Christ Renews His Parish

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP, often pronounced Chirp) is a parish based retreat program. CRHP is a renewal process that is recommended by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Christ Renews His Parish first began at Holy Family parish in Parma, Ohio in 1969 as a weekend of renewal. CRHP has now been implemented in not only the United States but several other countries as well. Over 500,000 people have participated in a Christ Renews His Parish retreat weekend.

The weekend is about 30 hours long, generally running from 8 o’clock on Saturday morning until about 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. During the CRHP weekend participants stay somewhere on parish property. Sometimes this might be at the parish center or, like at my parish, the classrooms of the parish school. By staying on parish grounds participants increase their bond of faith as a parish community.

CRHP weekends are gender specific and most parishes offering Christ Renews His Parish hold 4 renewal weekends per year – 2 for women and 2 for men.

Team members are lay people from the parish who have previously experienced a renewal weekend and who have felt called to continue with the spiritual formation process.

Here is a quote from past participant regarding the promotion videos listed below.

"They helped me to reflect back on both my experience as a participant and a team member and also reminded me of the many blessings I have continued to receive from Christ's presence in my life and my CRHP sisters. Time to send many prayers for the team in formation and those who may feel called to the weekend to say "Yes!" Enjoy!"

http://www.archindy.org/evangelization/crhp-video.html length is 13:52

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLSXK7bC5u8 length is 9:21

For more info contact the parish office at 985-2275