Christ Renews His Parish is a personal and parish spiritual renewal process that energizes the spiritual lives of individuals and parishes in remarkable ways.
WHAT IS CRHP?
Christ Renews His Parish 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 faith and gain an appreciation for the blessings and opportunities that exist within our Traverse City five parish community.
Just as all of our other commitments need renewal, so does our commitment to Christ if we are to be faithful followers.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Individuals participate in a Renewal Weekend. After the Weekend, they are encouraged to continue their faith journey by becoming more engaged in other parish organizations and ministries.
Participants also have the opportunity to join a future team to host a Renewal Weekend, and in the process experience unparalleled personal faith formation.
Since 1969, CRHP has impacted over 1,400 parishes throughout the United States. Today, CRHP is the primary program for both personal and parish spiritual renewal in over 100 Catholic dioceses and 40 states across America.
In 2017, the Dynamic Catholic Institute, a non-profit dedicated to re-energizing the Catholic Church, absorbed CRHP. They indicate, "Christ Renews His Parish works! In fact, it might be the most effective way to trigger engagement among Catholics today."
BEYOND THE WEEKEND
The uniqueness of CRHP is in its continuation. After completing a Renewal Weekend , participants are encouraged to continue their faith journey by becoming more engaged in their parish ministries. Christ Renews His Parish is designed to support the other parish organizations and ministries and sends renewed people into these groups.
Participants also have the opportunity to join the next team to host a Renewal Weekend. This team not only prepares for the next Weekend, but is truly a time of deepening faith and fellowship.
Participants are often so inspired, so renewed, so uplifted, that they're anxious to share their faith experience with others from their parish, though not everyone who joins team gives a witness talk. By joining team, they begin planning the next Renewal Weekend. During this formation time, even greater spiritual growth occurs.
While many people who experience the process experience it at different levels of intensity, most would say it is an authentic encounter with God. Attendees have described it as experiencing God in a more intimate, personal manner. From those with little faith, to those who have been ordained for many years, all leave with a new and renewed experience with the Holy Spirit.