Christ Renews His Parish
Women's Weekend # 2 – (Jan 25th and 26th 2014)
Men's Weekend #2 – (Feb 8th and 9th 2014)
What is Christ Renews His Parish?
Christ Renews His Parish (pronounced “Chirp") is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. CRHP is a process designed to bring members of our parish together through the Holy Spirit.
As a participant, you will be so inspired, renewed and uplifted, that you will want to share your faith with others! It is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to form meaningful and lasting friendships.
As a parish, we will be praying for you before, during and after the weekend to say Yes to CRHP and Yes to God!
Who can attend a CRHP?
The program is designed to strengthen St. Ferdinand Parish, so everyone 19 years of age and older are welcome to attend!
What happens during the weekend?
Come prepared to get pampered, have fun and renew your heart! You and your needs will always be respected and all experiences shared on the weekend are confidential. After you sign up you will receive information about the weekend. You are welcome to contact any former CRHP participants if you have any questions about the weekend.
What time does CRHP begin?
The weekend will be held at St. Ferdinand Spiritual Life Center. The weekend begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday afternoon.
Where do I sleep and what should I bring?
Bring pillows, sheets and blankets. Bring personal items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) with you, but we will have extras in case you forget. If you do not have an air mattress, one will be provided for you.
What about meals?
You will be served wonderful meals prepared by members of the parish community.
There will be many breaks throughout the weekend with snacks and drinks provided.
If you have special diet requirements please let us know when you register and every attempt will be made to accommodate your needs.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for attending the weekend! It is St. Ferdinand’s gift to YOU!
Who do I contact?
There will be a signup sheet in the back of the church and you are welcome to call the parish office at 812-367-1212 to find out when and where to register. For more information, please feel free to contact anyone who has been on a previous CRHP Team.
How do I decide if CRHP is right for me?
Open your heart to the Holy Spirit and ask God what He wants for you! As previous weekend attendees and team members, we can assure you that you will be inspired by the Holy Spirit in ways you never thought possible!
Pray about it – we will be praying that you say Yes to CRHP and Yes to God!
Testimonials from St. Ferdinand “Christ Renews His Parish” Participants
“My CRHP experience was the best I could have ever done for myself. Spiritually, I felt like I was starving of God's Love; when I did the weekend, I felt more intact with my spiritual side than I had ever felt. It gave me a renewed spiritual sense and the way I look at the mass and life in general. With our busy lives nowadays the weekend helped me see you need the spiritual refreshment to help you get through it all.”
“It has changed my life in so many ways. I no longer have to worry; I give my needs to God and trust that He will do what is best.”
“CRHP is an awesome way to get to know your fellow parishioners and grow in your faith. It pushed me to be more responsible for my faith life. I have been blessed by the relationships in Christ I have made as a result of the experience.”
“My weekend with CRHP was wonderful. I don't think I ever felt so close to God. It helped me realize everyone has struggles in life and prayer helps us through them.”
“I feel the CRHP weekend was very uplifting and spiritual and wish all could have this experience.”
“Was definitely a spiritually rewarding and emotionally uplifting experience for me! Also forms a bond amongst the CHRP team that is unexplainable- like a sisterhood!”
“I feel so much stronger in my faith and closer to God because of the Christ Renews His Parish Weekend. It was truly a life changing experience for me.”
“CRHP made me feel closer to 40 women (and their families) in the parish. Ferdinand is a very close knit community, and moving into it is not easy. And with St. Ferdinand being such a large parish, it is easy to attend mass and feel that no one notices you. But after attending my CRHP weekend, I felt to be truly part of the parish family, and I couldn’t wait to put on our weekend and get to know 20 more people within the parish.”
“It’s a life-changing 2 days! My relationship with Christ (and my relationship with every person I know and don’t know) has grown and changed for the better. He gave me more out of those two days than I ever could have dreamed of!”
“I feel in my heart that Christ Renews His Parish was a blessing sent from God. God uses all of us to spread the "Good News" to find love and forgiveness such as Jesus spoke of in the New Testament. I now understand what Christ wants from each of us....to show love and kindness in our thoughts and actions. When our burdens are heavy, we can let Christ ease the misery and pain and trust in our God. My faith is truly strengthened because of CRHP.”