Women: January 14-15, 2017 - Contact: Jessenia Rodriguez email@example.com
Men: February 18-19, 2017 - Contact: Patrick Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Christ Renews His Parish?
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP, pronounced "Chirp") is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in their faith community. It is an excellent opportunity for Catholics to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of their faith.
CRHP is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. Just as all of our other commitments need renewal, so does our commitment to Christ if we're to be faithful followers. CRHP is an effective spiritual renewal that calls together members of the parish to experience personal conversion and Christian community within the environment of Our Lady of the Rosary.
The uniqueness of CRHP is in its continuation. Participants are usually so inspired, so renewed, so uplifted, that they're anxious to share their faith experience with others from their parish. Retreatants have the opportunity to begin planning the next renewal weekend soon after they complete their own, if they desire. They become the "new team." During this formation time, even greater spiritual growth occurs. The transition between attending a weekend and leading a weekend takes place over a 4 to 6 month formation period.
During the weekend you will listen to a number of individuals who have volunteered to give a personal witness to the power of Jesus Christ in their lives. Group discussions, usually made up of 4-5 people, and responses, follow each presentation. Most in-depth discussions take place amongst your own table. You'll be free to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable.
There will be readings of scripture, time for prayer, and time set aside for personal reflection. You and your needs will always be respected. The sharing dialogue is stimulated in a very liturgical, scriptural, and prayerful atmosphere.
Sacraments are an integral part of the weekend. There will be an opportunity to go to confession and the weekend will conclude with a private Mass. All experiences shared on the weekend are confidential, unless otherwise expressed by the participants.
Christ Renews His Parish is for anyone seeking spiritual renewal. You do not have to be a spiritual person to attend the retreat. In fact many people attend because they are not as spiritual as they would like. Many attend because they feel something is missing from their lives.
CRHP is an excellent opportunity for those who have stopped attending Mass, or who have lost interest in the church, to reconnect with the Parish Family. All participants will be welcomed and receive unconditional acceptance.
The Cursillo weekend is a journey of prayer, private meditation and discernment as you deepen your understanding and awareness that through Jesus Christ to the Father under the guidance of the Holy Spirit all is possible. The three-day weekend begins a life long journey of effective leadership within the church through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Pastor approval needed to participate in the weekend experience.
After encountering Jesus Christ in such a special way on a Cursillo weekend, come and join others who strive to keep Christ AT the center of THEIR lives, through monthly Ultreya gatherings. Monthly Ultreya gathers are held the second Saturday of the month after the 9:00 am Mass. All are welcome to these monthly gatherings.
Contact Susan Maffeo, 813-996-0940
Cursillistas, those who have made a Cursillo weekend, are encouraged to meet Tuesday mornings after the 8:00 am Mass for prayer and renewal.