We can become distant
from people and places in many ways. Sometimes it is a conscious decision on our part. Other times it just happens. What if you had an opportunity for that to change?
You are cordially invited to attend Christ Renews His Parish Weekend at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. Please prayerfully consider His call and join those who have listened and responded with their own reservations.
is a two-day renewal weekend unlike any you may have attended. Parishioners share with one another ways they have found meaning, hope, peace, and love in their lives through Christ. The experience is personal, inspirational, and fulfilling. Many participants feel the weekend experience was among the most powerful and positive of their lives. This is the perfect way to establish a stronger bond with Christ and fellow parishioners. The atmosphere is casual, comfortable, and a leads to friendships that last a lifetime. Many parishioners have previously attended, and are happy to share their experience.
What Christ Renews His Parish is NOT:
It is not a silent retreat
- It is not a parish organization
- It is not public confession
- It is not an emotional cult
- It is not a pre-selected group
“CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH?”
Christ Renews His Parish
- It is not a parish clique
(CRHP) is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. Our daily commitments, especially our commitment to Christ, need continued renewal if we are to be faithful. CRHP is an effective spiritual process, which calls together the members of the parish–priests, deacons, religious and laity–in order to experience personal conversion and Christian community in the environment of our own parish.
Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.
WHO MAY ATTEND?
CRHP is for anyone who seeks spiritual renewal, desires to build up the Body of Christ, or gain a deeper sense of purpose within the parish community. Praying for guidance is important. If you feel that Christ, through the Holy Spirit is calling you, answer Him!
The weekend is open to all parishioners in Our Lady Queen of Peace who are at least twenty-one years of age and have not attended a previous weekend.
Do not conform yourself to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God–His good, pleasing and perfect will.
WHO FACILITATES THE WEEKEND?
The renewal weekend is given for parishioners and by parishioners. A team that has previously attended a renewal weekend, with a Spiritual Director, work together in prayer and love to provide you with this two-day, one overnight, live-in experience in our parish facilities. Accept an invitation and see firsthand those fellow parishioners who are there with you and for you.
WHAT HAPPENS ON A WEEKEND?
Come prepared to have fun and renew your heart. The process is centered around reflections by team members with emphasis on small group discussions and activities. Topics covered include the Father’s loving care for us, Scripture, Eucharist, and what Christian life is all about.
You will be free to share as much or as little as you are comfortable with. You and your needs will always be respected. The sharing dialogue is stimulated in a very liturgical, scriptural and prayerful atmosphere.
Sacraments are part of the weekend. Mass is celebrated both Saturday and Sunday in the Church. On Saturday evening, Reconciliation is offered with our parish priest or visiting priests.
We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will, with the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases Him.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE
THE WEEKENDS HELD?
The weekends will be held in our parish facilities from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. There will be one men’s weekend and one women’s weekend held each spring and fall.
Sleeping accommodations are provided, and meals will be prepared by parish volunteers. The entire weekend is informal. Casual and comfortable clothing is the appropriate attire. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.
WHERE CAN I GET
For more information please contact the office
What About The Cost?
There is NO cost to the participants.
Volunteer help is welcome.
Donations are accepted and are private and anonymous.