekends are offered in the late fall and early spring. The weekend is held at St. Ann and starts on Saturday morning and continues through to Sunday afternoon.

+ What happens during the weekend?

The format involves short talks given by the Christ Renews His Parish team. These talks reflect themes of the CRHP program, such as Renewal, Spirituality, and Christian Awareness. As part of a small group, you will reflect upon the talks and how they may be relevant to your life and your spiritual growth.

There is time set aside for quiet reflection and you will also have the opportunity to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation.While spending time with your fellow parishioners you will have the chance to get to know one another and are sure to share some laughs too!

+ About Christ Renews His Parish

Christ Renews His Parish is a copyrighted parish renewal process that has existed since 1969 and is recommended by the renewal office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It has been used as the primary instrument of personal and parish renewal in over 1,000 parishes in 32 states and 84 Catholic dioceses. Over the last 40 years, thousands of women and men have done exactly that by participating in a Christ Renews His Parish renewal weekend. Most parishioners experience a renewed realization of God's grace working in their lives and the Spirit then empowers them to strive to achieve God’s will in all facets of their lives.

We hope Christ Renews His Parish continues to be an instrument of celebration for our Catholic faith, prayer, liturgy, fellowship and renewal.

+ Description of a Christ Renews His Parish Weekend

This is a two-day program unlike any you have previously attended. Parishioners share with one another the ways they have found meaning, hope, peace and love in their lives. The experience is personal, inspirational, and fulfilling. Many participants feel that this experience is among the most powerful and positive of their lives.

This is a wonderful way to establish a stronger bond with God and your fellow parishioners. The atmosphere is casual and you will begin friendships that can last a lifetime. Many of your fellow parishioners, who have previously attended, will be happy to share their experience.

The "Christ Renews His Parish" Weekend is a break from our busy schedule of personal, business and family obligations so that we can refresh ourselves spiritually.

The weekend renewal is open to all parishioners who are at least 18 years of age. You begin your weekend at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and is concluded by 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The weekend is a free gift from the parish. As Christ was a servant to his apostles, you too, will be a recipient of service and love from those who have gone before you.

Your hosts are parishioners who attended the renewal weekend prior to yours. You will be invited to join other men/women to prepare and present the next renewal weekend. This is not a requirement, and you will have time to discern if the weekend experience was powerful enough for you to want to continue on. Those who accept this invitation will be guided in the team formation process and are ultimately able to experience the joy of giving the weekend to the next group of parishioners.

Each weekend is unique and as special as the parishioners attending.

Consider joining us for a weekend and experience the power of Christ Renews His Parish!

For information about signing up for CRHP please complete the Form on the Previous Web page