What is Christ Renews His Parish/Welcome?
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP, pronounced “Chirp”)/Welcome is a Spiritual Renewal Weekend
designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to bring members of
a parish together in Christ. CRHP/Welcome is an excellent opportunity for Catholics to renew their
understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of their faith.
The Weekend Retreat for Mary, Queen of All Saints Parish Family
During the weekend you will listen to parishioners who have volunteered to give a personal witness to the
power of Jesus Christ in their lives. Group discussions and responses follow each presentation. 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.
Sacraments are an integral part of the weekend. There will be an opportunity to go to confession and the
weekend will include a private Mass. All experiences shared on the weekend are confidential, unless
otherwise expressed by the participants.
One weekend for men (3rd weekend in February) and one weekend for women (3rd weekend in
September) will take place each year.
CRHP/Welcome is open to all adult parishioners of Mary, Queen of All Saints Parish Family.
The weekend begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday afternoon. The weekend sessions are
conducted at St. Simon's Campus, in Plagge Hall and Main Church.
The CRHP/Welcome weekend is conducted by a team made up of parishioners who have
attended previous weekends and gone through a year of formation following the retreat.
The renewal weekend is a gift from the presenting team and the parish. There is no cost to you.
All meals are generously provided by parish volunteers. There will be regular breaks with coffee, soft
drinks, and snacks. We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs.
Sleeping accommodations are in the Plagge Hall meeting rooms and classrooms. Cots are provided. You
are asked to bring your own sleeping bag or sheets and pillow, along with your own towel, soap, and
other toiletries that you might need. We will extend every effort to ensure your comfort.
*Though we recommend spending the night for the full retreat experience, you may commute to
and from each day of the retreat if you prefer to sleep at home.
What happens after the CRHP/Welcome Weekend?
The uniqueness of CRHP/Welcome is in its continuation. Participants are usually so inspired, so renewed,
so uplifted, that they are anxious to share their faith experience with others from their parish. Participants
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 12-month
formation period. *Typically 1-2 meetings per month.
For More Information
Call Susan Meyer at 513-706-9950 or Deacon Mark Machuga at 513-922-4460 Ext. 8895 to find out more
or to sign up for a renewal weekend.