Christ Renews His Parish or CRHP (pronounced "Chirp"), is a spiritual renewal experience which brings adult parishioners together in small groups in order to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. Since its beginning in 1969 in Parma, Ohio, Christ Renews His Parish has proven to be an effective instrument for spiritual growth in hundreds of parishes across the country. Good Shepherd Parish has just started sponsoring weekends. Teams (Men & Women) are currently in formation.

WHAT HAPPENS ON A CRHP WEEKEND?
The substance of the weekend is the presentation of a number of talks in which individuals share their faith stories with the  participates. Group discussion and response are invited following each presentation. Opportunities for Scripture sharing, Reconciliation, and Eucharist are provided throughout the weekend.

WHEN AND WHERE DO THESE WEEKENDS TAKE PLACE?
Good Shepherd Parish currently hosts two weekends a year - one for men and one for women. The next weekends will be held in March 2010.
Women's Weekend - March 10-11, 2012
Men's Weekend - March 17-18, 2012

They take place right here at the parish.
If you would like an invitation or more information, call the Parish Office at 636-789-3356

WHO CONDUCTS THE WEEKEND?
The renewal team is comprised of a Spiritual Director and Lay Director and other parishioners.

HOW LONG IS THE WEEKEND?
The weekend begins at about 8:30 A.M. Saturday and concludes by 4:30 P.M. on Sunday.

WHO MAY ATTEND?
Any adult, 18 or older and out of high school, Catholic or non-Catholic, living within the boundaries or registered at Good Shepherd is eligible to attend a CRHP weekend.

DO I NEED A PERSONAL INVITATION?
No. If you are interested, we invite you to call Linda Martin at 636-797-2109 (Women) or Deacon Ken Henning at 636-464-0939 (Men).

WHERE WILL I SLEEP?
Sleeping accommodations are in the classrooms in Good Shepherd School. Air beds are provided and you are asked to bring your pillow, blankets, or a sleeping bag.

WHAT ABOUT MEALS?
Meals and snacks are provided by members of Good Shepherd parish. If you have a special diet, please let us know when you register so we will be able to provide for your needs.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Casual and comfortable clothing is appropriate for both Saturday and Sunday.

WHAT HAS CRHP DONE FOR GOOD SHEPHERD PARISHIONERS?
You will hear folks say:
"Very relaxing!"
"The food is fantastic!"
"I grew spiritually and emotionally on the weekend."
"It's the greatest gift I've ever given myself!"
"In retrospect, attending CRHP was one of the best decisions I've made!"
"A wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone!"
"It's a great way to meet people!"
"Its has given me a real love for my family!"
"It helps you become part of the one body of Christ!"
"As a young adult, CRHP gave me my first true feeling of what it is to be an adult in the Catholic church!"
"CRHP helped me to renew and strengthen my faith and love in Jesus Christ!"
"CRHP renewed my spirit and rekindled the faith that was long lost in me!"

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