Connecting, renewing and evangelizing
parishioners through the love of Jesus Christ
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is an ongoing renewal program serving the women of St. Austin Catholic Parish. Renewal weekends are given at St. Austin once a year in the spring. These overnight weekends are held in Newman Hall and include group activities and interaction, scripture, prayer and reflection on nine renewal themes. (Men’s CRHP is currently inactive.)
Christ Renews His Parish Renewal Weekends are given for parishioners, by parishioners!
The Renewal Weekends are FREE and are open to all adult parishioners.
Here's what your fellow parishioners say about CRHP...
“The Christ Renews His Parish renewal weekend was a real turning point in my spiritual life. It came at a time when I was truly ready to live my faith, and I know now I'm on the right path to Christ's love. The weekend was chock full of spiritual love, fun and sharing with so many new friends. You won't believe how fantastic this weekend is unless you try it - it's the most wonderful gift you can ever give to yourself - and to God. I hope to see you there!”
“I needed some time away from my harried life, and I thought the CRHP weekend would fill the bill. I was a little uncertain at first about spending an entire weekend with a lot of women I didn’t know. But what an uplifting and enlightening weekend it was for me! The Holy Spirit was present in full force with laughter and tears. It was a time to share stories and make friends; a time to renew oneself to God’s Holy Word, and to reflect on our relationships with our Lord Jesus. It was a life changing experience for me! I hope that everyone in our parish will find the time for this renewal experience. I highly recommend it!”
“I came to the CRHP weekend thinking I would be helping to encourage a stronger sense of community within our parish. I just love to be “Martha”. But in the midst of me doing my “Martha thing”, an amazing thing happened. These diverse groups of women have become community to me. They are teaching me how to be still; how to be truly present to one another and have brought me into the loving embrace of a community where there is no need for me to “do” anything.”
“If you have any interest in the CRHP weekend – sign up! You won’t regret it. When I signed up for the weekend, I didn’t know what to expect and wasn’t sure how or why I was going to attend. My faith was lagging and my life was already too busy. I am so glad I carved out that one weekend for spiritual renewal! It changed my life. I can feel God’s love in my life every day, and now have so many true friends at St. Austin’s – real women who are approachable,sincere, honest, and supportive”